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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, January 30, 2012

A Valentine's Day Retreat

We love to celebrate holidays with an Adventure or Retreat. And can you imagine a better way to honor the self-care we all deserve than with a Valentine's Day Retreat for someone you love, for yourself, or as a retreat offering through your business? Here's a possible theme and some topics:

All We Need is Love
  • Love Your Friends and Family Well. A relationship retreat.
  • Love the World. A retreat designed to help participants decide how they will give back to the world this year.
  • Love Yourself. An extreme self-care retreat.
Chocolate and wine are not optional but required!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Curious By Nature: One Woman's Exploration of the Natural World


Here's a book I picked up awhile back and got lost in just recently. I found something in Candace Savage's writing touched the part of me that is the reason I take others to the wilds.

From Amazon: "The survival of wildlife on this planet depends on animals' relationships with the people who share their natural habitat and influence its management. Nature writer Candace Savage has spent the last 25 years exploring humankind's complex relationships with the natural world. This thoughtful collection showcases Savage's exploration of the varied ways people relate to wildlife, from retelling fairytales about the big, bad wolf; to being surprised by the intellectual capacity of crows; to struggling to find a balance between harvesting trees and allowing grizzly bears the space to roam. Savage is particularly interested in bridging the gap between mythology and science. A constructive approach to the human-wildlife relationship, she says, lies in integrating reason and emotion and recognizing people's connections with the natural world. This book is a record of Savage's lifelong quest to engage readers in a conversation that enriches our lives and the lives of the animals whose stories she tells."

Friday, January 20, 2012

Live Teleclass Training Series Begins Feb 7

Come play with us!

If you have wanted to take the Adventure Retreat Leader training with Patt and Deb in the live teleclass series format, now is the time.

We offering this live format twice each year. February and October.

Our next Adventure and Retreat Leader live teleclass series begins February 7!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Outdoor Fitness

Patt recommends Tina Vindum's Outdoor Fitness as a way to motivate and encourage you to get in shape while enjoying the outdoors. It's a great combination, outdoors and good health. The two are natural partners.

There's even a blog page with a list of topics for your specific concerns and interests. The blog's Goal Setting topic might be a good place to land as we move into the New Year.

If you are an Adventure and Retreat Leader who wants to add a fitness component to your offerings, there is a ton of good information here. The site will jumpstart more than a few good ideas for you.

If you are an Adventure and Retreat Leader who wants to get in shape for your own offerings, better able to keep up with the pack and offer more activities, Outdoor Fitness will help you get started.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Plan Ahead

It's that time of year again. Early January is an excellent time to plan your Retreats and Adventures for 2012.

Take a mini retreat just for you. Go away if you can or want to. Or just find a quite place in your home. Shoo everyone out, light a fire, light some candles, get your favorite beverage, and comfortable clothes are a must.

You'll need a calendar, your favorite writing tools, maybe some of the books you've learned about through these posts, and definitely you will want the notes you've been taking all year about the adventures and retreats you have offered or intend to offer. What? You have not been taking notes? Go get a notebook and plan to do so for 2012.

The advantages of your mini planning retreat are many. Your sanity is top on the list. And you'll find you fill your offerings better because you are marketing well in advance. When someone completes an adventure with you and they want to know what's next, you'll be able to tell them. You can get all your offerings for the entire year up on your website. You can market through a mailing list that allows you to mention upcoming events well in advance.

Okay, now off you go. Enjoy!

And Happy Holidays from Deb and Patt at Adventure Retreat Leader.

Friday, January 6, 2012

An Invitation

Happy New Year!

Patt and I invite you to join our Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team Calls in 2012.

Make 2012 the year you step boldly into Adventure and Retreat Leading by letting us and your fellow team members help you, inspire you and keep you on your path.

Only $150 for all 6 calls in 2012. The calls are 90 minutes each.

Or, if you have not yet purchased the Adventure and Retreat Leader Training, buy the Success Team Calls AND the Audio training (7 recordings and a playbook) for only $179. That's only $29 for the audio training, normally $99!

Calls begin on January 10.

There are loads of options for payment. Email Deb and discuss a payment that works best for you.

Details at Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team.