Risk-taking and Comfort Zones Training

It is easy to sit around a table and discuss taking risks, but quite a different matter to be confronted with your fear and to have to find solutions there and then to deal with it.

This is the sharp end of ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’, without the need to jump off a mountain or out of a plane. Here, The Maydays empower your participants to take up a challenge which is said to be more feared than death itself: to sing in front of other people.

Not only will we get your delegates singing, but they’ll also be making up songs in the spur of the moment and singing to a piano accompaniment!

This programme is all about comfort zones, and your delegates’ attitude to risk. The real focus of this programme is to let your people realise what is happening in their brains when faced with a tough challenging, a significant risk at work or an unknown situation.

Once we’ve revealed the challenge, delegates quickly realise that they are totally supported and that actually, there is no way to get anything wrong. Commitment is the only measure of success. This is not about an amazing performance, being musical or even singing in tune, but about turning fear into enthusiasm, and in so doing dampening the tendency to switch into fight or flight mode when something daunting comes up at work.

Typical take-outs
  • A more relaxed attitude to public speaking and performance
  • A greater ability to think on the spot
  • A more sophisticated response in the face of risk, by remaining calm and using all mental faculties
  • The exhilaration of letting go of anxiety and turning off the inner critic
  • The breaking of mental barriers

Delivery suggestions

Maydays Musical Improv Training for Business
We give you one of The Maydays highly experienced improvisation trainers and an improvisational pianist for the day, and deliver a musical improvisation training session capable of challenging your most senior leaders. These sessions take place behind sealed and acoustically protected doors, usually in a secret location of your choosing far from your corporate HQ. This is great for building incredibly high levels of trust at very senior level.
(2 – 6 hours per session)

Programme logistics


Great for people in high executive positions

Delivered with trainee(s) and facilitator(s) together in the same space

Closed group

Designed just for people from your organisation

Geographical location

Can be delivered worldwide


In most UK locations we will supply a keyboard. In non-UK locations we’ll ask you to hire a keyboard or piano for us.

How to book

Contact us to tell us more about your plans and projects. If you have identified a training event already, it would help us to know the date and duration you have in mind, the number of delegates you would like to train and any specific issues you’d like to address. We’ll then arrange a Skype or phone call to go through your details and suggest some solutions. If you like what we have to say we’ll send you a full written proposal within a couple of days.