Nature-Connected Coaching

Looking to Nature - Part 2

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Looking to Nature Series, Nature-Connected Coaching, Professional Coaching, Wilderness Guiding

Looking to Nature as an Outdoor Professional

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As a professional coach or guide, what occurs during the dynamic process of looking to nature is extremely important. While we, too, are always looking to nature to help create awareness in our clients, opening this doorway for them is a powerful reminder of how they have everything they need to answer their own questions, and to reach their own goals. Additionally, looking to nature means understanding the natural processes that are involved with personal growth and change, so as a guide, you can collaborate with and rely upon them. Remember, you are nature! Everything about you is part of nature. Understanding what naturally happens internally for an individual as they look to nature can support the change process tremendously.

Looking to Nature - Part 1

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Looking to Nature Series, Transformational Guiding, Nature-Connected Coaching, Wilderness Guiding

What does it mean to look to nature?

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“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand 
And Eternity in an hour.” 
 William Blake
The topic of looking to nature is expansive. I’ve decided to turn this discussion into an ongoing series. These next few articles, I feel, just start to scratch the surface. I look forward to developing this idea over time.

Nature-Connected Coaching

Written by Michael Jospe Posted in Nature-Connected Coaching

In my previous posts, I’ve written about what professional coaching is, as well as explored the role of the professional coach. In this article, I will discuss what Nature-Connected Coaching is.
It is important to say that Nature, in the context of Nature-Connected Coaching (NCC), is not just “outside". Nature, rather, is everywhere - it is you, in you, and all around you. It is physical, neurological, energetic, emotional, spiritual, and mysterious. Even your thoughts, beliefs and behaviors are nature! Separation from nature is a myth - it is impossible.