This challenge has been created to support you as a land manager on a regenerative agriculture path to achieve your vision of a thriving, enjoyable and profitable business which will ensure your land supports your family for future generations.
Mindset is the key to success in achieving your goals of improving soil health, reducing the use of inputs like pesticides and synthetic fertilisers, lowering costs, improving profit and developing a climate resilient, viable business.
Working on your mindset will empower you to develop skills that assist you to deal with the challenges that come with the territory when we are forging new pathways, so we are not tempted back into old ways in the process of transitioning to a new way of being.
If you are feeling stuck in information overload, overwhelmed, lacking patience or feeling isolated and would love to connect with a supportive group of like-minded farmers as you develop and live the regenerative ethos this challenge could be a great fit for you.
“The question is not what you look at, but how you look and whether you see”— HENRY DAVID THOREAU
The challenge will take place in a private facebook group, every morning (Australian time) a short 5 minute video introducing the daily challenge will be posted. This challenge will be action focused and you will be given a powerful concept each day to explore as you go about your day. This challenge is designed to fit into your life, not add to your life. The facebook group offers a space to explore and connect with fellow regenerators if you choose.
By the end of 21 days you will:
Become more aware of your own thinking patterns
See new perspectives & possiblities
Be asking powerful questions
Deepen your awareness of the whole system
Be empowered to move away from a reactive state towards a creative state
Find opportunities within your challenges
Feel connected, realising you are nature and not separate from it
Increase your confidence to lead your business in the direction you want to go
Have broadened your regenerative network and connected with like minded people
To get the most out of this challenge you will need to:
Spend 5 minutes each day watching the daily challenge video
Commit to taking action by incorporating the daily challenge into your day
Show up, connect and interact in the facebook group at least once a week
Be courageous – our beliefs make up key components of our identity.
Be prepared to get out of your comfort zone, that is where the growth is
Be honest with yourself
Be kind to yourself
Your guide: Kim Deans Kim is a Regenerative Agriculture Coach, Facilitator and Educator who is inspired by nature, systems thinking, permaculture, holistic management, biodynamic farming & gardening. Kim is passionate about nourishing food grown in healthy, living soils and about empowering farmers to transform their lives, relationships and landscapes to create an enjoyable and profitable businesses from a foundation of soil health. Kim has a Masters in Agriculture and Bachelor of Rural Science (Hons) from the University of New England. Kim has 30 years of experience in agriculture, 15 years years of implementing regenerative agricultural practices with her husband Angus on their land, alongside her work with farming businesses as a Rural Financial Counsellor and delivering whole farm planning courses. Kim embraces life long learning and regenerative principles in all aspects of life.
Feedback from Kim's workshops:
“Kim helped me with many options that I could not see myself. Therefore I was able to make an informed decision about my farm and my life. All credit goes to her. Thankyou” Farmer, Northern NSW Australia
“An extraordinary learning experience” PJ Roberts
“Angus & Kim deliver a digestible, rich palette, to improve, disturb and challenge with practical guidance and explanation. They sow seeds of hope in a luscious soil of information.” Jenny Cracknell
“Kim is professional, enthusiastic and encouraging”
“Thank you Kim for your passion, knowledge, facilitation and kindness”
“Extremely beneficial and well presented, much appreciated. Thanks for a very professional presentation” “This course has enabled me to make more informed decisions with confidence, many thanks Kim” “Kim has been delivering mentoring and training support to THE Rural Woman community for many years, particularly in the application of systems thinking in business and life. She has provided our Members and community with deep insight and transformational exchanges both in person and online. Her content is relevant, potent and impactful and her delivery is bright, respectful and enthusiastic, meaning there is great uptake of the knowledge she shares.
Kim is an excellent teacher and mentor, she cares deeply about the people she connects with and this emanates in her work. Kim seamlessly blends the science and understanding of nature with real life applications. I love working with Kim and she is a valued member of THE Rural Woman team and of my own inner circle of support. I confidently recommend Kim in the fields of training/mentoring, consulting, coaching and facilitation.” Rebel Black, Human Agronomist and founder of The Rural Woman