Our Spring 2020 Wildly Successful Retreat will be held
May 29, 30, & 31
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Register below if you are ready to start making conscious decisions about your life and work.  

 

Wildly Successful Retreat FAQs

 
Program Details
 
How is the program set up?
 
The Wildly Successful program is run several times a year.  To accommodate a variety of participant schedules, needs, and locations, we have several different program set-ups.  These include our:
 
  • Wildly Successful 3-day Weekend Retreat | includes facilitated learning, peer dialogue, personal reflection, yoga & meditation, a Shamanic Healing Circle, and equine guided self-discovery at the zen-like Azadeh Acres.
  • Wildly Successful Workbook | Independent Study (coming February 2020)*

  • Wildly Successful Coaching Series | Self-Paced Workbook, Videos & 1-hour coaching call  - (coming February 2020)*

 
Whatever program you choose, all are designed to lead you through a self-discovery process that helps you shift perceptions, make more conscious choices, and put what you learn into practice.  And all include access to a safe, private, and moderated Facebook group for Wildly Successful participants and graduates to share ideas, garner support, and connect with each other. 
 
* Does not include work with the horse herd or Sharolyn Wandzura, Ears Forward Coaching, although this can be booked privately by contacting Sharolyn directly at www.earsforward.com .
What is the cost of the program?
 
The cost of the program varies based on which program you choose, whether you come with a friend (Bring a Friend Discount), are a VIP client of either HIP Strategic Consulting or Ears Forward Coaching (loyalty pays! existing clients should connect with us to learn how to get their reduced rate), and when you register (early bird registrants save money!).  Best to check out our individual program offerings on our Book Online page to see pricing.  
 
What can I hope to explore, examine, and practice while I'm attending the program? 
 
The Wildly Successful program isn't so much about learning, as it is about exploring, examining, shifting, and practicing what in most cases you already know.  
 
  • It's about bringing our unconscious values to the forefront so that we can make more conscious decisions.  
  • It's about understanding what we are working towards and how we want to frame the journey to our ideal life.  
  • It's about painting a clear picture of what is and what is not okay in terms of boundaries, choices, decisions, and expectations.  
  • It's about understanding that while we need to work hard to achieve our goals, often working smarter and focusing on our goals, doing the right activities will get us closer to the intentions we set for ourselves.  
  • It's about knowing that balance between our personal and professional lives is about managing self-expectations, saying 'no' with confidence, and only taking on activities that bring us joy or move us towards our ideal life.  
  • It's about knowing who we are at the core, and honouring that individual - the good, the bad, and the ugly - without self-judgment or shame.  
  • It is about embracing who we each are, the unique "magic" we bring to the world, celebrating ourselves and the small steps we are taking to achieve our dreams.
 
It's about becoming #wildlysuccessful on our own terms!  And being able to do that requires that we are intimately familiar with who we are, what we want, what we are willing to flex on and what we are not, and where we are going - both personally and professionally.  It requires that we dig deep, be brutally honest with ourselves, and be open to new ideas and perspectives.  
 
What kinds of activities can I expect to do during the program?
 
The Wildly Successful program uses a combination self-reflection based on worksheets, journal prompts, and questions, peer-based conversations and exploration, mastermind techniques, and accountability processes to help participants define who they are, where they want to go, how they will get there, and how they will hold themselves accountable.  
 
This personal and group work is further supported by relevant topic-specific videos and articles found online, videos from the facilitators, and a safe, private, and moderated Facebook group for current and past Wildly Successful participants.  
Where are the face-to-face sessions held?
 
The face-to-face sessions are held at Azadeh Acres in Whonnock, Maple Ridge, British Columbia, a small and private hobby farm owned and operated by Sharolyn Wandzura of Ears Forward Coaching. The interior space is bright, cozy, and open allowing participants space to move around, group up or work independently.  The outside space is zen-like... a blend of formal outdoor seating areas, more relaxed gathering spaces, and beautiful gardens and trees.  Pictures to come.  Weather dependent, we will spend at least part of each session outside. 
 
What platform do you use to host the online sessions?
 
The Wildly Successful workbook and coaching series are hosted on HIP Strategic Consulting's Thinkific site (link coming soon) and coaching calls are held on the Zoom platform (you can check out the specific technical requirement at zoom.com). A strong internet connection is required for both Thinkific and Zoom to maximize your learning opportunities.   
 
More about the herd & interacting with the horses:
 
Which programs have me interacting with the Ears Forward Coaching herd of horses?
 
The 3-day face-to-face Wildly Successful Weekend Retreat program include on-the-ground interactions with the horses.  
 
Our online programs do not build this into the program, however, Sharolyn @ Ears Forward Coaching can be booked independently to do one-on-one sessions or if you are not local, may be able to connect you with another equine therapist.  
 
 
What if I am afraid of horses?
 
The herd - Mannah and Sweet Georgia Brown - are trained equine therapy horses and Sharolyn Wandzura (the herd master) is never far off!  Keep in mind the "herd therapy" does not involve riding the horses - it's more about being close to the horses, grooming them, and leading them through an obstacle course of your key growth areas.  
 
The joy of this program is that you choose to participate in this element of the program - you can decide to simply be an observer.  However, past participants have noted that interacting with the herd has helped them understand their sticky-points in new ways and to identify areas in which they are stuck that they were not aware of.  
 
While we may gently push you to participate in this portion of the program, you can say "no" and that no will be respected by co-participants and the facilitators.
 
What if I am allergic to horses?
 
Depending on the severity of your allergy, you can choose to participate in this element of the program or not. Even as an observer of other participants you will learn something... so the time won't be lost or wasted.  Whether you are allergic or not,  we recommend wearing gloves and long sleeves, taking your allergy medications if this is at all a concern, and only doing what you are comfortable doing with the horses.

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