Slow down with mentoring support in a trustworthy space where you can focus, clear your mind and gain perspective.

For whom?

Walking Mentorship is a life changing experience specially crafted for people who are in the process of taking important personal and professional decisions. Either you need a career check-up, take a break from daily craziness, run a reality check on a new business idea or just want to refresh your creative spark.

In a 24/7 connected world, disconnect to connect better, completely. An opportunity to simplify life and go back to basics, naturally.

What we do?

We walk unique routes (like the Camino de Santiago or Via Francigena) with a mentor and a small group of people. During one week you experience a mixture of fun, physical exercise, companionship, unusual lodging, fantastic meals, endless walks and beautiful landscapes, all connected in the same venture. Everyday we have a clear objective, intermediate milestones and a plan. The route is well marked, daily distances are progressive, and we prepared all conditions for a safe and unique experience.

Revise your priorities and goals. Gain the clarity where you want to go next, and craft an action plan to move forward with your life.

What's in it for me?

By the end of the program you will connect with your ultimate purpose and ignite your passion to achieve the fundamental vision of your life, career, finances, health and relationships. You will gain a clear and deep understanding of what truly motivates you. You will be supported by an experienced Mentor and a unique methodology.

Location:
Camino de Santiago - Spain
Duration:
8 days | 7 nights – From Sunday to Sunday
Group profile:
10 people
Dates in 2018:
21 April - 29 April | Group complete
26 May - 3 June | Group complete
18 August - 26 August | 4 places available
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The Vía de La Plata (Silver Way) is an ancient commercial and pilgrimage path that crosses the west of Spain from north to south, connecting Mérida to Astorga. Today the Vía de la Plata is a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela and a popular alternative to the better known Camino de Santiago (Camino Francés) which crosses northern Spain.

Our Route starts in Ourense and will take us to Tamallancos, Oseira, Dozón, Bendoiro, Dornelas and Outeiro just before we reach Santiago de Compostela.

What can you expect from this Program? :

  • A fully dedicated Mentor
  • Exclusive Walking Mentorship methodology
  • Charming lodging in unique manor houses, century-old monasteries and hotels
  • All inclusive -Accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, dinners with drinks included
  • Gastronomic experiences ranging from unique restaurants to family run farms
  • Pre-Walk online orientation session
  • Exercise plan to improve your endurance
  • Includes 6 individual mentoring sessions in the 12 months after the walking

The program starts producing more visible results when the walking is over. One week after the program we facilitate an individual feedback session, online or personally. The objective is to guarantee a smooth transition and clarify any questions related with the exercises, supporting your actionable personal plan.

Once you join the program you have access to regular mentoring sessions in the following year and a lifetime special alumni rate to join new walks.

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Location:
Via Francigena - Switzerland + Italy
Duration:
8 days | 7 nights – From Saturday to Saturday
Group profile:
10 people
Dates in 2018:
23 June - 30 June | Group complete
21 July - 28 July | Group complete
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The Via Francigena is the common name of an ancient road and pilgrim route running from Canterbury to Rome. As such, the route passes through England, France, Switzerland and Italy. The route was known in Italy as the “Via Francigena” because it was the road that comes from France. The road to Rome became a thoroughfare for clerics, kings and merchants, but also for pilgrims.

These people would make their pilgrimage to the resting places of St Peter and St Paul, often continuing by land and sea to Jerusalem, making it the most important pilgrim route in medieval Europe. The section we walk has around 100km starting in Martigny and arriving in Aosta, before we return to Geneve by bus and train. If you like to walk above the clouds, this experience was made for you!

What can you expect from this Program? :

  • A fully dedicated Mentor
  • Survival Kit – Exclusive Walking Mentorship methodology
  • Charming lodging in unique manor houses, century-old monasteries and hotels
  • All inclusive -Accommodation, breakfasts, lunches, dinners with drinks included
  • Gastronomic experiences ranging from unique restaurants to family run farms
  • Pre-Walk online orientation session
  • Exercise plan to improve your endurance
  • Includes 6 individual mentoring sessions in the 12 months after the walking

The program starts producing more visible results when the walking is over. One week after the program we facilitate an individual feedback session, online or personally. The objective is to guarantee a smooth transition and clarify any questions related with the exercises, supporting your actionable personal plan.

Once you join the program you have access to regular mentoring sessions in the following year and a lifetime special alumni rate to join new walks.

Learn More About the Program in Via Francigena
Location:
Alqueva Lake - Portugal
Duration:
3 days | 2 nights – From Friday to Sunday
Group profile:
12 people
Dates in 2018:
19 October - 21 October | 8 places available
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The Walking Mentorship Weekend is a specific format designed to spark change in your life. Either to reinforce what you already pursue or to give you a fresh approach on what you have in your hands.

The chosen location of Alqueva is a one of a kind certified Starlight Destination due to its lack of light pollution, enabling sights of the stars of unique clarity.

Some things you can only see when there are no distractions around. The Walking Mentorship Weekend can make that happen at the moment when you really need it.

