team away day focused on well-being & personal development.
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Wildly Creative Away Days for teams, organisations and collectives.
Team Aways days in Nature.
With mental health and well-being at the core. Come and explore a day in the wild, for your team spirit, purpose and connection.
Focus on personal development and healthy work cultures to help your team collaborate, learn and grow!
WHERE THE MIND GROWS
A new view, better connected
Team away days with a difference.
Where the Mind Grows offer coaching and facilitation, in alongside and part of nature.
Team days that escape 'bored room' style training, stuck in a room and stifled. Here in the woods, we re-wild and value uniqueness! Helping your team come together, enhance communication and collaboration and nurture a healthier, happier culture. Where each team member has the opportunity to add vibrancy to your collective aims and mission.
J-K McQuinn (Founder) brings coaching, facilitation and wild creativity to your away days. A regenerative approach to personal development and well-being, rooted in ecopsychology and nature-inspired principles.
With practical resources and inspiration to take away with you.
Where the Mind Grows, work alongside teams, organisations and individuals who want to change for the better and value your impact on the health and well-being of people and planet, now and in the future.
GET TOGETHER, OUTDOORS
What is it you think your team really need?
That's often a question I ask leaders or leading staff, at our FREE WORKPLACE CONSULTS. To help you in planning your team away day.
Whilst you and your team will be a collaboration of unique experience, skills, and challenges. The answers are often very similar.
So the sessions I offer help you to achieve that, choose from four common key themes to help frame your day, and your outcomes.
Whilst change and evolution of a healthy culture takes time, you would be amazed how much can happen when a team comes together in Nature. I've seen the quietest of people engage and transform a vision. Witnessed how nature can help your neurodiverse or staff with mental health needs self-regulate and focus. Delighted in the playful, creative and innovative ideas engaged through inspirational settings and valued how the open space of an ancient woodland can help deepen and hold-space for difficult, honest and important conversations - that help nurture the psychological safety that helps to create dynamic and resilient workplace cultures.
Check out the four themes offered as part of your team away day focus. If you are not sure, which direction your team needs to go to take a day out that adds value and supports cohesion. Complete this totally free questionnaire and receive a personalised response with a recommendation to suit your team needs.
(The questionnaire will take a minimum of 10-20 minutes to complete (approx.) and I aim to respond within 5 working days)
TAKE THE QUESTIONNAIRE
Complete this short questionnaire, to help you reflect on the needs of your next team away day. You will receive a personalised response from me, JK, recommending the theme and focus for your day, from our range of services.
By completing the questionnaire, you will be added to our team well-being mailing list and receive follow up marketing and resources in relation to team well-being and personal development. You can unsubscribe at any time.
BOOK A FREE CONSULTATION
Leading or planning a team away day can feel confusing and complicated. With so many areas to explore, how do you make the 'right choice' for the collective? Sometimes a simple conversation can go a long way, in helping you figure out the next steps for your team.
I offer a free consult of up to 45 minutes, a confidential space to talk things through and sound stuff out. Together we will explore current challenges and aims for the team. Help you to understand if Where the Mind Grows is the right approach for your team (I'll be honest if not!) and explore the opportunities your team has to nurture and grow a rather fabulous workplace.
Leaving the conversation with clarity and a plan of action. Whether we work together or not!
"Safe, welcoming space which has forced me to make time to address wellbeing for myself and my organisation"
"Reduction in anxious feelings at work..I have improved my own wellbeing and this has created the headspace for me to think about how to apply my learning to my organisation and to take positive steps to improve the wellbeing of employees."
"Helping me to put myself/own needs first without guilt or shame. Feels empowering to have this new vision that is sustainable and feel this has helped me on my own wellbeing journey"
JK has a great style, she adapts her approach to the needs of the group and intuitively understands what different group members need throughout the sessions. She's a very calm and skilful facilitator and has a huge depth of knowledge".
The Practical Bits
Before any team day can go ahead, its important we have a conversation to ensure we can work collaborative and in alignment together to meet your aims.
I know these things can get a little complicated so I aim to keep things simple as possible.
Get in touch (direct/questionnaire or book in a consult)
Complete a scoping consult together, where we create a plan for your day.
WTMG secure the date and venue (Sorted and booked by WTMG)
Receive a tailored Service Level Agreement from me, including our agreed delivery and terms.
Attend the day as a team
Review and evaluate
Subject to our Service Level Agreement the following is included in your Team Away Day experience:
Initial Consultation and planning of the day
Content and Resource tailoring and creation
Risk assessment & insurance (WTMG)
1 x 'touch point' follow meeting - pre-planning.
Log Fire and Fuel (for colder days)
Welcome Onboarding questionnaire
Resource adaptations for accessibility and learning needs.
Skilled and experience facilitation on the day
Follow up review and evaluation email.
Additions (This can be costed into a quote)
Plant-Based Catering for Team Lunch
Follow up sessions for teams and/or individual staff, to support further development and wellbeing needs.
Whilst your team away day can be delivered from nature-connected venues across the UK. Below are our two favourite collaborator venues, where teams come and rewild for the day. Both based near Ripon, North Yorkshire.
lITTLE sEED fIELD
Based on a glamping site, looking over a beautiful Yorkshire valley and the location of the Where the Mind Grows private woodland.
This venue has parking, facilities, indoor spaces, two beautiful wildlife ponds and a vast array of inspiring views and wildlife. Set upon a working farm.
7 glamping cabins ( sleeping 1-4 people each) also mean your team can turn the away day into a retreat!
mAKE IT wILD
Bank woods is one of Make it Wilds AMAZING rewilding site.
Helen and Chris, stepped away from their previous careers and have been on a mission to help rewild Yorkshire and beyond.
This ancient woodland site now has a modern eco-barn with facilities indoor for small and larger teams.
The little shepherds hut is a great shelter for smaller teams or a break out space. We will spend most of our time enjoying the landscape of the ancient woods with a lovely crafted team circle.