Episode 24

Of Imagination, nature, and connections (ft. Andy Middleton)

In this episode, I speak with Andy Middleton. Andy is Founder Director of the TYF Group, an innovative and visionary social enterprise. TYF’s mission is to train revolutionaries – giving normal mums, dads & kids, business teams and community groups the confidence, skills and reason to revolutionize the way they play, think and connect with nature. TYF’s goal is to reach 100,000 people face to face in the next five years through with experience in education, adventure, retail and consulting. Andy is also a Founding Partner of the Do Collective, where he connects and orchestrates the potential power of a virtual consulting team of hundreds of the world’s best thinkers and doers. In this episode, we discuss:

  • How often people who say it's not possible just lack imagination (including when we talk of creating new paradigms for learning);
  • How when learning is place-specific and contextualized, there is unpredictability, and that's what allows the experience to be magical;


  • How we can bring together groups that don't always talk to each in order to reach the tipping point necessary for change.


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The Coconut Thinking podcast brings together educational provocateurs who are re-thinking school as a concept and a space.