It’s a fascinating yet challenging time to be a leader and change-agent. We are in the midst of an old system dying and a new one being born, all amid unceasing transformation – change upon change upon change is the new-norm. Yet as the genius Einstein knew, when we look deep in to nature we understand everything better; we see with new eyes and bring a different quality of consciousness to the solutions than that which created the problems in the first place.
Through over a decade of working on regenerative leadership and nature-based coaching, I have developed a range of practices, coaching-frames and processes that aid the journey of becoming a regenerative leader. This necessarily involves a shift in consciousness which has to be embodied within ourselves first-and-foremost. Such a shift in consciousness can be hugely rewarding and allow us to flow more resiliently with the rapid changes unfolding in our systems today.
On Thursday 13th July-Friday 14th July 2023, I will host a special one-off nature-based immersion at Springwood Farm, providing an embodied experience of what it means to become a Regenerative Leader and regenerative practitioner. This overnight immersion will provide the deep-space for bodymind coherence and consciousness-raising practices that participants can apply to their own lives and leadership approaches beyond the immersion while immersing in a lasting and memorable experience in a well-held deep intentional-space. Drawing upon cutting-edge science, adult developmental psychology and ancient wisdom traditions, a rang of powerful practices will be explored together and includes a 13hr overnight guided solo amid private ancient woodlands.
The Immersion – Logistics:
Thursday 13th July: 9.30/9.45am Arrivals – refreshments upon arrival. Immersion commences at 10am
Friday 14th July: 3pm departures
By Car – RH17 6HQ
By Train – Come to Three Bridges station for no later than 9.30am, a cab will meet you there.
Springwood Farm – 60 acres of private ancient woodland with direct links to Gatwick International airport and Kings Cross St Pancreas International train station. See here.
Cost: £850 – To confirm your place email firstname.lastname@example.org – cost includes pre-reading material & practices, organic vegan food and refreshments throughout. You need to bring your own camping equipment for the overnight solo.
Pre-reading and preparation: Once you have paid, your place is confirmed, and you will be sent preparatory material and guidance. Other information will also be sent near the immersion with further information and guidance.
What can you hope to gain from the experience: This will be a well-held deep space for a practical embodied experience of regenerative leadership consciousness for you as an individual – whether a leader, coach, practitioner or change-agent. You will engage in powerful-yet-safe practices, and be part of a small learning-group of like-minded yet diverse leaders and practitioners, and will be facilitated by Giles Hutchins for the entire two-days. Here are some of the things you can hope to experience:
Practical guidance on next-stage consciousness-raising practices and modalities
An embodied experience of regenerative leadership
Tools, processes and techniques to aid the journey toward regenerative leadership
Information on next-stage adult developmental psychology to aid the shift into next-stage leadership
Peer-sharing and facilitated group dialogue sessions
Pre-reading material and guidance before the workshop
A signed copy of Leading by Nature book (or any other of Giles’s five books)
Organic vegan food and refreshments throughout the two days
Some quotes from previous immersions at Springwood with Giles:
‘The nature immersion workshop with Giles exceeded all expectations. This is real space to develop strategies fit for the 21st century.’ – Stephen Passmore, CEO, Resilience Alliance
‘What an inspiring time in the woods Giles, a great balance of talking, contemplation, meditation, being in nature – Thank you so very much!’ –Participant, CEO of non-profit organization
“In these challenging times, Giles offers those of us in the ‘business as usual’ world both hope and the opportunity for deep connection with nature, spirit and ourselves. I highly recommend joining Giles for one of his immersion journeys of reconnection for a beautiful perspective on how we might do business differently and better.” – Will Adeney, Management Consultant & Nature Connection Mentor
‘Your immersion into nature opened our minds, opened our souls, to deeply connect with our place and purpose in life. With love and deep appreciation for your inspiration.’ – Sue Cheshire, Founder of the Global Leaders Academy
‘Feel I’ve had a day with a real master. What beautiful profound lessons’. – Simon Milton, CEO of Pulse Brands
After 14 months of lockdown, I joined Giles and others on a day-long ‘Leadership Immersion’ at Giles’ magical and awe-inspiring 60 acre ancient woodland in West Sussex. Having read his book – Regenerative Leadership, I had high expectations. They were surpassed, magnificently.
Giles took us on a journey that saw complete strangers enter into a state of connection, high trust and intimacy – in a matter of hours. We emerged nourished, energised, connected, centred and better equipped to deal with the challenges of life in the early ‘20s. For those seeking answers around their personal and professional development – I can’t recommend Giles and his work highly enough. – Richard Tyre, CEO of Good People
‘Giles’s blends business expertise, deep connection with nature and our living environment and experience in transformation, helping us think differently and progressively about work and organisational intent. He is magical in his ability to generate ‘safe spaces’ for conversations that matter’ – Caroline Gosling, Director, Rubica
‘Powerful and provocative – the most useful leadership course I’ve ever attended!’ – Ian Ayling, Director, Wilco
More reviews on Giles’ immersions can be found here https://gileshutchins.com/reviews/
More About Springwood Farm: a mix of semi-ancient and ancient woodland with wildflower meadows, 60 acres in total, private and secluded specially designed for advanced leadership coaching work, see some pictures here: https://www.leadershipimmersions.com/gallery
Here is a short video about Leadership Immersions:
About Giles Hutchins:
Giles Hutchins is a pioneering practitioner, advanced regenerative leadership coach and senior adviser at the fore-front of the [r]evolution in organizational and leadership consciousness and developmental approaches that enhance personal, organizational and systemic agility and vitality. He is author and co-author of several leadership and organizational development papers, and the books The Nature of Business (2012), The Illusion of Separation (2014), Future Fit (2016), Regenerative Leadership (2019) and Leading by Nature (2022). Chair of The Future Fit Leadership Academy and Founder of Leadership Immersions, co-founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation and Regenerators, he runs a 60 acre leadership centre at Springwood Farm, an area of outstanding natural beauty near London, UK. Previously held corporate roles – Head of Transformation Practice for KPMG, Global Director and Head of Sustainability for Atos (150,000 employees, over 40 countries). He provides coaching at individual and organizational levels for those seeking to transform their personal and/or work lives. Giles is a keynote speaker on the future of business and regenerative leadership. He is also a Reiki Master, a certified advanced coach, and trained in advanced Integral Solonics leadership development, Harthill adult developmental action-logics, Leadership Development Framework, and other advanced modalities. You can contact Giles Hutchins at https://gileshutchins.com/
“Giles Hutchins has for over a decade led the way with his championship of learning through nature. His new book is a really important evolution of these ideas emerging into a philosophy of systems thinking/being – it’s bang on the money, a really important book that will inspire all those whose role it is to champion resilience and adaptability, ethical commercial development, wellbeing in the workplace and the nurturing of a moral compass.” – Sir Tim Smit, KBE, Founder of The Eden Project
“Leading by Nature is THE handbook for regenerative leadership. A must-read for every business leader who genuinely cares about the future of humanity.’ Jayn Sterland, CEO of Weleda UK
“A truly exceptional and timely book that redefines the locus of power in relationship to leadership; leadership that seeks harmony and alignment with nature. Giles reminds us to bring awareness/presence to everything that unfolds. This book is the teacher we all need.” Sue Cheshire, Founder and former CEO of The Global Leaders Academy