Retreats provide a unique opportunity for teams to do great work together while growing, developing, learning, and having fun. Executed well, retreats:
Team retreats provide a transformative experience that ensures your employees feel valued and return to the workplace with renewed vitality and purpose.
Why Team Retreatz?
We work with our clients to create solutions that meet their specific needs and reflect the unique systems and culture in which they operate.
We craft an agenda that balances meaningful work, teambuilding exercises and activities, learning and development opportunities, rest and relaxation, and social time.
We work with our clients in every step of retreat planning and execution, including agenda development, attendance recommendations, expectation setting, meeting facilitation, and event follow-up.
We help our clients choose an event space that promises to surprise and delight.
We ensure our clients emerge from their retreat with clear deliverables, milestones, completion dates and assignment accountability.
Build Your Agenda
Team Retreatz balances meaningful work, team building, presenter-led workshops, R&R, and after-hours activities:
Find the right retreat balance by providing opportunities to rest and recharge. Popular activities include:
- Less is more – while the temptation is to clutter the day with “stuff,” it’s better to spend more time and take a deeper dive into fewer fundamental topics to get the most out of your time together
- Try something new – every effort is made to get outside of your comfort zone. New and unique experiences promote meaningful moments that have a powerful and lasting impact on organizational culture and performance
- Get outside – studies show that spending time in nature boosts well-being and productivity. Break a sweat, blow off steam, and get your daily dose of vitamin D to boot
- Game on – when you make a task a competition, people achieve more. Instill team spirit by encouraging challenges and contests
- Plan to unplug – the best way for your team to recharge is to unplug. Consider making your retreat a digital detox
Find a Venue
Whether you’re aiming for outdoorsy adventures or a pampered experience, location is key to an epic retreat. Here are some of our “California Collection” faves:
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Extraordinary settings help foster teamwork in a fun, relaxing environment while increasing camaraderie and productivity. Focusing on not just what needs to be achieved in your company, but rather on the value of the people who help achieve those goals, ensures your investment has a powerful and lasting impact.
Ian’s journey to Team Retreatz began in the late 1990s when he spent seven years running a 650-employee company that provided youth sports programming to a variety of professional sports organizations including Major League Soccer, the NFL and Jack Nickalus’ Golden Bear International.
After getting married in 2006, he traded the grind of 100,000+ flight miles a year for the short commute to a private Bay Area University, where he led several capital fundraising campaigns and saw the institution through its transition to NCAA Division II.
In 2009, seeking to break free from the constraints of academic bureaucracy, he launched a business development practice to pursue his true passion and purpose: helping business leaders plan more strategically, grow more reliably, and maximize the talent within their companies. His first business book, “Replacing the Rainmaker,” published in 2015, was an homage to six years spent in the trenches with an amazing collection of business visionaries.
Today, fusing three decades of executive and entrepreneurial experience, Ian helps entrepreneurs get more from every aspect of their businesses by facilitating memorable out-of-office gatherings that ignite creativity, passion and productivity, and coaching individuals to re-tool their career and live their best lives.
Ian holds an MBA in strategic leadership from Dominican University of California, and a bachelor’s degree in sports science from the University of Northumbria. His passions include exercise, golf, family, and travel. A native of England, he lives in Palm Desert, California, with his wife and teenage daughter.
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