Services that we supply for TEAM
Why did we decide to join TEAM as a supplier?
Having worked in the Recruitment Industry for many decades, which included building and selling her own independent Recruitment Agency, Julia has a deep understanding of running a busy agency. From dealing with the ever-changing legislation to temps failing to turn up for an assignment and permanent offers being rejected due to counter offers. With the cost of living crisis, a pandemic and the general stress of a fast-paced industry, cracks can soon appear in a thriving business. Julia joined TEAM to offer services that are related to well-being for both business owners and staff as well as to promote good mental health practices within the team.
Julia’s main objective is to promote SHOUT, which is a charity close to Julia’s heart as this charity saved her daughter’s life. #MentalHealthMatters
Motivational Speaking Topics (for TEAM Meetings etc).
If you are a TEAM Regional Director, or you are simply looking for a motivational speaker for your company or perhaps a networking organisation that you belong to then here are the speaking topics to choose from.
A. Rattlesnakes & Scorpions, A Solo Female Traveller hikes the Californian Desert (PCT)
In April 2023 I flew out to California where I started the biggest challenge of my life. The Pacific Crest Trail is 2,650 miles long (4,265 kilometres. It starts at the Mexican border in California and ends in Canada. If you have seen the film “Wild” with Reece Witherspoon then you will know which challenge I am talking about. The first section from Campo to Kennedy Meadows will take approximately 2-3 months of walking where the weather ranges from 44 °C in the desert to battling through the snow in temperatures under -6 °C. I slept in my tent in the wilderness for the larger part of the journey. Of all the things to be scared of, bears and mountain lions were the least of my worries. Lightning strikes and wild snow storms had me running for cover; rattlesnakes make frequent appearances and heat exhaustion is not fun!
You hear it everywhere: successful people wake up early. Richard Branson, The Rock, even Steven King all have a set morning routine which involves waking up early. Who doesn’t want to be successful? This 45-minute talk will walk you through the benefits of waking up early and will give you tools to overcome obstacles along the way. Let me be straight with you: waking up at 5 AM takes effort and discipline, even with purpose. It won’t magically change your life overnight and turn you into a super-human. But it will make a difference, progressively. Small habits compound and that’s how you change for the better and make a difference.
C. Life lessons learned from a hike across Spain
Locally known entrepreneur, Julia Doherty was sitting on a plane with her finger hovering over the delete button for the iPhone email app. She was about to walk over 500 miles across Spain on the Camino De Santiago trail for five weeks, whilst enduring a digital detox. Little did she know that this inspirational journey was about to change her life forever! In this inspirational talk, Julia will share the many lessons learned from this incredible journey. Some of the stories will make you laugh, others may fill you with emotion and some will simply make you cringe. Julia is a renowned speaker and her talks are from the heart as she shares the many situations that she found herself in when you only have two sets of clothes and a few mountains to climb!
D. Effective Time Management Skills for a Better Quality of Life.
Imagine a life where deadlines are met with ease, priorities are crystal clear, and you have the time and energy for what truly matters. It’s not a fantasy – it’s the result of mindful time management. In this 45 min talk we explore some practical strategies to make this vision a reality.
E. A Female Solo Hike Along the West Highland Way! Local walking club owner shares her wild camping journey along the epic trail of the West Highland Way in Scotland. The 96 miles starts just north of Glasgow and ends at the foot of the tallest mountain in the UK, Ben Nevis. What was it like as a solo female walking this iconic trail with everything she needed on her back? Coping with midges, enjoying yoga lessons in the vast Ranoch Moors, thunderstorms and Highland Cows… this Scottish tale is full of amusing stories and a real adventure.
F. 10 reasons why journaling is good for your mental health and wellbeing
Let’s delve into the wonderful world of journaling and explore the profound impact it can have on our mental health and overall well-being. Grab a pen, and a notebook, and join me on this journey as we uncover the ten compelling reasons why journaling is a powerful tool for cultivating a healthier mind and a more fulfilling life.
G. You don’t have to climb Everest to have an adventure. A microadventure is an adventure that is short, simple, local, and cheap – yet still fun, exciting, challenging, refreshing and rewarding. Whether you are sleeping in a church (champing), or hunting for noses in London, life is there for living! In this talk, Julia will share with you some simple, cost-effective ways to have micro-adventures of your own.
