April 6th to 13th, 2024 - Nevis, West Indies

Reinvention Retreat - A Week of Purpose and Play

Seekers seeking other seekers for real connection, shared knowledge, and creative curiosity. Join us for a week-long facilitated retreat for anyone seeking "something even better". What would personal or professional reinvention look like for you?

Reinvention: the action or process through which something is changed so much that it appears to be entirely new.

Expect a compelling learning experience, interactive activities, small group discussions, and one-on-one conversations and coaching.

Overview

We all have enormous gifts and potential that lie dormant until activated. We often doubt and wonder who we are to step forward. We may hide who we really are or play small. Together, let's explore what's next.

Compelling facilitation designed to enable folks to wrestle with topics of relevance to them in new and nuanced ways and incorporate diverse voices and perspectives into the conversation. Experienced facilitators inspired and/or trained by Brené Brown, Amy Edmundson, Nadya Zhexembayeva, Tim Clark, David Emerald, and Donna Zajonc, will guide learning experiences and practice designed for purpose and play.

We'll work together, in smaller groups, and one-on-one. Expect to emerge feeling supported, deeply connected, and having crafted mini-action plans. We'll reconnect virtually after the retreat to explore challenges and celebrate outcomes.

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What to expect:

  • Connection (with self and others), candor, curiosity, community, and FUN!
  • A seven-day, seven-night workshop at The Hermitage. Our group will have exclusive use of the property and grounds.
  • All meals, a Welcome Reception on Saturday night, and seven nights lodging.
  • Coming together each morning to learn tools and skills for reinvention. Choose from exercises and creativity prompts to get your reinvention juices flowing.
  • Activities each day to warm the soul, stretch the body, and delight the senses while exploring the island and discovering the magic of Nevis and her people.
  • An afternoon's sailing and snorkeling trip to a private swimming location.
  • Transportation to and from retreat activities.
  • Relaxing in swinging hammocks and on open-air porches.
  • Dinner discussions of the day's adventures.
  • MOST importantly - flexibility and spaciousness. Nothing is mandatory. Do only what delights, replenishes, or intrigues you!
  • Pre-retreat:
    • 30-minute introductory call with Chris
    • Group Zoom to talk about all the details: what to pack, what to wear, weather, phone connectivity, WhatsApp, and photo sharing, etc.
  • Post retreat: 1:1 individual coaching session to support integration and application.

The venue

The Hermitage is a small, boutique inn on the island of Nevis, West Indies, owned and operated by the Lupinacci family since 1970. Described by The New York Times as “the nearest thing to Eden …” in a tranquil, historic, and charm-filled setting, The Hermitage celebrates West Indian culture and tradition and is renowned for its restaurant which offers a fine-dining experience celebrating a Caribbean-infused menu.

The best flight options are flying into St Kitts (SKB) and Hermitage will arrange a taxi to greet you at the airport and take you to Reggae Beach for the 5 min water taxi ride to Nevis. Another taxi will be waiting to whisk you to the Hermitage. Once you have your flights, send us your itinerary.

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Mount Nevis

Rest and replenish, cooled by the tradewinds, serenaded by the surroundings

A gathering space like no other

Reinvention Retreat Meeting Room
Sunday Afternoon Garden Party

Savor the homemade meals and tropical menus

Enjoy an afternoon sailing, snorkeling and swimming in a private destination

Field trip!
Individuals may appear transformed in real life.

Real connection

The schedule

Purpose and play will be part of everything we do.

Saturday, April 6th

  • 7pm Welcome Reception - Introductions, drinks, and dinner in the Main House

Sunday - Friday (Nothing is mandatory - do only what delights, replenishes, or sparks curiosity)

  • Early morning yoga or movement
  • 8:30-10am Breakfast
  • 10:30-12:30pm Morning discussion and reinvention exercises
  • 12:30-5pm Daily excursion or Free time at The Hermitage
  • 6pm Drinks on the South Porch
  • 8pm Dinner in the Main House

Saturday, April 13th

  • 8:30- 10:30am Breakfast
  • Depart

Limited to 12 participants

Workshop: a usually brief intensive educational program for a relatively small group of people that focuses especially on techniques and skills in a particular field

The all-inclusive price includes professional facilitation, tuition, 7 nights lodging, breakfasts, lunches, dinners, guides, Reinvention activities, and all local transport. Also included: Transfers to/from St Kitts airport via taxis and water taxis for all flights arriving prior to 6pm on Saturday, April 6th and departing before 2pm on April 13th. Transfers outside those times may incur an off-peak surcharge. BONUS: 1:1 personal virtual coaching sessions post-retreat to support integration.

