Executive Oasis International - Team Building International

International Team Building

Facilitated Business Team Building Simulations

Available Worldwide




  • We are a Toronto (Canada) based team building & management consulting firm.
  • ALL inquiries are handled from Toronto.
  • We do NOT specialize in activities that are strictly recreational.


Jump to List of Team Building Available Globally


The team building listed on this page is available to companies around the world.


Global Business & Economic Challenges

Recent changes in the global geo-political landscape have ushered in a era of uncertainty, change, and turbulence. Successful organizations like Google have discovered that, in an increasingly complex business environment, work has become team based.

Effective team performance is no longer a "nice to have". It is a key organizational success factor with bottom line impact.

Retention will become an increasingly important factor in determining which companies thrive and which struggle to maintain sufficient talent levels.


Around the globe, executives share a number of challenges:

  • fostering innovation in an increasingly complex and competitive global economy
  • charting their course in the face of change and uncertainty
  • breaking down silos and promoting cross-functional teamwork
  • keeping abreast of technological change and innovation
  • managing fast-paced, rapidly changing organizations
  • talent recruitment and retention as baby boomers retire
  • managing multi-generational workforces


How we can Help

That is where we come in. For over 20 years, Executive Oasis International, a Toronto team building and management consulting firm, has helped rapidly changing organizations from 18 countries:

  • Stay ahead of the curve by charting and responding proactively to market trends and technological changes.
  • Identify and tap into new market niches to replace areas of decline.
  • Break down silos and improve cross-functional teamwork.
  • Foster innovation to gain a competitive edge.
  • Manage growth, change and uncertainty.


We are also available for OD initiatives and corporate culture transformation.



The retreat went well. Anne provided useful techniques and was enthusiastic and informative. The Leadership Team enjoyed themselves and learned so much about the value by each participant from our Leadership Team.

Bob Boaldin, Founder/CEO, EPICPCS, Elkhart, Kansas

We had the pleasure of having Ms. Thornley-Brown assist us in developing an Arctic Simulation experience for 35 members of our team. Anne facilitated the sessions and empowered us to find unique and effective solutions within a collaborative environment.

David Peterson, Executive Director, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada

I admire the style in which the session was conducted and the manner certainly catalyzed active participation and discussions. The real eye opener was that all participants were required to apply in a real life situation; within a specific time frame; all relevant business principles.

Ooi Joo Hong, Deputy General Manager (Marketing), Perodua Sales Sdn Bhd (Malaysia)

We recently employed Anne Thornley-Brown for a weekend team-building event in Dubai. The above were all achieved during the weekend through a combination of business exercises and fun activities. Anne managed to keep us all focused and alert throughout the two days, as well as joining in a lot of the activities. All of the events were well developed & managed.

Akhtar Zahid, General Manager, Blue Nile Dairy Company Ltd., The Dal Group of Companies (Sudan)






Sample Team Building Simulations

Available Worldwide

We also country specific team building in a number of locations. If one of our region specific simulations is of interest to you, we can use video footage, props, music, and special catering menus to capture the essence of any experience.




We also country specific team building in a number of locations. If one of our region specific simulations is of interest to you, we can use video footage, props, music, and special catering menus to capture the essence of any experience.


Featured Cooking Team Building

  • By popular demand from our clients, we have teamed up with chefs at featured destinations around the world. We are pleased to bring you a number of cooking team building simulations that include interactive cooking challenges for your next executive retreat or business team building session.

    Our core specialty is facilitated business team building. Our cooking team building programmes offer either:

    • briefing, interactive cooking challenges, debriefing, and business application exercises
    • briefing, interactive cooking challenges, debriefing, and business application exercises
    • Optional: observers to provide feedback re: team dynamics

    In Toronto, facilitated cooking team building is available as a standalone business simulation. In other parts of Canada, Jamaica, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Oman, Singapore, and Malaysia, it can be an add-on to executive retreats.


    Luxury Upgrades

  • Restaurant Inc.

