The Strength Cards® tool box

Additional ideas, information and resources

Congratulations on purchasing Strengths Cards®, one of our most popular and iconic cards sets.

These 54 cards are ideal for having positive, solution-focussed conversations with people about their strengths, personal qualities, skills, knowledge, relationships and how they can mobilise these to build a hopeful vision for their future.

Now that you have the cards, you will be wanting some fresh and innovative ideas for how to incorporate the cards into your work, and perhaps your life.

In this Tool Box, you will find the digital booklet, which contains lots of information about strengths-based philosophy and practice, plus loads of activities and suggestions for how to use the cards in different settings. (This can be printed as an A5 hardcopy booklet.)

As a BONUS gift to you, we are giving you access to the digital version of the cards! The digital cards are interactive, making them ideal for building rapport and connection. And because they are digital, you can use them anywhere, anytime.

Feel free to browse this page and get inspired by stories from other people on how they’ve used the cards, plus explore the range of supporting materials and information, which is at your fingertips any time you need it.

This Tool Kit is exclusively for people who have purchased the cards. We will continue to add additional resources and ideas so check in regularly to see what’s new!

Strength Cards® booklet

Strength Cards® digital cards

Tips for using the cards

Blog- Building strengths literacy

We are surrounded by many different cultures—not only cultures from other countries—but also the different mini-cultures found in families, schools, communities and workplaces. Each of these cultures may emphasise different strengths—for example, ‘standing out’ may be admired in one setting, while in another, ‘blending in’ may be highly prized. Read more

Blog- Counsellor and author, Kim Billington, talks about how she uses cards to build rapport

Kim Billington, a counsellor, clinical supervisor, trainer, author and presenter, recently contacted us to share some of the ways she has used Innovative Resources cards and other tools over the years. She very generously agreed to share these experiences. And we also talk about her new book! Read more

Blog- Strengths – reminders of the positives in ourselves and others

My daughter laughed when I bought my Strength Cards. She said, ‘You’ve always wanted your own, haven’t you?’ She had been using the Strength Cards in a therapeutic setting. My other daughter could tell me the pictures on some of the cards because her teacher had the Strength Cards at school. Read more

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Made up of 22 full-colour images, these cards highlight strengths and resilience through family snap-style photos that show people being ‘strong in culture’. Read more