''Wilderness" is not a place, it's a way of life
Wilderness guide, tracker and TEDx speaker Alan McSmith was born to guide.
For three decades his objective has been consistent: a delight in exploring wild African country
and encouraging a deeper, meaningful connection with nature and people.
He believes that nature helps us to recognize and understand the dark sides of our natures - our shadows.
For hidden away and deeply buried within these gloomy places of our minds lie the seeds of our own insecurities,
our racist tendencies, our intolerances and our mistrusts. In the birth of a new day, we acknowledge these inspiring fresh directions in our lives.
Perhaps this is where the „leadership‟ in „wilderness leadership trails‟ can be identified. Perhaps then true leadership exists once an individual person is able,
through the deeper discovery of self, to combine and adapt this trend to the benefit of the group setting. There is a paradigm shift in the way of thinking from “me” to
“us”, which, with natural flow, provides vision, effectiveness and direction. Within a corporate setting in particular, this growth has massive benefit.
Trails are not about luxury or pretences. They can be raw, and at times, even taxing. But within these simple surrounds lie great truths.
Truths capable of transcending and elevating all walks of life.
THE ELEPHANT RUMBLE/wilderness presentation
With 30 years of safari experience in six African countries, wilderness guide, tracker and TEDx speaker Alan McSmith has a story to tell. Mostly about elephants. Well-known for his intuitive understanding of these amazing animals, he shares insights of mysteriously fascinating ecology and behaviour.