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OUR MISSION

Our mission is to empower individuals and organisations to achieve their full potential through our unique team building activities and networking events.

 

We achieve this by designing, organising and hosting bespoke experiences that inspire personal growth, foster meaningful connections, and drive positive change in the workplace and beyond, by embracing our passions for Adventure and Wellness.

OUR VISION

 Through combining our passions and knowledge for adventure & wellness with our experience in professional services, we create unique corporate events that are inclusive, impactful and unforgettable.  

We collaborate with trusted partners in adventure, wellness and unbelievable food to create refreshing experiences that have a core focus on personal empowerment.

By participating in shared experiences that leave us feeling more energised, confident and resilient, we are able to create memories that form solid foundations of deeper and more meaningful connections.

OUR STORY

How did Ride the Tide come about?

At Ride the Tide, we are passionate about adventure and wellbeing. As co-founders, we met through our shared love for these two passions. We believe that by combining them, we can help individuals and organisations unleash their full potential.

empowering individuals with team member, Jodie

Jodie: For me, the mission behind Ride the Tide is deeply personal. Like many of us, I've struggled with my mental health at various points in my life. However, I've never let these challenges define me. Instead, I've committed myself to personal growth and developing the resilience to face any obstacle. Through my journey of self-discovery and empowerment, I've found inner strength and confidence. I want to inspire and help others to embrace every aspect of themselves and realise their own potential.

Tom: I've always been passionate about the outdoors and trying new experiences. However, it wasn't until my friends and I experienced heartbreak during our late teens and early 20s, as we lost a number of our mates too young, did I truly realise the fragility of life. Throughout that time, I discovered the amazing power of nature and new experiences to help ease the pressure in one's mental health and the importance of making the most of every day. I'm on a mission to help others discover the transformative power of adventure and the outdoors, and to find the same sense of empowerment and inner strength that I have discovered through my own experiences.

empowering with team member, Tom

Drawing on our combined experience, Ride the Tide was born as a way to offer individuals and teams a fresh perspective on team building and corporate networking. Our events are designed to empower attendees by challenging them to step outside their comfort zones, try new experiences, and connect with nature. By incorporating wellness practices, we help attendees cultivate a deeper sense of personal growth.

A Little More About...
Our Founders

your teams with team member, Jodie

JODIE PEPPER

Co-Founder, Yoga Instructor & Wellness Specialist

Loves: Travelling, Yoga, Laughing and the Moon

Throughout my university years and travels, I faced some challenges with my mental health. However, with the support of amazing people around me, I found my way back to a positive mindset and was able to explore the world, gaining new perspectives and meeting incredible individuals.

One particular experience stands out to me. After mustering up the courage to fly alone to Perth, I met a group of inspiring young women who taught me a valuable lesson in that strength and vulnerability go hand in hand. That realization, along with some beachside lockdown, morning coffees, deep conversations, and lots of dancing, helped me gain confidence and love myself more than ever before (though I'll admit, this is an ongoing journey!).

Upon returning home, amidst the height of the pandemic, I started a career at PwC and embarked on yet another journey of self-discovery. I turned to books like "5am Club" and "Atomic Habits," inspiring podcasts, and journaling, whilst also making sure to get plenty of fresh air through daily walks.

At PwC, I had some great experiences, met some amazing people, and learned a lot. However, something always felt a bit off. I was always passionate about wellbeing and saw first hand the toll that the corporate world can take on individuals. As a key wellbeing representative for the UK Banking and Capital Markets business stream, I was able to follow my passion whilst making a positive impact. I also won the award for most optimistic, showing my passion for looking at things in a positive light even in challenging times.

Alongside this, I completed a 300-hour yoga teacher training course, which has expanded my knowledge about the benefits of breathwork and movement practices for every aspect of life. We're working to break down the stereotype that yoga is only for middle-aged white women by sharing tools and techniques accessible to everyonethat work with the central nervous system, to find calm and reduce stress in their everyday lives.

My time in the corporate world was great and has give me valuable insight that has led me to where I am today. Due to my keenness in wanting to pursue my passion for wellbeing and help others find balance and happiness in their lives,  I took a leap of faith and started Ride the Tide., and I couldn't be happier with where it's taken me.

 

I'm excited to continue learning and growing and I hope that my story can inspire others to embrace their own journeys of self-discovery.

TOM HEBDEN

Co-Founder, Ice Water Plunger & Adventure Specialist

Loves: Adventure, the Water and making the most of...anything.

After taking the opportunity to go on a expedition to Ecuador with college, Tom has been clucking for his next adventure. From scuba diving in the South Pacific to hiking through the Cloud Forest, Tom was hooked and the years of adventures were supposed to begin. However, a University degree and 4 years in the corporate world later, Tom has still never quite made it as an traveller of the world...yet.

Tom's sense of adventure has never faded. A keen wakeboarder and general water sports enthusiast, Tom is a qualified Yacht Skipper, Scuba Diver and Powerboat Driver as well as currently looking to undertake a Wakeboard Coaching Qualification. Tom has made it his mission to find adventure on his doorstep in the UK and would love to help others find theirs.

wellness days meeting team member, Tom
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