Everyone’s success is cheered and celebrated. Everyone takes home a memento that is theirs to keep forever. The sense of empowerment that people feel is second to none and your team will celebrate it together.
Experience a Breakthrough!
The Breaking Barriers program is a memorable, empowering, high-energy experience that can create the confidence and connections that your new employees need. Everyone walks out of the door inspired to take action like never before! Karate experts spend years developing the skills to smash through boards and blocks with their bare hands. We take these skills and harness them into an empowering experience where participants not only break through a board, but breakthrough their personal barriers.
Everyone in the session will use a one-inch thick, twelve-inch square wood board as a metaphor for the obstacles and barriers we often put in our way to keep us from achieving our goals. Participants will then break through the board, using either their hand or their foot, as a physical metaphor for breaking through their barriers and achieving greatness in their life.
Through presenter-led discussion, participants will determine for themselves their own barriers. They’ll choose one barrier that they are committed to working on, and write that barrier on their board. Examples of barriers include fear of failure, procrastination, fear of rejection, fear of success, addictions, etc. On the other side of the board, they will write the outcomes they will achieve or gain in their life, once they have committed to breaking through the barrier. They’ll learn to trust the process as it unfolds, listen with an open mind, and take a step further than they ever thought they could. It is within this final step, beyond all doubts and limitations, that participants connect to their intrinsic power, moving from fear to trust, and from doubt to confidence.
Read more on onboarding and developing a successful process with Breaking Barriers on our blog page.
A large open space is preferred with about 25 sq. ft of space per person.
- Gaining self-awareness of barriers team members put into their own lives.
- Getting motivated to take positive action to overcome their barriers.
- Increasing confidence in their ability to accomplish goals.
- Taking on the “If I can do this, I can do ANYTHING!” attitude.
After all participants have broken through their barriers, the process can be debriefed with participants having an opportunity to share their experiences with each other if they so choose. Some companies only want this activity as a roaring finish to a great day of meetings. Others invite our trainers to share inspirational messages and content aligned with a desired theme or message.
Please tell our facilitator how much we LOVED him! It was perfect – gotten lots of emails, calls, posts on FB – it made such a difference! The session was outstanding
“We’ve done a couple of programs with TeamBonding in the past and loved them. This year, when we saw the Breaking Barriers listing it looked like the perfect program for us but it was out of our budget. We knew the value of this program though, so we got creative to find the budget. We believed this program would be an investment in our employees. We couldn’t have been happier with Breaking Barriers!”
"Breaking Barriers was fantastic. It applied to what we had spent time on during our meetings and the team loved it. We used it as our ending event and that worked well as it pulled everything together from the prior 3 days. I would definitely do it again. The facilitator was very good."
We had a great time and I received a lot of positive feedback from the team. They were surprised, had fun and enjoyed participating in multiple activities. Michael was amazing!
The feedback has been nothing but positive. I received several unsolicited comments from many people who could not say enough great things about the program and the facilitators. It was definitely a success!
Ben and his team were fantastic yesterday! Thank you so very much for everything!
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