Meet Babs & Jennie
Babs is a passionate adventurer. He’s driven by physical and mental challenges that push him way beyond his comfort zone. Amongst his adventures over the past 10 years he has swam the largest open water race in Australia, twice (when 12 months before he could swim no more that 100 meters without puking); he’s climbed several 4000+ meter mountains in France, Norway, Africa and Pakistan; he’s embarked on ski mountaineering tours in the wilderness of the French, Italian and Swiss Alps; and he’s rowed a gig across the English Channel. Next month, Babs will be joining an elite team of 5 skiers to conquer the Norwegian Haute Route and in May he will be climbing up and then skiing down Mont Blanc.
He does work too. Babs found a scrub of land on a plateau in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco 8 years ago and had a vision to create one of the most desirable boutique destinations in the world. With no local knowledge, no contacts, no power, no idea if there was water, just enough money to buy the land and build half a house, Babs set out on his journey. This year L’Amandier hotel and the thirteen private residences open to the world. He is also co-founder and Chairman of Sustain Worldwide, a London PR company dedicated to creating a world where sustainable and ethical building and architecture practices are the norm.
“I’ve done some exciting things and I’m starting to learn that I can do anything. I’m now ready to take things to an entirely new level, to access and nurture my superpowers and bring them to others also on this journey.”
Jennie is fascinated by the human experience and passionate about personal transformation. Over the last 9 years she has immersed herself in her own personal growth adventure, which has seen her go from having limited vision and no idea of what to do next, to building a internationally respected global transformational private coaching practice for high performers.
She was personally trained by Bob Proctor of the film ‘The Secret’, as a certified Life Success Consultant, and is a certified Divine Living Coach.
Jennie exudes possibility. She is an expert in drawing out what lies within people, creating and holding the space for people’s greatness even when they can’t yet see it. She combines coaching and adventure experiences for clients, expertly using environments to help shift perspectives and energy, and drawing out people’s missions.
She’s the co-founder of Vortex, a transformational collective of some of the world’s leading facilitators who guide global leaders through deep transformational processes. She is also the co-founder of L’Amandier, the retreat space built by her husband Babs, which is fast growing into being a space for transformational change.
When she’s not coaching, travelling or playing in the rice paddy’s of Bali or the mountains, she’s committed to progressive education and moved the entire family to Bali so their children could attend the Green School.
Jennie is also an adventurer (although lower octane than her husband) and has learnt to go with the flow on their family adventures, which range from wild bush camping excursions in the outback to navigating snowy couloirs in the Alps.
“I’ve learnt through experience that we truly have the ability to create the most extraordinarily fulfilled reality. I am now stepping up and using my superpowers to initiate global change whilst remaining true to my core values of freedom and family.”
Together Babs & Jennie have created a life that is constantly evolving and laced with adventure. After spending 3 years living in the ski resort, Chamonix, in the French Alps, they have now moved to the Island of Bali to give their two children the chance to immerse themselves in progressive education at The Green School, Bali.