Leadership Expedition: Patagonia

March 2024

We invite leaders to embark on a journey into one of the last great wildernesses on Earth - to explore the unexplored, to grow as individuals, and to develop the mindsets needed to lead in our increasingly complex world. 

Are you in the midst of change and reflecting on what's needed to lead your self, team, and organization into the future? Are you craving time away from the day-to-day to reconnect with yourself and others? Do you need more peace, clarity, or conviction to make decisions and move forward? Do you wonder if there is more of yourself or the world you haven't yet explored? If the answer is yes, then this experience and community may be right for you. 



This five-month leadership development journey weaves three threads together: a mountain expedition, virtual touchpoints, and 1:1 executive coaching.

Our core experience together will be a mountain expedition in the Aysén region of Chilean Patagonia. Depending on group composition and route, packhorses may carry the bulk of our gear, allowing us to move efficiently through the wilderness. 

As we prepare for the expedition, we will come together virtually to set the stage for our team, to set goals, and to introduce core leadership topics. We will also focus on logistics and equipments so everyone feels well prepared. A few months post-expedition, we will come together again to support one another's transition home. 

Working 1:1 with a professional executive coach will help you build on your explorations in the mountains and carry insights into your day-to-day leadership life.
Your coach will also hold you accountable for any goals you set. If you are already working with a coach, please get in touch for details on tailoring the program and pricing to your needs. 

Expedition: March 24 - April 1, 2024
Program: February - June, 2024
Size: 8-10
Activity: Mountain Expedition
Location: Aysén, Patagonia; Chile
Investment: $6,750


Program Description
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The deadline for applications for this program is January 15, 2023.
Early-bird pricing (10% off) runs until November 12, 2023.


We will review your application as quickly as possible, and will be in contact with any questions or clarifications. 

For any questions about this program or your application, please contact the program lead directly.


Nadine Lehner
Alexander B. Martin

NADINE LEHNER is a mountain guide, facilitator, and explorer focused on reconnecting people and place through wilderness travel and facilitation.

After graduating from Harvard College, she moved to Patagonia to work as Executive Director of Conservacion Patagonica, where she focused on the establishment of Patagonia National Park, Chile's 700,000-acre flagship national park. She pursued a joint MBA - MS in Environment and Resources at Stanford University before returning to Patagonia to found Chulengo, a nature exploration and guiding service in Aysén.  

She is a Bain alum, a NOLS instructor, and has led wilderness mountaineering, backpacking and river expeditions for over two decades. With team members Isidora and Rebeca, she has made the first all-female expeditions to Patagonia’s Northern Icefield, with support from the American Alpine Club.

ALEXANDER MARTIN is a facilitator, coach, and consultant  dedicated to a single question: How do we develop and equip leaders to change the world? Across a twenty-year career, he has been privileged to provoke and support this developmental journey with thousands of individuals and teams around the world. What brings him joy is watching the story of meaning change - within a person, a group, or an organization - and being able to cheer on this evolution. The outdoors is the most impactful container he has found for this work. 

He serves as Principal at Treeline Development, Senior Faculty at NOLS, as a Linkage/SHRM Consultant, and as the Americas Hub Lead for TrailHaven. He holds a Master's from Harvard in Leadership Development and Organizational Behavior, and a Bachelor’s in History from Bates College.