Whilst hiring out water sports equipment at Kingscliff, Australia, founder Tim Jack Adams started to research why is it when people connect to self and others through nature do they seem healthier and happier? This one question has led to what is now known as GreenX7.
Tim is founder and company director of Watersports Guru, and became the first operator to be GreenX7 endorsed (obviously).
Green Brain Project (now known as the X7 R&D project) was formed by reaching out to Dr. Jules Pretty and his team at the University of Sussex who had coined the phrase ‘Green Exercise’ highlighting active engagement in nature.
A significant body of research had already been undertaken and the results showed that when people actively engage in nature they became healthier and happier. This ignited Tim’s passion and curiosity to connect with leading health professionals globally to seek to understand the evidence base about why time in nature improves health and wellbeing.
The team decided to take a holistic approach to health and wellness (combining elements of Eastern and Western philosophies) instead of acting on the individual components of health and wellbeing i.e. exercise, mindfulness. With this mindset and the aim of creating a model for everyday wellness the X7 Tools were formed.
A special shout must go out here to Bri Croke who became the heart behind GreenX7 and a founding facilitator, who is still our biggest inspiration to lead a life lived from the heart.
GreenX7 (then called GreenX) was chosen to be mentored by Mark Olsen at EC3 global who became the very first advisor and later soul brother to Tim Jack Adams.
The initial website was created at www.greenexercise.com.au (now greenx7.com). The company GreenX is registered which would later become GreenX7.
2015 saw the formal roll out of the Immersion program for conference and events.
The first international workshop was delivered at the United World College (UWC) China. As a result of its success, GreenX7 has subsequently worked in many countries across various industries.
GreenX7 starts to work with the Australian Defence Force within the Soldier Recovery Centre and still continues to this day. Tim’s brother, Sam, was a former soldier who himself had a stint at the Soldier Recovery Centre. Sam’s personal experiences and advice alongside extensive research helped GreenX7 gain better understanding about the struggles of PTSD and loss of identity.
Play For Your Life Cards are created to get blokes to open up after Tim’s mate Mal ends his life. The cards are now used for all demographics across many cultures.
Tim grew up in a household of 6 boys, many which have struggled as did Tim to share and show emotion. Unfortunately, male suicide is the leading cause of death for men between 15-44 years. Tim grew up on the Tweed and Gold Coast, and unfortunately has seen many suicides within his community.
One of Tim’s purposes in life is to inspire individuals and teams to create value, meaning and belonging in their lives and those around them.
GreenX7 joins Impact Academy to become a member of the AI-6 cohort. GreenX7 now runs health and wellness workshops for the Impact Academy graduates.
GreenX7 partners with EarthCheck to create human sustainability and implement across their global network alongside their environmental platform.
Corporate and Workplace Wellness: GreenX7 first facilitators training workshop.
From everyday to the screen: production team created our first package of videos.
Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar in Australia becomes the first school to implement the GreenX7 program with students.
After consulting for Hotels internationally and observing the disconnection between guests and their environment Tim formulated the idea of the map/app which is now being implemented globally throughout hotels, companies, schools and open spaces.
Module 4: Sustainability of Wellness workshop is created.