It takes a village to build anything worthwhile, and Do What You Love is no different. We love collaborating with brilliant people at the top of their game to deliver valuable resources, courses and other opportunities to help us help more people do what they love. Find out more about our Content Partners, Course Partners, Contributing Experts and Pathway Partners below.
If you are interested in partnering with us to help more people do what they love, please contact us with details of how we might work together!
Filmed as casual interviews, the Alchemy video series follows the thoughts of inspiring individuals who believe in doing what they love and make it happen every day. The interviews explore the process these people went through to go from dream to reality as well as the challenges and joy brought on by a change in their lifestyle. Whether they are artists, authors, adventurers or coaches, all the Alchemists in the series are now entrepreneurs who make a living out of their passion and lead their lives on their own terms.
Way of Nature
We are working with Way of Nature on a brand new resource to help you slow down, relax and reconnect. ‘The Relaxation Project’ will be available soon – stay tuned!
Alastair is an adventurer, blogger, author and motivational speaker. As well as expeditions such as cycling round the world, walking across India and rowing the Atlantic, Alastair was named as a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year for his pioneering work on the concept of microadventures, trying to encourage people to get outside, get out of their comfort zone, go somewhere they’ve never been. A microadventure is an adventure that is close to home, cheap, simple, short, and yet very effective. Alastair has written five books about his adventures. He is very well-regarded as a motivational speaker for corporate events and schools. He produces a monthly newsletter with the highlights of the blog and important expedition news. Find out more about him here.
*Alastair is one of our resident experts, contributing a series of posts to our blog. To read his guest posts, go to the blog and click on ‘Alastair Humphreys’ in the sidebar.
Ben is passionate about building experiences and communities that inspire positive change. He is the founder of Tribewanted (off-grid experiences) and was behind the success of building an online and on-island community on Vorovoro, Fiji. He wrote a book about this which was also filmed for the award winning BBC series: Paradise or Bust. Ben has worked with Right to Dream (leadership development through sport in West Africa) and Escape the City (Unleashing frustrated corporates into fulfilling careers), hosting the first career-change ‘Escape Festival’ in 2014. Ben is a regular speaker and host on startups, travel and social enterprise, a mentor to escapees and first-time entrepreneurs, a Founding Participant at THNK: The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership, and a business advisor at Virgin Startup. Find out more here.
*Ben is one of our resident experts, contributing a series of posts to our blog. To read his guest posts, go to the blog and click on ‘Ben Keene’ in the sidebar.
Lara is the Founder of 42 Acres, a modern rustic farmhouse retreat center, set deep in the hills of Somerset, England. 42 Acres, is set to open summer of 2015 and will curate retreats focused on transformation, healing and social change. Before the inception of 42 Acres, Lara founded the Bertha Foundation. Bertha supports activists, storytellers, and entrepreneurs who are creating change in the world. Through her experience working for non-profit organizations, Lara realized she wanted to create something bigger than herself that would help change lives. Lara’s passion for holistic change was deepened while traveling through India, Nepal, Southeast Asia and Australia. Lara hopes that 42 Acres will become a new model for change, combining both the inner and outer work.
*Lara is one of our resident experts, contributing a series of posts to our blog. To read her guest posts, go to the blog and click on ‘Lara Tabatznik’ in the sidebar.
Frances Booth is an author, journalist and blogger, whose influential first book, The Distraction Trap: How to Focus in a Digital World has been translated into six languages. She is a thought leader in the fields of digital distraction and digital detox and is regularly called on by the media to comment on digital life. Frances has been featured in many publications worldwide including Wired, Vanity Fair, The Huffington Post, Psychologies Magazine and The Sunday Telegraph. She has appeared on air for broadcasters including Sky and the BBC. Frances blogs regularly for Forbes and has worked and written for UK national newspapers including The Guardian and The Daily Telegraph for more than 10 years. She is the founder of Here are some words. Frances collaborated with us on our free online Winter Writing Workshop, which ran in December 2014/January 2015 and welcomed over 1500 writers from across the world.
*Frances is one of our resident experts, contributing a series of posts to our blog. To read her guest posts, go to the blog and click on ‘Frances Booth’ in the sidebar.
