Forthcoming Events

HORSE SOUL DESERT RETREAT

17 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2019

“RE-AWAKEN YOUR SPIRIT OF ADVENTURE”


HORSE SOUL DESERT RETREAT

OPENING TO THE EMERGING FUTURE

Wadi Rum - valley of the moon.

Join us in the serenity of the Jordanian desert for this unique
retreat experience, designed to re-awaken your
Spirit of Adventure.

Over the course of the four days, we will invite you to quieten down the busy mind and engage with the expansiveness of the desert. You can expect a rich, deep and diverse experience that takes care of the mind, body, heart and soul – this includes systemic horse coaching, gathering in circles to reflect and share, shamanic rituals, yoga and meditative walks in the desert. This unique integration of practices are in service of enabling you to truly listen to, and inquire into what is calling you forward – what is your next adventure?

“Be fearless in pursuit of what sets your soul on fire”
- Jennifer Lee

We will invite you to gently inquire into the following areas:

  • From your history & journey thus far...
    • What gifts and core capabilities have you gathered?
    • What have been the rich learnings and insights so far?
    • What old patterns/parts of yourself, might you want to release?

Remaz - young mare: one of four equine hosts.

  • When you create the space: what is trying to emerge through you?
    • What is your intuitive wisdom trying to communicate to you?
    • What themes & insights are being channeled through your dreams?
    • What is your most potent purpose & highest potential?
    • How can you harness your innate power & wisdom?
    • What new patterns might you want to give birth to, as you journey forward?
  • How can you maintain this new state of flow & clarity?
    • What wisdom will you carry with you?
    • What do you need?
    • Who & What are your sources of support?
“And Spirit grasped a handful of southerly wind, blew breath over it and created the horse... Given the power of flight without wings.”
- Bedouin prayer

DAY TO DAY PROGRAM

SEPTEMBER 17 - 20, 2019

Wadi Rum desert Jordan - Valley of the Moon.

Day 1: 17 Sept - Connect

Expected arrival time at 1 pm for lunch buffet at Sun City Camp. After lunch we move to our private Bedouin camp where we will have time to ground, settle, open and expand our awareness for the next 4 days. This first afternoon we will hold an opening ceremony, explore the area on a meditative walk, set our intentions and share in circle around the fire.

Dinner buffet and overnight in your tented room or under the stars.

Day 2, 18 Sept - Honour

We start the day with some yoga to tune in to our current state of being. After breakfast we have a short transfer to meet the horses for intuitive and systemic reflections regarding our history & family: Which beliefs, patterns and relationships are supporting us and which do we need to alter or release in order to fully step into our authentic and empowered truths.

Day 3, 19 Sept - Awaken

We start our day with a flowing & playful yoga session attuning us for the day in which we focus on our emergent Self: what wishes to manifest through us? The constellations of this morning invite us to sensing into our own wisdom and power. A short transfer will take us back to the camp for lunch.

Horse Wisdom Session with the four horses of Sandra’s herd: Gamar, Nour, Remaz and Zahir. Picture courtesy of Alper Ertubey

After lunch we will ride a camel - moving into silence through the desert space on these majestic animals.

In the afternoon we have time to wander, reflect, meditate and creatively express our gained insights. Story telling around the fire, dinner & overnight at the camp.

Day 4, 20 Sept - Adventure

At sunrise we activate our energy with some creative yoga: feel how your energie wants to blossom into movement. After breakfast we gather for a meditative walk: what is it what we take from this desert experience? What do we need to keep our adventure spirit soaring high and free? We gather for ceremony to thank the land, the stars, spirit, the horses and each other for holding space for us.

We will have lunch at Sun City Camp. After which we say our goodbyes.

Continuation

For those who like we can arrange optional visits to Aqaba, Petra, Dead Sea, Mt Nebo and/or Jerash.

You can send your requests for transfers, optional visits and activities to sandra@In2Jordan.com and she will advise and have a travel consultant arrange the rest of your trip.


