Team building is not an optional activity for companies and organizations anymore. Much as change management is an ongoing and necessary philosophy these days, so is hiring the right employees, finding ways to maximize their unique talents, and figuring out how to retain them as key members of your team. Richard Branson, the founder of Virgin Records and Virgin Airlines always said… that rather than letting employees go who weren’t “working out”, he always preferred to find a better fit for their talents and personalities. Team building is really an essential piece of what should be ongoing development programs to increase the productivity and overall effectiveness of your organization.
Jeff Jacob, Founder & Lead Facilitator at The Song Team as well as Executive Director of Alaqua Animal Refuge was featured yesterday, April 26th, 2021 on News Channel 7’s morning segment called: “It’s National...
So, this is important and I want you to pay attention. Pretty deep stuff here. The other day I was browsing the aisles of Home Depot with a short list of items needed to pick up for minor projects and just every day home maintenance...
Starting this month I begin a new blog series to address the case for music therapy in healthcare. I want to put my profession to the test. Does it hold the value I feel it does? Are there areas we need to improve? In this first post...
Last week, our Senior Therapist and Program Advisor Klifton Fehr, LHMC and myself traveled to Nashville, in route to Knoxville on a quest to pilot our GET IN TUNE program for underserved youth at a Boys & Girls Club there. We were...
We have great news about our Song Team member, and now …….. for the Face The Music Foundation, Scott Barrier. His song “Merry Christmas With You”, which he wrote...
Recovery Unplugged Provides Hope and Healing for People Affected by Addiction Using the Power of MusicDecember 11, 2019Corporate Team Building, Leadership, Musical team building, team building, Team building Florida, The Song Team - Team Building Blog, recoveryunplugged
Like so many great ideas, Recovery Unplugged, and its sister non-profit organization, the Face The Music Foundation, came into being out of a conversation about a problem. One of the many things that make this particular conversation...
When you’re building something special, the beginnings rarely look anything like the “end-product.” For example, this old shipping pallet, partially torn apart over a weekend…hammer, saw, pry bar…trial and...
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