Boat to Boardroom
Based on their books ‘Boat to Boardroom’ and ‘The 7 Racing Rules’, the workshop follows the exploits of a team in the Global Challenge Around the World Yacht Race (a race both Paula and Alex were involved in). The workshop includes a powerful analogy of the similarities of running a business and a sailing team – all in the same boat, the need for good leadership, everyone working together, motivation, resilience, crisis management etc. and an introduction to The 7 Racing Rules – 7 top tips on how to win in business and life.
The workshop is hands on with Alex and Paula telling their story and stopping at critical moments in their actual race when it is up to the attendees to discuss what is happening (re the leadership of the team) in that particular circumstance/crisis/situation and how they should react. Each scenario is debriefed, and the learnings taken away from it. The story then continues to the next scenario. A typical session will have 3 scenarios.
They cover a whole range of different situations relating to different aspects of business such as:
- Crisis management
- Silo mentality
- Dealing with poor performance
At the end of the session, attendees will go away with a tool kit to help them to deal with different situations at work, as well as hearing an inspirational and motivating story from two people who went through it first-hand.