From C-suite teams of Fortune 500 companies to students to leading education administrators, people are usually surprised by the benefits of singing together.
Groups of people who work together have use singing as a 'technology of belonging' for thousands of years.
Research about non-performance group singing shows it boosts our oxytocin and endorphin levels, creating trust and connection, and lowers our cortisol levels, relaxing our whole system. Singing is inherently vulnerable. You cannot engineer the discomfort out of it. And the rewards, once we let go of our fear, our ideas of how our voices sound, and step into the challenge of singing-while-listening, can truly transformational.
Areas of focused learning for a group singing experience may include:
Experiential, embodied understanding of courage and vulnerability as essential and effective leadership skills. I often partner with certified Dare to Lead™ facilitator Moe Carrick
Emotional intelligence skills development
Trust- and team-building
Practice of leadership as "seeing the potential in people and processes and having the courage to develop it" (Brené Brown)
Relaxation and play as productivity tool
"I can’t even begin to articulate the impact [the singing] had. And biggest kudos to Ian for masterfully guiding us all through that session – he’s indeed a gifted leader and specialist." -Nicole Kelley, Senior Director Talent Management, Fluke Corporation
Group rates vary. Please contact Ian at email@example.com with any inquiry.