Surviving and Thriving on Richard Branson’s Necker Island July 13-18, 2013

Date July 24, 2013

Michael posted on Facebook that it was one of the best week’s of his life.
He is just back from being a guest and performing at the very inspiring “Surviving and Thriving” leadership gathering on Richard Branson’s beautiful Necker Island, in the blue waters of the Caribbean.
 Dobie Gray’s  “Drift Away”, The Lumineer’s “Hey Ho”, Pearl Jam’s “Black,  BeeGees “To Love Somebody” and Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire” were just part of the fabulous array of tunes Michael treated the guests to.  This must have been nothing short of spectacular! 
Looks like Michael and fellow musician, Keith Harkin are playing the guitar together and having a blast! 

   
Some thoughts from Richard Branson’s blog on the event and many thanks to him for the MJ photos. 

I am always amazed by the incredible capacity of the human spirit in the face of adversity – physical, mental, emotional. For the last few days, my friends Glenn and Mindy Stearns have been on Necker Island working with Virgin Unite for a truly captivating Leadership Gathering themed “Surviving and Thriving”. We spoke about personal and professional struggles, but even more about what it takes to emerge from the darkness to continue fighting. Two amazing musicians, Keith Harkin and Michael Johns, joined the group to remind us that although these gatherings have been established to listen and learn, sometimes we just need to enjoy the company of others and dance. 

The article is in itself inspiring and a must-read…also some fabulous photos. Please check out http://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/surviving-and-thriving 
From MJ’s twitter..  

Flying over paradise To Necker pic.twitter.com/CzN9pxBnwf 

 

Can’t this be where we all can live?? pic.twitter.com/B2GCaVtAGL

To answer MJ’s question on his last twitpic… we are all wondering that :)

……and a heartwarming homecoming

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3 Responses to “Surviving and Thriving on Richard Branson’s Necker Island July 13-18, 2013”

  1. Judes said at July 24th, 2013, 11:21 pm: ()

    Looks like he had a wonderful time & great weather too. Everyone deserves a bit of R & R & Michael is just the person to deliver it.

  2. Jo Sedz said at July 25th, 2013, 5:52 am: ()

    So proud of MJ for getting these gigs for such important causes – and I love the fact that they’re all in such beautiful places and he gets to travel to them :)

    The pic with Puddy is just awesome hahaha… poor little boy misses his dad heaps :(

    The only drawback of having to work away – but the homecomings are oh so sweet :)

    MJs mum must be so very proud – I know we all are !

  3. bratton.di@gmail.com said at October 24th, 2013, 7:11 pm: ()

    Love the picture…and of course I remember Michael Johns…oh my gawd; ya know I love him and his music. Come to Asheville NC so many venues to play at here. Please come and play and I will come to see you and be the wall flower dancing in the corner….:)

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