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Caroline
Extremely professional and convenient. Our driver was incredibly polite. Would recommend buscharter for both work and social events.
Laura
My guests had a wonderful time with punctual staff and excellent travel conditions. While I was busy losing my mind over other wedding items I am glad to say that the bus organisation was not ever one I worried about. Definitely recommend your services!
Mike Sergent
Hi Anna, Everything went very well - the quote was provided quickly, the bus driver called ahead to confirm pick-up details, and arrived on time. Well played! Regards,
Lorraine
Our international and interstate guests appreciated us hiring the bus as it gave them extra time to spend with each other and also diddn\'t have to worry as to how they were going to get to the reception. We thank you for all your assistance from the start and right through the booking process. Our driver, Rob, was fantastic.
Shaunee Bailey
The entire process of making a booking, paying and even making changes was incredibly easy. Price was very competitive and the driver was prompt and very helpful. Would definitely use your service again.
Brooke
Thank you so much for your prompt and friendly service. The driver was on time and very polite. It was great not stressing about getting to the destination on time. Would highly recommend!!
Tess
Hi, Booking number 2027. Our bus driver was wonderful! Jess was excellent and helped make the whole experience even better. Thanks for a great trip. Tess
David C
We had a great driver who looked after us. It was great to have the booking confirmed and the driver called ahead. Very professional. Highly recommend
Amy
We were very happy with the quick and easy response from BusCharter with our quote. We had no issues with booking on short notice. The driver was friendly with both the teachers and children. Overall we were very happy and will definitely use you again provided the price remains or does not rise much higher. Many thanks, Amy
Janet
How easy was that! We needed some bused to move guests around for my daughter\'s wedding, one bus there and two buses home. From the first inquiry to the last pick up it all went to plan. The staff were efficient and courteous. The bus drivers were punctual and accomodating. They waited to ensure that all guests were on board and made that extra effort to make sure everyone arrived safely at their various destinations. Thank you so much,I had tried to book other bus companies and it all seemed to difficult - so glad we found you! I will definitely recommend you to family and friends. Thanks again!! :)
Amanda Hart
I couldn’t be happy with the service and the seamless way in which I am able to make bookings. The entire process from beginning to end is excellent and everyone I deal with is super helpful and professional (and the buses are fantastic). I am always incredibly happy with Bus Charter and our company uses them monthly.
Sue Hardy
First time use of this company for our pennants and very much satisfied. Driver promt and pleasant. I would recommend your company to anyone
Leo
Great Bus ,Good Driver, on time, Perfect
Kathleen Smith
We had a wonderful time, Kumar (our driver) arrived for pick-up early, which was nice, so that I could go through some details, and he was so lovely and obliging. We all had a fantastic time, but I would like to make special mention of Kumar as he was a very pleasant and friendly person, offering little suggestions when asked, and nothing was too much trouble. On behalf of all the girls, please thanks Kumar for us. I would most definitely recommend BusCharter for any future events. Kind regards, Kathy ________________________________________
Ryan James
Excellent service and accommodating drivers. Thanks
Kara Taylor
It was easy to book, they were quick with responses and were fantastic on the day. I would definitely recommend using them.
Sue Bertucci
Thank you to all the staff from Bus Charter for such professional and friendly service. Our driver today Vern was fantastic adding to a wonderful day on Sydney Harbour for our work Christmas party. I would highly recommend this company for price and service and will definitely be using you in the future.
Chrisi Reardon
Everything was great and I really do appreciate how promptly and courteously you handled our numerous changes and questions. Thank you very much for your assistance and we will definitely use Bus Charter’s services again for any transport our Queensland clients require! Kind Regards, Chrisi Reardon School Support Coordinator
Erin Schipano
The service was fantastic and very reasonably priced!! The bus driver was really lovely and got the group to the destination right on time!! Thank you so much for helping the day to be as seamless as possible.
Lexie Le
Fantastic communication and extremely organised. Bus arrived early to pick up and drop off and driver was communicative the entire journey. Left my wallet in the bus and the driver organised to meet up the next day to return it! Emails were all replied to promptly and staff were friendly from beginning to end. Thanks !

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Why Hire a Private Coach for Team Building Exercises?

 

 

private coachWhat kind of private coach?

 

No, not that kind of coach, the kind of coach that has a driver and takes you from point A to point B.  Mini Coach, Executive Coach, Budget Coach or multiple coaches using private coach service for your team building event can maximize the time you are dedicating to activities away from the office.

 

Why are team building events important?  At the heart of team building is increasing communication.  Communication flow can make or break a company.  Good leaders realize communication must have an uninterrupted flow going up, down, and across all levels of the organization.  In order for teams to reach a level of high performance they must first go through four distinct stages.  Team building exercises help teams to transition through the stages of forming a team leading to the ultimate goal of a high performing team.