OPTIONAL EXTRAS

AQABA - PETRA - DEAD SEA - MT NEBO - AMMAN - JERASH


ACCOMMODATION WADI RUM

A SMALL PRIVATED BEDOUIN CAMP NESTLED AGAINST THE MOUNTAIN


YOUR HOSTS

HORSE WISDOM & SYSTEMIC EXPERTISE (& MUCH MORE) FROM THE UK, US & JORDAN

Tess Cope - UK
Transformation Agency

Jackie Stevenson - US
Spirit of Leadership

Sandra Jelly - NL
Pink Spirit Jordan


ABOUT YOUR HOSTS

TESS COPE, JACKIE STEVENSON AND SANDRA JELLY

Tess Cope

Tess (O’Kane) Cope is the founder of The Transformation Agency – an organisation that has been generated from a real passion of enabling clients to harness their Highest Potential. She believes that by working in the context of the wider systemic forces, facilitating REAL conversations, and enabling the highest potential, a more sustainable platform for higher performance is established.

Tess’ has a broad business background that spans various sectors and includes Global & Board level responsibility. She has ‘walked the talk’ with commercial roles before finding her passion in the people agenda with leadership roles in HR with specific responsibility for Leadership Development. The core offering of The Transformation Agency spans the area of Culture & Values, Leadership Development (via Executive Coaching & leadership Retreats) and Leadership Team Facilitation.

Tess has worked with clients across the UK, Europe, Middle East and the US and brings a leading-edge systemic approach to unlock the highest potential. This systemic approach, experience & expertise is being called upon to train consulting & coaching practitioners across the UK and beyond in 2019.

“Tess guided me through time of significant change and transition both professionally and personally. With her systemic approach , she helped me to maximise my strengths and let go of traits that no longer served me or the business. She guided and supported me through some of the toughest choices of my career to date, which have proven to be incredibly rewarding and invigorating. Tess is the most effective coach I have ever worked with and I look forward to working with her again in the future”.

Mandy Cluskey, Associate MD, Retail Week

Jackie Stevenson

Jackie Stevenson is the founder and CEO of Spirit of Leadership LLC providing coaching, leadership and team building training and seminars for corporations and not- for-profit.

Jackie teaches at Case Western Reserve University Weatherhead School of Management Executive Development Program, the School of Applied Social Sciences and the ICF Gestalt Institute of Cleveland Coaching Program. She is on the Weatherhead School of Management coaching staff and is a Board Certified Coach (BCC) She is founder of Wolf Creek Women’s Wilderness program and the Spirit of Leadership Experiential Learning with Horses certificate program.

Jackie’s work is unique to each client. The coaching process is grounded in well accepted practices and focuses on a strength based systemic approach of “what’s working” and “what needs to change” perspective. Incorporated in her coaching is the development of embodied leadership presence focusing on body language and the alignment of mission, goals and action. Jackie specializes in unique coaching sessions and leadership and team building retreats through experiential learning with horses and nature.

“Jackie’s deep relationship with her horses and her authentic presence helps people arrive at greater self-understanding and purposefulness in life. Its gift is the transformation of our ordinary life into an experience of peace, joy and connectedness with our fellow human beings and the larger natural world.”

Alice & David Kolb Phd’s, Experience Based Learning Systems

Sandra Jelly

Sandra is an artist, designer, social entrepreneur, yogi and equine assisted coach who founded Pink Spirit Jordan and hosts retreats in the desert of Jordan. Her talent is to inspire others with her joy, energy and courage for life. To listen to the heart whisper and putting all talents at work to align Body, Mind, Spirit and Soul and to manifest dreams, individually and in community. Trusting the universe, her spirit and her horses to guide others on that same path on which we find peace, balance and fulfillment.

"Sandra is a natural. With grace and subtlety, she and her horses guide the individual to deep experience of self, place and purpose.”

