CONNECTEDNESS TO NATURE AND COMMUNITY

Creates the courage and humility for passionate, informed leadership.

Diverse leadership voices are needed for social and environmental change. Get in touch with your personal impact, creativity and stewardship by joining our women’s leadership incubator.

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FORGET WHAT YOU KNOW ABOUT LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT

This isn’t your typical professional development organization or leadership incubator. 

It’s a living, breathing community of professional women who intuitively understand that leadership is not the act of leading others — it’s the courage and humility to follow what is true.

Leadership is learning to explore (and listen) with all of your senses.

With nature as our first and greatest mentor, and the latest professional development tools in-hand, we’ll explore new ways of being in relationship with ourselves, our work, each other and the land.

No boundaries. No judgment. No ego. Just a safe and wild space for reflection and discovery.

The only prerequisite is your genuine willingness to give what you can and take what you need from this incredible, wise and diverse group of women leaders from across generations and professional settings.

WHAT IS NATURE-BASED LEADERSHIP?

Nature-based leadership is the practice of connecting to yourself and your surroundings, by exploring the impact of your actions on your life, relationships, organizations, communities and perhaps, even on life itself. The better we become at tuning into our impact on others, the more effective our actions will be in creating inspired change in our lives and the communities we work and live in. By merging experiential leadership development tools, ecopsychology, mindfulness practices, and sensory immersion in natural settings, the Center for Nature and Leadership has created a new model of leadership that helps translate your personal insight into focused impact.

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

The practical benefits of immersion in nature have been well-documented in books like The Nature FixVitamin N, and The Nature Principle, and cited in academic journals and magazines such as in Natural Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, and Outside. As you can see, people in various walks of life have experienced creative shifts of awareness, focus and action through immersion in nature. Now, just imagine the benefits when applied to your personal leadership and mentoring of others!

WHAT IS NATURE-BASED LEADERSHIP?

Nature-based leadership is the practice of connecting to yourself and your surroundings, by exploring the impact of your actions in your life, relationships, organizations, communities and perhaps, even life itself. The better we become at tuning into our impact on others, the more effective our actions will be in creating inspired change in our lives and the communities we work and live in. By merging experiential leadership development tools, ecopsychology, mindfulness practices, and sensory immersion in natural settings, the Center for Nature and Leadership has created a new model of leadership that helps translate your personal insight into focused impact.

STILL NOT CONVINCED?

The practical benefits of immersion in nature have been well-documented in books like The Nature FixVitamin N, and The Nature Principle, and cited in academic journals and magazines such as  in Natural Geographic, the New York Times Magazine, and Outside. As you can see, people in various walks of life have experienced creative shifts of awareness, focus and action through immersion in nature. Now, just imagine the benefits when applied to your personal leadership and mentoring of others!

Fusing the clever mind with the wisdom of the ocean, mountains and sky

The Center for Nature and Leadership is a leadership incubator and national community of women designed to translate personal expertise and insight into impact for communities and organizations across the world.

We believe that:

 The creative empowerment of women is a powerful tool for social, environmental, and personal transformation that is required for our world today;

 Effective personal growth is a process fueled by continuity and a supportive community for inspiration, motivation and accountability;

 An established community of mentors and personal advisors provides a depth of growth that cannot otherwise be achieved;

 Nature-based leadership development supports the development of collaborative and generative soul-based leaders who lead with their heart, spirit and hands, as well as their minds;

 And when women leaders are a part of a multigenerational and diverse professional community, they are more likely to be champions for each other’s work, creating exponential impact in a world that so desperately needs it at this time.

We believe that:

The creative empowerment of women is a powerful tool for social, environmental, and personal transformation that is required for our world today;
Effective personal growth is a process fueled by continuity and a supportive community for inspiration, motivation and accountability;
An established community of mentors and personal advisors provides a depth of growth that cannot otherwise be achieved;
Nature-based leadership development supports the development of collaborative and generative soul-based leaders who lead with their heart, spirit and hands, as well as their minds;
And when women leaders are a part of a multigenerational and diverse professional community, they are more likely to be champions for each other’s work, creating exponential impact in a world that so desperately needs it at this time.

We know nothing replaces human, face-to-face connection.

If you’re craving a diverse, meaningful and intimate mentoring and leadership experience that get‘s you out of town every six months, we encourage you to check out the Generative Council. Looking to connect in person with forward-thinking women leaders in your area?  With members in Boston, Denver, New York, Portland, Vermont and Washington D.C., there are endless opportunities to connect. And if you don’t live nearby, there are virtual opportunities to connect.

Photo Credit: Carl Marcus (Sunset on Tide Currents and Oaks Aspens, Spruce and Mountains), 

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