Building Great Teams System

Online Training Class + Small Group Image Sets
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tinheadsWant to build high performing teams fast?

  • Establish new teams or strengthen existing ones
  • Deal with conflict before it happens and address it when it does
  • Develop trust and respect among members
  • Get people participating in a new way
  • Connect people at more than a surface level
  • Build and deepen empathy
  • Generate ideas today to solve tomorrow’s problems
  • Look really, really good with the people that matter

And most of all, a team building system that helps you get the most out of your time AND contributes to the goals of your group!

Introducing Building Great Teams System

Small Group SetThe Building Great Teams System is extremely versatile. It can be used for establishing new teams, introducing new members and inspiring existing teams. The processes are fun, engaging and will get people participating at a new level.

Whether you are new to team building or an established pro, this proven method can juice your results. The online course gives you detailed information on how to get the best results from your new visual tools. It has step-by-step instructions for planning and delivering a wide range of successful processes.

Along with the course you get Small Group Sets, which are sets of photographs especially chosen for their effectiveness in engaging teams and meeting their challenges. These are what make the magic come alive. The Sets weave the concept of “Everybody sees things differently” into every process you do with the outcome being: increased trust level, more respectful dialogues and people feeling committed to each other at a deeper level.

The images have been extensively tested with thousands of people all over the world for over ten years.  Through this testing, the System has been refined to select the images that are most effective in breaking down the spoken language barriers that can exist in teams.  The substantial testing process has resulted in images that are most likely to deepen conversation and spark insight and create cohesion in teams as a result.

Building Great Teams With Visuals Course


In the lessons you’ll find step-by-step instructions on:

  • Designing the team-building session
  • Assessing the participants
  • Choosing the right focus area to begin
  • Selecting which sequence of activities is right for you
  • Arranging the details of the room
  • Debriefing the sessions
  • Following-up with post-session exercises


The course contains specific information on dealing with the six most common areas teams need help:

  • Building relationships
  • Enhancing communication
  • Developing trust
  • Managing conflict
  • Embracing transition and change
  • Understanding what the team is doing together


Also included are step-by-step sample agendas, that help you plan meaningful sessions for as short as 30 minutes or string several together for longer workshops.

Complete the Course in Your Own Time

Lessons will be in a combination of text, audio and video. You can work at your own pace. You will continue to have access to the course materials after the live portion ends.

Christine provided a great comprehensive course with many different learning opportunities – discussion, videos, reading and a full manual for how to use visual learning tools in real situations. I got a lot out of this course and I look forward to using these tools in my work! – Michelle Maloy Dillon

This course taught me so much about the power of visuals for working in teams as well as coaching clients. I look forward to more! Lee Crevier

Live Office Hour Calls

The course includes 6 group office hour calls with VisualsSpeak founder Christine Martell, to give you the opportunity to ask questions and get help applying the system to your particular situation.

[Interested but the time doesn’t work? Send me an email and if there is enough interest I will add other sessions. christine @]

Small Group Sets

  • 44 photographs optimized for team building activities
  • Each set is used for 1-4 people (it’s best to use 1 set per person)
  • curated un-laminated images from the VisualsSpeak ImageSet Basic
  • value $25 each



BGTcourse6Online Class
w/6 Small Group Sets
BGTcourse12Online Class
w/12 Small Group Sets
BGTcourse12CoachOnline Class
w/12 Small Group Sets+
2 – 1 hour individual  coaching sessions


Buy VIK 2016


Buy VIK 2016


Buy VIK 2016

Already own VisualsSpeak images?

Take the class without images for $125 
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 What if you don’t like it?

Give it a try, and if you don’t like it, contact us within 15 days of the start of the course. Send the image sets back, and we’ll refund your money. No hassles.

The Art of Team Building

Team building is the art of taking individual stories and weaving them into a group story of shared experiences. Successful teams incorporate ALL of their experiences into their story, including their failures, conflicts and missed opportunities, because there is as much to learn from these as from their successes

old truck with flowers planted in iitWant a different outcome? Change the story!

If you want to change a person, group or outcome, you’ve got to change the story. Our stories can be our best friends or our worst enemies. They can be the guiding light that steer us toward success and fulfillment or they can be the roadblock that keeps us from serving our best interests.

Every individual and group has a story that is told about who they are and how they came to be. Teams that are stuck or not functioning at full capacity have stories about being stuck in conflict, or lacking ideas, or not being a good mix, etc. When these stories are told over and over they become self-fulfilling.

You have to see it before you can change it

Before any change can be made, the underlying story has to be examined closely because people can’t change what they can’t see. The Building Great Teams System will help your team understand their story in a way they never could before.

_MG_1869 (79 of 109)Creating new stories with images

We develop tools based on images that help people to express, explore and engage in new ways with their stories, which leads them to having more meaningful conversations, deeper insights, greater empathy for their peers, and more clarity about their situation.

Our image-based approach acts as a catalyst for:

  • Connecting old information in new ways
  • Deepening the bonds between members
  • Engaging people right from the start
  • Building Trust
  • Making respectful dialogue the norm
  • Listening rather than reacting
  • Surfacing new ideas


We’re happy to answer any questions you have. You can email us at