Frequently Asked Questions
What are all the experiences and adventures that Move Mountains is capable of providing?
Feel free to combine adventures to create the perfect program for your team. Bold Selections indicate most popular adventures.
- Backcountry Skiing
- Summit Hiking
- Rock Climbing
- Winter Survival and Snow Shelter Building
- Destination Retreats
- Nordic Skiing
- Mountain Biking
- Tall-Ship Sailing
- Trail Running
- Stand Up Paddle Boarding
- High Ropes Course
- Sea Kayaking
- 4×4 Off-Road Tour
- Lake/Flat River Kayaking
- Low Ropes Challenges (indoor and/or outdoor)
- Catamaran Sailing
- Fly Fishing
- Destination Hikes
- Photo Safari
- Campground Camping
- Ground-Based Team-Building Activities (indoor and/or outdoor)
- Simulated Wilderness Challenge
- Outdoor Yoga
- Portable Exclusive Collaborative Escape Room
- Off-site or On-site Conference Room Workshops and Trainings
- Engaging and experiential Motivational Talks
- Lake Fishing
- Wildlife Watching
- Scenic Walks
- Informative Programs (Bay Model, Aquarium)
- Phone call or Video chat
*These programs range in risk level according to the needs of your team. They are highly customized around the learning modules you select and they are often integrated into other adventures in this list.
**Please note that coaching and reinforcement sessions can integrate any level of activity.
ABOUT INDOOR ADVENTURES
Just because meetings are indoors, doesn’t mean they can’t be fun, engaging and powerful leadership and team development experiences. Transforming your typical meeting into an impactful one is our expertise!
Do you provide onsite team and leadership development?
We believe that a blend of on and off-site programs helps your team better adapt and integrate new ideas and behaviors into daily work. Whether we set up an in-office scavenger hunt or run challenges in your parking lot, on-site programs can be powerful and fun.
What happens with our Mindful Leadership Inventory responses?
Responses serve alongside interviews as part of the Discovery Process. An individuals’ survey responses are not shared, even with the group organizer. We look for trends in the data and general alignment of responses to surveys with interviews. Our reporting on the aggregate data from your team contributes to the design and implementation of the program.
The longitudinal results of surveys are also linked to the activities and goals that we integrate into your program. Move Mountains believes in constantly improving; with the help of your responses, we can see where our work was effective, and where we need to grow.
Is our information confidential?
How do you manage risk at Move Mountains?
Risk Management is an essential skill promoted in Move Mountains facilitator development. Our programs often promote higher levels of risk (real or perceived). It is risk that allows our participants to feel the value of perseverance, teamwork and authentic and sincere increased levels of self-worth. Meanwhile, our team is diligently aware and mitigating real risk where such would be detrimental to the well-being of our participants. Most of our risk management is preventative in nature and is most successful when it goes unnoticed.
A few details about Risk Management at Move Mountains:
- Our facilitators are already experts when it comes to interacting with the natural environment as well as managing human interactions.
- Staff periodically attend the Wilderness Risk Management Conference to bring updated best practices back to Move Mountains.
- Move Mountains administration has participated in Wilderness Risk Management Training provided by the National Outdoor Leadership School.
- Staff are required to be certified in First Aid and CPR and most are Wilderness First Responders or EMT’s.
- Our staff meet monthly for ongoing training that includes best practices in risk management and crisis management.
- Each field team is equipped with at least two communication devices and necessary emergency contact information.
- Each field team is equipped with a Wilderness First Aid Kit.
- Risk Management Protocols are included in facilitator training and updated regularly.
- If we reach a point where we have exhausted our in-house resources, we work with local Search and Rescue operations to ensure the safe and successful evacuation of patients.
Can I just hire Move Mountains to run an adventure?
While you can hire us to run an adventure that offers fun and excitement, even our entry level program provides you a greater return on your investment than the typical “adventure”. In part, the greater value is a result of more points of contact with you and your team. That’s why every program we run includes Discovery and Reinforcement Phases. The result – longer lasting results!
What if my team is already amazing?
Most teams are! We applaud you. We imagine that if you are as amazing as you think, you likely already believe in life-long learning and room for constant improvement in areas such as communication, leadership and productivity. Remember, change is the only constant, therefore the only logical choice is to invest time, energy and money into change for the better.
What does “adventure” mean to Move Mountains?
We believe “adventure” defines the way we look at our experiences. Flying through the trees, sailing or kayaking – sure those are obviously adventures, but so too can the required meeting. Injecting curiosity and challenge into activities allows us to transform the routine into engaging and impactful experiential learning opportunities.
What do we mean when we say embodied?
Move Mountains origins are in experiential learning. We understand that through movement and physical experiences, we are more likely to turn learning into behavioral change. If we find ourselves hiking a trail or climbing a rock, we are constantly striving to notice the experience in our body. Likewise, as we encounter challenging people at work, or joyful moments in life, we look through the lens of Attention, Intention and Action to notice the experience in the entirety of our being, including in our physical self.
Why Move Mountains facilitators?
Move Mountains facilitators bring more than one hundred years of combined experiential facilitation and training experience that blends global education and adventure programming with cutting edge leadership and teamwork development. With Move Mountain’s and independently, facilitators have delivered international programs to adults and youth from more than 150 countries.
In house, we offer a culture of learning and excellence. Move Mountains facilitators come from diverse work backgrounds and unite around a common purpose, to inspire and empower leaders and teams. Each facilitator offers unique perspective and experience.
Move Mountains invests tremendous time and resources into our team, providing an environment that encourages and promotes personal growth and collective wisdom. Our monthly book clubs are one way the team gets together to learn and grow.
How do I become a Move Mountains team member?
We are constantly looking to bring on facilitators with a passion for leadership and teamwork. Perhaps you are in a full time position and just want to be on-call as a facilitator? Maybe you are interested in working with particular programs or offering a unique skill set? Maybe you want to improve your facilitation skills and learn to integrate that skill set back at work? Perhaps you are a coach or trainer and would like to partner with Move Mountains to develop a program that’s just right for your clients?
Check out careers to learn more.
Will you travel to our location or operate adventures away from your base of Tahoe?
Certainly! We travel throughout the United States and around the globe to offer our unique blend of services.