Belinda has worked on numerous major international expeditions over the last 22 years; as a diver, field biologist, expedition leader, expedition manager, and award winning adventure film-maker.
She founded Explorers Connect with the belief, “there is an explorer in everyone and adventure is one of the best things in life”.
Her goals are to; inspire and support the adventure community through collaboration and connections.
Having a wild childhood and growing up feral on a small island
How the Duke of Edinburgh Award changed the direction of her life
Making the decision when she was 18 years old to spend a year working and traveling in Africa
Dealing with the challenges that Africa threw her way and why she decided to continue travelling
Why heading off to Africa on her own was the best decision she ever made
Leadership skills and what makes a good leader
Her rowing challenge around Great Britain and getting a Guinness World Record at the same time
Why she decided on this rowing challenge and why she needed to do something that she could fail at
Why she set up Explorers Connect
Advice about money and funding for expeditions
The adventure industry and how it has changed over the years
Why women are changing the adventure industry slowly and what you can do to help to keep the momentum going
Final words of advice to inspire you to go on your own adventure and why you need to start now!!!
Britain’s first adventure festival for grown-ups “Base Camp Festival”.
Say hi to Belinda on twitter @ExplorersTweet
I’m also on twitter @_TOUGH_GIRL
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