Meet Will Gethin
Having initially cut my teeth at London PR agencies promoting an eclectic mix of brands and bands into the early 2000s – from Ben & Jerry’s and Virgin Megastore to Pulp and The Verve – it was during an immersive travel writing expedition in India that I was inspired to bring more meaning into my life and to make a difference in the world.
Moving to Gloucestershire in 2004, I worked as a Communications Consultant to charities and ethical organisations, including the Makhad Trust (protecting the heritage of the Sinai desert’s Bedouin tribes), IT Schools Africa (providing recycled computers to African schools) and the Isbourne Centre (a hub for holistic education). Also working as a journalist and holistic explorer, I travelled to many edge-of-the-world frontiers, including Mongolia, Ladakh, Arctic Lapland and the Peruvian Andes, writing articles for newspapers and magazines, including The Independent, The Evening Standard (London), Tatler, Harpers Bazaar, Resurgence, The Ecologist, Yoga and Kindred Spirit. I also trained as a meditation teacher and set up a Guest Speaker programme at the Isbourne Centre, hosting talks and workshops with over 100 holistic thought leaders.
Setting up Conscious Frontiers in Bristol in 2012, I continued to promote an exciting roster of purposeful organisations, social entrepreneurs and changemakers under this banner. I also organised some events, including the Conscious Frontiers festival programme and the FutureNOW spiritual ecology conference (together with Joe Hoare), exploring how we can sustain our planet for future generations and offering a spiritual response to our global ecological crisis.
In 2015, I walked and helped organise a two-week Peace Pilgrimage from London to Glastonbury without spending any money to promote the Dalai Lama film Road to Peace and His Holiness’s message of peace. I moved to Glastonbury the following year, and now live in a nearby village.
Today, working out of the Red Brick Building ‘Media Hub‘ near Glastonbury, in addition to my Comms work, I host the Follow Your Blissters hero’s journey podcast and have facilitated events applying The Hero’s Journey mythic template for storytelling as a map for living and transformation.