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October 14, 2014

Cape Cod Reboot Your Life Retreat 2014 – “What’s Next?”

“As an entrepreneur and founder, the Reboot Retreat was invaluable for giving perspective on what is probably the most important and hardest stage of starting a company: when and how to step back and get out of the way so that it can continue to grow.”

“You were disruptors in healthy ways.”

“I got freedom, wisdom and friends from this retreat.”

“More than I ever anticipated, the three of you provided such a superior level of professionalism, safety and comfort. I will be forever grateful.”

Wow, what a great group of attendees for the October retreat held at Cathy Allen’s house in Cape Cod!  The diversity in backgrounds and ages made it such a rich experience for us all.  The Skills Assessment Exercise went way over time because the advice from the participants to each other was so amazing and insightful.  We just sat back and watched!  Well, we did do a little more than that, but it was so fulfilling to see people bond and support each other is such a spectacular way.  They have organized a reunion for themselves to reconnect next year to stomp grapes and drink wine at one of the attendee’s family vineyard in Willamette Valley, Oregon!

The theme was consistent in answering the question, “what’s next?”…whether it was getting back into the corporate world, taking a long needed sabbatical, reinventing oneself from a medical career, getting onto corporate boards, or deciding now was the time to leave a position.

We dined on the seafood from the region, took walks on the beach to vision the next step, explored the shopping in Chatham, and laughed at the differences in generational approaches to communications and vocabulary.  Who knew that “to goose someone” is to motivate them to take action in their lives?

Cape weather was beautiful two of the days, then rain for another, but we didn’t mind. The setting, the company, the food, the thoughtfulness and generosity of those attending, kept us all warm.

Revolutionary Retirement High Res Book CoverWe were also able to integrate many of the new exercises and concepts from our new book, Revolutionary Retirement: What’s Next for YOU? into the Retreat.  The book just came out this week and is available on www.amazon.com.  It will soon be available in bookstores and other outlets. We already have gotten some interesting, and good, reviews from readers.  We are planning book parties in several cities this fall and a media push in the next two weeks.  Go to our Events Page to find out how to join us and for information on our 2015 Retreats and Reunions.

Next up: Our New York City Reboot Retreat in February and a Retreat Reunion in DC in the spring!

October 10, 2014

Reboot Story from International Culinary Center

featuredMarkWhat a fabulous reboot story into a new interest/career from our friends at The International Culinary Center! Check out the story of Mark, who left a career in finance to pursue his dream – Pastry Arts!

Read the full article here.

September 30, 2014

Reboot Partners featured on Fast Company

3036292-poster-1280-sabbatical-planningFastCompanyReboot Partner Cathy Allen was featured in an illuminating article by Gwen Moran on FastCompany.com – How Taking a Sabbatical Isn’t as Impossible as it Sounds.  

 

Cathy highlights what we find in some of our research about the ways in which sabbaticals benefit both companies and employees:

“Intel tells us that one of the best benefits to them is not only do their employees remain loyal and come back refreshed and renewed, but it helps employees have a broader-based skill set, because while an employee is gone the others in the department have to cover for that employee. It helps them to learn more about different functions and actually it helps develop skills.”

Read the full article here.

September 4, 2014

Cathy Allen featured on Super Aging Today Radio!

Co-Founder Catherine Allen was featured on Super Aging NJ and Super Aging Today Radio sharing her expertise on sabbaticals, self reinvention & rebooting your life at any age!

Listen to full show here.

August 27, 2014

The Sag Harbor Reboot Your Life Retreat 2014 – Moving Forward

Sag Harbor 2014 Boat“I feel like I have more of a picture of what I’m going toward.”

“I’m feeling really empowered.”

“I am so glad I listened to my inner voice that said ‘Invest in yourself’ because over the course of this long weekend I met people who became invested in me. What a gift to have an immediate advisory board to force me to re-evaluate things in a new light — with a more positive filter.”

“I began my sabbatical with one destination in mind. Thankfully, the retreat opened my eyes to focus more on the journey and that ultimately the destination would present itself to me.”

Walking on the beach? Sitting in the sand? Is this a Reboot Your Life retreat where people are hard at work on figuring out the next chapter of their lives?

Yes, it is! After getting to know each other Friday evening and doing the first part of the personal roadmap-building, we headed to a picturesque Sag Harbor cove for a walking meditation – a visualization of how we want our lives to look in a year. Everyone walked where they wanted and visualized their future, then sat in the sand to write it down. The beauty and serenity were assets.

The participants in this Reboot Your Life Retreat in Sag Harbor came together across generations to share a common purpose — to uncover what’s next for them. They ranged in age from 35-65, yet broke down barriers of age and career to created a supporting and nurturing environment from which to grow and explore possibilities.  Everyone commented that although there were people already on a Reboot Break – planned and unplanned – another preparing for retirement, and another planning what to do instead of retirement,  and no one felt out of place or unsupported.

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And it was fun! What a great time of year and a great location at Jaye’s comfortable house in Sag Harbor. We had good food and fellowship – and hard work, as everyone asked themselves questions and charted their course forward. Everyone supported each other with ideas and reinforcement during the retreat and their contact since then indicates a continued community of support.

All the participants left with a clearer idea of their next chapter and what needs to be thought through and done to get there. We ended with a powerful skills assessment that was validating, motivating, and inspiring.  Some had never gotten such good feedback about what they bring to their lives and their future.  A greater ease was felt by all about the task of planning their next chapter, as each had started a roadmap.

We facilitators never cease to be amazed and pleased by the transformations that take place. We have one more retreat in 2014 – October 10-12 in Cape Cod – and four retreats planned for 2015. 2015?! Make it the year you move forward in designing and planning your life!