Google – Best of the Fest

“The street is a powerful place. The session with David was the best-reviewed item of our Google Summerfest!”

Marcel Verboom, Industry Head, Google NL

What our client needed

Street Wisdom was asked to lead a session as part of ‘Summerfest’ – the annual learn-a-thon Google Europe organizes for staff. We were commissioned by the CEO of Google Netherlands and the UK L+D team to take part in a festival-style learning event for Googlers that included everything from wine-tasting and cookery to spiritual development. 

How we responded

Street Wisdom founder David Pearl led two full Street Wisdom sessions (morning and afternoon) for 40 and adapted to the lack of streets in the rural Netherlands setting by hiring a fleet of bicycles to take the group to a nearby town. Participants brought individual questions to the session around work or personal choices.

And the results were…

The session – which intentionally combined immersive learning and fun – was the most highly-rated session of the entire event with many missing out on a chance to try it. Participants gained valuable insights and answers and reported mental health benefits.

“Multiday leadership trails in beautiful and remote locations are great for reconnecting with yourself. However, the nature of the street allows for that same magic. Slow down, wander, wander some more and connect with yourself through your everyday surroundings. The street is a powerful place. The session with David was the best-reviewed item of our Google Summer Fest!” Marcel Verboom, Industry Head, Google NL

“As one of the participants of this session, I have to say I really enjoyed it. I have tried mindfulness already but I find it hard to slow down and sit still. Street Wisdom was a new, more active way for me to find perspective – with the benefit of feeling completely calm and serene afterwards.” Sabrina, Participant