About us

Daan van Lith

Founder & facilitator

It happens outside – I experienced that magic of the outdoors myself and have since then made it my job to let people experience the same thing. Early in my career I was a manager and consultant but living a life which was not quite mine. Looking for ways to get fulfillment out of life again, I went into nature just as I used to when I was a child. That’s where I noticed once again: it happens outside. Outside you get answers, because you give your mind space to connect to whatever it was you were meant to do. I swapped my suit for a windbreaker, moved to the Belgian Ardennes and started to learn about native knowledge. I believe you too can get insights that are not so easy to find indoors.

Harry Misbeek

Coach & facilitator

I crossed my own limits before I changed course. After working in finance, I ran my own organizational consulting firm and worked as a coach. I am a real nature lover and have lived in the Luxembourg Ardennes for many years. The commute back and forth between the Netherlands and Luxembourg took a heavy toll: my body screamed at me that it could not go on like this. I took a big step and settled permanently in Luxembourg. Here I find metaphors in nature for leadership, cooperation and connection and I will try to let you experience the same.

Ik ben een echte natuurliefhebber en woon al jaren in het natuurrijke Luxemburg. Het heen en weer pendelen tussen Nederland en Luxemburg eiste een zware tol: mijn lichaam schreeuwde me toe dat het zo niet verder kon. Ik nam een grote beslissing, heb mijn bedrijf overgedragen en houdt me nu alleen nog bezig met coachen en begeleiden van programma’s over leiderschap- en persoonlijke ontwikkeling.
Ik werk in en met de natuur en vindt hierin metaforen voor leiderschap, samenwerking en verbinding. Ik zal proberen jou hetzelfde te laten ervaren.

Elroy Lemmens

facilitator

From an early age I have been in love with the outdoors. In my professional career working for the military, I have learned what it is to work in the combination of the body and the mind. In my work as a mental coach, I show people that we are capable of much more than we thought we were. I am a fan of making things small and applicable, helping people with tiny habits and mental constructs that enable us to put learnings from the forest in practice in the office.

Our approach

Personal depth

Being effective in daily work means knowing yourself to the fullest. We offer you a serious Mirror in a safe way that helps you increase self-knowledge and self-confidence.

Nature as a guide

Nature and knowledge of indigenous peoples are our inspiration. No tree hugging, but making fire together and sharing stories.

Our locations are a promise to nature.

Linked to your objectives

We use the 12 levers of learning transfer to optimally match the objectives of your organisation. What you learn in the forest can be applied to the office.

With expertise

Our guides grew up in the business world and are trained in guiding people in nature.

Our inspiration

Centuries-old natural traditions

Nowadays, knowledge of what nature can offer humans (and vice versa) is well hidden. You sometimes still find it among indigenous peoples and shamans.

That knowledge has incredible value, because we learn from it that we are undeniably part of nature. If the land around us is doing well, then we are doing well (and vice versa).

We are on a non-stop expedition to collect this knowledge and use it in a way that will benefit you in the modern age.

Stoicism

The highest goal of the Stoics is to bring a pleasant version of yourself into the world – in harmony with nature. That makes us happy!

What we take away from this philosophy and want you to experience is that we have limited influence on our lives. However, that doesn’t mean you should just wait and see; you can do many things to be a better person – such as living in harmony with nature, seeking knowledge, knowing what you can influence and being a good person to those around you.

Systemic work

We see systems in two ways: you are part of a system of origin and you are part of an organisational/social system (your current situation at work and at home).

If you better understand how those systems work for you, it will be easier to move through everyday life with impact and satisfaction.

We help you experience this during our programs, but we also provide you with tools to apply the knowledge you have acquired in practice. This is not easy, but it is very necessary: ​​what you learn in the forest you take with you to the office, guaranteed.