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Experiential Leadership Retreats

Experiential Leadership Retreats

A unique retreat format to create incredible retreats.

Simple and Easy Process to Create Magical Retreats

ONE

Choose the perfect location.

Select from our collection of 5-star, 4-star and unique locations – all “Legendary proven” and carefully vetted by our experts.

TWO

Select the most exciting activities.

Boost your experience by aligning the location possibilities with choices from our award winning experiences.

THREE

Tailor the agenda for what matters most.

Our engagement experts team up with yours to craft the perfect script to reach your most important your goals.

We handle ALL the logistics and coordination of your retreat.

ELR Locations

Sample Agenda

Amazing Race Launch

Day -10 Before Retreat

Participants are sent first package that includes basic information and instructions.  They are given a list of needs for the retreat and information to ship luggage (if necessary) before the retreat begins.

Day -9 to -3 Before Retreat

Series of simple emails/texts to engage the group and prepare them for what is coming.  This requires between 1-5 minutes per day.

Day -2 Days Before Retreat

Participants are sent a ELR Guidebook to read/review on the plane and a journal.  Guidebook may include destination information, activity preparation information, content information on change and accountability, etc.  The Guidebook may also include quizzes and other opportunities to earn points for completion.  Guidebook may contain more information than the participants could possibly complete on their flight.

Simple Agenda

Day 1

Morning – Challenging Activity

Activity briefing and send off with a Grab-n-Go breakfast. Gourmet lunch offsite location

Afternoon Debrief & Recovery activity

Evening – Dinner & Social

Evening Entertainment (include spouses)

Day 2 AM

Morning – Challenging Activity

Activity briefing and send off with a Grab-n-Go breakfast. Lunch activity

Afternoon Emotive Challenge Activity

Evening – Dinner & Social

Evening Entertainment (include spouses)

Day 3

Enjoy Activities Onsite

Closing Session – Lunch

Shuttles to fly home

Leadership Retreat Principles

ONE

Format Follows Function

This is not a vacation with tours or fun and games. 

Selection of the location & the activities (the format) are dependent upon your desired outcomes (the function).

Our decades of executing retreats, creation and execution of the most challenging experiential activities will be put to use to help create exactly the right format.

TWO

Retreats are a Series of Workouts

FACT:  If you want to become physically fit, you must work out.

FACT: Workouts are hard or the time is wasted.
FACT: Workouts help us to become better.  A better person, a better leader, a better team. 

Once pointed out, participants emphatically embrace workouts.  They expect to be challenged as this proves their time is valued.

Retreat Workouts are mental, emotional, spiritual, and sometimes physical.  Put in the right place, each workout serves a critical role.

Participants leave our retreats exhausted, fulfilled and better than when they arrived, knowing their time was greatly valued.

THREE

All Growth occurs during Recovery

Workouts DO NOT build strength.  Workouts tear down muscle fibers.  Strength, endurance, improvement are gains during recovery times


Participants must be given time to recover.  The length of recovery depends upon the intensity of the workout.

ELR’s are designed with intentional recovery time and activities built in.

We know the best recovery techniques and exactly how to structure recovery into your retreat.

A few articles written about our executive retreats

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“The Stuff of Legend”!

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A few of the hundreds of clients from every industry and all sizes who trust us.

How to Get Started

Call James Carter at 800-513-8759 ext 311.

James will walk you through the 1-2-3 steps above and make it as easy as possible for you based upon the answers below.

Prepare for our call:

  1. What outcomes does your group want to achieve?
  2. What are any obstacles that may get in the way?
  3. If you could accomplish ONE truly significant outcome, what would it be?