IT ALL BEGAN WITH A JOURNEY
On the 1st January 1999, Travis Gale set out on a round the world bicycle tour, alongside my friend, Stephen Bonaconsa. Their vision was to raise R1 Million for children affected by and living with HIV / AIDS in KZN, South Africa.
On the 18th December 1999, they peddled back into Johannesburg, our starting point, having successfully cycled through 16 countries, raising R1.7 million for their cause.
THE MIDDLE JOURNEY - 7 KEY INSIGHTS
Every start has a day 5. Keep going.
Who you are will get you there. Refuel from your story.
What you focus on explands. Protect your perspective.
Mini milestones all add up. Think big, plan small.
Plans change. Be present and agile.
The middle is best done with others. Find your tribe.
Barriers sometimes win. Embrace and learn from failure.
OUR CORE OFFERINGS
Do you have a goal that you want to achieve but have not been able to get out of the starting blocks? Do you have ideas that you wish you could turn into reality but just don’t know how to go about doing that? Are you currently working toward ambitous goals but have hit challenges which you need to overcome? Do you want to bring focus and strategy to what you are looking to achieve? If you have answered yes to any of these, then The Middle Journey Online Course is for you!
WHAT WILL YOU LEARN
WITH AN ONLINE COURSE?
The Middle Journey will encourage you to take the steps required to achieve ambitous goals. You will learn how to approach your goals strategically, developing a plan to reach them. You will identify what stands in your way and how to overcome those challenges. You will articulate a clear purpose and vision for your goal and learn how to leverage that story during tough times. You will also identify the key people who will support your journey and how to deal with failures that may happen along the way. Overall, you will learn how to finish what you want to start!
HOW DOES AN ONLINE
The 7 insights of The Middle Journey are each packaged into short 5 – 7 minute videos. Following each video, you will work through five questions per module on an interactive PDF. These questions will ensure you apply the insights directly to your journey and that your answers are documented. You can engage with The Middle Journey at your own pace. Coaching to assist you on the journey is also available.
The Middle Coaching creates the space for you to articulate your goals and develop a practical strategy to reach those goals. Together with your coach, you will navigate the 7 insights of The Middle Journey exploring how to increase grit and resilience, how to ensure your goals are fuelled by an authentic purpose and vision, how to overcome the challenges that stand in your way, how to maintain momentum through intentional daily steps, how to develop and leverage a healthy perspective as you navigate barriers, how to ensure you are supported along the way, how to deal with failures and overall, how to finish well and reach your goals.
MEET THE COACHES
Sarah is a registered industrial psychologist with a strong desire to see people and organisations tackle the changes required to grow into their potential. Her corporate background within the FMCG industry laid a strong foundation in being able to connect and work with teams from a wide range of industries. As a Middle coach, Sarah is brings high energy and a wealth of knowledge into her coaching of individuals and teams.
Sarah is currently navigating The Middle of a marriage to David, parenting two girls Hope and Andy , running her own business as part of The Middle and The Appletree Group. Sarah combined trail running and mountain biking to stretch herself and go on adventures, whether its running the comrades, tackling a mountain bike event or simply playing in the mountains.
Ashleigh started her career in the marketing, branding and film production industries, before migrating to people development when she realised where her true passion lies. Ashleigh is an accredited coach, employee development specialist and talent recruitment specialist through Harrison Assessments International, and has experience serving clients in a wide range of industries including Insurance, Construction, Accounting, e-commerce as well as a myriad of SME’s.
As a middle coach, Ashleigh brings a strong skillset of one on one coaching and team facilitation, ensuring that every intervention is of the highest quality. Ashleigh is in the middle of owning her own business, Lightly Salted and seeks adventure through hiking the mountains, swimming or long SUP’s out in the ocean.
HOW TO KEEP GOING THROUGH TOUGH TERRAIN.
It’s The Middle that tests us with challenges, yielding a multitude of emotions. It’s The Middle that involves the raw and often painful need to dig deep, to push through the barriers that stand in our way, and show ourselves what we are capable of. The Middle is what we, as human beings, were designed for.
The Middle Keynotes are designed to encourage and equip individuals and teams to keep going toward ambitous goals. Leveraging stories from the cycle tour, Travis shares the insights he learned on the tour and how he has applied that to other areas of life since the tour, including; entrepreneurship, career development, projects, ultra sporting events, marriage, parenting and simply being human. Each insight he shares supports the development of resilience and grit, strengthening our resolve and ultimately our endurance which he defines as; the ability to keep going through difficult circumstances without giving way. If you or your team need encouragement and tools to reach your goals, then a middle keynote is for you. Each keynote will draw from the relevant insights that suit your context and include media, story, practical insights, relevant questions and sticky terms, which ensure impact and sustained reinforcement.
OUR CLIENTS REVIEWS
The Middle Events are experiences which leverage adventure and journeys in the outdoors which equip individuals and teams with The Middle insights. Our events are an opportunity to disconnect from your context, refocus and shift your perspective before plugging back into your context and continuing your journey.
We offer events to the public and are also able to design bespoke events for your team which can include hiking, trail running, mountain biking, SUP’ing and fastpacking.