Alena - Yoga Nomads, US


INVESTMENT

4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS HORSE SOUL DESERT RETREAT

Bedouin tea

Investment: 1.850 USD per person
Single supplement: 145 USD
Included
  • All transfers described in the program.
  • Three nights accommodation in a private Bedouin Camp
  • Four day guidance & coaching by Tess, Jackie and Sandra.
  • Daily yoga & guided meditations.
  • Two mornings equine assisted coaching with 4 horses.
  • 1 hr camel ride and dinner on a surprise location.
  • Sharing circle and ceremonies.
  • Full board basis including tea. Excluding water, coffee and soft drinks.

Meditative Barefoot walk - Wadi Rum.

Excluded
  • Flights
  • Transfers from the airport (Aqaba or Amman) to Wadi Rum.
  • Visa for Jordan & Entry tickets (see jordanpass.jo)
  • Personal expenses, drinks & travel insurance
  • Tips
  • Optional activities like Thai Massage, jeep tour or horse ride.

LOCAL CONTACT PARTY

IN2JORDAN TRAVEL AGENCY

In2Jordan travel agency

Citadel Amman, location of In2Jordan’s main office, with branches in Petra, Wadi Rum and Petra.

We passionately design holidays in Jordan. We combine visits to main highlights with responsible and adventurous activities and show the local cultures & traditions.

Our dedicated team of experts who are located all around the country, is ready to create a holiday of a lifetime. We’d love to take you along the nicest places of Jordan. Major attractions such as Petra, Wadi Rum and Jerash. Or along local initiatives; small societies, beautiful nature and lovely locals.

Business to business

For excursions, personalized itineraries, round-trips or just for advice. We’re your dedicated tour operator and put your customer’s wishes up front.

As an international team living in Jordan with Dutch, German, British and Jordanian backgrounds, we know how to combine your customer’s wishes with the local Jordanian culture.

Background

In2Jordan is a part of Amani Tours, a family business of two generations in Amman, Jordan.


POEM

BY JOHN O’DONOHUE

FOR A NEW BEGINNING

In out-of-the-way places of the heart,
Where your thoughts never think to wander,
This beginning has been quietly forming,
Waiting until you were ready to emerge.

For a long time it has watched your desire,
Feeling the emptiness growing inside you,
Noticing how you willed yourself on,
Still unable to leave what you had outgrown.

It watched you play with the seduction of safety
And the gray promises that sameness whispered,
Heard the waves of turmoil rise and relent,
Wondered would you always live like this.

Then the delight, when your courage kindled,
And out you stepped onto new ground,
Your eyes young again with energy and dream,
A path of plenitude opening before you.

Though your destination is not yet clear
You can trust the promise of this opening;
Unfurl yourself into the grace of beginning
That is at one with your life's desire.

Awaken your spirit to adventure;
Hold nothing back, learn to find ease in risk;
Soon you will be home in a new rhythm,
For your soul senses the world that awaits you.

JOHN O'DONOHUE



Join us for a one-day introduction to ‘FAST’

‘FAST’
Facilitating and Activating Systemic Transformation

Introducing a new programme to develop & embed transformation capability inside the company’s ecosystem for longer term sustainability

The scale of and context for change is changing. Never before have we experienced such a high level of turbulence, unpredictability, complexity and disruption in an ever increasingly, inter-connected world. The global economic crisis continues, traditional business models are being obliterated, the concept of cross-country collaborations are being significantly challenged and survival, let alone success, requires a constant state of attunement and adaptation.

Change has shifted from being a single event in an organisation’s history that can be discretely managed, to more of a dynamic and ongoing condition of survival. It is vital, therefore, for organisations to build systemic change leadership capacity and capabilities that are fit for purpose, within the ecosystem.

Based on extensive research over the past decade, we know that more than 70% of transformation initiatives fail to hit their target ambitions. This is for a variety of reasons including a focus on the ‘what’ of change and insufficient attention on the human element and the ‘how’ of change.

