The Spirit of Leadership – Starlight Camping April 2016

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This three-day journey into the desert in Central Australia will challenge your beliefs, enhance your resilience and creativity and help you lead a healthier professional and personal life.

As a leader, you are the conscience of an organisation. How you act, respond to situations, and treat other colleagues resonates throughout your entire workplace. You have the power to make or break a team and an environment.

Your values, ethics, honesty and integrity are the key to being not just an emotionally healthy leader, but also an inspirational one. The question is: How do you learn to lead from this place of authenticity?

For millennia, indigenous Australians have embodied this deep connection to self and to their land. Rather than leading from logic – setting goals, timeframes, KPIs, and using techniques to “change” things – they have an innate ability to lead from within using their intuition and accepting things just the way they are.

On this leadership experience, you will spend time away from the meetings and the boardroom to fully immerse yourself in Eastern Arrernte country and the beliefs and cultural practices of indigenous Australians. Each day, you’ll venture out from your homestead to visit sites, where you’ll learn to slow down, tune in and become more aware of your whole environment, before returning to a hearty outback meal and campfire at night.

What will the extreme heat teach you about dealing with chaos? How do the indigenous survive drought and how can this help you to manage money matters?

Executive coach Sue Gregory and traditional medicine man Frank Ansell will help you answer these questions and more, explaining how to apply this knowledge in a practical way to give you powerful insights into your own personal and professional challenges.

The Eastern Arrernte experience is a unique opportunity to re-evaluate your personal and professional life, discover a sense of community with others, expand your vision, and reshape your management and leadership practices in a way you never have before.

This experience will help you:

  • improve your personal and professional relationships
  • become more centred and grounded
  • reduce stress and cope with chaos
  • clarify your thoughts and thinking processes
  • trust your intuition and make better decisions
  • gain a deeper appreciation for yourself and for others
  • create a more harmonious workplace
  • nourish your creativity and boost innovation
  • increase workplace productivity and profitability.

Retreat Leaders


Frank Ansell

Frank Ansell is a traditional medicine man (ngungkari) from the Arrernte community in Central Australia. He is a respected healer and coach in the indigenous community and has gained a valuable reputation in the wider community and corporate world.

Frank combines ancient aboriginal teaching with modern techniques, offering a gentle intuitive style of wisdom and humour that provokes people to reflect on the way they do things, why they do things and where they want to go.

Frank holds a Certificate IV in Mental Health, Certificate III in Clinical Health Work and is a traditional landowner for the Undoolya region in the East MacDonnell Ranges near Alice Springs. He has also co-authored a book on mental health for indigenous people.

WATCH: Frank Ansell at TedxBrisbane  ‘Knowing you can do anything if you want’

Sue Gregory

Executive leadership coach and facilitator Sue Gregory is renowned as a corporate alchemist. Her blue-chip client list in Australia and overseas is a testimony to her skills – ANZ, Westpac, MMG Limited and the Australian Bureau of Statistics to name but a few.

Sue is celebrated for her ability to reawaken spirit in the workplace and create passion and zest that gets results. She transforms individuals and organisations in diverse industries, helping them to achieve peak performance, focus and harmony, with clearly demonstrable and long-lasting results.

Starlight Camping    22nd- 25th April 2016

DSC03255This trip is for those who enjoy camping and sleeping amongst nature. The Ross River resort offers a beautiful campsite away from the main resort and homestead and is for the exclusive use of our group. The Starlight Campsite is rustic, but well equipped with a bush shower & ‘thunderbox’ with amazing views, picnic tables under strings of lanterns, cooking area and small permanent tent structures with camp beds. You also are able to bring your own tent or use one of ours.

Please also read the terms and conditions of this trip before registering. Travel insurance is essential.


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