“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.” – Albert Einstein
Coaching outdoors brings depth and creativity to coaching outcomes. The attentional effect of nature and the abundant metaphors of an outdoor space provide the client with insight and knowledge which it can be difficult to find in an office or classroom. Re-sensitised and re-focussed, they can explore systems and relationships anew and draw connections between their physical and mental understanding. Being coached outdoors is powerful and the results really do stick.
This retreat will take place later this year. I’m inviting people to hold the original date of Wednesday 24th June 2020 for a workshop at Brockholes Nature Reserve if we are able to meet there or if not, for a virtual opportunity to connect ahead of an alternative date later in the year.
The workshop is for new and experienced coaches if you would like to take more of your coaching practice outdoors. The C-MAPS model will give us a framework for our time together. You can read more about the approach here. We will explore how practising outdoors and inviting the environment in brings greater connection, not only with our clients but with ourselves. When we are a-tuned and aware, mentally, emotionally and physically, we are at our best and able to offer that focus and exquisite attention to our clients.
You will leave understanding how coaching outdoors can be different from and similar to traditional indoor coaching. You will feel confident in your abilities and stance as an outdoor coach and carry with you tools and techniques to use beyond the retreat. You will know cognitively and somatically what it means to you and your clients to work outdoors and be able to tune-in to the external environment as a way of connecting with your own practice and with your clients.
What to expect
- A safe, inclusive and playful space for discovery, exploration and reflection
- Lots of opportunity to practice coaching outdoors
- Opportunities to connect with fellow participants to share learning and insights
- Good food and good company!
- Lunch and refreshments
Accommodation is available nearby. Please contact us in the first instance to access discounted room rates and nearby hotels.
We will be outside for much of the day, so please bring clothing suitable for the time of year – comfortable footwear and layers are probably best and maybe sun-cream, a hat, an umbrella, (there will be some gentle walking).
Please let us know if you have any specific dietary requirements or allergies or physical needs. We’ll tailor the active elements of the workshop to meet the needs of the whole group.
The early bird rate is extended up until 31st May 2020 is £129 (plus the eventrbite fee if you choose to book via the eventrbrite site). Following, the full cost is £149. Do get in touch to discuss and arrange other methods of payment if they would work better. Thank you.