Find Your Secret Giant

flickr photo shared by Andy Saxton3000 under a Creative Commons ( BY-NC-ND ) license


We all have a great potential to step into our full power and become the women and men that we imagine we can be. Each of us has a “Secret Giant” inside, just waiting to step out and be huge, to fulfill our greatest dreams. But most of us don’t know this giant, as its covered by fear, doubt, and our own feeling of normalcy. Only other people can see the giant fully, waiting inside us. It is possible to tell other people what their Giant is, so we can start to get a feel for it, and let it begin to emerge.  

Activity Type

Groups of three/ Experiential


30-45 minutes

Learning Outcomes

  • To get a sense of our own “Secret Giants”: our hidden potential

  • To learn to look at others and see their potential as well

  • To learn to speak to one another honestly and openly about what we see


Required Materials and Tools:

  • Chairs or pillows (comfortable places to sit)

  • Pen or pencil and journal or notebook for writing it down afterwards

  • Flip chart paper

Step-by-Step Instructions:

  1. Invite participants to form groups of three.

  2. Each person takes it in turns to be the ‘receiver’ while the other two participants tell them what they perceive their ‘secret giant’ to be.

  3. The secret giant represents untapped potential. Maybe they are a true leader, creative, or deeply intuitive, they may feel they have the ability to be more assertive and confident. [Allow 7 minutes per turn].

  4. After each turn, the receiver should write down what they heard.

  5. Once all the participants have had their turn and written down their ‘secret giant’, invite the whole group to come together to share what they wrote down AND share based on the reflective questions below, recording key words or themes down on a flip chart so everyone can see.


  • Did your group's’ interpretation of your ‘secret giant’ align with how you see yourself?

  • Do you feel that there is any truth in what you heard?

  • How do you feel you can cultivate this secret giant?

  • How did you gain a sense of other people's secret giants?

Instructions for Submission

Upload a photo of the groups working and submit a short written reflection from Youth worker. Instructions on how to upload photos and how to submit things in Moodle can be found here: Instructions on Submission&Uploading

Instructions for Assessment

Provide feedback to at least one participant that has done this activity. Instructions on providing feedback can be found here: Instructions on Feedback


Creative Commons - ySI4R Content Team (Adapted from an activity by Clinton Callahan, founder of Possibility Management)

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