A Coaching Retreat is a good way to get started with coaching (or continue what you started) in an amazing atmosphere with a small group of people. Get away from your daily routine and responsibilities. Allow others to take care of you so you can focus on yourself.
In a gorgeous rural location with mountain views, you’ll explore what’s holding you back from the life you really want. It’s up to you to find your special spot that encourages your muse so you can “do your homework” and get deeper into the concepts you’re learning to achieve your breakthroughs. That’s the magic this Coaching Retreat offers.
I’ll be guiding you from the perspective of an expert coach who has been helping others transform their fear into joy for more than 30 years. I am a Certified High Performance Coach. What “High Performance” means to me is living life to its fullest with “all cylinders firing”. It means living into your best self with a positive mindset and joyous heart. It means eating and moving for health, learning and growing, and being productive and successful.
The Coaching: In an intimate setting with a handful of people, you will be guided through the core concepts of High Performance with the undercurrent of overcoming your fears and resistance. Most of my coaching sessions are experienced like this: an hour per week of discussion slipped into the middle of a busy life, followed by pondering and a “homework” assignment into your busy week so you submit it before the next session.
In contrast, at my retreat, you focus solely on this work. Each half-day, you participate in a 1-1.5 hour long session then break for a couple of hours to do homework before lunch. After lunch, there’s another 1-1.5 hour session to keep you moving forward and then a couple of hours for homework before dinner. After dinner, there is conversation and various activities to help you bond with the others and the new you that’s emerging.
You have free time after each coaching session to walk or sit in a beautiful setting to focus on what you are learning, and how you can apply it to your goals and your life. After each “homework session” there will be more conversation about the topic you just finished contemplating, helping you to fine-tune your thoughts before you go on the next topic. This routine continues for six days.
There are twelve sessions in all: seven nights and six days of intense work with the goal of a breakthrough, or two, to leap forward from the merely adequate to the path of excellence and significant progress toward your goals.
The Environment: You’ll be at a private horse ranch in Ouray County in western Colorado, with amazing views of the San Juan Range of the Rocky Mountains (yet just 30 minutes from an airport with daily passenger jet service — the same airport that serves the Telluride ski area).
It’s an amazingly quiet and peaceful area that’s awe-inspiring in its beauty. The crisp clean air is invigorating, and allows for spectacular views at night, too: of the Milky Way!
You won’t be isolated: you’ll have (Verizon and AT&T) cellphone access, and there’s free WiFi too (but, stay off your devices as much as possible so you can focus on you). And it’s just 20 minutes from town (Montrose in one direction, Ridgway in the other).
Who Should Attend
Do you have a feeling that you need to make more of your life, to overcome the resistance that holds you back? You’re ready for the next level of joy, and energy. You want to make more of yourself and make a bigger mark on the world. This is for people who believe in taking leaps, in taking chances because they know it’s worth it. They also know life is meant to be experienced. They want their beliefs to mold to higher ideals.
And you’re not sure how.
As a Transformation Coach, I guide my clients to overcome their fears and resistance to life using the High Performance framework, a scientifically-proven program that rides on top of my years of experience to help people just like you clarify and achieve your goals in an individualized, supportive style. Come and experience change, and go home changed for the better. You get to strategize and then start implementing your new you.
Partners, married or not, should absolutely experience this together if at all possible! With a common understanding of what you need to do to reach your goals, you will be able to support each other to multiply the coaching effect. And of course, you save money when you come and room together.
The Retreat starts on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, and runs through Tuesday, October 6, 2020, checking out the morning of Wednesday, October 7 (unless you separately book additional nights). In the event of a COVID-19 flareup, the backup date is January 13 – 19, 2021, with the same Wednesday through Tuesday pattern.
Kicking off your week of introspection and learning is a session on Natural Horsemanship, as described below under Bonus. That’s followed by some quiet time and then dinner with a discussion about what the week is going to look like. You’ll participate in a strategy session for the week, exploring the topics that will be covered. “Set your intention” for the next day, and for the week.
“I found the Double G Ranch an excellent retreat site. The overall quiet and beauty helped me tame my thoughts to focus on questions and discussions raised by the coaching topics. Many private spaces lent themselves to additional introspection and journaling. Delicious food and good service by the friendly hosts helped to underpin a wonderful experience.” —Coaching client Marty Schafer
I highly recommend that you arrive in the area a day early if at all possible. This lets you get acclimated (the ranch is at 7500′ [2286 m] elevation), and gives you padding in case of a flight delay. Fly into Montrose, Colorado (MTJ), and either book an extra room at the ranch, or stay in Montrose for your first night (September 29). The best hotels in Montrose are the Hampton Inn near the airport or the Holiday Inn in town.
There are car rentals available at the airport, and limited Lyft service is available.
The afternoon of Wednesday, September 30, will include an introductory group lesson in Natural Horsemanship, where everything is based on trust and confidence with an animal that sees the real you. This isn’t horseback riding: it’s horse training — it’s communication training. The ranch’s training program is based on “a relationship with respect and trust, without fear.” See the video below for details.
If you want to move beyond the introductory session, you can book additional one-on-one time with the owners at an additional cost and after the coaching retreat has concluded. (You may also book more room nights at additional cost.) This is a lovely session with which to start the Coaching Retreat.
The tuition for this retreat, including the coaching, room, and board, and bonus, is barely more than 12 sessions of private one-on-one coaching: $4,995 for one, or $7,995 for a couple. Book Here Now: there are only four units total available (an individual or a couple count as one unit).
Included: All coaching sessions, and retreat materials. Lodging at the boutique ranch B&B, all meals, and the opportunity to learn about Natural Horsemanship. If you prefer not to rent a car, we can pick you up at the Montrose airport or a Montrose-based hotel, and return you at the end.
Not included: Travel to and from Montrose, Colorado, other local transportation, and any alcohol or incidentals.
- I highly recommend traveling lightly so you don’t have to wrestle with your luggage. And I recommend dressing comfortably.
- Given the variable weather in Colorado’s mountains, bring several layers. Be prepared for temperature extremes. You may enjoy snow-capped peaks sparkling in the sun or the golden aspen leaves fluttering in the breezes. You could experience hot summer-like days or crisp fall days (30-85 degrees F, or 0-30 C). The joys of Colorado weather await you!
I truly look forward to working with you!
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