Category Archives: Tips for Trainers

Tips for Trainers – New Product! The River Cards & Guidebook

A Note from the Big Wheel… New Product! The River Cards & Guidebook River Cards & Guidebook We’re excited to introduce a new product this week, The River Cards & Guidebook These beautifully illustrated cards are designed for individuals or groups to describe their life journey by selecting different river cards and placing them in […]

Tips for Trainers – Our New Website!

A Note from the Big Wheel… Our New Website! We’re excited to show off our new website! The old one was getting a little tired, and a refresh was definitely in order. Cruise on over and check out the new features, including instant downloads of content and videos of activities! If you click on the […]

Tips for Trainers – An Accident…

With summer kicking off, I thought I would share an article I wrote a few years ago about safety on the course. Enjoy! An Accident… I had an accident on the ropes course this week… Ropes CourseNot really, I actually just cut myself while shaving. Wait, what? How could these two things possibly be related? […]

Tips for Trainers – New Product! The Labyrinth Walk

New Product! The Labyrinth Walk We’re excited to introduce a new product this week, The Labyrinth Walk. This portable Labyrinth measures 16 feet in diameter and is designed to allow trainers, facilitators and organizations put a Labyrinth wherever they need it. Made from highly durable vinyl, this Labyrinth can be used indoors or outdoors on […]

Tips for Trainers – Essential Staff Training Activities

Essential Staff Training Activities You expect staff to think on their feet, why not train them on their feet? Many of my clients are in the summer camp industry, and summer is just around the corner! As you start to plan your staff training week, make sure you incorporate a wide range of helpful experiential […]

Tips for Trainers – A ‘Piece of Advice’

A ‘Piece of Advice’ I love a good metaphor. In fact, even the name of my company is one big metaphor. Training Wheels: you only use training for a little while, before you take the Training Wheels off and ‘make it your own.’ That’s how all of my trainings are conducted. I’m only there for […]

Tips for Trainers – May the 4th be with you…

May the 4th be with you… Tomorrow is International Star Wars Day, or May the 4th… and I love a good play on words. I also have two teenage boys (and husband!) who love the Star Wars movies, so they each plan on wearing their favorite ‘geek’ t-shirt to school (and work!) tomorrow. For today’s […]

Tips for Trainers – Leadership On the Fly

Leadership On the Fly This morning as you are reading this newsletter, I’m on my annual fly fishing trip. Once a year I head out to the Arkansas River for a week of unplugged solitude. The Caddis fly is hatching right now and the rainbows and browns are hungry. Michelle Fly Fishing I started fly […]