Back in March 2020...
The first Convoy rolled out in March 2020.
As of July 2022, we are 2 years old!
We’ve had over 400 members, helped over 250 into new roles and 60+ on their entrepreneurial journeys. Our cohort of “Rock Your Roll”ers have proved there is an alternative to traditional onboarding that makes a practical difference when starting new jobs.
All this has been made possible by the generosity of many people:
The founder, Christopher Ross, who has worked tirelessly (unpaid) to keep Convoy rolling
70+ speakers who have generously given their time to speak at our Guest events
A dedicated core of volunteers who take responsibility for introductions, the guest speaker program, and leading the “retros”
The Members, without whom none of this works! There is no Community without people supporting each other: by showing up and listening, members of the Convoys get the hope, reassurance, inspiration and, above all, accountability they need to get the job done!
The positive impact that helping others has on individual mental wellbeing is well known, and confirmed in numerous scientific studies. The same is observed in Convoy, and we intend to keep doing it!
ACCOUNTABILITY and COMMUNITY
Convoy believes that, on your own, being consistent on any journey is hard, and a threat to good mental well-being.
With Convoy we generate powerful structures so that anyone striving to reach a particular goal has Accountability to get it done, and Community to stay sane while they do it.
ALL PEOPLE EVERYWHERE TRAVEL WELL, AND ARRIVE WELL
By this we mean that the journeys we take throughout life – looking for a new job/role/gig, starting a new venture, retraining or transitioning into a new phase of ones career – are taken in the company of others on a similar path; that they are great, positive experiences; and that when you reach your objective, you arrive well: in good shape, with your sanity intact, ready and up for whatever comes next!
ESTABLISH A SUSTAINABLE MODEL OF COMMUNITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY
Using an agile approach, we are creating sustainable communities that support each-other.
Our first types of Convoys include:
Rock Your New Role
THE FOUNDATION ON WHICH WE BUILD AND SHAPE CONVOY COMMUNITIES
These Values make Convoy a supportive, uplifting and safe place for everyone to pursue their goals and objectives:
We help each other, bringing our whole selves to conversations, supporting people sharing our journeys: even if we are taking a break from our own journey, we’re still showing up to support our fellow travellers.
We are Open and Honest with each other. We do the right thing (whether someone asked us to or not). We say what we need to say to be clear and present. We are true to our Word.
All people deserve respect. We do not deliberately offend, or take offence: if we are offended, we take responsibility for our own actions, stay curious and turn reactions into responses.
Every individual has, and contributes, value. We listen with intent to hear; at all times we try to be present and focused (putting distractions aside). In supporting each other we support ourselves.
We choose to make ourselves accountable to others, so that we get the things done we need to get done, to get to where we want to go.
Think different. Do different. Be remarkable.
PAY IT FORWARD
When (and only when) it is appropriate, “pay it forward” so Convoy Community can continue to do its work and people who need the support we offer can have it.