Adventure Retreat Leader is a resource for Coaches, Speakers, Authors and Writers, Educators, Practitioners, and all Heart- and Nature-Based Entrepreneurs and Professionals. We offer teleclasses, audios, guidebooks and coaching; all designed to help you lead Outings, Adventures and Retreats in nature as a profitable part of your business.

Adventure Retreat Leader successfully motivates and trains you in the art of adventure retreat leading.

Let Us Help You ... Take It Outside!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Join Our December 1 Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Our next Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call is on Tuesday, December 1, at noon Eastern (NY) time. NOTE: This is one week earlier than our usual call days (the 2nd Tuesday of each month). This month we're meeting on the 1st Tuesday. Mark your calendar.

The topic for our December 1 call is YOUR Time After The Outing! That's right. You are not quite done once your retreat is over. Let's talk about why it's important to take some time for yourself and how we suggest you do that.

The Bridge Number is: 712-432-0075
The Access Code is: 736148#

Your hosts are Deb Martin and Patt Osborne.

We're looking forward to meeting you on this complimentary call.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Be Interesting

You've heard it before. When networking or dating or even communicating with coworkers, friends and family, "Be Interested, Not Interesting."

It's true as far as the "interested" part goes. Showing interest in others is good networking, good dating and, well, just plain polite. My mother taught me to be interested because it's the right way to communicate, not to mention I'd learn a lot. She also taught me to be a good conversationalist. And for that you also need to be interesting.

So I wish I could get my hands on the person who added "not interesting" to that little piece of advice. What?!

If you've been practicing being Interested at the expense of being Interesting, Stop It! Instead, be Interested AND Interesting. And I don't just mean as a networking, marketing, dating or communication technique. I mean because it's the best way to relate to others.

But I will say, if you've been practicing interested, not interesting as part of your Adventure and Retreat marketing technique, you're only using half of what's available to you, probably less.

People join you on your outings because you are interested in them, you enjoy them, AND because you entertain them, deliver something new they can explore, teach them another way of being, doing, learning. In short, because YOU ARE INTERESTING.

Number 5 on our 100-point Adventure and Retreat Leader Checklist: "I know that WHO I AM is as or more important that what I'm offering." This checklist, along with the Audio Series is on sale now through the end of the month at a significant discount. Interested?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Adventure Retreat Leader Reminders and Announcements

Our upcoming Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call will be on the First Tuesday in December, December 1 instead of the second Tuesday. Just so Patt can get back to her precious Virgin Island Retreat spot on St. John. A wonderful place for an outing, by the way. The time and phone number remain the same. Details at Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls. The topic will be Your Time After The Outing.

We're offering a November THANK YOU with a special price on the Adventure Retreat Leader Audio Series, now through the end of November. Normally $99 at a special Thank You price of $33. Details at Adventure Retreat Leader Audio Series.

The Adventure Retreat Leader Live Telecall Series is beginning again in February. Keep your eye on Adventure Retreat Leader Live Telecall Series for upcoming dates and information. We'll have dates on the website very soon.

And beginning in January 2016, we'll be reworking the website and the shopping cart so there may be a gap when you cannot purchase online. But, as always, we're available to you via email if there's something you've just gotta have during our construction period. Just let us know and we'll make it happen. deb@portagecoach.com or patt.adventurecoach@verizon.net.

Deb & Patt at Patt's "Happy Place" St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

"See" you on Dec 1 for our upcoming Community Call and our December special offer.

Deb and Patt

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

National "Take A Hike" Day

Here in the U.S., today is National Take A Hike Day.

Go take a hike (get lost) in nature. Take your time. Slow down.

It's a perfect day to decide to start your Adventure Retreat Leader business. Or not.

But do take that hike. Enjoy!

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Listen to Our November Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Thanks to all who joined us our November Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call. You can learn more about these calls at Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls series. We hope you enjoyed our discussion about Falling in Love with Your Participants.

To listen to this Community Call recording, simply click HERE.

Coming Up:
December 1 at Noon Eastern
Our free Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on the topic: YOUR Time After the Outing.

We want to express our Thanks to YOU. 

Now through December 1, we're offering our Downloadable Audio Series for $33, regularly $99. 

Get your slice of the pie right HERE.

In Adventure
Deb and Patt

Friday, November 6, 2015

Join Our November Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Join Adventure Retreat Leader hosts Patt Osborne and Deb Martin to learn about leading Adventure Retreats in Nature.

Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 12 noon Eastern (NY) time.

Our next call is Tuesday, November 10, 2015 at Noon, Eastern

Simply dial 712-432-0075 and enter the access code 736147# when prompted.

Our next topic is Item Number 81 on the Adventure Retreat Leader checklist, Loving Your Participants.

Your hosts are Patt Osborne, PCC of Adventure Coach and Boomer Chick Adventures and Deb Martin, MCC, of Portage Transition Coaching and Wilderness Adventures.

For details about his and other free ARL Community Calls, visit Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls.

Let us help you Take It Outside!

Monday, November 2, 2015


Vayable is an interesting service you might want to explore as you are launching your Adventure Retreat Leader business.

If you can be a local tour guide with Vayable, simply sign up with Vayable and list the local experience you would like to provide. Set your prices and Vayable charges a 15% commission for sending the business your way.

The experience you create for Vayable will also give you language, photos, ideas and videos you can use to sell your offering on your own.

Remember we've got an Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on Tuesday, November 10.