reignite - with jonathon porritt
21-23 SEPTEMBER 2018, CAE MABON ECO-RETREAT CENTRE, SNOWDONIA
Led by Andy Raingold, Chloe Revill and Jonathon Porritt, this retreat draws on their 65+ years of combined experience in the field to reignite sustainability professionals’ personal leadership and drive. There will be ancient oak trees, wide open skies, rushing mountain rivers, fireside discussions and lots of laughter – supporting you to reflect, reconnect and reenergise. You will leave fired up and part of an ongoing network of peers who have shared this unique experience.
Innovation is a communicative and human-centred process, yet this can so often be boxed in by tall office buildings and familiar urban environments. It has been shown that being immersed in nature and disconnected from multi-media and technology increases creative problem-solving ability by 50% (Atchley et al, 2012). That is why leading entrepreneurs — such as Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, and Steve Jobs - have been known to take regular time off in nature to relax and clear their heads.
If you want to change the way you and your organisation do things, why not change in nature? This is the perfect place to be inspired and explore fresh perspectives, breathing new life into your professional challenges. We provide valuable space for reflection, allowing time to step back, examine progress, consider areas to develop, get fresh inspiration and celebrate achievements. All this in pristine, open and expansive environments where we create a temporary village for your team, with fire pits, sheltered spaces, compost toilets and optional glamping to provide an authentic, yet comfortable, experience in the natural world.
Elements that can be included in our bespoke packages include:
There is increasing evidence to show that time out in nature benefits employees' wellbeing and performance. Findings include:
To thrive in this era of increasing volatility and unpredictability, leaders must deepen their personal and organisational capacity to anticipate future trends and unleash the creative potential of their organisation. Our bespoke leadership development programmes, designed for teams within organisations, combine theory, discussion, exercises and personal reflection time. Programmes will help leaders and future leaders to:
We believe that connecting with your nature in nature can awaken your potential in the most powerful of ways. Andy offers a nature-inspired coaching journey that will help you identify, create and sustain personal change. It is not about giving advice - it is about helping you to uncover your own deeply held values and motivations, unlock limiting assumptions and lead a life that makes you truly come alive. The first session is generally a purposeful walk in nature, with the intent of seeking new insights and guidance in response to the important questions in your life. We then set a number of stretching goals that we work to achieve over the course of the journey.
Andy is a life coach and mindfulness practitioner with a wealth of experience leading people through transformation. As Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group, he has worked with a diverse range of executives to drive change, with clients including BT, Microsoft, Marks and Spencer, Aviva, Asda, Jaguar Land Rover, Nestle, National Grid, Sky, Thames Water, TUC, WWF and Friends of the Earth.
"You have helped me create the change in my life I so needed and the courage to keep this journey evolving."
"Thank you for helping me to find my way back to myself after a rocky and confusing few months... This has made me whole again."
"You have helped restore a sense of balance and perspective for me. It’s reminded me of what I need to do and helped me find a broader context."
"You have given me the time to strip back what is unnecessary and reflect on what is important. It’s given me perspective on where I am now, on my goals, my identity (both inwardly and outwardly) and my relationship with my surroundings... A never ending inspiration!"
"You have helped me to recover and heal and create time for myself. This is part of recovering and getting healthy and regrowing out of burnout and finding a new way of thinking about success and achievement."