This workshop was essential for us to definitely stop putting personalities, feelings and emotions in boxes.
Filipa Castela | Adidas Retail Training Manager Iberia
Excellent workshop. It helped to generate confidence within the management team and we will definitely take advantage of it.
Jose Manuel Rendon Oberhauser | Managing Director Adamantine
I’m grateful for the cohesion that was achieved in the team. I think we all received very valuable examples of positive behaviour that we can use in our day to day.
Jose Joaquin Ortiz Garcia | General Director JOYCO
It was a really intensive and emotional experience with lots of laughs. For our team it is an important step forward.
Annette Lehr | Trainers Team Leader SEAT
Excellent instructor and exercises.
Ezequiel Acosta Mora | Corporate University Director ECOPETROL
Experiencing “the clown state” offers numerous useful learnings that can be applied directly in the workplace.
Without effort, the red nose brings out the best in people and this, coupled with an exploration of the clown’s unique skill sets (such as authenticity, generosity, good humour, creativity in the face of set backs and failure, etc.) is profoundly transformative; for each individual and the team as a whole.
Caroline Dream achieves extraordinary results due to a lifetime’s passionate dedication to her art; as a professional clown, world-wide clown trainer and author of the authoritative clowning manual, The Clown In You. Since 2013 she has been blazing the trail in Applied Clowning for the corporate sector.
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A natural consequence of entering into “the clown state” is immediate access to the positive attitudes and behaviours of our personal clown (and I can assure that we all have one). Furthermore, the set of guidelines that facilitate the encounter with our own personal clown have numerous beneficial side-effects. This is due to the fact that all clowns:
live in the present, and are emotionally alive.
find innovative solutions to tricky problems.
are capable of dealing with all kinds of interpersonal problems.
collaborate successfully with their teammates.
use their mistakes and failures to create success.
possess a talent for rooting out the comedy, even in moments of crisis.
are naturally enthusiastic.
The red nose is the tool that draws out this inner clown and allows people to show themselves with an authenticity rarely witnessed in the day to day. The presence of humour disarms all resistance.
The shared laughter that inevitably erupts when the clown appears has two valuable effects; it deactivates internal bias mechanisms and brings people together in the same shared space.
Therefore, in a process that is both playful and fun, participants are given the opportunity to express their hidden talents and abilities, and discover the thought patterns that hinder their freedom to act and react with empathy, creativity and confidence.
⊙⊙⊙ Testimonials ⊙⊙⊙
An excellent and enriching workshop for the personnel of my team. They are the ones in charge of transmitting all the acquired knowledge, it will surely help everyone grow personally, professionally and as a team. Ana Lorena Rivera Vargas, Business analyst and contracts JOYCO
A great experience… a safe environment… a sensitive trainer. Ariane Schmidt | Sales Trainer SEAT
A great experience; many excellent activities to release stress and work on our emotional intelligence. Anne Parra | Lawyer JOYCO
Excelente instructor, theory and teachings. Cindy Velasco Herrera Human Resources ECOPETROL
A unique experience that brought out the best in each person. It was an encounter with our inner child, playing and learning at the same time. Sandra Silva, Gerente comercial JOYCO
Letting my clown out more often will be useful for both my personal and work life. Ana Maria Reyes Osornio | Credit and Risk Manager ADAMANTINE
The clown delves into the essence of the person, their interaction with the team and understanding failure. William Sánchez, Contracts Manager ECOPETROL
Incredible experience that allows you to know yourself, and the other people present, without masks. John Paz, QHSE manager JOYCO
♦ Normally we are in very rigid and serious environments, and we hide our clown. It has been important to see that he is highly valued when we let him out.
♦ It was wonderful to connect with the team through humor.
♦ I learnt that risk should involve fun and not discomfort.
♦ Allowing ourselves to fail gives us the go-ahead to take risks and create new starting points for generating solutions.
♦ I really liked understanding that the enthusiasm with which you receive the ideas of others is essential to further construction.
♦ I was struck by the amount of creativity in the room, because in the day to day that does not happen. Also, by power of the simple – the impact of a simple idea.
♦ We learnt to see a crisis as an opportunity and not as a problem and that opens doors.
♦ Despite the situations of our day to day, we are people, and connected as a team, we can enjoy the processes. Sometimes we forget to share and this has been the opportunity to meet again in a family atmosphere.
♦ In our day to day roles sometimes the perception of one’s partners is wrong. This space has given us the opportunity to look at ourselves in a mirror, discover many things about ourselves and have the opportunity to get to know our workmates more.
♦ A great opportunity to highlight the strengths of each person, the workshop will help us to explore and exploit them.