Visual Explorer Special Edition: Coloring Book

Why a coloring book?

This format encourages individuals to slow down, reflect, and actively interpret what they see in the lines and spaces that make up the rendering. The coloring book is a tool for mindfulness, relaxation, creativity, self-reflection, and mediated dialogue.

The images in this adult coloring book are a selection from the Visual Explorer™ SE (Special Edition) collection.

Purchase VE SE Coloring Book here.

Introduction and tutorial webinar and slides for VE SE Coloring Book are below:

Streaming recording link
Download recording link



Encourage the coaching client to select an image that connects with a current challenge either personally or professionally.

  • Write down questions you are asking of yourself or others about the challenge.
  • Mentally set aside the challenge and questions. Focus your attention on coloring your image.
  • Later, stand back from your work on the image. Connect the questions with what you now see in the image: What new insights come to you? What new questions might you now ask?

   As a reflective learning activity for a workshop

Select images to use in a learning activity in your course delivery.

Make enough copies of the images you want to work with for distribution to each attendee.

Prepare questions you would like attendees to reflect on – or ask attendees to construct their own questions.

Encourage the attendees to color the images.

Afterward, conduct a group debrief or walk attendees through a personal debrief on ideas and insights that emerged from the activity both about the process and the questions.


About Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth

Charles J. Palus & David Magellan Horth are Senior Fellows at the Center for Creative Leadership. Many thanks to Steadman Harrison III, CEO of GO, and Senior Associate for the Center for Creative Leadership.
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