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DISC Behavioral Assessment

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Myers Briggs Type Indicator

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Strengths Finder

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Thomas Killman Conflict Assessment

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Team and Individual Training and Development

High Performance Teams

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Influencing Others Without Authority

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Project Management Essentials

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Meeting Management

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Giving and Receiving Feedback

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Management Training

Management Essentials

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Effective Coaching

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Managing Hybrid and Remote Teams

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Delegating with Impact

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Team Retreats

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Team Building

Info Swap

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Project Pipeline

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Bridge Build

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Cycle Time Quantum Puzzle

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On Target

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Charity Bike Build

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The Matrix

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Looking for a way to liven up your training? Our cutting-edge training workshops, focused on current workplace issues, are delivered in a high-energy manner that keeps your group alert, engaged, and most importantly, accountable for what they have learned.

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We deliver engaging trainings for diverse clients around the globe. Read more about what makes us different here.

Engagement

Our trainings are many things, but they are certainly not boring! Learn more about some of the activities that liven up our sessions here.

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Activities

Better than its hit television show counterpart, the Amazing Race Scavenger hunt is a high-energy team building activity that will have your group engaged and laughing the whole time! Teams are tasked with earning as many points as they can over a period of 1-2 hours. Each team’s tasks may include trivia questions, photo challenges, and collected objects. Don’t be surprised if you see your team jumping into a human pyramid or dressed in a completely different outfit!

Throughout the Scavenger Hunt, teams will encounter roadblocks and detours. These are activities designed to challenge them and slow them down. At the conclusion of the activity, teams will regroup to display their collected objects and enjoy the awards ceremony. Only one team will emerge victorious!

This extremely popular activity can be tailored to any conference center, urban location, corporate campus or other unique venue. We will scout the location to design something special for your organization, and company trivia or other customization can easily be incorporated.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 200+
Time needed: 1 hour – 2.5 hours
Physicality: Medium-high
Space needed: Meeting room with seating for all participants for opening and conclusion, resort, conference center, urban location or other area where participants can travel freely in sub-teams. Open spaces for checkpoint activities helpful.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

There’s nothing that compares to the joy of getting your first bike as a child. With our Bike Build Activity , your team has the opportunity to create that joy for those who may not otherwise have it. This activity mixes the best of fun, camaraderie, and giving back where it matters most.

During this program, teams compete in various activities to “earn” their bike parts and bike tools. Once everything is acquired, they set out to assemble the bikes. This is an exceptional team building task in and of itself! At the conclusion of the activity, a representative from the local charity is invited to come speak about their organization. Depending on the charity, and when the activity is scheduled, the beneficiaries – the kids themselves – may pay your team a visit to receive their bikes!

Don’t worry – all of the bikes are examined by professional bicycle mechanics before being distributed to the kids. Plus, all the kids get helmets along with their new bikes. We are happy to work with your charity of choice or do the legwork and find one for you.

This program can operate as a stand alone activity, or can be combined with one of our other signature team building programs.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 200+
Time needed: 1 hour – 2.5 hours
Physicality: Medium-high
Space needed: Meeting room with seating for all participants for opening and conclusion, resort, conference center, urban location or other area where participants can travel freely in sub-teams. Open spaces for checkpoint activities helpful.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Creativity, problem solving, leadership and effective communication are all key ingredients to success in this popular activity! The task seems simple at first: each sub-group creates a bridge section that is four feet long, four feet wide, and sixteen inches off of the ground. The catch? In the ultimate test, the bridge must be strong enough to sustain the weight of a manned golf cart driven over it.

Smaller groups are expected to align with other, nearby sub-sections of the bridge while adhering to design and time specifications. Visual aesthetics are just as important as structural integrity, as teams are expected to decorate their section of the bridge. This natural way of integrating meeting themes also serves to create a role for those who may not be world-class engineers or builders.

At the end of the one-hour building phase, sections are joined together and teams rally to witness the ultimate test of their work, as the golf cart is driven over the bridge!

