Leadership & Team Development

People: Team Building • Communication Workshops • Presentation Skills Training | SF Bay AreaA global research study by IBM identified creativity as the top leadership competency for enterprises.

That’s not something you’ll develop by taking your team out for a round of beers at the local bar.

“Make your own dinner together,” ropes courses, “paint your own pot” nights — let’s face it, typical “team building” events don’t do anything to actually strengthen creativity muscles or move a team forward in a significant way.

Don’t get me wrong: those types of events are great for a night of entertainment, and if that’s all you’re looking for, great!

But when you want to truly develop your people, as leaders and/or as a cohesive team, you need more than “just entertainment.”

“Team building” is an outcome of all my workshops, and it’s actually baked into the methodologies I use.

Don’t be deceived by the use of play-based methods. My workshops and offsites are seriously fun work, designed to solve your specific business challenges while cultivating a culture that makes people want to be there.

They goal, after all, is for your organization to be a place where trust and camaraderie are high, even when you don’t always see eye-to-eye. Where there’s space for creative abrasion and freedom to take risks.

And always with an eye on your company’s bottom line.


Our leadership and team development workshops facilitate communication and deeper understanding through storytelling, model building, and tapping the genius already present in the room.

Our Leadership & Team Development Workshops Help Teams:

  • Align their values and behaviors
  • Set team goals
  • Generate a shared vision
  • Come up with Guiding Principles
  • Cultivate a Culture of Creativity/Innovation
  • Improve communication / collaboration within a team

You need to get the whole team on the same page, in alignment, rowing in the same direction towards the same goal. Time for a Vision Workshop! Everyone will create the vision together (of their ideal team, ideal company, or fill in the blank), and walk out with a common picture—which they’re fully invested in, because they literally created it!

Vision Workshops Help Teams:

  • Clarify the current situation
  • Identify strengths and challenges
  • Hone in on your vision
  • Enhance openness
  • Improve communication
  • Deepen understanding and empathy

Your Underlying Questions:

  • What are the strengths each person brings to the team?
  • What is the vision of the future that we want to create together?
  • How do we want to live our values?

The highest-performing teams are not only innovative, they’re able to self-organize, identify constraints and bottlenecks, and manage change. This takes profound self-awareness and creativity. This advanced workshop for intact teams utilizes LEGO® Serious Play®, robotics, and Creative Problem Solving tools in an action-packed team coaching program to help your team gain insights into what they could do differently within their usual routines. Leaders emerge at different stages and team intelligence grows with each step of the process.

Advanced Agile Team Workshops Help Teams:

  • Become self-organized to perform at a higher level
  • Transfer creative problem-solving techniques to develop innovative thinking among team members
  • Provide leaders the opportunity to rise to the occasion and experience the process of managing change

Your Underlying Questions:

  • How can our team transition to a super-high-performing team?
  • How can our team become more innovative?
  • How can we develop high-performing leaders to manage change?
  • How can we get out of the ruts we’re blind to?
  • How can we hone in on bottlenecks we can’t see?

You know you do great work, but you need a great story to communicate what you do, and make it relevant to your audience. Our workshops help you become a better storyteller, so the next time you need to share data, present a pitch, or just have a conversation, you’ll be more engaging and impactful.

Our Storytelling & Communication Workshops:

  • Build trust
  • Enhance openness
  • Improve communication
  • Respect differences
  • Increase creativity
  • Deepen understanding and empathy

Your Underlying Questions:

  • How do I/we make what I/we do relevant to my/our audience, so they’ll actually want to listen?
  • How can I/my team be more engaging when talking about what we do?
  • How can we use the principles of storytelling to present or pitch more effectively?

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