Natural Leadership was founded in 2021 based on the personal story of Emmett Phil Coriat, pharmacist, venture capitalist and successful entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in healthcare innovation.

After rebounding from a burnout thanks to nature, he became a certified Forest Bathing guide.
Since then, he has dedicated his life to  the creation of a nature connection practice that:

  • works through our senses, is playful and effortless
  • serves as a powerful facilitation and team-building framework to take businesses to the next level.
  • provides an antidote to the stress, anxiety and burnout epidemic in the business world.
  • combines all the scientifically demonstrated benefits of nature on health.
  • enables accessibility to all, including in an urban setting.
  • improves interconnection between our right and left brain hemispheres.
  • shows us how Nature can be our most powerful partner to reach your full potential.

Natural Leadership offers business leaders nature-inspired programs that restore wellbeing and enhance performance for their teams.

The programs are based on the Japanese practice of Forest Bathing (sensory immersion in Nature), and draw on more than 900 publications of scientific findings to maximize the benefits of nature to face the stress, anxiety and burnout epidemic of the 21st century.

In a February 14th 2021 feature article, The Wall Street Journal calls it “the new 10,000 steps for the Pandemic” and recommended it for the mental damages inflicted by Covid.

WSJ on Forest Bathing

Natural Leadership’s programs combine scientifically-proven benefits on two levels:

  • Restoring wellbeing (emotional, physiological, cognitive and social)
  • Enhancing executive and leadership performance (decision-making and problem solving capabilities, creativity, intuition and resilience).

We can deliver our programs in three ways:

  1. Online (experiential conferences and workshops)
  2. Remotely-guided nature immersions
  3. In-person guided nature immersions


Natural Leadership also regularly offers non-corporate events to support our fundamental human need to reconnect with nature.

Learn more about the Natural Leadership practice