Draw upon the wealth of experience that
exists within the Holistic Centers Network

The complexity of challenges emerging in the world today call for us to co-create a consciousness that is broad and deep enough to solve those problems.

Holistic Centers and their leadership play an important role,
exploring and laying foundations for the future.

HCN consultants offer a unique understanding of the challenges and opportunities that arise in the daily operations of a holistic retreat center, and can help create a thriving organisational culture.

The service is available to HCN members, with set fees between
Consultant and Client and a referral fee to HCN.

A free 20 minute initial consult is available on request.

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Areas of Expertise

Organisational Change

Leadership development, conscious business tools, agile team development.


Strategic thought-leadership. PR. Website content and development. Social media.


Program and curriculum evaluation and development. Integral theory.

Human Resources

Recruitment, performance, working effectively as a team.

Policy Development

Creation and dissemination of policies and procedures.

Financial Management

Metrics and projections. Fundraising strategy. Consciousness of Money.

Operational Leadership

Registration, reception, food services, housekeeping, maintenance, grounds etc.

Governance and Decision Making

Working with Boards of non-profits organisations.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Operationalizing values, cultural competence, identity politics.


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Chris Alder

Location: Edinburgh, Scotland

Areas of Expertise: Caring, conscious and compassionate leadership development, business consultancy, collaborative leadership, organisational change management, emotional intelligence, enneagram and how to work with different typologies within teams, conscious business tools, organisational purpose work, conflict management, delegation, internal communication, feedback, agile team development, VUCA strategies, mindfulness and spirituality in business, cultural diversity.

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Karen McAllister

Location: Fort Steele, BC, Canada

Areas of Expertise: Helping organizations and leaders who are underperforming financially, missing fundraising goals, and whose projects get delayed when big decisions about money are involved. She helps organizations with the sensitive, critical task of untangling money issues so that their organizations can thrive, accessing all the financial opportunities available to them.

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Nate Hughes

Location: Albany, NY, USA

Areas of Expertise: Using technology to help organizations and leaders create operational and administrative efficiencies. By finding where organizations can harness the power of software solutions and create network efficiency, he puts organizations on track to get more output with fewer resources.

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Leslie Hoffman

Location: New York, NY, USA

Areas of Expertise: Innovative and visionary leader in cultural programming with more than 20 years experience in both the entertainment industry and the nonprofit sector, including senior roles in the holistic wellness space. A creative, big-picture thinker with the ability to identify emerging social trends and business opportunities while maintaining a strategic focus to maximize success. Depth of experience in creative concept development that includes marketing strategies, budget management through to event leadership, fundraising and philanthropy. Thought leader in the field of wellness education.

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Loretta Laurin

Location: Vancouver, Canada

Areas of Expertise: With their experience working with holistic centres, Loretta can provide consulting support for JEDI (Justice, Equity, Diversity, Inclusion), team culture and organizational development (including co-operative structures), communications, marketing, digital systems, and more.

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Each HCN Consultant offers the following

Relevant skills, experience and professional affiliations


Fostering a collaborative relationship with the client.

Formulating action plans to attain a client’s desired outcomes and create fulfilment


Regular connection with Executive Director of HCN and alignment with HCN Vision.

Commitment to support this service eg. via the blog, webinars, interviews and podcasts.

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