Using the CCS

Calamity and connection

Calamity, connection, growth
[And a free board game!]

By Leonie Cutts

Like many Australians, we spent the summer glued to our ‘Fires Near Me’ app — checking it 24/7 to see if we would make it through the heat with our house still standing. Now here we are, self-isolating and social distancing — terms that now roll off our tongue like we have been saying them our whole lives …

Introducing Deliberate Creative Thinking with CCS Cards

Introducing Deliberate Creative Thinking
with CCS Cards

By Bill Jarrard

Guest Blog by Bill Jarrard, co-founder Mindwerx International I have been using CCS cards since Craig and Leonie first introduced them, in all sorts of…

Healing Hearts

By Leonie Cutts

What do you do when you gather for a fun night with girlfriends and the high energy, effervescent, joy giver of the group, confesses she is not in a good place?

I am afraid of singing

I am afraid to sing in front of a group

By Craig Browne

What I am about to tell you I don’t normally share with people. Partly because I am embarrassed by it, and partly because I don’t really like talking about myself in this way. But, I recently had a significant breakthrough with something and I really want to talk about it…

Students from the emPOWERment project use CCS Cards

Empowering young people — with a little help from CCS Cards

By Craig Browne

I found Bethany, a quiet, slight sixth grade girl, waiting for me outside the classroom after the very first emPOWERment project class. She said, “You…

What Freddy Mercury learnt about collaboration

LeadingQueen: What Freddy learnt about collaboration

By Leonie Cutts

Have you seen the movie Bohemian Rhapsody? If you haven’t, you must — I believe it will touch your heart and soul and remind you…


Permission to connect

By Leonie Cutts

Maslow placed connection about 3 rungs above basic needs in the hierarchy of needs. We now know that connection is a basic need. It belongs…

Unpacked: CCS User Manual for expert use of image cards


By Leonie Cutts

Our attention spans have dropped at least 4 seconds, Netflix is a household name in Australia, and the iPhone has had at least 6 versions.…

Three Simple Steps to immediately experience the Happiness Advantage

By Leonie Cutts

‘The happiness advantage – because positive brains have a biological advantage over brains that are neutral or negative, this principle teaches us how to retrain…

The CCS Ideal Team and GROW

By Glen McKernan

Guest Blog by Glen McKernan, Director GM Growth Consulting I recently facilitated a session with a senior leadership team using the CCS Ideal Team process…

Creating Learning Environments To Inspire Innovative Thinking

By Janet Sernack

Guest Blog by Janet Sernack, Founder and CEO of ImagineNation As a seasoned corporate educator and coach, three factors currently stand out to me that…

Visual techniques that deepen coaching conversations: using the new CCS cards with ICF in the US

By Ellen Moran

Guest blog by Ellen Moran PhD For the past few years my passion has been to find ways to help teams collaborate for innovation in…

Prepare to get better

By Leonie Cutts

It may happen at the beginning of a new year. It may happen at a transition point, between projects, when teams are merged, or simply…

Achieving beyond the vision

Achieving Beyond The Vision: 6 Factors That Make The Difference

By Leonie Cutts

When things change – whether it’s a merging of two teams, new leadership, or the original purpose of your team has shifted – it’s probably…

Twoish, Threeish or Fourfoldish Thinking

By Craig Browne

So, the other day while surfing Google I see the word, anagogical. At first I thought it was a misspelling of analogical, but I clicked…

It's All About Your Career. Really.

By Leonie Cutts

If you have ever had your eyes tested, you might remember the eye chart. It’s a little black and white chart on the wall with…

Companies with Heart

By Leonie Cutts

How does your company respond when one of your sales people reaches their sales target in the first half of the month? What about if…

Making Sense Of Our World

By Leonie Cutts

We will probably never know what’s the point, but we can find meaning, and ourselves, through speaking and listening.  We are born into a world…

The Value Of You!

By Leonie Cutts

How do you see yourself? How do you think others see you? How often do you express your gratitude for the value someone brings to…

Connecting Hearts and Minds

By Leonie Cutts

Most organisations today focus on aligning their people with the company goals and  vision.  But how many organisations consider the employees personal goals and vision?

Expressing Your Leadership ID

By Leonie Cutts

What is your leadership ID? Your leadership identity is grounded in your definition of leadership.  But what if your definition was wrong?

Making Sense Of Your World

By Leonie Cutts

We all have our story.  We are writing it every day.  To create positive change in ourselves, or with the people we coach, it’s important…

The Great Communication Leveller

By Craig Browne

When you ask a question in a training program, you are bound to get a variety of answers that vary in quality.  They can range…

More Than Words

By Craig Browne

As a coach, trainer or facilitator, the more information you can have about your participants, the better.  You are able to connect more easily, use…