A Nature-based Series for Changemakers: Get outside, get inspired, get going!
“We are not born to struggle through life. We are meant to work in ways that suit us, drawing on our natural talents and abilities as a way to express ourselves and contribute to others.” Marsha Sinetar
If you are:
- A nonprofit professional
- A public servant
- A social entrepreneur
- A grassroots volunteer
And you also:
- Appreciate the outdoors and are inspired by being outside
- Are still searching for your “right livelihood” and how you can personally affect change
- Are ready to live the life you’ve dreamed of, but may be feeling a bit “stuck”
It sounds like you feel called to serve the common good and yet don’t want to struggle through it. Join Amy Camp of Cycle Forward for this three part series intended to help you discover your “right livelihood” (you may also think of it as purpose). We’ll combine 75-minute group sessions by phone with time spent outside on our own reflecting on your path. Topics to be covered include:
- Authentic self
- Strengths and values
- Taking risks
- Limiting beliefs
- Getting unstuck
- Saying “yes” and “no”
- Being present
- Taking action
How it works
There will be three Monday evening sessions, Oct. 5, Oct. 19, and Nov. 9. The group sessions are held on Mondays expressly so that you can go outside on your own over the weekend in preparation. (You’ll be asked to take an intentional walk or bike ride, or simply spend some time sitting outside.) You’ll be prompted with some “homework” and a few inquiries ahead of each of your outings.
As with all outdoor recreation, you are encouraged to choose your outing according to your own ability and comfort level, to share your itinerary with a loved one, and to exercise caution if alone in a remote area. Carry first aid supplies, dress appropriately, and monitor the weather before and during your outing. There is no need to go “into the wilderness” for these contemplative excursions. An hour or two alone (or in companionable silence) in any natural setting will do.
This class is open to individuals who seek to get the most of out their lives and careers and enjoy spending time outside.
Dates and Topics
Oct. 5, 7:30 p.m. Eastern: Right livelihood – What is it? Matching strengths and values to your passions.
Oct. 19, 7:30 p.m. Eastern: Vulnerability and risk taking, limiting beliefs, and getting unstuck
Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. Eastern: Taking action – resourcefulness, saying “yes” and “no,” and authenticity
Cost: $95.94 (includes three classes, course materials, and processing fees)
Registration: Please register through EventBrite by Sept. 28.
- All conversations will be kept confidential.
- The group size will be small (10 or less) and the nature of the group supportive.
- Everyone will be encouraged to participate in the discussions.
- There will be some work between sessions (assume 2-3 hours, including your time spent outside)
- Participants will incur standard phone charges and are asked to dial-in from a quiet, distraction-free location.
Want to know more about the series?
Call me at (412) 918-6563 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Cycle Forward Coaching
Cycle Forward is a coaching and consulting practice owned and operated by Amy Camp (that’s me). My professional coaching is nature-based, incorporating trails and time spent outside. (I can work with clients anywhere as long as they can make some time to enjoy the great outdoors between sessions – or during!) The premise is that time outside in nature opens us, calms us, and inspires creativity. And being in “forward motion” is good for us, too! Physical movement through a space (a trail, the forest, a botanical garden) is fitting and representative of clients being ready to take action and move forward. I earned my Professional Coach certification through Duquesne University and am working toward my Associate Certified Coach credential through the International Coach Federation. I’m First Aid / CPR certified and love to spend time outside hiking, biking, kayaking, and sitting around watching stars and fireflies.