The name (re)spirited was inspired by time spent in the forest in Central America. The meaning we make is of reconnecting with the spirit that lives in us, our essence, and all those spirits we live alongside - all beings, all people, Mother Nature. The word 'respire' (to breathe) has roots in meaning to 're spirit' - breathing being a fundamental way that we exchange who we are with all that is around us.
(re)spirited serves as a container to collaborate with others.
We run with respect and integrity for the lineage and mastery of coaches, psychotherapists, bodyworkers and teachers before us.
We work in partnerships to offer life shaping retreats in paradise, honouring that each of us has a unique contribution to make to the world.
We offer facilitation, coaching and advice to those who put collaboration between people at their core for a social, ethical, or environmental purpose.
Lise Melvin, is the Director of (re)spirited. She is committed to nurturing the creative and powerful life force that lives inside each one of us. She is a certified somatic leadership coach, a practiced initiator and international leader of sustainability start ups with expertise in facilitating cross-sector and cross-cultural dialogue.
She has worked in agriculture, development, environmental campaigning, learning consultancy, with the private sector, the United Nations, NGOs and governments.
“She commands respect by being thoroughly prepared, communicating clearly and purposefully, and engaging people at all levels with compassion, curiosity, and authenticity.” - Male professional, consultant, 50+, Amsterdam
We welcome working in collaboration in service of a better future for all of us, all beings, including the living earth. We believe in the greater collective intelligence of many.