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, March 24, 2013


Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod by Gary Paulson

This book has all the elements of a good Adventure; fascinating, challenging, dangerous and fun. Patt and

Deb have a fun lineup of Adventures and Retreats this year.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Silent Retreats

Here's an interesting article, Silent Retreats: How to Choose, by Bruce Davis, Ph.D.

"The more difficult it is to imagine going on a silent retreat, may be a sign of how important and life-enhancing the experience will be!"

"A silent retreat is similar to taking a vacation but is much more. It is a healing experience. The moments of feeling naked without all our devices, family, and friends around us are transformed as we spend time nurturing and feeling everything in our retreat, the nature, and most of all the presence of the heart in silence."

Do you have the courage not only to go into silence yourself, but to offer and request silence as part of your next adventure?

Want to take yourself on a silent retreat? Buy a guide to your Personal Adventure Retreat.

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Become Known for...

... you fill in the blank. What do you want your outings to be known for? How can you distinguish your adventures from what others offer?

This can be simple and uncomplicated.

Are your retreats known for the delicious indulgence you always bring? Do you adventurers know they'll always walk away with a new book or journal as part of your offering? Are you famous for always bringing in a surprise guest who will speak or in some way entertain your group? Do you always give away your coffee mug, hat, tee shirt with your logo to your guests?

Create 2 or 3 things you will ALWAYS do on your retreats and start branding yourself.

Check out Take Time for YOU: A Relaxation Retreat for Really Busy Women. Your Leader: Patt Osborne. March 15.

Want to take yourself on retreat? No leader or guide? Buy a guide to your Personal Adventure Retreat.

Friday, March 8, 2013

Listen to the Retreats and Getaways SIG March Call

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

The Retreats and Getaways SIG will meet again on Thursday, April 4 at 2 p.m. Eastern. 

Karin Marcus of Stepping Out Coaching and Seasons of Change will be your host. 

Our guest speaker is Carol Kortsch of Stonehaven Commons

The topic is Creating a Safe Space for the Solitary Wild Soul in a Retreat Community

Wednesday, March 6, 2013


If you're looking for a place to advertise your Adventures and Retreats as well as take online payments, take a look at Eventbrite.

  • On Eventbrite you first create an event webpage that can be accessed online or with a mobile device and choose the way you want your participants to pay you with credit cards or PayPal.
  • Next, promote your event using Eventbrite tools and social media.
  • Track your Retreat registrations, review your sales and ramp up promotional activities as needed.
  • Registrants can print their tickets and confirmations right from the Eventbrite site or get their barcoded tickets on their mobile device.
  • You can manage your outing participants from the Eventbrite site and even charge last-minute participants on the day of your Retreat using your iPad to scan credit cards.

Patt and Deb offer one-on-one Adventure Retreat Leader coaching.

Monday, March 4, 2013

Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets March 7

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets Thursday, March 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: 712-432-0075, Pin 736148# Note, this is NOT our usual number
Host and Speaker: Deb Martin
Topic: What Does "Retreat" Mean to You?

Are you clear about what it is you are offering? Do your clients understand what you mean when you advertise Retreat or Outing or Getaway or Adventure? Do you need to fine-tune your marketing language to better attract those you prefer to play with? Join Adventure Retreat Leader Coach Deb Martin in a one-hour brainstorming session designed to help you get clarity. Please bring your questions and ideas as they relate to what "Retreat" means to you.

Deb Martin integrates her coaching and her love of the wilds to to offer what she calls Wilderness Adventure Coaching. Deb co-authors and delivers Adventure Retreat Leader Training to others who want to expand their businesses and take what they do best outside. You can learn more about Deb and her offerings at Portage and Adventure Retreat Leader.

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.