CHRYSALIS EVOLVES

A DAY TO revive and reconnect with purpose

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WHAT IS “CHRYSALIS EVOLVES”?

A beautifully immersive day in nature for Pukka people to: decompress and revive; reconnect with purpose; live and breathe the Pukka Wisdom Seeds; deepen personal connections; celebrate, feel valued and appreciate one other. The programme has been carefully designed to balance rest, recuperation and celebration, with an exploration of personal and organisational purpose. The original Chrysalis programme provided time to immerse yourself in the extraordinary environment of the Eden Project, to learn and discover more about your and Pukka’s place in the world. Chrysalis Evolves is the next step in that journey - a chance to revive those threads of enquiry and deepen your personal connection to nature and purpose, in a beautiful natural spot closer to home.


the next step of your chrysalis journey

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“As a vibrant, fast-paced community, Pukka can often be an intense place to work, full of change and challenge amid a world of unceasing transformation and increasing uncertainty.

In order for you to thrive as a vibrant, purposeful individual in this fast-paced environment, we have to continuously ensure you have a chance to cultivate and nourish your connection with your own sense of purpose.

This way your unique purpose will remain aligned and energised in your personal and professional life.

One of our passions is for us to explore how Pukka can nurture its culture inspired by the wisdom of nature; we want you to explore how you can lead your life connected with the wisdom of nature.”

Tim and Sebastian


outcomes

  • Develop greater insight into your purpose

  • Understand how you shape Pukka through your sense of purpose

  • Identify how your leadership style could evolve

  • Build deeper connections as a team and with the natural world

WHAT WILL THE DAY HOLD IN STORE?

  • Exploring your purpose through solo and groups practices

  • Sensory awareness and nature connection experiences

  • A chance to unwind and reconnect

  • A special lunch with foraged treats


practical info (leadership team)

DATE: Monday 30th September.

TIMINGS: Arrive at meeting spot 8.30am, depart 6pm.

TRAVEL: Lift sharing encouraged! Our meeting spot (Church Lane, Chew Stoke, BS40 8TU) is a 30 minute drive, 45 minute bus journey (672 bus) or 1 hour cycle from Temple Meads. Meet on the lane outside St Andrew’s Church. From there we will have a (very beautiful) 20 minute walk to the site.

WHAT TO BRING: You’ll be spending most of the day out in nature so check the weather forecast in advance and be prepared with layers (so you can warm up and cool down), windproof and waterproof outerwear (including waterproof trousers), a water bottle, a notebook (Chrysalis journal if you have one) and a pen.

DIGITAL DETOX: You will be invited to put your phone in a box for the day to ensure no interruptions. Please ensure that you have made appropriate arrangements and put your out of office on. You can share our numbers with friends/relatives so that you’re contactable in the case of an emergency (Chloe - 07802447288 / Andy - 07547654445).

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pre-work

Please set aside at least an hour to reflect on the following questions and come prepared to share your insights: 

  • Intentions: Where are you on your personal journey with purpose? Are there particular questions that are live for you right now? What are your intentions for this day, both in terms of your personal development and how you’d like to relate to others in the team?

  • When I was young: Think back to your childhood. Before you knew about the ‘right’ or ‘expected’ thing to do. What did you love doing? Where and with whom did you love being? What were the essential elements / qualities of that experience? What did it enable you to express and receive?

  • Where I am at now: When you look beyond your relationship with family and friends, what infuses your life with meaning at present? What energises you and makes you feel alive and fulfilled? Conversely, are there any aspects of your life that feel stuck, heavy or fruitless right now?

  • What I bring to the world: What are your key values, strengths and character attributes? How do these come through in your leadership at present? Are there any qualities or strengths that are not being fully expressed right now?

Great companies are created by the people that work for them. It begins with their dreams and how they see the world. It takes shape in their ambitions and their day-to-day actions. Inspired companies are created by people who want to make a difference and who play the long game by giving their small actions big purpose.
— Pukka
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the facilitators

Change in Nature was created by two senior sustainability professionals who after many years of working to influence business and policy in Westminster, went on personal journeys in nature to renew their sense of purpose and drive. They set up Change in Nature to support other professionals to reenergise, reconnect and create change in their spheres of influence. Over 200 professionals have participated in their programmes and regular collaborators include Jonathon Porritt, Giles Hutchins and Jamie Catto.  

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chloe revill

Chloe helps professionals to build deep mutual understanding, and rekindle their energy and drive. She is an international climate change diplomat and public policy strategist, who has worked closely with Government Ministers and senior negotiators from a wide range of developed and developing countries. As well as running Change in Nature, she consults for leading think tanks such as E3G, the European Climate Foundation and Mission2020. In 2014 she worked for 3 months with a Namibian tribe - an experience that culminated in her running a week-long camp with 12 young bushmen in Bwabwata National Park.

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Andy Raingold

Andy is a coach, speaker, mindfulness practitioner, environmental campaigner, outdoor facilitator and social entrepreneur with a wealth of experience leading people through transformation. As Executive Director of the Aldersgate Group for over seven years, he worked in the corridors of power with CEOs, Government Ministers and thought leaders to drive UK and EU policy change. As well as hosting talks, workshops and retreats in the UK on nature, purpose and leadership, he has run a 2 month programme with indigenous communities in Namibia and a 2 week retreat for a "nomadic classroom" in the wilds of Sweden. He has written for the Guardian and been interviewed on BBC Newsnight, The Sunday Times, BBC Radio 4, The Independent and Guardian Environment Podcast.

our hosts: Change in nature

Change in Nature is a social enterprise that runs leadership and personal development programmes in the expansiveness of nature, with full focus and no tech interruptions. We have developed a powerful process to help people reconnect with purpose, build strong personal connections, and significantly enhance their motivation and vitality. Over 200 individuals from a wide range of well known institutions have benefitted from our professional programmes:

our IMPACT

Feedback from our professional programmes in 2019:

  • 100% felt more connected to their peers

  • 100% felt more connected to their sense of purpose

  • 100% felt a greater sense of general wellbeing

  • 94% felt the experience helped them to access fresh perspectives and insights

  • 94% felt less stressed and more connected to the natural world

  • 88% felt more inspired and creative

I just love the way that Change in Nature have designed a range of different experiences, adventures and challenges in the natural world for all-comers - be they deep ecologists or city slickers!
— Sir Jonathon Porritt, Author and Environmentalist

location: strode valley organic farm

A beautiful woodland and wild flower meadow in northern Somerset, 10 miles south of Bristol near Butcombe. There is a sheltered roundhouse with living roof, compost toilets, outdoor kitchen and a private woodland with river running through (as well as a stunning waterfall a few minutes walk away). This site provides a rare escape from busy, high-tech living. 

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What an amazing, unique and strong place... I will keep coming back to this as a source of inspiration.
— Corporate Sustainability Manager