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January 22, 2020

Are you looking for advice on leadership, team building and adventure? (3min read)

Written by Dave O'Connell

We are delighted to welcome you to our new Pinnacle Pursuits blog. The purpose of this blog is to help answer questions you have on making your team feel more like a family. At Pinnacle Pursuits, we love what we do and we excitedly want to share that with you. 

We will curate many different topics of team building, adventure learning, youth camps and resiliency among a host of other subjects. Each posting will be founded in research, experience, observations, reflections and occasionally on different case studies we have found to be common areas of interest for our audience. We will certainly make lots of “newbie” blog post faux pas’ but we can just as confidently say that we will provide you with useful content on matters that matter to you. 

That may be: 

  • Building rock solid teams
  • Solving different issues experienced within teams 
  • Celebrating successes and bonding
  • Improving change management and communication 
  • How to motivate or boost morale
  • Tips for facilitating and debriefing with groups 
  • What grants are available for a Pinnacle Pursuits workshop
  • Benefits of a youth leadership camps

We will always endeavour to illuminate information relevant to your queries... 

Our writers

While none of us are in danger of claiming Alfred Nobel’s Literature Award, we are beneficiaries of wide-ranging backgrounds, experiences and interests which we will employ to answer any questions spurred by your curiosity or concern. 

Pinnacle Pursuits Jonathan Willcocks

Jono Willcocks is the Founder and Chief Visionary of Pinnacle Pursuits and a father to a wonderful little lady. Without seeing his name attached, you will always recognise articles of his as they are chock full of interesting tips, brimming energy and an exceptionally deep understanding of experiential training, team building, change management, facilitation, metaphor and meaning. Jono will always strive to help everyone out in whatever way he can and so that is what you can expect from his articles.

Pinnacle Pursuits Liam Mumford

Liam Mumford is Pinnacle Pursuits’ Youth Program Manager among many other things. Hailing from Leeds, England, Liam has worked and travelled all over the world and brings that experience to bear with any group he  works with. A talented diver, soccer player, drama major, he has worked with some of the biggest youth camps in North America and has learned how to creatively build confidence, leadership skills, resilience, trust and mental strength of our future generations.


Pinnacle Pursuits David O'Connell

Dave O’Connell, the current writer of this blog, is the Corporate & Charity Events Coordinator for Pinnacle Pursuits. My experience lies primarily in outdoor adventure tourism throughout Ireland, Europe and Canada. I received my masters in Creativity and Innovation from the University of Malta and love to bring both of those elements to the fore in all my endeavours. I have a keen interest in business development, motivational techniques, progressive mental health tools and all things outdoors. My writing will typically touch on any and all of those matters with occasional elements of humour sprinkled in whilst hopefully positively impacting any reader.

Guest Writers

Through our work, we have had the fortune of meeting some incredible leaders and minds along the way. We, on occasion, will invite them to share their thoughts on matters relevant to you with an alternative viewpoint. Hopefully, this will refresh from the norm and give new, intriguing insights for you to enjoy.

If there is a particular subject, issue or interest that you would like to see an article on, by all means reach out and ask us. We are enjoying the exploratory process of writing and the more questions we can answer for your benefit, the more functional we will feel our posts are. For up to date photos and postings or to make suggestions and comments, feel free to follow us on our social media channels. 

Dave O’Connell 



    "When it comes to innovative Team Building Events, Pinnacle Pursuits was the best we have ever worked with. They truly listened to our needs and were able to customize our event to fit our specific vision...Moments from the event are still referenced by the team on a daily basis. Highly recommended!"

    - Dave Taylor, Leadership Development & Events Lead, Lululemon Athetica


    "Any organization or group that uses their talents will see immediate results."

    - James Olson; Specialist, Employee Development, Coast Capital Savings

  • "It was just short of phenomenal. A combination of mental and physical skills, heavily sprinkled with team building...the fun and celebration factor was 9.9 out of was our best YPO (member-only) retreat in 12 years!"

    - Marc Bombenon, President; PDL Mobility, YPO Member

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