2021 Top 10 Newsletter


GDI SPRING NEWS
&
Top 10 Corona Times Highlights
Hello 

Happy Spring time!!!

This past year has been a big one for us all. Despite the challenges, we have accomplished a lot together. We want to share some of our highlights as a celebration of our response to challenges life has offered us.

If you would like to learn more about how we can support you to create connected, high-performance teams in your organization, simply reply to this email.

IN THIS ISSUE:

  1. Corona Times Virtual Adventure
  2. ALL IN: Strengthening immunity and resilience
  3. Towner Tours
  4. 2020 Lake to Lake Link – 21 miles across 7 lakes  
  5. Virtual Spotlights: The best of virtual training
  6. Adventure Spotlights & Masterclasses
  7. Fire & Ice YPO Event
  8. Practice Groups and Book
  9. Creating Vitality 21 Yoga Course
  10. Inspiration Corner: Panama, Survivor and the hunt for Yellowfin

1. Corona Times Virtual Adventures


Our Response to the Corona Pandemic with a Virtual Adventure

   We saw people in isolation needing hope and inspiration, so we created experiences that inspired and connected families, friends, and
co-workers through remote and virtual offerings. The Corona Times Virtual Adventure is an Active, Fun, and Creative game to promote Health, Optimism, and Connection. We touched thousands of people around the world through seven free events, creating new experiences available to you in the process.


2. ALL IN

Strengthening Immunity through mindset, breathing and cold immersion training


Our Response to the Corona Pandemic with a Virtual Adventure

   We saw people in isolation needing hope and inspiration, so we created experiences that inspired and connected families, friends, and
co-workers through remote and virtual offerings. The Corona Times Virtual Adventure is an Active, Fun, and Creative game to promote Health, Optimism, and Connection. We touched thousands of people around the world through seven free events, creating new experiences available to you in the process.


3. Towner Tours

Strengthening Immunity through mindset, breathing and cold immersion training


When we created Towner Tours, we took the typical town tour and turned it on its head. We wanted to do something unlike anything that had been done before, so we created a  Socially Distanced, App-Guided, and Gamified Jackson Hole Tour that was Fun, Educational and Rewarding. If you are visiting Jackson Hole, you won’t want to miss it!
We also offer private Towner Tour events.


4. Lake to Lake Link

Swimming 21 miles across 7 lakes of Grand Teton National Park (Round #2

Walther returned to accomplish the Lake-to-Lake Link again. This time, things were different. After a winter of cold immersion, new training and nutrition strategies and a world champion obstacle course racer as a partner, Walther completed the Lake-to-Lake Link in half the time as the previous attempt.  Read the article >>

(Photo Tim and Damir training in adverse conditions on Jackson Lake for the 2020 Lake-to-Lake Link)

5. Virtual Spotlight Series

In this series, we showcased our A-Team to give you an insider’s guide to how to shift to the virtual world through a variety of programs and experiences.

Our programs offer immediately applicable virtual tech tools, meeting facilitation strategies, magic and entertainment, games, team initiatives, fundraisers and adventure.
 
Our goal is to radically improve the impact and enjoyment of your online meetings and events and even improve your in-person gatherings.
 
 

6. Adventure Spotlights & Masterclasses

Stories and strategies for life, business and sport.

How can we best navigate uncertain times of challenge?  
In a word: ADVENTURE.


    We launched our Adventure Spotlight Series and Masterclasses with Ken Lubin of the Executive Athletes. This interactive on-line event features interviews with incredible adventurers about how to apply their lesson’s learned to Life, Business and Sport.

Ultra-endurance with Charlie Engle, Fear and Anxiety with Kristen Ulmer, Training like an Olympic Athlete with Doug Lewis are a few guests and themes.

Want to listen in to some of the events?


    Our Adventure Spotlights are available for your private training events to inspire your people to perform at their best and build resilience in the face of adversity.
Stay tuned for our next spotlight coming soon.


7. Fire and Ice

Element immersion for the ultimate in personal empowerment.

Over the years we have delivered many YPO events. We were invited back to one of our favorite chapters in Oklahoma to deliver something special. Our live event in November 2020 was socially distanced, outdoors and safe, with no spreading of the Corona Virus from our event.

    In this incredibly unique experience, we combined two of our most powerful activities – Fire Walking and Cold Immersion! 60 executives and peak performers – from Mixed Martial Arts champions to NFL athletes and highly impactful entrepreneurs and business leaders – learned powerful mindset, breathing and element immersion techniques for the ultimate in personal empowerment.
 
Interested in your own Fire and Ice Event? Contact Us >>

8. Practice Groups and Publishing Book # 1

The Learning Curve: Navigating the transition from facilitating in the real world to facilitating in a virtual one

Practice Groups and Publishing a book:  
How can you network with likeminded professionals to solve current problems and offer innovative solutions? Create, or join a practice group

One immediate strategy was to join with other
practitioners who were making the transition to virtual training. The purpose was to experiment and practice virtual facilitation techniques and programs. One of the results of this group was a new book with stories and strategies for how to facilitate virtually.
Want a signed copy of the new book? Email us to get your limited edition signed copy by co-author, Tim Walther. Books will be shipped in mid-April.

9. Creating Vitality 21

An Online Yoga Community Course for joy and happiness

In the last year, we also helped a local Jackson business owner, Neesha Zollinger, long time owner of Akasha Yoga, move into the virtual space to provide services that support the well-being of our community. The result was the Vitality 21 Program – A comprehensive and approachable 9-part yoga program and community experience that supports you to make lasting positive life changes.

 
 

10. Inspiration Corner

Destination Panama

The next adventure is underway in Panama. Santa Catalina is a small fishing and surfing village with access to some of the greatest fishing in the world. This time Tim is on the hunt for the massive Yellowfin Tuna, a fish that can grow up to 400 pounds. The Yellowfin Tuna is a difficult fish to catch, particularly when you have to hold your breath and dive down one hundred feet to do it. This solo mission will bring him to Montuoso Island, and a primitive base camp for hunting and spearfishing.  

Have you ever wanted to be on Survivor?

This will be your chance! During this trip Tim will also be creating a less extreme version of his personal survivor, where you and your team can experience the challenge and reward of a Survivor type program in Panama, based out of Santa Catalina.

Our Most Popular Programs
 

Looking for something inspiring to read?   
The Art of Impossible by Steven Kotler

This peak performance primer comes from Steven Kotler, fellow flow researcher, and is high on the list of resources for how to use adventure flow in our programming for optimal performance in life and business. Check out the book. Details and then contact us to schedule your next adventure flow experience.

Looking for an Adventure Speaker for Your Next Event?
Grand Dynamics Speakers
Find out about Tim Walther’s Adventure Keynotes. Explore the world of first ascent rock climbing, open water swimming, free diving, multi-sport adventures and how adventure parallels our journey in life and in business. Details