Wild (adj.): Having the courage

to bring the gift of all of who you are
to all of what you do.

- Chris Heeter

What We Do


A Wild remedy for boring meetings, disengaged teams, or frantic leaders.

Speaking Topics

Team Building / Training

Daring teams to think Wildly and work differently together.

Training Programs

Wilderness Trips

Say yes to your Wild Spirit that is so ready for a little elbow room.

Upcoming Trips

Because the world needs a lot more Wild.

"Your presentation at our leadership summit was clever, insightful and touching. Thank you for bringing WILD to Wells Fargo!"

− VP of Diversity & Inclusion, Wells Fargo

The Wild Institute Founder, Chris Heeter

As a wilderness guide for more than 30 years, Chris Heeter brings her Wild perspective to help organizations work together more creatively, collaboratively, and courageously.

Featured above is the full 15-minute Flashpoint session from MPI’s World Education Congress. For a 2-minute video, visit the speaking page.

"Chris is an energetic and entertaining speaker that can really influence and teach employees how to improve teamwork and leverage strengths to deliver results."

− Project Management Institute Conference Chair, Cargill

Clients who have chosen the Wild Approach

Wild at Work enlivens organizations through perspective, hilarious stories, interaction, and Wild principals that help leaders, teams, and individuals be more creative, courageous, and collaborative.

"Downsizing brought our productivity to an all time low. Chris' “Wild at Work” seminar brought life back into our team and reinvigorated our desire for the college’s success."

− Director of Advancement, University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Wild Thoughts

Weekly poems, musings, and dares designed to inspire leaders, teams,  and your own Wild and precious life.


Spring Play

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If seasons were a four act play
early spring would be the star of the second act:
the shifty character
that slips in and out of scenes,
sometimes bright and lively
stealing the show,
other times lurking almost menacingly
in the background.

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