Walking Mentorship | The Story
The concept took almost twenty years to prepare. Supported by research along with hundreds of walks with family, friends and their friends, the Walking Mentorship was created.
At the end of 2015, the first groups hit the road with their backpacks. Since that day, hundreds of people worldwide have joined our different outdoors and online programs.
João Perre Viana founded the Walking Mentorship, and a few years later, was joined by Nuno Santos Fernandes as a partner. Based on an innovative service model, the WM has been partnering with different co-mentors from various geographies and organizations committed to unleashing their teams' full potential. Always walking, always in nature.
Our methodology has four moments
1. Slow down
Clear your Mind
Slow down with mentoring support in a trustworthy space where you can focus, clear your mind and gain perspective. You can join our programs, online, individually or with your corporation.
2. Reconnect with yourself
Reconnect with yourself, the people around you and the environment. This is an opportunity to simplify life and go back to basics, naturally, step by step, just like walking. Align your thoughts with your pace.
3. Gain perspective
Understand what is Essential
Either you have an important personal or professional decision to make, or you just need a moment to reconnect with yourself and a way to recharge your batteries. This is something only you can do.
4. Take action
Create a Vision and an Action Plan
By the end of each program, you will revisit your ultimate purpose and ignite your passion to achieve the fundamental vision of your life. You will gain a deep understanding of what truly motivates you and the ability to turn it into an action plan.
Our clients’ experience
If you happen to be in the Walking Mentorship, there is no coincidence.
If you happen to be in the Walking Mentorship, there is no coincidence. You are, probably, at the point where you need to find a Truth, which once you knew, and that now you need to reconnect to. WM is a safe voyage, both ways: inside and outside, with peers, travellers, and seekers just like you. I recommend it to anyone who is willing to make some important insights, after which you will never be the same. And after which, you will surely, want to recommence. Because, once you start walking with João, you cannot stop walking.
Poet, Writer and Life coach
A joyful journey of self-discovery towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life.
Walking with Joao was a joyful journey of self-discovery towards a more meaningful and fulfilling life. We all have doubts about our choices, both personal and professional. The mentorship shows we also have the answers. Awareness and purpose help you focus your energy on what really makes a difference. The ideal future is at our reach and Joao helps build the compass.
Senior Reporter | Redator Principal
It looks like walking, but in the end, it's thinking and crystallising the best ideas.
It's difficult to find a program more physically and intellectually intense. It looks like walking, but in the end, it's thinking and crystallising the best ideas which you have in your head. The venues are fantastic, the route is beautiful and on top, you are supported by a fantastic Mentor, with whom spending a week is a real treasure.
President at Family Business Network Ukraine
What you have done during this week is priceless.
What you have done during this week is priceless. Amongst the different benefits I received throughout this journey, I realize that you were there the all-time for me. You made me realize that my life is whole and not divided between personal and professional. During this week, I felt things could change without having to change my entire life. I can be happy and go on. With your help, it became real and conscient in me.
Founder & CEO at EVENT CONCIERGE
Keep walking with me Podcast
Hope emerges from the dialogue between people. Nuno and Joao bring the inside look in the life of the beautiful people they walk with, the living proof that we are a lot more alike than we think. Everything is wrapped with a guest and music.