Show Up to Work.
Show Up to Practice.

A recent study by McKinsey reported that even after very basic training sessions, adults typically retain just 10 percent of what they hear in classroom lectures, versus nearly two-thirds when they learn by doing. With the Palæstra approach to team practice, ongoing rhythms keep you "on the mat" week-to-week. By building the coaching competency of the team itself, we assure that everyday business challenges create the context for a dynamic process of action learning, performance improvement & organizational change. Beyond extrinsic bonuses & benefits, it is intrinsic motivation – fueled by shared growth towards mastery – that drives engagement, heightened productivity, and operational excellence at work. In today's competitive landscape, being a GREAT PLACE TO WORK is just table stakes - we help your company become a GREAT PLACE TO GROW.


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Workshop Offsite:
Strategic Planning & Team Development


Leaders Go First.

Without a systemic change in organization and culture even participants who graduate from long-term leadership trainings or university programs are left to return to the same workplace dynamics only to fall back into old habits. Palæstra's "Split HR" approach assures that learning & development plays a permanent and strategic role in the organization – starting with leadership. 


PALÆSTRA LEADERSHIP agile Engagement Roadmap


  • Assessment

  • CEO + key leaders: coaching and executive alignment with Palæstra instructor

  • Phase 2 Minimum Viable Product (MVP) design


  • Assessment

  • Quarterly strategic planning & leadership development offsite

  • Executive team individual coaching with Palæstra coach

  • Weekly executive Team Practice + learning assets

  • HR/People/L&D Team Practice & individual coaching runs in parallel

  • Ongoing design feedback & program iteration (Phase 2 Pilot)

  • Phase 3 MVP design


  • Assessment

  • HR “Split in Two” – in-house Team Practice for executive team supported by L&D function

  • Team Practice cascades to VPs then departmental teams then onboarding

  • Development principles & practices integrated with Human Resources processes: Strategy, Decision Making, Dispute Mediation, Org Chart, Recruiting, Onboarding, Project Management, Performance Management, Comp & Incentives

  • Ongoing coaching & consulting taken in-house: team assessment, custom design & program iteration










"I learned more in my first 2 months here than I did in 6 years at my previous employer."

– New hire, Chanje EV


Change Your Whole Game:
Take a Time Out

Professional athletes maintain a healthy practice-to-performance ratio, taking regular time out for practice, rest and recovery. Palæstra's quarterly executive team retreats give you regular "time outs" to work on the fundamentals that will change your whole game. These practice sessions include a day of strategic planning for work ON the business in addition to a day of leadership development work ON the team. Our approach is fun with serious results. Welcome to your Palæstra. Let's get on the mat!




Palæstra's executive retreats are hosted offsite in the world-famous Santa Barbara Riviera

Palæstra's executive retreats are hosted offsite in the world-famous Santa Barbara Riviera