Category

Leadership

The Caring Female Leader

With The Life Adventure
A 28-day programme for women in positions of leadership
Background

A great leader is one who cares. A caring leader creates a culture of openness and inclusivity where difference is valued. They look after the physical and mental well-being of their staff, encouraging self-care and digital disconnection. However, before connecting with others, a leader must first look inwards, be self-aware, care for themselves, listen to themselves and have those difficult conversations with themselves. In essence, caring leadership starts with self-leadership.

In this 28 day programme we’ll look at 3 hugely powerful tools for self-connection. these are:

  • Journaling
  • Conscious Connected Breath
  • Nature Connection =  Self-Connection

Understanding and integrating each of these methods into your life has the potential for profound and lasting positive impact. We make learning to breathe, TO connect more deeply with who and what we are (nature) and becoming the author of your own story, simple to learn, amazing to experience and when integrated into your life, offers you the opportunity to radically change how you live and work.


Time commitment
  • 1 day intensive at Nower Wood private nature reserve, near Leatherhead, Surrey (other locations may be possible).
  • Weekly group check in by zoom x 3 90 mins sessions
  • Final group check in 90 mins on 28th day

Group size

This programme is run as an intimate, small group for 6 people – either as one team or across an agency/ organisation.


Connection To Self = The Authentic Leader: what we’ll be covering
  1. JOURNALING IS THE SUPERPOWER

The most amazing yet simplest of tools to connect you to yourself is journaling. If you establish a practice of journaling for at least 28 DAYS, it will change your life. Journaling connects you to your authentic self in a way that nothing else does. It allows you to cultivate humility and empathy for yourself first and then allows you the space to do that for others.

In this programme, you’ll learn the art of journaling – not just for wellbeing, but for innovative thinking. There are so many benefits to journaling. Here are some of the standouts:

  • Cultivates authenticity – acting as a mirror to ourselves.
  • It’s the quickest way to move from left brain logical thinking to right brain creative thinking where intuition, clarity and insight reside.
  • According to the National Science Foundation’s study in 2005, an average person has about 12,000 – 60,000 thoughts per day. Of those, 80% are negative and 95% are repetitive thoughts. That leaves a very small window for fresh thinking and creativity.
  • The practice of journaling gets all the unwanted thoughts out and onto the page and creates room for fresh thinking. Think of your creativity as a well and on the top of this well are dead leaves (old patterns of thinking). The practice of showing up and writing everyday gets rid of the detritus and allows you to access this well.
  • Various scientific studies show that journaling improves wellbeing, provides clarity and boosts happiness.

      2. CONSCIOUS CONNECTED BREATH IS A DETOX FOR EVERY LEVEL OF OUR BEING

Humans have been aware of the healing power of their breath for millennia. Through the centuries we’ve developed a vast array of breathing practices, all designed to bring about physical and emotional wellbeing and connect with our deeper selves.

But in today’s society, we often neglect our bodies’ built-in capabilities. Imagine owning the most high specification TV in existence, keeping it plugged in on standby and then living with it for years and years without ever actually turning it on. The fact is, most of us live in ‘standby mode’ most of the time. Breath – the most powerful mechanism is literally right beneath our noses waiting to be explored, yet we rarely give it more than a passing thought.

Conscious Connected Breathing is a powerful and safe way to infuse the body with oxygen and energy, recharging our own (often depleted) systems to work to their healing capacity. It facilitates openings to higher levels of consciousness, allowing us to tap into our deeper resources and live our lives joyfully and in abundance.

The quality of our breath provides a perfect mirror to the state of our inner world. When we are nervous or agitated our breath becomes short, erratic and at times non-existent. When our breath flows smoothly and calmly so does our experience of life. The benefits of regular breathwork are huge, here are just a few:

  • Boost your immune system
  • Feel completely energised
  • Experience deeply nourishing peace and relaxation
  • Be the healthiest you’ve ever been
  • Become aware of emotions halting your personal growth
  • Let go of emotional baggage permanently and easily
  • Move beyond whatever is standing between you and your growth and happiness

    3. NATURE CONNECTION = SELF-CONNECTION

Learning how to gently reconnect back to nature contains a subtle power – one that reminds us what and who we truly are, taking us back to the interconnectedness which surrounds and empowers us.

