40 Ways to Use Visual Cards with Groups and Teams

Over the past seven years I have had the chance to bring visual cards into group and team events. From keynote presentations with police departments, to conference events with HR professionals, to team coaching in the legal profession, to webinars with business owners and workshops with teams. Visual cards engage people in a whole new way and spark new conversations often leading to new insights and action!

Since launching the Conversation Sparker(TM) deck in spring of 2014, the deck has made it's way across the globe to Iceland, Africa, Australia and across the Americas. These visual cards are being used by orchestras, hospitals, educators. Very quickly I started getting requests for more information on different and creative ways to use the cards.

I am pleased to announce my latest e-manual 40 Ways to Use Visual Cards with Teams and Groups. the manual includes detailed instructions on how to bring visual cards into your work with groups.

Each of the 40 activity descriptions includes:
  • Detailed instructions (one and two pages) - several with many options on how to lead it
  • A quote to spark conversation
  • Conversation sparking questions you may want to use to prompt deeper dialogue
  • Virtual Facilitation tips in case you are using it by phone or web
  • Five of the activities have an associated worksheet which you can use "as is" and duplicate for your groups.

Take a look at the 40 activities and what areas you can use them with. Download the contents overview pages here.


From openers, to closers, to strategic planning activities, team building activities and brainstorming approaches, the 40 Ways to Use Visual Cards e-manual will give you dozens more ways to keep your work fresh! I've spoken about the power of using visual decks to thousands of coaches, facilitators and trainers in the last decade.

Whether you are using the Conversation Sparker Deck or are using one of the many other excellent resources - the JICT Deck, Visual Explorer, or the Coaching Game, you'll have many more ways to engage your groups and teams.

The e-manual is 85 pages, and will be delivered to you by email, personally by me!

Introductory pricing is $40 US (that's only $1 per activity!). You can purchase and download immediately at our Potentials Realized site here. Click on over to the Potentials Realized Store
Other resources you may be interested in:

My books:

Effective Group Coaching (Wiley, 2009)
From One to Many Best Practices for Team and Group Coaching (Jossey-Bass, 2013)

ICF CCE approved training

Group Coaching Essentials teleseminar (8.75 CCEs)
Advanced Group Coaching Practicum (10 CCeS)
The Group and Team Coaching Intensive (19 CCEs - in person Toronto - April 2-3, 2016)

On-Demand Video based courses

Coaching Business Builder (2 hours)
Tips for Your Team and Group Coaching (4 plus hrs)
Marketing Tips for your Team and Group Programs
The Inner Biz Leader(TM) Virtual Business Planning Retreat

Some individual coaching work with me:
Download the 2016 Coaching Packages for Coaches and those working on Group and Team Program Issues

Want to join me in a group setting?
Join me on Fridays at the Learning Lab and Design Studio, a small group experience for all things group and teams. Your membership in the Learning Lab and Design Studio  includes 2 hours of group calls each month, 1 hour Facilitation Lab call each month, access to a library of free resources to support you in your work, and an individual coaching session each month plus a monthly facilitation lab call where you get to experience different tools and techniques) $1250/6 months, $2500/year OR $250/month

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Individual Coaching Hours taken in one, two or five hour blocks: $350/hr

Questions? Contact Jennifer by email or by phone at (416)996-8326