Where better than the Greek island of Andros for our annual I Feel Good! experience? The northernmost of the Cyclades archipelago is the stuff postcards are made of. Its green rugged terrain offset by pristine blue waters is the perfect setting for our retreat.
The program, combining leadership training, personal development, and peer knowledge exchange, is designed by leaders, for leaders. Our focus is to help you improve YOU and your business. You’ll master new self-improvement tools and exchange knowledge with your peers. This is your chance to engage in coaching discussions, rejuvenate, take stock of your personal achievements, and work on your leadership style.
With the help of the peak performance tools Paul talks about in his latest book, Demigods, Aliens, and Ordinary People, you’ll master goal setting, imagery, belief and commitment, and persistence. You’ll learn to master fear and recognize the importance of heroes in our lives.
And we’ll be doing more than exercising our minds; we’ll be taking care of our bodies, too. Yoga, walking, trekking, and swimming are all part of the agenda. Don’t worry, we’ll leave the marathons to the Olympians; our exercises are geared for all levels.
We also have a spousal program! Or, if you want to keep this strictly business, then consider bringing loyal team members as form of reward or retention. Why not bring your management team since we can accommodate this for you as well!
We’re hijacking the words of Leonidas I, king of the Greek city-state of Sparta – Molon Labe! When Xerxes I demanded that the Spartans surrender their weapons, he replied Molon Labe – come and get them!
We’re flipping his defiance into an invitation to you, Molon labe! Come and take these tools and lessons, take this opportunity to recharge, and return home with fine-tuned skills, ready for your next battle in business.
Just two hours from Athens, the mountainous island of Andros is a very popular destination noted for its beaches, food, and picturesque villages. More fertile and greener than the rest of the Cyclades, the island is a hiker’s paradise.
As some of the best places in Andros are reached off-road, you might want to think about renting a car. The capital Chora is home to neoclassical mansions, a marbled town square, and many interesting museums dedicated to contemporary art, folklore, and archeology. Many tourists are drawn to the tavernas and cafés in the seaside town of Batsi.
The island is edged with stunning beaches like Vitali, Zorkos, Achla, and Pidima tis Grias. If you’re a water sports enthusiast, head for Xrisi Akti, Kypri, and Agios Petros.
Six kilometres from Chora, at the foot of Mount Petalo, lies the village of Menites, famous for its spring waters. The remains of the fifth-century fortified city are still visible in the island’s ancient capital, Paleopoli, which enchants tourists with its marketplace, theater, temples, and altars. Head inland for some serious trekking and the majestic waterfalls of Pithara and nearby Sariza.
Hotel Perrakis is perfectly placed right next to the sea in the small village of Kypri, by its sandy beach and turquoise waters. The livelier resort of Batsi is 4km away, which has a little fishing harbour and maze of narrow streets. The port of Gavrio is also close by.
Enjoy diving in the pool, relaxing at the Beach Bar, experiencing the flavours of the Mediterranean cuisine at the Cyclades Restaurant. Comfortable and elegant reception areas, amazing views of the blue Aegean Sea from all 44 of the rooms, and a staff that will make sure you experience the famous Greek hospitality first hand.
All rooms are bright and spacious and are looking out over the sea with elegant décor and comfortable furnishings throughout the hotel.
Standard rooms – double/twin with a balcony, flat screen TV, AC mini fridge, hair dryer, safety box and free Wi-Fi access. Can accommodate 2 adults and 1 child.
Superior Sea View Rooms – double/twin with a large balcony, small sitting room area, AC, flat screen TV, ipod dock, mini fridge, hair dryer, safety box, Wi-Fi access. Can accommodate 3 adults or 2 adults and 2 children. They are considered to be some of the most beautiful rooms on the island of Andros with amazing views.
The Blue Bar features blue and white furniture providing an elegant setting with panoramic views of the glistening sea on the veranda.
The Cyclades restaurant, one of the most popular in Andros specialises in Greek and Mediterranean cuisine, fresh fish delicacies and creative local dishes.
There is an on-site organised scuba diving centre with all the necessary equipment to plan a magical dive into the amazing waters around Andros, there is also windsurfing available on the beach next door to the hotel.
Our method is simple: Learn. Discuss. Kick back. That’s it. We provide the substance, you provide the synthesis. This is an opportunity to sustain coaching discussions with Paul Renaud, sample new techniques that help you grow, share business practices and challenges with fellow guests, and all in a convivial setting.
