By now most of us understand the concept of a COVID bubble. It is a group of people who already share space together like family, close friends or coworkers.
When it comes to riding lifts at Ski Resorts this season having a cohort bubble will likely speed up your travel through the gates. But that is not the only value.
Having a well balanced training group is known to accelerate learning for each individual within the group. The key to a balanced training group is diversity, a tight bell curve of abilities and a collective growth mindset.
Several studies of team dynamics in the corporate world have show that the highest performing teams are diverse teams. A mix of genders, ethnicities, backgrounds and experiences makes teams more creative when it comes to problem solving.
2. A Tight Bell Curve:
Following from the idea of diversity you do not want a group that is all of the exact same ability, experience and training background because the group will stagnate. Having a group with members who vary just one or two standard deviations from the mean has advantages for everyone within the group. This works especially well when group members each have an area where they shine best and leadership changes hands accordingly.
3. A Growth Mindset Culture:
If you want your season to be one of the best of your life, have each member of your cohort bubble commit to the collective goal of cultivating a growth mindset. What is a growth mindset? Carol Dweck explains it best in her Ted Talk. Each person in the group believes not only that he or she is capable of improving but that failure is a valuable part of the process.
* Safety note, don't bite off more than you can chew. Build a progression of mini challenges that scale over time towards a really ambitious goal.
To learn more about how to build an awesome ski cohort bubble consider booking a call with a coach to apply for our online course, Finding Flow On Snow.
I'll see you on the slopes!
Founder - Reclaimer Mountain Experience
Christine Davidson is a Ski Instructor, Yoga Teacher and Peak Performance Coach on a mission to make humans awesome!