Wild (adj.): Having the courage

to bring the gift of all of who you are
to all of what you do.

- Chris Heeter

What We Do

Speaking

A Wild remedy for boring meetings, disengaged teams, or frantic leaders.

Speaking Topics

Team Building / Training

Daring teams to think Wildly and work differently together.

Training Programs

Wilderness Trips

Say yes to your Wild Spirit that is so ready for a little elbow room.

Upcoming Trips

Because the world needs a lot more Wild.

Your presentation at our leadership summit was clever, insightful and touching. Thank you for bringing WILD to Wells Fargo!

VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

The Wild Institute Founder, Chris Heeter

As a wilderness guide for more than 30 years, Chris Heeter brings her Wild perspective to help organizations work together more creatively, collaboratively, and courageously.

Featured above is the full 15-minute Flashpoint session from MPI’s World Education Congress. For a 2-minute video, visit the speaking page.

Chris is an energetic and entertaining speaker that can really influence and teach employees how to improve teamwork and leverage strengths to deliver results.

Project Management Institute Conference Chair, Cargill

Audiences Love The Wild Message

"Chris’ message is timeless. She’s a fantastic speaker. Chris is what every speaker needs to be. She’s contagious in the way she presents."

"Infectious! If everyone operated the way she did, we’d get so much done and
have so much fun."

"Loved her energy and spirit and how I can bring this back to my team."

"We all need to get a little more Wild about how we’re living and I felt inspired!"

"I could listen to Chris again and again.
Fantastic message!"

Downsizing brought our productivity to an all time low. Chris' “Wild at Work” seminar brought life back into our team and reinvigorated our desire for the college’s success.

Director of Advancement, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Clients who have chosen the Wild Approach

Wild at Work enlivens organizations through perspective, hilarious stories, interaction, and Wild principals that help leaders, teams, and individuals be more creative, courageous, and collaborative.

Downsizing brought our productivity to an all time low. Chris' “Wild at Work” seminar brought life back into our team and reinvigorated our desire for the college’s success.

Director of Advancement, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Wild Thoughts

Weekly poems, musings, and dares designed to inspire leaders, teams,  and your own Wild and precious life.

 

Go Outside

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Go Outside   Take a breath. Close your eyes. Exhale. Listen.   In the north country this year we’ve had long-lasting cold temperatures. We’re tough, we manage. We suit up and go on with our days.   It’s fine, if a little wearying – the weight of all that we…

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You just know.

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You just know. Most of us have met dogs that we think look like a wild one: a coyote, a fox, or a wolf. Sometimes they get named in accordance with their wild cousins. And perhaps, we wonder, if we saw them in the woods on their own, might we…

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Seeing Solstice

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Seeing Solstice   There is a pause now this quiet Solstice time before light slowly lengthens.   The temptation? To count the days. To hold our breath until daylight stretches into evening and early morning forces back the darkness.   What a relief it will be these light-starved eyes to…

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a cold and wild wind

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a cold and wild wind   In a day, we went from 60 to 0. Degrees that is, at least the wind chill. It had been unnaturally balmy for early December.   Then big winds brought a front that arrived at our doorsteps, quickly cycling from rain to ice to…

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