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Our 12 Spirit Animals - Stride Work Values Illustrated by our Furry and Feathery Friends

By Gavin Delany, Founder & CEO
April 22, 2019

At Stride we love travel.

We also love animals. And working purposefully. And values. And fun ways to remember and reference our values.

So we put those together and came up with this helpful visual guide for ourselves on how we want to work as individuals and as a team. Silly? Perhaps. Awesome? You betcha.

Dive in and enjoy and tell us your favorite spirit animal in the comments section

Be like the Peregrine Falcon

Speed and Vision - have keen vision and look at problems and opportunities from a high vantage to get the full picture and carefully select targets.

Peregrine Falcon

Be like the Wolf

Coordinate with your team for hunting success. Think strategically, not relying on brute strength;  Have high emotional intelligence and be trustworthy.


Be like the Otter

Play every day and find ways to make work fun - be curious, playful, use tools, flexible, amphibius, agile


Be like the Ant

Carry multiples of your body weight. Always do more than your fair share and find ways to do more with less. Support the group.


Be like the Bee

Think beyond yourself. Go for the group’s goals. Create positive externalities (pollinate!)


Be like the Beaver

Build ecosystems (beaver ponds) that help us and our partners; Build to last - not forever, but for long ‘enough’


Be like the Elephant

Don’t forget, write things down and share them with the team. Don’t reinvent the wheel.


Be like the Badger

Never give up. Persist against adversity.


Be like a Caterpillar

Eat, grow, have faith and use hard work to transform yourself and your projects into something extraordinary


Be like a Dolphin

Be friendly - great customer service. Start with a smile.


Be like a Rat

Be resilient and adaptable. Thrive in many harsh environments that others would perish in.


Be like the Mongoose

Be a strategic risk taker with secret superpowers. (eats snakes thanks to its partial immunity to snake venom)


Ready to fight like a butterfly and sting like a bee?

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By Juanita Lai
April 29, 2019 at 3:32 PM
I'm biased of course as I had a strong influence coming up with these but I have to say that this post is AWESOME! Great pics and post Samantha!

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