Testimonials

Sanjoy Mukerji
Operational Director Vodafone India

Impactful & effective workshop. Cheese Hunt was very useful since it brought out the learning to be a participative passive yet effective leader. Learnings/ reflections around change management and leadership post activity discussions was high. brought out the impact of "I". Clarity of briefings for the adventure activities & comfort levels in terms of safety processes and equipment was perfect.

Jagjit Singh
Country Director HR Ernst & Young

Very effective experience based activity. All the activities were objective- direct correlation with our workshop objectives. Activities were well concluded- good connect. Post activity discussions were very effective with high recall. Many Thanks for all the help and support in driving this change initiative . We will remain indebted to you for this intervention. It certainly has taken the Team to a new high , and I am sure the only way now is full steam ahead.

Ahmed Essam
KPMG Safi Al Muttawa, Kuwait

I believe that all of us want to express our appreciation to you for that days at Filaka Island . All of us are still enthused with this experience and continue to remember each and every moment there! We were particularly impressed with the quality and planning of that training program. It's readily apparent that, who run this training are real professionals . Your friendly consideration to us, was most gratifying. I hope that I shall be invited again to similar programs in the nearest future. Best personal regards.

Neil Suares
Head Sales & Marketing, Maharashtra & Goa Circle

Practical Vs Theory- simulations & exercises helped in understanding all nuances of a successful implementation of knowledge and learnings. The exercises effectively brought about synergy & learnings from each other. The facilitator was extremely useful - was a coach & a guide

Apoorva Mehrotra
GM Sales & Marketing Operations Vodafone Gujarat Circle

Great learning experience. Very unlike classroom workshops. The workshopw as effective since it was 'learning by doing' - there was relevance & uniqueness in that sense. Excellent and thought provoking post activity sessions. It gave a good insight into self and team. The methodology was unique. and very practical (hands on) approach to learning. The style of the facilitator was great and inspiring! The level of comfort with the outdoor team was high.

Steve Correa
Director HR Vodafone India

Excellent workshop. with very good experience of activities carried out. The facilitator and the outdoor team was very good and the comfort levels in terms of safety processes and equipment was high.

Dr Manjushri Sharma
Senior Manager, Medical Departments

Excellent workshop that gave vent to my passionate side of working, but reminding me of my shortcomings too. The learnings brought out from the activities reinforced my ideas, some taught me important lessons. The workshop gave me a kick, literally!!! Such workshops should be made a regular addiction to the top management! The faculty seemed to know us from the very first sight and we trusted them completely & were extremely comfortable in their expertise in terms of our safety.

Dr Pankaj Doshi
Director Medical Services

It was an altogether different type of learning. ancient Gurukul type of schooling! The ice breakers proved to be very useful since we got to know more about each other, rather than only our professional skills. The facilitator was excellent and very convincing. Ther level of comfort with the outdoor team in terms of our safety was very high.

Sukant Srivastava
Managing Director

Innovative design, excellent co-relation with Convergys goals. Cheese hunt outlined beautifully real life competitive scenario. The facilitator was aggressive and effective. The whole team was very professional.

Tim Huiting
Director HR

The linkage of activities in sequential pattern made learnings more relevant. The methodology was great - better than most experiential workshops I have been involved in. The interaction with the faculty was good.

Birgit Neumann
CEO

Activity relevant to brief. The quality of experience was high during the activities. Good learnings/ reflections during team discussions. The methodology was good - logical and well timed. The level of comfort with the safety processes was very high.

Jagjit Singh
Director HR, India

The programme was sharp, focussed and impactful.. the customer orientation simulation busted my assumptions. The level of learnings/ reflections through the post activity discussions was high. The faculty was very professional.

Sandeep Kumar
Associate Director, HR

The faculty energy level was amazing.. they connected well with the participants. The most useful part of the programme was the reaffirmation of GOALS/ PLAN/CHANGE/ COLLABORATION. The safety processes and equipment were up to the mark.

Anurag Gupta
Director Financial Operations & NGB

Very well conducted programm.. kept everyone engaged and all participated. Blind Innovation & Who Moved My Cheese were amazing.. the 1st part of the workshop set the tone & the 2ns part helped in grasping knowledge. The post activity discussions truly brought home valid points and were very participative & reflective. The methodology was very innovative and engaging. The facilitator was knowledgeable and knew a lot about COLT.. with effective & forceful delivery! The group was quite comfortable with the faculty. The safety levels in terms of outdoor staff/ processes and equipment were very high.

Shailaja Menon Madhavan
Head- Learning & Development

Dear Ashish, just wanted to take a moment to appreciate you and your team for all the outbound workshops that you have been conducting for us. We have been receiving some excellent feedback about the program from all the teams that went for these workshops. From the time they landed at the camp, till the time they left, they have enjoyed every single moment and have come back charged and rejuvenated ! Each one of the facilitators have managed to establish an instant connect with the audience and sustained high energy levels throughout the workshop. Let us hope, that in times to come, we will be able to better this and take this to the next level.

Amit Narang
VP & Business Head - Personal and Business Loans, Consumer Banking, India

A very good learning experience.. all the exercises had a crisp & complete message/ learning. The faculty was very good - right from the facilitator to the outdoor experts.

Jagpreet Brar
Asst Vice President - Learning and Development (North & East)India

A well organized and executed workshop. The team activity - Who Moved My Cheese - gave insight into team dynamics.. there was a very high degree of quality in each & every experience. High levels of learning through participative feedback... everything about the workshop was useful. The facilitator was very good - like a friend. The faculty was excellent!

Vikram Rana
Sr VP Business Banking India

The workshop delivered as per expectations.... Destination Outdoors is a very process driven company and the exercises had direct correlation to our business at the bank.