Depending on your goals, the conclusion of the session may feature a debrief on the activity. Common themes include project management, goal setting, creating a common vision, and communicating “virtually” with the other adjoining sections.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 12
Maximum number of participants: 500+
Time needed: 2 hours – 2.5 hours
Physicality: Medium
Space needed: Large ballroom or outdoor space, flat area required. Ability to drive an electric golf cart a plus.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

The Catapult Build is a high-energy team building favorite that combines creativity, engineering prowess, and a healthy dose of competition among team members. In this popular, competitive team building activity, groups use various household objects to build a working catapult. It must be strong enough to launch a great big tennis ball! Points may be awarded for distance launched, the team’s ability to catch the ball, or for creativity in the design.

Depending on your goals, teams can be combined to re-design their structure, making the activity more about the organizational goal and less about individual team competition. The activity may also include marketing presentations and an awards ceremony.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 300+
Time needed: 45 minutes – 2 hours
Physicality: Low-medium
Space needed: Ballroom, field, or other large open space

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Put your culinary skills to the test in this fun, engaging team building activity – the “Chopped” Chili Challenge – without needing to rent out the kitchen sink (or a kitchen, for that matter). Teams will have an opportunity to shop for various ingredients before creating their best chili, designed to wow a panel of judges.

The “Chili Shop” will be open at the beginning of the session, allowing teams to choose a number of standard and “mystery” ingredients. Some might be helpful, and some might be…interesting. Either way, teams will be required to use whatever they purchase!

Teams will be judged based on their chili’s taste, presentation, and use of mystery ingredients. At the end of the competition, the top-rated dishes will be served for dinner, or teams can have the option of donating their chili to a local food bank.

In the Cocktail Challenge, teams will test their mixology skills and creative prowess in this fun, engaging activity that combines team building with (very low amounts of) alcohol. The fun begins with competitive, tabletop activities where teams earn their “currency” for purchasing ingredients – poker chips, based on how well they do in each activity.

Once the poker chips have been earned, the bar is open. The teams then have the chance to peruse the store before purchasing various alcoholic and non-alcoholic ingredients, including mixers, fruits, sugars, and seasonal decorations.

Our panel of judges will taste-test the drinks and rate them on presentation, creativity, and – most importantly – taste. A winner will be crowned, and teams will have the opportunity to sample each others’ drinks.

For the under-21 and non-drinking crowd, a “Mocktail” option is available – all of the fun and creativity is included, without any of the challenges that come when alcohol is involved.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 250+
Time needed: 45 minutes to 2 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Ballroom, conference room, or other meeting space, tables for teams and for ingredients

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Imagine an activity where at the end of two hours, your team has created a professional, high-quality image, worthy of framing and displaying at your company headquarters. Think it can’t be done? Think again! Our in-house artist will work with you to select an image and re-create it on 12-inch canvas squares. Teams will be responsible for painting the squares and mixing the precise colors, all while being supported by our art team.

The catch? Teams will have to communicate and collaborate across departments to ensure that each square lines up with the adjacent ones, because canvas squares cannot leave the table until the unveiling! While the task can be challenging, depending on the image, the result is a rewarding, beautiful product that can be displayed in the office for many years to come.

Worried about the designer dresses and five-piece suits? Don’t be – we will provide aprons, smocks, gloves – even shoe covers – so that participants don’t have to worry about ruining their favorite outfit, and you don’t have to worry about ruining the surprise!

And if you’re just not sure if the colors will line up, or one team decides to paint the ocean green instead of blue, not to worry – we will make sure that our art team provides just enough subtle touch-ups to make the piece really shine.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 12
Maximum number of participants: 200+
Time needed: 75 minutes to 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Ballroom, conference room or other open space with tables. Floor covering will be provided.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Imagine an activity where at the end of two hours, your team has created a professional, high-quality image, worthy of framing and displaying at your company headquarters. Think it can’t be done? Think again! Our in-house artist will work with you to select an image and re-create it on 12-inch canvas squares. Teams will be responsible for painting the squares and mixing the precise colors, all while being supported by our art team.

