“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.” – Coretta Scott King
What is Freshwalks?
In its simplest form Freshwalks is a community of people, primarily business owners and freelancers, who meet on regular basis to tackle peaks and traverse dales around the UK and Europe.
They’re an enthusiastic, inclusive and supportive group and a great example of what the human spirit is capable given the opportunity. The power of community should not be underestimated when it comes to helping you find business connections, expertise and boosting your wellbeing.
Michael Di Paola has always been a keen advocate of communities. Moreover, he realises that for a community to be successful, it must enrich the lives of its members and that Freshwalkers feel a shared sense of trust, connection and compassion for one another.
Just some of the benefits of taking your networking with clients and also your team and leadership learning outdoors includes:
Confidence to push against your limits as you climb hills and so building greater self-belief
Collective Wisdom – New ideas are generated on walks due to the conversations and neurotransmitters flooding your system
Being with the crowd allows you to be infected with their motivation, even if you’ve had a tough week
Mutual accountability- if you say you’re going on the group’s WhatsApp, you’ll feel a sense of responsibility for your comrades.
With the craziness of the world at the moment, it pays to not walk alone.
Listen to Michael’s journey here: https://youtu.be/5MBOK9U7tVs