Unicorn Program

Mobilizing teams with trust in a fast growing environment

Mobilizing teams with trust in a fast-growing environment

The combination of stress and stimulation in entrepreneurial settings requires constant adaptation and agility with strong relational competences.

  • Start ups grow fast and have no time for management
  • Start ups leaders focus on business and overlook the human side
  • Guidance for more cohesion and better listening in teams is critical
  • Retention of talent and human well-being are key to sustainable success
  • Start ups find it difficult to onboard new members fast and effectively

Using L’ATELIER as a reservoir of knowledge and practice, in this program, you will develop relational competences within an entrepreneurial mindset. The program will help create the conditions for strong and sustainable human interaction in the company. With our Savoir-Relier method and tools every player will grow toward a shared purpose. Individuals and teams alike will feel engaged and motivated to build a future with a sense of belonging to a common culture.


When signing up for this program, you are engaging your company to build long-term connections and solid relationships for successful entrepreneurial achievements.

Duration: 6 weeks

Workload: 2-3 hours per week

Group: 4 people minimum

Format: Full on-line with optional webinars (on-demand for a group of 6 min)

Learning Outcomes

  • Growing Self-confidence and mutual trust across boundaries
  • Speeding up integration of different expertise under pressure
  • Enhancing group sharing to face challenges and boost performance
  • Aligning personal et professional sense of purpose for sustainable growth

Is this program for me?

If you are in agreement with 3 or more assertions, this program is for you!

  • I need to build more adhesion and team cohesion around me
  • I’d like to improve the fluidity of communication and trust between people
  • I feel increased tension with rising pressure from stakeholders
  • Rapid growth makes it difficult for me to maintain good relationships with everyone
  • I want to have shared ownership of company choices and decisions
30 years of research

Much more than talking

The activities we propose are fun and natural but not random. Based on 30 years of research and practice the Savoir-Relier method has developed a set of activities and tools to develop individual and interpersonal trust.


You will feel confident in sharing and being yourself inside your Trusty as well as welcoming others and learning from your differences.


You will feel whole and part of the whole.



Asking the right questions you will understand yourself better in your relationships circles from multiple perspectives with reflection and introspection.


Great relationships require the right posture. During this first week, we will set the basis for great interaction by focusing on introspection and self-reflection. You will get to know the Savoir-Relier protocol and you will be equipped to dive into the program.


Workload / Agenda

  • Introduction to the course (videos and exercises, 1h)
  • Individual exercice, SOLO (1h)

Top 3 benefits

  • Self-Awareness
    I better understand what I’m doing and who I am
  • Self-Esteem
    I consider myself as I am
  • Self-Confidence
    I feel stronger and I do as I say

Experiencing the true meaning of opening up to others: Learn how to build real trust in a one-on-one relationship across teams and better understand yourself in your relationships at the same time

During the second week you will begin the work of creating and developing a Trusty, a group of 4-6 people where deep trust is established.

Workload / Agenda

  • Introduction to the exercise (videos and slides, 30’)
  • 1-on-1 exercice: 1 Duos (1h30)

More Duos can be done over lunch or breakfast with members of your trusty to complete the circle of trust

Top 3 benefits

  • Confidence and trust in relationships
    I discover and welcome the other without judgement
  • Ability to open up and feel good
    I feel free to exchange without fear
  • Depth and quality of relationships
    I learn to take the time to deepen my relationships with other people

Applying our method to face uncertainties and work under pressure, you are able to talk about your adversity moment(s) to unfold your individual and group resilience mechanisms.


This week will Increase my ability to bounce back when faced with the unexpected by relying on my surrounding. 


Workload / Agenda

  • Preparation for team exercises (videos and slides 30’)
  • Group practice (1,5h) : CORES
  • Duo (continued)

Top 3 benefits

  • Find the courage to share your key challenges
    I can talk to others about challenges without fear
  • Discover ways to bounce back and use your experience
    By sharing, I am able to find collective responses to my challenges as well as other people’s challenges
  • Learn to lean on and help others to find resilience mechanisms
    I realize that I am not alone in adversity based on sharing with the group

Practicing CODEV and finding the courage to share and learn from one another’s decisions and actions around professional challenges, you will find avenues to better address them.


With this new team exercise, you will uncover each other’s key business challenges and seize opportunities for positive outcomes thanks to our Co-development activity that helps you learn from one another with trust.


Workload / Agenda

  • Preparation for team exercises (videos and slides 30’)
  • Group practice (2h) : CODEV
  • Duo (continued)

Top 3 benefits

  • Learn to lean on and help others to find solutions that work
    I open my challenge to others and am open to others’ challenges
  • Use techniques to better listen and see the bigger picture
    I use clarification and I listen to others for new ideas
  • Take action from key takeaways and be accountable for them
    I commit to taking action out my takeaways from others’ feedback 

Practicing the relational circuit to create a better understanding of and balance between your personal and professional sense of purpose, you will open the door to fine-tuning and adjusting your roadmap with the group.


You will put on the table the question of alignment and balance between personal and professional goals and commitments, make sense of your current situation and project to an improved environment.


Workload / Agenda

  • Preparation for team exercise (videos and slides 30″)
  • Duo (continued if not completed)
  • Live group session (1,5h): COREL

Top 3 benefits

  • Find the gaps between personal and professional engagements
    I confront perceptions and analysis to make sense of my current work-life balance
  • Project to an improved environment
    I let go and examine new scenarios to meet my needs
  • Design your own future with purpose
    I commit to taking action to reach my aligned purpose 

Creating rituals and routines around the developing a savoir-relier mindset will foster lasting, open, constructive behaviors in the teams.


You will design a roadmap that includes practices and behaviors using the 3Gs as milestones for high reliability and effective group development. You will make your teams more robust and eager to meet day to day challenges using tools such as “check in” and “check out” for meetings and structured processes to make decisions that will be owned by everyone.


Workload / Agenda

  • Preparation for team to decision making (videos and slides 30″)
  • Individual perspective on common roadmap.
  • Live group session (1,5h): CODEC

Top 3 benefits

  • Align team members around shared practices and processes
    I create an environment that facilitates open sharing and listening 
  • Experience techniques for group decision making 
    I engage in discussions and confrontations to include everyone’s input 
  • Understand the value of routines and rituals 

    I build the foundations of a new culture 


When you sign up, we recommend that you book a specific meeting-time each week in your agenda to interact with your peers and enjoy the value of quality interactions. This time must be convenient for all, so choose a moment outside your weekly commitments and respect individual time-zones when you are in different parts of the world.

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