Future Fit Leading: Nature as Inspirer, Mentor and Transformer
One Day Immersion Retreats
9.20am to 4.30pm at specific days throughout 2019 in Stancombe Valley
Near Stroud in the Cotswolds
“Problems cannot be solved from the consciousness which created them”
Set in the beautiful Cotswold Valley of Stancombe, author and thought leader Giles Hutchins invites you to a one day immersion to explore and embody Future Fit Leadership – leadership inspired by nature, nature’s living systems and our shared humanity.
Stancombe Valley is 5 minutes from Stroud station (1hr 40mins direct train from Paddington).
The Nature Immersion with Giles was just what I needed! Giles beautifully crafted a deeply nurturing atmosphere where the group could connect with self, others and nature. I was able to deeply reflect on my life, my purpose and the changes that I needed to make in my life,to enhance my effectiveness as a leader within my work at a business school.As George Lucas (Star Wars) says while paraphrasing Rumi:
– Sharon Olivier, Programme Director, Ashridge Business School
‘We are all living in cages with the doors wide open’Are you up for exploring beyond the cage, and for seeing life afresh, with new eyes?
I have just attended one of Giles Hutchins’ wonderful ‘Nature immersion’ days and I’m feeling very refreshed and inspired. Giles has an incredible way of effortlessly bringing people together to share the intimacy of sitting around a woodland camp fire to share their stories, meditate among the trees amidst the sounds of nature, and taking time out from the demands of busy careers to spend time re-connecting to nature and re-connecting to themselves. Giles is the perfect host and facilitator who makes everyone feel at ease and I would definitely recommend his ‘Nature Immersion’ days to anyone wanting the chance to step out from the daily routine to reconnect with their mind, body and spirit
– Joe St Clair, Managing Director, Laszlo Institute
Nature explorations, campfire conversations, private reflections, guided meditations and somatic exercises, peer-to-peer sharing, and group work, all held in the stunning Stancombe Valley, feeding your mind, opening your heart and soothing your soul, while helping you discover how your leadership can transform in the months ahead.
This is a special time and space for you to work with a small group of like-minded professionals who also intuit that more of the same is no longer enough and who are ready for transformative change. The safe and sacred space of Stancombe will provide you with the canvass, the inspiration, and the permission to open yourself up to deep learning, fresh thinking and new perspectives.
You will return refreshed, renewed and revitalised for the path ahead.
‘What I didn’t expect when I signed-up to attend a one-day nature immersion retreat with Giles was the opening up of a whole new world. The experience opened my eyes to the energy and beauty of this amazing place. During the final campfire session I felt a deep connection to the group and something much bigger than all of us. If you are struggling in the cage and need to take a step outside, I would highly recommend this programme.’
– Michaela Wright, Head of Sustainability, HSBC
For the price of this retreat please see your private invitation email or contact Giles (see below). Price includes teas, coffees, herbals, fruit and a heart-warming lunch around the campfire Joining instructions will be sent out nearer the time, along with some pre-reading. A list of local B&B accommodation is available upon request for those who may wish to stay locally in the Cotswolds the night before or after.
Signing up for the workshop was quite a challenge in terms of the time taken out of packed diary, and somehow I was preparing myself for some lectures, where Giles would share some latest research and insights, however, I was pleasantly surprised.
He took us as a group to nestle ourselves in the web of Mother Nature and through well designed activities and questions took us out of the buzz of our mind. Giles held a space for us, and I felt safe sharing some of my deep secrets with the others. I left the day, not filled with new knowledge, but filled with wisdom that came from the fountain of my own soul as Giles lead us through the journey in the lap of Mother Nature. He helped us to connect with each other as a group, with the hidden secrets of Nature and most important to ourselves. Thank you for an amazing and well worth day!
– Dr Frederick Holscher, Director, Civil Society UK
‘Thank you! The whole process was beautifully held, and deeply insightful’
‘The mix of learning, dialogue and the experiential was perfect.’
’The whole workshop is a totally welcome change and learning experience away from classrooms and computers – excellent facilitation.’
‘Excellent immersive experience that not only taught me how to change, adapt and alter (where necessary) my leadership style but also gave me the freedom and space to explore myself.’
‘Intellectually stimulating AND existentially exhilarating!’
‘I found the content, experiential and free exploration was very well balanced and at a good pace – overall the workshop was excellent.’
‘A profound experience, beautifully held. An excellent mix of theory, reflective exercises and peer-to-peer learning, providing me the strength, resilience, direction and clarity I need of my leadership work.’
Giles Hutchins is a thought leader, speaker and adviser on the future of business. Recently, Global Sustainability Director for Atos, and previously a management consultant with KPMG, he has helped transform a wide range of organisations (corporate, third sector, public sector and start-up) and is author of the books The Nature of Business, The Illusion of Separation and Future Fit. He is Chairman of The Future Fit Leadership Academy , co-Founder of Regenerators, co-Founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation, and senior adviser to various leading think-tanks and pioneering consultancies exploring the ‘new norm’ of leadership and organisational development for this Agile Age.
The greatest voyage of our lifetimes is not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with fresh eyes”
– Marcel Proust