When we feel connected to people and places, we feel a sense of belonging and wholeness. We feel ourselves truly alive. Yet over thousands of years, human beings have gradually become mere onlookers. Bystanders, not just to the glory and wonder of the natural world, but also to ourselves, our lives and our understanding of our place in the world.

There seems to be a gentle, yet unmistakable awakening happening. An increased desire to get out into nature. And whether we realise it’s a pull to find our way back to what it is we have lost in ourselves or not, doesn’t matter. Most important is the shift.

Our belief is that in order to thrive, we need to reconnect with who and what we are – all of which is, and can be found in nature. Our specific focus here is the forest. We’ll introduce you to sensory and meditative invitations that will help you find your way back to an easier way of living. One where you intrinsically know and understand your place in the world and how your connection with nature will bring you back to wholeness, happiness and a thriving, well- balanced life. The range of scientifically-backed benefits of regular shrin-yoku practice include:

  • Balancing blood pressure
  • Lowering stress levels
  • Improving cardiovascular and metabolic health
  • Lowering blood-sugar levels
  • Improving concentration and memory
  • Increasing anti-cancer protein production
  • Improving pain thresholds
  • Improving energy levels
  • Boosting the immune system with an increase in the count of the body’s natural killer (NK) cells

Facilitators

PREETHI NAIR

“The storyteller who makes up the skills gap” The Financial Times

Preethi is a writer and innovator who works with leadership teams globally to communicate vision, lead culture change and build communities within their organisations. She is a visiting professor at various business schools (Cranfield School of Management, London Business School and Headspring) teaching modules on creativity, storytelling and personal leadership.

With twenty years of experience, projects range from facilitating the board of an Investment bank to communicate their strategy in a story format, working with Deutsche bank’s leadership team with their D&I strategy by building communities through storytelling and most recently, working with TikTok’s senior leadership team to become better communicators.

Preethi is author of 4 books, she has written, produced and performed a one woman show in London’s West End and is currently writing a television series for the BBC.

JUSTINE CLEMENT

Justine is a city-based CEO, founder of a B Corp travel and experiences agency, turned Shinrin-yoku guide and Conscious Connected Breath coach. She believes that in order to thrive, we need to reconnect with what and who we really are.

She was the CEO of a ground-breaking £2m backed experiential travel start-up unmissable, working with global brands such as Unilever and PepsiCo. She also launched wellbeing agency The Life Adventure, which works with the UK government to set and improve their wellbeing agenda. She’s also Non-Exec Director for a community solar farm project and crowd-funded a community project called the Selsey Sea Bathing Society to encourage women of all ages back into the sea. She’s co-author of a lockdown-inspired book called I AM EVERY WOMAN and a forthcoming guide to nature connection, called Wonder Woods – Finding Wisdom In The Forest.


COST: £950pp/£5700 total for 6

Including 1 day intensive 10am-4pm at Nower Wood Private Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, Surrey, with coffee,teas, herbal teas, healthy nibbles, healthy lunch and afternoon snacks before departure, plus 4 x 90 mins video calls/check ins.


To book email justinec@thelifeadventure.co or call her on 07714 333418 to discuss in more detail.

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

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What’s included

1 day intensive 10am-4pm at Nower Wood Private Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, Surrey, with coffee,teas, herbal teas, healthy nibbles, healthy lunch and afternoon snacks before departure, plus 4 x 90 mins video calls/check ins.

Price £5,700.00

Presenter The Life Adventure

For individuals and organisations who want to feel and think better, both emotionally and physically, The Life Adventure is a wellbeing consultancy and online platform that offers you practical tools and techniques in the form of talks, workshops, programmes and online video. We teach you how to live your life more fully, how to be more present and how to operate at your best, both at work and play. We give you clear, practical takeaways on unique subject matter that will change the way you, and your organisation, sees the world, forever.

MORE »

What’s included

1 day intensive 10am-4pm at Nower Wood Private Nature Reserve, Leatherhead, Surrey, with coffee,teas, herbal teas, healthy nibbles, healthy lunch and afternoon snacks before departure, plus 4 x 90 mins video calls/check ins.

Price £5,700.00