by Hajni

posted on March 28, 2018.

The shortest answer is yes! According to John Swallow,  professional coach and Head of Learning and Development at Specsavers The Hero does work very well in team building events. 💜

Here is his story about how he used the Hero with his distributed Nordic team:

“My Learning and Development Team consists of 35 people spread across six Northern European countries. As you can probably guess, coaching is a daily occurrence in many of their roles. This may take the form of coaching store team members to increase service performance, virtual coaching drop-ins using SKYPE, Line Manager coaching conversations or ad-hoc coaching with each other with particular issues that they may be facing. In short, we are developing a coaching culture within the team to enable everyone to support each other as well as our store teams.

I have arranged a number of external and internal training sessions for team members and a few of us have pursued certification independently. Training people to be able to coaching great questions, patience and guidance towards achieving results is often on the agenda.

I am always on the look our for innovative ways to bring the subject of coaching to the table. A chance look at an advertisement for a business networking event based around the use of the Hero cards coaching game raised my interest and so I went along to see what it was all about.

It was a great evening, during which we all had the opportunity to work in small groups and provide support to others by asking questions and using specific support to help others plan to achieve their chosen goal and also received the same support ourselves from the group. It was a great way to get to know a few people and especially to break the ice.

Therefore, shortly afterwards, I decided to use the Hero cards at a Team event in Finland and buy all of the team a set of cards to use themselves. It was a great ice breaker to start the day and worked really well to get everyone talking. In fact the only issue was to bring the session to a close as they could have spend much longer on the game.


So, thank you Hajni for the great idea and I can recommend Hero cards to anyone for an ice breaker or team event. They will also work well to get people to know each other and talking in many different circles. Of course, you can also support someone to achieve something they want in their life, especially if you support them on a continuing journey as their coach.”

If you want to know more how you could use The Hero in your team building event contact me at hajni (at) nurtup.com and let’s talk.

PS: We also offer tailored team building workshops for busy but caring leaders who want their team to succeed. 💜

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