A FEW WORDS FROM OUR CLIENTS

TESTIMONIALS

“Jay led the best team building exercise I have ever taken part in – it was a lot of fun and the team learned a lot in the process. He was a pleasure to work with.”

– André Martin, Co-Managing Partner, Mann Lawyers LLP

 

“This experience was an inspiring and energizing way to kick-off our retreat. The escape game was really engaging and the insights that were drawn from the experience with Jay’s help were both meaningful and relevant to our ongoing work as a team. Our entire management team was excited to run future sessions with their own teams. I highly recommend this workshop!”

Cheyenne McAuslan, Director, People and Culture, Mattamy Homes

 

“I hired Jay and his team to deliver a virtual escape game team building workshop. Everyone on our team was blown away by not only how much fun it was, but also at the insights and lessons from the workshop. This is definitely something that we will bring back in the future as a way to bring everyone together and have fun learning as a team.”

Jon Chiniborch, Vice-President, Supply Chain Solutions, Mediterranean Shipping Company

 

“Thanks to Jay’s insightful workshop, our experience was incredibly valuable to both our new and tenured team members. The team had lots of fun, even as Jay challenged us to be honest and direct with each other. We appreciated the way the workshop highlighted dynamics and behaviours in the Escape Room that can be directly related back to our business. The opportunities that we brought to the surface as a group, through Jay’s facilitation, are being implemented right now to improve our culture and our success as a team. We highly recommend this experience to other organizations, whether their teams are new to working together, or already high performing and looking to keep growing.”

– Tom Riley, Managing Director, NPS Federal Defense and Security Branch & Audra Tettenborn, Team Lead, NPS Proposal Development Team (S.i. Systems Ltd.)

 

“The 3C team ran their portable escape game to kick off our national staff conference. It was a great way to bring people back together and get everyone on the same page and ready to collaborate during the rest of the conference. We recommend this event to anyone who is looking for a great mixture of fun, learning and human connection.”

– Nika Quintao, Meeting and Event Planner, Canadian Teachers Federation

 

“I was apprehensive of this workshop because these types of team building sessions are often ‘meh’, but this was really useful and I took so many notes to take away and implement with the team in our daily work.”

– Meghan Smith, Head of People, Float

 

“Our management team has been doing group coaching with Jay for 3 years and they are the most useful and motivating management trainings I have ever taken part in. Not only do we all learn a ton of practical communication and decision-making skills, but we also have the opportunity to build and strengthen our relationships on another level. Jay is very talented at facilitating important and sometimes sensitive issues and topics in a way that feels safe for everyone and is ultimately productive and inspiring. I highly recommend this training.”

– Ben Britton, Regional Manger, Escape Manor

 

“The escape rooms were a blast – our team was very engaged in the activity and we left the room with renewed energy. The opportunity to learn from our experience through the post-escape workshop with Jay, however, set this experience apart from other team-building sessions we have done. The workshop is a necessary component to turn a fun team bonding experience into a great team building one. We were able to relate the most important aspects of effective collaboration and communication from the escape room to our ongoing teamwork. I highly recommend this workshop if you are looking to have fun, learn a lot and improve your team’s communication and productivity. ”

– Frédéric Thibault-Chabot, Dean of Teaching, Collège La Cité

 

“It was awesome having Jay at our offsite meeting. His observations and feedback to the team will continue to contribute to our success for some time into the future. I was very impressed by Jay’s sincerity and authenticity and I could see that our team felt comfortable sharing vulnerable and meaningful ideas and feelings during the session. High praise and a strong recommendation for Jay to anyone looking to engage in meaningful team and leadership development!”

– Spencer Mandy, General Manager, Canadian Payment Systems & Banknote Operations

 

“Our team worked through the Escape Manor Team Building ‘game’ and discussion led by Jay. My only regret is that we did not book the full-day event! Under Jay’s guidance, our team was fully engaged and got to valuable in-depth discussion even in the short time we had with him. We will continue to refer back to the lessons learned and discussions as a result of the event. I recommend Jay and the Escape Manor Team Building if you are looking for a team-building exercise that is not only a great time but challenging and about getting deeper with your team.”

– Victoria Peters, Chief Operations Officer, ENVOLTA Inc.

 

“I have been to many training / team-building / facilitated coaching sessions and this session has been by far my favourite and most thought-provoking. Firstly, the team building escape room was an excellent springboard to get everyone warmed up and to give the team a pivot point for discussion. Jay is a great facilitator and he provided a constructive framework for us to discuss our activity as a team and share our experience. His ability to weave in our escape room activities to our professional working relationships led to us successfully addressing a couple of issues around our work style and the impact that it was having on others. Comparing this to other sessions, the real differentiator was that he allowed us to get to the heart of an issue and work toward a resolution together. He created a very safe space to discuss sensitive issues. As I said, by far the most effective, positive, results-oriented coaching session that I have attended. Jay is very talented.”

– Joanne McMullin, Executive Recruitment, Odgers Berndtson

 

who we have worked with

SAMPLE CLIENT LIST

PRIVATE

Assent Compliance Desjardins Insurance

ENVOLTA Accounting

Festival Promotions

Google

IBM

Lee Hecht Harrison

LUSH Cosmetics

Mann Lawyers LLP

Mattamy Homes

MITEL

Odgers Berndtson

pb+j

Picton Mahoney

PiVAL International

PWL Capital

Tomlinson Group

Yeeboo Digital

YoppWorks

NON-PROFIT

Canadian Mortgage Housing Association

Carleton University

Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO)

Christian Horizons

Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Genome Canada

Government Services Union

Halton Industry Education Council

Hydro Ottawa

Institute of Professional Bookkeepers of Canada

La Cité Collegiale

Mental Health Commission of Canada

NAV Canada

Occupational Health Clinics for Ontario Workers

Ottawa Carleton District School Board

Ottawa Community Housing

Ottawa Tourism

Project Management Institute

Real Estate Council of Ontario

RDEE Canada

Thames Valley Children’s Centre

The Ottawa Hospital

University of Ottawa

GOVERNMENT

Bank of Canada

Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA)

Canada Revenue Agency (CRA)

Canadian Coast Guard

Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission (CNSC)

Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI)

Canadian Internet Registration Authority (CIRA)

Canadian Transport Agency

Finance Canada

Global Affairs Canada (GAC)

Health Canada

House of Commons of Canada

Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

Infrastructure Canada (INFC)

Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED)

Justice Canada

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

New Brunswick Department of Education

Office of the Superintendent of Financial Institutions Canada (OSFI)

Public Service Commission of Canada (PCS)

Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC)

Shared Services Canada

Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (TBS)