The catch? Teams will have to communicate and collaborate across departments to ensure that each square lines up with the adjacent ones, because canvas squares cannot leave the table until the unveiling! While the task can be challenging, depending on the image, the result is a rewarding, beautiful product that can be displayed in the office for many years to come.

Worried about the designer dresses and five-piece suits? Don’t be – we will provide aprons, smocks, gloves – even shoe covers – so that participants don’t have to worry about ruining their favorite outfit, and you don’t have to worry about ruining the surprise!

And if you’re just not sure if the colors will line up, or one team decides to paint the ocean green instead of blue, not to worry – we will make sure that our art team provides just enough subtle touch-ups to make the piece really shine.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 12
Maximum number of participants: 200+
Time needed: 75 minutes to 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Ballroom, conference room or other open space with tables. Floor covering will be provided.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Game Show Night is an engaging, high-tech trivia competition that is sure to have something for everyone! Teams will receive automated response systems as our high-energy host asks questions in rapid fire succession. Points are awarded for each correct answer, as well as how quickly teams respond.

In order to keep things lively, every set of five questions will be broken up with a “Minute to Win It” activity, where one or two participants per team are invited onto the stage to compete head-to-head. Winners of each activity earn bonus points for their team, and the rest of the team is invited to the stage to take photos or video. This activity will be sure to have your team laughing for days!

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 500+
Time needed: 30 minutes to 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Ballroom or conference room with A/V setup

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

As a Team Building Event, the Go Kart Challenge is unequaled, as one person sits in the car while the rest of the team “drives” the go kart down our track.

This is more than just visiting a race track – teams will be responsible for designing and constructing their own, life-size go kart with high-quality PVC pipes, wheels, and other materials. Guidance is given, but teams are “off to the races” – literally and figuratively – as they create their own unique design.

Speed and durability are key components as teams race their go karts head-to-head. One person sits in the drivers’ seat while the rest of the team “drives” the go kart down our track. A “pit crew” is required at each checkpoint, where a new driver is integrated into each lap.

Company meeting themes, like customer service and marketing presentations, can easily be brought to life in this fun, high-energy activity.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 8
Maximum number of participants: 200
Time needed: 75 minutes – 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low-Medium
Space needed: Open ballroom or flat, open outdoor space

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Today’s business environment requires flexibility, quick thinking, and an ability to self-assess and change on the fly, requiring the development of high performance teams that can deliver daily. These concepts may be easy to talk about in theory, and we have found a way to bring them to life through our various experiential challenges!

Each activity is designed to provide a mini-business simulation, targeting a specific company issue in an engaging, meaningful way. Activities are accompanied by a debrief from one of our skilled facilitators, ensuring reflection and maximum retention.

Most importantly, these activities are fun! People can only learn what they remember, and we make sure to hand-select activities that are both relevant and engaging.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 200+
Time needed: 1 hour-full day
Physicality: Varies with each exercise, can be tailored to all physical limitations
Space needed: Conference room or other open space, depending on the activity

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Who says that you can’t have fun, right in your office? Our “Minute to Win It” team building program offers all the fun of competitive games, right in your meeting or conference room! This series of high-energy tabletop activities is sure to have people laughing for days.

Each activity will involve a practice phase, allow teams to determine the best strategy, followed by a two to three-minute competitive phase. All activities can be completed with household objects, making this program completely portable to your office or event space.

But perhaps the best part is the energy – the team’s proximity to one another, combined with the rapid-fire pacing. This often turns into one of the most competitive activities that we offer. And between the puzzles, the dexterity challenges, and the ever-popular “Office Pong,” everyone is sure to find at least one game where they shine!