H. Rethinking your office environment.
The physical environment can have a huge impact on stress levels, physical health, and interactions with others, which all factor into how engaged and loyal employees feel. Despite employees working from home more, the office still has a role to play in wellbeing. An office that supports good well-being might include Bright, open spaces with plenty of natural light and greenery to encourage productivity and relieve stress. Workspaces designed with specific tasks in mind such as private booths for deep work, cosy spots for conversations, and more formal meeting rooms. Wellbeing perks that promote a positive lifestyle such as healthy snacks and meals, lunchtime running clubs, or subsidised gym passes.
I. Walking for a healthy body and mental well-being. A good walk is not just about the occasional one-off feel-good factor. Being active has a whole range of benefits when it comes to both physical and mental well-being. Julia will share with you her challenges and explain how the simple act of walking at least 30 minutes a day can create calm, clarity and space for new ideas to form. She will also share a few stories from members of her walking club who have suffered from mental health issues and are now seeing the benefits of this activity.
Camino for Recruiters (Specialist retreat in the Pyrennes)
A four-day adventure through the amazing Pyrenees Mountains in Spain.
- Dates to suit you (we suggest avoiding late June to Early Sept).
- Quotes and full itinerary are provided upon request. (Approx costs will be around £700 pp)
- To request a quotation, please complete this form.
Embark on an adventure that transcends the ordinary – the Camino de Santiago, an ancient pilgrimage trail weaving through the stunning landscapes of Spain. This isn’t just a walk; it’s a transformative journey that will reshape your perspective and enrich your life in ways unimaginable. Join us as we invite you to experience the magic of the Camino and discover the profound impact it can have on your outlook.
Section 1: A Path to Self-Discovery. Step onto the Camino, and you step into a realm of self-discovery. The rhythm of your footsteps becomes a meditative cadence, allowing you to peel back the layers and rediscover your true self. The Camino is not just a trail; it’s a pilgrimage inward, leading to a deeper understanding of who you are and what truly matters.
Section 2: Connection with Nature and Culture As you traverse ancient villages, lush landscapes, and historic sites, the Camino becomes a conduit for connection – with the natural world and the rich cultural tapestry of Spain. This immersion fosters a sense of awe and appreciation, instilling a newfound respect for the beauty that surrounds us and the stories embedded in every cobblestone.
Section 3: Community and Camaraderie Walking the Camino is a shared experience, a communal pilgrimage where strangers become companions on the journey. The spirit of camaraderie and the bonds formed with fellow pilgrims create a supportive network, reminding us of the strength found in human connection. It’s a unique opportunity to witness the kindness of strangers and embrace the power of shared aspirations.
Section 4: Reflection and Spiritual Renewal The Camino is a canvas for reflection and spiritual renewal. Whether you seek solace, a spiritual connection, or simply a pause from the demands of daily life, the Camino provides a sacred space to find answers, seek clarity, and rejuvenate your spirit.
Section 5: Overcoming Challenges and Building Resilience Walking the Camino is a metaphor for life’s journey, complete with challenges and triumphs. Tackling the physical demands of the trail and overcoming obstacles fosters resilience, instilling a newfound confidence that extends far beyond the pilgrimage. The Camino teaches us that every step forward, no matter how small, is a victory in itself.
Conclusion: Join us on this life-altering adventure along the Camino de Santiago. As you traverse this ancient pilgrimage trail, you’ll find yourself not only walking through Spain but walking into a transformed version of yourself. This is not just a journey; it’s a chance to rewrite your outlook on life, embracing newfound wisdom, resilience, and a deep sense of fulfilment. Seize this opportunity to embark on a transformative pilgrimage that will resonate with you long after the last steps are taken. The Camino de Santiago awaits – a journey that will change your life forever.
Mental Health Awareness Workshops (accredited)
We have been working in partnership with JMS First Aid for a number of years now. All of our walk leaders are First Aid Qualified via JMS.
JMS First Aid is headed by Jan Southam whose whole career has been spent in the medical profession and delivering training since 2013. Jan and her team of highly qualified and experienced trainers are in the unique position of being able to apply their real-life experiences to the learning, bringing it to life in a way that makes a powerful difference.
Together, our mission is to deliver high-quality, regulated and engaging training which caters for all learning styles and at competitive rates, ensuring that all learners gain valuable life-saving or life-enhancing skills in a relaxed and enjoyable environment.
Our popular mental health in the workplace courses (TEAM Prices)
Mental Health At Work (Level 3 RQF) – 2 days – From £200 p/p
This qualification is aimed at employees in any industry or sector and is suitable for managers and team members alike.
Learners will develop knowledge of a range of mental health conditions, potential impacts on an individual in the workplace and where to refer them for help and support. Learners will hold a mental health conversation to provide support.
