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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!


Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail (Vintage) by Cheryl Strayed is another excellent summer read for those of us who appreciate how much nature has to teach us.






Want to lead others into nature? Sign up for Adventure Retreat Leader's Live Telecall Training in October and learn the ins and outs of taking your clients outside! There's a special rate offer if you register by September 15. Deb and Patt love teaching this class and their energy is infectious. You'll get some very personal one-on-one help as you move toward becoming an Adventure Retreat Leader.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Clean a Closet, Drawer, Room, Desk...

Is your Adventure Retreat Business stuck in some way? Are you wishing you had more interest, more participants, more energy around what you do?

One of my favorite remedies is to clean out something... anything! If that which I clean is related to that which I wish to have more of, all the better. But it's not necessary.

Clean our your Retreat business file cabinet and you might just get more participants. The cleaning process creates a vacuum for more. Clean out your garage and you might just get a new car... or more participants. It's the act of cleaning out what holds you down that's essential.

Notice I said cleaning OUT. That's different than rearranging. You can do it!


Adventure Retreat Leader offers The Rest of Your Life Playbook Guide for your next solo adventure outing. Take Yourself Outside with this complete Life Transition Guidebook for only $15. 

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Page Lambert Connects...

... People with Nature and Writers with Words.


Page Lambert is an Author, Editor, and Creative Coach who offers Retreats and Adventures.

Check out Page's site to learn more about what she does, maybe take one of her all-girl getaway adventures and get some ideas for your own offerings.


Then, when you're ready, sign up for Adventure Retreat Leader's Live Telecall Training in October and learn the ins and outs of taking your clients outside! There's a special rate offer if you register by September 15. Deb and Patt love teaching this class and their energy is infectious. You'll get some very personal one-on-one help as you move toward becoming an Adventure Retreat Leader.

Friday, July 12, 2013

127 Hours Between A Rock And A Hard Place

127 Hours: Between a Rock and a Hard Place

A summer reading recommendation from Patt, Between a Rock and a Hard Place is an insightful and instructive book.

Ralston's story is a heart-pumping, dramatic and thoughtful read for those of us who often go to the wilds.


Adventure Retreat Leader offers The Rest of Your Life Playbook Guide for your next solo adventure outing. Take Yourself Outside with this complete Life Transition Guidebook for only $15.

Listen To The Retreats and Getaways July Call


Thanks to those of you who joined Patt on the Retreats and Getaways SIG yesterday.

If you enjoyed the call and want to listen again or if you missed the call, here’s the playback information.

Playback number: 712-775-7099
Access code: 901847#
Recording number: 32

We are off in August and back on September 5 with Karin Marcus speaking on "The Healing Power of Nature"

Have a playful summer and we’ll see you in September!

Monday, July 8, 2013

The Retreats and Getaways SIG Meets July 11--Join Us!

The Retreats and Getaways Special Interest Group meets Thursday, July 11 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 and Speaker: Patt Osborne, PCC
Details: Thursday, July 11 at 2 p.m. Eastern
(Note date change for July. Our usual 1st Thursday is on a U.S. holiday)
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!

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Raise Your Adventure Retreat Standards

If you are struggling in any way to fill your Adventures and Retreats, you might want to raise your standards and take your offering to new heights.

Often we feel that filling our offerings is about marketing. Where do we better market? What sources of marketing will work best for our type of outing? How do we get the word out?

Or, as frequently, we think it might be that we are charging too much and we need to lower our price.

Both of these can be valid. But before you spend a lot of time and money on marketing, and certainly before you lower your price, try raising your standards.
  • Are you retreating in an environment YOU love? If not, it will show.
  • Are you giving 110% to your participants? If not, amp it up. Rest later.
  • Is your retreat theme something you know A LOT about? If not, change your theme to show your expertise. 
  • Are your materials, if any, well done with no errors? If not, hire someone to proofread and create excellent materials for you.
  • Are your activities well planned and thoroughly tested? If not, grab some friends and run a test. 
Once you've raised your standards to excellence, then proudly step into marketing. Your confidence in your offering will show.


Raise your standards with our live training in October.
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 price of $175. 

Friday, July 5, 2013

Join the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team on July 9

The Adventure Retreat Success Team meets again on July 9. You are invited to join us.

It's easy!
  1. Buy the downloadable audio series training on how to lead Adventure Retreats in Nature. If you've already made that purchase or attended one of our Adventure Retreat Leader Live Series, just skip to step 2.
  2. Call Patt Osborne at 609-953-0027 and she will get you registered for the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team calls at an incredibly reasonable price of $25 for each 90-minute session remaining this year (July, September and November). $75 total.
  3. We will email you all the information you need to join us on July 9. 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 May call at no additional charge.
  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, July 2, 2013

Take It Outside Great Training Offers

Hello Lovers of the Outdoors! 
Happy Summer!

Are your dreaming about how to get your clients and customers to join you for some outdoor adventures? You’ve arrived at the prefect place! Check out these great opportunities to Take It Outside:
  • Our Live Series begins October 8th and if you register before September 15th, you’ll get a nice Early Bird discount.
  • And…. If you just can’t wait until then, you can try out our “Take It Outside Intro” For only $15, you will receive a 60 minute audio intro with PDF Playbook and PowerPoint presentation. This introduction is sure to get your creative juices flowing AND it’s a great way to get ready for our Live Series that starts in October. 

Oh…and BTW… We have The Adventure Retreat Success Team that meets again next week on July 9th. You are invited to join us. It's easy! Here’s how:
  1. Buy the downloadable audio series training on how to lead Adventure Retreats in Nature. (If you've already made that purchase or attended one of our Adventure Retreat Leader Live Series, just skip to step 2.
  2. Email Deb (deb@portagecoach.com) and she will get you registered for the Adventure Retreat Leader Success Team calls at an incredibly reasonable price of $25 for each 90-minute session remaining this year (July, September and November). $75 total. We will email you all the information you need to join us on July 9. 
Calls are always recorded should you miss a call or need to re-listen. And we'll give you access to the recording of our May call at no additional charge. The team will help you move your retreat business forward faster than you can on your own. (Yup, we’re that good)

So there you have it; just a few ways to let us help you Take it Outside! 
And a big thank you for passing this on to your colleagues
In Fun and Adventure,
Patt and Deb