Christopher Nevill (born 1937) was dubbed a “Lifesmith” by a colleague attempting to summarize the broad scope of experiential knowledge held by this native South African. The range of his interests is eclectic; his reading prodigious; he has been heard to say that that the last time he did a days work was back in 1989. In that year he changed his mind about the concept of work, stepped out of the commercial world and began to follow his passion by creating his first personal development course, known as The Harlequin Experience, which is today is the corner stone of Foundation.Christopher’s expanded vision for the development of human values, in both private individuals and companies and his no-nonsense, practical and often controversial outlook on issues such as relationships, self, business management, leadership, parenthood and the meaning of life, has been forged in the crucible of South Africa – a country universally recognised as “the world in one nation”. His work has had a profound impact on the lives of thousands of people in many countries and from all walks of life.
This 'philosopher with attitude' sees the whole idea of 'being spiritual' as a very pragmatic exercise and embraces an outlook on life that is built on the idea that people must understand and adapt their physical behaviour in order to realise their spirituality. His sources of reference encompass the wisdom of writers and philosophers, both ancient and modern and his views on humanity and our need to define a new future are extremely stimulating. He has recently started a PhD where he will examine the spiritual nature of companies. His thesis is titled “Companies on the Couch”.
A little about who we are
The work that Foundation Business does is experiential and comes from the ethic that the answers to whatever you want to create or solve for yourself, both personally and as an organisation are already inherent within you. What we provide are the tools and techniques to support you and your team in tapping into that potential. Our methodology includes, strategic analysis, profound lectures, interactive seminars, coaching techniques, fun games and processes, development of systems and structures all designed to promote a high level of self-awareness, integration, integrity, leadership, responsibility, accountability and team work.
Our methodology starts with the ethos that it is people and organizations that stop themselves from achieving the best results. When they can realize this wonderful things can and do happen. The good life and excellent bottom line is not only up to the government, society or someone else. The solution lies in our own hands.
It is perhaps not too fanciful to say that our whole financial system is built on the the concept of the Mortgage. After all the whole financial edifice came crashing down when people started defaulting on their mortgage payments and the tsunami like effects of that are still being experienced. The principal behind the concept of the mortgage is simple enough.Read More
I was recently asked to talk to a group of teachers about how to both approach their pupils with Respect and how to also inculcate the ethic of Respect into those same children. This particular group of teachers were teaching 6-8 year olds.Read More
The now late John D McDonald was a prolific author of a series of novels that probably end up in the “Crime” section of libraries and book shops. He wrote a highly popular series where the main character was Travis McGee who lived in a house boat called the “Busted Flush” which was moored at Slip 18 Bahia Mar in Fort Lauderdale in Florida.Read More