Friday, 11 September 2015

Is There An #Adventuress In You?

It seems that everywhere I look I see amazing women doing amazing things. Climbing mountains, crossing oceans, walking to the poles....I have started to notice the trend the moment I booked my own adventuress - Jacki Hill Murphy - to come and speak at the forthcoming Women in Travel meet Up at World Travel Market 2015 on 3 November in London. This is a platform for international women in travel to meet, share ideas, learn, network and connect, which I launched last year and it is now growing and expanding.

Jacki has been undertaking a number of adventurous journeys, recreating those that were completed much, much earlier and with seriously poor equipment, information and overall preparation, by women living in the 18th and 19th century.  Jacki will talk about her experience, but also what these amazing women and adventuresses had to endure in order to fulfil their journey. 

Talk of leadership and resilience! These women never lost sight of their goals, never thought they would give up, even though they risked their life on several occasions and were left for dead on others. 

Is it the same with modern heroines? Jacki says that some of the places she visited recreating the journeys are still very hard to reach and only seen by few, so she feels very lucky to have shared these experiences and every journey, however difficult, feeds her wonderlust even further!

I believe that it is part of our human nature to want to set ourselves challenges and work through them and there are many lessons here that can be learnt and applied to our business environment. Jacki says that staying humble and being able to organise yourself are some of the leadership lessons she has gained while studying the life of the adventuresses in order to recreate their journey.

And what about you? What challenge are you setting for yourself? Or which leadership skills have you recently acquired through a journey, a sporting challenge or some other event? As usual I look forward to your comments and also invite you all to join us on 3rd November In London for what will no doubt be a challenging and stimulating event!  

Alessandra is an experienced mentor, business coach, consultant and strategist. She supports individuals - especially women - and organisations in achieveing their potential through customised, outcome driven interventions . You can find out more about Alessandra here and contact her by email here. 

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