Team Building Around the World

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.

Do you have questions or a story idea? Email us or call the podcast hotline at 781.277.2441.
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.
Reflecting on the first ever Team Building Around the World Podcast

Join host Rich Rininsland, Producer Melissa Ehlers, and David Yas, our consultant and Founder of Pod617, the Boston Podcast as we reflect on Season 1 of Team Building Around the World.

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Masami Sato & B1G1

Rich has been talking about B1G1 throughout the season, and this week we talk to its Founder and CEO, Masami Sato.

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Mark Davenport and the Culture of Team Building

In this podcast, we introduce Mark Davenport, Head of Business Development for  Catalyst Global.  Mark is responsible for identifying new partner prospects and facilitating their acquisition into the Catalyst Global network of team building.

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Alex ten Klei and Windshift

Alex ten Klei, Chief Play Officer,  joins our podcast from the Netherlands to chat with Rich about his start in the team building industry.  At first, he started with a kite surfing school and a shop for kite equipment. Alex realized this was not going to support himself for life due to the short summer season in the Netherlands, so he developed company away days at the beach to extend the season.

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Jakub Skorik’s Family Business

Jakub Skorik, Head of Sales at Maxin PRAGUE joins our podcast to share his experiences and the challenges they face bringing team building the Czech Republic.

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Loredana & Marius – Event Architecture in Romania

Your host Rich welcomes Loredana Stancu Business Development Manager, and  Marius Blajut Division Manager of Universum Events in Bucharest, Romania.

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Adam Michaelson’s Team of Video Gamers

Rich welcomes Adam Michaelson, who currently leads Strategic Partnerships at Virtway. Adam has been leading high growth tech companies in the education and training sectors for the past 7 years. With prior experience in law, education, teaching, and event production, Adam is powering Virtway’s leadership in the virtual events and training sector.

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Faraz Waheed’s Gamification of Team Building

Faraz Waheed joins our podcast from Karachi, Pakistan. With a background in psychology, and over 5 years of experience in the travel and team building space in Pakistan, Faraz is one of the most recent additions to the Catalyst Network.

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Stuart Harris’ Experience in China

Having co-founded Team Building Asia in 2002, Stuart Harris is passionate about guiding companies to achieve business success by cultivating their workforce.

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Jayne Hannah’s Joy in Team Building

Jayne Hannah emigrated from England in 2002 and joined TeamBonding as an event manager. Since, she has enjoyed learning every aspect of the corporate team building industry, including facilitating, program development, and her favorite “planning everything!”

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Daniel Trujillo’s Inspiring Adventures

Daniel Trujillo joins the podcast and speaks to Rich about his journey building the company Kadoma in Colombia.

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Hazel Jackson – What’s Next

From rags to riches – Hazel Jackson founded the Biz Group company in 1993 with just $700. As an entrepreneur at heart, Hazel has built this regionally recognized and successful multi-million-dollar business.

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Kingsley Seale – Be Real. Be Playful.

Kingsley Seale, Director of Operations at Be Challenged speaks about how his time with the Rugby Union has influenced him in creating effective teams.

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Karl Burrows and The Haka

Karl Burrows the founder of Haka Works and a New Zealander of Maori and European descent, and currently in London with his wife and 3 children.

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David Powell: Team Building in the Asian Pacific

Listen to David as he joins the show to share stories and insights from his deep involvement in the evolution of the Team Building Industry in South East Asia over the last 25 years. David Powell is the Managing Director of Asia Ability Creative Team Building based in Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. He has successfully designed and conducted numerous training workshops including leadership skills, leadership development, team leading, team development, conflict management, and many others.

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Cecilia Lopez and Creative Team Building

From Dubai to Mexico, Cecilia Lopez joins the show to speak to Rich about her love of creative team building. After 4 years of experience organizing corporate events in the Middle East, Cecilia together with her husband Gabriel Quijano became co-owner of Catalyst Mexico. In her current team building position of Creativity Director, she encourages creativity, passion, and team spirit.

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Rupert Picardo: The Record Setter

Listen to Rich speak with Rupert as he shares his exciting stories including the record attempted (and set) for the largest ensemble of body percussionists in the world. His team shattered the record by having almost 160% more people than the previous record perform body percussion for a continuous six minutes!

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Stuart Downie’s Favorite Team Building Games

TeamBonding’s Facilitator Training Manager Stuart Downie joins this podcast and shares with Rich his favorite team building games and techniques. Stuart is a British Adventurer and accomplished Director who is just as happy presenting team building and leadership programs as he is leading a mountain expedition in the Highlands of Scotland or skippering a sailboat across the North Sea.

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Oran Masterson’s Outdoor Adventures

In this podcast, Rich talks with Oran Masterson, the Director and Creator of Opportunities at Orangeworks in Ireland who shares his exciting history of teaching team building through outdoor adventures!

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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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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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