Welcome to Seeking True North

May 7th, 2011

Greeting and welcome to the Seeking True North. This story and the models, methods and tools within it are based on the multi-day leadership and team retreats delivered in Grand Dynamics International programs by Tim Walther and Erick Erickson and our talented team of experiential training and development facilitators.

You can read about the book and the authors via the links at the top of this page. You can watch videos in the posts below to find out more about the philosophy behind Seeking True North.

You can access a free digital copy of Seeking True North as well as order the hard copy of the book on the Grand Dynamics International website. You can order the book through Amazon from our cool products page here: Grand Dynamics Cool Products including Seeking True North Book!

Grand Dynamic International is the leaders in experiential training and development.

You will find current blog posts and updates on the Grand Dynamics Blog.

We offer a range of programs and services to inspire the most valuable business asset – people. Team building, corporate events, customized experiential leadership training and more, Grand Dynamics has the experience you are looking for! Contact us at info at granddynamics dot com or 307-733-1989.

We would love to hear from you about your experiences of Seeking True North and your personal journey.

Until then, LIVE YOUR ADVENTURE!

Tim Walther

How to gain the Winning Edge in a Challenging Economy through Experiential Learning

April 19th, 2010

Here are the segments of our new documentary! Grand Dynamics was selected to be part of “The Winning Edge” National Business Public Television Series with Hugh Downs as a way to offer businesses advice on how to address the tough economy.  The show will be airing across the world on Voice of America and on public television across the US.  As part of that program, the production company, VM Television, has produced a separate corporate documentary about Grand Dynamics.  These videos are seen below! 

These videos overview how businesses are seeking a Winning Edge in challenging economic times through powerful experiential learning techniques. Contact Grand Dynamics today to discover how we work with businesses to tap into the potential of their people. We offer dynamic programs and events across the country and the globe. We are headquartered in Jackson Hole, Wyoming with offices in the US in New York and California and strategic partners in Arizona, Ohio. Our international destinations include and Chiang Mai, Thailand and Mallorca, Spain to name just a couple. Our specialty is in delivering corporate retreats, team building events and leadership development programs through a variety of offerings. We bring synthesize adventure and learning and challenge participants to bring out their best. We also deliver unique challenge events in collaboration with strategic partners to create massive impact for charities world wide.

The book, Seeking True North, provides a powerful story of two characters who learn over 120 models, methods and tools offered in many of our programs. Enjoy the videos and please let us know what you think!

PART 1!

PART 2!

Part 3!

Thanks to our Hotel Partner for this program, Spring Creek Ranch and to the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, where much of this program was filmed.

- Tim Walther and the Grand Dynamics team

Grand Dynamics Commercial Summer 2010

April 19th, 2010

Check out the Grand Dynamics commercial with out takes from the Seeking True North Action Seminar Series!
Contact us today for more information about our programs! info @ Grand Dynamics.com

Seeking True North New Years Guide

December 31st, 2009

Here is a process that you might enjoy as you reflect on 2009 and consider all that you might create in 2010. Enjoy!

Step 1
Reflect on 2009:
Celebrate what was RIGHT in 2009:
Begin by reflecting on all the positive, beautiful, magical moments of 2009. Brainstorm all of the experiences, people, relationships, emotions, decisions and whatever else you feel was a positive element in your life. Writing down the 12 months, January through December, often facilitates memories of that time of year. Where were you? What were you focused on? Who were you with? Why were you doing what you ere doing? What positive decisions did you make? What are you proud of? The focus here is on feeling good about all the things that you are grateful for in the year 2009.

What did you learn in 2009?
What are some lessons that you might find useful in bringing forward into 2010 and beyond? What was challenging about 2009? What do you NOT want to experience moving forward?
Consider what you have learned and any insights that you might find useful for creating a positive future in 2010.

Step 2: Create Momentum with a “life-list”
Create a positive state of physiology in your body to prepare for creating momentum in 2010. Stand up, shake your body out, go for a quick run, breathe, smile, get excited and expect great things are to come your way.

Brainstorm a list of all the things in life that you would like to experience in your future – 2010 and beyond. These can be BIG dreams and Goals for ANY time in your life. Write down even the most improbable or outrageous things that you can imagine that would excite you about living life. Experiences, people, relationships, emotions, decisions and whatever else you feel was a will bring fulfillment to your life.

Step 3: PREPARE for 2010
Take your momentum list and add additional clarity for 2010 by reviewing your brainstorm life-list and circling all those things that you would like to accomplish or move toward in 2010. Choose what you want to be prepared for and determine your desired end results. Write out your clearly defined desired end results, including a date by which you will achieve them. Expect that you will achieve your desired end results which are full of purpose and meaning. What beliefs must you have in order to accomplish your results? Why are you seeking to achieve them? What will it mean to you if you achieve them? What will it mean to you if you don’t?

Step 3: PRACTICE in 2010
How will you PRACTICE in 2010? What are your resources to support your goals? What systems will you utilize? How will you challenge yourself to step into the Growth Zone? What actions will you take to move toward your goals? How will you monitor your progress? How will you seek feedback along the way? How might you focus on the process as you move toward your desired end results?

Step 4: PASSION in 2010
Decide to create passion in 2010 and get excited! Your world is ready to be created and the universe is conspiring to do you good! How will you embrace the moment and create happiness and meaning in 2010? What positive people will you surround yourself with? How will you learn from the meaning of each experience? How will you feed your body, mind and spirit with positive, healthy food? How will you embrace the process in 2010?
Final Thoughts: Complete your journaling exercise by writing down whatever inspires you to create momentum in 2010. Consider all the positive emotions that you want to experience and how you will maintain a positive state of being, no matter what external event comes your way. Choose to be the master of your internal being and enjoy the process on your pathway to Freedom, Beauty and Success!

Our Deepest Fear

November 17th, 2009

This is one of my all time favorite quotes. Remember: Don’t let anyone cover the light you bring to the world!

“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness, that frightens us most. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, and famous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that people won’t feel insecure around you. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in all of us. And when we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.”
By Maryanne Williamson, and used by Nelson Mandela in his 1994 inaugural speech

That’s Ice Climbing – Wyoming weekend

November 1st, 2009

Check out this short video that gives a little taste of what mixed climbing on a first ascent in the mountains of Wyoming is like. Awesome! Koch, Prax, Mulkey, Stubbs and I on Halloween day (yes, I wore a wig all day climbing) – a first ascent on Carter Mountain!Click here to watch a 1 minute video…   thats ice climbing   It’s kind of like, FUN, but different :o)