Taking Classroom Theory to the Outdoors

Taking Classroom Theory to the Outdoors

Published: 9th December 2022

Taking Classroom Theory to the Outdoors | Escentia Empowering Leaders

Escentia – Taking Classroom Theory to the Outdoors

At Escentia, we believe in enhancing leadership theory and learnings gained in the classroom, with practical application outside in nature to maximise growth. This is why most of our workshops incorporate both classroom and outdoor learning elements, such as team building events, woodland hikes or memorable campfire moments.

This week it was fabulous to be back working with one of our Associates, and consummate professional, Rosie Tomkins from N-Stinctive. Paula, founder of Escentia, and Rosie have been dear friends for many years and have built a strong business partnership, based on common values and beliefs.

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On Wednesday, we swapped a warm boardroom morning session for an afternoon in a paddock, working with horses! Clients are always intrigued to hear how horses can enhance their practical learning and below Rosie Tomkins shares her own thoughts on why working with horses is so effective:

“Horses are experts in non-verbal communication and 93% of human communication is non-verbal. Learning how to develop respect trust and how to communicate with these magnificent natural leaders, simulates real life situations with people and provides valuable information on your leadership styles and how others perceive you.”

Why Horses? 8 Incredible Reasons:

  • They are non-judgemental
  • They show congruent leadership
  • They are amplified systems of non-verbal communication.
  • They show us the intense value between commitment & real intention
  • Take us out of the normal way of working
  • They live in the present.
  • They respond to the environment first & then the mind takes over
  • They act as a powerful mirror and provide us with an honest conversation

The Feedback from our group, as always, was fabulous. In fact, one member of the team quoted it as being the “best team event ever!”

Get in touch today if you and your team are looking for an opportunity to take leadership theory to the outdoors, and learn more about our leadership development programmes.

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