• IKIGAI card game English version

IKIGAI:  the Japanese happiness of always being active.

Find your unique IKIGAI. Your purpose.

Or help your clients find their answer to the question: what do you get up for in the morning?

IKIGAI Cardgame helps you to find real answers about what to do with the rest of your life.

This cardgame is a unique tool. It helps you to ask the right questions at the right time. It brings a logical structure to your sessions. IKIGAI Cardgame forces you to make a balanced choice. Taking into account preferences, talents, skills and the realities of todays market situation. With it's impact of disruption, digitization and sustainability.

IKIGAI Cardgame is designed from the ground up to challenge and to structure your thinking. The result is that you get new ideas. And that you are forced to make balanced choices.

IKIGAI in Japan means a reason for being. IKI refers to life. And GAI refers to what someone expects and hopes for in life. It's probably not a coincidence that on the subtropical island of Okinawa, everybody knows their IKIGAI. What they get up for in the morning. It's not uncommon that people in their nineties have small shops and sell local produce on the market.

This small island between Japan and Taiwan is the place where people get most vitally old in the entire world.

Marshall Goldsmith and Paul Donkers discuss the idea behind IKIGAI card game. And it's application.

How to play IKIGAI Cardgame?

  • you can play IKIGAI with two persons
  • you can play IKIGAI in a small group of up to five people
  • you can even play IKIGAI on your own.

Who is using IKIGAI?

  • IKIGAI Cardgame is used by coaches and consultants from all over the world
  • it's used by HR professionals and line managers with HR tasks
  • it's used by people who want to work on their career choices
  • if you select questions from the card deck, you can use IKIGAI for team building and for students.
  • it is used by professors at schools and universities such as MIT, UCLA and TWA.

IKIGAI Cardgame is structured in three parts. Each section contains a series of very challenging and sometimes provocative questions.

Part 1: You love it

Part 2: You're good at it

Part 3: Reality check 

The questions in the card deck are based on our own experiences. We have more then 25 years of personal experience in coaching and we know the importance of asking the right questions at the right time.

We know from our own practice that asking the right questions can make all the difference in the world. We have assisted thousands or people from all continents and assisted them finding thèir purpose; their IKIGAI. In other words, we use IKIGAI all the time ourselves!

Follow IKIGAI Cardgame on twitter via: @ikigaicardgame

The game comes in a box that normally fits in your mailbox. Depending on where you are. We ship worldwide.

Paul Donkers playing Ikigai card game with Dr. Marshall Goldsmith in New York

Ikigai card game was recently featured on national Japanese news station NHK: Goodmorning Japan

8 minute tutorial on how to use IKIGAI Cardgame in a one-on-one session.

3 minute explanation what IKIGAI looks like and how we work with it.

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If you decide to purchase IKIGAI Cardgame, you will get free worksheets to use with this tool.

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IKIGAI Cardgame in action in Tokyo, Japan

IKIGAI Cardgame in action in Tokyo, Japan

IKIGAI card game in action in Japan, summer 2018

IKIGAI tool on the road on a Dutch train

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IKIGAI card game English version

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