Adventure speaker, Bear Grylls, has set up the Bear Grylls Survival Academy; a series of team building courses, catering to the corporate events market.
The course involves learning how to light fires, building emergency shelters, and searching for grubs and rodents. Bear Grylls set up the academy due to an increased interest in survival skills from the public, he stated that “People want to learn primal life and survival skills, as they know it empowers them.”
The course is designed for everyone and has so far had positive feedback from the people who have participated. Bear said that so far “feedback from organisations is that it is a great way to identify natural leaders and team players.”
Bear used his own experiences in the wild to develop his business venture and each course is tailor made to suit each individual organisation. Bear states that the aim of the survival academy is to “empower individuals and expose them to challenging and unusual situations that will ultimately help them flourish and feel a genuine sense of achievement.”
Bear hopes to launch the BGSA internationally in 2014.
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