Imagine if all your employees were engaged in their jobs - giving their best to your company and helping to increase your bottom line. Our company, Nature Matters, helps business owners and managers increase employee engagement by improving business culture, communication, collaboration, and coaching. We do this through our BEES Program - read about this amazing opportunity below!


Building Employee Engagement through Science

What is Employee Engagement?

Employee engagement is an employee's willingness to give their best at work. It's their commitment and connection to your organization. By increasing employee engagement levels, research shows that you'll improve business culture, employee productivity, and your customers' experience.

If you'd like to meet and discuss hosting nature-inspired team building activities for your company or department, contact Jenny Lloyd-Strovas at

Highlights of the BEES Program

  • Evaluate Engagement Levels

    We evaluate employee engagement in your workplace and provide you with a detailed report concerning what’s working and what could be improved.

  • 1 Day Nature Experience

    We’ll take your employees out for a nature experience where we’ll map-out your business ecosystem – determining relationships and systems that work, and those that could function better.

  • Long-Term Engagement Strategy

    With the help of your employees and managers, we will create a long-term engagement strategy based on your business ecosystem.


"The nature workshop had an amazing impact on me because it tied nature in with business relationships. Much like the ecosystem, every person on the team is vital to the overall balance and health of the business. The atmosphere was relaxing and made us feel calm and safe enough to open up and get to the core of any subject we were talking about. I recommend everyone at one point in their business life, step out of the box and try this amazing way to gain new insight on their business, goals, and coworker relationships."

- Kylene M. Brown, Casa Verde Salon & Spa

"Sometimes we need to get into a different environment to learn things in a new way, seeing them from a fresh perspective. This offered that unique opportunity - a very fun and effective workshop!"

- Emily Rush, Casa Verde Salon & Spa

"I saw instant action at work following the retreat bringing back new ideas!"

- Leadership Team Member, Casa Verde Salon & Spa

"It impacted me by learning how my leadership team members can help support me in my journey to become a better leader!"

- Leadership Team Member, Casa Verde Salon & Spa

Our Nature Retreats Include

  • Guided Nature Walk
  • Short workshop on natural ecosystems and how they relate to your business ecosystem
  • Your employees will be thinking outside the box and outside their typical work environment to collaboratively address concerns in the workplace.
  • Team Building
  • Collaborative Exercises
  • Critters! We like to integrate hands-on experiences with native animals.
  • We incorporate time for self-reflection in nature.

Our 5 Step Approach

Our 5-step approach to addressing employee engagement issues revolves around the concept of business ecosystems. We work with your employees to help them understand ecosystems and the relationships that make them work. Then we map out your internal business ecosystem from the employee's perspective, identifying the relationships that are working well and addressing those that could work better. Your ecosystem map helps us work collaboratively to create a long-term engagement strategy.

If you'd like to meet and discuss hosting the BEES program for your company or department, contact Jenny Lloyd-Strovas at