Irani Srivastav Roy
HR

The programme brought out a lot of capabilities & realization for individuals as well as the team. A very good faculty with support staff being very supporting and motivating as well. The entire group felt very comfortable with this team of facilitators & outdoor experts.

Pushkin Ahuja
Operations Head, India

Very well organized and executed. It contains all the ingredients to keep a person on his toes and happy! The ice breakers, Australian Moonwalk and Air Crash were the most useful parts of the workshop for me - The ice breakers helped me learn about my colleagues, Australian Moonwalk taught me the 'simplicity of solutions' & Air crash - trust in the team. The quality of experience is very high as all the activities were interactive, challenging & oriented towards 'providing self guidance out of self analysis'. On a scale of 1 - 10, I would rate this workshop at 9. The facilitators followed each participant's actions, words and activities very keenly... VERY COMPREHENSIVE... each exercise was like a separate orchestra piece carrying equal utility and importance. The interaction with the facilitators during meals & off workshop hours led to a healthy bonding with the participants. Full marks to the methodology adopted during the workshop.

Manik Minocha
Rentals Head, India

The workshop was extremely interesting & productive. The learnings/ reflections post the activities were very high - useful & productive. The whole team - right from the facilitator, co - facilitator & the adventure co-ordinators - were very professional in their approach.

Gurdeep Singh

Good innovative concept of imparting training... a wonderful experience which you could very easily relate to unlike in theoretical / classroom training. It helped me to introspect & think of the way forward - made me feel rejuvenated. The methodology was innovative with a very good, focused team.

Chockalingam P
Business Head MIPD

A must for every aspiring individual, irrespective of his level in the organization. Blind Innovation was the most useful exercise - I have never understood 'empathy' so clearly before! The facilitator was very good - he communicated very well... used vernacular language frequently to get to the participants. The whole team was very focused and efficient.

Renu Vijayanand
HR Head, India

Very well facilitated workshop. Customer orientation was very well brought out by Touch Wood! We were all able to relate to the faculty very well. The comfort levels in terms of safety processes and equipment was very high.

Robert Trouslard
CEO India

I would rate the workshop on 4.5 on 5 overall. Very professional Indian training company. The objectives were all achieved and the facilitation was to the point

Porus Lakdawala
Participant

"The workshop was excellent and hope to attend more such workshops organized by your team... wishing you all the very best!"

Ramanathan Iyer
Participant

"Well organised and good teamwork... clear about their objective... practical demonstration of team building which will help in day to day activity. The post activity discussions were thorough and debated.. The faculty was excellent- helpful, cordial and knowledgeable."

Salam Houssami
Financial Analyst, Vehicle Sales Group

Let me assure you that the time I spent with the team at Failaka acquired a special part of my memory, and it was a first time experience that added value to my thinking and behavior. Regarding the program, I can say that it is essential for every individual to go through experimental training or learning since this process shades light on different aspects of ones character and personality in several situations, consequently giving a great chance for the person to point out his/her weak points and work on improving them.
I would like to thank you, Ashish, Sumit, and Suraj for giving us the chance to go through this unique program in the proper manner.

Roy Al Hayat
Finance Division (Automobiles)

Experiential learning was a great experience especially with a committed team like destination outdoors. I never thought I can learn something from such training programs but I was wrong, now I have a much better view when approaching a new project, working with a new team and the way I communicate with my colleagues.

Paul Harradine
Director of Human Resources

As a part of KPMG Kuwait's ambition to be the Employer of Choice in our field, we focus heavily on our people. In line with that policy we searched for a company that could deliver a tailor made course that would inspire, and motivate our managers in people skills, and better prepare them for further promotion.
Destination Outdoors provided unique and inspirational training based on experiential learning. The instructors were highly qualified with fantastic coaching skills, and the ability to motivate ordinary people to carry out extra ordinary activities way outside their comfort zones. In the short time since the course was conducted the difference in the office environment is quite remarkable. I have no hesitation in recommending Destination Outdoors to any potential client.

Rizwana Narvel
Manager - Business Performance Services

The program was simply "fantastic" and "exciting". It is very different from the regular training programs. What you learn - you retain because it is practical. You learn from experience. The activities were good - or should I say... challenging, both physically (well not as much) and mentally.
There is a lot to learn from this experience.
1. Managing expectation (downward and upward)
2. Trust - trusting oneself and trusting your team
3. Following instructions - paying attention to detail. This is so important.
4. Accepting challenges - coming out of the "comfort zone".
5. Working as a team - various departments coming together and working as "ONE" company. As we all have some basic similar goals and everyone needs to think of the company as a whole. One common goal - one common focus.
6. Most of all - I learned by weaknesses and strengths and am working on enhancing my strengths and improving on my weaknesses.
Your team is very good. They kept us going, they kept us interested at all times. The tone and the enthusiasm received from your team were great.

Didier Jouanneau
Global HR Head for Sales

The workshop was well aligned and objective...The simulations brought about various learnings like creativity, risk taking, planning/ execution which are very important tools in any industry today. The post activity discussions gave good recap and opportunity to pass on messages. The faculty did an excellent job... they were perfect in terms of the safety processes and equipment.

Ravi Kapoor
Business Head Power Services

The programme was absorbing and participative with lots of learning. Many of the simulations especially Bombs Away & Australian Moonwalk were very good and useful in bringing out learnings. The post activity discussions were helpful since they helped in knowledge sharing. The faculty was competent and confident with a very clear and focused style of delivery by the facilitator with repeated assertion on critical aspects. The outdoor support staff was very good - we felt completely safe in their hands!

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