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 8
Maximum number of participants: 500+
Time needed: 45 Minutes-2 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Ballroom, conference center hall, or other large open space that can hold enough tables for all participants.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Sometimes, the most important goal of a meeting is to get people talking, and our networking seminar is the perfect catalyst. Whether you are bringing together new hires, remote employees, or simply want people who work on the same floor to get to know one another better, we have created the best regimen of icebreakers to get your people talking!

Our high-energy networking activities will get people talking right away. Whether we are getting people into larger groups or having them engage in one-on-one conversations, one thing is certain: they will not be in their seats for long! Even the wallflowers of the group are engaged, finding common ground with their colleagues through various facilitated conversations.

We know that not all icebreakers are created equal, and we will never ask people to divulge anything too personal, or too embarrassing. Our goal is simple: to get your people to know one another better so that they can be more comfortable working together.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 400+
Time needed: 15 minutes – 2 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Any open area with enough space for participants to maneuver

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

The Project Pipeline Team Building Activity encompasses the best of project management, problem solving, cross-departmental communication and leveraging various skills, all with a “WOW” ending to rival some of our most high-energy activities.

In this challenge, teams have one hour to use a variety of household and miscellaneous materials to build a section of a “pipeline track” that will be used to transport a marble from the top of a six-foot ladder, to a plastic cup on the ground, located about 85 feet away.

To make matters more interesting, teams are split into different “work areas” and are only allowed to work on their section, in their designated section. The final result is a nail-biter, as teams take a step back and watch whether or not their design is a success

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 150+
Time needed: 90 minutes – 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low-medium
Space needed: Large ballroom, conference room or other open area with a flat surface.

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

While no previous rafting experience is required, creativity, project management skills, and design are all key components to our Raft Build Team Building Activity. Teams are given an hour to construct the most functional, aerodynamic cardboard raft that they can create, as they will be racing other teams for the fastest time.

At the end of the hour, teams will be racing one another in one of several different ways. Our popular water-based race involves a pool, lake or pond, where one team member will paddle to a buoy and back again, trying to best the other teams for time. Don’t worry – we provide PFDs and a certified lifeguard!

No water? No problem! Our equally popular “Dry Dock” option involves the whole team, as they roll pool noodles under each raft, while one team paddles to the finish line. This hilarious, engaging race is sure to have your team talking for days after the program!

Meeting themes can be easily incorporated into the design and presentation of the raft, and a debrief on the building process can be integrated into the program.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 8
Maximum number of participants: 200
Time needed: 90 minutes to 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low-medium
Space needed (water option): Pool, lake or pond that allows swimming, and open space for building
Space needed (non-water option): Ballroom, field, or other flat, open area

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

Many children around the nation attend school every day without the necessary supplies, and this program is a great way to make an impact, large or small, on a local community. Each team receives a new backpack, designed to be stuffed with different basic supplies, like calculators, rulers, and pencils, as well as “bonus” items, like books and arts and craft supplies.

Teams travel to different activity stations, where they will compete head-to-head with other teams. At the end of each round, teams have the option to select which supplies will go in their backpack, based on how well they did in each activity (don’t worry – there is plenty for everybody!)

At the end of the program, teams have a chance to decorate their backpacks, “top off” any additional supplies, and create cards for their sponsored child, complete with inspiring messages. A beneficiary for the local charity will come and speak, and, depending on the organization and time of day, the beneficiary children may join as well!

This fun, engaging program incorporates just the right amount of friendly competition, while supporting those in the community who need it most. We will take care of coordinating the donation efforts and finding a charity – so that all you need to do is show up, play along in the activities, and put together a stellar backpack to donate to a child in need!

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 10
Maximum number of participants: 300+
Time needed: 75 minutes to 2.5 hours
Physicality: Low-medium
Space needed: Ballroom, conference room, field or other open space

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

The best of the Olympics are brought to life as teams compete head-to-head in our various field-day style challenges. While the activities may appear physical, each one designed to reward collaboration, teamwork, and communication. Your all-star athletes will be satisfied, and the less physical members of the group will still feel included, in the Team Olympics Rewards Collaboration.