What can you expect from this Program? :

  • A fully dedicated Mentor and guide on the region
  • Survival Kit – Exclusive Walking Mentorship methodology
  • Charming lodging in unique Monte Falperras
  • 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners with drinks and wine included
  • Gastronomic experiences with local cooks
  • Pre-departure conference call to prepare for the trip
  • After program feedback and orientation
  • 2 individual mentoring sessions in the 6 months after the walking

The program starts producing more visible results when the walking is over. One week after the program we facilitate an individual feedback session, online or personally. The objective is to guarantee a smooth transition and clarify any questions related with the exercises, supporting your actionable personal plan. Once you join the program you have access to regular mentoring sessions in the following year and a lifetime special alumni rate to join new walks.

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Platform:
Phone, Skype, FaceTime or Zoom
Duration:
8 sessions (approx. 3 months)
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The Online Mentorship can happen whenever you want and need. Walking will continue to be the centerpiece of the program, but you will be able to do it from the comfort of your home or a chosen location, making the most of mobile technology. Sounds like walking, but it is a philosophy of self-development.

The program will help you to clarify your current moment; Assess your needs, skills and situation; Set goals to achieve what you desire and create an action plan to make your vision come true. The online format allows you to walk at your own pace in a personally chosen location, while your mentor does the same.

What can you expect from this Program? :

  • An Action Plan for your life, designed by yourself
  • A fully dedicated Mentor
  • Online Mentorship exclusive methodology
  • Sessions up to 90 minutes every two weeks
  • A total of 8 sessions. (approx. 3 months)
  • E-mails and messaging between Mentor and Mentee are welcomed
  • Walking routes suggestion
  • Exercise plan to improve your endurance
  • When possible the online session can be replaced by a walk+talk experience

The methodology follows a 8 step plan divided in 8 online sessions. Every two weeks, you will have clear objectives, intermediate milestones and supporting exercises. After each session a summary will be shared to help keep focus on the exercises and reinforce the momentum you are living.

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The Methodology

A PHILOSOPHY OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT.

Walking Mentorship helps you connect with your ultimate purpose. You will revise your priorities and will gain the clarity where you want to go next. The objective is to craft an action plan to move forward.

Developing yourself to become the person you want to be is the biggest challenge of life. No one can do that for you! Walking Mentorship helps you take responsibility for yourself, your thoughts and your actions, understand better how you think and how to make the necessary changes for the better. Step by step you can create new meanings, fulfil your life and develop your potentialities. How can you do it?

WALK+WALK+WALK: Physical activity is key for stress reduction, boosting the brain’s dopamine, norepinephrine, and serotonin levels—all of which affect focus, concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. You do not need to climb the Everest to have this: we design our program to keep both, the challenge and the enjoyment of the experience within a controlled and safe environment.

DISCONNECT TO CONNECT (BETTER): We live in a 24/7 connected world. While the benefits of this environment are countless, the noise it creates is sometimes unbearable. The benefits of time off cannot be achieved if you are not able to disconnect from your daily life for a minimum period of time. Completely. This is why we choose to go off the beaten track, for periods ranging from 1 day up to a full week.

MENTORING: Our program creates the perfect framework to spend time with yourself as well as with other group members. This is an extremely rare exercise nowadays and that most of us are not used to. We care about every moment to help you reach and benefit from the focus it creates within days.

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The Mentor

WALKING WITH YOU TOWARDS A BETTER LIFE.

The concept took almost twenty years to prepare. After hundreds of walks with family, friends and their friends the Walking Mentorship was crafted step by step.

João Perre Viana is the founder of the Walking Mentorship and can be described as a”glass half full” type of person. Raised in Portugal, he quickly called the world his home. Finished high school in Montana, studied law in Lisbon and ended up selling is first digital company to an advertising group just before the bubble burst in 2001.

Becoming a Mad Man turned out to be much better than staying in court, the best travel agency he could ever have dreamed of; first took him on a European tour (France, Germany and UK) with a pit stop to conclude an MBA in Belgium. Later, the passion for strategy, innovation and brand creation took him into Central Asia (Kazakstan), Eastern Europe (Ukraine) and Africa (Angola and Mozambique). In between more than 12 countries, living, mentoring, working and teaching at local universities.

He his an advisory board member in different organisations and also a guest lecturer at EADA in Barcelona and Lviv Business School in Ukraine. For many years he has been a business mentor at numerous pre-accelerators, incubators and entrepreneurial programs. 

Bringing 15+ years of international background, João has a strong focus and experience in Change Management, Business transformation and Individual mentorship, he developed a philosophy of self-development coined Walking Mentorship. A fresh breeze to drive individual change and impact organisations from within.

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Teaching + Speaking

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João Perre Viana is an accomplished mentor, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and Business consultant. He has over 20 years’ experience creating new business models, brands and innovative services.

Alongside his work in Marketing and Communications, João works with companies, schools, entrepreneurs, and other professionals on how to take ownership of your own “path” in life and tell stories that bridge the gap between business and heart to build stronger brands and happier People. Some of João’s favourite topics and classes are  :

  • How Walking can save the World?
  • Business + Career Mentorship
  • Business Models Creation for a new Economy
  • Crossroads of Disciplines
  • Managing Uncertainty

From nature to business João’s story talks are beneficial to anybody wanting to improve their self-development skills. You will discover the beautiful metaphors learned along the thousand of kilometres walked and how they apply into our life.

In João’s speeches and seminars, he will share his process for creating and revising your vision, purpose and how to achieve it. Walking can help you become more flexible and adaptable, two of most important skills in the 21st Century. 

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