Mental Health at Work (Level 2 RQF) – 1 day – From £140 p/p
This qualification is aimed at employees. With an increase in poor mental health, individuals must understand their own mental health and how common mental health concerns can be identified in themselves and others; with strategies to reduce the risk.
Mental Health Awareness (Level 1 RQF) – ½ day – From £60 p/p
This awareness course is the ideal introduction to understanding one’s own mental well-being. It covers the most common mental health conditions, their contributing factors and how individuals should look after their own mental health.
Our mental health in the workplace courses are OFQUAL-accredited
* Note, prices exclude VAT, hotel venue & travel expenses. We will “quote you happy” per booking.
* Min numbers x 6. Max numbers x 12.
Our popular workplace first aid courses
Our first aid training courses are OFQUAL accredited and meet with HSE requirements.
These are our popular First Aid at Work Courses.
First Aid at Work (Level 3 RQF) – 3 days – From £150 per person.
This qualification is for those undertaking the role of a first aider in the workplace, enabling employers to meet their requirements under the Health and Safety (First Aid) Regulations 1981. (NI 1982)
First Aid at Work (Level 3 RQF) – 2 days – From £100 per person
This is for qualified first aiders whose First Aid at Work (FAW) certificate is due to expire within the next three months. It is also suitable if your certificate expired within the last 28 days, as long as the requalification course is completed within this time as set out by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) requirements.
Emergency First Aid at Work (Level 3 RQF) – 1 day – From £60 per person
This is an extremely popular first aid qualification as it enables employers to comply with the minimum requirements of the Health and Safety (first aid) Regulations. It is particularly suited for those working in shops, offices and other low-risk environments.
* Note, prices exclude VAT, hotel venue & travel expenses. We will “quote you happy” per booking.
* Min numbers x 6. Max numbers x 12.
Managing a company activity leaderboard
We have been running an activity leaderboard for the last few years and it is amazing how competitive people get in a healthy way. The leaderboard is easy to manage and connects with wearable tracking devices and apps to power community fitness challenges and reinvent workplace wellness. It doesn’t matter which tracker you have (Garmin, Fitbit, a basic pedometer or just a smartphone), the system simply converts activities such as running, walking, swimming, cycling, gym activity etc into points – points mean prizes!
We will create your Company leaderboard for you to help co-workers move more and connect more with each other, or you can experiment yourself by visiting Count.It
You can run competitions and put people into teams. Ie: Temps desk vs Perms desk. Staff vs Management, divisions or simply have an individual competition each month.
What does it cost?
You can register your company for free and set up your own leaderboard here. But if you would rather us create it for you then the set-up charge is a one-off fee of £50 (includes branding, and creating your initial competitions. There is a very basic free version, but if you would like to implement competitions and prizes then the price is approx £25 a month. (Payable directly to Count.It).
Goals & Challenges
Set achievable goals, but inspiring — for individuals, internal teams, or the whole group.
Push Button Rewards
Sweeten the pot! The leaderboard fully automates the delivery of gift cards from Amazon etc; or you can create your own prizes with a few clicks.
One for all, and all for one! Finally, the long-simmering rivalry between marketing and engineering can be resolved. Safely.
If you would like more information then message Julia@adventuregeek.co.uk
Wellbeing Retreats for Busy Recruiters
Indulge in a sanctuary of serenity designed exclusively for busy recruiters seeking respite from the demands of their dynamic lives. Welcome to our unparalleled Wellness and Wellbeing Retreats – a haven crafted for your rejuvenation.
Immerse yourself in the transformative practice of Hatha Flow Yoga, a journey that guides you through a seamless series of mindful movements. Through the artful connection of breath and movement, experience a harmonious union of body and mind, fostering a profound sense of balance and well-being. Our expert instructors will skillfully guide you, creating a space for self-discovery and rejuvenation.
Escape the hustle and bustle as you discover a renewed sense of vitality and peace. Join us on this transformative retreat, tailored specifically for recruiters like you, seeking a day or weekend dedicated to self-care and holistic wellness. Embrace the opportunity to recharge, reconnect, and rediscover your inner equilibrium in the idyllic surroundings of our Wellness and Wellbeing Retreats.
- Revitalise & Renew Overnight Stay – £300 p/p – Click here
- Day retreat – is focused on rest, relaxation, and rejuvenation £150 p/p – Click here.
- Tranquil Trails Yoga Retreat – £450 p/p – click here
Team building activities for the brave!
Push yourself and your team outside their comfort zone with caving, climbing a mountain, high ropes etc.
Details to be supplied.