Working In A Community You Love

It’s 7:30 in the morning and my alarm is buzzing. Time to wake up and get ready for work! I know not a lot of people put excitement behind that statement, however, I am lucky enough to say I do. Waking up and going to work is an exciting task for me. Why? Because I […]

Virtual Overload: 3 Ways To Step Away From Your Screen

Eyes squinting, there’s headache starting in the back of your head… Yep, time to take a break! Just because you work virtually from home, or stare at a screen all day in the office, does not mean you don’t deserve a break. On the contrary, it is healthy to take a step away from your […]

The Time When Swift Kick Became Detectives and Traveled to Poland

Last Wednesday, Team Swift Kick put on their thinking caps and became Detectives! Tom, Jay, and Sami traveled to Krakow, Poland (virtually of course) to the beautiful Czartoryski Museum.  While here, Game Master Kasia gave them the rundown on what happened. One of the employees from the Museum stole a beautiful painting by Leonardo Da […]

Who Wants To Go Bowling Naked?

Would you be interested in joining a group of strangers for a round of bowling…naked?!? What about naked yoga?  The Baltimore Yoga and Meditation community currently have 582 members who are passionate or curious about the idea of doing normal social activities like bowling, yoga, and swimming… only, they want to do it in the […]

Building Community Worldwide at the CMX Spark Conference

I’ll admit it’s very difficult to get me to wake up before sunrise, but last Tuesday I set my alarm for the awful time of 4:30 am to attend the CMX Spark Conference based out of Europe. Through groggy eyes and messy hair, I logged into the conference and was immediately welcomed by a thread […]

Is Your Team Too Scared To Give You Feedback?

I don’t often claim that reality TV gives me leadership lessons, but that’s exactly what happened last week while my family was watching an episode of Good Bones. Good Bones is a show about Karen and Mina – a mother/daughter duo – who flip homes throughout their neighborhood in Indianapolis. While Karen and Mina have […]

Experience Based Values Creation

Our climbing instructor took out a small hammer and tapped it against the rock. She leaned in with her ear to hear the noise the hammer made against it. “Nope, we can’t climb here.” She then repeated the process in three more spots until she finally turned back to the group and declared an excellent […]

Have You Heard The Exciting New News? SAMI IS BACK!

For those who may not know, Sami Litchert worked here at Swift Kick in 2016 as one of our interns. After an internship with us, she moved on to Grad School at Kutztown University. While studying Student Affairs in Higher Education and Administration, Sami held a Graduate Hall Director position at Cedar Crest College. After […]

Energy Flow: The Importance of Modeling Success in Group Settings

Recently, at a training I ran with a group of leaders, I was told ahead of time that a few people were going to be coming in late due to prior commitments. While typically not a big deal, this quickly became an issue for this group. The entrance door must have been attached to a […]

Party for One – The Value of Social Proof

Sylvia is the kind of person that wants to make a difference. When she sees an issue, she takes action. So when it was finals week at her university and she knew everyone was going to be stressed, she woke up early and drew the words “Free Hugs” on a large poster board. Then, she […]