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Corporate Team Building

Over 20 years of working with organizations who put their people first

BOOM is a hands-on team building provider capable of delivering high impact corporate messaging through its dynamic music-based interactive workshops. Whether you’re looking for something short and impactful or something that goes a lot deeper, we can create something that will work for you. Paul Houle is the President and Founder of BOOM and you can learn more about him here.

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Our Process

It all starts with a good conversation. We want to know what's going on where you work and what you'd like to achieve by bringing your team together. Then we'll build a program that suits your needs. 

Some people call us and say they want to do a team-building program but aren't sure how to get the most out of it. If that's you, we suggest you download our team assessment checklist to help focus your desired outcomes.

QHN.CA has brought in BOOM for a wide range of applications - ice breaker, team building, change mastery, problem solving. We highly recommend BOOM for an innovative and enjoyable
— Quality Healthcare Network
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Choose from these three popular programs or combine them.

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Why we use music and rhythm as a tool for team building

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Because we know thinking like a musician works. 

BOOM uses music and rhythm as a team-building tool because the skills needed for group of musicians to play great music together represent the essence of successful group interaction.

The best players in musical ensembles know how to listen, react, lead and follow. They know how to constantly assess what is going on around them, anticipate what is going to happen next, and then know how to clearly communicate their ideas to their colleagues. They follow a common goal and use their creativity to make the most of what is happening in the moment to influence the future.  

A BOOM team-building workshop lets your team of non-musicians experience how thinking like a musician can increase their collaboration and productivity while they achieve more than they think is possible. 

 

Boom can benefit your organization by helping your people:

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  • increase their ability to listen to each other

  • create something remarkable as a group

  • better understand their role within the team

  • better understand how they can contribute to the team

  • immediately see and hear the results of successful team behaviour

  • increase their ability to deal with change

  • learn how to cooperate more effectively

  • see the results of their contribution to the whole group

  • increase their ability to be creative and take risks

  • understand when to lead and when to follow

BOOM manages the creative process to deliver an innovative and inspirational experience!
— Ernst and Young
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Programs

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BOOM Drumming Ice Breakers

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We understand.  Your people are busy and you don't always have a lot of time to get into team building in a big way.  But you'd also like to kick off your meeting or close with something special, something that connects people, something that says "this year's gonna be different", something they'll talk about for a long time!

That's why we offer our BOOM Drumming Ice Breaker.  It's like a "pop-up percussion orchestra" with your people as the orchestra and BOOM as the conductor.  

 

It's quick. (It's usually about 15 to 20 minutes). It's easy. Anyone, no matter their age, fitness level, or musical ability can participate in a big way. Lastly, it's high energy, and it puts people right where you want them to be before you get on with the rest of your day - Energized and Focused. 

We've done tons of these and there are lots of different directions we can go in, so we should talk.  

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BOOM Drumming Circles

BOOM's guided interactive drumming circles (whoa - that's a mouthful) can be best summed up as...get ready....

A dynamic program / experience / workshop where every one on your team gets to play a hand drum or percussion instrument (yes, everyone - and all at once) while we will facilitate some simple yet, highly interactive pieces of music (especially designed for non-musicians), filled with meaningful and relevant insights that enable them to work better together back at the office on Monday.  

 

 

It's Fun, plus...

Fun is certainly a big part of what we offer!   Tons of fun!  Even for those who think they are "rhythmically challenged", and that's just about every person in your office. (They're wrong, btw).  Playing drums makes people smile (guaranteed), helps them relax (it's like yoga for your brain), and helps provide an air of celebration.  And best of all, it's easy - anybody, any age, any fitness level can make a sound. 

But where we really shine is not just by turning your people into “newbie drummers” (which we guarantee to do) but in how we expertly pull out the lessons / insights / messages that you would like us to get across to your group.  We do this through an engaging live in-the-moment debrief between pieces that make group drumming an incredibly powerful learning experience, filled with epiphanies and ah-ha moments. We assure you that our program gets people thinking differently about how they can interact with their colleagues. 

 (Can be 1 to 2 hours but 90 minutes is great) 

N.B We typically like to work in a circle (or concentric circles) but we've have also done many programs in theatre style or banquet style set ups - whatever works for you works for us.

BOOM Drumming Breakout Sessions

Do you have an organization made up of many small teams?  Would it be helpful if those teams had a stronger sense of identity?  Would it be helpful if they could come up with their own vision for their success?

BOOM's breakout sessions have been a popular choice for our clients who really want to focus on those goals.  These break-outs are fun, challenging and extremely productive.  They take people out of their comfort zones and set up an empowering environment that gives people the chance to think deeply about who they are as a team and what they can accomplish together. 

How it works - First your whole group meets together and participates in an introductory activity to set the tone.  Then they are divided up into their separate teams and given a challenge. (The nature of this challenge will decided through our consultation with you). We'll provide them with the musical instruments they need to complete this challenge.   Yes, it does involve something musical but will be within their abilities.   (Yes, we know they don't think they have any - they're wrong and we'll prove it).   As they work together their separate areas, they will be visited by BOOM staff who will coach and advise them. After a suitable amount of creative time they will come back and present what they've come up with to their peers.  The best part is that they will explain their thinking and their process for all to benefit from.   It is fun, entertaining yet extremely powerful to the people in your organization.  To learn more, check out the video above.