While our lives are intensely personal, the Big Questions are usually quite universal. I chose the top three issues that my life coaching clients bring to coaching for this series . This year’s Summer Serenity retreat topics are:
June 23 – Balance – Explore your relationship with time, what really matters, and how to live with greater purpose and integrity
July 21 - Presence – Free yourself from wishing for the future or ruminating over the past so you can enjoy your life now
August 18 – Growth – How do you know what you really want in life, and then how do you make it happen? Explore what holds us back and how even small changes create big leaps toward a more meaningful life
Affordable and conveniently located and scheduled, you can take any one of the retreats on its own ($30) or register for the series at a discount ($80). All retreats are at Lapham Peak State Park on Sunday afternoons from 2 pm to 5 pm.
Read the Summer Serenity Flyer for complete details. Group size is limited and people are signing up, so early registration is recommended!
To register for one or more retreats: Send your name and retreat request to email@example.com or call 414.510.8153. I’ll send you everything you need to know.
The very word “retreat” speaks of rejuvenation, refreshment and renewal. Stepping out of the routine of daily life now and then is so vital to our well-being.
I create custom retreats for individuals, couples (however you define yourselves), and groups. Whether you’re a small school staff, work team or someone who wants to get out into the woods, I can help you design what’s right for you. Just give me a call or send an email to have a free, no obligation discussion about the possibilities.
I work with a number of partners to outfit your day if you’re interested in things like kayaking or other outdoor adventures that require equipment or specialized instruction. I supply the coaching and facilitation, and my partners supply the outfitting and gear.
Examples of retreats:
Women’s Rock Climbing Retreat
Three women of varying ages went to Devils Lake with me to rock climb. All were in the “beginner” category, and they had various reasons for coming. All three wanted to leave with a feeling of accomplishment, and they sure did! I have a gentle way of teaching that allows people to gradually ease into climbing and expand their comfort zone so they feel challenged yet safe at all times. Like most of my retreats, there was time for group reflection, solo time, and lots of laughter!
Staff Team Building Retreat
Four teachers who are new to each other and starting a charter school this fall spent the day at a lakeside park engaging in a variety of team building activities. The activities were designed to engage the mind, body and spirit, create trust, facilitate relationships, understand each person’s professional and personal styles, and just have fun together. By the end of the day, we all knew more about each other than we did before, and the team was more connected and invested in each other’s success.
Dan Gilipsky, a financial advisor, invited his clients to a cross-country skiing and coaching retreat with me. Our goal was to allow his clients to meet and connect with each other, enjoy a day of ski instruction and time on the trails, and reflect on their personal and financial goals.
A coaching client wanted a retreat day for herself out in nature. We met at a state park, and I facilitated a day of solo journaling, walking, and time to sit and reflect in beautiful places. Her solo time was interspersed with coaching conversations with me. She left the day with one hugely important insight that she didn’t even know she was looking for.