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300+ leaders
deeply impacted by their trust-building experience

Airbus collaborators have fast-acquired insights into neuroscience, psychology and the art of influencing.

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Together, they have shared a highly immersive leadership experience.

Airbus collaborators were thrust into a true case. They had to make the critical decisions faced by the real-life protagonist, J.P. Mottu, a Swiss executive who finds himself in Colombia, negotiating for the release of one of his employees kidnapped by Marxist-Leninist revolutionaries.

They experienced game-changing ideas from the most advanced books and research in various fields.


They were instantly able to deploy powerful behaviors in their own environment – that's experiential learning at its best!

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Louise Kyhl Triolo
Head of Leadership Development, Culture Innovation

"An incredibly eye-opening, intense and deeply reflective leadership experience. Insiderisk makes us go straight to the core of who we are, what values we live by, how we take decisions.


This is a truly transformational simulation that brings about the most honest and truthful exchanges amongst participants and with oneself.


Every leader should experience it."


Bruno Even

"When I first heard about the program, I was skeptical. And then, from the first minute, I understood it was going to be a phenomenal experience."


David Fink
Vice President Human Resources
Airbus Americas

“A humbling experience that reaches the core of what you are made of - not only as a leader, but as a human being."

InsideRisk triggers cognitive breakthroughs during intense online immersions.

Scientific research shows the effectiveness of experiential learning.

A wide body of research demonstrates that people's capacity to apply their learnings in the long term is drastically increased if their training reproduces the emotional response they would have in the real world. This is why, in every InsideRisk program, we put the participants into the shoes of real-life protagonists.


Your collaborators will retain and master the soft skills that will amplify their leadership impact.

Trusted by the most demanding organizations worldwide

Program Overview

Shadows of Medellin

High-Stakes Leadership in Action

From a true kidnapping situation, Airbus executives have learned how to increase their influence through trust-building.

InsideRisk offers a groundbreaking approach, combining highly produced streaming interactive video content with direct online group work and live moderation by first-class moderators. Your colleagues will be immersed into a highly emotional journey from which they will learn to master their soft skills in a way that will impact them forever.

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The program is based on the InsideRisk Leadership Framework, which has been developed by an international team of leadership experts, psychologists, neuroscientists and storytellers. The InsideRisk Leadership Framework reinforces critical behaviors that will increase your collaborators' performance as leaders.

Goal of the program

The program is designed to ensure that your colleagues are fully equipped to deploy soft skills that will increase their leadership performance through trust-building – individually and as a team.  

Your collaborators will share an outstanding leadership experience, based on the true case of a kidnapping situation. They will learn from their own decisions while benchmarking themselves against their peers and the real-life protagonist, J.P. Mottu. The program is in English.

Your team will experience and practice game-changing ideas, from the most advanced books and research in various fields.

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Program overview

Shadows of Medellin
High-Stakes Leadership in Action

Available in different formats

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3-hour live immersive


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Hybrid online

Interactive video streaming episodes sent over a period of time, with online access to peers' decisions and learning materials


3-hour live webinar

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On-site event

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Fully automated

Interactive video streaming episodes with online access to peers' decisions and learning materials.

Program content

Immersion in the true case 

During their journey in the case of J.P. Mottu, your collaborators will be called upon to make eight critical decisions, each touching on a different aspect of trust-building.

Eight game-changing ideas presented in the context of the various critical decisions:

  • The power of tactical bonding

  • Framing and how to fight cognitive biases

  • Defining an ethical framework in high-stakes situations 

  • Vulnerability as a measure of a leader's true courage

  • Gut instinct vs. deliberative decision-making

  • Producing creative solutions under pressure

  • Pre-disposition to risk can be modified

  • The neuroscience of trust

A full debrief allowing your colleagues to transfer their learnings into their direct professional environment and master different key behaviors and soft skills. Online follow-up coaching was made available to some cohorts.

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Game-Changing Idea #1

Try one of the program's sessions for free NOW!

Immerse yourself into a hostage situation and discover the power of tactical bonding when dealing with conflict.  


Your immediate takeaway:

A technique used by hostage negotiators to increase their influence over kidnappers.

You will be thrust into a short experience that will show you the human dynamics that bonding can trigger. You will discover one of the key concepts underlying Prof. George Kohlrieser's work, a hostage negotiator and one of the world's leading experts in emotional intelligence applied to leadership.

3-min experience - FREE

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Game-Changing Idea #2

Statistically, the human brain prefers avoiding losses rather than opting for gains. How does this impact your team's decision-making?

In the context of the true case of J.P. Mottu,  your colleagues will be called upon to make critical decisions and they will see for themselves how our brain influences our choices. We will introduce and practice different methods aimed at countering biases. And we will dive into some of Daniel Kahneman's fascinating discoveries on framing in neuroscience.


About the author:

Daniel Kahneman is a psychologist and economist notable for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision-making, as well as behavioral economics, for which he won the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences.

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Game-Changing Idea #3

Can your collaborators defend their choices clearly when they are facing an ethical dilemma?


Your collaborators will be thrust into various ethical dilemmas. They will struggle to come up with the "right" solutions because there are none. In the true case, we will revisit the concept of "imperative categorical" developed by Kant – a great methodology to help us assess whether our actions are ethically defendable.


About the author:

Immanuel Kant (1724 - 1804) was a Prussian philosopher. He is widely regarded as one of the most important philosophers of the modern era. 

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Game-Changing Idea #4

How to measure courage?

