Hiking and conversation

In a coaching course at Walk to Explore, we work with you as a human being. You will be challenged to take a stand on your values and attitudes, thereby reaching what you find important in your life. We believe that this is the way to develop the best leadership. We alternate between different methodological approaches combined with hiking.

Hvorfor vandre?

Pilgrimmene vandrede for flere hundrede år siden som en mental renselsesproces. Store tænkere som Nietzsche, Kierkegaard og Kant vandrede for at opnå fordybelse og inspiration.

We walk because the conversation flows easier and because research shows that we think better and more creatively when the body is simultaneously activated. Stanford University has made a big study confirming that you think up to 60% more creative thoughts when walking, rather than sitting still.

Stays in nature are also known to nedbringe stress and give focus. Several managers have taken two or three trips, and they say that each trip brings them back to their standpoint as a leader and person in an otherwise hectic everyday life.

Methodic approaches

The 'traditional' cognitive approach; having the same starting point as cognitive therapy; namely the individual's specific thoughts and thought patterns in relation to a given situation or challenge.

The systemic approach; based on the system: in social constructions and in the way we talk about the world and specific situations. The focus in the systemic approach is thus not as much on the individual as it is on the relationships in which the individual is involved.

The philosophically anchored approach; the protreptic approach, is dialogue-based and originated in ancient Greece - presently described by i.a. Professor of management philosophy at CBS, Ole Fogh Kirkeby.

The protreptic approach is that the individual, through dialogue, has to find the values, norms and ideals she/he wants to base his actions and decisions upon in order to optimize his or her professional and daily life. The word protrepois Latin and can be translated into 'to turn towards or incite to'.

The materializing approach; is based on the fact that we humans are materialized beings in a physically materialized world, in which also the social constructions we are part of have physical form. Our memories and realizations of ourselves, each other and the world are thus intuitively linked to materialized objects, which can therefore be used as memory tools. The approach is about turning towards the physical being in science, which goes by the name 'the material turn'.

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