After spending two weeks on a corporate expedition in Nepal, digging ditches, painting schools and dancing with the local villagers, my perspective on the world changed. This presentation focuses on how humanitarian service can repair and strengthen personal and corporate relationships, develop communication and cohesiveness between co-workers, and redefine personal goals and ideals. From describing the cultural norms of a rural village, to sharing inspiring images of life in a world we often don't realize exists, this presentation transports the audience from the folding chairs of a conference room to a rural village in Nepal, and connects them to a world where villagers living in extreme poverty link arms with corporate volunteers to complete village-identified projects. Leading an expedition of corporate volunteers, I witnessed first-hand how digging ditches side-by-side can repair relationships, strengthen bonds, and build cohesiveness where it has not existed before. Instead of sending employees on cruises, corporations are turning to humanitarian trips to reward, rejuvenate, and even, revive their staff. The purpose of this presentation is to show why this works and how to make it happen for your company. Working together with the local people, is a life-changing and company-changing activity. Whether in Nepal, or in your home community, giving together creates stronger employees, improves employee morale and retention, and brightens your corporate climate. You don't have to go to Nepal to make a difference, but the model of CEO and custodian, secretary and VP, villager and volunteer working side-by-side to help others cannot be beat. Change someone's life for a day, change yours forever.