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answer the call to adventure.

| Our mission is to provide people with tools, skills, and insights that empower them to contribute to their own positive development. We achieve this by staying current in the field of positive psychology, by ensuring all expedition guides are expertly trained, and by maintaining safety as a top priority at all times.


| At Upward Acts, we combine the science of Positive Psychology and the excitement of outdoor adventures to provide techniques that can help you build the wellbeing of a champion.

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The founder’s story

Cordele’s passion for mastery and excellence began with high caliber competitive marching percussion and live music performance. As he was building these skills he was also building a deep connection with the outdoors by working with children in California’s Redwood forests. These passions merged into a wider interest in how people develop into their best selves within their own natural environments. By first exploring how he himself overcame a myriad of challenges in his youth, Cordele began to systematically explore how people develop towards excellence at every stage of life, from the womb to the tomb. After working with infants, toddlers, children, teens, young adults, and mature professionals Cordele began to recognize the underlying foundations necessary to develop in an “upward spiral” of perpetual positive growth. He uses these experiences to help his clients develop the skills of deliberate wellbeing by giving them the tools, information, and support they need for success in all realms of work, love, and play.


—What we do—

Group Adventure Workshops

Curious about how we integrate positive psychology, adventure programming, and coaching? Instead of reading about it, why not come out and experience it firsthand!

We offer monthly adventure workshops which cover individual themes covered by the full 12-session signature coaching package.

Executive Coaching Sessions

If you're ready to improve your quality of life, take control of your development, and move from surviving to thriving, then you may be ready for a 12-session signature coaching package with Upward Acts.

Executive coaching clients are welcome to bring a party with them on any expedition, subject to an additional fee.

Corporate Well-Being

If you want to take your team's engagement and professional well-being to the next level, send us a message and begin with a free consultation. We'll work together to tailor the best experience possible for you, so you can begin flourishing through adventure.


Topics and Themes we explore


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—The symbols below represent different Foundations of Development, which we use when teaching our Philosophy of Change—

The Eye Provides Clear Experience    Experiential Learning  is the process we use to move through our programs   Mindful Awareness  of our present experience is a Foundation of Development

The Eye Provides Clear Experience

Experiential Learning is the process we use to move through our programs

Mindful Awareness of our present experience is a Foundation of Development

The Carabiner Forms Strong Connections   We form connections between our adventures and our  daily life . We also form connections with  Nature , with  Others , and with your  Self , all of which are Foundations of Development

The Carabiner Forms Strong Connections

We form connections between our adventures and our daily life. We also form connections with Nature, with Others, and with your Self, all of which are Foundations of Development

The Wave Effortlessly Flows    Optimal Experience  (Flow) involves balancing your challenges with your skills, and it is a Foundation of Development  We make use of Flow in our sessions, and in our  daily life

The Wave Effortlessly Flows

Optimal Experience (Flow) involves balancing your challenges with your skills, and it is a Foundation of Development

We make use of Flow in our sessions, and in our daily life

The Triangle is the Strongest Shape

Building on your Personal Strengths is a Foundation of Development

A triangle is also a Delta(Δ) which represents change. Intentional change is a Foundation of Development

 

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See what people are saying:

I loved the teamwork aspect. As an introvert, I can find it difficult to meet new people and really connect with them. Having an activity right off the bat to meet people helped me relax into both the session and with all these mostly new people.
— Jessica S.
[My favorite part was] how Cordele walked us through everything step by step, and integrated everything beautifully and smoothly.
— Somi A.
I enjoyed the activities a lot. They were fun and were easy to relate to real life experiences.
— Mena M.