Walking Mentorship | The StoryThe 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.
How do you climb a mountain? The same way you climb two!
The difference is that you are more experienced in the second round, and the difficulties seem to be less of a problem and more of a learning opportunity. The process becomes the objective, and the present moment, a glimpse of eternity.
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 programs help you slow down with mentoring support in a trustworthy space where you can focus, clear your mind, and gain perspective. This is an opportunity to simplify life and go back to basics, naturally, step by step, just like walking.
By the end of each program, you will revisit your ultimate purpose and ignite your passion for achieving 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.
Methodology | A virtuous circle
A PHILOSOPHY OF SELF-DEVELOPMENT.The Walking Mentorship methodology aligns your actions with your inner self and your purpose in life. It’s the mentoring program for skeptics. All our programs finish with an action plan that you take to your life the very next day. And that is just the beginning.
Setting well-rooted goals for your life, and having a plan to reach them is the single most powerful step you can take to live a fulfilling life.
As we know, this is easier said than done, we developed a methodology that supports you in this process.
With the Mentoring program, we give you the structure to go through 4 big moments - slow down to see where you are, reconnect with yourself and those around you, gain perspective on your desired future and take action to start moving in that direction right away.
By doing our Mentoring programs while Walking in Nature, we take advantage of old knowledge that is being verified by science.
Old traditions used long walks and pilgrimages to promote a deeper sense of self and finding purpose in life. Several studies are proving that walking is much more than exercise. It is vital for stress reduction, focus, concentration, motivation, memory, and mood. When you walk, you find your own pace.
But when you walk in nature, you recover abilities and awareness that our modern artificial lives are muffling. From a scientific point of view, we know that after some hours of walking in nature, the balance of neurotransmitters in our brain is readjusted to a more creative, open, and engaged mode, making the mentoring process much more comfortable.
As we see it, the virtuous cycle in the next image is, in reality, a continuous spiral of personal growth.