That moment when you realize there’s an idea about to be birthed…

Last month I had a really awesome experience! My colleague Susan Charland and I got to know each other on a whole other level.

Both of us are “outdoorsy” people, so instead of meeting for coffee or on the golf course where we initially met, we decided to go on a hike at Wesley Hill Nature Reserve

I realized right away that she is my kind of peep….Why? 

Because with only a hint of hesitation she asked “How do you feel about walking IN the creekbed? I mean we don’t have to, it’s not for everybody.”…then she pulled out a pair of crampons 😲



a metal plate with spikes fixed to a boot for walking on ice or rock climbing.

It's not all biz hiking images

I was like “HELL YEAH!!!!” “Are you kidding me!  


We talked about life, biz, relationships, love, and friendship.

Oh, the perspective you gain when out walking in nature, (literally in this case), and allowing yourself to be, well… YOU.

And now, we’re taking it further!

We know there are others like us who are business owners, executives, and high achievers who thrive in business & career.  Yet, also know they must step away in order to care for themselves, gain perspective, be inspired, and connect to nature.  

Maybe that’s you or maybe you know you should, and want to, but haven’t……YET.

Well, you’re in luck! Susan and I have decided to start an ‘Executives Outdoor Group’ (CREATIVE NAME IDEAS WELCOME) at a very grassroots level. Nothing fancy, no membership, just “Hey, here’s what we’re doing this week, join us if you want” kind of thing.

And don’t let the crampon idea scare you….we’re not extreme athletes or anything…all activities will fit varying levels of participation.

If you’re interested in being on our “Here’s where we’ll be” list, please email me at and I’ll add you to the distribution list.