Finding your Ikigai with the IKIGAI Card Game Workshop

Wed, 06 Nov 2019 13:30 - 17:30 JST


Tokyo-to, Shinagawa City, Oi, 1-chome−28−1


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Your own copy of the IKIGAI Card Game is included.


Finding your Ikigai with the IKIGAI Card Game

Half Day Workshop by Jennifer Shinkai and Stefan Nüsperling

What makes you leap out of bed in the morning? Or perhaps you hit snooze more times than you’d like to admit? It can be easy to get caught up in the day to day and not make time to invest in thinking about how to live a more meaningful life.
“Ikigai” is the Japanese concept for living a life of purpose and the concept has gained prominence globally over the past 5 years. Purpose is a key driver of employee engagement and individual wellbeing. In this half day session, you’ll begin the journey of discovering your Ikigai using the “IKIGAI Card Game”.
This unique coaching game helps to ask powerful questions to find the right direction for your life. The IKIGAI card game takes into account preferences, talents, skills and the realities of the market so you can make a balanced choice.

In this workshop you will explore in a group work the following questions:
・What motivates you?
・How can you live a happy and purposeful live? ・Do you think the current job is suitable for you?
・What is the right job for you?
・How can I make good use of my strenghts in society?
・What do you really want?
・What is necessary for implementing you IKIGAI?

Whether you are an individual looking for hints on your next career step or a people manager who wants to have more focused career conversations and increase engagement, this half day workshop will give you valuable insights and experiences.

【This event will be mainly held in English and a Japanese-English translation will be provided】

Who should join?

Individual Focus
  • Mid-career professionals considering a career transition or next step internally
  • People returning to the workplace after a career break
  • Students and New Grads creating career plans
  • Experienced professionals thinking about retirement planning
Organisational Focus
  • People Managers who want to have better career conversations with their team members
  • HR Professionals focused on talent management, engagement and retention
  • Talent Acquisition Professionals and Career Counsellors supporting and screening job seekers

Past Attendee Feedback

How would you describe
the IKIGAI card game?
"I could not only clear out my mind by sharing my thoughts, but I also got looooots of insights from my team. It was just like to coach myself which I really need in my current situation."

“I encountered new questions that I never thought of before. And it was a great experience to know better about myself.”

“I got different perspectives from my team members. It helped me to gain passion and new ideas to move forward. ”

Session Flow

Time Content
13:00 - 13:30 Registration
13:30 - 13:45 Welcome & Icebreaker
13:45 - 14:30 Introduction to IKIGAI: Why finding your IKIGAI important to individuals, organisations and society
14:30 - 17:00 IKIGAI card game workshop : Group Work - What do you love? What are you good at? Reality Check
17:00 - 17:30 Self Reflection and Action Plan

About the Facilitator

Stefan Nüsperling

Stefan is a IT-Professional with more than 10 years of experience in Project Leadership, Change Management, Facilitation and Management 3.0. He worked with multinational enterprises in the fields of Management as well as Agile Software Development in Japan, South Korea and Germany. As a certified Scrum Master, the first licensed Management 3.0 facilitator in Japan and the only licensed Lean Change Management Facilitator, he is keen on bringing positive change to Japanese organizations. He believes that employee happiness and meaningful businesses will result in service and products which customers will be satisfied with. This is called called "Sanpoyoshi“, which means benefit for all three stakeholders.


Jennifer Shinkai 新開ジェニファー

Jennifer Shinkai is an English / Japanese bilingual facilitator and certified coach, supporting multinational clients to create inclusive and engaged teams in global business. Originally from England, she has been based in Tokyo, Japan since 1999, after graduating from St.Hugh’s College, Oxford University (English Language and Literature). Jennifer is passionate about the infinite possibilities for innovation that an inclusive work environment can create. As aCertified Points of You® Advanced Trainer(Japan)), I’m also fortunate enough to have the tools to be able to create that environment in my workshops.

When she’s not talking about Ikigai, Inclusion or Points of You®, she enjoys running, training for Spartan Races, and life in the Shitamachi (downtown) part of Tokyo with her husband and two kids.






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