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Build Trusting Teams

with Rich Diviney and Simon’s Team of Optimist Instructors


About This Class

Want to make a change in your workplace and grow together? Well, we want to help! This class is great for teams looking to build a culture of safety, vulnerability, and candor.

A team is any group of two or more people working together toward a common goal or objective. Teams are in all facets of organizations, businesses and life. Trust is vital to a team’s success, but how do we actually put it into practice?

Building on Simon’s books, The Infinite Game and Leaders Eat Last, and Rich Diviney’s book, The Attributes, this interactive class explores the necessary components to build trust, leaving you with practical and actionable steps that will yield sustainable long-term results for your leadership and with your team.

We’ll take you through the core components to build trust:

  • Creating a Circle of Safety 
  • Showing vulnerability 
  • Using candor with care
  • Living your culture 

Rich Diviney is a bestselling author, leadership and human performance expert, and retired Navy SEAL commander. During his career in the US Military, spanning more than twenty years, Rich has completed more than thirteen deployments overseas.

As the officer tasked with training others for specialized command, Diviney was intimately involved in an extremely specialized SEAL selection process, paring down a group of exceptional candidates to a small cadre of the most elite optimal performers. He also spearheaded the creation of a directorate, employing a strong emphasis on physical, mental, and emotional discipline to optimize the team’s performance. Diviney led his small team to create the first-ever “Mind Gym” that helped special operators train their brains to perform faster, longer, and better in all environments—especially high-stress ones.

Since retiring from the Navy, Diviney has worked as a speaker, facilitator, and consultant at the Chapman & Co. Leadership Institute and Simon Sinek Inc. In 2020, Diviney founded The Attributes Inc., where he currently serves as the corporation’s CEO.

Currently, Rich speaks and consults on leadership strategies, assessment and selection processes, and optimal performance techniques. He has worked with thousands of businesses, athletic organizations, and military leaders. His past clients include American Airlines, Meijer Inc., the San Francisco 49ers, Pegasystems, Zoom, and Deloitte.

In January 2021, Rich released his first book: The Attributes. 25 Hidden Drivers of Optimal Performance. (https://theattributes.com/)

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All class times are listed in US Eastern Standard Time. We are working to add more time slots that are time-zone friendly globally.

While we wish we could clone Simon, science just isn’t quite there yet. That is why we’ve trained our Optimist Instructors to teach our classes. However, our two on-demand courses are taught by Simon – check out Find Your WHY and The Art of Presenting!

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We are always looking to add more class options to accommodate our global audience. We hope to have some great options for you soon. In the meantime, Simon’s books have been translated into multiple languages and can be ordered online.

We totally understand that schedules can change at the last minute. An unedited recording is available for 48 hours after class ends for all classes except for our WHY series.

We’re glad you asked! Our 60- and 90-minute classes offer: more detail, more connection with your fellow attendees, more activities, and more interaction with our instructors. The 25-minute classes are more lecture-style. They feature more information-per-minute, but the shorter timeframe also means fewer opportunities for active participation.

We know you’re busy and, if you can’t easily spare 60 minutes, we don’t want to deprive you of an opportunity to grow!

Yes! Buy any three of our 25-minute classes in one purchase and you’ll get the third class for half-price. This means that if you purchase a bundle of three 25-minute classes, it will cost $100 instead of the full $120. The $20 discount will be applied to your cart automatically during checkout. If you buy three 25-minute classes in separate transactions, you’ll pay the full price for all classes. 

Yes, we have team options! We love that you are looking to take care of those around you. Your team can join a public class, and you’ll receive a team discount at checkout when you register 10+ team members.  

If you want a private class just for your team, on a date and time that works for you, then visit our private class page and our team will be excited to help you. 

 Our team is more than happy to assist you; just contact us here and we’ll get back to you ASAP.

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