What it is & Who it's for
Would you like to instill Resilience in your life and in your business while restoring your health in the context of a growing global community ?
The Natural Leadership Circle was designed exactly for you !
And what better teacher than Nature herself when it comes to resilience ?
The Natural Leadership Circle is an exclusive circle where successful CEOs, entrepreneurs and investors meet to support one another in a nature-rooted process (called Natural Leadership Process) designed to get equipped for the challenges and opportunities of our 21st century VUCA* world.
In the Natural Leadership process, we learn about the most powerful ally a Business Leader could hope for, Nature, how to access her wisdom and learn to unlock critical senses such as Intuition to support key business processes.
The Natural Leadership Circle proposes to its members an Sensorial, Participatory, and Supportive framework:
- Sensorial: Circle meetings are rooted in Multisensorial Nature immersions which aim to reconnect us to our Senses and Intuition. The Sensorial rather than Intellectual framework allows our brains to anchor us in alpha wave mode, preparing us for the Embodied Learning part of the Natural Leadership Process. This Experiential Framework is a combination of millenary and contemporary nature-rooted practices.
- Participatory: for each Circle meeting, members are invited to bring one or more of the issues they are facing as a Leader to be guided to revisit them in our Experiential framework.
- Supportive: each Circle member commits to support other Circle members in their own Natural Leadership Process. Support may for example take the form of a member sharing about challenges or best practices encountered either in the Natural Leadership Process, or in business or personal life.
The Natural Leadership practice was developed by combining the latest scientific findings with thousands of years old Nature-rooted practices and with three main levels of demonstrated benefits (see Science & Benefits section):
- Restored mental and physiological health
- Harmonious social and organizational relationships
- Expanded problem-solving, decision-making, creativity and learning capabilities (via facilitated access to intuition)
The Natural Leadership Circle’s one-year program enables members to fully experience the Natural Leadership Process and see all of its benefits come to life for them as part of a community of business leaders.
As we learn to anchor our brain in alpha wave mode, Nature-rooted Intuition becomes our default mode.
This enables us to access the 80% unused portion of our gray matter and develop expanded problem solving, decision-making and creativity capabilities.
While rooted in alpha wave mode, our sensory body becomes a formidable learning tool called Embodied Learning, a practice where understanding happens from the senses and the body, and not the intellect alone. As a result, the learnings are integrated deeper than language or knowledge alone. It is said that this type of learning goes through Head, Heart and Hand.
In one aspect of The Natural Leadership Circle’s Embodied Learning practice, we learn to shift from our human perspective of a given situation by adopting an altered sensory perception inspired by Nature (animals, plants or trees), thereby offering fresh insights which are surprisingly applicable in the business world.
In the Natural Leadership process, we learn about the most powerful ally a Business Leader could hope for, Nature, and how to access her wisdom and learn to use underdeveloped yet critical senses to support key business processes.
In addition, each member is encouraged to bring to meetings issues that he/she is facing so that they address and solve them through the Natural Leadership Process.
Within each and across all Natural Leadership Circles, the Natural Leadership team will facilitate sharing and integration of best Resilient business practices.
"A leader is best when people barely know he exists, when his work is done, his aim fulfilled, they will say: We did it ourselves"
~ Lao Tseu
How it works
The Natural Leadership Circle membership is a one-year program where members meet once a month (about half-day) in a Nature setting easily accessible from the city. Circle meetings are held about 8-10 times in a year and follow the Natural Leadership Process. Once a year, a Nature Immersion Retreat is organized for Natural Leadership Circle members globally.
There are Circles in various cities and regions around the world, starting with Canada and Europe. Each Circle is limited to 9-12 members.
In The Natural Leadership Circle, guided Multisensorial Nature immersions are customized to focus the Embodied Learning modules on the business setting as well as specific issues that members might be facing. To that end, guides certified in specific nature-rooted practices (e.g. Forest bathing guides, Animal Trackers, Zhineng Qigong masters, Plant Foragers, etc…) contribute to Natural Leadership Circle meetings.
Also, Circle meetings frequently include guest speakers who are authorities on topics such as: Nature and Leadership, Nature and Business, and Nature and Health.
In the Natural Leadership Circle, key leadership questions are explored from an alpha wave mode point of view, such as:
- How can I become a Business Leader that is rooted in Nature’s laws and ethics ? (integrating diverse perspectives towards synergistic solutions, regenerating and evolving systems rather than dismantling and extracting from them, consistently tapping into the latent creative Intuition in myself and my teams , etc…)
- How can I shift into Nature-inspired communication modes that will create deeper connection with my work, teams, and even my family ?
- What can I learn from Nature as new ways to strategize and lead in the VUCA world?
- How can Nature point to novel business models for the VUCA world ?
- How can I learn to “dialogue” with Nature as an advisor whenever I need Her?
- How can I share with my teams and my family this legacy of Natural Leadership ?
Ultimately, current business culture is repaired paving the way for business success in the unpredictable world of the 21st century.
Within each Circle and across the whole Natural Leadership Circle community, the Natural Leadership team will facilitate sharing and integration of Regenerative business best practices.
The Natural Leadership Circle membership also gives access to:
- support / advice services within a member’s company for additional fees (project basis). These services will be provided by Natural Leadership and partner organizations that support business leaders in their process to become Natural Leaders.
- an app that will connect and support the international Natural Leadership Circle community.
If you are interested in becoming a member of The Natural Leadership Circle, please sign up here