If you are considering a this as an option to get on top of burnout, invest in personal growth, set goals, connect with purpose and direction for the chapter ahead, please read through these key details first. Here we cover aspects such as the application and onboarding processes, structure, aftercare, and pricing. This information will help you to understand more about how we do things, what your journey will look like, and if this is the right option for you.
This is an intensive programme and if you read through these details and decide that you have more time and want a less intense experience, please consider instead one of our Flexible Programmes because it has a similar structure but is less intense with a much more flexible schedule (digital nomads and remote workers as well as retired guests or those on sabbatical would also find that programme a good fit).
Key Programme Details - Intensive Programme
Start Dates: Rolling Monday intake throughout the year
Length: A 28-day residential stay + 3 months of remote aftercare support
Primary Language Used: English
We have an application process that starts with a Q&A session and which may include a second session if you, we, or both of us feel we need it. We have this in place so that:
1) we can get a good grasp about and gain important insight into what's going on with you right now.
2) you have the opportunity to ask all the questions that you want to.
3) we both have a chance to assess and make sure that this is the right option for you right now. There may be a retreat or support option out there for you that we think would be a better fit, or that we might recommend doing first if we pick up on something during the session we think might undermine your time with us if not resolved first.
4) we can make sure you have the knowledge about what we do and offer really clear so your experience with us matches expectations.
Please read around what coaching is and, what it is not before your Q&A session. We wrote and recommend reading The Difference Between Coaching, Mentoring & Consulting because we find many people do not understand the clear differences between these types of professional support and you need to have a clear picture of what we mean when we talk about these types of service (we don't offer consulting at all, and coaching is at the heart of every programme that we run.
You will have already had a Q&A session with one of our advisors and the two-way nature of that session means that if you join us for a retreat, from the moment you pay your deposit, the onboarding process is activated!
This involves us sending you some pre-arrival forms plus your advanced DISC profile to complete. We use these forms and your DISC analysis to decide who we assign to your team, and what activities and / or challenges we work into your tailored programme. This helps you to mentally prepare, and us to practically and logistically prepare.
We pick you up and the airport (or your hotel in Guatemala City or Antigua Guatemala where appropriate), and bring you directly to our centre to settle you into your accommodation.
Your first few days with us focus on rest and recovery from your journey, orientation, introductions to the team selected to support and work with you during your stay. Mid-week, you will have an on-boarding session with your assigned coach who will be with you both during your residential stay and throughout your 3-month aftercare period.
Tailored 28 Day Residential Programme
Your days are full and have a planned structure involving a blend of activities from the moment you wake up to the moment you go to sleep (including rest and downtime!). Each client has a programme tailored uniquely to them. Except for the activities that we schedule into your programme you will not be leaving the centre and you must not arrange any activity for the period of your programme. You will not have time to do them. This is discussed in the application Q&A.
Once you leave us, with your direction set, plan in hand, and ready to apply your learnings, your coach will still be alongside you for a further 3-months (sessions online) to make sure you maintain your focus, that you are transitioning with confidence, and that you continue to progress.
After your initial Q&A we will quote you. The costs vary depending on the degree of tailoring, your focus points, the activities and challenges we build in, and on the degree of luxury you want to experience. For example, if one of your activities is a helicopter flight instead of a car journey, this can change pricing significantly. Prices typically start at approximately $15,000, which includes the 3 months of aftercare.
During the initial enquiry we will explore budget together and tailor your programme according to yours. The quality of the services you experience are not impacted by budget, it is generally the activities and nature of those that dictate a variation.
- This retreat programme is for individuals, you may not bring anyone with you.
- You may not bring a pet or any other form of responsibility.
- You will be on a digital detox, expected to turn in all technology on arrival, and will only have access to technology at assigned times such as for your online Coaching, or any workshops or classes that may be delivered online.
If you have questions please feel free to Contact Us and we will answer you.