Marichen Mortimer & Associates work with teams of all kind to transform them into high performance teams using her Executive Team Building Programme.


At the heart of MM&A's offerings lie the year long executive team building programme - a journey where senior teams are coached, once a month, collectively and individually, to craft a truly high performance team. The integrative enneagram leadership assessment tool is used to assess both the individuals and the team, so as to best craft a bespoke journey. Such an intensive journey leads to:

  • commitment to the organisation's strategies and goals
  • high performance with respect to executing such goals
  • high team trust
  • interpersonal engagement and collaboration
  • effective conflict management
  • accountability for deliverables
  • team cohesion


MM&A's shorter team building offerings assist corporate teams to "break state" and to start working together at a more constructive level in a context of thriving. These corporate, business, sport or non-profit team building processes are offered as stand-alone 1/2 day or 2+ day corporate team building events or even as part of a longer 3-module Advanced Team Building journey.

Team building sessions are customized to meet client needs. The sessions typically include some fun, relaxing exercises as many teams respond well to de-stressing enjoyment that also tends to enhance bonding. These can range from a more active indoor creativity workshop or laughter workshop, to an equine-assisted outdoor team building event. It can be a gentler star-gazing or more structured learning event - MM&A offers highly customised team building events relevant to a clients' needs.

Together we can do so much and while a team can be inspired by great leadership, sometimes a professional process is required to help create cohesion and unite the team behind a common goal. A team is only as strong as its individual members so your team development foundation is critical.

1/2 day Team Building for Reconnection

We offer a highly targeted 1/2 day Team Re-Connection Workshop especially crafted to re-build teams and trust, to overcome challenges due to unusual stressors (e.g. lock-down, disaster, major change) and to re-unite a team behind a common goal.

This goes way beyond a simple team building to help re-build cohesion and focus your team - whether some are working remotely or all are in the office. The workshop is uniquely designed to uncover and address typical challenges and team dynamics that arise after stressful times.

This is suitable for up to 10 persons and we highly recommend that it starts with senior management.

2+ days Team Building Course

We also offer a more indepth Team Building "Team Development for Success" Course, that covers the following success factors & topics:

  • Setting the context for success
  • Building trust and respect
  • Managing diversity
  • Effective communication
  • Commitment & accountability
  • Successful conflict management
  • Achieving performance goals

The team building course duration depends on the level of team transformation required by the group and is typically 2 days plus group leadership coaching.


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Laughter Workshops are ideal team building ice-breakers.


Teams de-stress and bond at the same time with no prior experience needed. Offered as a stand-alone workshop or as a team building ice-breaker, fun year-end function or start to a strategic planning session. The duration is 60-90 minutes and benefits productivity, positive motivation, assertiveness and immune function. It also reduces stress hormones, depression and inter-personal friction.

Creativity Workshops are good when building teams.


MM&A's creativity workshop: "Unleashing the Inner Picasso" is a fun team building event done indoors. This is a 1/2 day stand-alone workshop or part of a longer team building journey. It works well to "unlock creativity" before a strategic planning session. Participants are guided to draw and/or paint something simple (no experience required) that often leads to self-awareness insights.

Equine Workshops by MMA offers a unique outdoor team building opportunity.


This unique outdoor team building program offers an experiential equine-assisted session, either stand-alone or as part of a longer Self- or Leadership Programme. Horses are natural prey animals and to build trust requires great skill. Horses are prepared to serve man, if they sense confident leadership qualities. Participants enjoy practical learning whilst receiving leadership coaching.

"Recommendation for Marichen Mortimer, fondly know as Kiki, for a course at BMW South Africa, for the entire team in the Customer Service. During the course of the week, Kiki presented material with such ease and humor that she set the tone for the entire workshop. Her creative ideas for presentations and activities were resourceful and interesting; they were also amazingly helpful. With participants from a variety of backgrounds, there was often conflict, and occasionally confrontation. While setting limits, Kiki managed to respond consistently with respect and compassion. The experience had a profound effect on the participants." - Dudu Khumalo, Specialist, BMW