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.
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.
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Topics and Themes we explore
—The symbols below represent different Foundations of Development, which we use when teaching our Philosophy of Change—