A Wild New School is a learning community rooted in the laws, beauty, and rhythms of Nature. Students are invited to shed an outdated approach to developing in their careers and open up to the vitality that’s available to them at work. Based on a seasonal model of growth, A Wild New School offers modern professionals a place to create, expand, refine and tend to their sacred work.

As the Earth revolves around the Sun each year, we experience the four seasons: spring, summer, fall and winter. Each season has its own energy, and many of us have become detached from the wisdom found within them. A Wild New School offers four online or hybrid (online and in-person) courses per year, each one focused on the themes and offerings of the current season. By aligning our learning and actions with the seasons, we return to our natural rhythms and make change out of groundedness, not fear or desperation.

The current model of career development remains very linear and based on an industrial approach of “learn, do, retire.” In the future of work (which of course is already here) a healthy career follows a more spiralic path of “learn, do, learn, do, rest, learn, repeat” (World Economic Forum Report, 2019). Through one on one support, community accountability, seasonal topics and outdoor activities, students in A Wild New School will be primed for the more flexible and fluid future of work.

Graduates of our seasonal courses will:

  • Have clarity about what is and isn’t working in their career

  • Know what their top strengths are

  • Step into their “Zones of Genius”

  • Take aligned action in their careers

  • Experience greater self-care and a deeper sense of connection in and outside of work

While A Wild New School is available to students from all over the globe, our curriculum is based on the ecosystems and seasons found in the Pacific Northwest region of the United States of America. This land has been tended to by Native American tribes since well before European settlers displaced them, and we humbly share our knowledge of this land and its inhabitants with members of A Wild New School.

The Four Courses:

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Summer: Expand

Timeline: Summer Solstice to Autumnal Equinox

Environmental Themes: heat, long days and short nights, the abundance of nature as the plants produce fruit

Shadow Side: sweltering heat, overdoing it, exhaustion, drought

Astrological Signs: Cancer, Leo, Virgo

Career Themes:

  • being authentically yourself at work

  • expanding what is possible in your career

  • creating networks of support and collaboration

  • taking large action steps towards change

The Summer Course is currently in session until August 22nd.

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Fall: Refine

Timeline: Autumnal Equinox to Winter Solstice

Environmental Themes: harvest, leaves changing colors and dropping to the ground, increased darkness, crisp mornings and nights

Shadow Side: an unwillingness to release what’s ready to go, remaining stagnant in the death and grieving period

Astrological Signs: Libra, Scorpio, Sagittarius

Career Themes:

  • discerning what’s working and not working in your career

  • maximizing the harvest of what is working

  • releasing that which doesn’t serve you

  • developing new insight into your needs around work

Enrollment for the Fall course will open in late Summer. You can get more information as enrollment approaches by signing up for our newsletter below!

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Winter: Tend

Timeline: Winter Solstice to Spring Equinox

Environmental Themes: darkness, cold temperatures, hibernation, days gradually getting longer, preparing for new growth

Shadow Side: becoming permanently frozen, stagnation, being consumed by darkness

Astrological Signs: Capricorn, Aquarius, Pisces

Career Themes:

  • establishing self-care routines to support your career

  • finding balance between work and life

  • practicing patience as you are undergoing transitions

  • slowing down in your career

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Spring: Create

Timeline: Spring Equinox to Summer Solstice

Environmental Themes: new birth and growth, flowers blooming, days getting longer, temperatures rising, increased daylight

Shadow Side: unpredictable weather, rain or possible frost, death of new growth

Astrological Signs: Aries, Taurus, Gemini

Career Themes:

  • rediscovering inspiration in your career

  • engaging with creativity, curiosity, and spontaneity

  • stepping outside of your comfort zone

  • planting new seeds in your career


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