Coast Coaching and Teambuilding
Many people like to have coaching sessions outdoors. Walking in a forest, for example, or during a stroll on the heathlands. In a totally different, and more natural environment than an office or a coaching room.
De Vuijst Consult BV is located right on the North Sea coast, near the port of Scheveningen and the dunes and the beach of Den Haag. The sea offers endless views, the wind clears your mind, and the bustle of arrivals and departures fills the port. The coast is one big nature reserve, with extraordinary birds, a fragrant smell of the salty water, and the wooded dunes are a protected domain – and home to foxes, rabbits, hundreds of types of plants. You are very welcome!
CU@C: team building at sea
In team coaching it can be very useful to bring the team into a totally different environment, and instead of management or executive activities engage in something that is not work related. This is why teams have ‘away-days’; this is why team-building sessions never take place in the office.
Since May 2013 De Vuijst Consult B.V. has as its disposal the Aaltje Cornelia, a seaworthy yacht that can be used to take to the sea as a team. And to sail together, even for those who have never sailed before. As soon as you leave the port, feel the sea, and see the coastline of Scheveningen disappear, you change a little. This also holds true for teams. A different kind of conversation become possible, but you also have to work (together). To sail a boat together you need to look at each other, sometimes wait for one colleague, or do one particular thing as a group, and you must always listen to the individual who is the ‘acting skipper’. Sea sailing also requires that you take into account the quirks of the sea, currents, tide, wind, weather, waves, and … each other. The ease with which a crew works together and tells each other what they do and when they do it determines how smoothly the boat cuts through the waves.
If you want to take to sea with your team – let us know. And if anyone gets seasick we will naturally turn back to port. This is also a great place to be while on board. And there is plenty to learn there for a team!
For this activity De Vuijst Consult BV collaborates with the Zeezeilschool Scheveningen. The Zeezeilschool has professional skippers/instructors, and boats of course. This means that sea sailing is also possible for large teams or with several teams at the same time.
You are very welcome!