During their journey, your collaborators will experience the courage it takes to try to save someone when your own life is at risk. "Vulnerability is the most accurate measure of courage" Brown says, "it's about having the courage to show up when you can't control the outcome." Your colleagues will be immersed in a situation that makes them vulnerable, and they will discover the strength, the power and the dangers that result from this position.


About the author:

Brené Brown is a best-selling author and researcher who has spent decades studying the topics of courage, vulnerability, shame, and empathy.

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Game-Changing Idea #5

When does our gut instinct mislead us?


Your collaborators will get to witness how they tend to constantly go back and forth between their conscious and unconscious modes of thinking. We will dive into the neuroscience of gut decision-making vs. deliberative decision-making. As author Malcolm Gladwell puts it: "when our powers of rapid cognition go awry, they go awry for a very specific set of reasons that can be identified and understood."


About the author:

Malcolm Gladwell is a best-selling author known for dealing with the unexpected implications of research in the social sciences, like sociology and psychology, and making frequent and extended use of academic work.


Game-Changing Idea #6

What is your team's ability to quickly generate ideas under high pressure? Hint: the classic brainstorming will get them nowhere.

Your collaborators will have to think out of box to find solutions to save someone's life. With their peers, they will witness firsthand the limitations of the traditional brainstorming approach and the factors that reduce creativity. We will explore how we can drastically increase creativity through a methodology that author Hal Gregersen has mastered, consisting of brainstorming by questions.


About the author:

Hal Gregersen is a senior lecturer in leadership and innovation at MIT's Sloan School of Management. He has dedicated his career to create cultures of fearless inquiry and to help leaders transform their organizations into innovative powerhouses.

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Game-Changing Idea #7

If failure is not an option, then neither is taking risks.

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That, right there, is "how perfection strangles bravery" according to author Reshma Saujani. Immersed in the true case of J.P. Mottu, your collaborators will be challenged to call the shots and they will realize how risk-taking or risk-averse they are. We will explore how our predisposition to risk can be modified through different means, starting with gaining control of our own mindset.

About the author:

Reshma Saujani is a lawyer and founder of the NGO "Girls Who Code". She has found her purpose in helping others, and in particular women, overcome the obsession of perfectionism and the fear of failure.


Game-Changing Idea #8

The human brain releases a "trust hormone"

During their journey, together with their peers, your collaborators will go through a visceral experience of trust-building and we will reveal the role of — among other things — the hormone oxytocin in this process, also called the "trust hormone", based on the research conducted by Paul J. Zack.

About the author:

Paul J. Zack was one of the first scientists to integrate neuroscience and economics into a new discipline: neuroeconomics. His research has identified the brain processes that support such virtuous behaviors as trustworthiness, generosity, and sacrifice, as well as those whose absence leads to evil, vice, and conflict.

Episode 8

The program features
Prof. George Kohlrieser, one of the world's leading experts in emotional intelligence.

George Kohlrieser is also a hostage negotiator and best-selling author (Hostage At The Table, Care to Dare).

An immersive journey guided by InsideRisk's Founder, Edouard Getaz

InsideRisk's Founder Edouard Getaz will take you through what he calls "the grey zone of decision-making". Acting like a coach and challenger, Edouard will make you reflect on aspects of your decision-making – and ultimately of your leadership – that you rarely have the opportunity to explore.

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Changing people's way
of leading in a highly volatile world

After a successful career in entertainment, Edouard Getaz started traveling the world to present live immersive experiences based on true stories — to create breakthroughs and allow people to learn and grow.


Since he has founded InsideRisk, Edouard has worked with thousands of people from all places and cultures, from small business owners to managers and Fortune 500 top executives, inspiring them to change their approach to leadership and critical decision-making .

Philippe Couteaux
Executive Vice-President Marketing & Sales

Safran Aircraft Engines & CFM

“Thank you for leading us through the Inside Risk adventure, it was the key moment of the day, a very different learning experience for the team, and greatly appreciated."

Fiona Ferguson
Group People Experience

“One of the most impactful learning experiences I have ever had. The ‘game changing’ ideas are spot on and leave you wanting to deploy them immediately.”

Jessica Maiano
Deputy Director

"Best training I have experienced. The technology has been seamless. The scenario allows for you to put yourself in the shoes of the person and react according to instinct AND once given further keys, lesson and information to rethink your initial reactions."

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Mareen A. Hüffmeier

"We wanted to provide our participants with a growth experience, something to help them clarify their own leadership thinking and provide them with a framework for the dilemmas all leaders eventually face. 

I feel that InsideRisk fully succeeded in reaching that goal." 

Jean-Christophe Jaunin​
President B2C &
Deputy CEO​

Nespresso USA​

InsideRisk delivers a unique and intense experience where genuine leadership is exposed and tested (through our own values and collaborative skills rather than our expertise). ​

We have learned a lot and will apply these learnings in our day-to-day job. Highly recommended.”

Do you want to experience InsideRisk on your own?

Our open programs are here to allow you to dive right in!

“A unique way to take a deep and honest look at our leadership skills.”

Bruno Giussani / International Curator 

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"Revolutionizes the way a true story can be experienced."

Michael Rey / Investigative producer 60 Minutes

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"An incredible moment of introspection."

Bertrand Piccard / Solar aviation pioneer, President of Solar Impulse Foundation

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Thousands of participants have had life-changing breakthroughs during the program. Here is what they say:

"Better than reading a book, more efficient than watching a video. When you are 'in' the action, you absorb immediately the insights that are shared during the episodes."
Pascal D. / Participant

Let us show you how our programs can be tailored to your needs.


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