Team Events

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

Henry Ford

A Different Type of Team Event

Only one leadership course stands out as having had an enduring impact on my own personal growth, revealing leadership lessons that I still refer to in coaching conversations today. ‘Leadership Skills using the Outdoors’ took place on a farm and utilised the surroundings in various imaginative ‘spy’ games. I was a newly promoted Nursing Sister in the company of colleagues, most of whom were senior to me in our roles outside this event. It was a great levelling experience, and I got to witness the best and worst of leadership styles in action.

I never forgot the creativity that was unleashed by removing people from their usual context and, over the years, developed my own style of facilitation that draws heavily on metaphor to encourage more lateral thinking. Using the outdoors worked for me – but it doesn’t work for everyone, and isn’t always practical. Luckily, history and the world around us are full of wonderful metaphors bursting with relevance to leadership and business. We just need a moment to notice and make the connection.

How it Works

All the events listed in these collections, started out as online network events for leaders and small business owners. Now they are available to corporate teams to commission directly either in their original format, or as extended events with bespoke objectives. Suitable for team building, corporate awaydays, and leadership development, all titles are available online, on site, or at a venue of your choice.

As easy as 1, 2, 3 . . .

Step 2.

Choose your event from one of the four collections:
History , Equine , Success , Christmas

Step 3.

Agree bespoke outcomes -
What do you want participants to take away from the event

Step 4.

Decide the details -
Virtual, onsite, off site
2 hours, half day, full day, programme

Step 5.

Agree numbers of participants and facilitators
Receive quote and book date

Step 6.

Turn up and get thinking

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I've had the pleasure of participating in three of Karen's online seminars which have been fantastic. Karen takes a topic, sometimes based on history, sometimes on her own personal experience, and uses this as a powerful metaphor, encouraging participants to consider things from a different perspective and applying the learning to their work context. The seminars have been engaging and informative, and Karen is clearly passionate about the subjects of the seminars and the lessons we can learn today in our leadership roles.

Ian Day, Challenging Coaching Co-author, Executive Coach and Assistant Professor Coaching Programmes at University of Warwick

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