As someone who has been very successful in business, Dale has always been conscious of giving back.
“I think when you’re successful in business, it’s vital to do something productive with the time and money you create,” says Dale. “Whether as part of my book publishing, speaking or businesses, dedicating some of my skills or the proceeds of my work towards an important cause is something I do.”
One of the charities Dale and his wife Katherine supports is ‘Hands Across the Water’.
Founded by Peter Baines, a former Australian forensic detective who witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, the charity supports children in Thailand who were orphaned by the tragic event.
In 2012, Dale and Katherine formed a partnership with Hands Across the Water. To further support this cause Dale took part in their major annual fundraiser, and rode 800km through Thailand on a bicycle. With 79 riders taking part, together they raised just under $1,000,000.
Inspired by the experience, Dale led a group of 29 Business Blueprint® clients who rode 500km in Thailand in 5 days during 2014. Again with personal commitment and the support of other businesses, Dale’s group raised over $180,000. This helped cover the cost of a new orphanage built to support kids living with HIV.
Dale plans to lead further groups on charity rides in support of Hands Across the Water.