Now things are starting to get interesting!
The lowdown: I use the ancient art of tracking wild animals on foot to help young explorers better understand the principals of curiosity- which in turn helps them tackle their their own unique process of self and career exploration in a fast changing world of work- where solving complex environmental problems IS the future of the world of work. Full circle. 🐾
I am extremely passionate about conserving the ancient art of tracking wild animals on foot, and although I have spent some time learning this from the San people in the Kalahari region of Southern Africa, I need to learn much much more! Hard work needs to be done to conserve this valuable form of ‘art & curiosity’, and I would love to share what has already been done with the world, working closely with the Field Guide Association of South Africa and supporting the Tracker Academy, the first and only specialised tracker training academy in the world.
Dr. Ian McCullum beautifully explaining my passion for tracking:
"Whether we realise it or not, to identify the track of an animal it to enter into a relationship with that animal and as every ranger and wildlife guide will confirm, we can learn a lot about ourselves from the wild - if we are open to it.
In keeping with the ecological theme, I believe it is important to draw attention to the link between tracking skills, life and leadership skills. Put differently, the manner in which you track a wild animal is, in principle, no different to the way you keep track of your life, your relationship and your career. Both depend for their success on one's capacity to focus and scan - to pay attention to detail and processes on the one hand, and to see the bigger picture and to understand consequences, on the other.
Tracking and situation analysis are the same thing. It is about problem solving, collating the facts and making decisions"