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 28, 2013


Caryn Clark of Heartworks, a community outreach program sponsored by YMCA Camp Belknap, Inc., is dedicated to providing healthy activities that nurture the body, mind and spirit. Mirror Lake, NH

Check her out. She's worth the visit. 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Contemplative Hiking

Contemplative Hiking Along the Colorado Front Range by Margaret Emerson is written to help you connect with nature through contemplative practices while hiking.

Ecopsychologist Margaret Emerson offers detailed contemplative activities and practices for each specific trail.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Reach Out

One of the best ways to market your Adventures, Retreats and Outings is to become know by those whose services you might use. Call them. Discuss with them your Adventure Retreats. Share your website. Let them know you are interested in what they have to offer as a component of one of your next outings. Ask how you can help them.

 Photo Credit: MJMerry

Locally, regionally, nationally and internationally connect with:
  1. 50 Venues in a region you'd like to retreat.
  2. 50 Outfitters who can provide the physical component of your offering, including the equipment.
  3. 50 Practitioners of a discipline that you would like to incorporate into your outing.
  4. 50 Retreat Leaders who are willing to advertise your adventure in exchange for advertising theirs.
Get to know them. Stay connected with those who understand the benefits of a large network like this. Become a resource for them. Connect them with each other. Then watch how quickly the word spreads about what it is you offer.

One of the best places to start is right here at Adventure Retreat Leader.
Join our Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team.
Connect with our trained Adventure Retreat Leaders.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Listen to the Retreats and Getaways SIG Jan Call

The Retreats and Getaways SIG met on Thursday, January 10. If you missed the call and want to listen in, here’s access info:

Call: 712-775-7099
Access code: 901847#
Reference # 28

The Retreats and Getaways SIG will meet again on Thursday, February 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern. Adventure Coach Patt Osborne will be your host 

Our guest speaker will be Molly Gordon, MCC, of Authentic Promotion. Her topic is "It's Your Party, You Can Thrive If You Want To"

Thursday, January 10, 2013


VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) is a wonderful service Patt uses to locate homes to rent for a retreat.

She has rented over 2 dozen times from VRBO and has been 100% pleased.

The Adventure Retreat Leader Live Teleclass Series begins a new series on February 5. Learn how to design, market and lead your own adventures. Let us help you Take It Outside!

Patt and Deb also offer a free Brainstorming Session for anyone interested in sharing their Adventure Retreat Business ideas and getting direct feedback

Monday, January 7, 2013

Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets January 10

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets Thursday, January 10 at 2:00 p.m. Eastern.

If you are interested in becoming a Retreat and Getaway Leader or you already are a leader and you're looking for a community, please join us.

The price is right. No charge. Just show up and get connected.

Bridge Number: 712-775-7000/Pin 901847#
Back-up Bridge: 641-715-3200/Pin 734827#
Host: Patt Osborne

Join Retreats and Getaways SIG host Patt Osborne and co-hosts Karin Marcus and Deb Martin for some lively New Year discussions and planning about your own Retreats and Getaways for 2013. Learn more about Karin's practice with Seasons of Change, Patt's Boomer Chick Adventures, and Deb's Coach in a Boat adventures. Plus, Patt and Deb's Adventure Retreat Leader Training and Support System.

The Retreats and Getaways SIG team is eager to help you explore new ideas and plans for the upcoming retreat season.

Adventure Retreat Leader live teleclass training begins February 5. Details Here.

Patt and Deb also offer a free Brainstorming Session for anyone interested in sharing their Adventure Retreat Business ideas and getting direct feedback.  

Friday, January 4, 2013

100 Places Every Woman Should Go

100 Places Every Woman Should Go is Patt's go-to book when she's dreaming about her next retreat destination. 

Author Stephanie Elizondo Griest encourages women to travel by sharing her own traveling experiences. And, Griest provides practical information about parasites, haggling, packing and safety. Her book also gives you categories to explore like "Places where women made history," "Places of indulgence," and "Places of adventure.

Informational, Inspirational and Empowering.

The Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team begins a new year on January 8. This group is designed especially for those of you who want to jump start your Retreat business. It's never too late to join us.

Patt and Deb also offer a free Brainstorming Session for anyone interested in sharing their Adventure Retreat Business ideas and getting direct feedback