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What a fantastic show! Today David is chatting with International team builder, and leadership consultant Shawn Stratton. David and Shawn share invaluable tips about how to be a great leader and where to start.
Shawn talks about his background and explains how he uses expeditions in the wilderness to build teams, and bring out the human element in business colleagues.
Shawn talks about how we tend to hide behind masks in society and how being outside your element, makes the masks come off, and that’s where real personal development, and team building, and leadership can thrive. He then explains how what people learn in the wilderness can be brought into every day work environment; By trying to create an environment for vulnerability!
Tune in and hear David and Shawn share their experiences, and take away a whole lot of valuable tips!
Shawn Stratton is an international teambuilding and leadership consultant, bestselling author, an Ironman and a Marathon competitor, and expedition guide. Driven by a love for experiential education, adventure, and leadership, he has devoted 20 years to leading teams, including over 2,000 days of wilderness expeditions into some of the world’s harshest environments, and six years consulting with corporations in team building and leadership development. His first book, Teams on the Edge: Stories & Lessons from Wilderness Expeditions, released in 2013, was an instant bestseller. In 2013 Shawn was also inducted into the Royal Canadian Geographical Society’s College of Fellows. Stratton is a senior instructor for the National Outdoor Leadership School and has sat on the boards of various volunteer organizations, which benefit from his dynamic leadership and wide range of teambuilding expertise.
Shawn lives in Calgary, with his wife, Alexandra, and two young daughters, Sierra and Trinity. We’re excited that he is with us today.
Teams on The Edge by Shawn Stratton
Leaders Eat Last: Why Some Teams Pull Together and Others Don’t by Simon Sinek (Kindle Edition with Audio/Video)
“Don’t let anything live rent-free in your head.”
“It wouldn’t be an adventure if you knew the ending.” Shawn Stratton
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