Build Your Team

episode #449 – February 18, 2020

GUEST: Deseri Garcia | Vida Aventura

Whether you are hoping to rally your team around a strategy or resolve interpersonal issues an off-site retreat or team building session can be an ideal solution.

the episode

Whether you are hoping to rally your team around a strategy or resolve interpersonal issues an off-site retreat or team building session can be an ideal solution.  Our guest, Deseri Garcia of Vida Aventura, outlines several things to keep in mind before you head out to bond. 

  • Define your objectives – What is the purpose to have the event.
  • Make sure your team understands your objectives and outcomes

Many people dread team building events because they are afraid they will be asked to do something that makes them uncomfortable or makes them feel silly. 

KEY TAKEAWAY: Creating a safe space where everyone can participate by choice helps reduce the tension.

our guest

Deseri Garcia is a dynamic coach, facilitator, and multi-sport adventure athlete. She focuses on transformational coaching, team building, and leadership development. Her goal is to genuinely connect with people and identify with them in an effort to improve both team and personal effectiveness. She works with top-level executives, directors, managers, and business owners.

Deseri began her coaching and leadership development work in 2004. Before that she spent nearly 20 years in international business development, operations, and sales, where she gained insight into the value of relationship building and communication within organizations. She also studied business at Ball State University, earning a bachelor’s degree in small business and entrepreneurship.

Deseri is Association for Challenge Course Technology certified and holds a certificate from the Coaching Clinic–Corporate Coach U. She is a board member with The Arts Council of Indianapolis. In her spare-time she combines her coaching and athletic excellence to train runners and walkers to prepare for charity race events.

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