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.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

That's A Good Question!

As Coaches and Adventure Retreat Leaders who help others discover more about themselves, we love it when we hear, "That's a good question." That means we are getting our clients and participants to think a little more deeply. There's value in an answer that comes from a good question.

So, Patt and I collect good questions. We simply make it a habit to take note of any question that is followed by these words. Try it. You'll find that sometimes you can create an entire Adventure Retreat around one good question.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


CRAYOLA! An absolute must for any not-so-serious adventurer.

Use them in your retreat activities and hand them out as gifts. We love their colored outdoor bubbles. So pretty bouncing off the river as they trail behind us.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

YOUR Favorite Outdoor Adventures

Quick. Just for grins. List your 10 favorite outdoor adventures. No judging. Don't think about it. Just get them down on paper. As an example, here are my 10 in no particular order.
  1. Fishing Northern Ontario
  2. Morel Mushrooming
  3. Canoeing Quetico Provincial Park
  4. Canoeing Isle Royal, Lake Superior
  5. Camping on South Manitou Island, Lake Michigan
  6. Hiking the North Country Trail
  7. Picking Blueberries in the Northern Ontario Bush
  8. Smelt Dipping
  9. Portaging my Canoe 
  10. Harvesting Wild Fall Plants (Rice, Shaggy Manes, High Bush Cranberry, Wild Cherry, ...)
Now turn them into Adventure Retreats. Chances are if you love these activities, others will want to follow you.

Upcoming Adventures and Retreats

Monday, July 9, 2012

Happy July from Patt and Deb

Happy July! We hope your summer is going swimmingly!

We'd like offer you our Sizzling Summer Special of $49 through September 1 (Regularly $99) on our Adventure Retreat Leader Audio Series.

If you’ve been thinking about how to move your clients and customers outdoors for an Adventure Retreat, our downloadable audio series is just the thing to get you started and plan your first offering. You’ll learn everything you need to know to plan and market your Adventure. You will have access to the 7 downloadable recordings to listen to at your leisure, as well as a detailed 100-point checklist to use in you planning. Plus the Adventure Retreat Leader playbook that is chock full of additional resources. You’ll be able to design your 1st (or next) retreat in no time!

And the best of all, you can download it now for just $49!! Go to Adventure Retreat Leader to purchase this detailed series TODAY!

There we also offer:
  • Our “Take It Outside!” Audio Intro
  • Adventure Retreat Leader Coaching with Patt and Deb
  • An On-going Success Team where you can connect with other retreat leaders
  • Live Adventure Retreat Leader Training offered 2x’s a year
  • The “Rest of Your Life Retreat” on St. John in the US Virgin Islands in April 2013
  • And coming VERY SOON: The Rest of Your Life Individual Retreat Playbook

Visit and get more info on all of these and more…

Let us help you get your groove on with outdoor adventure planning.
In Fun and Adventure,
Patt and Deb

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Forget Me Not: A Memoir

Forget Me Not: A Memoir by Jennifer Lowe-Anker spans continents and tells the story of three people whose lives intertwine to a degree they could never have imagined.