“Helping Students Cope with Stress through Self-Awareness”

By Ritch Hochstetler | March 27, 2020

Self-awareness is the ability to accurately perceive your own emotions in the moment and understand your tendencies across situations. It’s even listed by the World Health Organization.read more

“Virtual Teambuilding Resources”

By Ritch Hochstetler | March 20, 2020

What if you (and your team) “hotwired” technology… Zoom, Slack, Hangouts, Skype, email, text, and more, for intentional team building in this challenging time? Check out the activities below to spark your imagination and to help you be intentional, generative, positive, and resilient as a person, a team member, and a leader.read more

“Trust Requires Connection and Vulnerability”

By Ritch Hochstetler | Feb. 7, 2020

For people to experience trust, there needs to be a solid connection they both believe in.  For this connection to be solid means that both people are “all in!” It’s built on a solid history of being trust-worthy (a history of behaviors that support your belief.)…read more

“Cooperation is More than Playing Nice”

By Ritch Hochstetler | Jan. 31, 2020

Webster defines cooperation as “the actions of someone who is being helpful by doing what is wanted or asked for.”

According to the latest research on teams, however, there is a lot more to cooperation than playing nice. For cooperation to infuse a team with greater effectiveness, every team member must be pushed, even pressured, through their “social network”, to take ownership in where the team is heading…read more

“The Power of Interaction on your Team”

By Ritch Hochstetler | Jan. 24, 2020

The factors most people think of as driving group performance – cohesion, motivation, and satisfaction, are less significant than we thought. According to the latest research, the largest factor in predicting group intelligence is the equality of the conversational turn taking: groups where only a few people dominate the conversation, are less collectively intelligent than those with a more equal distribution of conversational turn taking…read more

“7 Ways to Open Your Mind to Creativity”

By Ritch Hochstetler | Oct. 10, 2019

Our staff team recently digested, and were highly impacted, by the book Creative Quest by Questlove, the drummer and joint front-man for the Grammy Award-winning band The Roots. The Roots is the in-house band for The Tonight Show…read more.

“I Remember When…”

By Bekah Finch | Sept. 9, 2019

It was during my very first experience with this amazing tool that I fell in love with one activity in particular- “I Remember When…”…read more.

Any Good Recommendations?

By Ben Rheinheimer | August 12, 2019

It all began at the corner of E. Alejo Road and Indian Canyon Drive in downtown Palm Springs as I waited for the light to change…read more.

The Power of Sports

By Kailey Paszko | July 25, 2019

I don’t know if it can be pin pointed. Or if there is one exact moment that stands out over others. Maybe it’s the adrenaline pumping through your bloodstream moments before the start of a big game…read more.

The Power of Play

By Ritch Hochstetler | July 12, 2019

As I made my way from where I parked to my office this morning I encountered teams of people moving in and out of shops and stores.  I stopped to ask someone what was going on…read more.