Curriculum

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CLIFTON STRENGTHSFINDER

Most of WYLD wisdom is influenced by the 40+ years of Gallup research and consulting in workplace performance, leadership, management, talent selection and analytics, employee engagement, entrepreneurship, and education.

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NEUROSCIENCE

Using the brain as a tool to understand how we respond to our environment is a focus area of any WYLD teaching. By knowing how our brains are wired and activated at any time we can create new positive pathways in order to intentionally direct our thinking, especially in moments of stress, pressure or anxiety

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POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY

Our work applies the research and practice of PERMA -  positive emotion, engagement, relationships, meaning and accomplishments . This field is the “scientific study of positive human functioning and flourishing on multiple levels that include the biological, personal, relational, institutional, cultural, and global dimensions of life.”

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LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

From Simon Sinek, Jim Collins, Daniel Pink and Jose Stevens to the Coaching Training Institute and Harvard Business Review, we blend many philosophies and studies of leadership into our teachings. 

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ECOPSYCHOLOGY

The cycles of mother nature can teach us everything we need to know about business, leadership, innovation, healing, adaptation and balance. We adopt the belief that our body and brain are nurtured best in the great outdoors.

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DESIGN THINKING

“Design thinking utilizes elements from the designer's toolkit like empathy and experimentation to arrive at innovative solutions.” At WYLD, we believe in the power of your imagination and the importance of visualization and the physical senses when it comes to learning and retaining knowledge.

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WELLBEING

Taking a 360 degree lens of what it means to thrive, our teachers blend a mind, body, heart approach to growth. How we eat, sleep, move, think and socialize filter the way we experience our days. We teach health as an interconnected system and guide the integration of holistic self-care.

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ANTHROPOLOGY & STORYTELLING

Nothing we teach is “new” as much of the shared wisdom and ritual WYLD embraces is found in indigenous cultures passed down for generations around the world.

 "Stories are a communal currency of humanity." - Tahir Shah