Inspirational Stories

Inspirational Stories

Inspiring Alumni: Dianna Smith

Inspiring Alumni: Dianna Smith

Twenty-seven-year-old Mum of two, Dianna Smith attributes her decision to follow her dream and open a cake shop in her hometown of Whangamata to the skills she learnt on her OB course. Read more

Inspiring Alumni: Julie Porter

Inspiring Alumni: Julie Porter

Over 30 years on from her OB experience, Julie Porter still holds OB close to her heart. With partner Charles she created Heritage Sailing Tasmania, a Not for Profit entity that runs the historic tall ship, ketch SV Rhona H. Read more

Blake's Ka Mahi Scholarship

Blake's Ka Mahi Scholarship

With the help of a Ka Mahi Scholarship, Otago Unversity student Blake Porteous was able to attend a 21-day Outward Bound Classic course. We caught up with Blake to see what he got out of his OB course and why he'd recommend others to apply for a scholarship. Read more

Lexi's Ka Mahi Scholarship Journey

Lexi's Ka Mahi Scholarship Journey

Lexi Kerr applied for a Ka Mahi scholarship to help her get to OB. We caught up with Lexi to see how OB has made an impact on her life and what advice she'd give others wanting to apply for a scholarship. Read more

Meet Natasha Dominey

Meet Natasha Dominey

We caught up with YMCA tutor Natasha Dominey who took part on our Connect course designed specifically to build the skills and confidence of individuals working with NZ youth. Natasha describes her OB experience as life-changing on many levels. Read more

Life After OB - Keeping the Momentum

Life After OB - Keeping the Momentum

Before Outward Bound I wanted to change. I lacked direction and was in a stressful place. During Outward Bound, I flourished and discovered the ways I wanted to grow. Here's my personal account of OB and my life afterwards. Read more

Alysha's goal to clean up NZ

Alysha's goal to clean up NZ

OB Champion Alysha has a goal to raise funds for Outward Bound by collecting 100,000 pieces of rubbish in 2019 across New Zealand's beaches, rivers, coasts, forests and public areas. Keep an eye on her progress here! Read more