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Whale trail

  1. 1. Walking with the Whales A Five Day Leadership Development Experience on the Whale Trail in the De Hoop Nature Reserve, Western Cape. © Light Consulting 2010
  2. 2. Walking with the Whales: Leadership Development Everyday over 100 books are published on Leadership in the world. We are inundated by leadership development theory, jargon & “tricks”. What sets true leaders apart is gravitas – and this presence comes from leaders who are connected to themselves first, and then build the skills they need. <ul><li>Reconnect with yourself as leader by exploring: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Blind spot recognition </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Wholeness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The Nguni philosophy of “isiNtunsi” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work/Life Integration </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Refine your leadership skills set by being exposed to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Current best practice thinking on Adaptable Leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>for High Stress Teams. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Case studies of growing leaders </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Reflect on your life and roles by intentionally: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Breathing in fresh air </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Breathing out new perspective </li></ul></ul>‘ Walking with the Whales’ offers a range of leadership development experiences tailor-made for only 10 participants that will enable you to: © Light Consulting 2010
  3. 3. Walking with the Whales: The Adventure Walk the Whale Trail with experienced facilitators and learn from the Whales, the tides, the rocks, the wind and yourself. <ul><li>5 Days facilitated “slack-packing” in one of the most pristine areas of the Western Cape with: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gifted and experienced facilitation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The safety and assurance of a qualified </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mountain Guide </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Five-star wilderness catering </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Overnight portage by local school learners to </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>raise funds for their schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Open-plan cottage accommodation each night </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great company & great conversations with a </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>diverse range of South African business </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>leader peers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Great South African wine! </li></ul></ul>© Light Consulting 2010
  4. 4. Hike Outline by Day <ul><li>Day 1 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Meet & Greet Pickup at CT airport & transfer through De Hoop reserve to first nights accommodation at Potberg cottage. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day 2 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hike Potberg to Cupidoskraal: 15.7km Moderate to strenuous, approx. 8 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Todays trail takes us to the top of Potberg (611m) for stunning 360 degree views, through mountain fynbos and down to the dam at Cupidoskraal to end the day. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day 3: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hike Cupidoskraal to Noetsie: 15km Moderate, approx. 8 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Today we hike along the crest of Potberg with views of the Indian ocean and Breede river, and then through varying fynbos, past the limestone hills and down to the coast and our cottage at Noetsie beach. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day 4: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hike Noetsie to Hamerkop: 7,8km Easy, approx. 6 hours (4 hours of actual walking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A slightly more leisurely walk exploring the coastline, and spending some time at Stilgat cave, snorkeling in its clear tidal pools and enjoying abundant marine life. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day 5: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hike Hamerkop to Vaalkrans: 10,5km Moderate, approx. 6 hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing to explore the coast with its wonderful pools, fauna and unique flora such as the brightly coloured vygies, and finishing at Vaalkraans Cottage with its spectacular view from its perch on the clifftops for our last night together. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Day 6: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hike Vaalkrans to Koppie Alleen: 7km Easy, approx. 6 hours (2 hrs of actual walking) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transfer back to CT airport </li></ul></ul>© Light Consulting 2010
  5. 5. Praise for “Walking with the Whales” <ul><li>The “Walking with the Whales” programme has been run successfully five times previously, and participants have come away feeling enriched by the wondrous environment of De Hoop; inspired by the guidance & reflections; and enlightened by re-connecting with themselves. </li></ul><ul><li>“ Walking with the Whales provided a still point to reconnect and refocus on the important things and from which to launch again with new energy, enthusiasm and purpose.” </li></ul><ul><li>John Winfield </li></ul><ul><li>(Knysna businessman and chairman of Garden Route Harley Davidson Club) </li></ul>“ I trust Kevin’s processes. They pull participants into the depths of the real issues in a respectful, caring way.” - Nozipho January-Bardill (former SA. Ambassador and Group Executive for Corporate Affairs MTN) © Light Consulting 2010
  6. 6. “ Walking with the Whales” Facilitators Kevin Light has over 20 years experience working with individuals, teams and organisations in areas including public health, business leadership, multi-national corporates, inner city communities, informal settlements and nature conservation, both in South Africa and internationally, <ul><li>Greg Andrews is a qualified Mountain Guide, an avid rock climber and an experienced facilitator & life guide with 15 years experience helping people deal with the realities of their lives.  He brings a deep appreciation of human resilience and creativity, and a passion for finding positive ways forward. </li></ul>Kevin and Greg share an appreciation for nature and a commitment to people development. It is their repeated experience that nature is the best place to develop the courage for skillful living. They are both experienced ultra-distance mountain runners, fine chefs and COMENSA registered leadership coaches. © Light Consulting 2010
  7. 7. Walking with the Whales: The Costs & Timings Provisional dates: Option 1: Wednesday 26th to Monday 31st January 2011 Option 2: Friday 25th February to Tuesday 1st March 2011   Costs: Course Fee: R 15,000.00 per person Included: - Transfers to and from Cape Town International Airport -6 days Leadership Development Facilitation and Professional Trail Guiding -2 Facilitators for 10 participants -Whale Trail fees and conservation costs -Overnight portage of personal effects -Social Responsibility support of local school -5 star trail catering, drinks & accommodation for 5 nights and 6 days; Excluded: Flights to Cape Town International © Light Consulting 2010
  8. 8. Using the natural environment to develop authentic leaders We who have lost our sense and our senses – our touch, our smell, our vision of who we are; we who frantically force and press all things, without rest for body or spirit, hurting our earth and injuring ourselves: we call a halt. We want to rest. We need to rest and allow the earth to rest. We need to reflect and to rediscover the mystery that lives in us, that is the ground of every unique expression of life, the source of the fascination that calls all things to communion. We declare a Sabbath, a space of quiet: for simply being and letting be; for recovering the great, forgotten truths; for learning how to live again. - U.N. Environmental Sabbath Programme (from “Earth Prayers from Around the World” p92, Edited by Elizabeth Roberts and Elias Amidon. HarperSanFrancisco, © 1991) 083 391 5529  021 683 8700  whales@lightconsulting.co.za © Light Consulting 2010

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