About Team-i

Team-i teamwork and leadership programmes

Team-i have researched several elite sports teams from a variety of sports, that include rugby champions Exeter Chiefs and Gloucester, football manager and former player Steve Perryman, County cricket, England’s netball team, the Swindon Wildcats ice hockey team and World champion and Olympic silver medallist Sam Murray. This research has formed the basis for development programmes, that have been delivered through workshops and direct with many companies.

The nine key elements of a high performing team

Workshops and training sessions, delivered by professional sports players and experienced business leaders, give an understanding of the key elements that make an elite team successful. We can then work with you to help embed those key elements into your team,

Workshops and training sessions cover the following topics:

  • The nine key elements of  successful teams.
  • Ensuring roles, engagement and culture are right.
  • Leadership styles and successful strategies.
  • Empowering your workforce.
  • Effective motivation techniques.
  • Flexible decision-making.
  • Strategies for ongoing success.

Kai Horstmann, former Exeter Chief rugby player and Team-i co-founder said: “I have been fortunate enough to play in some successful teams whose culture and planning strategies have led to success on the field, none more so than my proudest moment when I played in the Exeter Chiefs’ Aviva Premiership winning side at Twickenham in May 2017.

“A successful on-field team in rugby can only be achieved through proper planning and teamwork. There is no doubt these skills and strategies can be transferred to business and I look forward to helping firms build a bright future based on the experience I have.”

Listen to Kai explaining our philosophy and how rugby is the ultimate team game:

Listen to Kai explaining how clear leadership is essential to the success of an elite rugby team:

As well as using rugby for references of exceptional teamwork and leadership, Team-i are also working with British World Champion and Olympic silver medallist, Modern Pentathlete Samantha Murray. Sam gives unique insight into teamwork and planning strategies from her career  and demonstrates how these principles can be integrated into your business. On signing up with Team-i, Sam said:

“I have been fortunate enough to work with some amazing people during my career as an elite athlete, and I really look forward to sharing some of the secrets to my success.

“An athlete is only successful with the support and backup of a fantastic off-field team. This teamwork requires through planning and preparation. I believe there is no doubt that these skills and strategies can be transferred to business and I look forward to helping firms build a bright future based on the experience I have.”