Leadership Programs

Leadership Development at Treetop Adventure

Take your team to new heights.  The playful, challenging environment at the Treetop Adventure provides the perfect venue for team building and personal development.

Leadership Development Zipline Over Jackson At The Treetop Adventure Course

Our Leadership Philosophy: Harnessing the Power of Play

For the first decade of our lives “play” is vital for brain development, healthy relationships, problem solving, and creativity. Yet somewhere between childhood and the hectic demands of adulthood play gets sidelined- but everyone needs it to thrive! Participating in an exciting and fun (but challenging) new activity allows individuals and teams to access untapped potential, see alternate perspectives, and create a strong foundation for growth.

Popular Leadership Programs

Who comes to LD@TA?

  • Corporate teams
  • School groups
  • Sports teams
  • Scout groups
  • Family reunions
  • You!
Call 307-201-5666 for more information

Leaders at Every Level

Build the leadership skills of every member of your team.

Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

Build your ability to work better together.

Play in the Trees

Reward your team with a day to get outside and play!

Lead Like a Guide

Fine tune your business principles and practices using best practices from mountain guides based on principles developed by Dr. Chris Maxwell and published in his book “Lead Like a Guide: How World-Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders”

Overcoming Obstacles

Tackle a goal or challenge through visualization

Creativity Zone

Tap into your creative problem solving abilities with this challenging orienteering course around Snow King Mountain

Benefits of Leadership Development

Leadership development will strengthen confidence and teamwork, encourage fresh thinking, and help you and your team overcome physical, mental, and emotional obstacles.  We’ll focus on:

  • Effective communication
  • Leadership styles and strategies
  • Risk management
  • Cooperation
  • Building trust & respect
  • Creating unity in organizations
  • Ethical conduct
  • Work-Life balance
  • Problem solving
  • Tolerating discomfort or fear
  • Showing appreciation
  • Conflict resolution
Leadership Development Teamwork

Our Leadership Development Team

Christian Santelices Treetop Leadership

Christian Santelices

An internationally certified mountain guide served as chief guide for America’s oldest guide service, Exum Mountain Guides, and is a member of the National Instructor Team for the American Mountain Guides Association. Christian has developed leadership development and philanthropic programs for groups such as the Wharton Leadership Ventures, the U.S. Naval Academy, and Imagine One Day.

Todd Hanna Treetop Leadership

Todd B. Hanna

Founder of Belay On Advisors, blends a wealth of outdoor leadership experience (including NOLS, Outward Bound) with his military background (Officer, US Marine Corps) extensive corporate leadership experience (creating, leading, and improving companies at all levels) and non-profit expertise (at the Board, Executive, and staff levels).

Chris Maxwell Treetop Leadership

Chris Maxwell, PhD

A Senior Fellow at the Center for Leadership and Change Management at The Wharton School and a faculty member for Diamond 6 Leadership and Strategy, LLC. Chris taught leadership and teamwork at Wharton, and created an experiential leadership development program. He is the author of Lead Like a Guide: How World Class Mountain Guides Inspire Us to Be Better Leaders.

Christie Watts Treetop Leadership

Christie Watts

A professional snowboarder turned life coach who uses her unique understanding of how to conquer fear, has been incorporating life lessons into ropes courses since 2007.  Founder of Life on Purpose Coaching, Christie believes the fastest growth and development happens in the presence of others.

Sandi Schultz Hessler Treetop Leadership

Sandi Schultz Hessler

Sandi has more than 30 years of business experience and leadership from esteemed organizations including IBM, Procter and Gamble, and Harvard University with a lifetime pursuit of understanding human potential and consciousness from her experience in organization building, success coaching and teaching entrepreneurial boot camps.