Vermont Wilderness Rites
Vermont Wilderness Rites
Vermont Wilderness Rites Be Still. Listen. What in your life is calling you?
Vermont Wilderness Rites Be Still.       Listen.       What in your life is calling you?



Personalized Ceremony and Rites of Passage

Work with a guide in private coaching sessions to prepare for and plan a personalized ceremony or event to support transitions and change in your life.  Sessions can be by phone, Skype or in person.  Guides can also be available for email communication and brief phone conversations between sessions. 





Fran Weinbaum works with couples to plan weddings including premarital coaching and can serve as the celebrant in these ceremonies if requested.  As a member of American Marraige Ministries, she can legally conduct marraige ceremonys..  The AMM was founded on the premise that "All people have the right to solemnize their marraige."  Please go to to find out more about the role of celebrants.  


Fran supports families in planning memorial services and has officiated services as well as supported individuals and their loved ones in conscious living and dying.   



Life Coaching

Individual coaching is available in person or by phone to support personal growth, spiritual direction and professional development.


• Develop authentic presence in all realms of your life.
• Identify and reconcile that which stands in the way of living fully and working effectively.
• Bring intention creativity, and joy to all that you do.



Consultation and Facilitation

Leadership is a process that is embodied in entire organizations. We work with teams and groups to develop skills and practices that enhance organizational effectiveness, productivity and continuous improvement.

• Develop authentic presence, communication, and leadership within your organization
• Handle difficult conversations in a manner that builds relationship and furthers the work of your organization
• Conduct meetings that are based in clear intention and result in deliberate action
• Develop strategic plans that are grounded in vision and mission and maximize the resources available to your organization




Contact Us

For information and to register for any Vermont Wilderness Rites Programs contact:


Fran Weinbaum

128 Bliss Road

Montpelier, Vermont 05602



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Art Credits


The art work and photographs that appear on this site are copyrighted. Please respect the work and the generosity of the artists and do not copy or reproduce any images on this website.  Contact the artist for more information about purchase or use of their work.  


Photograph in Rooted Action by Zach Reiner found at


Selections from Portraits of Nature by Corinna Stoeffl


Soaring and Leaping Ecstasy are by Jeannie Lindheim


Lady of the Land and Women in Leadership logo drawn for Vermont Wilderness Rites by Sara Grace. 


The Mirror of Nature watermark photograph by Tomasen Weinbaum.


Photographs shown in the Gallery from the October 2012 quest on Green River Reservoir by Arthur Hynes