Founder of Raising the Baa, Head Shepherd, Business Coach & Motivational Speaker; Chris Farnsworth. Born and bred in London, Chris decided he wanted to be a farmer from the age of 8. He demonstrated great promise, as a future entrepreneur by burying coins in his garden so he could grow money trees; well that’s where his dad told him it came from!

Not Being Sheepish

After 3 years of globe trotting, including spells of work on an Israeli kibbutz, ploughing on the prairies of Canada and cotton picking in Australia; livestock held more appeal for Chris Farnsworth than crop farming and specifically sheep farming.

At the peak of his shepherding career, Chris looked after 6500 sheep; with the aid of just two dogs and its darkest period was caused by Foot and Mouth, when he virtually lost his livelihood. Chris went on to form an association with Forever (the aloe vera company); as a distributor, team builder and trainer.

Baa Baa Business

Over the years as a business mentor, Chris Farnsworth would often draw parallels between shepherding and teamwork. So when local charity, Inner Flame needed an experiential learning challenge; as part of its personal development course for teenagers, the idea of team building with sheep was hatched. “…gets people working together …it works on so many levels” says David Wreathall, Founder/Director of Inner Flame.

Chris’ company Raising the Baa run inspirational, fun and practical events; for mainly corporate clients. He draws on his unique skill set of shepherding and business coaching; to help individuals build the best team in their field. Clients include Airbus, HSBC and Burnley FC.

Chris Farnsworth Speaker

Chris Farnsworth is much in demand as a public speaker, offering a refreshingly different perspective on some traditional themes such as:

  • Leadership
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Creativity

…and his highly popular signature talk “In business/life: are you the Sheep, the Shepherd or the Dog?”

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