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Our decelerate programmes focus on helping individuals to slow down to promote wellbeing and foster creative and innovative mindsets and team cultures.

Applying the four pillars of deceleration, nature, nurture, creativity, and community, participants break familiar behaviour patterns by spending a week in environments that prompt inspiration and new perspectives, whether enjoying nature walks, visiting ancient monuments, listening to live music or hearing stories from local performers. Workshops on improvisation and the arts also open the door to a mindset reset that inspires creative outcomes. 

As well as having the space and time to reflect, the programme includes design thinking techniques, improvisation, play, and tips and tools to take forward into participants’ own organisations. Participants of Bute based programmes benefit from online integration sessions and small group coaching so that they can carry forward the experiences of their physical visit to the island into their own life and work. 

What’s the outcome?

Feeling alive, inspired and renewed

Go deeper as new insights inspire creativity and fresh thinking

Better connect with your colleagues or ecosystem

Open the door to positive personal and professional change 

Enjoy meaningful connections, support and shared experiences 

What’s on offer?

On Bute


  • Run at a location to suit your organisation

  • Half-day, one-day or multi-day formats

  • Bespoke, in person for teams or individuals


  • Available for organisations, teams and individuals

  • Hybrid option combines locations and virtual sessions

  • Regular online sessions (see events schedule)

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