After a long time in development, I'm happy to share the launch of my newest branch of Maria Finnegan Fitness...."Board2Boardroom."
Board2Boardroom is a combination of stand up paddle boarding (SUP), yoga, and a variety of carefully constructed physical activities aligned with leadership development goals and objectives. My participants for my first event were part of the leadership team at our local elementary school and I was honored to share this unique experience with such an amazing group of educators.
Mother Nature gave us the most gorgeous day for this outdoor event in mid-August.
Clear blue skies, warm sun, gentle water and cool breezes were the backdrop for our half-day session that focused on "Day One." Since this was the first time the team came together for the school year AND certainly the first time they all tried SUP together, it was a a fantastic way to truly learn about the Day One mindset. Teaming with my friend and leadership development expert, Mark Van Buren, we combined the balance, strength and trust required for SUP with similar personal and professional goals for our teachers. We explored the Day One formula: A (awareness) + B (be present) + C (change) = D (Day One),
and how each of these simple concepts can affect a fresh mindset, unique perspective, a new outlook and a clean start.
As the day unfolded, it was such a treat to see the nerves and fear melt away while the the smiles, laughter and confidence emerged. We rounded out the day with a powerful appreciation exercise that truly captured the individual strength and team bond of this group.
Our hope as facilitators of this event was to share a new way of looking at situations, challenges, and obstacles both in the classroom, in their teams and personally. Applying the Day One Mindset is one strategy to create positive changes in very attainable ways. We look forward to delving deeper into this strategy with this leadership team throughout the school year and we are so grateful for the chance to share B2B with this fantastic group.
We are also excited to offer this type of workshop and leadership event to everyone and anyone interested in bringing something unique, fresh and effective to their business, company or organization. Contact Maria today to schedule B2B for your next team-bonding and leadership development event.
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