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 1600 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.

Team members

Marie Louise van Mourik facilitator
Marie Louise van Mourik Facilitator
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Jan van Twillert Facilitator
Derk Egeler Facilitator
Derk Egeler Facilitator/Supervisory Board
Dorine Wekking facilitator
Dorine Wekking Facilitator
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Jan Willem Loman Facilitator
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Mirjam van Gils Facilitator
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Dick Veerman Facilitator
Edmond Ofner facilitator
Edmond Ofner Facilitator
Steven Faber facilitator
Steven Faber Facilitator
Gerdien Gesink
Gerdien Gesink Facilitator
Bastiaan Muler facilitator
Bastiaan Mulder Facilitator
Boy van Droffelaar Facilitator
Boy van Droffelaar Facilitator/Community Committee
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Jasper Folmer Facilitator
Sandra Schotsman facilitator
Sandra Schotsman Facilitator
Felix von Schoenebeck gids
Felix von Schoenebeck Guide
Wiet de Bruijn bestuur 2
Wiet de Bruijn Facilitator/Chairman of the Board
Johan Bontje facilitator
Johan Bontje Facilitator/Committee of Recommendation
Maaike Derksen facilitator
Maaike Derksen Facilitator
Michiel van Ogtrop facilitator
Michiel van Ogtrop Facilitator
Okke Gerritsen facilitator
Okke Gerritsen Facilitator
Herman Elferink facilitator
Herman Elferink Facilitator
Daniel Mulock Houwer facilitator
Daniel Mulock Houwer Facilitator
Laura Ozinga facilitator
Laura Ozinga Facilitator\Facilitator Committee
Ben Tomesen facilitator
Ben Tomesen Facilitator
Miguel Angel Lopez
Miguel Angel Miguel Lopez Local Guide
Stefan Peij facilitator
Stefan Peij Facilitator
Reece McAfee gids
Reece McAfee Local guide
Rokus van t Riet facilitator 2
Rokus van 't Riet Facilitator
Charlotte den Akker Facilitator Organization
Charlotte van den Akker Facilitator
Lisette Vorselman facilitator
Lisette Vorselman Facilitator
Cor van der Sluis facilitator
Cor van der Sluis Facilitator
Angela Lijmbach facilitator2
Angela Lijmbach Facilitator
gids Schotland
Tom Tindale Local guide
Elfrieke van Galen Facilitator Advisory Board
Elfrieke van Galen Facilitator/Committee of Recommendation
Thoralf Rumswinkel gids 2
Thoralf Rumswinkel Local guide
Corne Mulders facilitator
Corné Mulders Facilitator
Bertrand Martenet gids
Bertrand Martenet Guide
Karin Oeseburg 2 facilitator
Karin Oeseburg Facilitator
Irene Mommers Facilitator Organization
Irene Mommers Facilitator
Geert Graveland facilitator 3
Geert Graveland Facilitator
Jasper Muller facilitator
Jasper Muller Facilitator
Be van Lotringen facilitator
Bé van Lotringen Facilitator
Fleur Groeneveld Facilitator
Fleur Groeneveld Facilitator
Bernet Elzinga facilitator 2.jpg
Bernet Elzinga Facilitator/Community Committee
Joost Leeflang facilitator
Joost Leeflang Facilitator/Board member
Doric Holmes gids
Doric Holmes Local guide
Nienke den Os facilitator 2
Nienke den Os Facilitator
Evelyn Rood facilitator
Evelyne Rood Facilitator
Hans Londonck facilitator
Hans Londonck Facilitator
Marius Maljers 2 facilitator
Marius Maljers Facilitator
Klaas Jan Smit facilitator
Klaas Jan Smit Facilitator
Robert Spieker facilitator
Robert Spieker Facilitator
Henriette Lurvink facilitator
Henriette Lurvink Facilitator
Erna ter Weele facilitator
Erna ter Weele Facilitator/Board member
Wayne te Brake gids
Wayne te Brake Local guide
Suzanne Bontje Facilitator
Suzanne Bontje Facilitator
Richard Wibbelink Facilitator
Richard Wibbelink Facilitator
mini Brenden Pienaar guide
Brenden Pienaar Local guide
Maarten van Dijk facilitator
Maarten van Dijk Facilitator
Kasper Pruijsen facilitator
Kasper Pruijsen Facilitator
Ian Read Facilitator
Ian Read Local Guide
Margon van Toor facilitator.jpeg
Margon van Toor Facilitator
Robert Schuman Facilitator
Maarten van der Schaaf facilitator 3
Maarten van der Schaaf Facilitator
Mukesh Joshi gids
Mukesh Joshi Local guide
Claude Faciliator
Claude Carron Local Guide
Rodney WLS gezicht gids
Rodney Hlatswayo Local guide
Marieke Snoep Facilitator
Abel Boor facilitator
Abel Boor Facilitator
Robert van der Hoeven facilitator
Robert van der Hoeven Facilitator
Esther Koning facilitator.jpg
Esther Koning Facilitator/Community Committee
Marco Verhagen Facilitator
Marco Verhagen Facilitator
Carol Gribnau facilitator2
Carol Gribnau Facilitator
Noud Duyzings Facilitator
Noud Duyzings Facilitator
Theo Houterman Facilitator Organization
Theo Houterman Facilitator
Eelco Dubbeling facilitator casual
Eelco Dubbeling Facilitator
Sam Muller facilitator
Sam Muller Facilitator
Martin Stam facilitators
Martin Stam Facilitator
Arjan Bleeker facilitator
Arjan Bleeker Facilitator/Facilitator Committee/Board member
Merel van Deursen facilitator 1
Merel van Deursen Facilitator/Facilitator Committee
Robbert Jansen Facilitator 2
Robbert Jansen Facilitator/Facilitator Committee
Valeria gids
Valeria Roselli Local guide
Niek van Halteren facilitator
Niek van Halteren Facilitator
Mark Jacobs facilitator
Mark Jacobs Faclitator
Wim Plaizier facilitator 2
Wim Plaizier Facilitator

All upcoming programmes

Nederland 9 Apr - 9 Apr 2021 Mirjam en Laura facilitators View programme
Overveen, Nederland 16 Apr - 28 Jun 2021 Bernet Elzinga facilitator 2.jpg View programme
Italy, Europe 19 May - 23 May 2021 Esther Koning en Be van Lotringen facilitator View programme
Spain, Europe 19 May - 23 May 2021 Dick en Geert facilitators 1 View programme
Nederland 29 May - 29 May 2021 Mirjam en Laura facilitators View programme
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