Thinking Outside

nature-based coaching and development

Women Who Wonder - bookings now open for group coaching walk series along the Essex Way

Welcome to Thinking Outside

In every walk in nature, one receives far more than he seeks

John Muir

Science backs up what we intuitively know… getting out into nature is good for our wellbeing. You might be surprised just how good. Not only does walking boost creativity, but looking at nature can restore our capacity to pay attention to other things. That’s what makes the natural environment the perfect backdrop when you’ve thinking to do.

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Time, space and tools to think effectively outside


Working in nature for the outcomes you need

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One-to-one and group coaching drawing on natural surroundings


Monthly networking walks to build lasting connections

What Our Clients Say​

"This was something outside my comfort zone but I found it really useful. Taking that time out of a busy schedule was like a gift to myself and I am glad I took the plunge. Sara and Sophie are consummate professionals but also know how to make things fun. Being outside was an added dimension that added more than I thought it would. Definitely time well spent."
Alison I.
November 2021
"A wonderful morning's nature retreat hosted by Sara and Sophie with a 'bag of goodies' to suit all - from quiet personal reflection to guided meditations, and really thought-provoking exercises. A great concept to 'get out there' in nature which parallels the need for us sometimes to 'get out there' in our heads. Would definitely recommend for anyone who needs a bit of grounding, support, and fresh air (!) in an informal, friendly and thoughtful group environment."
Sarah M.
November 2021
"A truly wonderful experience with Thinking Outside. We were given space & time for much needed reflection, with prompts from Sara and Sophie as well as from nature itself, providing opportunities to connect with others, learn from others and learn about oneself; coming away with a knowledge that we are not alone with our challenges and fears and with an even greater knowledge that we are all connected in the world - feeling blessed and grateful".
Beth H.
November 2021

Who we are

Sophie Lovejoy and Sara Corcoran of Thinking Outside

Sophie Lovejoy & Sara Corcoran

We have been partners in crime for more years than we care to remember, and every step of the way has been fun.

Based on our experience of coaching individuals over the past decade, and particularly through the strange time we’ve been living through, we found working both with and in nature was enhancing our practice and the results for our clients. Increasingly we are taking our practice outdoors and using nature as a rich resource to support facilitated development and coaching conversations.

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