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Reclaiming Your Wild - Catherine Edsell, Founder of Cathadventure & The Matriarch Adventure

The Everyday Adventure Podcast

Catherine Edsell FRGS is an adventurer and global expedition leader. An avid naturalist, she combines her passion for travel and effective conservation through independent and collaborative expedition work in the most remote areas of the world. She is a trained PADI Divemaster, Reef Check Trainer, coral reef ecologist, mountain leader, jungle trainer, motivational speaker, and yoga teacher. She has 20 years’ experience working in all manner of terrains, often with her children in tow. Inspired by her immersion in stunning natural habitats, Catherine now leads a series of transformative adventures solely for women. Through travel to extreme wilderness locations, in close proximity to wildlife, Catherine designs expeditions that open up her world of adventure to any woman who wishes to seize the opportunity to step out of their comfort zone, push their own mental and physical boundaries, and in doing so, rediscover themselves.In our conversation, Catherine talks about why she founded The Matriarch Adventure and subsequently her company Cathadventure and how she uses wilderness expeditions to help other women re-discover their adventurous self. We explore why the concept of matriarchy is so relevant to modern life, the importance of trust and where the boundaries between adventure travel, self-discovery and environmentalism intersect. Find out more about Catherine's work at: https://cathadventure.comhttps://www.instagram.com/cathadventure/?hl=enWatch Catherine's Ted Talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfKB8GAqAGwTo contact Nicki about the podcast, coaching and "Resilience & Adventure" Retreats": Email: nicki@resiliencework.co.ukhttps://www.resiliencework.co.ukInstagram: @resilienceatworkFacebook: The Everyday Adventure Club


2 Sep 2020

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Ep. 32 - Catherine Edsell - Cathadventure

Inside Kingston™ Podcast

I’m joined today by Catherine Edsell. Catherine is the founder of Cathadventure, a travel company that offers all-female wildlife holiday expeditions. What’s unique about Catherine is her relentless pursuit of her “why”, working through the challenges of motherhood and the difficulties this presented to her living the life she wanted,  to setting up and successfully venturing into business. And be sure to listen to the end, where Catherine shares with us how she’s leveraging her social media presence to make more people aware of her work and to attract new customers.  So whether you’re interested in knowing more about wildlife expeditions or would like to know more about what it takes to run a successful independent business, then I hope you enjoy this episode of the Inside Kingston™ podcast. ~ LINKS & RESOURCES ~ Catherine Edsell - LinkedIn Cathadventure - Instagram & Website ~ YOUR HOST ~  Hi, I'm Amyr Rocha-Lima. I’m a partner at Holland Hahn & Wills, a financial planning and wealth management firm based here in Kingston. As an active member of our business community, I want to help other businesses get their story out there and see them succeed and flourish. ~ HELP US SPREAD THE WORD ~ If you know someone who should be a guest on our show, and has a great story worth sharing, please feel free to get in touch. I would also love it if you would give us a review and a 5-star rating. We work hard to bring on some great guests, and getting a review from you is one way to help the podcast rate well, so others can find and enjoy the show.


8 Apr 2020

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Catherine Edsell, Expedition Leader and a Mom {e201}

Alchemy & Action (formerly Wellpreneur): Nature-based Personal Growth for High-Achieving Women

“I wanted to go out and change the world, but I couldn’t find a babysitter”. This week I’m talking with Catherine Edsell, expedition leader and yoga teacher. Catherine spent her life leading scuba diving and trekking adventures and all sorts of crazy experiences around the world. She gave up running expeditions when she had her two children, and realized she felt like she’d lost part of herself, so she decided to find a way to do expeditions again. I think you’ll really like hearing about her experience and how she managed to find a way back to running her business even with having young children. We talk about Catherine’s business and how it’s evolved as her children get older, her TedXLondon talk (her first real public speaking event!), how she finds balance as a wellpreneur and her women’s only expeditions to Namibia tracking desert elephants.This episode originally aired on The Wellpreneur Podcast.Get the full show notes with links: https://wellpreneur.com/catherine-edsell-expedition-leader-and-a-mom-s05e09/Copyright 2012-2020 Wellpreneur Ltd. All Rights Reserved.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brands


