My Story

Most people link their identities to a single place or culture. I was born and raised in Nairobi Kenya, and have lived all over the world for the past 27 years. Which sounds exhilarating—a life filled with travel, culture, and adventure, when in reality it was difficult. I didn’t know where I fit in. A remote life equated no single place, or culture to link my identity to.

While this lack of identity was troubling, it did not stop me from living my life. Once I finished my education, I worked to build out my business and found a great deal of fulfillment in the process. However, after some time and some success, I began to realize my sense of purpose was shallow. After I came to this realization, I lost my enthusiasm for work, and even though I had a good thing going, I felt empty and unfulfilled. I knew I wasn’t living up to my full potential, and that life had more to offer.

My solution to counteract this overwhelming feeling was to work harder. I pushed myself to do more and give more.  Which solved nothing, and resulted in severe burnout. This began a very dark time for me. The burnout it seriously hampered me from doing the things I loved, spending time outside, being with friends, and showing up for my family. The only thing I knew for certain was that if I wanted to find the happiness I was searching for I couldn’t keep doing what I was doing.

Around this same time, I had been thinking about enrolling in an MBA program. Academically and professionally, I was taught that an MBA program is the obvious next step. I thought that getting an MBA would challenge me, level up my game in my profession, and I would finally find the fulfillment I was seeking with my career.  I assumed that more success in my field would lead to greater happiness.

In a series of events that unfolded rapidly, I applied and got into the MBA program at the University of Cape Town in Cape Town South Africa. The course was set to start just two months later.

I still remember my first day of class, I was a nervous wreck. As my wife dropped me off at the school, she told me not to worry, that if school wasn’t my thing I could pull out, and that we’d spend the rest of our time in Cape Town on vacation. Armed with the comforting reminder that I was not locked into one course of action, I walked into the school. It only took that first day for me to realize that I was in the right place.

My MBA program was an intense journey of personal growth. There was a strong core focus on self-leadership. Luckily, unlike other classmates, I was prepped and ready for this type of intensive work. We did a lot of individual introspective work and they constantly pushed me outside my comfort zone. It was during this time that I hired a coach who worked with the Gallup Strengths Finder framework. Engaging a coach enhanced my ability to integrate what I learned into actual actions.  With their help I showed up for school ready to change, ready for something bigger and better. This was a period of intense personal growth and a rapid expansion of my self-awareness.

My MBA program was rigorous, expensive, and time-consuming. While I received a diploma, what I gained was a personal transformation. With a lot of hard work and the right tools, I could finally identify my purpose, clarify who I was, and what I wanted to accomplish. My purpose was not climbing the corporate ladder or advancing in my current job, but to contribute to the world by helping others find their true potential.

In the end, my MBA program was not the destination, it was a vehicle that allowed me to find the necessary tools for development.

This is where the idea of a Soul Safari was born. What if I can take all the tools and skills I learned while in my MBA and help those who were just like me. People looking for fulfillment and purpose with no idea who, what, or how to get there.

So, I have created a similar immersive experience, designed for personal development and expansion. On a Soul Safari, you will do things you never thought you’d do. You will see real-life situations that will help you identify your core values, you will face physical challenges, you will connect with nature, and you will meet incredible people.

This journey isn’t just about going to interesting places. It’s about immersing yourself in a new environment while creating a safe space for you to delve deeper and discover what talents might be hidden inside you.

I used to think being from everywhere left me nowhere. That I might never fit in or be able to connect in the way I wanted to. I have since realized that being from everywhere has equipped me with many unique strengths. These strengths enable me to help others see outside of themselves. To help them see a different way of doing things and help them see the world without fear. The key to my liberation was knowledge, knowledge that I could grow beyond the boundaries I had set through fear or expectation. My goal is to help show people that there is nothing more liberating then discovering who they are, what their purpose is, and how they can connect with others through that purpose.

This journey isn’t just about going to interesting places. It’s about immersing yourself in a new environment while creating a safe space for you to delve deeper and discover what talents might be hidden inside you.

I used to think being from everywhere left me nowhere. That I might never fit in or be able to connect in the way I wanted to. I have since realized that being from everywhere has equipped me with many unique strengths. These strengths enable me to help others see outside of themselves. To help them see a different way of doing things and help them see the world without fear. The key to my liberation was knowledge, knowledge that I could grow beyond the boundaries I had set through fear or expectation. My goal is to help show people that there is nothing more liberating then discovering who they are, what their purpose is, and how they can connect with others through that purpose.

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