Blackstone hosts Build-A-Bike Team Building Event in Sonoma, California

Park Hill, a business unit within the Blackstone asset management company hosted a Build-A-Bike ® team building event at the historic Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn in Sonoma, California. Seventy employees from across the United States and London gathered at the beautiful inn outside of San Francisco. Park Hill wanted to host an event that would enhance their teamwork and leadership skills while also having fun and giving back to the community. The employees were skeptical and tough to win over at first but once the events began they quickly focused on the task at hand and started to have a lot of fun.

One of the companies core beliefs is “Work Global/Act Local” and Park Hill was able to act locally by donating the ten bikes they built during the event to the Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma. The employees were energetic and full of personality and included more than a few hecklers but all their sharp edges melted away when they got to present the bikes to the children. It was great to see the teams who were so ambitious and competitive also show how warm hearted they could be as well. While the events in the Build-A-Bike ® team building event are not designed to be competitive, when a group is split into smaller groups and given challenges competitive instincts can kick in. The event helped to teach Park Hill employees how best to use those instincts while still working as part of the team.

The employees at Park Hill definitely made this Build-A-Bike ® team building event something unique. They came hoping to improve teamwork and communications skills and give back to their local community while having fun doing it. Everyone certainly had fun working through the challenges of the event and ten children from the Boys and Girls Club of Sonoma have new bikes to show for it. Thanks to the employees at Park Hill for participating in an exciting and memorable Build-A-Bike ® team building event.

Interested in a Team Building Event of Your Own?

Below are a Few Additional California Team Building Events

  • Medtronic Hosts Build-A-Bike in San Francisco, California Medtronic, the global leader in medical technology, hosted a Build-A-Bike ® team building event at the Hyatt at Fisherman’s Wharf in San Francisco California. The twelve participants were from the marketing department within Medtronic. Most of the employees live in the northern California area but due to their role within the company they tend to ...
  • Evergreen Elementary School Has Fun At Build-A-Bike In San Jose California The staff at Evergreen Elementary School in San Jose California just south of San Francisco, recently hosted a Build-A-Bike ® team building event in San Jose California to promote collaboration among co-workers. One of California’s 2012 Distinguished Schools, Evergreen Elementary is committed to creating a positive environment for both students and staff. They wanted noticed ...
  • Electronic Arts Gives Back to Community with a Build-A-Bike Team Building Event in San Francisco When one of the biggest names in video games wanted to host an event to promote teamwork within their marketing department, they decided to participate in a Build-A-Bike ® team building event. Over sixty employees of Electronic Arts marketing department gathered in San Francisco California to participate in an event that would help improve their ...
  • Visa Build A Bike Team Activity in San Francisco, CA Visa decided to have an activity that would convey the messages from their conference, so they called on the Leader’s Institute ® to conduct a bike team activity in San Francisco, CA. This group consisted of their senior leadership group, primarily in IT. They wanted a meaningful event that would give back during the holiday ...
  • 2012 Mar Fearless Presentations Class in San Francisco, CA The Fearless Presentations® Public Speaking class in San Francisco allowed a number of participants to overcome the fear of public speaking through fun practice with a coach.  The Leader’s Institute® conducted its Fearless Presentations® public speaking class to a small but mighty group of people who started off shy and ended up bold and engaging ...

Author: Lisa Rezac, Date Published: June 20, 2012

Lisa Rezac was an instructor for The Leader's Institute ® from 2011-2013. For more details, you can find her on LinkedIn.

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