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Friday, September 12, 2014

Best American Retreats

Are you looking still looking for an Adventure Retreat location after my U.S. National Parks post a couple of weeks ago? Yes? Well check out Best American Retreats. Here's another way to go. You can browse this site based on Landscapes, Property Types and Retreat Types. Have fun!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Listen to the September Retreats and Getaways SIG Call

Here’s the access info for listening to the the recording of our September 4 Retreats and Getaways SIG session with the wonderful Elizabeth Barbour. Be sure to contact her if you are interested in her e-course Smart Self Care for Busy Women.

To access the September 4 call recording:
Call: 712-775-7099
Access code: 901847#
Reference # 39

On October 2, Deb Martin of Portage Transition Coaching will be your host, leading a discussion on how can you be clearer about your offering using a retreat theme?

On November 6, Karin Marcus of Stepping Out Coaching will be your host. Marjorie Johnson will be the guest speaker discussing “Deepening Awareness: Mindfulness Practices for Coaching and Retreats.

On December 4, Patt Osborne of Adventure Coach will be the host.

Please know that after 9 years of hosting this SIG, Patt will be leaving this position at the end of the year. Her co-hosts of 3 years, Karin Marcus and Deb Martin will also be leaving. So…if you would like to see this SIG continue and are interested in taking the hosting reins, please contact Patt and we will be happy to show you the ropes.

Deb and Patt will begin hosting free Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls once a month, starting in January 2015. Subscribe for the free tips and announcements (left column on the page) to get regular announcements about these calls as well as Adventure Retreat Leading tips.

Saturday, September 6, 2014

A Perfect Gift For A Referral

Many of us offer "buddy" discounts for our outings; that is, bring a buddy and you each come for less. Or we might offer referral discounts; that is, refer a participant and get $'s off your next registration. These are wonderful ways to build your business. Especially in the beginning when just one extra person can make the difference between whether or not your adventure is a go.

Recently, however, I received a gift for a referral. It was the perfect gift; a $25 gift certificate to my local restaurant. This gift was totally unrelated to what the person was selling. Personally, I did not want what they were selling. But I liked them and I wanted to help.

I'm betting that many people don't want to go on your retreat. And they don't want a tee shirt or a hat advertising our outings either. But they do want to refer. So think about the person who just sent you a new adventurer and give the "perfect" gift.

Monday, September 1, 2014

Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets September 4 -- Join Us!

The Retreats and Getaways SIG meets again on Thursday September 4, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Our Bridge Number is 712-775-7000 PIN: 901847#

Your host is Karin Marcus, Professional Certified Coach, of Stepping Out Coaching.

Our guest speaker will be Elizabeth Barbour, M.Ed.

Please join us to hear Elizabeth Barbour as she engages us in a discussion about Planning A Multi-Day Retreat: From Soup to Nuts!

Join Elizabeth Barbour for an informative session on planning a multi-day retreat from conception to completion (and evaluation!). She’ll talk about everything from marketing timelines to session planning to registering participants to pricing and she’ll share her personal successes (so you can duplicate what works!) and a few missteps too (so you don’t repeat the same mistakes!). If you’ve been thinking of planning a multi-day retreat, this is your chance to get inspired and get some valuable insights and resources to help you take action and go for it!

Elizabeth Barbour is a business coach, professional speaker and retreat leader who helps busy professional women shift from tired to inspired in business and in life! A professional coach since 2000, Elizabeth has worked with thousands of people around the country to clarify their vision, increase their confidence, find balance through self-care and ultimately increase the visibility, credibility and profitability of their businesses. You can learn more about Elizabeth at Elizabeth Barbour.

Sunday, August 31, 2014


GoPro HERO3+: Black Edition

Language is good. Pictures are great. And if you want to really up your Adventure Retreat Leader business, consider a GoPro.

Action. We all want to see the action around where and how we're retreating. Give us the ACTION!

p.s. Be sure to get permission from your participants before sharing any audio and/or video of your offering. Then "Go Pro!"

Friday, August 29, 2014

Adventure Retreat Leader Sizzlin' Summer Special Ends Monday

Tubing the Upper Delaware on one of Patt's Summertime Boomer Chick Adventures
It’s such a fun way to get customers outdoors! 

If YOU are dreaming of ways to get YOUR clients and customers outside, AND get paid for it of course, we have an excellent resource for you!

Take advantage of our Sizzlin’ Summer Special before Labor Day and get our downloadable audio series, “Become an Adventure Retreat Leader,” for just $59 (Regularly $99)

You’ll learn all you need to know to lead Successful and Playful Outdoor Adventures. This audio is chock full of specifics! PLUS you’ll get the Playbook which includes our famous 100-point checklist and lots of helpful handouts.

Are you ready? Simply visit the Downloadable Audio Series page at Adventure Retreat Leader. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Yes! I want to securely purchase the Downloadable Audio Series Now!”

And here your adventure begins…

Pssst….please pass this on to those other adventurers in your circle.

Enjoy! Patt and Deb

Monday, August 25, 2014

Explore National Parks in the U. S.

Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore
Here's a website I go to often when I'm looking for inspiration for my next Adventure Retreat; The U. S. National Park Service.

It's not even necessary to create an offering in a National Park (although these parks are so inspiring they can do much of your work for you). Just land on the page and go exploring. Something you see on this site will inspire a location and a theme. I promise.

And if you're interested in learning about the rules for offering an Adventure Retreat in a U. S. National Park, consider signing up for Deb and Patt's Live Teleclass Series to Leading Adventure Retreats in Nature and ask the question about National Parks when we discuss locations for your offerings. We are happy to elaborate.

See you in the Park!