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Nahla Summers - Accidental Adventurer, Founder of Sunshine People, spreading kindness around the wor

Nahla Summers - Accidental Adventurer, Founder of Sunshine People, spreading kindness around the world.

Sunshine People was set up to highlight the changes in our society and the need to stay connected through kindness. It has never been as important in our education and leadership with the shift towards technology to keep human connection at the forefront of our conversations.

Set up after her partner died on a charity cycle challenge the founder, Nahla Summers completes a challenge each year and asks people to show their support not by donating money to a charity but by doing an act of kindness for a stranger instead.

She had started by doing smaller challenges just asking her friends and family to do the acts of kindness. What started to emerge was a wave of kindness stories that was changing hearts and minds. Ultimately, changing the way people saw the world and it inspired her to keep going and make her challenges even bigger.

So in 2018 Nahla cycled 3,000 miles across America after purchasing her bike just six weeks prior. She is a woman who understand the power of the mind and a ‘can do’ attitude.

2019 she walked from Swanage, Dorset to Gretna Green 500 miles visiting schools along the way promoting kindness through speaking, workshops and more sunshine people events. She promotes the ties that kindness and a higher emotional intelligence and wellbeing has on society and wants to promote this from the bottom up.

2020 will see Nahla take on 20 challenges in 20 countries. With a dedicated social media team and cinematographer on board. A film will be produced and you will be able to follow the progress and antics of the challenges through social media.

All the challenges will be based on the principal of kindness. Feed 100 people with £10, a day of free listening, give 100 hugs, build a well and so on. The idea is start the biggest global movement towards kindness.


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Show notes

  • Who is Nahla

  • How Sunshine People started

  • Losing her partner on a charity cycle ride

  • The healing power of horses

  • Grieving and going to climb Kilimanjaro

  • Coming out of deep sadness

  • Memories and Money?

  • Doing acts of kindness

  • Deciding to cycle across America

  • The goal of 1 Million acts of Kindness

  • Being a yes person

  • Being very corporate led

  • Changing her job

  • Accidental researcher of kinder

  • Starting her American Cycle ride in San Diego

  • Recording Daily Vlogs for Youtube

  • Getting to the end of the trip

  • The kindness of strangers

  • The biggest challenge while cycling in America

  • The lack of hard shoulders and dealing with trucks

  • Dealing with real fears

  • Not wanting to do this anymore…

  • Knowing what the purpose is

  • Finishing the journey across America

  • Wanting to keep on going

  • Dealing with the adventure blues

  • Wanting to keep busy

  • Walking 500 miles from Swanage, Dorset to Gretna Green

  • The power of 10 mins…

  • Free school talks and kindness workshops…

  • The logistics of the walk and figuring out accommodation on the way

  • The power of social media

  • The challenge of accepting kindness

  • “you inspire the uninspired”


  • 2020 - 20 challenges in 20 countries

  • Figure it all out!

  • 1 Million Acts of Kindness

  • Kickstarted stating on the 1st March

  • Final words of advice


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Find out more about the Kickstarter Campaign HERE!

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