13 May 2019

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Episode 11 - Catherine Edsell "Expeditions are my reset button"

The Mother of All Movement Podcast

Hurray for series 2 at last! Excited to get this set of conversations underway with my brilliant guest, expedition leader, yoga teacher, dive master, and Mum to 2 nearly teenagers, Catherine Edsell.Find out more about Catherine's work here: https://www.cathadventure.comConnect with her on all the socials: @cathadventureCatherine mentions Dervla Murphy who's book you can find here:https://amzn.to/2xPFBFtand also "The Continuum Concept" by Jean Liedloff here: https://amzn.to/2y3pFyRPlus take a look at Catherine's brilliant TedXLondon talk here:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfKB8GAqAGwPlease take a moment now to rate and review this podcast so that this series can get to more women just like you. Thank you!

1hr 6mins

2 Oct 2018

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Catherine Edsell - Expedition Leader for 20 years

Tough Girl Podcast

Professionally; Catherine has worked on the beaches of Costa Rica protecting leatherback sea turtles and their nests, and as a jungle guide in the Corcovado rainforest… She held the position of Forest Operations manager for Operation Wallacea, running jungle training courses, and organising logistics for extremely remote scientific biodiversity studies in the forests, mountains and coral islands of Buton, Kabaena, and Wakatobi national park, South East Sulawesi, Indonesia...  She has trekked for 700km down the ephemeral rivers of Namibia, tracking, (and being charged by), desert elephants, whilst leading groups of 17-25 year olds...  She’s built harpy eagle hack boxes in the jungles of Belize, explored hidden sinkholes, crystal caves and Mayan ruins, performed reconnaissance trips and developed a new county project for Operation Wallacea in the cloud forests of Honduras, Central America...  Most recently, she led The Matriarch Adventure, an all-women expedition to Namibia to track desert elephants and experience true wilderness.  Show notes Being based in Kingston Upon Thames How Catherine would describe herself Growing up in London with 4 younger brothers Being good at school, and being misguided with careers advice Going to university to do humanitarians and deciding to change subject Following her first passion, and starting a theatre company Buying a one way ticket to Costa Rica! Being caught in a landslide Training to be an expedition leader Why she loves being in the Jungle Coming home after expeditions Her first expedition heading out to Indonesia working as a jungle trainer Deciding to move onto the next adventure and challenge Meeting her future partner and having her first daughter Underestimated the impact of having children Deciding to take her children with her on adventures Heading out to Thailand to work with elephants Training as a Dive Master Why she thinks the adventure world has opened up Why she has moved into leading expeditions for women The Matriarch Adventure, how it came about and what it was Building a website! Wanting to head back to Africa Her family trip to Everest Preparing the children for the trip What she found most challenging about Nepal Her plans for the future, which include heading off to the Maldives Taking another group of women out into the wilderness in November (The Matriarch Adventure) Ted Talk and a potential TV documentary Working with Bex Band from www.loveherwild.com Going on a BIG family reunion What coral bleaching is and what the impact is on the reef What’s on her bucket list Final words of advice and why you should go and run with your idea Social Media Facebook @matriarchadventure Twitter  @cathadventure  Website- https://www.cathadventure.com The Matriarch Adventure - https://www.cathadventure.com/the-matriarch-adventure Next date November Feeling inspired week after week?  You can do 3 easy things to help me continue to grow the podcast! Subscribe to the podcast in iTunes, so you won’t miss a single episode If you’re loving the podcast, please leave a 5-star review on iTunes! I read every single comment! Share the podcast with your friends, especially if you think it could help them, and spread the #ToughGirlPodcast love.  Your support helps me continue to grow the podcast and do inspiring things in this space! Already done all 3? You’re a rockstar! Thank you! Want to do more? Please become a Patron and donate a small fixed amount every month to help fund the runnings costs. 

1hr 1min

22 Aug 2017