Vision Framework Updated!

We’ve updated our Vision Framework, including updated values, mission statement, BHAG (Bold, Human, Audacious Goal), and our view from the future!

We are so excited by the future of this vibrant and growing community!

2020 - A Landmark Year!

The amazing women of Generative Council (GC) and the Center for Nature and Leadership celebrate a landmark year of inspiring growth and development, whilst adapting to a pandemic and multiple social crises with the support of each other and our Mother Earth.

2020 Giving Tree

Give what you can, take what you need!

The purpose of the Giving Tree is actually our byline — give what you can, and take what you need. With the mission to inspire women with nature’s wisdom, to catalyze generative leadership, and nurture personal wholeness.

Your talents that give light to your passions will help us this upcoming year as we build out our fundraising and infrastructure. Please seriously consider investing in our organization and yourself.

Introducing the Generative Council Collective!

As this remarkable human ecosystem of interconnected regional hubs and the impact of our work grew in 2020, we transformed from a “center” to a “collective”. The Generative Council Collective serves as a root network, fostering a web of reciprocity and symbiosis between its members and ensuring a vibrant and resilient ecosystem. We set out to create an unstoppable network of nature-informed women leaders across generations, sectors, and sociocultural barriers who transform human-made structures into nature-wise systems that sustain and inspire life on this planet.

This year we have cultivated a vision for the future of the Generative Council Collective and built strong roots to ground us in that work. We need your support in achieving these goals, strengthening our support of members like you, and growing our impact in the community. The Board of Directors have each committed to making a financial donation to achieve these goals and we invite you to join us in reaching 100% participation across our Generative Council Collective by making a donation or signing up to volunteer your time.

CONNECTEDNESS TO NATURE AND COMMUNITY

Diverse women’s leadership voices are needed for social, environmental and cultural change.

Get in touch with your personal impact, creativity and stewardship by joining the Generative Council, a supportive, global community of women from all walks of life.

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.

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

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

If you’re craving a diverse, meaningful and intimate mentoring and leadership experience, 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 twenty states and three countries, there are endless opportunities to connect. And if you don’t live nearby, there are virtual opportunities to connect.

Follow the energy!

Get access to support from a diverse community of inspired women leaders.