connection, purpose and empowerment
Bringing people together to create something lasting and meaningful, while building new skill sets.
define a common vision
Meryl's session for our employees on journaling and sketching was so much more than that. It challenged us to break out of our restrictive thinking habits and gave us practical tools for pushing further, all while sharing her beautiful artwork and deeply personal examples from her own life. Both a treat and a soul-opening experience.
- Janice MacInnis, Manager, Organizational Health, Dalhousie University
In our workshop with Meryl Cook, we learned hooking as a way of unleashing our creative expression, we articulated our team identity and vision, and we built team cohesion through creating an inspirational rug that celebrates our group identity and aspirations. I feel so proud of my team, how they leaned into the exercises and got the most out of this unique experience with Meryl. We are all so proud of the artful products of our work and love to share the meaning of our piece with others. This workshop was just what we needed to celebrate our wonderful team, to get to know each other in a more intimate way, build trust and pride among us, and see how we all care deeply about improving our department and the protection of the environment and human health through the programs we lead. I see the impact of this workshop day to day in the affection, respect and collaboration our team shows each other – it was truly energizing!
- Elizabeth C. Kennedy, Director of Industrial Management, Water & Wastewater, Nova Scotia Environment
For our team’s professional development retreat, we invited Meryl Cook to facilitate a team building workshop. ... The unique structure and delivery of the workshop kept staff engaged while the subtleness of the exercises culminated into a very reflective, transformative experience.... In the end, the team produced something unique, beautiful and more importantly something reflective of each individual. The final piece is hung in a prominent space in our office....
Two years later, as we are bringing staff back to the office and integrating staff who were hired during the pandemic, this installation serves as a reminder of the team vision and culture. For new staff, it not only sets a tone for our team’s culture but also shows how individual personalities and perspectives strengthen the team. - Krysta Montreuil, Drinking Water Analyst, Sustainability & Applied Science Division, Nova Scotia Environment & Climate Change
Do you want to help your team reconnect with each other and with your organization?
Are you looking for a teambuilding process that is out of the ordinary and has a lasting impact? I work with your team to design and create a vision and to meet your teambuilding objectives.
Recent corporate clients include: Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia Department of Environment Water Group, Service Nova Scotia and Internal Services, Armbrae Academy Youth Mental Health Conference and Adsum for Women and Children.
You may be wondering why a former homeopath and artist is working in team engagement? Before homeopathy, I worked in the corporate sector and have an M.Sc. in Applied Clinical and Industrial Psychology. Drawn back to the corporate world, I've developed a way to introduce my art into the boardroom.
I do my best work with other creative problem solvers and design thinkers such as engineers, architects, artists and scientists. I'd be pleased to design a program that meets your needs.
Let's book a discovery call to see if we are a good fit.