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Taiko Drumming is a wonderfully effective teambuilding activity. Our main teacher, James Barrow, has worked as guest workshop facilitator for Rhythmworks on regular occasions over the last 10 years, helping to deliver teambuilding sessions to staff from leading companies including Npower, Goldman Sachs, Epson and Microsoft. The results speak for themselves – see the testimonials at the end of this Rhythmworks video.
In addition, as leader of Taiko West, James has worked in conjunction with numerous training organisations including Kirckaldy Consultants, First Step Management, PSI and Excel Communciations with their staff training projects involving teams from County Councils in Wales, Metropolitan Borough Councils in the North of England, the lead technical design team of British Telecom and Takeda Pharmaceuticals.
Most recently, he has led Taiko teambuidling sessions with smaller staff teams from Telford and Wrekin Council, and at the annual conference of the Telford & Wrekin Headteachers Forum.
‘Taiko drumming with James Barrow has become one of the most memorable parts of an excellent leadership programme. There is a joy…a letting go of organizational roes and boundaries…that creates a unique kind of team experience. People listen carefully, they take risks and make mistakes, they laugh and play and collaborate. Then they make connections. James is a gifted facilitator. He never lets his obvious skill and virtuosity get in the way of the groups’ learning. There is an enduring feeling of achievement’.
Tim Kemp, First Step Management