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Clearer communication in less time. Every time.

CCS Cards: for Facilitation, Coaching and Self‑discovery

Now more than ever we need tools like the CCS to help us truly connect and have the deep conversations we need to have. Effective, timely, structured conversations that promote mutual sharing of experiences and views. Conversations that truly increase empathy, align values and ideals, build understanding, reduce prejudice and encourage cooperation.

CCS in use

Dr Natalie Curach using CCS Express Fans at the Designing Life Synthetic Biology cafe scientific event at MAAS — Powerhouse Museum.

CCS in use

Leonie Cutts leads a group of young entrepreneurs to better define their startup strategies and make their ideas visible with the CCS (participants are using CCS original Vision Packs).

The CCS is a powerful tool for creating clearer communication for groups, one-on-one coaching and individual self-discovery. The CCS is a kit of products centred around packs or fans of cards designed to have an immediate impact on the quality of face-to-face communication. The CCS is easy to use, research based, trusted by experts, adaptable to your needs, reliable and used all over the world.

So, whether you are using the stunning CCS Vision Pack (2017 edition), the original CCS Vision Pack or our CCS Express Fans, the CCS is your essential tool effortlessly improving the quality, depth and clarity of today's important conversations.



Hundreds of facilitators around the world make the CCS their first choice to add depth and clarity in their training programs.

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Expert results every time.

From the second you walk into the training room, you are faced with the challenge to connect with your participants, open them up and create a safe and comfortable learning environment. You need to do this consistently in a way that is professional, effective, reliable and with a touch of the unexpected.

‘Most importantly the CCS enables you to achieve an outcome of shared understanding more quickly than traditional dialogue’
Dr Mark Harrigan

As a professional facilitator you will find the CCS to be a superlative tool for building genuine team spirit, isolating key issues, motivating action, encouraging exchange of ideas, creating shared visions, and preparing learners to learn (even during the after-lunch graveyard shift!)

CCS Master Kits for facilitators

The CCS gives you a flexible and effective way to create a responsive and engaged group that are open and ready to participate so you can do the job you have been brought in to do.

Your expertise will shine through and your participants will achieve outstanding, memorable results.

For more than 20 years facilitators around the world have been using the CCS to successfully do all of this.

Our facilitators kits include the much praised CCS Facilitators Manual. This beautiful reference gives you the expert tips and background theory for dozens of session openers, closers, stimulators and astounding team building and visioning processes.


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Every coach needs tools they can rely upon to quickly create genuine two-way communication.

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Unlock potential.

To be most effective, one on one coaching requires the coach to establish a safe space for candid communication. A space in which the exchange is seen and felt to be between equals with the core purpose of honest, open communication to facilitate growth and change.

‘With much of our deeply held beliefs we don’t really know what we think until we hear what we say. The CCS process helps my clients to build a firm foundation for honest and open communication, both with their inner self and with those around them.’
Dr Sue Curtis
CCS Master Resources for coaches

As a tool for coaching the CCS offers a reliable way to:

  • easily create a non-threatening and trusting atmosphere
  • give people an innovative and accessible way to open up, draw upon their lived experiences and clearly articulate them
  • improve listening, questioning and probing
  • encourage diversity, spontaneity and non-judgment
  • provide opportunities for deepening understanding and critical reflection
  • visually capture the outcomes from a session.


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Hands down the CCS is the easiest way for individuals to critically reflect on personal issues, prepare for and have hard conversations, clarify personal thoughts and feelings and make challenging decisions.

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Think beyond words.

Hands down the CCS is the easiest way for individuals to critically reflect on personal issues, prepare for and have hard conversations, clarify personal thoughts and feelings and make challenging decisions.

‘In one minute – one exercise with the cards – the quality of the communication with myself about this goal had taken a huge leap forward’
Dr Stephanie Burns
CCS resources for me

Your unconscious mind holds knowledge and abilities that your conscious mind does not even have the words to describe. This is your tacit knowledge - your unspoken potential. The specially chosen images on the CCS cards act as metaphors and triggers that will help you uncover meanings and insights from your lived expriences.

With the CCS you will be better equipped to make important life decisions such as career change and personal goals. It will also become a relationship bulding tool you can use to help share your thoughts and feelings with others even in times of conflict or challenging subject matter such marriage, death and sexuality.

So take the time to think beyond your words with CCS self discovery tools.


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Dr Stephanie Burns - learning and behaviour change expert

"They are powerful, elegant and easy to use tools that take communication to a whole new level. And with no complicated training, no tricks, no aversion and no fear."

Dr Stephanie Burns
Learning and Behaviour Change Expert

How does the CCS improve communication?

CCS Vision Pack latest edition
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A system for tapping tacit knowledge

The Compatibility Communication System (CCS) is a kit of products centred around packs or fans of cards containing specially chosen photos, illustrations and words.

There are no set meanings for the imagery on CCS cards — any card can mean anything to anyone. What's important, is what a person says about why they chose a particular image. The images become visual metaphors for our tacit thoughts and lived experiences. They help us to find ways to say things we can't find words for.

