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“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.

Benefits
  • 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?

Introduction

  • 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
  • Share agenda
  • Formation of groups based on information from registration form
  • Give out and explain self-awareness journals

                                                           Day One

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.

4:30 PM – 6:30 PM   Optional executive coaching sessions (45 minutes each)

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.  

6:00- 7:30 PM
Optional Individual Coaching Sessions

                                                                        
          Day Three

8:00 – 9:00 AM
Optional: First Tracks/Individual Coaching

9:00 – 10.30 AM
Breakfast and Closing Comments and Evaluations

10:00 – 11:00 noon
Forming Pacing Partners™:  Pair participants with diverse styles so they can coach each other, share needs and collaborate on the slopes.

11:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Skiing and Lunch
Group Photo

5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  
Review of the day

5:00 – 7:00 PM
Optional Individual Coaching Sessions

7:00 PM
Drinks and Dinner
Sample Diva Ski Week Schedule
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