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
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.