#19. The lessons Mother Nature can teach us about teamwork - Raising The Baa

#19. The lessons Mother Nature can teach us about teamwork

#19. The lessons Mother Nature can teach us about teamwork

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With Mother Nature as her business partner (and one of ours’ too of course) Rachel Woods MSc shares her thoughts on how to improve teamwork and connectedness in the outdoors.

Most recently Rachel was HR Business Partner UK and Ireland for Nutricia Advanced Medical Nutrition, the specialised healthcare division of Danone food group. Having completed her MSc Coaching and Behavioural Change and now EMCC Accredited as a Senior Practitioner, Rachel has this year launched her own coaching enterprise, Coach in Nature.

To quote Rachel: “Coaching in nature with me is like going for a walk with a friend to talk about yourself and your work…. Neither Nature or I judge you for venting and not paying attention to us…. It’s a liberating experience to have that time walking shoulder to shoulder letting the absence of walls release your thinking. There’s no ceiling (literally) and no constraints to where your mind can wander”.

In this episode our conversation naturally draws on our mutual passion for the outdoors, sharing our thoughts on the lessons Mother Nature – and sheep – can teach us.

Interspersed with Rachel’s insightful accounts of team experiences from her time at Nutricia, this slightly longer than usual episode packs quite a punch!

And why is there a natural link between today’s world of remote team working and a sketch featuring a well-known British newsreader on BBC TV comedy show Morecambe and Wise from 40+ years ago? Tune in and find out!

Enjoy – and thank ewe for listening 🙂

Free resources:
Rachel is developing her Coaching in Nature model – a set of areas to explore and questions to raise awareness and broaden the lenses through which a situation or topic can be viewed. If you’d like to beta-test this model, email rachel@coachinnature.co.uk

Rachel’s blog Nature is my Business Partner and her Thought Garden podcast episode How and why nature matters in coaching

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Connect with the speakers via LinkedIn:
Caroline Palmer – Top Dog and Co-Founder, Raising the Baa
Chris Farnsworth – Head Shepherd and Co-Founder, Raising the Baa
Rachel Woods – Director, Coach in Nature

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