Paula in her own words…
Combining business, adventure and positive psychology expertise - and being the world’s first Adventure Psychologist - I’ve created a tried-and-tested model to develop the wisdom, resilience and growth you need to thrive in these uncertain times.
I am a trainer, facilitator and coach as well as a speaker, author and adventurer. Perhaps best described as a “Performance Catalyst”, my best self at work is when I am empowering and inspiring others – from primary school children to blue-chip leadership teams. In the non-organisational world, I have been described as “a female Bear Grylls only smoother”.
I have done 116 things on my ‘Living Life to the Full’ list and counting, including sailing around the world and skiing to the South Pole. I have written four books and speak internationally at conferences, schools and for charities.
With 20+ years’ experience as a leader, consultant and coach, I believe in humanising business; making work enjoyable, energising and engaging for all involved. Having completed a Master’s Degree (MSc) in Positive Psychology and Coaching, I understand first-hand the power of a positive approach to life.
We are all more capable than we think and more amazing than we realise.
My passion in life is surfacing this in all of us.
- Skied full distance from Messner to South Pole: One of only 13 women in the world to do this
- Paddled 300 miles in dugout canoe: Srepok & Mekong rivers, Cambodia
- Sailed around the world: 35000 miles, the wrong way
- Cycled length of UK, Poland, Malta, Holland, Belgium, Luxembourg, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania
- Paula introduces herself
- Her living life to the full list
- Reflecting back on the past few years
- Getting married and going back to University
- New challenge - 50 Good Turns
- Part time - Applied MSc - Positive Psychology and Coaching
- Supporting her husband’s around the world sailing challenge
- 12 countries done so far
- The challenges of doing a good turn
- Having people come and join her on the way
- Unique Cycling Buddies (UCBs)
- Why its been a challenging 2019
- Supporting her partner Alex with his round the world challenge
- Dealing with stress and worry
- Her coping strategy of just getting on with it
- Changing her view on adventures
- Doing her Masters!
- Getting her dissertation published in an academic journal
- Working while studying and trying to get headspace to think
- Starting a new business - The Adventure Psychologist
- Why adventure psychology should exist alongside sports psychology
- What adventure means…
- Practical advice
- The concept of curiosity
- Meditation and mindfulness
- Having an active body and active mind
- Different forms of meditation
- What else has been going on in 2019
- Living with each decision for as long as possible
- Quick Fire Questions!
- Adventure Mind Conference
- Getting access to the Journal Article - Exploring the psychology of extended-period expeditionary adventurers: Going knowingly into the unknown
Website - www.paulareid.com.
Article title: Exploring the psychology of extended-period expeditionary adventurers: Going knowingly into the unknown
Article reference: PSYSPO_101608
Journal title: Psychology of Sport & Exercise
Article Number: 101608
Corresponding author: Mrs. Paula Reid
First author: Mrs Paula Reid
First published version available online: 22-OCT-2019