The weather couldn’t have been more beautiful as the men and women attending our August 13th REBOOT YOUR LIFE retreat made their way to the picturesque Berkshires.We started on Friday at 5pm with introductions followed by cocktails by the old barn, dinner on the porch, and a brief evening session. Each person came for a different reason and their backgrounds were diverse – a public affairs manager who was contemplating taking an early retirement package with time off before the next dream career; a co-owner of an design firm and the CEO of a financial services company, both of whom dreamt of taking time off but just couldn’t imagine it; a marketing executive who was embarking on “an unexpected sabbatical” – are a sample of the types of attendees. Over the next day and a half, not only did they gain from our facilitation, workshop modules, research and tools, but they quickly become coaches for one another. They enjoyed the individual exercises and break-out sessions as much as the larger group ones.
The weather cooperated beautifully for the outdoor exercises. We worked hard but there was lots of laughter, joking, plentiful breaks, good food, and good camaraderie. Some of our retreat recipes are now listed on our website. Take a look at the feedback from some of our attendees:
“Reboot Your Life is a great experience for executives who want to re-charge and re-focus for the next stage of their lives. The facilitators speak from real experience and offer practical tools and guidance to step back from day-to-day assumptions and integrate things that matter into your life and career.”
“I am delighted with the many guideposts and take-aways, and will transform this knowledge into action steps as I move closer to executing my plan.”
“I was pleasantly surprised and very appreciative on how professionally and respectfully this was run. It kept me focused and made me take it seriously.”
“The retreat centered me. This enabled me to take a step back and look at the opportunities in front of me. I can shape and plan and amend. There’s lots of flexibility. It’s open-ended, timing is up to me, value is up to me. It’s very personalized and I feel comfortable about that.”
“This has reminded me of things I need to know. Take the time and do what I need to do for myself. This was very meaningful.”
“I feel excited, exhilarated, jazzed up, and I feel I have a plan in place. I’m re-energized with ideas that I had forgotten. You gave me the tools so that I can take this on, so it won’t be overwhelming. This showed me how to remember parts of myself that were dead and bring them into everyday reality.”
“I liked the ease with which you covered materials. I like teachers who don’t preach; you suggested. There were so many take-aways from this and for that I am blown away.”
“I was not aware when I signed up for this how truly valuable and rewarding it would be on every level of my life.”
Our last retreat for 2010 will be held in Santa Fe on November 12th. If you would like to learn more about that retreat or register, click here. We hope to see you there!