Whether you are living in a big city, surrounded by thousands of people, or are based in a more rural environment, it is easy to feel isolated for any number of reasons. Loneliness is an epidemic that does not discriminate, in fact 9 million of us are lonely in the UK. It is often a silent problem that can lead to serious health affects that are hard to find our way out of.
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With your help we can be one part of the solution tackling loneliness.
How did it start?
Starting in London parks with the start of winter in 2018, we brought together groups of people to discuss our shared experiences of loneliness. As we connected to each other and reconnected to nature, our resilience to weather the storms of life continue to grow exponentially. With a series of outdoor community events behind us, we have since piloted our 1-1 offering.
As a new project Coaches Beyond Borders has not generated any revenue or registered as an organisation. We have instead spent this time developing our services and offering them for free. Any costs generated have been self-funded by the female project creators you can read about below.
How we help?
We tackle loneliness through free outdoor coaching in public parks. Operating in free spaces like this helps us to make our work as accessible as possible. Not to mention:
So they provide the perfect backdrop for our work at Coaches Beyond Borders. Nature and the transformational coaching we provide enables us to have meaningfully charged conversations. Our service gets people to step out of their comfort zones and creates a brave space to address difficult issues like loneliness.
What's the plan?
We have been building a community through our seasonal events that will continue to run throughout the year. We need your help to recruit, screen, and train 10 coaches who will roll out the Coaches Beyond Borders project within their own communities. Together, this training will enable us to connect with and support 100 individuals experiencing loneliness this year.
What do you get in return?
Join our group coaching sessions throughout the year or connect with us to receive one to one free nature based coaching. You can receive up to 6 one to one outdoor coaching sessions and attend as many of our seasonal events and group coaching sessions as you like.
Each coach at Coaches Beyond Borders aims to support at least 10 people individually. This is how we will grow this work, one coach at a time, one person at a time.
Who are we?
Coaches Beyond Borders is a new project with aspirations of becoming a cooperative. We are on a mission to eradicate loneliness and re-enchant the world with a sense of belonging. We offer FREE nature based coaching for individuals who identify as feeling isolated or lonely who are in search of connection.
We aim to do this sustainably by generating an income through delivering wellbeing workshops and coaching packages to corporate organisations and co-working spaces that value the mental health and productivity of their staff.
Caesar Gordon - Founding Member
Caesar is a professional coach, by day she focuses her attention on supporting unreasonable visionaries, often known as social entrepreneurs. At night she looks at tackling unseen pain such as shame and loneliness. Her earliest memory of loneliness can be traced back to her days of wearing a school uniform. Loneliness can strike at any age, in different ways, which is why she feels so drawn to this cause.
Leigh Wallet - Founding Member
Leigh Wallett is an international business and life coach. Working with both corporate teams on transforming how they work together and with individuals on life goals. Leigh started her questioning on what makes a good life by studying Politics, Philosophy and Economics, followed by a diploma in Naturopathic Nutrition. She has 5 years of experience working with corporate teams and qualified as and ACC certified life coach through mindful talent in 2018. Leigh is known as a catalyst amongst her teams and coaching clients.
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