• Plan and become a better version of you through Peak performance tools, wellbeing exercises, and self-expression.
• Set benchmarks for self-improvement in areas you can control.
• Discover the benefits of neuroscience.
• Test and adopt concepts that resonate with you.
• Review and sustain the changes adopted in your coaching sessions.
• Identify the potential barriers to change.
• Learn from others on how to ensure change.
• Benefit from pragmatic take-aways and shared experiences..
• Discover the benefits of wellbeing and feeling good for you and for your business.
• Incorporate daily exercises and challenges into your routine.
• Experience the food, customs, history, culture, and passion of the island of Andros.
• Create networking opportunities.
Our Yoga instructor uses traditional Pranayama and Hatha yoga and welcomes all levels, from novices to more experienced yoga enthusiasts.
Peak performance tools, breathing exercises, and wellbeing are designed to be fun, practical, and applicable to your personal and business life. All activities are adapted to the level of each participant.
€3400 + VAT / participant *
€3200 + VAT / participant for 3 participants and more
Spouse or partner package: Excludes coaching and team facilitation: €1950 +VAT
Deposit to book your place, non-refundable: €1400 + VAT. Final balance due 30 days before the event start date
* COVID considerations: We are in constant touch with the Greek authorities to monitor tourist restrictions and keep you informed of any changes. If the event is cancelled because the border is closed to tourists, deposits will be refunded.
Please be aware that the Greek authorities may ask for additional COVID tests (currently free) or vaccination proof at the border.
3-day executive program, hotel accommodation for 4 nights.
Meals including 4 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners. **
The activities included in the program (yoga, trekking, and workshops).
A 1:1 follow-up coaching session via Zoom, with Paul Renaud, two months after the retreat.
Use of hotel/location premises (beach, pool, trekking area).
Yoga equipment (mats and ropes).
All transfers and transportation to/from airport (taxi + ferry) to hotel, transportation on the island.
** Some agenda changes to the menu may be adjusted because of COVID considerations.
Tips, alcohol, and drinks outside of meals
Extra stay and travel outside of the program
Flight to/from Athens airport
From outside Greece, fly to Athens airport. From there, it’s a 30-minute drive to Rafina port for a two-hour ferry trip the island of Andros.
Here’s what our guests had to say about the ‘I Feel good’ experience 2021:
Paul J.R. Renaud is a Professional Certified Coach (PCC), Networking specialist, TEDx Speaker, and author. Driven to help people perform above expectations, he coaches individuals, teams, and organizations. At the intersection of doing what he enjoys and what he’s destined to do, he facilitates complete client transformation while embracing change.
With a career that spans 37+ years in business, Paul has worked at senior management and executive levels and coached multinationals such as Adobe, Bitdefender, Coca-Cola, Endava, Fokker, Google, ING Bank, ORTEC, Philips, Toyota, UPS, and other great clients. He has lived and worked in Asia, South America, North America, Europe, and Africa.
His latest book Demigods, Aliens and Ordinary People highlights 14 tools of Peak performance. His previous book A Networking Book, is available on Amazon.com and Audible.com. His I Feel Good newsletter deals with coaching and peak performance.
Maria Andrei has been an Artistic Director for TV shows and productions and a Fashion and Beauty director with magazine such as Cosmopolitan, Beau Monde, Burda, and Eve. As a Wardrobe designer, she has worked with some of the best brands and production teams on the local and international market.
Most recently, she has focused on writing about lifestyle. Described as a “walking billboard for the Greek Islands,” Maria has a deep knowledge of the country and has mastered the language.
She is passionate about the food, customs, history, and culture of Greece. For spouses and partners not participating in the full program, Maria will be happy to tour and show our guests shopping areas and other island attractions.
Kim has an MBA from 1993 worked at C-level in Sales and Marketing prior to building his own consultancy in 2015. From here he has expanded his outreach globally within three main services: executive coaching, workshops focusing on commercial leadership, and headhunting.
Kim’s core competencies are leadership and commercial excellence honed in foodtech, life science, biotech, medtech, and cleantech.
Today, Kim helps companies establish a strong performance-based, commercial platform through Value Based Business comprising executive coaching, neuroscience, and a feedback culture based on emotional and conversational intelligence.