In this episode I interview Mark Sears
Mark is a strategist, speaker and facilitator exploring meaning, purpose and participatory leadership through human rewilding and life centred design.
He spent 15 years growing purpose-led brands for Virgin as Head of Global Brand Strategy. Here he launched new Virgin companies around the world and advised and supported the unique ecosystem of Virgin brands to better embody the ‘mother’ brand values.
More recently he has been exploring and researching ‘wildness’ and how it can support a more meaningful engagement with the world.
During this time he brought together many of the UK’s biggest conservation and children's charities to create The Wild Network a people-powered movement to get kids outdoors.
Together they launched the feature length film Project Wild Thing which has been seen by 1.5 million people worldwide.
Mark now creates experience led journeys to support agents of systems change by helping them to become more human, stepping into the wildest and best version of themselves as leaders.
Mark lives in Devon with this wife and two children
In our episode, we discuss:
In this episode we discuss:
Mark's Black Country heritage and his early connection with nature
Seeking connection in the mountains
Falling in love with the river Dart
Going in deeper connection with ourselves through our connection with places
Mid life transitions and how you show up for your kids during your own crises
Our children's gift of being in the present
Dealing with turbulence in his career
Creating space for connection
The anger that arises when our inner child isn't met
Early warning signs of overwhelm
How the past can show up an impact our lives
How we can create the conditions for our children to discover themselves
The importance of thresholds, coming into manhood
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