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TeamTime Table Talks / S2|E7

Partnering with Nature in Work with Teams

Released 15 June 2021

In this episode I speak with executive and team coach Lesley Roberts about her outdoor approach to coaching work - with individuals and teams. I ask her why working in nature is important and she makes the distinction between work that focusses on the activity (team bonding), and work that focusses on the team (team development).

So what difference does working outside make? 'Nature plays a role of perspective, safety and comfort for people to have conversations that matter... what's the stuff that really matters to this team, at this moment.’

Lesley also talked about nature bringing ‘an honesty and relation to how does our team show up in the organisation, and how we do we show up in relation to each other within the team, and brings a sense of whole person’. This works feels revealing, renewing and sustaining. The correlations of the natural cycle in team relationships and development and the cycle of nature feel relevant and nourishing. How could you partner with nature with your team?

To listen to our conversation click here . Series available on all major pod sites.

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