“Empowering Yourself: On the Slopes, in Life and in your Career”
We tailor make an itinerary that suits each group, and include as many meals, life coaching, Birkman assessment indoor sessions etc as each group requests.
The Aspen Divas and a team of experienced executive and life coaches bring you a unique experience in skiing - combining the practice of skiing with the art of risk taking and learning. Challenge your current paradigm of what is possible for you in life using the slopes as a tool to support you in your growth. Your coaches will ensure that this is achieved in a safe and supportive environment, allowing you to expand your comfort zone effortlessly.
The focus of this workshop will be to give participants a skiing experience with a difference. It is based on the premise that people learn best when they trust each other, and feel safe to try out new ideas without judging themselves or being judged by others. The workshop brings together the practice of skiing with the art of learning.
Objectives Work with fellow skiers, ski instructors, and executive and life coaches to
Improve your skiing technique and enhance your comfort on challenging slopes
Differentiate between perfection and excellence
Identify your performance zone
Know your strengths and create new possibilities for action.
Build trust in self and others
Develop a positive perspective and strategy for expanding your boundaries on the slopes and in life
Know your strengths in dealing with challenges and leverage them
Listen to yourself and others
Learn how to build a supportive community through forming Pacing Partners™
Unique Elements of the Program
Focus on coaching and empowerment
Individuals learn their ideal environment for expanding their comfort zone through taking the renowned Birkman Instrument
Learning by doing
Indoor reflective learning and outdoor action oriented learning
Team activities for high impact learning
One-on-one coaching sessions
Example of Ski Week Schedule - Custom Design your Own Special Diva Ski Week Evening Reception
7:00 to 9:00 PM
Meet and greet for ski instructors, coaches and participants – informal discussion on what are your goals for these four days?
Meet and Greet
Short introduction from Georgie and Kathryn about the program background and Kathryn explain approach to coaching
What is coaching? Explain and give out coaching sign-up sheet
Formation of groups based on information from registration form
Give out and explain self-awareness journals
7:30 – 8:30 AM Breakfast
9:00 AM – 1:00 PM Skiing
Lunch at Sun Deck
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM Learning how to stretch…comfortably. This unit will explain the Birkman and the concept of the four performance zones: blah, comfort, stretch, and yikes zone. To continue to improve in life, at work, and on the slopes, you need to get comfortable taking risks. The keys to getting comfortable are to learn the boundaries of your stretch zone and to form a supportive group of Pacing Partners.
A core principle of this program is that self-understanding is the springboard for individual growth. The goal of this session is to unlock the personal potential of each participant through increased understanding of their approach to taking risks and managing stress reactions. We believe learning how to manage pressure and stress is critical to enhancing one’s ability to take risks with confidence.
You will get there by reviewing the results of your Sports Grid which is based on the renowned Birkman Method, one of the most respected and valued behavioral assessments tools. It will provide insights into your ideal environment for expanding your boundaries in terms of support and motivation from others and what happens when your needs don’t get met under stress. Individuals will develop strategies and tactics based on their Sports Grid for how to leverage your strengths and interests and practice to their motivational needs which will make taking risks easier and more enjoyable.
Day Two Demo, Videotaping, and Coaching
8:00 - 8:30 AM Breakfast
8:45 AM - 3:00 PM Groups depart for Snowmass, Buttermilk or Ajax for Skiing Participants will be videotaped on the ski slopes. They will receive one-on-one coaching from the Divas. Building on the extensive experience of the Divas, who will provide state of the art feedback on skiing techniques, this unit provides a unique opportunity to receive ski instruction as well as have conversations with the life coaches to open up new territories for learning and action.
Participants will have the opportunity to try out new equipment.
5:00-6:00 PM Review of the Day Participants review and share their experience of getting comfortable in the stretch zone. What worked and what were the results? What was more challenging? Participants write in their journals.