What is team building Nashville style you ask? Well, we have an even more important question for you!
What are your goals for this specific program? Are you trying to foster more collaboration within your team? Are you hoping for more regular innovation to occur within the “walls” of your department? By definition Innovation is putting ideas into action. Execution in other words. But you already knew that! So, what is team building Nashville style? Funny you should ask.
Every single day, here in Nashville, teams of songwriters gather in small rooms working on tomorrow’s hit songs. Brainstorming, active listening or “mirroring” are huge parts of this process. This is the same process used in the board rooms and idea creating sessions at Google www.google.com, Apple www.apple.com, SAS, Southwest Airlines www.southwest.com, Starbucks www.starbucks.com and most of the other innovative, top producing companies that we have all come to know. Much like the teams you have assembled, these teams of songwriters come together with different and yet mutually complimentary skill-sets. Often we have teams where there are stronger word-smiths working with stronger musicians. Or perhaps, there is one writer who just really knows how to write a GREAT HOOK, or Chorus and another who is better at building the story around the hook, or content development. How we make these pieces fit and work well together are quite similar at days end, with how you assemble and develop your team. Lets have some fun together!
Writing a song with your team or group will be highly interactive, loads of fun, engaging, productive, fast paced, and truly a unique Nashville experience. Whether your meeting is in Music City, or in Denver or anywhere in between, for the length of your program you will be team building Nashville style! This song will focus on the right here, right now issues and challenges facing your company, department and/or industry. Songwriting is simply the method we utilize to attempt to dig down a little deeper into your teams style of communication, commitment to collaboration, and dedication to creativity and innovation.
And guess what? There is NOTHING more Nashville than writing a song. So whether or not your group is coming in from out of town, or based in Nashville… why not consider this amazing resource? How can we help you, tell your teams’ story?
What a fun way to start off the week! Thank you for your thoughtfulness and for leading a session at the conference that was truly unique and which engaged our creativity.
Heather Perdue, M.A., CFRE The Center on Philanthropy at Indiana University
Jeff and his team gave us exercises that allowed for critical team development. One of Jeff’s most valuable assets is his ability to empower others using songwriting as a tool. Our group was so lucky to spend an afternoon with Jeff and Michael.
Jamie Amaral, Senior Director Marketing & Sales – OIA, Inc.
Jeff’s process was fast-paced, fun and educational. It was highly interactive and it most certainly brought out the creative spirit in everyone. It was unlike any other team-building exercise that I’ve encountered. I would encourage any group wanting a unique and meaningful team-building experience to work with Jeff. It is time well spent.
Anita J. Day, Co-founder and Executive Director – Outrun the Sun, Inc.
Who knew that play-doh and music would go together! Outpatient Imaging Affiliates had a wonderful, fun time and we all learned how to work as a group and be creative. Thank you Jeff for helping us learn more about each other’s strengths and how to maximize them.
Janet Cheek, VP Operations – Outpatient Imaging Affiliates, LLC.
What an INCREDIBLE Team building program this was! Jeff, you managed to bring together a room full of people that are from all over the country and create one collaborative piece. You have a true gift that inspires all of us to reach beyond and see what was in front of us all along.
Kimberly Miller, Director of Sales & Marketing – Hilton Hotel Group
Jeff’s keynote and his team’s ensuing team-building workshops really touched the fabric of our employee culture. Write-A-Song-Build-A-Team accomplished all of our goals. You really hit a home run!
Brad Green, President – Listerhill Credit Union
Jeff Jacob and Sherrie Austin gave a wonderful program for our new Admissions Specialists Team. Their message and method really resonated, and they touched our organizational clay. Hope we can work with them again soon!
Ginger Priddy, Project Coordinator – DaVita
Jeff, our 2013 class loved you! Your program was phenomenal. I hope we get to work together on another project soon!
Kelly Alvarez Vitale, President – Broward Leadership Council Founder
Your team building program was awesome! I’ve heard nothing but positive comments from our employees. Most are saying it was their favorite part of our event! All writers on your team were outstanding, and your passion for helping teams improve will stay with us for a long time.
Linda Crawford, Training Director – Listerhill Credit Union
Jeff gave a wonderful workshop for our conference. It was insightful, inspiring and a ton of fun! He really made a difference for our attendees. Hope we can have him back for other events in the future.
Elizabeth Allington, Director of Creative Services – Indiana University School of Law
Jeff facilitated a highly productive, energetic team development session for our IT silo at FAU. Recently we’ve been tasked with consolidating operations and campuses and our teams have to learn to work more efficiently together. This program really helped move us in the right direction!
Alberto Fernández, Ph.D. – Director, Partner Campuses Technology Services – Office of Information Technology