Aravind is an inspirational example of how to do good business and do good at the same time. This trip is built in that image, feeding your brain and your soul in equal measure. I can’t recommend it highly enough. The impact will stay with you for years!
Innovation is what we, as a company, pride ourselves on. Our ability to think differently is what keeps us ahead, so going into the trip that’s what I was looking for. A new perspective. And I got it. The programme’s unique structure gives us genuinely immersive experiences inside a broad spectrum of extraordinary companies. We witness first-hand how the best-of-the-best operate around, for example, product development, customer experience or people and culture. The focus is on interpretation of principles over execution, in order to stimulate fresh thinking that can begin to shift the dial from the very first day we return to HQ. If you’re not operating from the outside in, you become very isolated in your thinking. Looking at companies that have absolutely nothing to do with what you’re doing day to day helps to make that mindset shift.
The best organisation I have ever visited. It is already having a profound effect on how we scale our impact and transform young people’s lives.
'Inspiration occurs when you meet the world openly... with something on your mind'. I'm at a week-long life-changing immersive trip with Wavelength in Dallas and San Francisco learning from tech and culture firms and leaders - and I'm already planning on taking a ton of things back to WWF-UK. Today & yesterday were Google Cloud Meta on big data and a culture of innovation, plus Steve Cadigan & Barbie Brewer on future of work. The metaverse was a trip!
The Wavelength programme was an incredible in-depth journey into one of the most incredible organisations on this planet. A no-holds barred experience where you could get to the heart of how the miracle of Aravind truly works. Frank and open debate with astonishing honesty from everyone involved. This experience is a life-changing opportunity that makes you really think about what you and your company are doing and why. Simply don’t miss this. This is the one.
The Wavelength USA experience is truly remarkable; opening doors to incredible speakers, great thought leaders and a superb network of connections. It’s an experience that brings insight and thought-provoking exposure to the latest technologies both in the market and under development. The experience and interaction with top level, business-driven executives really encourages delegates to embrace innovation, challenge their own business model in the face of disruptive technologies and fundamentally assess the way they think about business. An extraordinarily well managed programme that hit the mark in many ways.
The USA programme worked extremely well and gave my team and I a great opportunity to connect with many entrepreneurs, businesses and ideas. We now approach innovation differently at Tesco from both an organisational and cultural perspective.
The Wavelength trip was a life-altering adventure filled with learning, new friendships and profound business insights.
The Wavelength USA experience was second to none. I was inspired to challenge the status quo by witnessing first hand organizations and leaders that were fearless about being disruptive, innovative and forward thinking while preserving their core. A brilliant journey.
The USA programme was a real eye-opener - a wake-up call to inspire a traditionalist to get on the bus - or be run over. Disruption is now firmly on our agenda.
My experience with Wavelength USA was incredibly thought provoking and engaging. I did not appreciate until I returned how the attention to detail on every aspect of our experiential learning journey was carefully orchestrated to allow me to fully immerse myself in the experience and not sweat the details - it was like having a concierge on my journey to the future. Bravo - highly recommend.
Think you don’t have time to take a week out of your busy diary for the Wavelength USA experience? I did. Think again, this is truly a remarkable experience that left me with a long list of insights, practical tips and emerging business and technology themes where I need to probe deeper. Even better, I met a range of peers from different industries and countries who really challenged my thinking. Outstanding.
An invaluable opportunity to broaden your horizons, learn, build new global networks and to understand and challenge established perspectives.
You managed to do that difficult thing of getting people to think more broadly about their profession, sharing fresh thinking from other companies and weaving this into a stimulating and entertaining narrative – great result!
Adrian really engaged and inspired our leaders. Along with the support he has provided through Connect and Wavelength USA this has moved on our thinking about leadership and purpose massively. He did a tremendous job at bringing together lessons from a really broad range of highly successful leaders. The blend of examples and stories helps people to absorb the ideas and think about application. And the session was also really entertaining!
For me, the most significant impact has been a personal one. I have never felt more inspired by the experience and many have observed a huge lift in my confidence and leadership presence.