Are you ready to make a powerful change to your life and to your organisation? Are you ready to deepen your understanding of your Natural Leadership potential and grow your sense of connectedness with your environment? Would you like to develop on different levels (personal, private, professional and public)? Then we offer you the opportunity to participate in our unique Wilderness Leadership Transformation program.
Join a wilderness programme and become a natural leader
Our wilderness programmes are devoted to developing Natural Leadership skills. Their power lies in the huge impact on all who participate. Join up and you’ll be given a unique opportunity to return to your essence, to tune into what Nature offers, and to come back enriched and empowered. You’ll be connected to the present moment on a professional and personal level. And you’ll have what is needed to become a natural leader and to fulfil your ambitions and those of your organisation.
Building Blocks of the programme
Wilderness Leadership Transformation Trail
Impact of the programme
Leading your future Self: awareness of the road you have travelled and a (new) perspective for the future
Leading others: a higher level of consciousness to create sustainable connections with others
Leading organisations: insights into how leading your Self can help manage your professional environment
Good to know
Length of the programme: four months
Number of participants per programme: six – eight leaders from businesses, institutions and public organisations
Investment: EUR 4.950 ex. VAT and logistics
Participants become part of our community, which has over 1000 members
The trail has been a life changing event for me. The beautiful moments in nature, without distraction, without haste, with true conversations and true sharing, have made me see my true self. For me this is the foundation for authenticity and for building beautiful, real and long lasting relations with people close to me. I have come to understand what personal growth means to me, who I am and what I can be for others. I now understand that love is a one of the key drivers of my own happiness. On the trail I have come to the conclusion that I want to help others with finding their real self. To find their meaning in life and to help them understand how they can fulfil this meaning. This desire triggers beautiful conversations with people close to me: my wife, my kids, my friends and my colleagues. And I want to extent this impact. This has triggered my search for a new, much more meaningful professional role which I have found in an organisation whose sole purpose it is to increase the well-being of people and to help organisations find their purpose and people to understand what is meaningful to them and act upon this insight. And knowing my own drivers much better allows me to connect with others on a much more meaningful level.
Thinking back to the trail has made me see what the impact is of being in nature and the power of connecting with it and of connecting with others on an intense and meaningful level. Looking at oneself, at the consequences of one’s behaviour and actions and seeing oneself on our earth and in the context of nature in its purest form, leads to an much deeper and clearer understanding of oneself. This insight gives leaders a clearer and full picture of who they are, how their actions impact others, how they impact our society and how they impact our planet at large. Only through this insight can a change of attitude, beliefs and behaviour be expected. In my mind it is therefore imperative for every leader to obtain this perspective, as base for authentic, upright behaviour change, that improves businesses, the society we live in and the planet we live on.
For me in November 2018, I learned the wilderness is the best possible mirror that helps me get in touch with my inner feeling, my intuition, the real me. The wilderness trail therefore is a truly unique experience. The first couple of days you let go of everything. In a very natural way awareness of your behaviour increases, and importantly of what holds you back. Your fears, what you are ashamed for, what you are uncertain about. Vulnerability in a group without ego’s is the best platform to get it all on the table, and most of all: to let go and leave it behind in the wilderness. The silence during long walks, the encounters with animals, writing (journaling), campfire dialogue and listening: they provide the path to really get to your inner feeling, to the source, who you really are. Ubuntu is the result: Being more in touch with yourself, being more connected with others. This goes hand in hand. It’s very powerful to next see your live unfold differently, unexpectedly. Let synchronicity do its work. A one week intervention … a stepping stone to more happiness, towards more natural, authentic and therefore more successful leadership. My name is Robert Spieker, I am a partner with transformation specialist IG&H. For 25 years, I coach, challenge, develop leadership teams towards higher business performance. Vulnerability, open-mindedness and compassion is what defines me as a facilitator and person. Do you want to make the step? Do join AdJan and me!”
Wayne is a Wilderness Trails Guide with more than sixteen years of experience in the Nature Conservation and Field Guiding industry. Along with a degree in Nature Conservation, he has obtained the FGASA Specialist Knowledge & Skills (SKS) Dangerous Game and Birding qualification as well as Tracker Level 3 through CyberTracker, including Track&Sign Specialist. Wayne is also registered CATHSSETA and FGASA assessor. For more than a decade, the majority of his time has been spent either leading Primitive Backpack Trails or Training aspiring Trails Guides in the Kruger National Park and surrounding Private Nature Reserves. He has accumulated >10 000 walking (trails guiding) hours. Wayne has a calm and relaxed nature, which rubs off on clients and students, making him a popular guide and trainer. With his deep Wilderness connection, and a special interest in tracking and botany, time spent with him in the bush is always enriching and rewarding.
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Are you curious to learn more about this programme? Please send us a message and we will contact you.
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