This is you, me, a massive roll of paper and some Sharpies (big fat coloured pens, to the uninitiated). And tea and chocolate, obvz.
It's loosely based on Tony Buzan's Mind Mapping idea, or pyramid / spider diagrams. I use your map as a coaching tool as the session unfolds, and you add to your map as you start to unlock your own genius.
We decide on our theme to put in the middle of our paper, you start writing / doodling / drawing circles, whatever - it can be as informal as you like - I had a farmer doing this once who just drew an enormous pile of poo on one side of his sheet, but it said an awful lot about how he felt at the time!! Some people are very artistic and draw very pretty pictures, others are wordsmiths, and some literally explode messily onto the paper (like my son did when we were planning his personal statement for university) As a coach, it gives me a very privileged window into not just what but HOW you are thinking, and as a result makes the coaching extremely effective. It really helps you sort your life out so you can SEE where you are going in your mind's eye (and where you have been).