Louise is fascinated by what makes people tick. She is driven by a curiosity focused on understand our evolving cultures and what it means to be human in the 21st century. She loves creating creative spaces for people to think differently in order to connect, explore, stop and question the world around them. She does this through her work at Forum for the Future, bringing people together to help navigate and collaborate in a world in flux. Louise also catalyses new experiments from art exhibitions like Focus Out, a crowd-funded letterpress magazine The Luddite to developing a community led urban park in her local area.
*Louise is one of our resident experts, contributing a series of posts to our blog. To read Louise’s guest posts, go to the blog and click on ‘Louise Armstrong’ in the sidebar.
Lilla Rogers Studio
We partner with Lilla Rogers Studio on the collaboration Make Art That Sells, a unique resource for artists who are passionate about what they do and determined to make a living out of their art while staying true to their style.
Together we offer advanced online courses to support your professional portfolio development and business skills. Our courses will help you understand the top ten most lucrative markets for art, and show you how to make your work more commercially appealing in each of those markets, massively expanding your income potential.
We also produce the Lilla Rogers Studio Global Talent Search, an annual search for hot new art talent, with an incredible prize (which includes two years’ international representation by this top art studio).
Rachael Taylor Designs
We partner with Rachael Taylor Designs to bring you the design collaboration www.makeitindesign.com, a one-stop shop for thriving in the world of surface pattern design. Make It In Design encompasses:
- The Design School featuring The Art and Business of Surface Pattern Design – an acclaimed online course for anyone who has ever dreamt of seeing their designs on stationery, homewares, fabric, wallpaper etc. The course takes you from sketch to pattern design to product in three modules. Find out more and register here
- MOYO Magazine – the world’s first online magazine dedicated to surface pattern design. Get FREE inspiration and advice, read interviews with successful designers and enter design competitions
- Live workshops and design masterclasses
- A host of useful resources as you build your design career
Danielle La Porte
We love these two fantastic resources from Danielle la Porte, and would highly recommend them to anyone wanting to explore their motivation further (The Desire Map) or write an awesome book proposal (Your Big Beautiful Book Plan):
“Most life-planning tools focus on external attainment and results. Which is valuable. Getting results is what moves your life forward. Except that most goal-setting systems fail to harness the most powerful driver behind any aspiration: your preferred feelings; and they foster an uptight determination that can keep us from the vitality we crave. The Desire Map is changing all of that. You could call it holistic life-planning. The inner meets the outer. The spirit drives the material.”
This is a fantastic resource to follow on from the Do What You Love course, to work through at your own pace. Find out more and download the first chapter for free here.
“A book is always more than just a book. Much more. Writing a book could direct the course of your career for the rest of your life. It could lead to infinitely important connections, multiple revenue streams, spin off products, international relations. It could send more business your way. It could pay for a trip to Tahiti or just pay the rent. It could change one person’s life for the better. It could start a revolution. You need a plan. YOUR BIG BEAUTIFUL BOOK PLAN is a digital program for people who want to get their word into the world — where it belongs.”
Find out more here.
Note: These resources are recommended by us but are not Do What You Love products. We are always keen to point our audience in the direction of fantastic resources, courses and information provided by people we know and admire. We call these our ‘Pathway Partners’ as they offer further support beyond the Do What You Love path.
Jennifer Lee’s Right Brain Business resources are fantastic for anyone who needs a business plan but hates the thought of doing it the traditional left brain way. This is your chance to get creative and develop a visual plan for your business which inspires and delights you, and motivates you to success.
Note: This resource is recommended by us but is not a Do What You Love product. We are always keen to point our audience in the direction of fantastic resources, courses and information provided by people we know and admire. We call these our ‘Pathway Partners’ as they offer further support beyond the Do What You Love path.
Mondo Beyondo is a wonderful course about dreaming big. Led by Andrea Scher of Superhero Life, it is great for anyone who doesn’t quite believe in the power of asking for what you want. Take it, and you will start to believe. Find out more about Mondo Beyondo and Andrea’s other brilliant courses here.
Note: These resources are recommended by us but is not a Do What You Love product. We are always keen to point our audience in the direction of fantastic resources, courses and information provided by people we know and admire. We call these our ‘Pathway Partners’ as they offer further support beyond the Do What You Love path.