Peak Teams recently travelled to Frymburk, Czech Republic to work with Microsoft Corporation to help them scale their leadership and build resilience.
Lead Facilitator Matt McFadyen opened the 2-day program with his baritone voice rousing motivation and energy among the 220 attendees. A speed networking exercise had everyone up and talking and smoothly acquainted the Czech and Slovakian teams. The heightened engagement between team members launched the group into preparations for a climb of New Zealand’s highest peak Mt Cook as part of the Reach for the Summit immersive learning experience. Everyone in attendance quickly discovered that a Peak Teams’ leadership event was unlike any leadership and development training they’d ever experienced before.
After the completion of the first stage of the simulation lead facilitator Kevin Vallely introduced attendees to the Peak Teams’ Building Resilience leadership accelerator using his story of traveling to the South Pole to anchor the 6 key elements to survive and thrive in an ever changing environment.
The teams finished their day with a 45 min walk around the Frymburk Wellness Spa where participants talked about the application of what they’d learned to their specific business challenges.
Day two saw attendees make a bid for the summit of Mt Cook in the second part of their immersive learning simulation with some teams summiting and all teams learning powerful leadership lessons. Attendees then participated in a 4-Energies personal evaluation with many recognizing the most important energy, their gateway Physical Energy, may be in fact be their least strong.
The 2-day event was closed with a moving keynote presentation by mountaineer and quadruple amputee Jamie Andrews who shared his incredible personal story of tragedy, recovery and resilience.
Graphic Facilitator Tabitha Stoodley continuously translated the content of the 2-day event into compelling imagery further ensuring the anchoring of the learning.
Peak Teams Director of Business Development Matt Morrow was a strong presence throughout the event sharing leadership development ideas with the client and ensuring that everything unfolded flawlessly.