“Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
OakTreeMe combines an intellectual & experiential learning approach for a truly transformative journey.
We believe that new thinking is nurtured in new environments.
This is a short teaser video. Watch our 10 minutes documentary to get a better feeling about our trails here.
OUR TRAIL PROCESS AND INGREDIENTS
Here you find quick links to our specific trails.
CHOOSE YOUR TRAIL
We designed our Transformational Trails to support you and your organization to find out what might be blocking your (organization's) potential, to reveal your blind spot AND to define and embrace your ultimate potential.
Our Transformational Trails invite you to open a new path to your inner source of creativity. By focusing on your objectives with intellectual, experiential, and interpersonal connections, you go deeper into the core of who you are as an individual or as an organization.
We have an experienced team of experts in their fields for each program. Additionally, we have International Coaching Federation certified Coaches, experienced mountain guides and yoga/mindfulness teachers. This team will be supporting participants with emotional safety, opportunity, and appropriate challenges to meet and surpass their objectives.
Small groups enable us to fine-tune our program based on the needs of each individual and the group.
Theory U is the basis of our approach. Developed by Otto Scharmer (MIT) and his colleagues, Theory U helps people breakthrough unproductive ways of searching for solutions, and instead leads to profound innovation and change. Our objective in using this process is to enable you to find your “blind spot” and unblock your ultimate potential.
“Why are we stuck in so many
quagmires today? The cause of our collective failure is that we are blind to the deeper dimension of leadership and transformational change. This blind spot exists not only in our collective leadership but also in our everyday lives and social interactions. We are blind to the source dimension from which effective leadership comes into being. We know a great deal about what leaders do and how they do it. But we know very little about the inner place, the source from which they operate. And it is this source that Theory U attempts to explore." - Otto Scharmer
Each program is constructed with different building blocks. Below you can find the definition of each block. You can find the building blocks of each program, in the program overview of each program. It all starts with the intake interview.
An individual intake interview is planned for each participant with one of our facilitators/coaches. We will not only help you clarify your objective for your upcoming journey but also enable the team to get to know you, to understand your special requirements, and to support your wishes for your experience.
PRE TRRAIL CHOACHING SESSION
Before the Trail experience you will have a one-to one coaching session with one of our Transformational Coaches. These sessions are designed to help you define your goals, your potential blind spots and to find out what needs to happen during your Transformational Trail experience to reach your goals.
In preparation for your experience in the mountains we will have a 2.5 hour workshop with all participants and facilitators/coaches to explain the theory behind our approach, what we will be doing during the Trail and to review what you need to do to prepare yourself both emotionally and practically as an individual, and as a group.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP
Prior to the Trail we will plan a day workshop with all participants to explore some leadership development models and approaches to support your transformation including the theory behind our Trail. We will also brief you about what we will be doing during the Trail experience and how you need to prepare yourselves both emotionally and practically.
An extraordinary 2- or 3-nights /days expedition that will have a significant impact on you and
your life. Your journey will start and finish at Salzburg airport. All upcoming programs include the items listed below:
Airport transport to and from the hotel
2- or 3-night stay in a pleasant 3 star hotel
All meals: breakfasts, lunches and dinners throughout your stay
Intensive one-on-one coaching sessions
Necessary equipment (if needed for your specific program)
INTEGRATION WORKSHOP &
Six to eight weeks after the Trail experience, we will meet with all participants and facilitators for dinner. We will reflect on the insights you have gained from the Trails experience along with your integration and application from your expedition into your life. You will address the challenges you had and what you did to overcome and fully integrate your insights into your life.
Three to six months after the Trails experience, you will receive a small reminder of your insights to keep you on track.
"I can honestly say that the experience was exceptional, unique and tailored to my needs as I discovered them.
I can truly say that has being a life-changing experience for me.
I would certainly recommend this program because of the transformation that actually takes place. Because of the way the coaches/facilitators are tuned in to understand and react immediately to the needs of us the participants"
Senior Communication Manager
5-STEP TRAIL OUTLINE
Our Trail has five distinct stages which are designed around your own objectives and based on your program theme. The trek and the steps we will take will not be linear. Some stages will overlap, and participants will go through the stages based on their own pace. You will have an opportunity to plan your individual coaching sessions during the Trail based on your need and timing to help you progress and ultimately reach your goals.
Stage 1 - Disconnect
Disconnecting from your current environment, your daily concerns, to-do lists, from your judgments, typical references... Letting go of what you do not need.
Stage 2 - Open-up & connect
Opening-up and connecting with yourself, nature, and the other participants (partially). Listening to connect to your inner source of intuition. Start seeing who you really are without judgments, obtain clarity on “Your Question“ and realize what it means to you. Facilitated exercises will help you open-up and connect with you.
Stage 3 - Discover
Discover your automatic behaviors, boundaries, fears, inspirations, aspirations, purpose ... and discovering your blind spots. In this Discovery stage we will also challenge you mentally and physically, invite you out of your comfort zone (based on your own limitations) to let you explore beyond your current borders.
Stage 4 - Connecting the dots
Connecting your goals to your insights and then to your purpose results in answering “Your Question.” When you put all the pieces together you transform what needs to be done. We will utilize facilitated exercises, mindfulness, yoga and visualization techniques to help you connect the dots.
Stage 5 - Next step
Anchoring your insights will enable you to define clear actions to integrate into your life. This will help you to reach your goals. We will conduct a small workshop to help you define your next steps.
OUR UPCOMING PROGRAMS
Watch our 10 minutes documentary about the 2019 Transformational Leadership Trail