Walkshops and outside thinking retreats with Garry Pratt
Garry P
Garry P
Facilitator
£3,000
per day

Walkshops and outside thinking retreats with Garry Pratt

Hosted by Garry P

Suitable for: Creativity & innovation, Company culture and connectedness, Off Grid / Deep Work, Intrinsic Motivation And Purpose, Improving Confidence, Future of Work
Sectors: Education, Accelerator / Cohort, Health, Startup, ScaleUp, Tech, Retail, Tech, ScaleUp, Startup, Health, Education, Accelerator / Cohort
Available mode: Group, Group, In-person

About the service

Every successful business endeavour is born of a unique and innovative idea​,​ and that in turn was born from the creative thinking of the people behind it. Then why is it the case that so many executives​,​ founders and managers fail to actively develop and apply their creativity? In my writing and work I clarify how creativity is a key ingredient of effective leadership​,​ before highlighting the strategies and approaches through which you can actively develop and cultivate your creative capabilities not least of which is moving meetings and team-building exercises out of the office and into the great outdoors! Rather than being an unchangeable trait​,​ creativity is an ability and skill that we can train and improve. But how do you develop a creative mind-set that will lead to success? Creativity doesn’t tend to come from inspired ‘flashes’​,​ but from sustained periods of thought and effort. Through a combined effort of both the conscious and subconscious mind​,​ much easier to encourage and develop in an outdoor setting​,​ previously unseen connections are made and original ideas flourish.Gaining perspective is a key part of developing creativity and is more likely to develop when you take a break from the ordinary. You won’t find your competitive edge at the bottom of an Excel spreadsheet​,​ however large you project it. Trips range from the ambitious (a week with your team in the Atlas Mountains of North Africa perhaps)​,​ the luxurious (exploring the Tramuntana and eating Michelin-starred food in Mallorca) to the more manageable (a half-day one-to-one in the hills of the UK or as part of your conference) and are all tailored to suit your needs. First step is for us to chat​,​ me to listen and figure out what might work for you. UK walkshops and trips 1​,​ 2 or 3 days walking​,​ talking and learning in the Brecon Beacons​,​ Snowdonia or on the SW Coast Path A great way to decelerate​,​ reset and get your team together Find out why walking is a fantastic tool for innovation​,​ wellbeing and personal development Develop innovative thinking and new ideas A great way to decelerate​,​ reset and get your team together Overseas walkshops and trips 3-5 days walking​,​ talking and learning in Morocco​,​ Mallorca and Greece. The science says that freeing our minds in the great outdoors is a sure-fire route to inspiration and stress relief. In this course we explore wild places​,​ do moderately challenging tasks​,​ walk​,​ talk and​,​ through this​,​ develop clear sighted thinking and enhanced wellbeing. Garry Pratt is an entrepreneur​,​ group walking leader​,​ reluctant academic of sorts and a recovering archaeologist. He has worked at the University of Bath in the UK as Entrepreneur in Residence and as a Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship through which he has worked with the founders of over 180 early stage tech companies. Garry says that he likes helping interesting people grow interesting businesses. He wears outdoor gear​,​ not suits. He is a compulsive doodler. He doesn’t do long meetings and believes that it is always better to walk and talk than look at a PowerPoint presentation. Garry is author of The Creativity Factor: Using the Power of the Outdoors to Spark Successful Innovation​,​ published by BLOOMSBURY PUBLISHING in the UK and US.


Customer testimonials

Ed Van Rooyen - T-Cup

Garry guided myself and a group of our business on a short 2-day tour where we explored the best that Wales had to offer. Whilst it never felt like a ‘work day’ Garry carefully navigated our team over the course of two days using the natural landscape to either ‘broaden our horizons’ on the tops of Pen y Fan where there literally were no boundaries, or he helped us focus on mindfulness techniques when we were enclosed by the Black Mountain Forrest. Pure genius and genuinely transformational. We often talk about ‘return of investment’ when it comes to business. Putting a price on having a more motivated and aligned self-aware team who have learnt some new life skills and since our walk come up with some amazing ideas resultant from the discussions and process that will stand the test of time is truly priceless.

Keith Tadhunter

Thanks to Garry for inspiring us on our team-building trip to Cornwall and especially for motivating up all those steps! The physical challenge was good for us. It made us all realise that sometimes we need to push ourselves and take on new challenges rather than staying in our comfort zones if we want to reap the reward. A thought- provoking and inspiring few days.

Michael Finlay Allen NHS Clinical Entrepreneur

After a busy 2 weeks working in Intensive Care, The Emergency Department and with The Football Association, 2 days for reflection in the Brecon Beacons was needed. I felt that we achieved more in casual conversation than hundreds of zoom calls combined. You managed to get the balance just right between facilitating and letting the conversations flow. Thank you, cannot wait for the next trip!”


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Garry P

Hello, I'm Garry P.

I’m an entrepreneur, business mentor and qualified group walking leader. Walking has always been a key part of my life – whether a simple dog walk, the work commute, or…

I’m an entrepreneur, business mentor and qualified group walking leader. Walking has always been a key part of my life – whether a simple dog walk, the work commute, or…

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