More recent research demonstrates the importance of the systemic approach as a critical leadership capability. In addition, there is a realisation that this can be the differentiating factor in successful large scale, complex change. This leadership capability, however, is relevant for any scale of change (and can provide a significant contribution to the design of change communications), regardless of where you are in the organisation.

The systemic approach recognises and embraces the reality that all organisations are multi-dimensional living systems which require certain ‘organising principles’ to be in healthy flow. These principles include (but are not limited to) respect for the founding principles/history, clarity of purpose & attunement to the ‘customer/consumer’ AND emergent future, a clear & robust flow of leadership, employees (& functions) to have a strong sense of their place in the organisational matrix and an experienced sense of mutual exchange.

This approach provides the methodology to uncover the hidden forces/dynamics that may be hindering the flow of innovation, vitality, optimum performance and/or the traction of change initiatives in the organisation.

This highly experiential, modular programme is designed to build these systemic capabilities within organisations so as to facilitate successful implementation and sustainability (over the longer term) of the ongoing & evolving transformation agenda.

Who is this programme for?

Anyone who is influencing, seeking buy-in for AND shaping change initiatives. Business Leaders and Workstream leads for significant transformation projects will get immense benefit from building their systemic capabilities. This includes HR/OD practitioners, who are partnering with the organisation in on-going change.

Participants can join the open programme (commences in the Autumn of 2019), consisting of four modules scheduled over eight months (8 days in total, plus 1:1 coaching/supervision). Alternatively, a bespoke version can be designed to be delivered within the organisational ecosystem.

An Introduction Day – Stay tuned for more dates

Join us for a one-day introduction to this unique and highly experiential programme – where you will have an opportunity to experience this leading edge, systemic approach.

Location: Tofte Manor, Souldrop Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
(https://www.toftemanor.co.uk/)

Timing: Arrival 9.30am for 10am start (4.30pm finish)

Cost: There is a minimal cost of £99.00 to cover venue & food

PLACES ARE LIMITED - Please get in touch if you’d like us to hold a place for you

Purpose, Place and Path:
A Systemic Leadership Community

Two-day Introduction – 26th & 27th June 2019
Tofte Manor, Bedfordshire, UK.

Introduction: A New Approach

In these times of unprecedented turbulence, disruption and transformation, building and leading purposeful, healthy and high-performing organisations is challenging. This context calls for leaders to be equipped with additional resources and practices, both personal and systemic.

This two-day experiential workshop introduces the concept, practices and capacities of systemic leadership - and our ‘whole self, whole systems' approach - which energises individuals, builds potent teams and strengthens the system as a whole.

Our approach will enable you to get underneath and beyond the emergent dynamics and repeating patterns that are limiting you, your team and/or your organisation from realising it’s full potential. You will be able to look at your business with a 'wide angled lens', to see what’s emerging in your organisation and industry – equipping you with insights that can facilitate sustainable shifts in the flow of innovation, performance and engagement (both within your organisation and between your business and the market you operate within).

The workshop also serves as an introduction to our longer 9-month Community - consisting of 3 two- day circles and executive coaching support - which begins in autumn 2019. The programme as a whole will help you develop the inner resources to step across the threshold into the next chapter of your own purpose and potential, and develop the systems leadership capacities to build healthy and purposeful teams and organisations.

Who is this for?

This programme is designed for senior leaders who want to build their systemic capabilities, take their leadership to the next level in service of a healthy and sustainable future – for themselves, their personal system, their organisations and the wider ecosystem.

This Two-day Introduction: What can you Expect?

