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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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Get Coached!

One of the fastest ways to start your own Adventure and Retreat Leader business is to get coached! At Adventure Retreat Leader, you've got options:
  1. In October, we will be offering another Live Adventure and Retreat Leader Teleclass Series, right from the comfort of your home. This series is offered with two, one-on-one coaching sessions (one with Patt and one with Deb) as part of your package.
  2. Or you can purchase an Adventure and Retreat Leader Coaching Packet at any time.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Listen to Your Participants

Patt Osborne of Boomer Chick Adventures has a retreat and adventure business full of "regulars." Why? She listens to them. She asks them what they want to do next? Where? When? She challenges them to make a list of what they want to learn.

Yes, you are the retreat leader. Yes, you need to make decisions about what is smart for you to offer, what fits your style and your comfort level.

However, survey your participants first. Get a good idea of what inspires them. You might be surprised at how easy your regulars can make your adventure offerings.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Transitions by William Bridges

We have discovered over the years of offering Retreats and Adventures that most of our participants come to our offering because they are going through a transition. Learning more about the nature of transitions will help you help your participants. William Bridges is one of the leading experts.
Transitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, Revised 25th Anniversary EditionTransitions: Making Sense of Life's Changes, Revised 25th Anniversary Edition

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

A Compelling Name

What is the name of your Adventure and Retreat Business? Does it inspire you and others? It better! Much of your marketing work is done when you decide on your name.

Patt gets an immediate response to Boomer Chick Adventures. Her potential customers know immediately whether they are in or not. It does not take long to determine if you are a Boomer Chick in both demographics and spirit.

My name, Portage Wilderness Adventures, comes from my love of canoeing and the portage from one lake to the next. It's a metaphor for the transitions I take my clients through while on Adventure with me. Most folks who would enjoy my offerings "get it" immediately. Those that want an explanation need not apply.

Saturday, July 9, 2011


Did you know that REI is committed to Adventure? They offer many Adventures around the world. And they offer REI Outdoor Schools. If there's an REI store near you, stop in and ask about collaborating. Start with your expertise about something local. Let REI help you fill your offerings while you provide a valuable service to their customers.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Your Special Adventure Gift

When it comes to Adventure, where do you shine? What is your special Adventure Gift?

Do you come alive hiking in the mountains? Are you most intrugied by the circular nature of islands? Do tall pines make you feel like you are worshiping in a church? Is a hard, rocky terrain where you feel most grounded? Does a Caribbean beach soak into your soul? Does dangling from a cliff set you free? Do icy barrens help you appreciate the simple things? Can you turn a canoe on a dime from raging rapids into the small eddy of a rock?

Where you most feel at home is your special adventure gift. Seek to provide your offerings in those environments that honor your gifts. Other will sense your urgent delight. They can't help but follow.

Friday, July 1, 2011

The Way of Adventure

One of my favorite books to pick up and read when I'm looking for some Adventure inspiration is The Way of Adventure by Jeff Salz. While this book is not about Adventure Retreats, it is so strongly grounded in the magic of adventure, you can't help but come away with ideas for your next offering.

The Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and VisionThe Way of Adventure: Transforming Your Life and Work with Spirit and Vision