Thank you so much for organizing the very useful training.
I am always a bit skeptical when it comes to team training since a few that I had in the past were too vague and ended up “fun and games” rather than something one can apply to work. Great job Debbie, for sharp coaching and not a minute wasted!

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The power of teams lies in their collective wisdom. The circumstances have forced us to adopt a more digital way of working. This creates new opportunities. Are you maximizing them all?


This workshop provides a fun half-day during which the team can reconnect and build trust. We take time to reframe the outlook on collaboration in this new blended context and build a collective action plan for solid collaboration practices.

In addition, we discover the added value a personal leadership archetype can have for a team in volatile circumstances. We examine what the specific composition of Architects, Kings, Strategists,... in your team means for the collaboration.


Part I

How does our team deal with change?

  • Find out through interactive polling how your team really is dealing with change, both collectively and individually

What can we learn from our new way of working?

  • The new situation offers opportunities for more effective working habits, we discuss our best-in-class habits in small breakout rooms

How can we improve the way we work?

  • Based on the discussion above, we design a concrete action plan that will shape the way we work



How do we stay strong in times of chaos?

  • Introduction of leadership metaphors:

    • what is a leadership metaphor?

    • why can they be useful for all of us? Both individually and collectively?

Discovering your unique leadership metaphor

  • For this exercise we use our metaphors@work online card set. It depicts well known archetypes such as the King, the Jester, the Warrior, the Caregiver,... Each of them comes with a set of characteristics, strengths and pitfalls. Every team member picks their unique leadership metaphor based on the characteristics they recognize.

Sharing of the individual leadership metaphors

  • Who are the Architects, the Visionaries, the Caregivers,… in our team?

  • What are resilient teams made up of?

  • What does this composition mean for our team and the way we work? 



  • Re-connection, fun, laughter, togetherness in an online environment

  • Focus on the new opportunities to create collective value

  • Action plan to make most of your collective time together

  • Insight into the different approaches (archetypes) and the impact this has on the team


0,5 day digital team building (2 x 1,5 hours with a break or lunch in between)
We use the Zoom technology to maximize interactivity (polling, breakout rooms,…)


About the material:

  • "The images are very intuitive, the texts are written appreciatively and not too long"

  • "Nice distinction in underlying motives of the archetypes"

  • "The combination of intuitive and cognitive makes it very inviting and playful"

About the methodology:

  • "Time flew by, a nice variety of exercises and other methodologies".

  • "This methodology is more beautiful and nuanced than the traditional psychological models".

About the effects:

  • "It exposes a surprising side of people that is difficult to discover through traditional personality models".

  • "It exposes that which one does not know about one's intrinsic qualities"

  • "It triggers people to discover positive qualities and explore virgin territory"


The investment for this workshop depends on the number of participants. Contact me with your specific question,

Debbie Baute, Confidant gcv, Biesboslaan 7, 1785 Merchtem

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