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!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Pocket Field Guides to Trees

We love Pocket Field Guides.

Trees of North America: A Guide to Field Identification, Revised and Updated (Golden Field Guide Series)Trees of North America is one of our favorites. The next time one of your participants asks about something in the environment, have the answer at your finger tips.

Or, better yet, make identification part of your offering. Perhaps your participants each want to pick an element in the environment, identify it, and reflect on how they "identify with" it. Trees, with roots, and branches and leaves and sturdy trunks make great exploration topics.

Monday, May 23, 2011

A Softer Adventure

We love to stretch ourselves physically. How much higher can we climb? How much farther can we walk? How much deeper into the bush can we paddle? That's one of the things that drew us to this Adventure Retreat component of our businesses.

And we have come to realize that Adventure is as much internal as it is external. Many of our participants appreciate and want that "softer" external adventure while taking themselves farther and deeper internally.

Know that some of your potential participants will want a simple walk in a sculpture garden, basic yoga stretches on the beach, or a roaring fireplace fire on a cold winter evening. It then becomes your job, as the Adventure Retreat Leader, to stretch your participants by going deep internally.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Adventure On!

One of our Adventure and Retreat Leader graduates, Kerri Wood, has made quite a name for herself in the Adventure Retreat business arena.

Check out Kerri, her offerings and her business at

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Get Out There!

No matter how compelling you think one of your upcoming retreats sounds, folks are more likely to participate if they have already experienced you in some way. So your current clients and customers are your best source for Adventure and Retreat participants.

Beyond those clients and customers, get out there!
  • Speak to a group.
  • Run a workshop at your local church, bookstore, community facility.
  • Ask those who have experienced you to refer friends and family.
  • If your Adventure Retreats are designed to attract "non-local" participants you have the power of the internet and technology to speak with people from around the world in the form of a presentation or workshop. Many national and international organizations are looking for just that kind of speaker.
  • Create a following with a blog or email newsletter.
  • And recognize the power of a photo. Many of our Adventure and Retreat participants who did not know us prior to registering tell us our photos made the difference.They felt they knew us.

Friday, May 6, 2011