‘Climbing Kilimanjaro’ Is More Than A Metaphor.

We have all sat through scores of strategy sessions and offsite planning days where the metaphor of ‘climbing Kilimanjaro‘ is used to describe a business journey. It makes sense, right? After all, ‘a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step‘ – and lots of checkpoints along the way.

It can be both fun and effective to use metaphors, especially in the comfort of a conference room with a blizzard of butcher’s paper to simulate struggle and achievement.

But this time it’s real…

I’m actually ‘climbing Kilimanjaro‘ ? the one in Tanzania.

The Kilimanjaro Summit climb is a team fundraising effort to raise vital funds for the Guide Dogs breeding programme in Australia.

For those who don’t know, Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak (5,895 meters) and is notorious for its challenging terrain and breathtaking views of the vast East African plains.

Our committed team of Guide Dogs supporters will depart on 25 November 2012 for a 12-day trek to the summit.

I have personally committed to raising $15,000 and I welcome your support either through sponsorship, cash, prizes, and corporate support or product donations.

For example, my dietary preparation is sponsored by Healthelicious who are providing their eXtreme Nutrition Bar for the duration of my training. See http://www.healthelicious.com.au

About Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs NSW/ACT helps people with vision impairment to achieve independence through access and mobility. All funds raised go directly to Guides Dogs NSW/ACT in support of their Guide Dog training program. See www.guidedogs.com.au

Donations and Sponsorship

If you would like to promote your business through sponsorship, donation or product support, please email hollie@stolenquotes.com . Stolen Quotes
is our pro bono PR, media and communications partner.

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I am privileged to be supporting them and I encourage business and individual sponsors to support the cause by donating goods, services or financial support.


Michael Field, Director at Michael Field Pty Ltd.

About michaelfieldcom

Michael Field is an independent strategy consultant with two decades of experience in strategy, marketing, strategic planning, market research, competitive analysis, needs based segmentation, e-commerce and innovation. His consultancy specialises in providing strategic advice to medium sized B2B and NF organisations. Michael has served as a Non Executive Director (NED) of Save the Children Victoria, is a former Save the Children New South Wales council member and former guest lecturer in marketing, small business promotional marketing and professional communication at ECU in Western Australia. He is the founder of the LinkedIn group Next Director for aspiring and emerging company directors serving more than 4,500 company directors globally. Specialties: - Strategy advice for medium-sized B2B, NFP and member services organisations - Strategic marketing - Market research and analysis - Competitive analysis - Market segmentation - Needs-based segmentation - Development of the value proposition - Marketing and business plans - e-commerce and online strategy development - Social Media - Keynote speaking - Technology and innovation - Ideas and inspiration

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