Here, Charlie, one of our attendees, has written a short piece about his experience on a Forest Refresh day. We are are so thrilled and proud that he had such a great time and took away so much from his day with us.
Forest Refresh — 24th July 2020
My Forest Refresh day started with meeting Rebecca in the car park and finding out this was not the final destination. After 10 minutes driving through the countryside, we arrived at a locked gate which was our entrance to the Forest. …
Complement Coaching has recently sponsored a Kent-based family, who’ve been affected by the Covid-19 Lockdown, to have a unique fishing experience at Willow Bushcraft.
Willow Bushcraft is a small family run community interest company focussing on families, young people, and marginalised groups. They’re reliant on external funding and grants that enable them to deliver to a wider audience and were delighted when we came forward to offer help amid the worldwide lockdown.
Rebecca commented, “Last November, I was lucky enough to attend a Wild Woman Day, so I know first hand how brilliant an experience at Willow Bushcraft is. As…
My fellow tribalist and I nearly went to Warminster over this blog post
You see, we have different perspectives not, I hasten to add, beliefs on what constitutes the nurturing of tribes.
When Marlon Brando’s character in Apocalypse Now, Colonel Walter E. Kurtz of the US Army’s Special Forces, goes rogue in the jungles of Vietnam he creates a highly threatening tribe of American soldiers and indigenous Montagnard renegades that regard him as a, flawed, demigod.
It’s an extreme, but highly compelling, example of tribal leadership that, despite the dubious motivations, demonstrates that great leadership can be so inspiring that…
And so, conversation three with Mark, our very own Planet Blogger, was temporarily put on hold.
But it was clear that our relationship had rapidly escalated from strangers to collaborators.
And that is at the heart of what we do really.
Not sneaky, snitchy war-time collaborators. I mean open-armed, open-minded sorting things out together collaboration.
But I’m, getting ahead of myself.
Mark and I met only a month or so ago, on an “It’s Lockdown we all need to help each other out…” website, brilliantly curated by Andrew Dobbie at Made Brave.
Mark was putting his lengthy experience up for…
It’s like this.
We were career high-flyers, Kate and I, steadily progressing in the recruitment industry, at the very highest level. Building our reps, gaining recognition.
But, you know, we slowly began to realise that we represented something of a façade. We weren’t actually making a difference to people’s lives, we were simply shifting product for unseen, unknown shareholders.
The people we were helping in their careers weren’t really people to our employers. They were little more than product. Just fees.
We both admired the thinking of Simon Sinek, who espouses a life that’s built around a why and a…
“I’ll just run to the next lamppost.
I’ll just run to the next car.
I’ll just run to the next crossroads.
I’ll just run to the next Chinese Takeaway.
I’ll just run to the next lamppost.
I’ll just run to the next bar.”
It’s wearying: the marathon of running a business that has no finishing straight, never mind a line.
You just do this, you just do that, and that, and this, and before you know it the next lap has started and it’s all “Push onwards chaps we’re not going to let these bally challenges get in the…
Life as we know it has changed beyond belief in the last 8 weeks, we’re all learning a new way of life and having conversations we couldn’t have even conceived of just a couple of months ago. There’s been a lot about putting masks on, the lack of masks, where to find masks, their effectiveness and it’s all underpinned by a sense of emergency and just how important it is to protect others; our loved ones, our NHS, our economy, our whole nation.
And it is, it’s vital.
But, there’s another crucial point in all this too, we need to…
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