Legacy.

It’s not only about what you leave behind.  It’s also about fully living and enjoying your life every day.  It’s about how you’re living and what you’re creating right now that will have an impact on future generations.  And it’s about involving younger generations in your life and helping them create their legacies.

Rather than thinking about and focusing on your legacy later in life (perhaps as you approach or enter retirement), now is the perfect time to choose what legacy you’re living so you have time to really embody it and enjoy it.

Journey to the beautiful land of New Zealand to start living and enjoying your legacy now.  You’ll join with other leaders from around the world to explore outer and inner terrain – trekking through breathtaking landscapes while going on a self-exploration journey.

On this one-of-a-kind trip, you’ll take time to reflect and renew.  You’ll take stock of where you are, where you’ve been and where you want to go.  Moving through nature and navigating your heart and soul, you’ll look beyond your leadership role and connect with your legacy – identifying and cultivating what you are really here to do.

You’ll be more intentional about your current role and future role as a leader.  You’ll identify how your newfound legacy will take shape in your personal and professional life, and how it will manifest for the rest of your life.  You’ll make your legacy your present reality!


I was at a juncture in my career where I either needed to step up or step out. Athena was able to help me create a compelling vision, solid strategy and a way forward. I am grateful for her guidance and excellent coaching.
— Managing Director, Charles Schwab
Each of Uplevel DNA’s programs have helped me tremendously as a woman leader. The practices Athena teaches have shifted how I approach every interaction with my colleagues and senior leaders. I am now a stronger influencer and able to progress my ideas and projects more easily!
— Senior Director, Cisco

Outcomes

In addition to traversing and taking in beautiful terrain, by attending this retreat you’ll be able to:

  1. Explore what legacy means to you as a leader (or aspiring leader) so you can cultivate a bigger, more meaningful vision for your life and leadership, and you can experience more satisfaction in your life

  2. Map your leadership journey through reflection and “harvesting,” assessing your personal highlights and lowlights; Get clarity about where you’ve traveled in your leadership to gain new insights that will guide your future

  3. Create a lived expression of your values through your words and actions; Live in greater alignment and integrity with what you are committed to in your personal and professional life

  4. Engage in embodiment practices (drawing from neurobiology, mindfulness and whole-body learning) that will provide greater insight, clarity and focus about next steps in your life and leadership journey

  5. Shape your vision and your legacy for the future; Leave with a clear vision for the next chapter of your life and leadership that will guide your energy, actions and resources

  6. Share and get support for your legacy project and/or your business/organization; Converse and collaborate with seasoned leaders to gain new ideas and approach problems in new ways

  7. Network and build meaningful relationships with other participants; Build life-long friendships to support the highest expression of yourself, your life and your leadership

 

What Really Happens

  • Gain newfound clarity and purpose for yourself (understand what you are really here to do)

  • Begin to live with renewed passion in every area of your life

  • Connect the dots between different aspects of your personal life and your leadership so you can see the bigger picture

  • Understand your place in the “nature of all things”

  • Tap into your creativity and innovation to pave the way for what’s next for you, or in addition to what you are already doing

  • Gain inspiration from nature and from people you meet on the retreat (through conversations and shared experiences)

  • Create a legacy that you and others are proud of!

Time spent with Athena moved me light years ahead in my leadership. I had insights about myself, my blind spots and what the bigger picture. I left with a solid action plan.
— Vice President, Adobe

Who Is It For?

  • CEOs

  • Senior leaders

  • Managers

  • Business owners and entrepreneurs

  • Aspiring leaders

When and Where This Retreat Will be Held

Embodying the Legacy of Your Leadership and Your Life will be held from March 15-22, 2020, in Abel Tasman National Park on the South Island of New Zealand.

You will spend three nights (March 15-16 & March 21) in a spacious room at the Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco in Nelson.  You will spend two nights (March 17-18) in a beachfront lodge at Meadowbank Homestead in Awaroa. You will spend two nights (March 19-20) in a cozy cottage in the Torrent Bay Lodge in Abel Tasman.

In these locations and in Abel Tasman, you’ll be able to enjoy swims and walks on the beach, hikes in lush native forest, guided kayak tours, visits to historical pre-European historical sites, and delicious meals and refreshments in your accommodations and other local venues.


I always had challenges promoting myself and recommendations. When I worked with Athena, she was able to pinpoint the exact beliefs and actions that were holding me back. She helped me increase my executive presence and be more influential. Within six months of the program, I received a promotion into a much more senior role.
— Vice President, Bank of America
 

Your Itinerary

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Day 1 (March 15)

Arrive at Nelson Airport and take a private coach to the beautiful Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco. Take time to get settled and enjoy a welcome dinner with your host, Athena Williams, and your fellow participants. Engage in a brief orientation with your retreat guides and an opening circle with Athena and the other participants.

