The “I Feel Good” Experience is a chance to pursue coaching discussions, rejuvenate, take stock of your personal achievements and work on your leadership style, through the help of Peak performance tools in Cycladic Andros, Greece, which is idyllic, rugged, green boasting a wide array of blue pristine beaches.
This program is designed for leaders. Our focus is help you improve YOU, the business, learn new self-improvement tools, exchange knowledge with peers and walk away with pragmatic, easy-to-apply tools based on Paul Renaud’s new book called Demigods, Aliens and Ordinary People. The book covers a series of Peak performance tools including: Goal setting, imagery, belief and commitment persistence, fear and the importance of heroes in our lives.
During the I Feel Good Experience, we will sample mind exercises from the land of the great philosophers including mindfulness and meditation in addition to Yoga sessions. Every morning, these sessions will be short enough to try out and can be taken by people either familiar with mindfulness and yoga, or even novices.
Experience fitness every day in the land where the Olympics were born where some walking, hiking and swimming will be part of the agenda. No need to worry as we won’t be carrying out endurance tests or ultra-marathons! Exercises are geared for all levels.
“Molon Lave” was attributed to King Leonidas, leader of the 300 Spartans and this meant: “Come and take it”. We invite you to “come and take it” and return home feeling charged up with fine-tuned skills and ready for your next battle in business.
The mountainous island of Andros is located two hours from Athens. It is the northernmost of the Cyclades archipelago, a very popular destination for its beaches, food and spectacular villages. Andros is more fertile and greener then the rest of the Cyclades and has a very good network of trails, which makes it a hiker’s paradise.
Some of the best places in Andros are reached off-road, so a good idea is to rent a car. The capital Chora shows a bunch of mansions, in a neoclassical style, jutting out of the sea, with a marbled square, together with interesting museums dedicated to contemporary art, folklore and archeology. Batsi is a seaside town where almost all the tourists stay – a quiet place, with tavernas and coffee shops.
Andros beaches are quite stunning. Among them – Vitali, Zorkos, Achla, Pidima tis Grias. Some of them have facilities and you can practice watersports: Xrisi Akti, Kypri, Agios Petros.
The Menites village, located 6 kilometres from Chora, at the foot of Petalo mountain, is famous for its spring waters. Paleopoli is Andros’ ancient capital, which has remains of the 5th century fortified city, enchanting tourists with the marketplace, theatre, temples and altars. If you are a trekking fan, inland you will find the fantastic waterfalls of Pithara and another spring, 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.
• Exercises; tools; self-expression; breathing and well-being ( Meditation, yoga and self-expression).
• Planning and becoming the better version of you through Peak performance tools.
• Benchmarks for self-improvement:
- Areas that you can control,
- Benefits of Neuroscience,
- Testing and adopting concepts that resonate with you.
• Review and sustain the changes adopted in Coaching.
• What are the potential barriers to change?
• Learn from others on how to ensure change.
• Pragmatic take-aways and sharing experiences.
• Discover the benefits of well-being and feeling good for you and for business.
• Daily exercises. Surprise guests and challenges.
• Experience Andros food, customs, history, culture and passion.
• Enjoy the 3 Greek ‘S’: Sunshine, Sea and Sociability.
• Networking opportunities.
Arrival on Monday September 20, 2021
Dinner at hotel.
Our yoga instructor uses traditional Pranayama and Hatha Yoga, and all levels are welcome from novices to more experienced Yoga enthusiasts. Peak performance tools, breathing exercises, and well-being are designed to be fun, pragmatic and applicable to your personal and business life. All activities are adapted to the level of each participant.
If you’re not basking on the beautiful beaches of Andros you may also consider Trekking. Andros hosts some of the best trekking paths in Greece depending on your experience and endurance level.
EUR 3200 eu + VAT / participant *
EUR 3000 eu + VAT / participant for 2 participants;
EUR 2900 eu + VAT / participant for 3 participants and more.
Early Bird: EUR 2800 eu + VAT /participant. Offer valid till July 29, 2021 for the Sept. 20-24 event for the executive who registers and pays 100% upfront.
Spouse or partner package: Excludes coaching and team facilitation: 1850 eu +VAT
Deposit to book your place, non-refundable: 1200 Euros + VAT. Final balance due 30 days before event start date.
* Covid considerations: We will keep in touch with Greek authorities to monitor the conditions in which tourists can visit Greece and we will inform you. Should our event be cancelled due to the Greek border being closed to tourists, deposits will be reinbursed.
Please be aware that the Greek authorities may ask for additional COVID tests (currently free) or a vaccination proof at the border.
The main way to get to the location from outside of Greece is to fly to Athens airport, then a 30 minute drive to Rafina port. <br>
Then, a 2-hour ferry to Andros Island.
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 35+ 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 most recent book is called Demigods, Aliens and Ordinary People and it highlights 14 tools of Peak performance. He has also written, A Networking Book, is available on Amazon.com and Audible.com, and his I Feel Good newsletter deals with coaching and peak performance.
Maria Andrei’s experience is quite vast. She’s been an Artistic Director for several events, Fashion and Beauty director with some of the best magazine labels such as Cosmopolitan, Beau Monde, Burda, Eve and many others in addition to TV shows and TV productions. As a Wardrobe designer, she was working with some of the best brands and production teams on the local or international market.
Most recently, given her focus of writing about lifestyle, this includes a travel section in her website. Maria has a deep knowledge of Greece (speaking the language is really helpful). She has traveled throughout Greece and she has been called a “walking bill board for the Greek Islands”.
She is passionate about food, customs, history and the culture of Greece. For spouses and partners not participating in the full program of the experience, Maria will be happy to tour and show our guests shopping areas and other Andros island attractions.
Kim has an MBA from 1993 and has worked as C-level in Sales and Marketing prior to bulding his own consultancy in 2015. From here he has expanded his outreach globally within 3 main services; Executive coaching, Workshops focusing on commercial leadership and headhunting.
Kim’s core competencies are Leadership and Commercial Excellence. His experience is comes from following branches; Foodtech, Life Science, Biotech, Medtech, and Cleantech.
Today Kim helps companies establish a strong performance-based, commercial platform through Value Based Business comprising of Executive coaching, Neuoscience and a Feedback Culture based on Emotional and Conversational Intelligence.