Resources on WYLD's Values

 

For our two year anniversary, we have selected articles, books, and podcasts according to our WYLD Brand Values: Experiential, Navigational, Personalized, Nature-Inspired, Balanced.


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Experiential

People learn by doing, sharing, and practicing. Retaining knowledge happens when the five senses are utilized. Our curriculum engages “beginner’s mind” and novelty to boost creativity and innovation. Not knowing what to expect reveals our instincts and strengths.
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The way we learn is through experience - and those experiences must be fun, exploratory and playful. Take a look at the historical impact of play on some of the world’s most important inventions in this TED Studio video.

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Navigational

We provide frameworks, maps, and “milestones” so you can learn and grow in a practical way. Navigational teaching is simple and application-based. We help you stock your toolkit and tap into the innate compass within your head, heart, and gut.
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Anthropologist, Angeles Arrien, shares her research in this TED talk on indigenous wisdom and the importance of ritualizing the milestones in our lives and calling in the gifts and a challenges of all life stages.

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Personalized

WYLD customizes curriculum to your individual goals. For team experiences, we design learning around collective aspirations and interests. We don’t believe in standardization – no individual or business is alike. We spend time understanding the DNA of our clients and tailor our services accordingly.
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Gallup’s CliftonStrengths is a primary WYLD tool that is built around the importance and effectiveness of customizing to individual’s unique talents. Cultivating strengths-based employees and teams boosts your bottom line and improves employee retention and well-being (among other things). Learn about the strength that inspired the assessment here. Psst it’s a video of Kristin!

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Nature-Inspired

Everything we need to know about growth, healing, business, and relationships can be taught by nature. Cyclical, purposeful, rhythmic, evolving, organic, paradoxical, Mother Nature is the original entrepreneur.
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This is a book by the author who coined the term “nature-deficit disorder.” It’s a call to action, based in scientific research, compelling us to live in nature.

This podcast explains the research on nature’s impact on your well-being. Even greenery in apartment buildings and looking at images of nature makes a difference!

“The future will belong to the nature-smart—those individuals, families, businesses, and political leaders who develop a deeper understanding of the transformative power of the natural world and who balance the virtual with the real. The more high-tech we become, the more nature we need.”

- Richard Louv

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Balanced

Balance is not a destination or an obtainable metric, but rather the management of competing needs and values. Our curriculum is rooted in duality and harmony. Scientific + Intuitive, Masculine + Feminine, Known + Unknown, Doing + Being, Logical + Conceptual 
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This article discusses the art of being vs. doing and the idea of growing with balance.

“In western culture, it’s very easy for doingness to consume all of our energy and deprive our beingness of a chance to thrive. Workaholics are a great example. How many times did you work too late only to have no time left in the day to meditate, read a good book, or feed your soul in another way? Equally, too much beingness or feminine energy can leave us feeling stuck without motivation or the impetus to move our lives forward in a physical way. Maybe you felt so relaxed after a great vacation that it was hard to get back in gear for your work week.”

- Dr. Habib Sadeghi

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Hannah Baker