The blind side

Team SizeAll

Delivery MethodAll

Time Limit16-30mins, 31-60mins

Team TypeAll

Get creative and build trust by going blind with this partnering activity designed to improve coaching skills.

Working in pairs, individuals take turns coaching their partner to reach an objective, focusing on positive directional language and feedback in order to enhance their leadership capabilities.

A$2 from every purchase goes to an impactful charity of your choice through i=Change.

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Ideal for:

  • Leadership meetings or team development days
  • Organizations looking to embed prior training and improve their leadership coaching capabilities
  • Teams who are prioritizing continuous improvement via feedback

What’s included

Facilitator guide

  • Preparation checklist
  • Activity instructions
  • Guidance for online and hybrid facilitation
  • FAQs
  • Advanced facilitator options
  • Introduction to coaching

Participant guide

  • Participant instructions
  • Positive directional language examples
  • Reflection questions

Participant activity sheet

  • Choice of images
  • Activity template


What level of leadership is this activity appropriate for?

Being able to coach others is a core leadership skill. We recommend this activity for all new leaders and those who want to hone their skills.

Is the activity only recommended for leadership teams?

Anyone who is regularly required to give feedback, motivate or direct others could benefit from this activity.

Do I need any special materials or equipment for this activity?

Participants require a way to draw. Consider a device such as a tablet or pens and paper or a whiteboard and markers. You could even get creative outdoors with chalk and pavement!

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