 
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Day 2 - March 16

Begin the day with a mindfulness practice and/or yoga session, followed by a nourishing breakfast. Participate in a Embodying Your Legacy workshop led by Athena and engage in embodiment practices and self-reflection exercises. Join in a group coaching session and group discussion to prepare for your journey over the next several days. End the day with a delicious dinner at Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco.

 
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Day 3 - March 17

Begin the day with a mindfulness practice and/or yoga session, followed by a nourishing breakfast and a morning session led by Athena. Enjoy a comfortable ride along the Abel Tasman coastline to Totaranui. There, you can either relax on the beach or walk north to Anapai Bay or south to Awaroa through pristine rainforest. End the day at Meadowbank Homestead, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and evening workshop session.

 
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Day 4 - March 18

Begin the day with a mindfulness practice and/or yoga session, followed by a nourishing breakfast and a morning session led by Athena. Choose to be as active or relaxed as you wish on this day, with the option to enjoy the comforts of the lodge, unwind on the beach, visit historical sites, or explore the Awaroa estuary by foot or by kayak. Then participate in an invigorating afternoon workshop session. End the day at Meadowbank Homestead, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and evening workshop session.

 
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Day 5 - March 19

Begin the day with a mindfulness practice and/or yoga session, followed by a nourishing breakfast and a morning session led by Athena. Enjoy a guided walk over the Tonga Saddle to Onetahuti, Tonga Quarry historic site, Bark Bay, ending at Torrent Bay Lodge on the beachfront. You can swim, sunbathe, relax, self-reflect and enjoy the magnificent views. If you wish, you can kayak to Torrent Bay in the afternoon, beach-hopping along the coast. End the day at Torrent Bay Lodge, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and evening workshop session.

 
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Day 6 - March 20

Begin the day with a mindfulness practice and/or yoga session, followed by a nourishing breakfast and a morning session led by Athena. Be as adventurous or relaxed as you like throughout the day. You can walk through breathtaking forest up to waterfalls on Falls River; canoe or walk to a peaceful grotto of Cleopatra’s Pool; walk to picturesque Anchorage Beach or Te Pukatea Cover; or relax on the beach at Torrent Bay. Then participate in an invigorating afternoon workshop session. End the day at Torrent Bay Lodge, where you’ll enjoy a delicious dinner and evening workshop session.

 
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Day 7 - March 21

Begin the day with a mindfulness practice and/or yoga session, followed by a nourishing breakfast and a morning session led by Athena. Enjoy a guided walk along the beautiful coastline of Abel Tasman to Marahau. If you wish, you can join a guide kayak tour southward along the coast of Adele Island, Te Pukatea Bay and Kaiteriteri Beach. You will have plenty of self-reflection time in the afternoon. End the day with a farewell dinner at Grand Mercure Nelson Monaco.

 
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Day 8 - March 22

Begin the day with a nourishing breakfast. Say farewell to your host, your retreat guides and your fellow participants. Take a private coach to Nelson Airport for your homeward-bound flight, or your extended stay in New Zealand.

 

What’s Included in the Retreat

The retreat will include all of the following:

  • Private transportation from/to Nelson Airport

  • Seven-night accommodation in beachfront lodging

  • All meals (full breakfasts, morning and afternoon teas, packed lunches, three-course dinners)

  • Water bottles, waterproof plastic liners for bags, lodge luggage bags and day packs, all linens

  • Morning mindfulness and/or yoga

  • Embodying Your Leadership workshop

  • Embodiment practices

  • Hikes/walks each day

  • Meals by the ocean

  • Free time for yourself

What’s Not Included in the Retreat

The retreat will not include the following:

  • Round-trip airfare from/to home (fly into Nelson Airport)

  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance

  • Tips to drivers and guides

  • Meals not listed in the itinerary

  • Local beers and wines

  • Additional tours

Registration for the Event

We would love to have you join us for the Seven-Day Retreat: Embodying the Legacy of Your Leadership and Your Life on March 15-22, 2020 in Abel Tasman, New Zealand.

Embodying the Legacy of Your Leadership and Your Life is not just a retreat.  It’s an exploration into a new way of living. Join us for this once-in-a-lifetime experience!

Early Bird Rate $4,995.00 Register by December 31, 2019

Full Rate $5,995.00

Team Rate $3,995.00 Price per team member for teams of 3 or more

Give us a call at +1 424.406.1690

Send us an email at Register@UplevelDNA.com

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