In this series of articles we take five minutes to chat with a member of the TeamBonding team so you can get an idea of the sort of people we are.
In this installment we chat with Andrew, our intuitive Team Building Facilitator. Andrew loves to hit the slopes, and has a strong hankering for some Grade A, New York Style Pizza.
How long have you been working with TeamBonding? I began working with TeamBonding in April 2010.
What got you started in facilitating? I assisted Michael Riley at event in April 2010 (my first event) and said to myself “That’s more me.” (referring to Michael.) I followed up with Michael, and subsequently Jayne, and started facilitating on my own in Sept 2010.
What do you do with your spare time? I ski in the winter, and play ice hockey multiple times per week year round. In addition, I also run my own businesses and live in 2 cities (Denver, CO and Mountain View, CA).
Where is your favorite place in the world to be? Top of Grand Review in Blue Sky Basin at Vail. Very close #2: Namale on Savusavu in Fiji.
What advice would you give to your younger self? Lead with your heart – and allow your head be one of the greatest resources that your head calls on to play along in the game of life.
The most annoying thing in the world according to you is: Lack of sensory acuity.
What can’t you live without? Air.
Describe yourself in three words: integrity, passion, authenticity.
Do you have a favorite food? Pizza – great pizza (grew up in NY).
Something people may not know about you: I published my own newspaper in the first grade. Following my Bar Mitzvah, I rode home with a couple of my closest friends and shared some of my gift money with them … just because.
The most important thing in life is: Contribution. Life is not about me, it’s about we. As I learned from a talk from the late, great Sir John Templeton: He chose not to be a go-getter, but rather a go-giver. This is fulfillment in life.
Thanks for letting us get to know you a little better, Andrew! Stay tuned to see who is featured on next week’s Meet The Team!