The Wild Courage Collective
The need for connection is a first world problem. And it is as pressing and as real as problems faced in the developing world.
2020 has not be an easy year. But maybe that dark tunnel was more full of light than we realised at the time.
Sometimes, you come to the end of a chapter of your working life. To find your way through to something new, follow these four steps.
Perhaps we are changing as a nation? Perhaps this pandemic is initiating us into a new worldview? Perhaps we are learning to tolerate uncertainty, to accept fluidity and change as we navigate the unknown?
It’s tempting to think about what you will ‘hold on to’ when you return from a transformational experience. But it’s not habits you need to bring back. It’s something more essential. A single word, to guide you deeper into your life.
As we contemplate the gradual easing of lockdown, what can our hesitation teach us? What gifts will we bring with us from this time in retreat?
You’re not failing as a lockdown parent – you’re just human. How to get my needs met as a mom of two on lockdown?
It takes a village to raise a child, they say, and now there is no village. There are two adults, and a TV. How can I meet my needs and my children’s, as a mom of two on lockdown?
It is scary to say no, stand still & not plant anything in your life. Especially when you’re an entrepreneur. But it’s also necessary, to find a deeper YES.
Circular Time comes at the heart of change. It’s awkward, but transformative. It takes us deeper, informing our actions with soul and courage.
The world as we know it is on pause. Will we turn into that pause? Or will we scrabble to stay busy, and miss the chance for deeper creativity and change.
A quarter of the world’s population are in coronavirus lockdown. How will we change, as we rediscover the deep silence of life?
I move mindfully through my life. I do less, but enjoy it more. Time is as spacious as I allow it to be, and winding rivers reach their destination too.
"The single most insightful hour of my business life."
Adam Morgan, Founder & Director, Eat Big Fish, London
"Every decade or so a new thought leader emerges, one who inspires and opens our minds to a new paradigm. Elle is one of these."
Eve Baldwin, SVP HR, Unilever, London
"Elle is an outstanding leadership coach. She has enormous depth, strength of character and fabulous intuition."
"Elle is tough but fair - generous in what she sees, yet unwilling to put up with bullshit. She helped me believe in what might be possible."
"Elle combines clear, pragmatic inquiry with deep humanity and wisdom - a compelling combination."
"Elle brings a completely new perspective to leadership and marketing projects. A great professional and remarkable human being."
"Wild Courage facilitate collaborative, honest, emotional conversations that reveal a deeper, whole person. Elle & her team are skilled at drawing out insights just below the surface that help shape strategy. If you’re ready to listen deeply, this is the team for you."
"Elle changed my life. Her empathy, instincts and intellect are finely tuned. Speaking to Elle is what I imagine gaining X-ray vision is like. Thanks to Elle, I am a more perceptive, emboldened, creative, curious and empathic version of myself. Years later I still think back to our conversations as revelatory. Elle's magic is lasting."
Maria Sbiti, Christian Louboutin
Wild Courage - the book
Wild Courage: A Journey of Transformation For You & Your Business by Elle Harrison (Watkins, 2011)
What do we do when facing change? Do we resist and shrink back to what is safe, known and familiar? Or do we head fiercely into the unknown, journeying through our shadows towards the creativity and vitality of an emerging world?
Wild Courage is for anyone ready to turn into change. That change might be dramatic or subtle, personal, professional, part of a wider social picture or simply the longing for purpose and meaning. Rather than resisting or surviving these changes, Wild Courage offers a way to creatively engage with them.
Guiding you on an inner journey of transformation, it challenges you to reconnect with little-known, little-loved parts of yourself and life – Dying, Stillness, Intuition, Wildness, Vulnerability, Surrender – and shows how these unlikely qualities are actually a path to growth, fulfillment and power. At the end of the journey you emerge with a more courageous and wider view of who you are and how you might engage more fully with our changing times.