Adventure: Soul & Spirit in leadership
Our potential is one thing. What we do with it is quite another.
― Angela Duckworth, Grit, The power of passion and perseverance
Join an exclusive group of intrepid leaders, innovators, and pioneers on a New Leadership Adventure.
Our adventure will take us into the hills of Portugal onto the magical lands of Gravito, with its river wilderness, waterfalls, forests, abundant life, and ancient history.
Soul and Spirit in Leadership will invite you to the wilderness beside the river, into who you are and what you have to offer.
You will gain skills and practices to lead others through change and uncertainty.
You will leave refreshed, renewed, and more confident to face the challenges of leadership.
Our time together will have two parts:
In the first 4 days we will explore concepts and practices of Shadow; the part of ourselves that we have refused to see, but which often holds a key to our greatest offerings to the world.
In the second part, we will vision together and with wild nature who we are and what we can be when we diminish the self-protection that has dimmed our capacity to shine ever more brightly in the world. For ourselves and for others.
This program includes a 24-hour fasted solo time in nature. We will prepare you during and before this challenge.
In between experiential learning time, we will share meals, have plenty of free time for rest, exploring the waterfalls and forests, enjoying the walking trails, river beach or the villages and local communities nearby.
You will be housed on individual terraces each with domes and tipis, a large outdoor shaded platform and a big geodesic dome for gathering, and a barn with kitchen and dining room and outdoor dining area. Homegrown and locally sourced organic ingredients are available to serve you with inventive and nutritious vegetarian cuisine.
This is for you if you are:
Considering a career change
Working on a vision for a project or organization you what you want to create in the world
Challenged in leading groups through constantly changing goal posts
Looking for clarity over how to take a big forward step in life and work
Creating your unique leadership style
Considering a major change in your leadership or organization
Forming an idea of a legacy you want to leave or give back to the world
You will gain:
Clarity: to see through the smaller choices to the big purpose you have and will follow in your life
Navigation skills to assist in making choices for yourself and those you lead to more easily that align to where you want to go
Grit to thrive in challenge and change
Momentum to inspire your daily practices of mental, physical, and spiritual fitness
Confidence to blaze your own trail and inspire others to join you
WHY INVEST TIME AND MONEY IN THIS?
“This sort of whole person learning is not theoretical. These land based immersions have important transformative value for individuals of all ranges of development, and particularly those feeling stuck or confused by transition. In all this, the support of the land and surrounding resources provided a foundation for those who came to make the inner changes that were calling them.”
Ingrid Ammondson, PhD ,Licensed Psychologist
“I noticed as we sat together online after we got home that for each person the experience led to them becoming unstuck and being able to clearly and easily move forward in their lives – finishing a book, moving forward with a choice in a career direction, letting go of what was no longer working.”
Tiffany Lopez, Entrepreneur, Founder
You will receive:
2 x 1 hour personal coaching sessions with WOC senior coach (online), one session prior to the adventure to clarify aims and intents and one post the retreat to assist in applying what you learnt towards those intentions in your life and work.
9 day guided training at Gravito, Leiria – Portugal
Online training, resources and preparation included recommended articles, books and podcasts, reflection exercises and wilderness guide
Full use of Gravito – river beach, gardens, waterfalls and hiking trails
3 months of physical fitness training through our partner MTNTough.
Ample time to enjoy the Gravito. From great day hikes, to local swimming holes and forests, enjoying the walking trails, river beach or the villages and local communities nearby.
22d of April 2024 – 5pm
28th of April 2024 – 3pm
Miriam is known as a thought leader in the area of transformational education, cultural change, and leadership. After developing a dual interest in business and education, Miriam began designing and delivering leadership programs and change efforts for organizations across the globe. Miriam is an experienced entrepreneur who has founded and led several organizations, from not-for-profits to corporations to co-operatives.
In efforts to look for new forms that could inform her organizational work and the changes she was witnessing in the world, Miriam turned her focus to learning forms influenced by indigenous nature-based cultures and societies: circle listening and healing practices, circle governance and rite of passage, and nature-based rituals.
Miriam has worked with clients across industries and right across the Globe, including PWC, Bank of America, Snapchat, Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, Coates, Coca-Cola Amatil, Ernst & Young, PWC and Westpac . She has held executive positions in both not for profits and for profit companies and founded three companies of her own.
Adam is an educator, facilitator and organizational consultant with a background in executive leadership. He is passionate about creating communities and organizations of care and compassion.
He has worked widely in California State prisons, training group facilitators; helped developed an on-boarding and wellness program for Snapchat and Sunny & 72 in Los Angeles; has offered training for Canva, The Rites of Passage Institute, and the Centre for Men in Australia; and worked on cultural change projects with Inversion Yoga, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, the Theosophical Society, The Tarzana Treatment Center, the Unitarian Universalist Church, Wilderness Torah, and Gaia Passages .
He has led workshops at Esalen and The Ojai Foundation, Land of the Medicine Buddha and Mangalam Center, and other centers of alternative learning and higher education. His latest executive position was as the executive director at The Ojai Foundation, prior to that he held executive positions in other organizations in public and private sector.
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Travel: on registration we provide recommendations for travel to Gravito
Includes shared accommodation on individual terraces each with domes and tipis, a large outdoor shaded platform and a big geodesic dome for gathering, and a barn with kitchen and dining room and outdoor dining area. All meals – homegrown and locally sourced organic ingredients are available to serve you with inventive and nutritious vegetarian cuisine.