So easy and enjoyable to use

In team building and training programs, coaching and one-on-one sessions and self-management activities, participants are given a set of CCS cards and asked to find cards that they feel best represent a given topic. Then, they simply talk about or write about why they chose the cards they chose.

The result is deeper, clearer, more effective and often more creative communication.

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Thousands of people around the world have been using the CCS in all kinds of corporate, educational and relationship building activities. We asked some professionals who are experts in their field to share their experiences with the CCS.



"Better than meditation"

Diana Ryall AM, founder and MD of Xplore for Success, shares her insights on the challenges for women in business, creating powerful connections and why the CCS is better than meditation.




"Completely changed the nature of the communication"

Shares why his first CCS experience led to him wanting to try the CCS as a tool to improve nurse-patient communication in the unique situation of dialysis treatment.


Michelle Duval

Michelle Duval

"Efficient dialogue about meaning"

If you are working on eliciting your company values, revisiting and refreshing the values, or looking at embedding values across your organisation, then this is the interview to listen to with Michelle Duval, founder of the Equilibrio Coaching Company and named as one of the world's most successful coaches.


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Book and cards kits

Book and Card Kits

Self contained guided experiences for self discovery and relationship building
Include a mix of one or more packs of CCS cards, stickers and guide book
Useful as participant workbooks and processes for facilitated group events
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Master Kits

Master Kits

Easily the best long term value for professional facilitators
Greatly discounted purchase of CCS consumable products such as cards and stickers. Once you have a Master Kit you can purchase individual products at up to 50% off retail prices.
Includes the much praised CCS Facilitators Manual
Master Kit user-only exclusive offers
Access to exclusive downloads, references and learning updates
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Individual products kits

Individual products

May allow a smaller initial purchase
Allows you to just get a single pack of CCS cards
Premium prices (unless you have a Master Kit)
Limited public access to CCS learning references
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Twoish, threeish or fourfoldish thinking


So, the other day while surfing Google I see the word, anagogical. At first I thought it was a misspelling of analogical, but I clicked on it anyway … and several hours and 24 simultaneously opened browser tabs later, I found myself totally immersed in the fascinating world of dialectics, trialectics and quadralectics! More words I’d never used before!

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Coming out, openly and honestly


I am struggling. I have been so excited to share our latest CCS product with the world. I truly believe that it can (and hope that it will) help people and their loved ones have better and safer conversations about one of the hardest things to have to talk about. But I am struggling ...

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What are you not prepared to say?


A patient lay on the operating table, desperately in need of the life saving surgery. He was about to have his cancer ridden kidney removed. The surgeon carefully removed the kidney while the medical student observed. The medical student had studied this patient and knew his case intimately. He was acutely aware that the kidney the surgeon was about to remove was the wrong one. He said nothing. The patient died a short time after ...

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People using the CCS

From boardgame to boardroom

The story of the invention and development of the Compatibility Communication System, or CCS cards as they are often called, is one of serendipity, creativity, education, determination, Donald Trump's wife and the Mayor of New York!

It all started when Craig ...

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People using the CCS

CCS Corporation

The Compabiltility Communication System (or, CCS) is developed, distributed and supported by CCS Corporation Pty Limtied from its HQ in Martinsville, NSW, Australia. We are a small team with a vision of a world where people connect easily and meaningfully in person. And CCS cards are one great way to do this. We have been enthusastically putting the power of the CCS in people's hands for almost 20 years in more than 70 countries around the world.

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Leonie Cutts - developer of the CCS

Leonie Cutts

Developer, Facilitator, Coach

Small talk has never been one of Leonie’s strong suits. So, when Craig presented his concept of using cards to connect, and the outcome was deeper understanding, she was hooked! Leonie is passionate about building better relationships, bringing people together and building a better world. The CCS has benefited from her contribution as co-founder through her constant pursuit of asking better questions. She is an energetic and enthusiastic facilitator who has engaged with audiences all over the world.

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Craig Browne, developer of the CCS

Craig Browne

Developer, Maker, Designer

Always thinking of how something could be used in a different way or in a different context, Craig is the creator of the concept used in for the CCS. He is also the inventor of several best-selling board games which together have sold over a million copies worldwide. He also likes to write songs and sing, build tracks in the bush and make things from stone and wood.

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So, what are you waiting for?

If you are looking for a way to easily and immediately improve the quality of your professional and personal communication, we believe the CCS is the solution you have been looking for.



Educe: organisational and people development by eduction.

Get in Touch

CCS Corporation Pty Limited
221 Pringles Road
Martinsville NSW
Australia 2265
+61 2 4977 1211

CCS Corporation
We are the makers of the Compatibility Communication System (or, CCS), an image-based tool used to create clearer, more effective communication in less time. All over the world.

Product Range
We have a range of products to suit a wide variety of facilitation, coaching, self-discovery and relationship building activities.

Great Resources
Browse these great resources to find out more about how and why the CCS works and pick up tips from the experience of others.

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