Be More Pirate workshop
The real risk is not rebellion, it’s stagnation.
If you want to turn your whole team pirate, we run workshops
To embody the spirit of 'transformation' and inspire a team to action, the workshop begins with a 20 Keynote introducing the unexpected lesser known innovations of Golden Age Pirates, which make them the perfect role models against the backdrop of disruption in the 21st Century. It's an inspirational, funny and unforgettable re-set of everything you thought you knew about pirates.
There is then a further 2 - 3 content sections each with a cognitive challenge for the audience to answer, discuss and share back. These challenges are designed based on Sam's coaching experience, incorporating pledge theory and ideas on behaviour change to take a group used to talk about 'transformation' and 'disruption' and lead them to actually taking action. This leads the team into adopting what we call 'Professional Rule-Breaking', the next essential 21st Century Skill, and leaving every single person in the room committed to the accountable action of writing their own rules that drive real change.
It's fun and it's 100% designed to instigate confidence, accountability and bold action.
Workshops usually last between 90 and 120 minutes.
What people are saying
“Be More Pirate turned our team into a crew, our leaders into captains, NOs into GOs and our values into a code of conduct that we hold each other accountable to”
-Crystal Eisinger, Strategy & Operations Lead, Google
“Being able to lead a team through major change by inspiring them to see opportunities and create advantages often feels impossible, but Sam’s passionate accounts of what can be achieved, told through historical references to Pirates, make anything seem possible. Be more pirate is more than just a book it’s a cultural movement… get involved and be more pirate!”
-Nic Burnside, Head of Marketing Mercedes Vans UK
"The feedback on your talk was so positive. The topic couldn’t have been more relevant, and you left the team energised and thought provoked. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!"
-Sharon Walsh, Global Marketing Director, Heineken
Sam's workshop turned us all into pirates and gave us a mantra we can all live by – needed now more than ever”
-Steve Axe, CMO Nomad Foods
“Sam ran a half-day workshop and fired up my 80-strong team to identify (and more importantly lead) ‘mutinies’ against the things that held them back. We all left with fresh courage, determination and energy, committed to taking responsibility for driving better ways of doing things beyond our official remits, driven by a desire to do what’s right vs what’s easy, with a clear list of ‘low hanging fruit’ to tackle and secure in the knowledge that we had one another’s backs.”
-Polly Cochrane, CMO, Warner Bros UK.
Is there a fee?
Yes, we do charge for workshops - to keep us out of the red and stocked up with rum. Discounts are available for public sector and voluntary organisations. If budget is limited but you really think a Be More Pirate workshop is what you need, please get in touch anyway. Honest pirates can always negotiate.
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