Thursday, July 30, 2015

Day 6. A SPECIAL day at the beach!

This is how it all looked at 7am before teams arrived - empty and quite!

Then the boat building teams arrive, receive instructions and get to work! Nervous...Stressed...Hot...Confused...Lack of resources...

But we know who enjoyed the sun, the breeze and the sea - our favorite facilitators

and Michael with Ginny!

The stress-free world is now gone while teams work on the assignment of the CELA Boat Works of Istanbul

Our auction team of Ayesha and Talal are the best traders we could recruit for CELA Boat Works of Istanbul

Talal manages to sell a chair and a beach umbrella to our intern Tugberk ;)
A final touch before getting on a long journey
While some teams are testing their inventions

aaaaand......Ready! Set! Go!
Steven: Please save me!
But somehow teams come back without Steven but a large amount of sand! (well, kind of large). Nevertheless, mission complete!
And they are happy!

 The CEO of the CELA Boat Works of Istanbul Bill Starnes holds a post-exercise briefing

Some are happy with the outcomes...

While Elza, Umidjon and Sami are trying to figure out the right solution...

But Tika and Yerlan are enjoying everything

and so is Almaz!

and so are interns and staff!

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Day 5. My Y Strategy and Sources of Influence


John: There is treasure hidden in my Y-Strategy Model!

But what are the internal capabilities of your company and its external environment?!
John got even Michael involved in exercising this model with Gulya

And there is definitely a lot to go through to move forward on a challenge that participants are currently facing
MJ has a plan!

In spite of your best efforts at exhortation and persuasion, we still fail to meet our expectations. Bill can help to look at all sources of influences...  
Whether at home, at work, or in our communities.

Questions, questions, questions...

Adlet has questions for clarification.

Spotted!!! Now we know exactly who throws a party in the house! ;)

Its Koulets and Yasha!
If only Bahriddin had known what stalkers he has....

Maybe Artak managed to capture them on his phone?

Or maybe Irakli?

And Michael's main point: WHAT IS YOUR PURPOSE?!

And here is the million dollar answer concluding our Day 5!




Monday, July 27, 2015

Day 4. Decisions & Purpose followed by a Cultural Night!

 So How We Make Decisions?
Its all about VOICES in our head!
So how do you make more responsible and effective decisions?!


And here is the main question of the day! Have you figured out yours?!
Meade: How do you see the world?!
Finally, here is our favorite part of the Academy - Cultural Exchange
Our Turkmen delegation represented by participants Yasha and Gulya and facilitator Ayna
Our Tajik delegation represented by Gulnora, Madina, Anvar and Bahriddin
"The Famous Five" from a beautiful country Georgia
Our beautiful delegations from Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan

THE INCREDIBLES!!! And you have no idea what they are up to next!

And here they are...with fans
They rocked the night and set the highest bar for our country teams!!!
They chose a wrong profession! Hollywood and Bollywood lost such talents.
"I was gonna go to work but then I got high
I just got a new promotion but I got high..." ;)
Our SEALA family members showed how to dance

Our trouble-makers....
Real men wear bow ties! And our Uzbek delegation confirmed that!

Perfect weather, incredible people and beatiful dances from Georgia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan!
What more we can ask for!

Our favorite Turkmen folk dance group
brought everyone to the dance floor

Our beautiful delegation from Azerbaijan performed deep heartfelt song

The night concluded by a surprise performance from our hosts with Turkish youth march and songs of Tarkan 

Movers and shakers behind the scenes :)