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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.

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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

If You Had All The Time And Money...

... what would you most want to learn, practice and research. What would you like to master? Who would you like to become? Create an Adventure Retreat around that and deliver it soon!

Too often we offer our outings around topics and themes in which we are the expert. After awhile, we get stale and so does our Retreat.

Get out there and start learning. Schedule your outing now to get yourself in learning mode. Contract with an expert to deliver the part of your offering your are not yet able to deliver yourself. Become a participant in your own Adventure.

Start living your life, including how you earn, around what you really want to do and be.

Live, love and learn

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Breathe Retreat

Here's an interesting retreat service, all around the topic of Breath Retreat. Breathe, Ski and Yoga Retreat. It just rolls of the tongue. I like it!

It's pretty hard, though, to find their pricing. Don't do that on your Adventure and Retreat website. But otherwise an excellent example of picking a theme that works!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Get In Touch

Who do you want to join you on your Adventure Retreat outings? Do you know? Have you thought about your ideal Adventure Retreat participant?

If you are hoping to attract your perfect participants to your offering, it's essential to know, and keep in front of you, who you want to play with.

Here's our short list. Grab it and feel free to add on. Then post your list where you see it often.

The more you pay attention to your ideal participant, the easier marketing will be. Perhaps your marketing will even be effortless.

People who:
  1. are in touch with themselves.
  2. enjoy discovery 
  3. are curious
  4. can affording my offering
  5. embrace the unknown
  6. evolve me
  7. respect nature and the wilderness
  8. are playful
Get in touch with who you want on your adventures and you are in a better position to help them get in touch with themselves. Have fun!

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Listen To February's Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Thanks to all who joined us for call 2 of our year-long Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls series. We enjoyed and appreciate you.

Today's February 10 Community Call topic was:Choose The Right Retreat Environment

To listen to Community Call recording, simply click HERE.

Coming Up:

March 10: Our free Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on the topic: Scheduling Free Time On Your Outing


In Adventure
Deb and Patt

Friday, February 6, 2015

Get Comfortable With Change and Chaos


Building an Adventure, Retreat or Outing business requires a comfort with change and even chaos. Remember, your participants are expecting you to introduce them to a new way of thinking, an exciting experience, an inspiring environment and a few ah-ha moments. You just can't do that if you have become too comfortable with your offerings. Come on, shake it off and shake it up! Let's Take It Outside.

Our live Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series began on Feb 3. It's not too late to join us. There are 8 more sessions and you'll have access to the recording of Session 1. Contact me at deb@portagecoach.com if you've got questions.

February's Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call -- Join Us Feb 10


Here at Adventure Retreat Leader we're still playing and adventuring in the snow and chilly temperatures. But our thoughts are turning to Spring and more outings. So Patt and Deb want to share more ideas and tips about offering your own retreats in nature.

Our next FREE Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call is on Tuesday, February 10th @ 12 noon ET. and our topic is Choose The Right Retreat Environment

These monthly sessions are informative, thought-provoking, and 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!

To join the Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls all the phone access information, dates and topics are listed on the Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls page.

And if you're inclined, 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.
  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 to deepen your learning, we invite you to join us for The Complete Teleclass Series to Leading Adventure Retreats, which began February 3rd. But it's not too late. The first call has been recorded and the second call is on February 10 at 6:00 p.m. ET

We look forward to connecting with you on February 10th and beyond…. And excited to help you Take It Outside!

In Adventure, Patt and Deb

Friday, January 30, 2015

Our February Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call and Upcoming Teleclass Series

Last month's ARL Community Call was a wonderful kick-off to this new series! If you have not yet accessed the recording of that call, you can do so HERE.

These monthly sessions are informative, thought-provoking, and offer motivation for anyone who wants to lead outdoor Adventure Retreats. And They Are FREE!

Our February Call is about Choosing the Right Retreat Environment, item number 3 on our Adventure Retreat Leader 100-point checklist.

You can find details at Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls. All phone access information, dates and topics are listed on this page.

And if you are inclined, 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.


And, to deepen your learning, we invite you to join us for The Complete Teleclass Series to Leading Adventure Retreats, which begins February 3rd@ 6pm ET. Four openings remain.

We are excited to help you Take It Outside!
In Adventure, Patt and Deb