Personal & Professional Development
At Wavemaker we offer a range of professional development and life skills programs that can help you, or someone you know develop the skills, knowledge and confidence needed to rise above the pack. We love to work with individuals and intact teams to help them achieve unprecedented results. From our unique Adventue Learning Boot Camp and Team Day offerings to our Personal Effectiveness Coaching Sessions, Wavemaker personal and professional development solutions have only one objective - ENSURING YOURS ARE EXCEEDED! 
Wavemaker Adventure Learning Boot Camps

Wavemaker Boot Camps are 2-3 three day intensive programs that take place in a residential camp setting on beautiful Indian Arm, the most southerly glacial fjord in Canada. Through this venue which is free from the distractions of the workplace and confines of traditional learning facilities, we blend outdoor and classroom activities to bring you a learning experience you will never forget. Combining highly experiential outdoor and classroom activities brings to life the learning process. It enables you to step out of your comfort zone and redefine your sense of what you are capable of.

Being less about what we can teach you and more about what we can help you discover, the sessions are anything but 'Chalk and Talk'. Outside of the classroom, we offer such activities as rock climbing, kayaking, raft building and more. We don't do this just for the fun of it. Each of the outdoor initiatives is closely related to the overall learning objectives of the specific programs.

Be Warned - this is not Camp Cup Cake! We rise early and work (and play) hard. The shared accommodations are rustic, but dry and comfortable. Meals are simple, but the food is plentiful and nutritious and the activities are designed to stretch, but not break you. But rest assured - you will take away far more than the specified learning outcomes from a Wavemaker Boot Camp. We promise a learning experience that will change your life.

Current Boot Camp offerings include:

You're On! Public Speaking Made Easy
During this intensive 2-3 day boot camp you will rethink everything you ever thought about public speaking. We will begin by helping you get those pesky butterflies flying in formation; then teach you a process for designing, developing and delivering presentations that substantially reduces the effort required while at the same time greatly increasing your ability to 'knock the socks off' even the toughest of audiences! Regardless of your starting point, you will emerge a far more confident, effective and impactful speaker. Whether your objective is career advancement, you're thinking of going pro, or just want to present like one, this program will enable you to far exceed your own expectations. NOTE: This program is approved by the CGA for transfer credit.

Make It Happen!
Whether you are trying to address a significant operational issue, integrate a recent acquisition, transition to a different organizational structure, or take your business to a whole new level, this 2-3 day strategic planning retreat will help make it happen. Best suited for intact work groups and/or top teams, 'Make It Happen' sessions are specifically designed to address the performance needs of your organization. What the sponsoring company gets in return is a fired up team with a realistic action plan for efficiently and effectively addressing the issue(s) in question; and what the participants gain is a commitment and new skill set for effectively resolving not only this issue, but any others that arise in the future.

The purpose of this 2-3 day personal growth and wellbeing program is to help you achieve more of whatever you want out of life. Via a combination of highly interactive sessions and personal reflection exercises, we will lead you through a process of self discovery that will help you identify your true vision and values as well as enable you to stretch your personal boundaries and redefine your sense of what is possible. To ensure your success, we will also provide the processes of thought, planning and action required for you to commit to and achieve the goals you set. Young or old, rich or poor, regardless of education, religion, politics or ethnic origin, this program will teach you how to make day-to-day choices that will change your life for the better. The results will amaze you!

All Inclusive Boot Camp Packages: 

  • Return Transportation by water taxi to the camp from Deep Cove in North Vancouver (just 30 minutes from Downtown and 45 from YVR) 
  • Expert Facilitation by University Level Instructors and Experienced Corporate Trainers delivered in a unique learning environment 
  • Numerous Outdoor Activities (typically include kayaking, rock climbing, high ropes...and more, facilitated by certified guides who always put your safety first)
  • Catered Meals (snacks on arrival, breakfast-lunch-dinner on Saturday and brunch on Sunday)
  • Accommodation in heated cabins (bring your own sleeping bag, pillow and towel) 
  • West Coast Salmon BBQ and Celebration of Your Success on the evening of day 2
  • Amazing Scenery and Memories to Last a Lifetime! (don't forget your camera) 

                                                        start at just $795 per person* (plus HST)   
                                                                                                                                                       *based on a minimum of 15 participants

Wavemaker Adventure Learning Team Days

We also offer shorter team building activities such as:

The Great Canadian Raft Race, a half day session where participants break into teams to design and build their rafts from materials (barrels, poles, ropes and safety equipment) provided. Once completed, the rafts take to the water and the race is on. Regardless of which team finishes first, everyone comes away a winner having learned some valuable lessons on planning, execution and teamwork.

Ideal for groups of 8-16 people, this activity can be embedded into an existing training program or act as a stand alone event for as little as $109 (plus HST) per participant.

It can also be combined with other outdoor learning activities such as kayaking, rock climbing and rappelling to create a full day session for groups of up to 50. Prices vary based on number of participants and choice of activities.

For further information on any of our Boot Camps, Team Days or other program offerings, please don't hesitate to contact us by email at or by phone at 604-983-WAVE (9283)

Other Services:

Training Event Design and Development
We would be happy to help you plan, design, develop and/or facilitate all or any part of your next training event or conference. What we bring to the table is a wealth of experience and some very creative approaches, activities and venues that will ensure your participants are fully engaged and that all of your objectives are met. As apposed to the all too common 'Talking Head', 'Death By PowerPoint' or 'Corporate Dog and Pony Show' with our help your next training initiative will be a highly interactive, fun and impactful event - one they won't soon forget!


I just wanted to say I had a blast at the event, and would have even if my red team had not won the day! My overall experience was excellent and I enjoyed all the events, most notably the bungee run, as it increased my self confidence. Overall I feel it was the best supervisory event Concord has chosen . I would recommend it to anyone seeking a team building event, or those seeking a fun time. Keep up the excellent work.

                                                                        Tim Sinclair (Security Supervisor, Concord Security)

Through the gradual ascent of experiencing how to do introductions to bravely delivering formal presentations and then finally on to the concluding “Thank You!” - you have helped us take each step without us even knowing that you were holding our hands! It was great to be in your class! I now feel far better prepared to make presentations!
                                                                        Teresa Tavelino (Accounting Student and Aspiring Public Speaker)

Success doesn't come to you - you go to it

If you would like to know more about how Wavemaker Consulting can help
you and your company rise above the pack, contact us at:

Wavemaker Consulting
2935 Dresden Way
North Vancouver
British Columbia
V7H 1P7

604-983-WAVE (9283)

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