  • Corporately funded $5,350
  • Self funded participants (Dare to Lead™ Trained, CDTLF, ICF ACC, PCC or MCC) $4,350
  • !!Early Bird Corporate rate $4,850 Registration and Payment in full by Friday, 5th January 2024
  • !!Early Bird Self funded $3,850 Registration and Payment in full by Friday, 5th January 2024

Payment plans available if you would like to spread the cost, email chris@workwhilelife.com.

Participants will stay at The Hermitage and rooms will be assigned on a first-come-first-served choice of accommodations.

Optional: Upgrade to Gingerbread Cottage - private cottages offer more space with four poster bedroom, separate sitting room, kitchenette, and a private porch. Add a one-time $750 fee to the retreat base price.

Senior Facilitator

Christine Cavalieri, PCC, CDTLF, CRP

As an Executive Coach, Organizational Consultant, and Senior Facilitator, Chris partners with leaders seeking to increase performance, foster resilience, and spark innovation. She has coached leaders and their teams through high-stakes challenges of all kinds, ranging from role expansions to performance leaps, and she’s guided many companies on their journey toward adopting and embracing changes.

Known for her candor, humor, and enthusiasm, Chris is a natural relationship builder, easy to connect with and trust. She listens deeply, asks the right questions to help gain insight into the impact of behaviors, to examine personal and professional goals, and existing resources and strategies. As an ICF-certified coach, Chris blends her organizational insight and strategic thinking to comprehensive engagements. In June 2019, Chris was trained by Dr. Brené Brown to become a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator. Chris is also certified in The 4 Stages of Psychological Safety, The Leadership Circle Profile, and is a Certified Reinvention Practitioner.

Co-Facilitators

Compelling facilitation designed to enable folks to wrestle with topics of relevance to them in new and nuanced ways and incorporate diverse voices and perspectives into the conversation. Experienced facilitators inspired and/or trained by Brené Brown, Timothy Clark, Amy Edmundson, Nadya Zhexembayeva, Martha Beck, Donna Zajonc, and David Emerald, will facilitate learning experiences, integration, and practice.

Angela Lehr, EdD, LPC, CDTLF

Transformation

Angela Lehr, EdD, LPC, CDTLF

Believing that who we are is inextricable from what we do, Angela is a Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and holds a Doctorate in Interdisciplinary Leadership. Her leadership expertise centers on humanism, holistic well-being, and transformational learning theory. The thread that connects all of Angela's endeavors is a deep appreciation of interpersonal relationships, the courage it takes to learn and grow, and the resilience of the human spirit.

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HeartMath

Dr. Luis Cruz-Martinez

Luis is a master reinventor! First, a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (Univ of Costa Rica and MSc at the Univ of Minnesota) focusing on human-wildlife interactions for conservation which led to studying for Doctor of Philosophy at the Univ of Calgary. Next, teaching with his passion for positively influencing human behavior for sustainability and conservation. Now, a HeartMath™ Certified Coach...

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Yoga & Movement

Victoria Oyler

Victoria has a BSc in Nutrition, is a certified Yoga and Movement teacher, and is Dare to Lead™ Trained. Deeply passionate about personal and professional wellness, Victoria embodies Reinvention as her daily practice of identifying and developing the potential in people and processes.

Feedback

Fabulous experience! Chris is an awesome facilitator and designed high levels of engagement and interaction. It was so helpful to exchange and practice the models that we learned. We had plenty of time to dig in. -- Monica K.

I loved having the ability to connect on a personal level. Our shared vulnerability made the constructive feedback and diverse viewpoints so much richer. Chris set expectations but was so kind and curious. -- Maria D.

Great content, great energy, great opportunities to connect in small groups. Got to mix with different people, which was so powerful! At the same time, I so appreciated the time and space to disconnect, to reflect, and drill down. -- Erin D.

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