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May 22, 2015

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 – Shaking Out the Sand

“I have clarity for my near future. I’m so inspired! The practical aspects of what we learned are so valuable, and I feel much more grounded.”

“I now know what I want to focus on while also being open to possibilities.”

“Thank you for helping me sort through the noise in my head.”

~ Sag Harbor 2015 Retreat Participants

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 Pic 14As I shook the sand from my sneakers upon returning home from the Reboot Your Life Retreat in Sag Harbor, NY, I reflected on the weekend. The sand was from our beach walk during which participants envisioned their next chapters. We do a walking meditation at every Retreat, and it is always a formative moment. I thought of the sand shaking from my shoes as both a reminder of the splendid weekend and as a metaphor for removing some of the grains of logistical minutia filling our heads every day, often blocking clarity. The vision meditation/walk and the whole weekend were a time for participants to clear their heads of the everyday details and concerns and to focus on themselves and their bigger picture.

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 Pic 9The weather treated us well, with early May bright blue skies. The beautiful, tall trees around Jaye’s house and lovely deck surrounded us with such beauty and inspiration. The meals were healthy and filling, as well as a great time for the group to bond.

The real bonding took place, as it always does in our Retreats, during the discussions. Everyone was so open, and a calm permeated this group. People were there to figure out how to move forward on their individual paths and to take in the information, advice, and warmth that was shared. The diversity of age, gender and ethnicity only enriched the experience and learning for all.

Sag Harbor Retreat 2015 Pic 13We facilitators did our job, based on seven years of these Retreats, research, and our books. And it was easy and enjoyable for us. The secret ingredient was the chemistry of the participants and the support and encouragement they offered each other. They also liked the one-on-one coaching. There was quiet excitement all around as people reached clarity and sketched their individual plans to move forward, saying they couldn’t have done it alone.

Join us next time for your own journey! We have two more Retreats in 2015: August 21-23 in Santa Fe, NM and October 16-18 in the Berkshires.

March 5, 2015

Reboot Partners featured in Travel With a Challenge Web Magazine

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Reboot Partner Jaye Smith drove a Ski-Doo in Iceland!

Retired & not-quite-yet: the exciting adventures of all of the Reboot Partners are featured in this month’s issue of Travel With a Challenge web magazine.  

From Ireland to Idaho to Iceland, Cathy, Nancy, Rita, and Jaye were thrilled to share the ways they’ve used their retirement and pre-retirement years traveling the world, to really reboot their lives!

Read the full article here!

 

December 9, 2014

Reboot Partners featured in Wells Fargo Conversations

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Reboot Partner Cathy Allen was featured in “Time to Reflect and Recharge: The Gap Year for Adults” in Wells Fargo Magazine suggesting strategies from our books – such as circle goals – for adults to plan their own “gap years.”

Read the full article here.

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!

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.