A One Day Immersion Retreat
10.00am to 4.30pm on Wednesday 29th March 2017 in Stancombe Valley
Near Stroud in the Cotswolds

“Problems cannot be solved from the consciousness which created them”
Albert Einstein

 Your Invitation

Set in the beautiful Cotswold Valley of Stancombe, Giles Hutchins and Elaine Patterson invite you to a one day immersion to explore and embody Future Fit Leadership – leadership inspired by nature, nature’s living systems and our shared humanity.

Stancombe Valley is 5 minutes from Stroud station (1hr 30mins direct train from Paddington).

Who is the Retreat for?

This Future Fit retreat is for leaders who know in their hearts that they need to transform their leadership narrative and their organisational cultures.

Based in groundbreaking research and their accompanying article “Learning How to Create Organizations of the Future” (downloadable here) Future Fit is for leaders who want to shift away from the dead end thinking of yesterday’s machine logic to the inspiration of nature’s living systems to lead the way that life intended. Future Fit is for leaders who want to build more human and life affirming futures: futures, which are rooted in creativity, emergence, reciprocity, potential, possibility and a shared humanity. Future Fit is for leaders who wish to remember much of what they innately know in their hearts but sometimes lose sight of during the day-to-day; and who intuit that leading is first and foremost a radical act of leading self. Future Fit is for leaders who want to discover what their next steps might be both for themselves and their organisations as we journey towards more purposeful life affirming futures.

 As the old Chinese Proverb says:

In times of great winds, some build bunkers and others build windmills.’

What will you choose?

 Your Retreat

Nature explorations, campfire conversations, private reflections, guided meditations and somatic exercises, peer-to-peer sharing, and group work, all held in the stunning Stancombe Valley, feeding your mind, opening your heart and soothing your soul, while helping you discover what becoming Future Fit means for you.

This is a special time and space for you to work with a small group of like-minded professionals who also intuit that more of the same is no longer enough and who are ready for transformative change. The safe and sacred space of Stancombe will provide you with the canvass, the inspiration, and the permission to open yourself up to deep learning, fresh thinking and new perspectives.

You will return refreshed, renewed and revitalised for the path ahead.

Your Investment

£225 which includes teas, coffees, hot chocolates, fruit and a heart-warming lunch around the campfire.

Joining instructions will be sent out nearer the time, along with some pre-reading.

A list of local B&B accommodation is available upon request for those who may wish to stay locally in the Cotswolds the night before or after.


If you are interested in attending the next retreat on 29th March 2017 (or future retreats) please contact Elaine on elaine@ep-ec.com or Giles on giles@ffla.co

About Giles and Elaine

Giles Hutchins is a thought leader, speaker and adviser on the future of business.  Recently, Global Sustainability Director for Atos, and previously a management consultant with KPMG, he has helped transform a wide range of organisations (corporate, third sector, public sector and start-up) and is author of the books The Nature of Business, The Illusion of Separation and Future Fit. He is Chairman of The Future Fit Leadership Academy www.ffla.co , Partner of The Bio-Leadership Project, and co-Founder of Biomimicry for Creative Innovation

Elaine Patterson is an Executive Coach, Supervisor, Strategist and Writer. Her original research into leaders’ experiences of reflection and reflective practices has been peer-reviewed and published in the journal Reflective Practice: International and Multidisciplinary Perspectiver forthcoming book. Elaine takes her inspiration from her love of the arts, history, meditation, writing, poetry, nature and Nordic walking. She lives in London and the Lake District. Explore more of her work ates and is now the focus of hwww.elainepattersonexecutivecoaching.com and www.coachingsupervisionacademy.com

“The greatest voyage of our lifetimes is not in seeking new landscapes but in seeing with fresh eyes”

Marcel Prous