Yellow Camo Crew: Introducing Dr. Troy Hall
Troy Hall, Ph.D. needs no introduction but allow me to try. Readers of my Leading On Purpose newsletter will be familiar with him from the Cohesion Corner™ with Dr. Troy blurb included at the bottom of each of my newsletters.
Dr. Troy and On Purpose Adventures have a strategic alliance focused on ensuring leaders can take their teams from knowing what needs to be done to retraining leadership styles and building cultures of cohesion.
We have created hands-on, experiential activities from the proven principles in Dr. Troy’s bestselling book, Cohesion Culture: Proven Principles to Retain Your Top Talent.
Dr. Troy travels the globe speaking to organizations, training leaders and promoting his three books that you can learn more about on his website.
We asked and Dr. Troy answered some questions below to help our readers get to know more about Troy through his experiences, adventures, and purpose.
Can you share a favorite adventure with our readers?
I love traveling. Most of my adventures have involved doing something unique in various parts of the world. For instance, I rode a camel in the Middle East, an elephant in Asia, and took a hot air balloon ride over the Maasai-Mara in Kenya. Then there was the time I got to take the cable car up the Zugspitze, one of the highest mountain peaks in the Eastern Alps of Germany. At the top, I was able to straddle the country lines and stand in Germany and Austria at the same time.
Some of our other thrills came on the Hakone Ropeway with sights of Mount Fuji in the background, and a donkey ride to the top of the Taal volcano in Batangas, Philippines. Taal was dormant until it erupted in 2020.
Of course, I cannot forget the time we took a carriage ride in London, shopped at a floating mall in Thailand, petted Wallabies and Koala Bears in Australia, walked the grounds of Stonehenge, ate at the Jules Verne restaurant on top of the Eiffel Tower, and kissed the Blarney Stone at Cork Castle.
What attracts you to On Purpose Adventures?
Ben-Jamin's outlook on life. He promotes a self-less life style that focuses on living on purpose. Ben has taught me how to take myself less seriously and to lighten up. It's not that intentionality is not important, just know when the time comes to "go with it."
AND, I would be remiss not to mention the care and support Ben provided to help me learn to kayak and overcome my fear of the water. Don't expect me to jump head first into the water, but you can be assured that my breathing is calmer and I feel more comfortable putting myself in situations where I don't know if I can touch the bottom or not. It has been a process.
What is something that gives you PURPOSE?
My greatest purpose is helping others to be successful. I feel the most included when someone asks me for input and my contribution can be of support to them in the choice they are about to make.
What is your favorite team building activity to facilitate and why?
Love. Love. Love, an activity we call "Eyes, Body, Voice." Three sets of volunteers of three, each select a role, two are blindfolded, only one can see, one can talk, and the other can move. It is an experiential learning activity that brings to life issues of communication, creativity, conflict resolution, and collaboration.
Do you have any upcoming adventures planned?
We just returned from an exciting adventure that involved Denmark, Sweden, The Netherlands, Iceland, and the United Kingdom. Up next is a New Year's cruise to Puerto Costa Maya, Roatan, Honduras, Belize City, Belize, and Cozumel, Mexico. On this trip, we're taking a private tour to the Mayan ruins, renting an overwater bungalow for the day, driving a jungle buggy, ziplining and cave tubing, then capping off the vacation learning to cook a Mayan cuisine.
Questions Fast Round
What is your favorite outdoor hobby? Traveling and taking in the sights.
What is your favorite indoor hobby? Playing online scrabble with my buddy, Tim.
Tell us something not on your resume that shocks others.
I was once chased by an albino Peacock in France.
Thank you Dr. Troy Hall for giving our readers a glimpse into the incredible adventures you have taken and the work that gives you purpose.
On Purpose Adventures and Dr. Troy have a few Cohesion Culture™ programs that will end organizations settling for "good enough" and start creating environments that inspire a sense of belonging, value and commitment.