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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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Monday, April 20, 2015

Time for YOU!

Have you scheduled free time for yourself during your adventures and retreats? Yes? Good for you!

Now go back to your schedule and add an addition 25% of free time for yourself. For instance, if you are doing a 1-day offering and you've scheduled an hour for yourself, make it an hour and 15 minutes. If you're doing a 5-day offering and you've scheduled 4 hours each day (usually in the evening or early morning), add an additional 1 to your daily schedule right in the middle of the day.

We have a tendency to believe that because we are the leader, we need to be "on" and with our participants most of the time; that they've paid to be with us and that's what we need to give them.

In reality, your participants have paid for the experience you are providing. Yes, be with them. Have insightful discussions and ask provocative questions. Then give them a reflection activity and send them off on their own. And take that down time for yourself; not to plan and prep and scurry around getting ready, but to really relax and use the time just for you.

"Research on naps, meditation, nature walks, and the habits of exceptional artists and athletes reveals how mental breaks increase productivity, replenish attention, solidify memories and encourage creativity."

Source: Scientific American

So by giving your participants less of yourself and finding more time for YOU, you're actually giving your participants more. Your presence is less important than you think. Enjoy the irony. Preferably in a hammock somewhere in nature.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Listen to our April Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Thanks to all who joined us for call 4 of our year-long Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls series. Setting fees for your offerings can be both emotional and complicated. We hoped this call helped.

Today's April 14 Community Call topic was: Earnings and Fees

To listen to Community Call recording, simply click HERE.

Coming Up:

May 12: Our free Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on the topic: Getting Hired For A Solo Outing

In Adventure
Deb and Patt

Thursday, April 9, 2015

No Need To Fix


 We often think that offering Retreats and Adventures and Outing in nature are opportunities for us to help others become whole in some way or to point the way to a better life by letting go of something and making significant changes; in short, to fix something. And so we spend time creating activities that will heal the wounded, challenge the frightened, face our fears and help everyone learn to live in the world.

In fact, however, our best participants don't need fixing. They join us on our adventures because it's fun. They bring their friends because they like to play.

Take a look at your marketing material and your activities. See if you are heavily promoting the "fix." If so, change the fix to fun as a way to change the type of participant you are attracting. Your participants will have just as many insights on your retreats and you won't be the "fix-it" person.

Surround yourself with participants who are already in touch with themselves. Surround yourself with participants who will evolve you!

Friday, April 3, 2015

Join Our April Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Join your 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 meeting is Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Our next topic is Item Number 27 on the Adventure Retreat Leader checklist, Determining Earnings and Fees for Your Adventures

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 this and other free ARL Community Calls, visit Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls.

It's time to get your clients outside!
Spring is here! And if you’re like us, here at Adventure Retreat Leader, you’ve got outdoor adventures on your mind. If you’ve been wanting to get your clients and customers outside, now is a good time to get into planning mode.

Here are just a few resources to help you get going:
  1. Purchase our Downloadable Audio Series that includes 7 recordings of our detailed teleclass series plus the infallible 100-point Checklist and Playbook; all designed to give you everything you need to lead a successful and memorable outdoor adventure.
  2. Buy our Guide To Your Next Adventure, an excellent resource to use as you take yourself on your own adventure. 
  3. Join our free monthly Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls 
  4. Subscribe to tips, weekly posts, and resources, plus upcoming reminders for our ARL Community Calls by giving us your email address. Simply find the "subscribe" box on the left-hand side of any page at Adventure Retreat Leader. You will find that we have TONS of valuable stuff to help you move forward with your own exciting ideas.
Let us help you Take It Outside!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Smile!

Want to lead more Retreats and Adventures? Smile!

Photos of you, smiling, in the very settings you intend to take your participants should be all over your advertising media.

So get out there, take a photographer (let's face it, we all know a selfie when we see one), have fun and smile.






Happy Spring, Everyone!
Patt and Deb

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Listen to Our March Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call

Thanks to all who joined us for call 3 of our year-long Adventure Retreat Leader Community Calls series.You asked some very insightful questions on this call and we appreciate you all for that.

Today's March 10 Community Call topic was: Scheduling Free Time on Your Outing

To listen to Community Call recording, simply click HERE.

Coming Up:

April 14: Our free Adventure Retreat Leader Community Call on the topic: Earings and Fees

In Adventure
Deb and Patt

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Wellness Retreat Dos and Don'ts

Here's an informative article in the Huffington Post by Lauren Coles about The Dos and Don'ts of Planning a Wellness Retreat.

Bring someone to help coordinate, Build a relationship with the people who will be running the space, Explore outside your retreat center, and Keep the fun going after the trip ends are four topics this article addresses.

Much of what is in this article Patt and I teach in our Adventure Retreat Leader teleclass and audio series and we're in full agreement. So enjoy the read!