Team Building Workshops

Team building worthy of a standing ovation.

“Yes, And” to Team Building

Organizational culture matters. In order to grow your business and improve your overall workplace environment, molding and shaping team members, their leadership, and communication style are essential. During our time together, we’ll tap into understanding different personality types and workstyles. As a communication analyst, I evaluate speaker styles and contexts, personality types and relationships, thus, acknowledging who we are affects how we work, lead, and communicate.

For teams seeking an engaging team-building workshop, focusing on communication and/or psychology topics, I customize the message and activities to meet the needs of your team.

WORK BETTER TOGETHER

Ready to learn how to communicate more effectively and build a better team? Get in touch to schedule a workshop today!

COMMUNICATE. CONNECT. COLLABORATE.

Taking the time to think of yourself and work on you is important. Each session is individualized and focused on the client’s communication growth and goals. During our time together, we’ll focus on self-awareness, team dynamic, emotional intelligence, temperament, and speaker style.

To set your yourself apart from others, ask yourself:

How does my team collaborate with tasks at work?

How do I communicate to others in my team?

How do I be more fully present and “yes-and” my team?

To see success, the client needs internal motivation and personal growth mindset.

Other communication workshop topics for professional audiences can be tailored to meet the needs of your organization: persuasive communication, interpersonal communication, feedback, conflict.

Theatre and creative drama workshops can be customized for youth and older audiences for a fun community event.

Setting the scene

Sometimes it takes leaving the office to fully focus, recharge, and create. Just a 40-minute drive from downtown Omaha, Maple Edge Farm, an over 150-year old family farm, is nestled among native oak and maple trees in the West Nishnabotna River Valley in southwest Iowa. This natural, green space can provide a respite from the distractions and sounds of the city. Together, we can walk the trails while creating content, brainstorm, or problem-solve, or sit a spell in the red, velvet room in my 1880s Victorian house. This creative space lends itself to sharing stories, growing and connecting teams, and evolving one’s speaker style.

To keep everyone safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, all workshops are currently being held virtually. I’ve found exciting and engaging ways to translate what we normally do in person to a socially distant setting and would love to help bring your team together in this way.

EACH SESSION FOCUSES ON THE FOLLOWING:

Rapport building between you and coach

Space for collaboration and open communication

Questions to engage in self and team discovery

Action plan to improve your collaboration skills

Public speaking fear has a 10% affect on wage earnings and 15% impairment on your promotion

CREATIVE COMMUNICATION WORKSHOPS

IMPROVE THROUGH IMPROVISATION

Each day we are engaged in conversation with colleagues, administrators, clients, and our supervisors. By using the rules of improvisation, theatre and communication methods and exercises, I teach teams to be more clear, powerful, and overall influential with their communication and connection with people. Whether in the healthcare field, sales, finance, profit or nonprofit industries, business improvisation will increase confidence and improve speech patterns while embracing the speaker’s own unique speaker style.

Target Audience:
Executive leaders, nonprofit directors, professional organizations who want tools to improve their individual and team communication.

Duration:
1–2 hours

Location Options:

  • Maple Edge Farm
  • Virtual
  • Office location

YOUR STORY MATTERS

We hear stories every day, whether from a family member, on a podcast or news program, or even live on stage. Stories connect us. Through engaging activities, learn some tools and the basic storytelling structure to assist you in creating a better story for you or your organization. Storytelling is a powerful tool that takes time, strategic planning, and practice. Motivational storytelling applies the five beats of story to market your message, which can help either an organization or individual better craft a story. Collaborate with a partner. Hear other participants share ideas through this hands-on, engaging workshop. Ignite your passion. Inspire the story. Influence the audience. Your story matters.

Target Audience:
Executive leaders, nonprofit directors, professional organizations who want storytelling strategies for their business; youth and older adults for an engaging community workshop at a library or other community location.

Duration:
1–3 hours

Location Options:

  • Maple Edge Farm
  • Virtual
  • Office location

KNOW THYSELF: WHO YOU ARE AFFECTS HOW YOU WORK, COMMUNICATE AND LEAD

Our personalities are made of both temperament and character. Temperament refers to our innate traits, which affects our behavior. We are born to be and do certain skills with ease, and our character is nurtured by the environments in which we live and the people in our lives. Who we are affects how we work, communicate, and lead. Whether you’re a healthcare professional, educator, in sales, or any other profession, understanding your authentic speaker style helps you communicate effectively with others. During this workshop, participants will engage in active discussion, thoughtful activities, and take home communication strategies to discover how to be more intentional and communicate more effectively in both professional and interpersonal relationships.

Target Audience:
Nonprofit organizations or for-profit organizations who want a better understanding of self and others to enhance how they do business internally and externally.

Duration:
2–4 hours

Location Options:

  • Maple Edge Farm
  • Virtual
  • Office location

THE POWER OF AN EFFECTIVE PRESENTATION

Even Jerry Seinfeld has said, “People would rather be in the coffin than be giving the eulogy at a funeral.” The fear of public speaking is real. Being a natural-born effective public speaker is a myth. It takes practice. Lots of practice. In the first session, you’ll learn communication strategies for sound message-making and effective delivery-style. In the second session, you’ll apply what you learn with one of your presentations and give and receive feedback.

Target Audience:
Leaders looking to improve their communication and public speaking skills in front of small and larger audiences.

Duration:
4–7 hours

Location Options:

  • Maple Edge Farm
  • Virtual
  • Office location

COMMUNICATION UNDER STRESS

We look and react differently when we’re stressed. By becoming more self-aware with our communication patterns and core values, we can better react in times of stress. In this workshop, participants will learn more about their personal temperament, the stress cycle of “back-up,” and strategies of how to better connect and communicate with colleagues and clients when engaged in stressful communication.

Target Audience:
Nonprofit organizations or for-profit organizations who want to become more self-aware and have strategies to best communicate when under stress.

Duration:
2–4 hours

Location Options:

  • Maple Edge Farm
  • Virtual
  • Office location

STORYTELLING PERFORMANCE

The community finds the space, the four to six storytellers, and promotes the event. I coach the storytellers, conduct a storytelling workshop and dress rehearsal, and can emcee the event.

Travel with me. Hear a story. Connect.

Target Audience:
Everyone!

Duration:
Coaching: 3 hours per storyteller; 2-hour show

Location Options:

  • Maple Edge Farm
  • Virtual
  • Office location