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.
Perhaps the greatest gift nature can offer us, is the one of stillness.
The presentation is more about sharing the wilderness experience, or the sentiency of elephants. It’s about exploring a deeper meaning of nature … a great simplicity that is able to provide stillness in our lives.
Alan brings these stories to life, proposing that the wild provides a source of inspiration in our lives, regardless of who we are or what we do.
The ecology of leadership suggests that meaningful and sustainable self-discovery comes from within. There is a ancient wisdom in nature that transcends time and place.
And like a Bushman tracker studying the trail before him … with the ancestral wisdom of 40 000 years, he knows how to survive in the desert. He may very well be suggesting that in order to determine where we are in the world, to move forward, we may first have to return to this stillness, to go back.
The value of an elephant rumble lies in exploring the gentle authenticity of the wilderness experience.
Its perhaps safe to say that our world is facing severe social, economic, and environmental challenges. Where does a sense of stillness come from?
Within this climate we are all searching for inspiration to effect change in our lives, in one way or another. But change can be fearful when the outcome may be unknown.
Nature and business
The value of the wilderness experience and corporate leadership is immense. Business is being fundamentally transformed by both social and ecological forces that can no longer be ignored. In nature change is constant, but in society change is reluctant. What is the most meaningful way to explore this necessary process with the well-being of your herd in mind?
An Elephant Rumble has been felt in England, Scotland, Wales, Holland and numerous African campfires, importing the wilds of Okavango, Damaraland, Chobe, Zambezi and Timbavati to your jungle or event.