About Us

Just imagine…an organization dedicated to maximizing YOUR impact in the world! Our guiding premise is that we protect and care for what we love to bring forth the highest vision of ourselves, our families, communities and organizations, and Earth itself.

Welcome to the Center for Nature and Leadership!

The Center for Nature and Leadership (CNL) is a multigenerational community of diverse and talented people who lead by listening to themselves, each other and the land. The combination of inspired leaders, a deep network of mentors and personal advisors, nature-based approaches to problem solving and time on the land ensures that the wisdom inherent in all beings (human and more than human) can be shared, celebrated and put into practice to make inspired change in our lives and the communities we care for.

Cross-Generational & Focused Programming

A cross-generational as well as focused programming approach to our programming that insures the wisdom inherent in all generations can be shared and celebrated.

Diverse Mentoring & Networking Community

Cultivating a mentoring and networking community with diverse professional and life experiences to challenge and push you beyond the boundaries you’ve set for yourself.

Nature-Based Leadership Development

A nature-based leadership development approach that integrates modern and indigenous practices, quickly getting you in touch with your personal impact, greatest passion, creativity and stewardship.

The Center for Nature and Leadership is a licensed educational non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Donations made to us are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.


The Tree and the Hoop is an image of human wholeness and is derived from Taoist and Native American cultures. The tree symbolizes personal aspiration, development, goals and achievement — in short, personal leadership. In Native American cultures, the hoop represents relationship in all its aspects, including earth, family and community. The hoop of the yin-yang symbol represents being and flowing in “right relationship” with the way of nature. We, at the Center for Nature and Leadership, believe the hoop also symbolizes “right work” — doing the work that is only yours to do for the people and places that you care about most.