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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.


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Sunday, June 30, 2013

Teva Sandals, We Love 'Em!

Teva Women's Terra Fi Lite Sandal,Double Zipper Blue,8.5 M US

We're very fond of Teva Sandals. They provide great foot protection and they're lightweight and comfortable on the trail or in the water. I love paddling barefoot and slipping these on when I come to a portage trail or low water where have to line my canoe through rocks and beaver dams.


Patt and Deb are offering the Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series Live in October. It's time to get this series on your calendar. The $195 price is an incredible deal for 9, 55-minute telecalls and 2 private one-on-one brainstorming sessions, one with Patt and one with Deb. Even better, there's an Early-Bird discounted price of $175. 

Monday, June 24, 2013

The Incredible Journey by Sheila Burnford

Patt says this is one of her favorite children's books. And any read that includes the Canadian wilderness gets my vote too.

If you've never read The Incredible Journey, or if it has just been too long since you last read this classic, this summer is the time!

Just do it for the pure entertainment. Any metaphors you discover for your upcoming Adventure Retreats is pure bonus.



Now just where is that hammock?







While you're swinging, check our our Audio Introduction and Playbook to leading retreats in nature. We highly recommend it as your starter course. Take It Outside!

And if you like the intro...
Patt and Deb are offering the Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series Live in October. It's time to get this series on your calendar. The $195 price is an incredible deal for 9, 55-minute telecalls and 2 private one-on-one brainstorming sessions, one with Patt and one with Deb. Even better, there's an Early-Bird discount of $175. 


Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Help Your Participants Understand What They What For Themselves

The participants on your Retreats, Adventures and Outings have dreams and goals and desires. Sometimes, in fact I dare say often, they have not yet found language for what it is they want.

Never before have they had the opportunity for time alone to reflect, explore and discover. Never before have they been able to clearly articulate what it is they want.

Yes, when asked, we can all state those things we want with broad brush strokes. But do we know and understand our truth behind our wants? Do we know so fully what it is we want that the path opens up before us? Can we so completely state our desires, with our hearts as well as our minds, that others understand immediately? Often not.

Providing this alone, is worth the price of your offering.

Patt and Deb are offering the Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series Live in October. It's time to get this series on your calendar. The $195 price is an incredible deal for 9, 55-minute telecalls and 2 private one-on-one brainstorming sessions, one with Patt and one with Deb. Even better, there's an Early-Bird discount of $175.

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

A Summer Solstice Walk with Patt Osborne

Check out Patt's Summer Solstice Walk at Chanticleer Gardens.

"Chanticleer has been called the most romantic, imaginative and exciting public garden in America.The Garden is a study of textures and forms, where foliage trumps flowers, the gardeners lead the design, and even the drinking fountains are sculptural. It is a garden of pleasure and learning, relaxing yet filled with ideas to take home."

All the details can be found on Patt's Upcoming Adventures page at Boomer Chick Adventures.

Patt and Deb are offering the Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series Live in October. It's not too early to plan for this one. The $195 price is an incredibly deal for 9, 55-minute telecalls and 2 private one-on-one brainstorming sessions, one with Patt and one with Deb. Even better, there's an Early-Bird discount of $175.

Saturday, June 8, 2013

Listen to the June Retreats and Getaways SIG Call

We had a wonderfully informative call with Marilee Adams on the Retreats and Getaways SIG call on Thursday, June 6.
At Marilee's website, Inquiry Institute, you can sign up for her newsletter and receive a copy of the 12 Questions for Success mentioned in the call.


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.

If you would like the documents mentioned in the call, simply zip an email to Deb at deb@portagecoach.com and put "June Retreats and Getaways Call" in the subject line of your email.

If you missed our June call or you want to listen again, you can access the recording by dialing:
712-775-7099
Access Code: 901847
Reference # 31

Our July Call Details:
Thursday, July 13 at 2 p.m. Eastern (Note date change for July as the 1st Thursday is on a U.S. holiday)
Host: Patt Osborne
Topic: The Top 10 Points to Consider When Planning Your First Adventure Retreat

As a new season starts, now is a good time to look at your Retreat plans for late summer and early fall. Join Retreats and Getaways SIG host Patt Osborne of Boomer Chick Adventures and Adventure Coach to discover The Top 10 Points to Consider When Planning Your First Adventure Retreat. This is an interactive session. Be ready to share your own exciting ideas and questions as Patt walks you through the basics of leading an outdoor Adventure Retreat. Bring your favorite note-taking tools for this call!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Walk In The Woods by Bill

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson is the perfect Summer read. Talk about Adventures. Bill and his "friend" Katz have had some of the most delightful, informative, sad and hilarious adventures on the Appalachian Trail.

I dare you to get through this book without laughing out loud and feeling profound sadness for the characters and, at times, the environment.



Patt and Deb are offering the Adventure Retreat Leader Teleclass Series Live in October. It's not too early to plan for this one. The $195 price is an incredibly deal for 9, 55-minute telecalls and 2 private one-on-one brainstorming sessions, one with Patt and one with Deb. Even better, there's an Early-Bird discount of $175.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

The Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets June 6

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets Thursday, June 6 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.

Conference Number: 712-775-7000
Access Code: 901847#
Host: Karin Marcus, PCC of Stepping Out Coaching
Speaker: Marilee Adams, PhD, President of Inquiry Institute

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, PhD. is an author, organization 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 and Leadership Group at Teachers College.

You can find the handout for this talk at: http://inquiryinstitute.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/CM-7-12.pdf














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

The Adventure Retreat Leader Audio Training Series is on sale for just a little while. 

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

Monday, June 3, 2013

Some Take It Outside Learning Opportunities

Happy June!

Retreat season is getting into full-tilt boogie mode and there’s still time for you to hop on board to give your clients/customers an opportunity to Take It Outside.

Need a gentle push to get you moving? Check out our Take It Outside! Intro for only $15. You will receive a 60 minute audio introduction with PDF Playbook and PowerPoint presentation. This intro is sure to get your creative juices flowing AND it’s a great way to get ready for our Live Retreat Training Teleclass Series, starting in October. Right now, there's a discounted rate for this Live Training.

Let us help you Take it Outside!

And a big thank you for passing this on to your colleagues.

In Adventure
Patt and Deb