Paddle Towards Your Goals

Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay

Paddling as a team requires individuals to pull their own weight, while working together towards a common goal. The Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay turned an ordinary, goal-centered meeting into an inspirational experience with nature… and a splash of Aloha!

Each team member started with a plain, wooden paddle, and they were asked to consider individual goals that would contribute to the team. Then they used a hot iron to brand the paddle using a symbol that inspired them to accomplish these goals. Using the paddles, the team worked collectively to navigate the Kona Coastline in a historically accurate, 40 ft Hawaiian double-hulled sailing canoe. Paddling builds relationships, improves communication, and strengthens teams.

Each team member was given their branded paddle to take home, to remind them of their goals and inspire them on their journey.