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Making a Difference; World Water Day 2017

Every Year, March 22nd is designated by the UN as World Water Day in recognition of one of the most fundamental and significant issues that is faced by populations around the world: a lack of access to clean, potable, uncontaminated water. Today, there are over a billion people living without a safe water supply close to home, spending countless hours trekking to distant sources and coping with the health impacts of drinking contaminated water. To help address this world-wide problem, Feet First is thrilled to announce our new Water Works Program. This event is a unique experience that gives corporate groups the…

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6 Steps to Boost Team Motivation

A motivated team helps improve business productivity, quality, and customer service. It also helps create an empowered environment that promotes change and focus. These steps can help re-motivate a current team or be kept in mind before a team is created.   Team Assessment A key first step in deciding how to better motivate a team is to create a clear picture of the personalities on the team. Assessing a team can include questionnaires or surveys, having informal meetings, and team brainstorm sessions. This helps identify different team member’s motivators, personality types, and working styles. Some of the most common…

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Crain Communications: Feet First pulls corporate clients for a team-building with a twist

Last month Feet First team had a chance to organize team building event for United Airlines’ 2017 Global Leadership Conference in Chicago. The activity was noticed and published by Crain Communications Inc. Companies executives gathered and had to cover their heads in citrus-colored bandanas. Attendees were engaged in motivational dancing and competitive cup-stacking while packing 285,000 meals in three hours through United’s team-building event for the nonprofit Rise Against Hunger. According to the participants, the event was not only a feel-good experience but also fun. Feet First co-founder Kevin Cloutier said that term ‘team-building’ not always attracts people to come,…

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Water Works Charitable Team Building

Bring your team together and make a real difference! Over one billion people in the world today do not have access to clean drinking water. As a result over 5,000 children die EACH DAY. Your group can make a huge difference – literally saving lives – by spending two hours assembling water filtration devices to provide clean water for people in a single village. Our goal with this program is to go through Africa village by village to help eradicate this worldwide problem. In order to make this happen we have partnered with Water Works, an international NGO dedicated to…

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Voyage LA’s Interview with Feet First Co-Founder, Kevin Cloutier

This year, Feet First’s co-founder, Kevin Cloutier, had the chance to sit down and give an interview to the writing staff over at Voyage LA. It’s a great opportunity to learn a bit more about Kevin’s story and, more specifically, how his vision and creative background in television helped to establish Feet First as a different type of team building company. With so many of our staff having roots in LA, we’re happy that our story is getting out there in a publication that’s dedicated to showcasing the great people, organizations and events that make LA the wonderful city that it is! To read the full…

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Cooking Event in Ronald McDonald House

During Feet First Company Holiday Party, we took our staff to the Ronald McDonald House in Southern California. We got the chance to cook meals for some amazing people. These families who are staying there while their children are in area hospitals receiving treatments for a variety of serious illnesses. The people are from all over the world. While the food was being prepared, the families were able to try and wrap their heads around some life size versions of Jenga and Memory. Children, some of whom are ill and others are the siblings of the kids in the hospitals,…

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How Do I Measure the Effectiveness of Team Building

  There is a significant difference between doing a couple of team building exercises in your conference room and getting assistance from professionals. While Bob from accounting can be an engaging character, he is not a trained expert who can get real team building results. If you want to get measurable results with your team building efforts, then you need to utilize a professional agency that knows how to set up and administer effective exercises. But how do you measure the effectiveness of team building? Is there a way that you can actually determine the value of your investment? When…

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Cool Shoes, Great Cause; Charitable Team Building

We always enjoy a chance to share some of the creations that our clients have come up with during our Team Building events.. That’s especially true when it’s one of our charitable (CSR) events. When it comes to creativity, everyone seems to dig a little deeper when they know they’re passing something on. Our Style Your Soles charitable team building event is one of the best examples of this, combining Tom’s great commitment to donating one pair of shoes for every pair purchased and taking advantage of the (often untapped) design ability of our clients. Here we have a few…

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Holiday Team Building with a Charitable Twist

During the holiday season, many or our team building clients choose a holiday team building event with a charitable cause to round off one year and begin another. Being the season of both giving and fellowship, it’s truly hard to find a more fitting (and fun) activity than a charitable (or CSR) team building event for the holidays. Never losing site of our core mission of bringing teams closer together through engagement and camaraderie, Feet First’s CSR events align team building goals with clients’ desire to contribute to good causes (And, we should note, we’re always left in admiration of our clients’ level of dedication to their…

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Our Recent Los Angeles Team Building Events

Fall’s officially here, and we’re reflecting on another great summer of team building in Los Angeles. We pride ourselves on having fun, engaging team building events, but we’re continually impressed with the spirit and creativity that our clients bring themselves. Below, our Los Angeles team has captured a few highlights from the last several months. It’s been our pleasure to work with such dynamic groups in the LA area, and we hope that shines though in some of our recent snapshots. Some of our good looking Los Angeles Team Building staff, primed for an event being held at Paramount Studios:   Some very impressive results…

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