It’s a delight for TLH to work with this leadership team both virtually and face-to-face. Many of the team had never met each other face to face. So the opportunity to gather in Singapore in December 2023 was evermore special and allowed the team to go high for perspective together by walking the MacRitchie trail and crossing the 25 metre TreeTop Walk, overlooking the beautiful canopy of the rainforest.
We used concepts, tools and activities aimed at building trust and confidence in the team on their journey in pursuit of better. The addition of challenge and movement, such as a 4-hour hike, added to the experience. Witnessing the team come together for the first time was a humbling experience, as each leader gave their best and embraced the valuable opportunity to connect, share, and be open and honest with one another. The impact of this offsite will extend far beyond those few days, leaving a lasting impression on the team and on us at The Leadership High.
“TLH is a wonderful group of people, who are passionate about leadership and team development. There is so much to unpack about their work. My team and I worked with them throughout the second half of 2023, and it was one of the most rewarding experiences for all of us in terms of our development and insights into ourselves. I feel compelled to write this “testimonial” since I enjoyed the experience so much!
There are a few concepts that TLH focus on, all of which resonated immensely for me. Firstly, and for me most importantly, they have a deep belief that individual and team confidence is something that can be worked on, built, manipulated. You can be confident in one situation and very unconfident in others – but with the right tools, confidence can be built. Conceptually it is incredibly versatile: who can honestly say they have never been in a situation where they would have liked to be a bit more confident? Secondly, TLH believe that the brain and body are deeply connected. While this is not a novel idea, they follow through on this belief in all their actions – movement is a core part of their approach. My last team meeting included a half day hike through the MacRichie Reservoir Park here in Singapore. This wasn’t simply a “teambuilding” exercise, but we included discussions on confidence, exercises on intimacy, how the brain works – it truly was work. Just work while moving!
Finally, everything TLH talk about is backed by scientific evidence. The team help contextualise their theory through easy to understand, simplified, neuroscience (they even have a top academic expert on their books who will really bring the science to life). Bringing it all together, they also have top (world-class) sports coaches such as Mel Marshall MBE on their books, who can help bring to life the theory in real life practice, albeit in a different field. All that remains is to say a massive thank you to Sarah MacDonald and Sally Storey for this amazing journey we went on and good luck to my team as they move forward with their confidence journey!” Dan Millard , Vice President and Commercial Leader.