Leadership & Adventure

by | Dec 13, 2021 | Blog | 0 comments

Are you beginning to plan your 2022 Executive Leadership retreat?

Has your typical yearly retreat to a swanky resort lost its lure years ago. As an executive leader I am sure you have experienced the conventional retreat at the fancy retreat center with all the amenities.

The evening events include a high-priced dinner with an expensive bottle of Bordeaux. I am sure you have found yourself feeling bored sitting around a conference room table talking about strategies and spreadsheets.

The afternoon team building exercises are canned and mind numbing with no real-life impact. I am pretty sure you know its old and boring wishing you could take your leadership team on a retreat that changed how they lead for real.  

In my experience structured and comfortable retreats have no real impact and stimulate little change in your life or the lives of the leaders of your company. Think about your last executive retreat, did the experience change your life? Did you come back with a real story to tell about your experience? Was there an opportunity to come face to face with your own fears permanently changing your perspective on life and leadership? I am going to guess the answer is “No” to most of the above questions.

Real leadership transformation only comes when you get uncomfortable.

The retreats I facilitate are both real and uncomfortable. They will change how you see yourself, your team, and your business. I provide you with an experience that will shift your mindset, help you realize your true potential and inspire a new narrative to your old story. You will return with a greater sense of confidence, an exciting story to tell, and a new perspective about who you are and what you are capable of as a leader.

Think about it, actual life adventures like hiking up to an elevation of 8800ft, camping at the top of a mountain, and fly fishing on the Madison River provide experiences and build leadership skills that are not possible at a comfy retreat center. Real life adventures present uncertainty, obstacles, challenges and decision making you cannot experience at a cozy retreat sitting around the board room table. 

If you are a successful leader, I know you understand that growth does not happen when you are comfortable. So, I ask you how uncomfortable are you willing to get to transcend your current leadership. Are you ready to get out of the boardroom and take your team to the top of mountain where you can experience an authentic shift and return home with a new leadership story to tell?

If this Newsletter has inspired your curiosity, please contact me and we can talk about customizing an adventure retreat for you and your team.

Dr Dionne Kress

Dr. Dionne Kress

Welcome. I’m grateful your quest led you here. I’m Dr. Dionne Kress, a professionally trained leadership coach, therapist and business expert, successfully working to transcend leaders and their teams.

My mission is to reveal the bolder, stronger leader living within. I’ve built a successful practice and leadership model for top executives and their teams so these clients can live a more purposeful and impactful life.

I can’t wait to meet with you. Let’s set up a complimentary consultation to talk more about your customized experience.

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