Within the two days, we will create a supportive, energising container and sense of community, and we will bring our approach of ‘whole self’ and ‘whole system’ into the foreground. Although we cannot cover everything in two days, we do want you to experience you a sample of the overall programme. Together, we will:

  • Get to know each other - share our stories, experiences & current challenges
  • Tap into your emergent and highest potential and from this context, distil a sense of purpose
  • Unpack any limiting & repeating patterns that could disrupt your path towards your highest potential
  • Find out what it will take for you to step over this threshold
  • Explore some of the key skills and capacities of leading purposeful organisations
  • Tune into the wider systems within which you operate & discern broader systemic challenges that could disrupt the vibrancy & flow within your systems

Through powerful mapping (constellating) processes – as well as personal reflection, coaching inquiry and group dialogue – you will strengthen yourself to move forward with greater confidence, excitement and ease.

The Community

The intensive, immersive and highly experiential programme will consist of 3 circles of two days, with executive coaching sessions in between these community ‘gatherings’. There will be some inputs around developing your systemic capabilities. However, the main focus will be experiential, and applying these capabilities to your live challenges, together with rich dialogue.

We are keeping numbers strictly limited to 12, in order to facilitate a sense of community. From the outset, we will aim to create the highest level of confidentiality with peers across different industry sectors. This will be a safe and supportive place to share your challenges, and to leverage helpful and constructive provocation and guidance as you work through live issues in your leadership.

Our Team

This programme is a unique collaboration between the Transformation Agency and Ed Rowland of the Whole Partnership.

Tess (O’Kane) Cope


Tess’ business experience spans various industry sectors including financial services, distribution, media (B2B & B2C), and private healthcare. She has had Board & Global experience and various roles which included a primary focus on Leadership Development & Cultural Transformation.

She works exclusively with corporate clients through executive coaching, leadership team facilitation and consults around culture & systemic dynamics. She has been developing her systemic mastery since 2012, has studied extensively with a range of global leaders & teachers in this field and is passionate about instilling these capabilities within the organisational ecosystem to enable sustainable transformation.

Edward Rowland


Ed is a Founding Chair of The Whole Partnership, and a leadership consultant and systemic executive and team coach. With a background as a Barrister, in creative industries and various psychological disciplines, he has over 20 years’ experience of helping leaders, teams and organisations in all sectors to unlock their unique purpose, performance and creative potential.

He is one of the pioneers of systemic coaching and constellations in the UK and has taught this systemic, solution-focused approach at various business schools and universities, including Said Oxford, Henley, London Business School and the University of Bath.

What People Say

"Groundbreaking, remarkable - and hugely enjoyable."
Ninian Stuart, Chair Falkland Estates Ltd.

"Awesome, profoundly insightful. The process allowed me to explore the purpose of my organisation with amazing depth & precision. It’s difficult to conceive of another method that could be so powerful as the systemic approach ".
Charles O'Malley, United Nations Senior Adviser and Lead

“Tess coached me through a time of significant change and transition both professionally and personally over a period of 12 months. With her systemic approach, she helped me to maximise my strengths and let go of traits that no longer served me or the business. She guided and supported me through some of the toughest choices of my career to date, which have proven to be incredibly rewarding and invigorating.”
Mandy Cluskey, Associate MD, Retail Week

“I am proactively exercising the approach from this workshop every day. This was the most effective and rewarding workshop I have ever attended. Thank you for giving me the opportunity”
Head of Client Relations, Business to Business Media Company

Price

We are aiming to bring together our first cohort for this introductory two days and as such, we are offering the workshop at a significantly reduced price of £895 + VAT per person

Details and Booking:

Dates & Times: 26th & 27th June 2019
Day 1 - 10am start concluding with Evening Dinner
Day 2 - 9am start – finish 5pm

Location: Tofte Manor, Souldrop Road, Sharnbrook, Bedfordshire
(https://www.toftemanor.co.uk/)

Refreshments: All food & drinks are included – please make us aware of any specific dietary requirements

Accommodation: This is available at Tofte Manor on the evening of 26th June (at an additional price). Please get in touch for details of prices & options.

Booking: Please register and pay online below. Accommodation will be invoiced separately. If you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to contact Kerry (Kerry@thetransformationagency.com)