Corporate Workshops

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Corporate Workshops


Jonathan Kirby, the artistic director and the company’s lead teacher, had a 10-year management career with Hewlett Packard before setting up Kagemusha Taiko. Working in USA and UK, Jonathan managed globally-distributed teams and multi-million dollar budgets for divisions of Hewlett Packard that were realigned and reorganised regularly in response to rapidly evolving market situations. When it comes to offering taiko programmes for business organisations, Jonathan’s experience and expertise gives Kagemusha Taiko a strong USP.
 
A taiko workshop “for fun”, can be a brilliant thing for a business team of 10-20 people to do. It can also work for larger teams subdivided into groups of that size. We normally handle sessions like this as private workshops. When managers at all levels and members of a board of directors are dealing with difficult change management issues, integrating taiko as part of an offsite / awayday programme can be hugely beneficial. There is no “one size fits all” solution here, so it’s necessary to consult with Jonathan directly on this. He welcomes approaches from HR departments and management consultants as well as personal calls from business leaders.
 
While every situation is different and needs to be treated differently, there are some common themes. When it comes to taiko workshops, the major benefit is one of transformation. People will do something that will surprise them, changing the way they feel about their own potential, the potential of their colleagues, and the potential of the team. The training will be utterly memorable, and the experience of it will be thoroughly absorbed. If there were a single “mantra” for the training programme, it could be written as follows:
 
If ordinary people believe in themselves, trust each other, and go for something wholeheartedly with genuine commitment and effort, they can achieve extraordinary results that will surprise and delight themselves and others.
 
To enquire about engaging Kagemusha Taiko to be part of an offsite programme like this, which the we can also host at Hannahs at Seale Hayne if required, please contact, Jonathan Kirby personally.