A Break for Renewal, Peace and Purpose
To the uninitiated, Bali is a place for surfing, massages, and Indonesian cuisine. However, for those who have taken the time to immerse themselves in the local culture and perhaps live in Bali, they quickly realize that Bali is a magical destination with a local culture that is perhaps one of the most content and peaceful on the planet.
This Abroad Quest takes us to magical Ubud, the spiritual hub of Bali and its cultural heart. It is known as a place of transformation and renewal for those with tired minds and souls. Ubud literately translates to medicine.
In the center of Ubud is the mother temple where two rivers meet, called a Sangam in Hindu - a place of deep healing and symbolic of the process that Abroad aims to provide for its participants.
Our Quest will begin from emerald green rice fields and we will make our way to the holy water spring fed pools for our final purification. You will first be staying at an intimate ethnic villa Blue Karma, followed by the opulent Como Shambhala Estate, both of which you will experience the essence of Balinese culture and wisdom.
World-Class Executive Education
On your Quest you will also receive the finest executive education from top professors and executive coaches. Our lead expert for this Quest is Dr. Daniel Cordaro, former Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. He will be joined by Justin Milano, CEO of Abroad and International Executive Coach to top entrepreneurs and CEO's (see bios below).
What’s different about our ExecEd is our focus on developing the whole human. By the end of this Quest, it is our promise that you will learn skills to connect deeply to yourself, find a new source of fulfillment within, and use that fuel to enhance your leadership and professional impact in the world. Our ExecEd is a combination of practical business training and self-discovery.
For more information, see the curriculum overview, photos and frequently asked questions below.
Cheers to your transformation...
The Abroad Team
6 nights stay in beautiful accommodations
ExecEd for self awareness, leadership, purpose and mindset development
Mind-blowing cultural immersion and selfless service experiences
Rejuvenation and spa treatments
Session with a senior executive coach to empower your personal mission
All meals and non-alcoholic drinks
Community dinners with inspiring guest speakers sharing their knowledge on Hinduism, culture and karmic service
Powerful professional networking and collaboration opportunities
Comprehensive travel insurance policy
90-minute online group forum post the Quest
Dedicated local concierge
Put simply, once you arrive in Bali, we take care of the rest
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Dates & Pricing
Aug 4-10, 2019
($10,000/£7,700 pp): Based on single occupancy
*$15,000 USD double occupancy
*$5,000 USD for upgrade to luxury accommodation throughout
Scholarships are available for non-profit and emerging leaders. Contact us to apply.
Full Payment Required to Reserve Limited Spots
75% refund if cancelled 60+ days prior to arrival; 50% refund if cancelled 30+ days prior to arrival. Within 30 days we will do our best.
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Curriculum Highlights & Faculty
Leader’s Journey: Live Your Courageous Story
Professor Michelle Buck from Northwestern's Kellogg School of Management brings innovative methods for leaders to crystallize their story and purpose so they can lead with greater courage, compassion, and alignment.
She’s worked with organizations in the profit and nonprofit sector, and for the past 18 years has co-facilitated the “Soul of Leadership” course at Kellogg with Deepak Chopra. Her commitment in all her work is to enable leaders to change the way they think of themselves, how they work, and how they relate to others to unlock their maximum potential for service and impact.
Wisdom: Mindfulness & Contentment
As you crystallize your missions and uncover new inspiration, Dr. Daniel Cordaro - CEO of the Contentment Foundation and former Director of Wellbeing at the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence - will guide you through ancient wisdom practices to understand your true nature and connect to the deeper meaning of life. As your mind and soul experience rejuvenation on the deepest levels, you will cultivate a sense of unconditional self acceptance and mental balance you previously deemed impossible. From this place of awareness, you will develop selfless service mindsets that facilitate the conditions for global impact.
Mindset Development: Executive Coaching
The most successful people in the world are concerned about the notion of mission and purpose. They continually ask questions about where they are going, and where we are going as a species. While you attend Michelle and Dan’s sessions, you will have the opportunity to meet 1:1 with Justin to transform any mindsets that are preventing you from leading with greater courage, compassion, and purpose. As a bonus, the work we do in these sessions will also unlock new paths to wellbeing, creativity, and innovation during a time where digital transformation and startup disruption are on the minds of senior executives.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I bring my spouse and kids?
Yes, that would be wonderful, and we welcome your spouse to attend the ExecEd sessions. In fact, during our recent Bhutan Quest family members attended all our ExecEd sessions.
What will we discuss during my 30-minute interview?
During the required 30-minute interview, our CEO will learn a bit more about your personal goals, challenges and opportunities. The call is designed to determine if this is the right experience for you, or if another coaching or educational opportunity is better.
Is the curriculum customized?
Yes, our curriculum and coaching is designed to be adaptable. Each day during the Quest our faculty will meet to discuss the unique needs of our group, and if any adjustments need to be made. In this way, it will be fully customized, relevant, and as directly helpful toward accomplishing your personal and professional goals as possible.
What will I be learning?
Our faculty is chosen for their demonstrated expertise and track record in their area of domain expertise.
How do you choose your locations?
We carefully select the destinations for Abroad Quests based on the extraordinary outdoor activities, scenery, suitable luxurious accommodations, and the opportunity to experience enlightening local cultures. Through immersion experiences, our group learns about what exactly makes people happy in some of the most content cultures in the world.
What is the size of the cohort?
We limit cohort sizes to 15-20 main participants to ensure everyone experiences focused personal and professional transformation. This also makes it easier to form meaningful relationships with other participants. By the end of the Quest, it is our hope that you form friendships and professional collaborations that last a lifetime.
Who will be on the trip with me?
The group will include senior leaders and influencers from top organizations throughout the world. Expect high-net worth individuals, C-Suite execs, partners at major financial institutions, emerging leaders, and their families.
Are my flights included?
No. You will need to arrange your flights to Bali (DPS).
Do I have to stay at the chosen hotels?
Yes, you are required to stay at the same place as other participants, since many meaningful relationships are formed during the peaceful hours before bed on property. Breaking up participants diminishes the experience.
Who will be my Executive Coach?
We pair you with the appropriate executive coach based on the personal and professional needs identified during the interview process, or based on what’s coming up for you during the Quest experience.
What does the dedicated local concierge do?
Our local concierge is responsible for making sure you don't have to think about anything other than your personal and professional growth. Your Abroad Quest is a high-touch seamless travel experience made possible by our local concierge and all the wonderful locals we work with.
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Our Social Impact: For every Abroad cohort, we sponsor an underprivileged elementary school to receive wellbeing training with the Contentment Foundation. The wellbeing of our society begins with the wellbeing of future generations. To learn more about this initiative, click here.