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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.

Adventure Retreat Leader successfully motivates and trains you in the art of adventure retreat leading.


Let Us Help You ... Take It Outside!


Friday, May 31, 2013

As Easy As One, Two, Three

Want to fill your Retreats?

  1. Know Yourself. Who are you? Who do you prefer to play with? Where do you prefer to retreat? How do you prefer to guide others? Don't compromise.
  2. Know Your Adventure Environment. What does it feel like, look like, smell like, even taste like? Play there, live there, be there on your own first. Photos help. 
  3. Know Your Offering. What will your participants feel, see, hear, learn, enjoy, ...
Articulate these. If you are not expressing pure joy and excitement about where and how you are guiding others, go back and look at 1, 2 and 3 again until you do Know.

Filling an outing guiding others in nature is not about what they want. It's about what YOU want. That's what makes you attractive. Your perfect participants will find you and follow you anywhere.







Want an easy way to test the waters? Try our Take It Outside Audio Introduction for only $15. Comes with audio, playbook and powerpoint presentation.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Leave a Trail Note

Are you heading into the wilds on your next outing? Maybe a remote hike, climb or travel destination?

Check out TrailNote, a digital safety service.

Just tell TrailNote where you are going (details are helpful), when you are leaving, when you plan to get back and who to contact should you not check in by your return date. When you are done with your trip, simply use your computer or your web-enabled cell phone to cancel your trail note.

You can even provide a digital map of the area you are traveling into, along with a detailed trip description. Then simply enter the email and/or text message addresses of everyone you would like notified should you not return on time.

Best of all, it's easy and it's free.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Make Your Dreams Real

Make Your Creative Dreams Real: A Plan for Procrastinators, Perfectionists, Busy People, and People Who Would Really Rather Sleep All Day

Just another great resource for your retreats. What a wonderful theme!

The Adventure Retreat Leader Downloadable Audio Series Training is still on sale until the 15th of this month.

Buy the training and join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team at a special price and get ALL the support you need. The next Success Team meets on May 14. Join Us! 

And the Live Adventure Retreat Leader Training begins October 8 at a great price!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Special LOW Price on Adventure Retreat Leader Audio Series Ends Tomorrow

Hey Adventurer

We are moving into full-tilt boogie mode for Adventure and Retreat Season. And it's not too late for you to get started.

If you think it's time to hone your skills as an Adventure Retreat Leader, you're absolutely right. And you've come to the right place.

For only $69 (regularly $99), you can purchase our popular Become An Adventure Retreat Leader audio series.

This detailed downloadable series includes:
  • Recordings of Deb and Patt's energetic step-by-step series on how to host successful Adventure Retreats (7 recordings in all).
  • A 39-page Playbook including all handouts and the all-important 100-point Adventure Retreat checklist.
  • An opportunity to connect with Adventure Retreat Leaders around the world.
This series is JUST what you need to get moving on hosting outdoor retreats for your clients and customers while adding a truly fun component to your business. You could be hosting your first, or next, retreat this Summer.

Don't Dawdle! This Special ends tomorrow, May 15!

Monday, May 13, 2013

Hire A Coordinator

Especially on multi-day offerings where travel is required for everyone, consider figuring the cost of a Coordinator into the cost of your retreat and therefore what you charge participants.

 Here are some of the things that person can do for you:
  • make travel arrangements for you and your participants
  • create marketing material
  • take requests for information and provide that information
  • coordinate teleconferences so you and your participants can meet prior to your offering, if needed
  • communicate special meal requests to the venue
  • take credit card deposits and payments
  • coordinate rooms, cottages, cabins, tents, etc.
  • collect contact information from all your participants, including emergency contacts
  • arrange for special tours, buses and other sorts of transportation for you and your participants
  • and most importantly, double-check all this and more just before and during your offering. 
It's perfect to be able to do what you do well and know your Coordinator has your back. And in a mobile world, this person can live and work just about anywhere.