 

The first stage a team goes through is forming€.  This is the beginning, and many times team members use this stage to define roles, get to know their teammates, and for observation.  This stage is for information gathering and sharing.  Teams need to determine what everyone'€™s strengths and weaknesses are, select a leader and clearly define the goals of what the team hopes to accomplish.  Setting up a team charter is useful so that at a glance teams can see who is stronger or weaker in which areas and in the charter teams should outline a conflict resolution strategy.  

 

The second stage a team goes through is €œstorming€.  The storming phase begins once the team has been formed and conflicts from working with others begin to arise.  This is why teams must have a conflict resolution strategy ready, many teams break up during the storming phase.  Having a facilitator to handle conflicts can be very helpful.  Once a team begins to come out of the storming phase a clear leader will have emerged and roles will be clearly defined.  The team will have accountability measures in place and once the team emerges from the storm they are on their way to performing.

 

The third stage a team reaches is €œperforming€.  Now the team is beginning to gel and ideas are flowing.  The team begins to accomplish team goals and their performance is adequate.  The team will outline goals and accomplish them or begin to identify reasons for not accomplishing tasks and make adjustments where needed.  Perhaps a new member needs to be added, perhaps training is required, or maybe the workload needs to be adjusted.  Once the team begins accomplishing their goals on a regular basis it is time for the team to push to the fourth and final stage.

 

The last stage in team building is by far the most exciting.  There may be less drama than in stage two when the storm is raging but teams that make it through the first three stages and begin to transform their adequate performance into a high performing team€.  High performing teams have SMART goals outlined and are used to achieving the goals they set.  In fact when a team reaches the level of €œhigh performance€ they not only meet their goals but they regularly exceed their goals and continually strive to push the bar higher and higher.  

 

High performing teams will have interesting stories on how they got there.  It did not happen overnight, they will be sure to let you know that.  These teams had to dig in, they had to get to know each others strengths, and weaknesses, they had conflicts to resolve and overcome and they have learned that by building each other up and working together they can accomplish more than the sum of their parts.  

 

One of the best ways for teams to get to know each other is to get them out of the work environment and get them doing something team oriented that is fun.  Using a private coach and driver for your group allows you to take advantage of the time you have making the journey, and you have the added benefit of having everyone arrive and depart at the same time.  Here is how using private coach charter services can help with each stage of your teams development.

 

Stage 1 - Forming

Your team is all gathered on the minibus or coach and you are all headed to a fun day of activities outside of work.  If your team is in the forming stage use the time you will have on the bus for introductions and getting to know one another.  Set the mood by getting everyone involved right away.  Use games and competitions to help people get into the spirit of the day.  If your team is in the early stages of forming it is quite possible that name games can be used to encourage everyone to get to know each other on a first name basis.  Be creative with ice breakers, and begin your team building experience by facilitating your teams efforts to get to know one another.

 

Team buildingStage 2 - Storming

If your team has already formed and they have begun sorting their roles they are likely in the storming phase where conflict arises naturally.  Do not be afraid of conflict, embrace it and have ways to resolve it.  Team building experiences away from the office are an excellent way to identify new leaders.  Encourage competition, encourage interaction, and be available to facilitate conflicts.  Conflict resolution strategies make for some really fun brainstorms.  You will be delighted by the ideas your team comes up with.  Use the time you have onboard the coach to draw out the creativity and ideas of your team.  

 

Stage 3 - Performing

Maybe your team has already formed, and they have survived through the storm and now they are performing and beginning to meet their collective goals.  Building on everyones momentum now is a great time for rewards and looking for ideas on how to increase performance.  Having your team all on board one coach in a casual atmosphere where anyone can voice ideas is a fantastic way to maximize a seminar on increasing performance.  People will get more out of a seminar if they feel like they are contributing meaningfully.  

 

Stage 4 - High Performing Teams

So your team has formed, they have ridden out the storm and are not only performing but are now at a level of excellence.  This team building exercise is going to be about rewarding performance.  Take advantage of all the fun things available on a private coach ride to your team building event.  Tell us what you require.  Want to reward your awesome team with some champagne from a local winery?  How about making sure the coach has a surround sound system and everyone brings their favourite music?  Playing games for prizes on the way to the destination.  Take advantage of the time you have to get to your destination by enjoying the journey.  Your high performing team has earned it.  

 

Wherever your team is in terms of their development team building exercises will help them push to the next level.  Maximize the time you have out of the office by utilizing a private coach and driver, creating a rolling round table discussion for you and your team.  Facilitate activities that will help foster the team culture you are trying to build.  

 

What coach is right for my team?

Good question, call us right now at 1 800 BUS CHARTER, and tell us how many on your team, and what stage you want to work on and we will select the ideal coach for your needs and budget.  Alternatively use our online enquiry form.