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Live from The Building Champions Experience – Day 4

We just wrapped up our final day of The Building Champions Experience! The week was chock-full with challenge, activity, reflection, and connection. Our attendees worked hard this week towards a better life for themselves, their families, and their teams.


Coach Todd Bookspan kicked off the morning by challenging our attendees to extend their experience into their lives back home, and not to leave it at the conference. He explained how we are including each small group from the week in a 90-Day Accountability Challenge. Each small group will report their progress from their disciplines online and compete against the other coach-led small groups.

  • Write your goals down.
  • Create goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, timely, and stretching .
  • Build on-time into your week (time to think about pursuing what you are after, not what everyone else is after).
  • He shared a quote by Will Durant, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”

Todd ended his call to action by encouraging our attendees, “You can have that life that you’ve been after.”


After our small groups connected for the last time in-person, we welcomed to the main stage Dallas Seavey, four-time Iditarod champion. The Iditarod is Alaska’s 1000 mile sled dog competition. Dallas shared how he leads his team of sled dogs through one of the most challenging competitions.

  • We have to understand our team before we can lead our team.
  • Our team’s confidence and ability to succeed is going to come from us, as their leader.
  • Figure out what is the right thing for the team, then figure out how to be successful with that style.
  • You can control how your team interacts with uncontrollable factors.
  • As a leader, it is your responsibility to be the segue between your team and the conditions.
  • If you have doubt, the team has doubt.
  • If the team makes the decision without the leader, that is a team that has decided they can’t trust their leader.
  • The most important thing is developing team members into the best they can be.


After Dallas’ inspiring message on team development and leadership, our attendees lined up to meet Hero, one of Dallas’ sled dogs (and, to take photos with Hero, of course).


Our founder and CEO, Daniel Harkavy closed The 9th Building Champions Experience by saying, “Reflect, plan, and connect so you can make an even greater difference to those around you, especially those to whom you’ve made a unique commitment. Bring them your best every day.”


Thank you for following along – we hope to see you next year!

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