Founder Philip Jackson is an educator, Wilderness Guide and facilitator in the social technologies of Deep Dialogue and Council for organisational and personal transformation. In a previous life Philip began his career in the world of Financial Markets as a Commodities Trader before the call of the wild and outdoor adventuring became too overpowering.
His work and research now centres around the importance of fostering deep connections with nature and one another, from a space of self-knowledge, and working within the natural environment to facilitate and propel new ways of being and understanding.
Holding a Masters in Social Ecology, Philip teaches the themes of Transformation, Creativity and Outdoor experience within the department of Social Ecology at University of Western Sydney. Inspiration and practice is drawn from the understanding of interconnectedness emerging from Quantum Physics, Complexity, Biology and Neuro-science, and the wisdom of Indigenous ways of knowing.
Following a lifetime of adventure Philip has for the last few years been focusing on the power of the solo experience in wild places as a way of deeply connecting with and understanding the self and individual purpose.
He lives within the Blue Mountains National Park and enjoys deepening his connection to the earth through his deep love of hiking with the family, climbing, mountain biking, canyoning.