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Charting Change - Custom Programs

Every GEL program is customized to some degree in order to achieve our clients' specific objectives.

We also create programs "from the ground up" via our Charting Change Program leveraging assets unobtainable through other companies.

Helping executives transform their organizations or engage key clients often requires bringing together a unique combination of content, services, guest speakers and an engaging experiential element. Recent custom programs have included speakers from the world of Olympic and America's Cup racing, international adventure racing and top business schools.

At the senior executive level, customization is the rule rather than the exception. C-level executives struggle to maximize benefits from strategy sessions, retreats or off-sites. GEL utilizes our consultants' experience to assure that program time is productive and transformational.

GEL has put together custom Charting Change programs for senior leadership groups from the World Bank, the IFC, Northrop Grumman, the Young President’s Organization, US Trust, Arbitron, Medtronic and others.

Lastly, your city or conference location may not be in our list of primary locations. We are continually creating custom programs (dry land or nautical) in new locations based on client requests.  We stand ready to create a blue chip experience in your desired location.

Contact Us and we'll begin planning a custom experience together.

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"I didn't realize how challenging, inspiring and just plain fun our time on the water would be. This ranks as the best leadership training exercise we've done by far."


"The parallels between what goes on on land — i.e., our working environment — and what went on on the water were uncanny."

Ernst & Young

"Merging two large, geographically dispersed organizations offered some unique challenges. Jay and GEL were tremendous."

Partner, Booz Allen Hamilton

"Jay and his team put together one of the most effective and enjoyable days of team-building activity that it has ever been my pleasure to participate in (and I've been in far too many)."

IFC/World Bank

"Most of our leadership program participants have never sailed before. Trepidation? Sometimes. Positive feedback? Always."

The Symphony Group

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