Nahla Summers is the founder of Sunshine People, the social movement that inspired her to carry out yearly adventurers to highlight the power kindness has to transform societies.
She has been awarded a Point of Light award from the Prime Minister for ‘transforming the concept of sponsorship’. After cycling 3000 miles across America, having not owned a bike in 20 years. Walking 500 miles from South to North England relying only on the kindness of strangers. In 2020 making her a Guinness World Record holder by going 5007 miles on an ElliptiGO through every city in the UK, in the middle of a pandemic. Whilst also producing the biggest ‘Strava art’ in England by writing KINDNESS across it. She completes these challenges and asks people to show their support by doing an act of kindness for a stranger rather than sponsor money to a charity. As the founder of the CIC Sunshine People, every year she takes on a new challenge and every year she discovers something new about the power that kindness has on people, with approximately 250,000 acts of kindness raised to date.
She is an inspiring and established speaker that will bring the audience along with her on the adventurers through some incredible story telling. Among many messages that she delivers, she shares how we can change the chatter in our minds to allow us to achieve anything we dream of. The power that human connection and kindness has to heal a nation. How resilience is built and when the world gives us lemons how we can in fact make lemonade. How the actions of one can change the world and therefore what we each do really does matter.
She is also the author of several books. She won an award for most inspirational book in 2017 with a ‘stellar piece of writing by a very talented author’. Her latest book due to launch on the 1st November, aptly named the Accidental Adventurer documents the challenges that she has undertaken. With humour running through it and a clear growth, she gives every reader the knowledge that they too can do anything they wish to, if she can; they most definitely can.
She spent 15 years as a senior leader in the corporate world working all over the world. Then in just a moment, her personal life circumstances were shattered and in the end she had to make a choice, whether to simply survive or thrive. She chose in the end to thrive and as a consequence her path has taken her in a very unique direction. She is now an adventurer, social entrepreneur, cultural change consultant, a podcaster and an international speaker. With her second book, A Culture of Kindness, it is a powerful theory of how we can bring kindness into the workplace and not only be happier overall but also improve employee wellbeing. Her theory removes stress and anxiety from workplaces, therefore allowing increased productivity and profitable. Looking to change the way people and businesses co-exist with her talk, book and podcast of the same name, she is affecting us all with positivity of how we can live and work for a more sustainable future.