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Tribe Building Retreat
NYC

A two and a half day experience where teams become tribes by building bonds that can't be broken.

The most affordable and highest impact relationship building event of its kind!

Arrive as a team.
Leave as a tribe.

Gain knowledge.
Dive deeper.
Laugh harder.
Be inspired.
Drop the conflict.
Shake things up.

Experience the power of what can be achieved through true
Human Connection.

The Tribe Building Retreat brings your people together to create unprecedented connections with each other by sharing wisdom, telling stories and offering lessons learned along the way.  By facilitating deeper conversations on life's biggest topics, your team will build unbreakable bonds, and become a tribe that can accomplish great things!

How does the connection happen?
Imagine attendees...

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Listening to a 9/11 first responder talk about what they saw that day, and then reflecting on topics such as overcoming fear, showing courage and taking risks.

Swinging Performer

Watching a Broadway performer get real about perseverance, and then reflecting on what your group is willing to do to achieve their goals.  

Embracing the lessons of an award winning journalist, and then developing a deeper curiosity about the story your organization presents to the world.

Teams survive.
Tribes thrive.

Meet your facilitator.

Your Tribe Building event will be led by world renowned speaker, critically acclaimed author and award winning entrepreneur Stuart Knight.  Each day Stuart will be sharing lessons and insights to push your team further based on his thirty years of experience speaking to over one million people, and having worked with some of the planet's biggest companies.  From there, he will facilitate conversations that unleash the wisdom of the group, while creating the human connections that will move you past being a team and into becoming a tribe.

To learn more about Stuart, click HERE 

What happens when a team becomes a Tribe?

  • Strong social bonds amongst team members results in them being 12 times more productive at their jobs.

  • Meaningful relationships rank highest on employee engagement scores, which has shown to lead to an average of 21% higher year end profits.  

  • Organizations with high levels of human connection are 5.4 times more likely to be agile, 3.2 times more likely to have satisfied customers, and 2.3 times more likely to have engaged employees.

  • 46% of workers cite an unmet desire to work with people who trust and care for each other as a reason to quit.

  • Strong social ties in the workplace have been shown to decrease deceit among co-workers and increase trust and a desire to collaborate.

  • 70% of people say deeper relationships with colleagues was the most important factor to a happy work life.

  • 58% of employees would choose meaningful relationships at work over higher paying positions somewhere else.

  • Personal benefits from having closer social ties include decreased blood pressure, lower levels of stress, improved mental health, and a significantly lower risk of illness and disease.

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Looking back throughout history, there are countless examples of amazing things that happened because people bonded together in a meaningful way.  From revolutions that changed the world, to sports teams making franchise history, close social ties between members of a group led to some of the greatest accomplishments ever witnessed. The Tribe Building Retreat is designed to move your team past being cordial colleagues, and toward becoming a family unit that is resilient, harmonious and a force to be reckoned with.  

What to expect...

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Topics that touch the heart

At the Tribe Building Retreat we dive into big topics that create big connections.  Life and death, highs and lows, trials and triumphs.  While boundaries are always respected, all participants are given the chance to be honest and authentic.  By creating a safe space for people to share, Stuart generates a meaningful conversation that simply can't be had at work.

Hot Seat

At multiple times throughout the retreat, Stuart invites an audience member to join him on stage to engage in a deeper conversation on a topic of their choice.  Ranging from a workplace challenge, to a lesson learned from a difficult time, these random moments give yet another angle into the people you're supposed to know.  During these colourful, and often emotional exchanges, Stuart will draw out important messages by facilitating comments from the crowd, while interjecting with valuable lessons from his own life.  Things fire up with the hot seat!

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Stories That Heal

For thousands of years, growth, learning and a chance to heal happened because the right story was told.  Some were funny, while others were heart-wrenching, but by the end the listener was left with a deeper understanding of themselves, and the world they live in.  

 

The Tribe Building Retreat harnesses the power of storytelling by tapping into the life events that shaped the people in that room.  It may be a story of love, perseverance, forgiveness, failure or a near death experience for all we know.  In all cases, these stories give others a chance to be inspired, let go and to know they are not alone. 

When Two Become One

Let's face it, people on your team spend more time with some colleagues than they do with others.  That's to be expected in any work environment, and while it's not a bad thing, it does present a challenge.  A group that is composed of individual smaller relationships, no matter how meaningful they are, will never compare to the strength of the entire group being connected as a whole.  

 

But with busy schedules, personal commitments and a life outside of work, how do those who rarely connect find themselves engaging in meaningful conversation?  The Tribe Building Retreat quickly fills that gap by ensuring multiple one on one moments are created between all attendees. Whether it’s over lunch, during a break or while celebrating the accomplishments of the day, we create magical opportunities between members of your team to discover the many surprising ways their lives overlap!

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Schedule Breakdown

The Tribe Building Retreat lasts just over two and a half days, and while there is a schedule in place, we don't hold a stopwatch to the agenda in order for the connections to happen organically.  Each day begins at 9am, and ends at 5pm, with the end time on the third day being 2pm.  To get a sense of what a typical day looks like, click below.  

How it works.

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Book your complimentary discovery call to learn how this retreat can be customized for your group.

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