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 26, 2014

Thank You for Your Referrals AND A Gift

At Adventure Retreat Leader, we recommend acknowledging referrals immediately. Not tomorrow, not next week, and certainly not next month. Set up a tickler system:
  1. Thank You, in writing, right after you get the referral.
  2. Thank You, in writing (and maybe along with a gift), as soon as the referral becomes your next Adventure Retreat participant.
And in the spirit of thanks and giving, Adventure Retreat Leader would like to offer you a $50 discount on our Live Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series beginning in February. Our discount runs now through December 8. Join us and Take It Outside! 
Here are some websites we use to give our thanks. Please share yours.
Send Out Cards
Jacquie Lawson
Calyx Flowers
Yummy Treats
Harry & David
Di Bruno Bros
See's Candy
One Simple Wish
Habitat for Humanity
The Human Society

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Waldon by Henry David Thoreau

What can we say...

 Walden by Henry David Thoreau is THE classic book on retreating.

We promise it will inspire your Adventures and Retreats. 

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Boomer Chick Adventures

Hiking ...

It's not over until it's over. Patt still has two fantastic Boomer Chick Adventures coming up in December 2014 before her 2015 lineup of Adventures and Retreats gets published.

Check out December at Boomer Chick Adventures.

... and Drumming.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Listen to Our November Retreats and Getaways SIG Call

Hey Everyone!

Here's how you can listen to our recorded November 6 Retreats and Getaways SIG call:
Call: 712-775-7099
Access Code: 901847#
Reference # 40

Our December Retreats and Getaways SIG call will be on December 4.
Patt Osborne will be your host. Her guest speaker will be Michelle Schubnel of Coach and Grow Rich.
Michelle will be speaking on Using Facebook to Connect with Potential Retreat Participants.

December will be our final Retreats and Getaways SIG call. If you've enjoyed these calls, please consider joining our Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls beginning in January.

Thanks! "See" you all next month. Stay tuned. Details coming soon.

Monday, November 3, 2014

The Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets Nov 6 -- Join Us!

The Retreats and Getaways SIG meets again on Thursday November 6, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern

Bridge Number: 712-775-7000/PIN 901847#

Your host is Karin Marcus of Stepping Out Coaching

The topic for this call will be Deepening Awareness: Mindful Practices for Coaching and Retreats.

Karin's Guest Speaker will be Marjorie Johnson, LCSW, PCC, seasoned Coach and Meditation Teacher

Join Marjorie to experience Mindfulness Practices that are easily integrated into coaching and retreats. Together we will explore the benefits of Mindfulness and discuss how Mindfulness can enhance relaxation, awareness, and learning. You will walk away with exercises you can incorporate into your business right away.

Marjorie Johnson, President of Ascend Consulting, provides Executive and Career Coaching, Training and Development and Personal Consultation. Marjorie’s 30 years of experience in problem solving and relationship management makes her a powerful consultant to companies and non profits. Marjorie empowers individuals and organizations to improve leadership, communication, team functioning and work-life balance. She coaches executives to develop their career, communicate skillfully, and lead with focus and Mindful presence. As a certified resilience coach, she is skilled in teaching and integrating emotional intelligence and Mindfulness into her coaching and training programs. Her background in human behavior enables a deep understanding of the individual and group dynamics that drive performance.

Marjorie is a dynamic, highly sought-after trainer and motivational speaker on a range of topics that include leadership development for managers and employees and work life balance. She has significant experience in the non-profit, governmental, financial services and healthcare industries.

You can learn more about Marjorie at Ascend Consulting.
Or simply call her at 610-696-4443

Friday, October 31, 2014

Treats From Adventure Retreat Leader

Hello Adventurer

Happy Halloween! We have some some fun treats at Adventure Retreat Leader. 

Beginning January, 2015, we are offering Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls. These monthly sessions will be informative, thought-provoking, and will also offer motivation for anyone who wants to lead outdoor Adventure Retreats. We’re going to tell you stuff…LOTS of valuable stuff! We invite YOU to join us. And why not? It's FREE!
Visit Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls for details on upcoming calls.

If you'd like to join the Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls, simply find the "subscribe" box on the left-hand side of  any page at Adventure Retreat Leader and give us your email address. By subscribing, you will receive weekly posts containing tips and resources for leading successful Adventure Retreats AND reminders and topics for our upcoming Community Calls.

Here are Five Reasons You Will Want to Join Us:
  1. Get in Touch… Meet others who are offering Retreats and Adventures. 
  2. Get Tips… On each Community Call, Deb and Patt will share at least one tip from their famous Adventure Retreat Leader 100-Point Checklist. There's plenty of time for discussion. 
  3. Get Focused… Are you feeling overwhelmed about offering Adventure Retreats? The Community Calls will help you find clarity and a community. 
  4. Get Committed... What do you need to do next? The calls will help you find the resources you need to make the commitment to yourself that you want to become an Adventure Retreat Leader. 
  5. Get Help… There is a lot of time on each call to ask questions. 
And if you have not yet taken our Adventure Retreat Leader Training we invite you to join us live in February, March and April, 2015. And/Or purchase the The Downloadable Audio Series to Leading Adventure Retreats.

 Let’s connect. We would love to help you Take It Outside! As always; thank you for passing this info on to any colleague you know who may also be interested.

In Adventure, Patt and Deb

Monday, October 20, 2014

Convert Interest To Adventure Retreat Participants

Often we spend much time planning, preparing and publishing our upcoming Adventures and we ignore converting interest to participants. How many times have you enthusiastically shared a planned outing with someone only to find they have disappeared when you're ready to convert their expressed interest to an enthusiastic participant? The 3, 4, 5 or more individuals you were expecting to register can't be found.

This is common. Our excitement about our offering spills over when we are initially talking to others about our Adventure Retreat plans. They say things like "let me know when" or "I want to do that." But what are they responding to? Well, you, your energy and your personal excitement about delivering the outing.

What do you want these interested folks to respond to? What's in it for them is the best way to convert interest to participants. Practice your language. Know your getaway benefits and how they will inspire, help, energize and give to your participants. So drop the "I" language. It's not about you. Even drop the "We" language. It's not about you and your participants. Engage others with the word "You." It's about them.

Use your conversation to put each person you talk with in the middle of your offering now. Practice.