Transformation Travel

Feeling stuck? Travel is a great way to break that feeling. Coaching supports change, too. Combine the two experiences for a refreshing opportunity to transform your life. You don’t need to settle for an adequate or ambivalent life when you can have an excellent and engaged life!

You are so fearful of the unknown, you’re suffocating in the familiarity of comfort.  ~Kiana Azizian

The Specifics of Upcoming Trips:

  • April 27-May 10, 2019: ScIreland — Ireland, Northern Ireland, & Scotland
  • October TBD, 2019: Kumano Kodo, Japan

As You May Know, I am a Certified High Performance Coach. High Performance is succeeding beyond standard norms consistently over the long term while maintaining well-being and positive relationships. That leads to the ongoing feeling of full engagement, joy, and confidence that comes from consistently living from your best self. I guide entrepreneurs to transform their lives from adequate to excellent using the High-Performance framework.

Transformation Travel isn’t just a trip to look at the sights. It’s a trip to help you face, with the help of a guide, fears, anxieties, and unknown issues that can crop up when traveling.

Genesis

Transformation Travel was born out of my experience in walking the Camino de Santiago, a 500-mile pilgrimage across northern Spain. I walked it last May, which took 35 days, and I carried everything I needed on my back (except food: that was purchased along the way, or provided by the hostels that line the route).
 

Me at the 100km-to-go marker on the Camino de Santigo in Galicia, Spain

Along the way, I saw the pilgrims deal with their lives, their fears, and their problems. Everyone did it differently and with varying degrees of success. The fears and problems faced can include not knowing what to do with your life, dealing with past abuses or unhappy relationships, and uncertainty about upcoming transitions. Some of the fears were presented by the trip itself: where will I sleep tonight, can I find food that fits my diet, what if I get lost or hurt/sick, or even not knowing the language.

One of the things I learned while walking was that by being out of your home environment and daily routine, combined with the talking to other pilgrims and forward movement of walking each day, each participant was enabled to have what I call breakthrough transformations. Especially when guided by an experienced coach, such breakthroughs help facilitate reaching the life you want, and the clarity to get more.

Already in the planning are trips to Japan in October 2019, and China (details still forming) in Spring 2020. Future trip ideas include Juneau Bays to Glaciers, Machu Pichu, and one or more of the (US) National Trails.

The Difference…

This isn’t a typical guided tour. This is personalized and small. You aren’t going to be on a bus with five dozen other people. You won’t be rushed around a country with a different city and bed each night. Each trip is a slow-travel, deep dive approach, as promoted by Jen Sparks in her book, Slow Travel. It’s personalized to the cities and events that fit with the concept of experiential travel, with the transformations I know are possible when you give them the time and space.

These also aren’t cookie-cutter trips. They’re carefully crafted with time for introspection provided for so you can connect with your thoughts and feelings of what we are seeing each day and what the intention of the day is. You’ll have free time interwoven with the scheduled time: a perfect combination for growth. I’ll handle details of where we’ll stay and how we’ll get from point to point. You’ve got it made: the perfect combination of elements to find your path to the life you want, moving through the fear, confusion, or transition you’re in right now.

Beyond Sightseeing

Sure we’ll enjoy the things to see and do on these trip. In addition, I will guide you through a carefully and scientifically designed curriculum each day to help you move forward into the life you want, helping you to replace old bad habits with new, supporting habits.

We’ll start each day with a lesson topic to set the intention — something to process during your day as you move through your experiences. At the end of each day, I will hold a debriefing so the group can talk about their thoughts and reactions.

The group coaching, combined with the travel elements, will help each traveler to transform their lives from adequate to excellent — to experience more joy, clarity, and energy.

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