Street Wisdom is a global social enterprise with a mission to bring inspiration to every street on earth. It’s a technology that allows anyone, anywhere to get unusual inspiration from their everyday surroundings. Led by facilitators on city streets across the world, Street Wisdom workshops give participants the skills to access the ‘invisible university’ that’s all around them and find fresh answers to personal or work-related questions – with profound results. Street Wisdom is also a growing social enterprise and home to a community of Street Wizards who use this powerful tool in their professional lives.
Why the streets?
Because they are many and varied. They are free to use. They are where we spend an increasing amount of our metropolitan lives. And they are a rich source of untapped wisdom. It turns out, you don’t need an exotic getaway to find inspiration. It’s right outside your door. And you won’t burn a tonne of fossil fuel getting there.
How can you experience it?
Following on from the success of last years’ events, I will be hosting some Spring Street Wisdom events in and around Marple and Glossop. If you would like to invite Street Wisdom into your team or organisation, please do get in touch.
“I just wanted to say a big thank you for today’s Street Wisdom, Claire: I really enjoyed it. I was a little sceptical about its power at the start but it really has helped me make a decision that was holding me back….! As always, your mix of serenity and enthusiasm was just right. Thank you!”
“Literally eye-opening experience – seeing a fairly familiar place much more mindfully, triggering connections and realisations in an unexpected fashion”
How does it work?
It’s very simple – that’s because we’ve been refining the process for years.
Tune Up. Quest. Share.
- First, a street guide helps you and your group tune up your senses so you can pick up much more information from the urban environment that you would normally.
- Then you’re off on a journey by yourself – your street quest – where you ask a question and see what answers present themselves.
- Finally, you gather together again to share what happened and, more often than not, wonder at how magical an ordinary street can become when you’re really aware of those hidden messages, chance meetings and unexpected discoveries.
What about the results?
In just three hours of walking and wandering, participants have resolved problems that have dogged them for years, found new business ideas, changed careers, discovered new directions, and learned how to deal differently with living, learning and loving.
What will you ask?
People come to Street Wisdom with a huge range of questions in mind. Here are some of the most common:
I am in a personal/professional cul-de-sac
I need to make a decision and there are just too many options. Which is best?
I’m trapped in the everyday detail. I need to see the bigger picture.
I want a preview of the future. Are there [dangerous] curves ahead?
I feel there are few, if any, options. Stuck on the treadmill. Need inspiration.
Fork in the Road
I have reached a crossroads in life/work. Which way to turn?
How is Street Wisdom organised?
Invented by creative maestro David Pearl in 2013 and developed with the help of business beatnik and fellow author Chris Baréz-Brown, Street Wisdom has rapidly grown into a global movement. Our mission is to make every street in every city a free source of inspiration for everyone, every single day.
Who is it for? It is relevant for anyone struggling with the day-to-day personal stuff, tackling a challenge in the workplace, figuring out what’s next, or seeking a creative breakthrough. Once experienced, it can be easily replicated on a personal basis, or taken into the workplace and used to inspire teams and colleagues.