Nature as portal to leadership

About FNL

The FNL believes it is time for a new form of leadership: Natural Leadership. By Natural Leadership, we mean the kind of leadership required to make today’s world more sustainable, both socially and ecologically. The kind of leadership required to discover the human potential that lies concealed within our organisations and ourselves.

We are a fast growing community. Over 1400 members have already joined, and we hope to enrol at least 2,500 new leaders onto our unique Wilderness Leadership Transformation Programmes by 2020. The aim of those programmes and of several other initiatives is to accelerate the adoption of Natural Leadership skills by people and organisations.

Our mission

Our mission as a foundation is to support the development of Natural Leadership and to increase awareness of the connection between Nature and humanity. 

Our roots

The foundation’s roots lie in the 2002 International Dialogue Conference of the Encounter of Worldviews Foundation. There was a strong recognition that, as a species, we humans can learn a great deal from Nature and that we have a clear responsibility to work with Nature in a sustainable way.

Based on this understanding, the next step was to create a programme in which Nature could serve as a portal for leadership transformation. And so our foundation was born.

Our approach

We support people, businesses, institutions and public organisations by offering unique leadership transformation programmes and initiatives. In doing so, we work with communities to boost Natural Leadership skills. We strongly believe in Nature as a portal to leadership.

We invite people to bond with Nature in some of the world’s most remote wilderness places. This creates a sense of connectedness and offers a profound source of natural knowledge and intuition.

Our approach to leadership transformation is based on the U Process. This is a body of thought, a framework and a methodology that lays down the path to a person’s inner source of leadership and creativity. This process was developed by Joseph Jaworski, Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer (Theory U).

Developing Natural Leadership qualities is essential to helping people and organisations find new solutions and take inclusive actions. Those actions occur in four inextricably linked domains: the Personal, Private, Professional and Public domains.

Our leadership programmes

We currently offer two key programmes in Africa and Europe and other programmes with our partners.

Team members

Geert Graveland Facilitator
Geert Graveland Facilitator
Marie Louise van Mourik facilitator
Marie Louise van Mourik
Maarten van der Schaaf facilitator 3
Maarten van der Schaaf Facilitator
Nienke den Os Facilitator
Nienke den Os Facilitator/Marketing Committee
Miguel Angel Lopez
Miguel Angel Miguel Lopez Local Guide
Eelco Dubbeling facilitator casual
Eelco Dubbeling Facilitator
Edmond Ofner facilitator
Edmond Ofner Facilitator
Be van Lotringen facilitator
Bé van Lotringen Facilitator
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Mirjam van Gils Facilitator
Henriette Lurvink facilitator
Henriette Lurvink Facilitator
Gerdien Gesink
Gerdien Gesink Facilitator
Robert van der Hoeven facilitator
Robert van der Hoeven Facilitator
Maarten van Dijk facilitator
Maarten van Dijk Facilitator
Claude Faciliator
Claude Carron Local Guide
Herman Elferink facilitator
Herman Elferink Facilitator
Wiet de Bruijn bestuur 2
Wiet de Bruijn Facilitator/Chairman of the Board
mini Brenden Pienaar guide
Brenden Pienaar
Michiel van Ogtrop facilitator
Michiel van Ogtrop Facilitator
Wim Plaizier facilitator
Wim Plaizier Facilitator
Jasper folmer
Jasper Folmer Facilitator/Marketing Committee
Joost Leeflang facilitator
Joost Leeflang Facilitator/Board member
Noud Duyzings Facilitator
Noud Duyzings Facilitator
Karin Oeseburg 2 facilitator
Karin Oeseburg Facilitator
Fleur Groeneveld Facilitator
Fleur Groeneveld Facilitator
Robert Schuman Facilitator
Thoralf Rumswinkel gids 2
Thoralf Rumswinkel Local guide
Elfrieke van Galen Facilitator Advisory Board
Elfrieke van Galen Facilitator/Committee of Recommendation
IMG 0193
Jan Willem Loman Facilitator
Suzanne Bontje Facilitator
Suzanne Bontje Facilitator
Sandra Schotsman facilitator
Sandra Schotsman Facilitator
Abel Boor facilitator
Abel Boor Facilitator
Mark Jacobs facilitator
Mark Jacobs Faclitator
Niek van Halteren facilitator
Niek van Halteren Facilitator
Martin Stam facilitators
Martin Stam Facilitator
Doric Holmes gids
Doric Holmes Local guide
Kasper Pruijsen facilitator
Kasper Pruijsen Facilitator
Valeria gids
Valeria Roselli Local guide
Johan Bontje facilitator
Johan Bontje Facilitator/Committee of Recommendation
Richard Wibbelink Facilitator
Richard Wibbelink Facilitator
Erna ter Weele facilitator
Erna ter Weele Facilitator/Board member
Robbert Jansen Facilitator
Robbert Jansen Facilitator/Facilitator Committee
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Esther Koning Facilitator/Community Committee
Robert Spieker facilitator
Robert Spieker Facilitator
Sam Muller facilitator
Sam Muller Facilitator
Angela Lijmbach facilitator
Angela Lijmbach Facilitator
Boy van Droffelaar Facilitator
Boy van Droffelaar Facilitator/Community Committee
Arjan Bleeker facilitator
Arjan Bleeker Facilitator/Facilitator Committee
Bernet Elzinga facilitator 2
Bernet Elzinga Facilitator/Community Committee
Carol Gribnau facilitator2
Carol Gribnau Facilitator
Wayne te Brake gids
Wayne te Brake Local guide
Dorine Wekking facilitator
Dorine Wekking Facilitator
Charlotte den Akker Facilitator Organization
Charlotte van den Akker Facilitator
Irene Mommers Facilitator Organization
Irene Mommers Facilitator/Programme Committee
Cor van der Sluis facilitator
Cor van der Sluis Facilitator
Derk Egeler Facilitator
Derk Egeler Facilitator/Supervisory Board
Veronique Mestdagh facilitator
Véronique Mestdagh Facilitator
Marco Verhagen Facilitator
Marco Verhagen Facilitator
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Margon van Toor Facilitator
Bertrand Martenet gids
Bertrand Martenet Guide
Hans Londonck Facilitator
Marius Maljers 2 facilitator
Marius Maljers Facilitator
Ian Read Facilitator
Ian Read Local Guide
Daniel Mulock Houwer facilitator
Daniel Mulock Houwer Facilitator
Okke Gerritsen facilitator
Okke Gerritsen Facilitator
Bastiaan Muler facilitator
Bastiaan Mulder Facilitator
Ben Tomesen facilitator
Ben Tomesen Facilitator
Laura Ozinga facilitator
Laura Ozinga Facilitator\Facilitator Committee
Rodney WLS gezicht gids
Rodney Hlatswayo Local guide
Steven Faber facilitator
Steven Faber Facilitator
Theo Houterman Facilitator Organization
Theo Houterman Facilitator
Rokus vant Riet
Rokus van 't Riet Facilitator

All upcoming programmes

Italy, Europe 22 Apr - 26 Apr 2020 Laura Ozinga facilitator View programme
Norway 10 May - 16 May 2020 Kasper en Arjan facilitators 2 View programme
Italy, Europe 20 May - 24 May 2020 Jasper Folmer Facilitator View programme
Imfolozi, South Africa 22 May - 31 May 2020 Irene Mommers facilitator View programme
Alps, Europe 3 Jun - 7 Jun 2020 Esther Koning en Be van Lotringen facilitator View programme
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