Photo by CarbonNYC

The Adventure Retreat Leader Downloadable Audio Series Training is still on sale until the 15th of this month.

Buy the training and join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team at a special price and get ALL the support you need. The next Success Team meets on May 14. Join Us! 

And the Live Adventure Retreat Leader Training begins October 8 at a great price!

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

The Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team Meets May 14

The Adventure Retreat Success Team meets again on May 14. You are invited to join us.

It's easy!
  1. Buy the downloadable audio series training on how to lead Adventure Retreats in Nature. It's on sale right now for $69, $30 off the regular price.
  2. You will receive a personal invitation from Deb and Patt to join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team for an incredibly reasonable price of $25 for each 90-minute session. 
  3. We'll give you all the information you need to join us on May 14th. Calls are always recorded should you miss a call or need to re-listen. 
  4. And we'll give you access to the recording of our March call so you can feel how the team works and get jump-started.
  5. The team will help you move your retreat business forward faster than you can on your own. 
Yup, we're that good.

Come on out and play.
Deb and Patt

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Joy Mangano Bifocal Sunglasses

Joy Mangano Shades Bifocal Sunglasses 9-piece Holiday Set

We're pretty fond of this set. As women who have just turned 60, Patt and I find we need a set of readers in just about every corner of the house as well as the car.

And for retreats and outings, we love backup sunglasses. Oops, your glasses just slipped into the lake. No problem. You've got another pair. Oh, Joy!



The Adventure Retreat Leader Downloadable Audio Series Training is still on sale until the 15th of this month.
Buy the training and join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team at a special price and get ALL the support you need. The next Success Team meets on May 14. Join Us!

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Listen To The May Retreats And Getaways SIG Call


Thanks to all of you who came out to play with me on the Retreats Getaways SIG call today. Those of you who stuck it out through Breakeven Formulas are brave indeed. I tip my hat to you!

If you missed our May call or you want to listen again, you can access the recording HERE

Our June Call Details:
Thursday, June 6 at 2 p.m. Eastern
Host: Karin Marcus
Guest: Dr. Marilee Adams,President of The Inquiry Institute and author of “Change Your Questions, Change Your Life.”
Topic: "The Power of Questions in Designing Valuable Retreats"

How do you design and facilitate a retreat for optimum impact for participants? Typically, people participate in retreats because they want an experience of depth, one in which they will be personally enriched and even challenged. Based on her bestselling book, Change Your Questions, Change Your Life, Marilee Adams will present some practical methodologies to support you in designing and delivering retreats that will help participants develop new questions with which to lead their lives with more success and satisfaction.

Marilee Adams, Ph.D. is an author, organizational consultant and facilitator, executive coach, and professional speaker. She is president of the Inquiry Institute, a consulting, coaching, and educational organization. She is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Public Affairs at American University in the Key Executive Leadership Program and is also affiliated with Columbia University’s Global Learning Leadership Group at Teachers College. Dr. Adams’ published works include books, book chapters, and articles. The books include Change Your Questions, Change Your Life: 10 Powerful Tools for Life and Work (BK Life (Paperback)) and The Art of the Question: A Guide to Short-Term Question-Centered Therapy. Her new book, Teaching that Changes Live: 12 Mindset Tools that Ignite the Love of Learning, will be published in September of 2013 by Berrett-Koehler.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

The Art of Being a Woman by Véronique Vienne

We LOVE Véronique Vienne. We've recommended some of her books in past posts. The Art of the Moment and The Art of Doing Nothing are two or our favorites.

And now, we'd like to introduce The Art of Being a Woman: A Simple Guide to Everyday Love and Laughter

"It takes a great woman to spot greatness in other women. Have a good laugh at your own expense. Discover how completely happy you are in your own skin."


The Adventure Retreat Leader Downloadable Audio Series Training is still on sale until the 15th of this month.
Buy the training and join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team at a special price and get ALL the support you need. The next Success Team meets on May 14. Join Us!