April 30, 2014
“The retreat provided connection, community, tools, and a plan.”
“At the retreat, I found self discovery, exploration, insight, ideas from others, great people, developing relationships, fun, laughter and learning. It was an amazing and joyful experience.”
“The single biggest way to move forward in life is to envision change in a supportive atmosphere—and that is the substance of the Reboot Your Life Retreat.”
“The workshop exceeded my expectations! The four Reboot Partners have such great synchronicity. I’ve attended other workshops, and this one is truly one of the best. Great teachings, great interactive exercises, great direction. Thank you.”
Those are but a few of the quotes from participants after the April 2014 Reboot Your Life Retreat in Brooklyn, NY. This was an outstanding group of women and men who nurtured each other from when we sat down for introductions on Friday afternoon to when we parted after lunch on Sunday. There was so much sharing and caring all around as everyone contemplated and began to plan their next chapter. Hard work too, as we went through the content of the sessions and workbook.
Some participants were planning a Reboot Break from work or a reinvention. Others were in a pre-retirement designing phase. Despite that and an age diversity, the issues were similar – as we always find at these Retreats – so the group was exploring and discovering together.
Every Retreat group has its own personality, and a theme emerges. The theme of this retreat turned out to be authenticity. Everyone came to realize that they want to be their authentic selves in their professional and personal lives, and especially going forward in designing and living their next chapter. There’s a freedom in that.
The setting was lovely at Rita’s Brooklyn brownstone home. Rain was predicted but we had sunshine and even spent some time in the garden.
We had fun too. One member is a singer, and we had an impromptu dance party in Rita’s kitchen one night to the sounds of his CD. Another member shared his cooking skills, with great roast chicken, fennel salad, roasted potatoes, and cake. In fact, all the meals were healthy and excellent. Watch for recipes on our blog soon!
Everyone said their expectations for the Retreat had been met or exceeded. Certainly strong bonds were formed, and there were “aha” moments and new personal plans made. We Reboot Partners were thrilled with the whole enterprise and can’t wait for the next 2014 Retreats in Sag Harbor August 15-17 and Cape Cod October 10-12. Join us!!