In June 2016 a group of 10 women from New Hampshire and Maine used the Visual Explorer tool during the pilot of a new self-development experience called “The Hell Yeah Projects (HYP)” which helps people identify strengths, values and passions to create more meaning in their lives through projects that pointedly focus on the intersection of those three things.
The HYP methodology uses exercises , assessments, self-reflection, partner and group dialogue, and the CCL Visual Explorer tool to identify where and how people can infuse more positive “Hell Yeah!” (picture fist pump) moments into their lives.
The pilot participants used the CCL Visual Explorer tool to identify what HYP calls “passion points”, or those things you feel strongly about and are committed to serving or changing in the world or within yourself. The framing question was, “What thing (cause, audience, principle, ideal, etc.) do you feel passionate about?” Participants then had 10 minutes to select up to 3 cards and journal about their selections. Group discussion then surfaced around what they noticed about their selections, what surprised them, what was confirmed or validated, and what this meant for the focus of their future Hell Yeah Projects.
One participant noticed a theme of water in all her cards and realized that both nature and fluidity (represented by water) were important aspects to the life she wanted to create. For another, all her cards contained people that needed help, which to her validated her strength of caring and her passion for serving children.
We anticipate incorporating this tool into the full HYP offerings and will also use it in individual coaching . For questions about The Hell Yeah Projects or how we used Visual Explorer, contact Heidi Bellamente at mojicoach$gmail.com or Bridget Sprague at bridget$begoodbranding.com
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