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Redwood Regional Park

Skyline Boulevard and Pine Hills Drive

Oakland, CA 94611

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***Networking in Nature***

A connective hike in the Oakland Hills for nature-loving coaches, consultants, holistic practitioners, and other service-based business owners...

Let’s get to know each other and get our butts outside in nature!

Do the words “networking event” make you want to cringe?

Are you ready to get out from behind your computer and meet some other conscious entrepreneurs?

Then join us...

The intention of this event is to simply slow down, take in the beautiful Oakland hills, connect with other nature-loving entrepreneurs, and see how we might support each other in our businesses.

So if you’re drowning in email, stretched too thin, over-giving, or simply caught on that hamster wheel of obsessive productivity, I hope you’ll come hang out with us.

You could find your next:

  • Referral partner
  • Collaborator
  • Mastermind buddy
  • Client
  • Or just some down-to-earth friends on the entrepreneurial path

Because here’s the thing... when you slow down and get connected with yourself, with nature, and with other humans (away from the screen!), you get replenished, realigned, and reactivated. Yep, slowing down and getting out in nature will actually make you more productive.

(Not to mention all the other scientifically proven benefits of getting outside, including mental acuity, emotional resilience and stress relief).

Here’s How it Works:

  • We'll meet at the trailhead, introduce ourselves, and then spend the first 20 minutes on a guided silent stroll on a beautiful trail.
  • Once we’ve opened up our senses and slowed down to nature’s pace, we’ll continue down a wide, rolling trail and have open time to walk, talk, and connect with one another about our businesses.
  • We’ll stop every so often for simple facilitated exercises and conversation prompts so that it’s easy and natural to get to know new people and practice your networking skills even if you usually don’t like networking events.

People often go out to lunch afterwards, so if you’re interested in continuing your conversations, leave more time for that.

So join us to connect to yourself, nature, and others in a naturally supportive, low-pressure environment.


  • Specific meeting spot details will be given when you register
  • Please be at the trailhead at 10AM sharp (give yourself a few extra minutes to get there, it may be farther than you think!)
  • The hike is easy to moderate with a couple uphill spots (it’s not intense and you can take it slow if you like)
  • Dress in layers, and bring a water bottle, as well as a snack if you’ll need it, and business cards if you like (but don't worry if you don't have cards, there will also be a Google Sheet sent around after!).

Payment & Refund Policy:

  • You must register here so we know you're coming (space is limitd and payment is only taken online)
  • We're so sorry, but tickets are not refundable nor transferable to the next event. You are free to give away or sell your ticket (please just let us know who’s taking it!)
  • Your fee contributes to, among other things, permits and insurance for these events

PS – If you heard about this anywhere other than Meetup, please join our Networking in Nature Meetup Group so you can be sure to hear about future events.

Email julie@juliewolkcoaching.com.

Business Guided by Nature

What Previous Nature-Networkers Had to Say:

“Networking in Nature accomplishes so much more than "networking" and being in "nature". Each time I leave with about 20 new friends who do amazing work in the world. Julie facilitates meaningful conversation within small groups to allow connection without the awkwardness that accompanies so many networking events. After a few hours on the trail, I also feel relaxed and energized.”

-Stephanie Hibbert, Small Business Action Network

“I really enjoyed Networking in Nature. I was particularly impressed with the great folks who were in attendance and how easy it was to network in a relaxed way while spending time in nature.”

-Paul Bosky, Meditation Instructor

“Networking in Nature was terrific: a 4-for-1 in time outside, nature-filled exercise, and thoughtfully meeting new people, while reflecting on my business and what it needs most. I met people I could truly learn from, and contribute to, as a result.”

-Megan Goering, Consultant, Design Thinking/Innovation

“I loved Networking in Nature! The awesome Julie Wolk is on to something big. First we all dropped in and tuned into our beautiful surroundings through a silent walk (one of my favorite parts of the experience!), and then from that more grounded place we got many chances to meet interesting new people, hear what they are offering, and also say what we are up to. Being held by and moving through nature offered a depth and playfulness that can’t be replicated indoors.”

-Robert Hickling, Designer, Photographer & Artist

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