Activities may include a mix of our High Performance Teams challenges, and fun, high-energy field day activities like team relays and giant launchers. And naturally, like any Olympic Games, an award ceremony is included.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 6
Maximum number of participants: 500+
Time needed: 1 hour-2.5 hours
Physicality: Medium-high
Space needed: Large field, gym, ballroom. open space, somewhat dependent on activities selected

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

The Matrix Team Building Activity is a fast-paced, completely tabletop-friendly activity, in which teams are given a list of tasks that must be completed in a very finite amount of time. Prioritization and project management are key, as it will be impossible to achieve every task to its maximum potential in the time allotted. Activities may include puzzles, trivia, building challenges, and brain teasers, and points are weighted based on each task.

Teams will also have the ability to move to different team challenge stations throughout the room that are facilitated by one of our staff members. Each activity rewards team performance but can be time-consuming, so time management is key.

Only one team will come out on top, but every individual is sure to find something that they excel at in the myriad of tasks presented. This activity can be done entirely on tabletops in a meeting or conference room, so no extra setup or preparation is required on your end!

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 12
Maximum number of participants: 300+
Time needed: 45 minutes to 2 hours
Physicality: Low
Space needed: Ballroom, conference room, or other meeting space with tables set up for each team

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

If group engagement is your goal, The Ultimate Game Team Building Activity is one of the most fun, high-energy team building activities that we know! In this quick, 45-minute activity, your group is broken up into individual teams and travels around a life-sized game board, sending different team members in to roll the dice. This is where the similarities with other game boards ends! All teams are playing at the same time, and are completing various trivia and activities, all while competing for the coveted “Enthusiasm Chips.”

This is one of our most popular activities, and has been delivered for young and old, across all industries, both indoors and outdoors. Space requirements are minimal, and the Ultimate Game can be delivered as a standalone, or in conjunction with another one of our team building activities.

Key Stats

Minimum number of participants: 4
Maximum number of participants: 200+
Time needed: 45 minutes – 90 minutes
Physicality: Medium
Space needed: Ballroom, conference room, field, or other open space

These statistics may answer some of your questions, but are for reference purposes only. Please do not hesitate to get in touch, even if your group doesn’t meet all of the criteria – there are plenty of ways to incorporate aspects of each activity into your program!

The session was spot on, really hitting the mark for a visioning, action planning session, and most of all teambuilding session. The program exceeded our expectations, and the flexible nature of Steve to read and roll with the audience made it a more impactful and meaningful experience for the entire team. Well done! The positive feedback keeps coming.
– Diageo

Till the last moment my manager was still thinking we could have put this together on our own, but as soon as Steve started speaking she realized I had made a good choice. The event was great.

– Microsoft

 

We really wanted to thank Steve for his services.  UNDP colleagues can be a tough crowd, so it is great that the feedback we received from participants on his session was unanimously positive.
– UNDP Crisis Bureau (United Nations Development Program)

Steve was absolutely wonderful.  He was very knowledgeable, took charge of the group and was very fluid in his approach – altering things quickly when necessary as he moved from topic to topic.  I appreciated how quickly Steve came up with solutions to items I had not planned for
– Denham Capital

 

“As you know this was the first time this entire management team got together and it was truly incredible! I am a big person in believing that there is a triple bottom line (people, profit, and planet) and this kind of activity hits each manager on multiple levels”
– Aramark

It was a HUGE success!  I think I had every person in that meeting come up to me and tell me how impressed they were with the entire program and everyone found Steve to be an amazing facilitator.
– Paypal

Your engagement, energy, and support were incredible. The team received the activities and direction very well in our closing debrief. I am incredibly grateful for your level of caring in message delivery. Thank you again. Truly, best team building ever.
– Schneider Electric

Steph was awesome, provided relevant examples and always able to link our comments or feedback back to the subject, making us feel as our perspectives had weight and value.
– U.S. Air Force

“The harmony and understanding between you both is inspiring. Keep up the great work!
– UNDP Kuwait