Extreme Team Building: Surviving an Ocean Crossing


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Amazing talk! Stephanie did an incredible job of blending humor and personal anecdotes to explore the key aspects every team needs to be successful. I'd rate this 6 stars if I could.

Matt Stauffer at 14:25 on 6 Feb 2016

This was a incredible talk. Stephanie is an engaging and compelling speaker, and combined her personal stories together with experience across diverse organizations to great effect. The talk was full of great advice for business owners and managers.

Adrian Burden at 14:39 on 6 Feb 2016

Great talk.
Loved the story telling and slides. There is a hidden I in Team :)

Emil Gallant at 15:34 on 6 Feb 2016

I really enjoyed listening to Stephanie present about teams. She's already sparked a conversation with our team about things we could change and improve upon.

H Nordstrom at 15:42 on 6 Feb 2016

Great talk! I have seen several of Patrick's talk in person and you managed to outshine him on both tie-in content and presentation. Well done!

Brilliant talk about how to get teams of all sizes into a compassionate group that will look at results instead of individual goals.

Eryn O'Neil at 16:38 on 6 Feb 2016

ermagerrrrrd. Stephanie is a great speaker, and this was a great talk. A good balance of story-telling (I know so much more about sailing now!) and info delivery for a keynote talk. Her stories were well-chosen to illustrate her points. My only critique is that each section ended with a bulleted list of qualities that are/aren't present when that element of teamwork is going well, and I felt a bit read to on those slides. I'm not sure if the content ought to be more integrated, or if some just needs to be cut. But it's not even enough to drop one star, just room for improvement on an already great talk.

Stephan Hochdörfer at 17:54 on 6 Feb 2016

Great talk. Nuff said :)

Amelia White at 18:03 on 6 Feb 2016

So good! I loved the subject matter of the talk as well as the pacing, and the tie-in between sailing and team building was very apt. 10/10 would recommend.

Emily Stamey at 18:04 on 6 Feb 2016

This was an incredible story about crossing the Pacific! It was a story about team dynamics under crisis situations. And it tied back into helpful ways of managing and working within your team. This keynote was so wonderful! It felt like something that would have been at a larger, corporate event. Absolutely inspiring!

Good analogy and perspective.

Dana Luther at 20:15 on 6 Feb 2016

This was simply fantastic.

Adrian Burden at 11:13 on 7 Feb 2016

Thank you for a passionate talk on teams. Very timely for some things I am doing with my team. Thank You!

Paul Sellars at 11:35 on 8 Feb 2016

As someone who's read the book this talk was based on it was brilliant to see it applied into a totally different scenario. Very good talk, would be interested in tutorials based on this subject and how to help individuals within the teams overcome fear of conflict - as these concepts are much easier to implement outside of a workplace, sports traditionally having high cohesion between team members.

Stephanie is a very entertaining and inspiring speaker. Her personal experiences and resulting insights into team work were on point. Looking forward to seeing more from this exceptional human.

Steve Grunwell at 18:45 on 9 Feb 2016

Incredible talk about working in a team setting where the stakes actually matter (as opposed to most software, which is a playground compared to the open water). Stephanie had the audience hanging on every word yet wasn't afraid to admit when she made mistakes in the race.

Excellent. If only we would all save our team members who fall overboard.

My favourite talk of the conference. I can't think of anything that you could do to improve it. 10/10, would hear again.