An Introduction to Nature Based Leadership










Coming in 2023

Five virtual gatherings spanning two weekends with individual practices in between

Join with other like-minded women for support and wisdom
to reflect, revive and begin anew.

As modern life often urges us into a frenzied pace, there is a greater wisdom that awaits if we take the time to pause. Ground Work is an opportunity to:

  • awaken your senses, enliven your spirit, and restore your sense of wholeness through intentional nature-based practices,
  • establish a toolkit of essential nature-based leadership practices that will enable you to refine your unique leadership style, and
  • create an intention statement that serves as a “north star” in your personal and professional development.

The sessions will include a mix of deep dives into nature-based practices that the guides have found to be the most healing and enlivening, and a community conversation process to deepen personal insights.  In your free time between sessions we ask you  to try these practices out in natural locations near your home.

Session 1 – Coming Alive through your Senses
Session 2 – Reflections, discoveries, questions
Session 3 – Recapturing a Sense of Wonder
Session 4 – Reflections, discoveries, questions
Session 5 – Listening to Earth’s wisdom
Session 6 – Taking our learning forward 

“This program allowed me to discover new and deepen existing leadership skills. The solos in nature were rejuvenating and revealed new insights.”

Christi Granstaff, Franklin, Tennessee

Your Guides

Alix Lefler

I am a life coach, project manager, and certified scrum master. At the heart of my work is a passion for deeply listening to where people are, where they want to go, and what’s standing in their way. My connection to nature came later in life. Feeling trapped in a relationship and lifestyle that no longer served me, I took to the trails and let the wisdom of animals, plants, rain, and sun remind me how to stay flexible and thrive. I believe we find the loudest answers to our deepest questions when we immerse ourselves in the natural world. We supercharge those questions and answers when we get vulnerable with a community of like minded humans that show up as mirrors and soft places to land when the going gets tough. I can’t wait to show up with you.

Kim Slack, M. Ed.

I am an engineer-turned-science educator and nature-based leadership guide. My 12 years of work as a civil/environmental engineer in the U.S., Kenya, and Haiti bring a practical and culturally responsive lens to my work as an educator, guide, and servant leader. I am wholeheartedly committed to nurturing healthy relationships between humans and nature through immersive, nature-based, experiential education that is accessible to all learners. I am most alive when I’m wandering wild spaces of all sorts, from glorious expanses of wilderness to the overgrown back alleyway behind my house. I am humbled and honored to serve this community of visionary, radical, and powerful women.