Consulting, Leadership Development & Team-building Services

Consulting, Leadership Development & Team-building Services

Action Consulting, Leadership, Teambuilding, and Organizational Development for your Department, Small Business, Corporation, Agency, or Non-Profit

WILD GUYde Adventures has been providing outdoor adventures in the Blue Ridge Mountains and the Shenandoah Valley since 2004, so we know something about leadership and taking on challenges. Now, WGA is ready to deliver action consulting and fun for your company or organization using what we learned about positive leadership, assembling and building a purpose-driven team, and overcoming obstacles.

Imagine heading out to the National Forest with your work crew, and coming back at the end of the day with a clearly defined purpose, stronger working relationships and communication skills, and a better sense of your own leadership agenda. Imagine too the amazing benefits of having fun together!

We use adventure activities such as rock climbing and rappelling, land navigation, river trips, outdoor survival skills, and wild caving to surface and address issues such as leadership growth, building an effective and bonded team, group planning, overcoming obstacles together, and celebrating (one of corporate America’s most under-utilized team-building strategies).  
Consider requesting a proposal for any of the following:

Leadership Development

  • Leading in the Mountains and Other Places: a 1 or 2 day experiential leadership lab that highlights key insights and themes in increasing your leaders’ effectiveness. Participants can be “everyday leaders” (teachers, scout leaders, pastors, parents, anyone willing to be intentional and reflective about their leadership role). 
  • Customized leadership development using adventure and experiential learning: we meet with you to talk specifically about your needs and interests, and then tailor a learning experience to suit you, using our adventure activity tools.
  • Personal Mastery and Purpose: an outdoor adventure day that invites us to confront fear, and engage the endowments of imagination and habit to move ourselves forward in life with vision and purpose – a day that blends thoughtfulness with action!

team-building

  • Indoor (conference room) sessions: experientially engaging your team in deepening trust, developing positive communication patterns and expanding capacity thinking. This can be on-site at your location, or off-site (linked with lodging and catered meals if desired). This can be a half day or full day, and will remain physically casual.
  • Navigation Mission: an out-in-the-National-Forest and off-trail adventure that stresses teamwork and problem-solving to reach a shared objective. This is a half day and is physically active.
  • Adventure Team Challenge: cooperating to complete a sequence of challenging outdoor team tasks, stressing individual contribution, active teamwork, and shared purpose. This is a  is physically strenuous half day
  • Outdoor Survival Challenge: Can your team build a fire, “score” in the hunt for prey, secure your food from predators, dry-cross a stream, evacuate an injured teammate, and navigate off-trail? Take part in this physically strenuous1/2 to full day to find out.
  • Ice-Breakers, Meeting or Conference Openers: Let us help you get your organization gathering or retreat started with networking, fun, and some “de-inhibitizing!”

Incentives & Celebrations

  • Paddling on the South Fork of the Shenandoah River, with a rope swing, a great rapid, and some rock jumping, along with canoe skills and river instruction. This can be a half day or full day.
  • Rock Climbing and Rappelling: Enjoy the “vertical world” at Hidden Rocks, Waterfall Mountain, Little Stony Man, or Seneca Rocks WV. This activity is for beginner or intermediate levels. By the end of the day, everyone should have experienced some success and some challenge!
  • Wild Caving: Beginner or intermediate level trips to the underground world. Experience helmets, headlamps, mud and rock, learning underground navigation, and seeing flowstone and total darkness This is a half day activity.

horizons hospitality

Our partnership with Horizons Hospitality allows us to offer options into your event package such as conference center or cabin lodging 10 miles north of Harrisonburg VA, and catered or pack-out meals.

what do i do next?

Call or email for a proposal. We will spend some time getting to know you, and work to understand your situation. Then, we will create an action proposal tailored to your needs and goals. At that point, you can begin prepping your team, gathering your gear, and arranging for a day (or several) out of the office!