Podcast: Season 2
Team Building Saves the World

Join host Rich Rininsland as he takes you behind the scenes to discuss the road to live events, company culture, and insights from program developers, leaders, and professionals in the team building industry.

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Join Rich Rininsland, host of Team Building Around the World, for Season 2 Team Building SAVES the world! Taking you on an in-depth journey behind the scenes of the increasingly important, team building industry sharing ideas, inspiration, and best practices from the leaders of the industry as well as discussing changes brought on by world events. By interpreting the correlation of work and play, Season 2 will look into how and why the concepts of team building are essential in today’s world.

The Impact of Remote Work on Climate Change

The switch to remote work at the height of the pandemic proved we can make some improvements to help reverse climate change. In 2019 the average commute time for Americans was 27.6 minutes each way. In 2020 this dropped significantly due to the switch to remote work. Because of that switch, the average American was able to reduce their carbon footprint by about 1800 pounds. But is remote work really part of the answer for helping climate change? What else can we do?

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Corporate Social Responsibility

The leaders of TeamBonding’s newest department, TeamBondingCSR, talk about ways to bring your team together while contributing to worthwhile causes. There are so many options that TeamBonding’s CSR department offers to bring your team together while bringing awareness to many different causes. Studies have shown corporate social responsibility provides many benefits for companies. Teams feel more engaged and connected to their co-workers as they unite to help charities with more than just their dollars.

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The Return to In-Person Events

What is it like to plan in-person events in the world of COVID? What are some things that you need to consider? Depending on where you are located, in-person events may be returning. Does this mean virtual events are a thing of the past?  According to one BizBash’s top 500 people in the event industry, Bob Russo, they are here to stay.  In this episode, Bob talks about what it takes to coordinate an in-person activity and why parallel events might be the way of the future.

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Keeping Employee Engagement Fun

Gamification of employee training is one of the better ways to keep your remote or hybrid team engaged and motivated. With the Great Resignation continuing, hiring and training new team members is key.  New hires will find out about the workplace culture pretty quickly. Why not keep it fun? Stephen Baer offers insight into how gaming can be a great tool to improve employee engagement and make the workplace a healthier and happier space. Gaming can help show employers how their team collaborates, takes on new challenges, and shine a light on potential leaders all while creating a positive and engaging workplace culture.

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Employee Retention

Flexibility and empathy are keys to creating a positive environment where employees want to stay. Sandra Kearney of Human Power Solutions talks to Rich about leaders needing empathy in order to retain their employees. Keeping yourself accessible, valuing your employees, and listening can go a long way when it comes to employee retention. By creating a connected community with your team it will drive a healthy workplace culture. Happy employees translates to your customers, your customer loyalty, and the long-term success of your organization.

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The Great Resignation

Is the grass really greener on the other side? Right now, there is an unprecedented number of people leaving their current jobs. The pandemic has caused a lot of employees to change their mindset on when and where they want to work and seek out positions that are more flexible and will bring them more happiness. Employers on the other hand are trying to keep up with these changes while tending to their businesses needs. This week we speak with Robert Glazer from Acceleration Partners on what has been dubbed the Great Resignation. Robert talks about what he thinks are some of the reasons for the large turnover and when things may level out.

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Season 1
Team Building Around The World

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Join host Rich Rininsland as he brings you ideas, inspiration, and best practices from the finest team building leaders and professionals from around the world.

Supported by The Catalyst Team Building Network, an association of team building providers with representatives in over 90 countries, speaking more than 20 languages, is widely regarded as the voice of the team building industry.

Our thanks also go to B1G1, a company, which can make your business a real force for good.

Guy Baker’s Team Building Revolution

Catalyst Global CEO Guy Baker In the early 1980s Catalyst Global CEO Guy Baker started a small team building company in the UK at the time corporate team building exercises were tired, hackneyed events seemingly all from a limited imagination of a small cadre of alpha males.

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David Goldstein: Entertainment Whiz, Team Building Pioneer, Creative Entrepreneur

TeamBonding’s Founder & COO David Goldstein Rich Rininsland chats with David Goldstein, the Founder and C.O.O., Creator of Opportunities of TeamBonding about his origins in the entertainment industry, his favorite moments in team building, and how the industry is changing as we speak.

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Helena Chavarria’s Creative Journey

Rich chats with Helena Chavarría, the Director of Camino Travel and Premio DMC about her creative journey.  Helena is the creative and innovative spirit of both companies. Listen to what it took for Helena to start her own company in lovely Costa Rica.

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Paul Giroux The Game Show Dad

Get a different perspective in this podcast = from TeamBonding’s Director of Facilitator Training Paul Giroux. With over 15 years of experience facilitating hundreds of programs per year, Paul has become one of our most sought-after Facilitators and we have the references to prove it. Listen to this podcast to hear his story of how using game shows can build team leadership.

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Gabriel Quijano: Mexican Team Building Expert

In this podcast, Gabriel talks about how he brought the concept of Team Building to his home country of Mexico.

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Fabio Tognetti: Italian Leadership Training Expert

In this podcast, Fabio Tognetti from Italy speaks to Rich about his training courses, and how he entered the great world of team building. Fabio is an Emotional Trainer, Speaker, and Founder and Mentor of UNREAL with 20+ years of experience delivering corporate events across the world in Italian and English to set their employees up for success.

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