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5 Effective Strategies to Create Synergy and Build a World Class Team

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My teammates and I have learned about building World Class Teams the hard way. By competing in and winning the world’s toughest ultra-endurance Adventure Races. From the leech-infested jungles of Borneo to the towering peaks of Tibet and Ecuador, to the frigid seas and glaciers of Patagonia and the searing desert of Namibia, we have run, paddled, mountain biked, climbed, whitewater rafted, spelunked, mountaineered, navigated and raced across the most remote places on earth for up to ten NON STOP days and nights as a team. Read More

We give the Mountain pulpit to: Robyn Benincasa

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After Kristin Salzman was diagnosed with breast cancer, she endured five surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation. But she told me that the hardest moment was shaving her head. “I looked different on the outside, just as I was different inside,” she said. Kristin—a mother who loves to run and kayak—beat cancer. But she’s still recovering. Read More

6 Leadership Styles, And When You Should Use Them

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Taking a team from ordinary to extraordinary means understanding and embracing the difference between management and leadership. According to writer and consultant Peter Drucker, “Management is doing things right; leadership is doing the right things.” Read More

Adventure Race Teams and Audacious Goals

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I’ve learned about building great teams the hard way: by competing in the world’s toughest adventure races. From the leech-infested jungles of Borneo to the towering peaks of Tibet, my teams have run, paddled, mountain biked, climbed, and whitewater-rafted for up to ten non-stop days and nights, with no shelter, no warm food, and no reprieve from the competitors nipping at our blister-covered heels. Read More

Best. Week. Ever.

Wow….I just had one of the best weeks of my life! Read More

Robyn Benincasa wins the Missouri River 340!

“I am so inspired by our Athenas, Gods and Goddesses who push themselves beyond their own imagination with every adventure that I had to get out and push myself too! The cracked femur was just a bonus that added to the “challenge”.” – Robyn Benincasa Read More


Along the same lines as sarah borrowing her belief in herself from me, is borrowing courage from the people around you, aka your teammates.

For 15 years I was an adventure racer , which is a sport that involves 4 team members traveling 600-1000 miles, completely non-stop, running, hiking, Read More

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8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy

Robyn's 8 Essential Elements of Human Synergy

Filled with stunning adventure photography, inspiring quotes and helpful tips, this guide gives a great overview of Robyn's principles of teambuilding, leadership and adversity management. Robyn gets TONS of requests for this guide after her presentations, so she's made it available for you to download here!