    Length: 6 hours to 1 Day

    Available: All Year

    Location: Global

    Group Size: 12 - 200


    • Producing results within a tight timeframe.
    • Thriving in a fast-paced envirnoment.
    • Creativity


    Inspired by restaurant wars on reality TV cooking shows, teams will use a suite of brainstorming and planning tools to develop a concept, decor, and marketing strategy for a restaurant. A professional chef will guide them as they bring their signature dishes to life.

    Request Quote Re: Restaurant Inc. Toronto

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

    For Charity

    Available: All Year

    Location: Global

    To give your team the rewarding experience of giving back to the community, use cooking team building to prepare meals for Second Harvest, Meals on Wheels, or a similar charity.

  • Chef's Table

    Available: All Year

    Location: Niagara-on-the-Lake

    Group Size: 15 - 28 Guests

    Pricing: $275 P.P. (Over 20 Guests)

    Pricing: $300 P.P. (15 - 20 Guests)

    Winery Tour: $15 P.P. extra

    Ever wonder what how teams of gourmet chefs work create culinary delights? Get a peek behind the scenes to learn valuable lessons about teamwork and collaboration that you can use in your own business. You'll enjoy a gourmet dinner with wine pairings and watch how everything unfolds. An interactive keynote will tie the entire experience together and highlight take-aways to enhance your effectiveness at work.



Team Building

Global Gourmet

Inspired by restaurant wars on reality TV cooking shows, Gourmet Global is a new twist on cooking team building.

Each team leader selects a flag from a chef's hat. All teams work with the same protein but the seasoning and preparation style will reflect the culture of the country selected. Carbohydrates will vary.

Teams will decorate a table to reflect a restaurant from the country selected. They will prepare a brief presentation about their country. Teams will be judged on their cooking, teamwork, and presentations.

Request Quote Re: Global Gourmet Team Building


Length: 5 hours - 1 Day

Group Size: Flexible

Available: All Year - Globally


  • Creativity.
  • Project execution.
  • Out of the Box Thinking
  • Cross-cultural Understanding



Team Building



Our Approach to Team Building

While our team building is fun, when appropriate, it is fun with a propose. Our aim is to help you boost team and business performance.

Our step by step approach guides you through the process of building and reatain a cohesive team.


  • Discussion with sponsoring executive or decision maker to uncover:
    • uncover your business needs and challenges
    • clarify and pinpoint measurable objectives
  • assistance with location scouting and venue selection (optional
  • Participant Profiles and Mini Learning Styles surveys to give all participants input
    HBDI inventories, emotional intelligence (EQ) assessment instruments, or 360° feedback tools also available.
  • Customization of an existing simulations (or custom designing an approach) to address your specific business challenges and meet your objectives.


Team Building

  • Executive briefing to get "buy in" from all team members (we will provide presentation material
  • Team Briefing by Facilitator
  • Simulation
    • facilitated exercises, cases, projects
    • recreational challenges to underscore theme (optional)
  • Full Debriefing
  • Business Application excersies
  • Your business agenda items (optional)



Request Quote For Team Building


Activities for Team Building

Business related team building activitiesinclude:

  • designing, marketing and running pop-up events
  • designing and launching guerilla marketing campaigns
  • visits to luxury brands
  • benchmarking through interviews with executives from your industry in a another country
  • factory tours
  • mystery shopping

Our main goal is to deliver experiences that are relevant to business. While our executive retreats aren't just "corporate play days", to relax team members and break down barriers, we often include indoor and outdoor team challenges that fit the theme.

Depending on your budget, at some locations, we can incorporate energizers such as desert safaris, camel rides, dune buggy races, snow shoeing, dog sledding, outdoor barbeque challenges (rugged or gourmet), golf, polo clinics, polo games (spectator), horse riding, abseiling, hockey, and luxury car or motorcycle adventures into team building simulations.


Toronto Team Building

Dubai Team Building

Team Building in Jamaica