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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Wednesday, February 27, 2013

The Art of the Moment

Simple ways to get the most from life by Véronique Vienne.

In an earlier post we suggested Vienne's book The Art of Doing Nothing. If you enjoyed that one, may we suggest The Art of the Moment: Simple Ways to Get the Most from Life Essays about the ways to get the most from life, one day at a time.

Speaking of being in the moment.... St. John Dreamin'. Join us. And we're offering a buddy discount.

Thursday, February 21, 2013


There are a lot of ways to fill your Adventures and Retreats. But by far the best is to use your current participants for referrals. And it's as simple as just asking them.

Make referral requests a regular part of your offerings. At the end of each retreat, take the time to thank your participants and simply tell them that your business is built on referrals and you'd appreciate their help.

One of our favorite ways to secure a referral is to offer a "buddy" discount. Bring a friend or two on the next outing and you each receive 10.. 15... 20% off.

Photo Credit: Gwennypics'

St. John Dreamin'. Join us. And we're offering a buddy discount.

Friday, February 15, 2013

St. John Dreaming

As the winter chill continues, Patt and I are setting our focus on the warmth and the gin-clear waters of St. John. Ahhhhh.....

We will be heading out on April 21st.

There is still time to join us ... but you must act by March 1.

Want to join us? We are offering a substantial discount just for giving us a call. 

We'd love to help you make this happen and NOW is the time!

The Rest of Your Life: A Playful Retreat for Successful Life Transitions

Patt: 609-953-0027
Deb: 231-879-4178

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Tales of a Female Nomad:

Tales of a Female Nomad: Living Large in the World is about Rita Golden Gelman, at the age of 48, and her quest to lead a nomadic life, selling her possessions, and "moving throughout the world without a plan."

This book is an inspiring read for your women retreat participants who are eager to have you lead them into simplicity and inquiry.

The Rest of Your Life: A Playful Retreat for Successful Life Transitions. Join us in the Virgin Islands. 

Join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team at a special price for the remainder of 2013. Contact Deb at

Friday, February 8, 2013

Listen to the Retreats and Getaways February SIG Call

The Retreats and Getaways SIG met on Thursday, February 7. If you missed the call and want to listen in, here’s access info:

Call: 712-775-7099
Access code: 901847#
Reference # 29

The Retreats and Getaways SIG will meet again on Thursday, March 7 at 2 p.m. Eastern. 

Adventure Retreat Leader Deb Martin will be your host. The topic is What Does "Retreat" Mean to You? 

Get ready to better define what it is you do and offer.

Join Patt Osborne and Deb Martin for The Rest of Your Life: A Playful Retreat for Successful Life Transitions. We're offering a significant discount for simply giving us a call. See Details at Upcoming Adventures at Adventure Retreat Leader

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets Thursday, February 7

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets Thursday, February 7 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
Guest Speaker: Molly Gordon

How do you put zing in your offers so that just-right clients are delighted to respond? You throw a party. Come join Molly Gordon, a Master Certified Coach and pioneer in marketing coaching, for a new take on getting business that fits you just right. Molly will share a simple, powerful model for creating a plan that makes your offers irresistible. Imagine looking forward to promoting your work!

Molly is the creator of the acclaimed program, Authentic Promotion. She is also the author of The Way of the Accidental Entrepreneur and the creator of such programs as Authentic Wealth and Profit Alchemy. Since 1996, Molly has been bringing hope, help and hilarity to Accidental Entrepreneurs, equipping them to do the business piece so they can thrive.

You can learn more about Molly's work and sign up for her free ezine, Authentic Promotion, at

Join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team at a special price for the remainder of 2013. Contact Deb at

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

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Host a Retreat for your Competitors

Actually, truth be told, You Have No Competitors!

Yes, we know there are a lot of Leaders like you hosting Retreats, Adventures, Getaways and Outings. But they are not your competitors. They can be your collaborators and some of your best referral sources.

Every good Adventure Retreat Leader ought to attend at least one retreat led by another each year. This is how and where you get energized and find new ideas for your own offerings.

So why not put together an Adventure Retreat for your competitors. Make it affordable. Create an environment where "competitors" can collaborate, share, and support each other.

Now go play fair and have fun.

Our live Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series begins Tuesday, February 5. Join us and meet some of your "competitors."