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Down to Earth – Wellbeing through the seasons

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Thriving through the seasons: a nature inspired wellbeing approach to enhance leadership and culture

Are you looking for a coaching course which enhances your individual and team well-being?

Leading and working in the sector can be challenging and rewarding all at once, balancing time, energy, and the ever-changing nature of your organisation or team. You put time and attention into enhancing your teams wellbeing, yet experience frustration because you feel unable to practice what you preach when it comes to balancing your own work and life.

Set against the Autumnal backdrop of Bank Woods ancient woodland, get closer to nature to explore seasonal shifts in work, life and nature.

The Down to Earth project, facilitated by JK McQuinn of Where the Mind Grows (and collaborators) invite you to make space and time in nature, to learn, grow and reflect.

You will return to work with strategies to create more space and time for yourself and the collective wellbeing of your team, so that they and your organisation can thrive.

This nature-inspired leadership development workshop focuses on managing time, energy and ‘mind clutter’ in the busy day-to-day. Helping you to enhance your well-being and avoid burn-out in the challenge and change of your roles.

In the session you will:

  • Be equipped with new resources to understand your leadership style
  • Reduce your stress and feel better connected and confident – inspired by nature
  • Learn a range strategies to help you and your team adapt and respond to challenge and change
  • Get creative time for reflection
  • Boost energy and motivation.

Who should attend?

Leaders of organisations and organisational teams within the VCSE sector. The workshop will equip you with strategies to create more space and time for yourself so that you can better lead and support others.

Please note this workshop is aimed at voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) organisations and groups based in North Yorkshire or delivering services within North Yorkshire.

What's included

JK of Where the Mind Grows will facilitate a three hour session (with breaks) amongst an autumnal nature backdrop of Bank Woods ancient woodland. As we explore a ‘living-systems’ approach to well-being and consider how the seasons within nature, your business and project cycles and individuals too; inform and impact the overall wellbeing trends of your team/organisation.

You’ll map out a reflective understanding of the ‘seasonal’ shifts and consider a range of strategies you can adopt, personally and within your work culture. A warm vegan-friendly soup will be served before the session ends, to celebrate the autumnal surrounds.

Find out more


Prior to running her coaching company, founder of Where the Mind Grows, JK (Jennie-Kate), had over a decade of experience working in third sector, private and public health settings and leading mental health and employability services across North and West Yorkshire. Seeing the challenges and complexity of workplace wellbeing, in a sector that provides amazing and essential support to communities, JK has focused her time and energy on helping people and teams find sustainable and meaningful solutions to mental health and wellbeing.


Bank Woods, Make it Wild, Summerbridge

Bank Woods is located just south of Summerbridge, on the B6165. It is not generally open to the public. For pre-booked activities, there is limited parking, and we encourage the use of public transport or car sharing if possible. A public footpath passes near the southern edge of the site.

Summerbridge is on the bus route between Harrogate and Pateley Bridge. The grid reference is SE 20455 61680

Contact details

Booking queries contact
Email:  info@wherethemindgrows.co.uk

Programme queries
Email:  info@wherethemindgrows.co.uk

Booking details

Book your place here.

Booking deadline date: Wednesday 18 October 2023