Lumination® Coaching Tool

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“The creation of something new is not accomplished by the intellect but by the play instinct.”
— Carl Jung

If you’d like to explore how Lumination® could work for you please contact me

Lumination® makes coaching accessible to everyone

If there was a low-cost way that you could provide coaching to everyone in your organisation – what difference would that make?

Coaching brings out the best in people. It provides the opportunity for new thinking, motivation, and action. The sense of ownership it creates can lead to innovation, transformation, and lasting change.

Lumination® has been created to bring coaching to all levels within an organisation.


Our clients have found that using Lumination®

  • Is a low cost way to provide coaching to frontline and operational teams
  • is a good entry point to challenging conversations
  • enables people to think more clearly and generate ideas and solutions
  • is useful for problem solving for both teams and individuals
  • facilitates conversations and gets people unstuck
  • helps team leaders and managers to engage their teams and build trust
  • is often used as part of their leadership development programmes
  • collectively helps them to problem solve on projects and day to day issues
  • Is an effective tool for team building and team leader coaching
  • and can be used as part of an internal coach training programme

What is Lumination®?

 Lumination® is highly interactive coaching and development tool. Designed as a board game, it may be played with between 2 – 6 players and can be facilitated or used as a standalone game. It may also be used as a tool for one to one coaching.

 Lumination® provides a simple and cost-effective way for organisations to expand their coach offering. It can also be used by coach trainers and individual coaches to enhance and enrich coaching conversations.

How Lumination® works

Each player begins Lumination®  by identifying a current challenge or question. Players then throw the dice and move around the board where they ‘meet’ characters who pose powerful coaching questions to them.


 Lumination® generates interaction between players, where insights and actions are shared throughout the game.


Unlike most games, Lumination® is not about winning or losing. Each player addresses their own question as part of a shared learning experience.

 Lumination® really helps people get to the heart of the issue.  It speaks to people’s real concerns and we have found that people talk about what’s really on their mind as long as there is a safe space to do that.

This is what Lumination® can bring to your organisation.

Who is it for?

 Lumination® is for Team Leaders, Coaches, forward-thinking organisations, project teams and managers who want to gain insight on an issue or to seek new solutions to challenges and problems.

It’s great for team-building, leadership development and supports organisations with developing a coaching culture.

It’s possible to try out Lumination® at regular taster sessions held every quarter in London. Please contact me if you would like us to deliver one to your offices.

Here’s a clip of how Lumination works with groups

We asked some of our coaches and clients what they thought about Lumination®

“ Lumination® was just what was needed to introduce the team to coaching in a fun, yet incredibly valuable way.”

“An excellent session – enjoyable and insightful. Both personally but also in how we can use this with our Associates.”

“ Lumination® is really good fun! It supports people to have fantastic coaching conversations and is a great way for players and teams to get to know each other better.”


Orders and sales

If you already know that Lumination® is the right tool for your organisation or you’d like to find out more about how to use Lumination®, please contact me.

Prices start from £225 for individuals, £450 for organisations, licenses available.

 Lumination® events

FREE TASTER SESSION: If you’d like to find out more why not come to one of our Lumination® taster sessions. Please contact me for details.

Free Articles

The Lumination® Story – The Listener March 2014 – Download free copy

Lumination® Tried & Tested – Coaching At Work Magazine, January/ February 2019, Vol 14 Issue 1 – Download free copy


You can see what people say about Lumination® here

“A powerful exploration into my current challenges – it gave me a clear way forward and a sound and lasting insight.”

“Thought-provoking and good fun.”

“Has given me new insights and (importantly) steps to move forward.”

Clients include:

British Transport Police, Bath & NE Somerset Council, Clinic for Boundaries Studies, Frontline, Herefordshire County Council, Mango Consultants, West Midlands Employers.

To find out more about Lumination® and how it could work for you contact me

Jo Channon, Talent Team, People and Culture, British Transport Police

“I would say for new coaches or those in training Lumination® is invaluable. Having used it last week with some people new to coaching doing Level 7, it was a great way for them to start asking powerful questions without having to worry about what questions they should ask. It’s like riding a bike, Lumination® is the equivalent to a pair of stabilisers!.”

Dorothy Larios, Executive Coach

“I found great depth and coaching knowledge had gone into the development of the Lumination® game. I was especially interested to see how useful this tool would be in Coach Supervision and I was very pleased to experience the richness of discovery for both myself and other group members. Lumination® would indeed be applicable to both coach training and coach supervision.”

MD, London

“A powerful enquiry into my current challenges – it gave me a clear way forward and a sound and lasting insight.”

Nick Cromwell, Director, Nick Cromwell Coaching

“Lumination® works on a deep level but it’s not complicated.”

Amanda Maclean, Director, The Development Partnership

“An excellent session – enjoyable and insightful. Both personally but also in how we can use this with our Associates.”

Owner, Jane Miller Coaching

“I’m really looking forward to using this with my clients. I’ve found it very powerful for my own thinking and decision making.”

Louise Beckett, Speak Out Coaching

“You are named and thanked often in the Isle of Man! The Lumination® Game is an amazing coaching tool and I’m very grateful every time I use it.”

Kish Modasia, Leadership Coach

“A fun game that can give you great clarity and a set of actions! You will be amazed at what you learn.”

Jean Crawford, Mango Consultant

“The group of high potential young managers who had just had an intro to experience and practise coaching basics loved Lumination®. Feedback included comments like how thought-provoking the questions were and how relevant to many things they were as well as the sheer pleasure of the game, being supported by and supporting others whilst playing. They even suggested that in the days’ event more time be allocated to it.”

Workshop participants

“An excellent resource!”
“Fun, illuminating, meaningful.”
“Thought-provoking and good fun.”
“Enjoyed the game, fun way of getting insight from peers.”
“Game was extremely useful, very open-minded and different.”
“Has given me new insights and (importantly) steps to move forward.”

Workshop facilitators

““Lumination® was just what was needed to introduce the team to coaching in a fun, yet incredibly valuable way.”
“Lumination® was extremely useful, very open-minded and different”
“Lumination® makes it easy for individuals to reflect, discuss and make a shift on any issue, the situation they are currently facing.”
“The safest space that I have worked in with a process that was gentle and an adventure, with huge clarity evolving”
“It’s a fantastic tool – I can see so many opportunities to put it to good and effective use.”
“Insightful, fun, brilliant!””

Brendan, Mediator

““I really enjoyed Hazel’s coaching; the “Lumination®” Board Game was a tremendous resource and great fun to play. In a crucial aspect of my deliberations, Hazel’s work with me produced a remarkably unexpected outcome which now advises how I go forward, so totally justifying the commitment to undertake the coaching which Hazel offers. “Lumination® ” is a Board Game built on a brilliant concept of movement and play which encourages constructive thoughtfulness and provides fulsomely, as advertised, ‘what it says on the tin. “”

Coach, London

“Lumination® is a fascinating and insightful board game that enables individuals and teams to engage with, and benefit from, the coaching process. A ‘must-have’ resource for coaches!”

Lumination® is the trading name of The Lumination Game Limited, Company No. 12187694 registered in England and Wales and whose registered office is at Omega Court, 364 – 366 Cemetery Road, Sheffield S11 8FT

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