The Nature Experience
We provide teams with enriching Nature Experiences to gain new perspectives, overcome challenges, build and strengthen relationships and create more harmonious working environments.
A team passionate about getting more people outside. We offer fully customisable workshops, half day, full day and overnight adventures to do just that. Our team is a unique collaboration of coaching, permaculture, outdoor education, youth development and adventure industry expertise that creates truly inspiring programs for sustainable and ethically minded businesses.
Having spent a lot of time working and playing in the outdoors we have seen how much people change and grow in natural environments. We have also worked in offices, and business settings and noticed how different these two worlds can be. We want to facilitate outdoor adventures to give teams new experiences and opportunities to develop. We believe that allowing teams to spend time together outside, away from their usual environments, and comfort zones can help create long lasting, strong relationships and healthier team dynamics.
To reduce our impact on the environments in which we take you, groups are limited to 20 people. We can work with much larger groups on our overnight programs where we can stay at retreat centres that are built to accommodate larger groups.
An example of what our programs look like:
Before the day we will meet with your team to discuss what would be the most beneficial walk away for you. From this we create a custom based learning/intention for the day i.e improving team dynamics, communication, or simple to have a day of mindfulness and fun. Your team will be given a destination near to your office where we will meet. Throughout the day we will initiate conversations, set you challenges and activities to build upon this learning and the outdoor experience further.
Half day activities we currently offer:
Hiking – (North Vancouver)
Paddle Boarding or Canoeing – (Vancouver, Maple Ridge or Indian Arm)
Our full day offerings allow us to go much deeper with the experience. We can travel further from your office to get a full nature immersion. The longer you and your team spend outside the more you will see each of you relax and adapt to the new surroundings. With our full day trips we also include a nutritious organic lunch.
Full day activities we currently offer:
Hiking – (North Vancouver or Squamish)
Paddle Boarding or Canoeing (Indian Arm or Howe Sound)
Sailing – (Howe Sound) Limited to groups of 5
The only thing better than a day in nature is an overnight in nature. From luxurious retreats to camping out under the stars, we work with a number of locations that provide various levels of comfort for an overnight experience with your team.
The impact of removing yourselves from all distractions for a longer period of time is powerful. Having discussions around campfires with colleagues and getting to know each other properly, will lead to much richer relationships. The overnight allows time for your team to fully relax and get to know one another on a whole new level.
Our overnights are usually a continuation of a full or half day. However, we also offer overnights that start when your working day finishes.
We supply a healthy organic dinner and breakfast and if required can have your team back at your desk for 9am ready to start your working day too.
Our team is a varied mix of people each bringing different skills, teachings and perspectives to your Nature Experience.
Josh has worked and played in the outdoors for many years. From leading multi-day wilderness trips with ‘at risk’ youth, to guiding CEO’s on team building expeditions to climb Kilimanjaro, he has seen first hand how people change in the outdoors. He is a passionate believer that nature can teach us a lot about ourselves. He is a certified permaculture designer and teacher and incorporates this philosophy into the programming. He runs the website www.thechangeiwanttosee.com
Jen is a Certified Coach and a lover of the outdoors. She has a background in communications, sales and marketing and has worked for a number of large and small corporations in these fields. Jen has experienced first hand the importance of a strong team dynamic, and how much it plays in the overall efficiency and flow of an organisation. She has played in the outdoors since she was a small child, living on a sail boat with her family and now doing the same as an adult. The power nature can have combined with the right intention, questions and activities can help facilitate incredible personal and team growth and something she hopes to be able to share with others.
We are able to accommodate most budgets. Please Get in touch to find out how we can help your team.