Team Training

Team Building and Corporate Events in Switzerland & Abroad

I’ve trained and developed teams in a wide variety of settings, from corporate to military to sports. I specialize in delivering team experiences that are high-energy, memorable, and customized for the client’s needs. Activities may include obstacle courses, scavenger hunts, chaos drills, group physical training, adventure race simulations, training in a team with logs, and tasks designed to expand limits and take people out of their comfort zones in a safe and controlled manner.

My team events are prepared and delivered with a keen view of the client’s needs. I work with each client to ensure that the level of physicality is appropriate to the group and setting. Some events are extremely light physically (set for indoors and in business clothes). Other events are quite challenging physically. Most commonly, I incorporate a mix with the potential for the team to share activities across the group. This ensures that the challenge is appropriate for each attendee type.

An average team event is 3 hours in duration and takes place outside. Some events are as short as 1 hour and other events are as long as a full day. Activities are designed to expose and train the client’s requested area(s) of development. This typically includes a mix of challenges spanning physical, creative, mental, trust, humor, camaraderie, senses, awareness, and more. I have also successfully delivered events that combine a bespoke inspirational talk with a team event.

Below you will find a menu of events I’ve delivered in the past for companies and sports teams. I’m happy to combine activities or custom-design an event to meet your needs and location.

This exercise feels like living a spy thriller movie! In the virtual setting of a crisis involving the UN and a conflict between two nations in Africa, competing teams must navigate a series of challenges to rescue a downed pilot and retrieve a valuable item of cargo. This exercise tests and trains communication skills, leadership & coordination, and performance under pressure. The physicality is adapted for each group and within groups.
Teams compete and collaborate to reach a goal in a fast-paced, chaotic-feeling outdoors exercise designed to develop leadership and followership skips, while testing communications, creativity and problem-solving capabilities. Leaders are hired and fired, requirements change, and chaos rains. In a fun and excited manner, this exercise trains valuable skills for the modern workplace. This activity may be completed at outdoors team events in sports clothes and is adapted to all levels of physicality and fitness.
Teams compete and collaborate to reach a goal in a fast-paced, chaotic-feeling exercise designed to develop leadership and followership skips, while testing communications, creativity and problem-solving capabilities. Leaders are hired and fired, requirements change, and chaos rains. In a fun and excited manner, this exercise trains valuable skills for the modern workplace. This activity may be completed at indoors team events in business clothes.
Blindfolded obstacle course and other challenges that develop peer-coaching, leadership-followership focus, and communications skills. This activity takes team members out of their comfort zone and provides an opportunity to train key business skills in an unexpected manner and setting.
Ideal for sports teams, amateur and professional athletes, and anyone wishing to experience military-style bootcamp training. This challenge incorporates adversity training (cold water, lifting heavy objects) with performance demands under high pressure, communication and coordination challenge, and rising above perceived limits.
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Common Themes

  • Performance in chaos & adversity
  • The Cycle of Flow & In-the-zone Performance
  • Team Cohesion
  • Leadership Development
  • Trust & Communication
  • Escaping Your Comfort Zone
  • Resilience & Perseverance 

 

Past Clients

  • LK Zug Handball Team
  • ABV Stuttgart Lacrosse (German National Champions)
  • Police SWAT Team in Switzerland
  • Randstad Germany
  • SABMiller (now Anheuser-Busch InBev)
  • Nike Switzerland (Club der Töchter)
  • CrossFit Leman, CrossFit Zug / CrossFit Luzern, CrossFit Horgen

 

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Team Training Background

  • During an 18-year corporate career, managed numerous global virtual teams in a large decentralized multinational financial services company, spanning many cultures.
  • Earned a rare civilian instructor position at military-oriented mental toughness training academies, which are modeled on the US Navy SEAL Hell Week. Over 5 years, I coached at 15 of these 50+ hour events, which are designed as transformational experiences in personal growth, leadership and performance in a team setting.
  • Delivered 40+ team events and on staff for dozens of others.
  • Professional Speaker and author of books focusing on mind training and exceptional performance in endurance sports

Interested?

Please contact me by email to discuss your needs.