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Tailor-made skills trainings, workshops and team building in the French Alps, that help employees find and experience more meaning in their work. To be able to work more efficiently, and with more pleasure and motivation.

TAYLOR-MADE WORKSHOPS, TEAM BUILDING, AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TRAINING IN THE FRENCH ALPS

 

During the workshops, skills trainings and team building activities in the French Alps, we make use of the so-called nature fix. Scientific research shows that spending time in nature is not only healthy for us in the sense that it enhances our natural resilience, it also makes us more creative, and leads to strong mutual bonds through the shared experiences.

And this is exactly what we benefit from in our trainings and workshops. We work in an inspiring environment (outside as much as possible), away from the hectic pace of everyday life. We learn new skills, work out new plans, and really have time for each other and for good and important conversations. So that we know what the expectations are. What we're doing it for. What our goal is. And how we're going to get there. So that we really feel like a team again. So that we know how to do it better. Using everyone's qualities. Having improved our skills.

So that eventually we have more clarity, and can't wait to get on with it!

EXAMPLES OF WORKSHOPS AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS TRAININGS THAT I'VE GIVEN:

Setting project team goals

Improved collaboration

Stress management

Team building

Better decision-making

Collaborating in self managing teams

Burn-out prevention

A burn-out? Never again!

Finding meaning in work

Time management

Leadership skills

Communicating in teams

Make your meetings more efficient and fun

Personal leadership (also for non-managers)

Work with your strenghts

WHY SPARK & PEPPER?

The trainings and workshops of Spark & Pepper are given by Janne Geurts.

Professional skills trainer, coach & published author
I am a professional skills trainer and coach and have given various business training courses on leadership and management subjects for the Chartered Management Institute in the UK. In addition to a thorough education in training and coaching skills, and a considerable amount of experience in working with teams and individuals, I am the author of the book 'conversation in groups' (in Dutch), a university study book that teaches social science students how to improve the quality of their conversations and meetings.

Ex- elite athlete
I've also been an elite athlete. In 2016 and 2018, I represented the Netherlands at the World Championship ultra trail. I know (and live) the mindset that is needed to perform at the highest level, without being snowed under. There are many similarities between top sport and performance in business and I can share my strategies on how to perform best (whilst not overstretching yourself).

International Mountain Leader
I am currently doing the French training for International Mountain Leader. In France, there are strict rules about being in the mountains with a group. I will be able to take groups with me and challenge them to get out of their comfort zone, learn new things and tap into their creativity from summer 2020.

Multilingual and internationally oriented
I am Dutch and have lived and worked in 5 different countries (The Netherlands, Thailand, Austria, England and France). I now live near Grenoble since 2017, after having lived in the UK for 7 years. I am fluent in Dutch, English, French and German and can provide skills trainings, team building and workshops in all four languages.

Local network
I have a local network of mountain guides, outdoor instructors and inspirational training locations so we can tailor-make a training or workshop that will meet your objectives.

WILL YOU COME ON A JOURNEY WITH ME?

I work with a number of gites and hotels in the French Alps that have been chosen particularly for their comfort and atmosphere. They have the most inspiring working environments, they provide the most comfortable accommodation, and they are super hospitable and accommodating. Both locations have a space where we can work but, weather permitting, we will work outside as much as possible.

LOCATIONS:

HOTEL ESPRIT MONTAGNE

La Chapelle d'Abondance
In the Chablais mountains
Below lake Geneva

1.30h from Geneva Airport

L'ÉVASION AU NATUREL

Col de Marcieu
In the Chartreuse Mountains
In between Grenoble and Chambéry

1.30h from Geneva Airport

YOUR LOCATION

Based on your preferences
We can find the perfect location for you

WANT TO KNOW MORE?

All the workshops, professional skills trainings and inspiration days are tailor made. We will look at your specific goals and wishes and adapt the program accordingly. I live in France and have a network of local guides, outdoor sports and training professionals with whom I regularly work.

I'm happy to think along with you!