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“When I have my backpack with me and I am walking with you
towards a better life, I am in heaven.”

João Perre Viana – Walking Mentorship Founder

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

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

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

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

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

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.

WALKING 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.

The Founder.

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 during the revolutionary years, he quickly called the world his home. Finished high school in Montana, studied law by accident 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.

The Methodology

A PHILOSOPHY OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT.

This is the first objective of any Walking Mentorship program. To provide you with a trustworthy space where you can focus on yourself and, in a supportive environment, have the opportunity to slow down, clear your mind and gain perspective of where you are right now.

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.

Partnerships

GET JOÃO AS A SPEAKER OR TEACHER

João Perre Viana is an accomplished mentor, entrepreneur, keynote speaker, author and Business consultant, with 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.

Academic, Consulting and Advisory :

  • How Walking can save the World?

  • Business + Career Mentorship

  • Business Models Creation for a new Economy

  • Crossroads of Disciplines

  • Managing Uncertainty

  • A Framework for the Digital Revolution 4.0

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.

Get in contact Today!

Book an Introductory session with João – Skype or WhatsApp

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.
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.

LOCATION: Camino de Santiago – Spain
DURATION: 8 days | 7 nights – From Sunday to Sunday
GROUP PROFILE: 8 people
UPCOMING DATES IN 2018: 
21-29 April | Group complete
26 May – 03 June | 1 place available
18-26 August | 4 places available

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE : Click Camino Santiago _ Brochure 2018

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

LOCATION: Via Francigena – Switzerland + Italy
DURATION: 8 days | 7 nights – From Saturday to Saturday
GROUP PROFILE: 8 people
UPCOMING DATES IN 2018: 
23-30 June | Group complete
21-28 July | places available

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE: Click Via Francigena _ Brochure 2018

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

LOCATION: Alqueva Lake – Portugal
DURATION: 3 days | 2 nights – From Friday to Sunday
GROUP PROFILE: 12 people
UPCOMING DATES IN 2018:
23-25 February (group complete)
23-25 March (group complete)
19-21 October (8 places available)

DOWNLOAD BROCHURE: Click Alqueva-Weekend _ Brochure 2018

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

PLATFORM: Phone, Skype, FaceTime or Zoom
DURATION: 8 sessions (approx. 3 months)
DOWNLOAD BROCHURE: Click Online Mentorship_ Brochure 2018

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.

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.

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

Things do not change, we change. Would you like to know how the Walking Mentorship can help you change?