23 – 29 March 2024
LEADERSHIP WILD RESET WINTER FINLAND
Min 4 max 6
Price in the booklet
Growing your Leadership by growing your Robustness & Resilience
How are the bearings of my compass? How well can I hold on to my course? How stable am I on a slippery track? How much adversity can I deal with? When my legs burn, my breath screams? I have said yes and have the ambition to make it! But how robust and resilient am I? Will/do/can I stand the heat of the climb, the vastness of the open land around me, the snow trying to cover me, the sun trying to blind me?
You’re invited to join us on an upper most wild but serene traverse in remote and rewarding territory. To go inside and outside. Our steps will lead us to the high north: above the polar circle into Arctic terrain. To the land of the aurora borealis. To the land of the semi-nomadic Sami population. Finnish Lapland in winter is our destination.
The track will be as real as it will be metaphorical. Because we will be talking whilst walking. Together we will reflect upon ourselves, on who each of us is, or -better said- who we have become. We will support each other in asking ourselves profound questions. Questions like: “Why do I (not) do what I (not want to) do? How have I become who I am today? Which are critical life-experiences? How do they impact me? Do I still like who I am? On what yes, on what not? What is authentic and what is conditioning? How does it all show in my leadership, in my work-life, my private-life? In the ambition I have? The inspiration I seek? Am I still confident with the path I take? Profound questions, all geared to reset my bearings and grow my inner comfort. Questions which are perfectly and especially suited for the rough and wild environment we’ll be cruising.
Participants are executives, entrepreneurs and people with aspirations. What’s included?
- Full week program – exploring outside the beaten track, inside and outdoor journey
- Two nights in a wilderness cabin, four nights out in the wild
- 3 guides – both for the outdoor as well as for the inside journey
- Group winter gear: tents, tarps, safety communication devices, group medical kit, water filters, ski equipment, sleds (pulks), snow shoes, emergency shelters, stoves, fuel, and cooking gear for winter conditions, snow shovels
- Food & drinks – breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee, tea for all week
- Transportation in Finland
- Extensive 24/7 backup support from the office
Excluded is traveling to/from Helsinki, personal outdoor gear and your travel insurance.
23 – 29 March 2024
Theme and levels
The theme of this journey is ‘Leadership Reset’. You are invited to reflect on your leadership and use nature as a metaphor and source of inspiration. We will be off the grid, away from known structures, away from home, from our bed, our shower, from our habits, away from the everyday entertainment. We leave telephones and watches behind – where we are is anyhow no reception (we’re connected to home by an emergency – satellite phone). Meanwhile we create a setting to let go of the issues of the day. We use the simplicity of the outdoors and the forces of nature as a driver for a reset. Every day will be filled with new insights from cruising the land, from challenging questions, from reflecting inside, from our continued discussions. Not your usual work week or ‘day-in-the-office’.
The most important entry requirement for this trip is a healthy body, an open attitude, and a bit of character. Because the days are intensive and physical. Not only do we move every day, we also run the outdoor camp together. Along the way things are simple but sometimes hard work. Although most of our stuff is packed in the sled, the terrain and weather can be demanding sometimes, forcing us to move slow. We could as much get snow as we can get sun. The cold and freezing nights demand us to prepare our gear well. A solid fitness level is therefore very helpful. Experience with skiing and/or (wild) camping is a plus, but not necessary. Familiarity with Arctic terrain is not necessary. We guide you through this raw and untouched Arctic landscape and provide you with the skills necessary to move self-sufficient and comfortably through the environment. Trust the process.
On participation we will do a twofold intake, whereby we will focus on your goal & intention and secondly the gear & preparations.
‘We’ are a group of 4-6 participants and 3 guides. Participants are executives, entrepreneurs and people with aspirations. All of us have dreams and bruises. The guides facilitate the journey across the mountains as much as the inner journey. What we all have in common is a longing for inspiration in our lives and deeper self-awareness. For living life to the fullest. We are all open for reflection, for sharing, for mutual support and for challenging our ego. We long to take that next step in self-leadership to be a force for positive change in our circles at work and at home. Read more about the guides in the booklet.
We arrive in Lapland on day 1 where we start the journey and our conversations.
After spending the last night inside for a couple of days, we head for the start of our ski trekking. Here we get our gear ready, go through the plan one more time and disappear into the winter dream called Finnish Lapland. Day 2 to 5 are days of intensive tracking and continued talking. Every day, every new track, brings us through through immense valleys, over breath-taking snowfields, and rewards us with inspiring views, to then arrive at a place to set up camp. We alternate skiing with snowshoe walking, and perhaps even building a snowhole.
We conclude our wilderness journey with a night in a cabin enjoying food and sauna before we head back to civilisation on day 7.