Use Your Outside Voice: Lessons From Nature On Speaking Up


Use Your Outside Voice: Lessons From Nature On Speaking Up - Online Classroom

An evening webinar with Angie Marie on communicating equitably and planning safely in the outdoors. A Leadership Development Series presentation.

  • Casual

6:00-7:00pm PST via Zoom Meeting
Meeting link will be sent to registered attendees the day of the session.

This 60-minute session involves a mix of presenter show-and-tell and group discussion. Feel free to bring stories of past experiences where outdoor communication did or did not go well so that we can examine the situation and apply lessons moving forward. You’ll also receive printable downloads after the session.

Speaking up for yourself and others can be difficult, whether or not you’re the designated leader. Thankfully, nature is full of lessons on how to communicate effectively and confidently.

What risk management skills can we learn from flash floods and alpine whiteouts? When people operate out of fear, how do we realistically address it?  How can we ensure participants of all abilities and backgrounds are comfortable and respected on a trip? 

In this virtual session, hear true adventure stories that introduce applicable frameworks that you can use when planning, leading and experiencing outdoor trips. Then, practice applying the framework yourself so that you’re ready to use them in the field.

You’ll collect tools to help navigate heuristic traps, assess real vs. perceived risk, and use effective body and verbal language to make others feel welcome in the outdoors. Take away guidelines for communicating equitably and planning safely in the outdoors and beyond, so that you can use your outside voice and be a strong leader.


Angie Marie is a speaker, author and recreational mountain athlete who's fascinated by the intersection of adventure and womanhood. Fueled by her nonprofit background in increasing outdoor accessibility to underserved communities, she inspires teams to think and act adventurously so they can face fear, beat burnout and live like leaders.

With experience as an adaptive recreation guide, outdoor curriculum writer, wilderness first aid instructor and search and rescue team member, Angie blends her multi-hyphenate background with storytelling that encourages a happier, healthier, more adventurous world.

She lives in White Salmon, WA in the Columbia River Gorge, where she enjoys ultrarunning, mountaineering, and, recently, learning to whitewater kayak. Find her work at

Lead Image by Zach Goldberg


Required Equipment

Required Equipment

Computer or device (preferably with a speaker and camera), as well as high-speed internet.

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