In 2019 the Business NetWalkers walked over 595,000 steps improving mental performance, well being, physical fitness, knowledge sharing and business growth in the business community.

Walking Talking Business

Remote, No Screen, Camera Free, Business NetWalking

Walking Talking business brings together small groups of like minded business leaders to talk about anything business.  Often people talk about what would make a difference to their business right now, what they're struggling with, introductions wanted and an opportunity to share and celebrate successes too.  After all, being in business can be a lonely place.

Wednesday 3rd June 2020

10.00 am

At your favourite location

Cost £10




Covid-19 Update 

 

During Covid-19 restrictions our group Business Netwalking is resting.

We are currently making the most of our individual walking time, with remote netwalking.

If you would like to join in a lively business netwalking hosted via telephone (no camera, no screen time) below are our current and planned walks.

The walks are restricted to 3 or 4 people which means it's a lively discussion where you can share your current business challenges, ask for introductions to potential clients, or people who can help you in any way you choose.

The Business NetWalkers are a growing group of people who are want to feel better and perform better in their business.

Why has a business consultant so focused on improving operational performance and profits set up the Business NetWalkers?

After 20 years of consulting and implementing profitable solutions it became increasing clear that as the business environment changes people are working longer hours at their desks.  Stress continues to rise having a negative impact on mental health, the business and home environment.  To sum up, the Health & Safety of our people is often and unwittingly in jeopardy.  Many layers of information and training are expertly delivered as solutions, but business as normal prevails with the cry of we haven't got time.  People are every organisations most valuable asset and solutions are essential.  A simple, cost effective, yet most profound solution is walking.

Gail has, throughout her career, walked and talked with clients and her team.  She knows the profound effect a walk outside has on mood and mind.  With her knowledge of psychology and neuroscience it was a just one step to invite and encourage business owners and executives to walk and talk.

Walking is still one of the simple solutions with the most profound effect.

Besides the usual reason of improving physical fitness, there are a multitude of business growth benefits including enhanced state of mental performance and well being, creating space for clear thinking, talking and collaborating with other people, sharing knowledge and growing our business network.

Our mission continues to be to continuously improve the wealth and well being of our business community.  Walking is the perfect first step and you can choose from four types of walks:

  1. Short, bite-sized City walks which are the perfect opportunity to get up from your desk, stretch your legs and connect with amazing people.

  2. Short rural walks that are close to town and connected to nature.

  3. Longer walks in stunning countryside featuring hills or beaches.

  4. Private walks perfect for walking, talking business either one to one coaching, or group training or enhancing employee engagement.

Whichever route you choose you'll find all these benefits:

~ Networking on the move
~ Light exercise
~ Learning something new
~ Meeting new people
~ Stimulates your brain and feel energised in the afternoon
~ Coffee and food supporting a local independent
~ Encourages you to do something different

Mental Performance and Well Being

Businesses are built by people who have enhanced cognitive ability and a strong level of creative thinking and resilience.  Exercise is proven to enhance our mental well being.  The mental clarity that is created as you are rhythmically striding and talking affords you the much craved for headspace.  Without mental effort you gain a fresh perspective on problems that have been occupying your mind.

NetWalking offers many aspects of creating your own enhanced well being and plays its part in mastering the art of being human in business.  The physical exercise releases feel good endorphins, there are the benefits of a period of time of enforced digital detox, shared experiences, social interactions and the time to reconnect and get closer to nature.  All in all NetWalking creates a perfect recipe that works wonders for a healthier mind and wealthier business.

Physical Fitness

The human body is designed to move.  Nowadays most office workers spend far too long sitting at their desks.  Public Health England recognise physical inactivity is bad for us and recommend at least 2 hours activity of standing or walking each day.  Physical inactivity is dangerous for our health.  Even a short brisk walk of 10 minutes each day has been medically proven to reduce the risk of early death and lowers type 2 diabetes, heart disease, some cancers and dementia.

Working doesn't mean you have to work long hours sitting.  Discover a healthier way of working.  Healthier and fitter people take less sick days and productivity is higher.

Knowledge Sharing

We love to hear "I didn't know that".  Human being thrive through curiosity, knowledge and learning.  Often the greatest lessons in business come from an unrelated activity or a chance conversation.  Both are in abundance with Business NetWalks.  Whether you are exploring in the remote hills, deep in a forest or immersed in a city, we make sure education happens easily and naturally - just like child's play.

Talking and Collaboration

Business NetWalkers attract a diverse range of people, eager to walk and talk.  From people who have just started in business to CEOs.  We attract people from all sectors, all ages and all fitness abilities too.  What we see is that walking creates a level place where people can talk and share experiences for mutual benefit.  Away from the usual business environment and out in the great outdoors, people are naturally themselves and connect through deeper conversation creating wonderful and often unexpected opportunities.

Networking

Human beings crave face to face and social interaction.  It wasn't until the late 1970's and early 1980's that business networking groups started to show their face.  Their sole purpose was to gain business.  Business NetWalking brings a fresh, new approach to tired, unhealthy, old ways of networking.  When you're walking with fellow NetWalkers and offering a helping hand to cross a stream or simply walk side by side up or down steps, a deep, human connection is made which is far stronger and more powerful than any paper business card.

Being outside creates a different connection and dynamic and one that simply isn't found in a hotel based network.  Perceived barriers and feelings of intimidation melt away and irrespective of seniority nature is the greatest human leveller.  If you're new to networking, or a seasoned professional, why not try Business NetWalking for yourself?

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