mens group, mens retreat

For all the men [or the men in your life…]

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I’ve held women’s retreats before (read here why women’s retreats are so valuable) and now in 2018/2019, I’m offering the men an opportunity to disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with their inner selves. If you have ever…
womens adventure retreat

They Say When Women Rise, Mountains Move (Women's Adventure Retreat)

I don’t know who they are, but I do know, first-hand, the power of a group of well-intentioned women. This fall I offered an all women’s adventure retreat in the Cascade Mountains...the mountains may not have physically moved, but they…

Doing Nothing Is Good For Your Soul

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When is the last time you did nothing? I'm talking NUH-THING! Literally just sat there completely idle -- not watching your favorite show on Netflix or reading a book.  Are you constantly checking off a to-do list and battling the guilt that…
women in leadership

Women in Leadership: Gain Confidence Through Adventure

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While there are many companies blazing trails for gender equality, the fact remains, women are not equally represented in leadership positions. It is still a very male dominated world.  A quick google search, and you'll find shocking details…
busyness

Why You Need To Be Less Busy

“Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.” ~John Lennon Busyness has become a rite of passage in our culture. A status symbol of sorts...you've achieved 'success' when you can finally complain that you're too busy. The…

Time Thief: Procrastination

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Procrastination is the reason smart people fail to succeed. Have you ever set out to complete an important task only to find yourself doing something entirely different? You ventured to the kitchen for lunch even though you just ate an hour…

7 Reasons to Join a Mastermind Group

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7 Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group A mastermind is not an evil genius, but rather a peer-to-peer mentoring group designed to help its members improve personally and professionally. The fifth element in the Five Elements of Adventure is Great…

High Endeavor: The First Element of Adventure

Adventures are, by definition, out of the ordinary. They're exciting. There's an element of the unknown in the adventure, however big or small it is. The Odyssey would just be a long, boring story if Odysseus simply plotted out his course to…

Adventure Highlight: Steve Luckenbach Leadership Perspective

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My friend and colleague, Steve Luckenbach,  just wrapped up his first experience rock climbing adventure last week. Together we climbed at Red Rocks in Las Vegas, Nevada. To say it was an empowering and enlightening experience that transformed…
leadership traits of lewis and clark

5 Lewis & Clark-Inspired Traits Every Executive Should Embrace

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In 1803, President Thomas Jefferson oversaw the purchase from France of the vast Louisiana Territory, and afterward proposed a lengthy exploration of the territory, choosing his personal secretary, Meriwether Lewis, to oversee it. Along with…
Team building

Why Team Building is Easier at 10,000 Feet

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Climbing mountains with others builds camaraderie and cohesion unlike anything else. This is true even on easy climbs - the ones that are more "walking" than "climbing" and don't require ropes and harnesses. For this reason, mountain climbing…

Leadership Strength Training: The Adventurer's Advantage

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Leadership Strength Training Not all great leaders are straight out of central casting. Some of them surprise us with their effectiveness, while others from whom we expect great things disappoint us. Ultimately, a person doesn't become a great…