Licensing Program Case Study Courtney Sinclair


Courtney Sinclair

Paddle Canada Advanced Flatwater SUP Instructor, Founder of Court Outdoors, Desire Map Facilitator

Core Desired FeelingsStrong, Rad, Sun Kissed, Wild Within, Party In My Heart

“The Desire Map Facilitator Program really allows for freedom and creativity to be used in innovative ways. It has helped me to truly see what it is that I want to offer to the world.”

Read Courtney's Story

Q: What does it mean to you to be a Desire Map Facilitator?

To be a Desire Map Facilitator is to be a big-hearted leader — for others for sure, but most importantly for myself. To lead myself is to commit to my own happiness, empowerment, and success. It is to commit to living in alignment with feeling reallllly good as much as possible and to simply show others the way through leading by example.

Q: What was the moment you knew you’d chosen the right path to become a Desire Map Facilitator?

I’ve had a few moments where I have become overwhelmed with a mix of excitement and inspiration but also a touch of healthy fear of actually being successful in what my heart wants to do. (If you fear your incredible power to create something good, it’s important.) This fear was asking me if I was willing to do what it takes to step up and create what I wanted to see and make in the world. I knew I was, because I felt really connected within and could see possibility everywhere. When I stepped up and started sharing my experiences with The Desire Map and saw people really responding and connecting to what I was putting out there, it was incredibly affirming.

Q: How have you used the Desire Map Facilitator Program in alignment with your business?

My business, Court Outdoors, provides personal growth opportunities in nature through empowering outdoor experiences and is guided by the principle ‘GO outside GROW inside.’

The Desire Map curriculum serves as the framework for the wilderness weekend retreat experiences that I provide. The entire experience is built around supporting the exploration of Desire Map material and it has been a powerful catalyst in providing that connection back to self. I am always amazed at how beautifully The Desire Map can be woven and integrated into all aspects of these wilderness weekends, whether we are paddling to an island for a picnic and swim or performing a releasing ceremony in a sauna. The Desire Map Facilitator Program really allows for freedom and creativity to be used in innovative ways. It has helped me to truly see what it is that I want to offer to the world and supported me to offer experiences for going outside/growing inside.

Q: Where were you, in life or business, before you became a Desire Map Facilitator?

Before I became a Desire Map Facilitator, I believe I was someone with a voice to share but no means of doing it. I had a burning desire to create and put something out into the world, but I didn’t have a platform and was unsure of how to carve out my place as well as what that might look like. I wasn’t fully committed to always checking in and asking my heart what felt good. I hadn’t really been listening to my feelings and letting them truly inform me on how to move forward. I was at times certainly disconnected from the “why” that was driving different aspects of my life forward. I absolutely lived a greater chunk of my life in my headspace before becoming a Facilitator — and now I feel free to be back to my heart, back to feeling, back to clarity.

Q: What’s one of your favourite moments as a Desire Map Facilitator?

These are moments of witnessing transformation, clarity, truth, and acceptance — what I call my “sparkler” moments. This is simply being in the same space as someone breaks through their old ways and moves into their personal power — these are the memories I cherish.

Testimonials from workshop attendees

“The way Courtney facilitates The Desire Map is truly unique by providing these beautiful and powerful outdoor experiences that allow you to step outside of your comfort zone to step back into yourself, reconnecting to how and what you want to feel in your life both personally and professionally, showing you how the journey to the destination can feel just as good as the arrival.”

Amanda U

“I attended Courtney’s Desire Map Retreat at a time of crisis. Having recently gone through a bad break up, I was in a confusing place. Little did I know that the retreat would begin to transform my life into one that I was proud to live. The hosts, the atmosphere, the conversations and the connection I felt with other retreaters ignited something in me that was passionate, focused, and trusting of the trying times life had thrown me. I still believe that The Desire Map helped me launch my life into a new place where I am now fearlessly travelling Asia and I am actually living the life I always dreamed of.”

Marie S

“The revelations, creative fuel, and clarity I gained at Courtney’s Desire Map Retreat are unlike anything I’ve experienced before. The changes I’ve made already are incredible and I cannot wait until next year! Courtney’s facilitation style was equal parts comforting and empowering. She created a sacred space for us to dig deep and explore our heart’s desires. Her sense of adventure and genuine passion for The Desire Map material and Mother Earth was infectious and inspirational. Thanks to her, I feel totally realigned and ready to take on the world.”

Alex W

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