Learning Objective: Participants practices three fundamental coaching skills: observing, listening and questioning.

When to use this game: Play this game to become improve interpersonal coaching and communication skills.

Time: 90 minutes


  1. First partcipants are formed into small groups.
  2. Each group brainstorms what they think is important about the three skills and share with the large group.
  3. Everyone picks a real world problem to work on.
  4. The each triad (group of three) takes turns with each role: client, coach and observer to practice the key coaching skills.
  5. After small groups feedback and large group discussion, the whole activity is repeated.

Target Audience: Coaches, Managers, Scrum Masters, Team Members

Game Credits: Michael Sahota and Portia Tung.

Game Details/Instructions: Please see full game post.