The Knowmads Go on a Nature Quest

UPDATE TRIBE 5 NATURE QUEST December 18, 2012:

Dear Followers and Contributors,

We have returned safely from the mountains of Sicily. We have left the breathtaking scenery, the blistering cold and the wild animals behind. We have brought home, fresh air, good vibes and eternal wisdom:

Our time alone was just the beginning of our journey, bringing our wisdom into the world is the next step we take. We have encountered our own worst enemies and met our inner guides and we are ready to take this step!

Part of this next step is making our connection with nature visible in the things we do and bring into the world. We are working hard to bring out these wisdoms and we want to thank everybody deeply for making this possible. Because these acquired wisdoms are so deep and valuable we do not want to keep them for ourselves. So we present ourselves again to share with you the knowledge deep reflection in nature brings. We are far away from paying of the debts we have made in order to make this journey possible and therefore we would like to offer you the opportunity to help us and yourself by making use of our gained knowledge and spirit.

We will keep you updated on our process and we offer ourselves to be of assistance with our head,
heart and hands. So if you are curious how that will look like we would love to hear from you.

With love,

Tribe 5

The Proposal 
We are an international group of 9 change makers who strive to go on a Nature Quest at the end of November. Currently we are involved in a program actively applying personal development in connection to social entrepreneurship called Knowmads International Business School in Amsterdam,  Netherlands. We are the students of Tribe 5 and have been on this adventure together since this February. 

"Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself." 

As young change makers and entrepreneurs, we set out to change the world for the better. We aim to trigger, implement, and create deep change and transformation processes in organizations, companies, and among people. 

While learning about transformation and the processes that bring it to life, one thing has proven to be essential: the way to change the world is from the inside out. This means to start with oneself, to look inside and learn from what is there. It takes courage to go on this journey of growth. 

We are deepening this journey by going on a Nature Quest at the end of November. We are going into nature for 10 days on the island of Sicily in which 3 days and nights we are alone, equipped only with a tarp, paper and pen and water to drink. It is three days and nights of looking at what is inside, three days of questing for deep answers to life, and three days of reflecting on a our paths.

We believe that going on this quest will challenge each one of us to grow and that it will enable us to source wisdom from our hearts. This wisdom we want to bring into the world, to the people we are working with.

That is the short version of why we go. Each and every one of us has personal questions that will be the focus during our quest, and we are all very much looking forward to this challenge.

At this point we ask for your help to make this quest possible. You can do that by supporting our crowd funding campaign with an amount that is in your eyes worthy of such an experience and the added value we will bring to the world when we come back. In return we offer some fun things!

Where's the Money Going?

The goal in our first round of our campaign is €8500. This will cover our travel costs and accommodations in Sicily. Our overall goal is to raise €12000 which includes the travel and accommodations as well as the cost of facilitating this journey for us. 

In order to go on this quest we need your support. In exchange for the €8500, we are offering our skills, time, and our work at value in return. We will start delivering rewards December 17th, 2012.

Through the 8 months of attending Knowmads, we have become very good at many things that are valuable. We have become warm and inclusive facilitators,we know how to bring people together to do great work, and we have formulated expertise on community building as well on communication skills. We have learned how to unlock creativity, how to handle stepping out of one's comfort zone, and we've learned how to design workshops that keep energy high. And if you are looking for a different way to market your business we can also put a Knowmads touch into your marketing strategy!

So, the call goes out from us to you. Does this resonate with you? Do you want to help us go on this Nature Quest? And do you want to be among those who profit from our knowledge? Do you have a project that we could work on in exchange for funding?

We thank you for your support as well as passing this message along!

Neza, Anna, Tom, Leonard, Robert, Johanna, Anastasia, Laura, and Kristin


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Kristin Higy 
Amsterdam Nieuw West, NL
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