for all change makers, green pioneers, brave dreamers and activists.
join us at the wood to dream, explore, learn, pause, celebrate work and play... find reflection and nourishment and renewed inspiration for yourself or your team.

Our vision is to grow a community of change makers that support each other’s journeys, come together at different times of the year, celebrate the path and find nourishment as community and in solitude at the wood. We invite you to become a part of this vision…

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it
— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe



This powerful two part programme will take you on a journey of deep personal exploration as you develop and implement the change in the world that you feel inspired to make. You may be starting out on this journey, or you may have been committed for some time and seek to  revive your energy. Pioneers of Change will  support you in moving from ideas to effective implementation, developing your own internal resources as well as giving you knowledge, skills and connections to translate your vision into a strong and sustainable project.


We will collectively build a powerful support community through the course of this programme, enabling you to better sustain yourself in your work, and to support others in the same way. You will leave with a peer group who deeply understand the nature of your journey, and commit to supporting you on it. Through being in the wood and being in community with others who are on a similar path, you will find new inspiration and insights for your projects, recharge your batteries and find a healthier way to relate to yourself, your colleagues and your dreams and ideas that are part of the change.  

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Apart from many other things, this programme offers also a rare chance to pause and consciously reflect and celebrate with others on the joys and challenges of being a change maker. We will explore together how to get in touch with your inner truth and passion, access the collective wisdom of the group and explore nature-based resilience skills on individual and group level… to nourish ourselves and keep the fire burning without getting burned out. 


Keeping On and Going Forth, Healthily
17th-19th October 2018

What do we need to sustain ourselves on this journey?  If we are in it for the long haul, what will keep our energy high?  How do we respond when the team or the context change?   And looking beyond ourselves, what kind of team do we need to build, who else can we work with, what legal or financial structures do we need to put in place? And how do we deal with resistors, opposition, institutions or officialdom along the way? 

In the second residential, we return to the wood and continue our collective journey. Knowing that a lot projects and enterprises collapse within less than three year, we want to explore what keeps us going, what do we need to replenish our enthusiasm, commitment and creative energy or how do we create a legacy and assure that our projects survive our departure.
Furthermore this time together is a chance to understand more deeply the dynamics of building long lasting community and the role of celebration as a conscious recognition and appreciation of everything we have accomplished and learned (from each other) as a powerful way to prevent dropping motivation and burnout.

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Caroline Hukins

Caroline Hukins has 20 years’ experience in the social sector, as a fundraiser, event organiser and manager of charities large and small (including Macmillan Cancer Support, NSPCC, Action for ME, The Harbour (a small Bristol counselling charity), Royal Forestry Society and most recently Hazel Hill Wood).  She has led teams to deliver services, and to develop and implement fundraising strategies, raising several millions over the years for different causes, from trusts, lottery, events and individual donors.  She has also served as a trustee, governor and fundraiser for a wealth of other charities and community groups.

Caroline is a coach, facilitator and group leader, having trained with the Coach Training Institute, Firework Coaching, the Leadership Trust; and the Clore Social Leadership Programme.   She has also travelled extensively as a leader of groups on charity challenge events and adventure travel expeditions. Caroline’s approach blends clear strategic thinking with empathic listening.  She is adept at seeing every individual’s potential and magic, and drawing these qualities forth.


Daniel Koerner

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is an international coach and project and workshop-facilitator. He teaches and accompanies individuals and groups around the world to navigate through change processes self-efficiently and independently and to grow into their full potential. Daniel draws on nature, indigenous traditions and science as inspiration and a source of wisdom to support people in becoming more resilient and responsive to their individual context.

Daniel brings together degrees in Environmental Management and Holistic Science with result oriented design processes, mindfulness and leadership approaches and practices of social and environmental activism (including Art of Hosting, Dragon Dreaming Project Design, Theory U, Sociacracy and Open Space Facilitation). He worked with NGO´s in Austria and co-created an award-winning university course in sustainable Business Planning at the University of Life Sciences, Vienna. In the last 4 years he has been travelling through Europe, Africa and Brazil, facilitating workshops and supporting projects who work towards positive change.



The cost for the full 2 part programme is £550, or £520 if you sign up by the end April 2018.
The cost for each individual module is £300, or £250 if you sign up by end April 2018.

The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.
Booking Terms and Conditions


To find out more contact us: or speak to Daniel Koerner on m 07599 774716.