May 6-8, 2018 in Eastern Townships, Quebec
Awaken your personalleadership!
Raise your awareness of the leader you are today and the one you want to be. The Pyxis Cultures team invites you to come take part in our first leadership retreat targeted to people that want to better define and build their personal leadership.
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About our retreat

This two and a half day retreat, in a warm and cozy ambiance, will focus on better knowing yourself as a leader. You will be part of a small intimate group with a maximum of twelve participants that will go through an enriching experience, in french, guided by two coaches. Through discussions, personal reflections and practical workshops, you will have the opportunity to become more aware of the leader you are now and to identify the leader that you want to become.

As a participant, here is what you can expect from the retreat:

  • You will explore different concepts and notions around leadership that will allow you to see yourself differently and better know yourself as a leader.
  • You will be in a safe space supported by two coaches where you will be able to openly share with other participants.
  • You will go through an experience that will take you out of your comfort zone and that will allow you to see new perspectives around leadership.
  • You will create a clear leadership declaration for yourself that will allow you to better guide your actions and behaviors in your life.
  • You will be inspired to become a better leader in your every day life following the experience you will have with us.
Why a closed retreat?

Why a closed retreat instead of a more traditional training course?

  • To create an immersive 2.5 day bubble for everyone.
  • To isolate you from the stress and distractions of your daily life.
  • To facilitate bonding between you and other participants and create a safe place to allow people to share their stories.
  • To offer you a calm and peaceful space for personal reflection.
Why should you register?

Are you…

  • Lit up by a strong desire to apply new skills and knowledge in your personal and professional lives?
  • Lit up by a personal project and you need a nudge to fully step into your leadership in the execution of this project?
  • A new leader in a company and you are looking to better understand yourself in order to be a better leader?
  • Ready to take some time for personal introspection and to question your fundamental beliefs around leadership?
  • Ready to learn new ways to increase your influence and leadership with your colleagues and other people that surround you?

If you answered a resounding YES to any or all of the questions above, we have the experience you are looking for!

Retreat Venue
Join us at the picturesque and cozy Auberge West Brome!

Located on 200 acres of picturesque farmland, the Auberge West Brome is situated along Route 139 just north of the village of West Brome, under ten kilometers from Cowansville, and just over an hour’s drive from Montréal.

The cost of the retreat includes a two-night stay in a Deluxe room featuring a beautiful fireplace and a queen bed. It also includes three meals a day at the Bistro of the Auberge.

Our Team
Here is the Pyxis Cultures team that will be hosting the retreat.

Steffan Surdek

Steffan is a much in demand leadership development coach and corporate trainer. He has always been driven to expand the notion of leadership to include each member of the team. As a widely recognized principal consultant, his work has a strong business impact, helping reshape business cultures and guiding them in becoming more collaborative and efficient.

Louise Kold-Taylor

Since 2008, Louise has been using disciplines of coaching, facilitation, complexity and systems thinking to focus on the human aspects of technology development and how people thrive and work together to solve complex problems. As an Agile Coach and Culture Change Consultant, she helps clients bring into their organizations more participative and human-centred ways of working.

Genevieve Siko

Geneviève, the founder of Cachet évènements, is our events coordinator at Pyxis Cultures. She is a driven and passionate collaborator, always making sure that everyone around her is well taken care of. She loves projects where she can use and hone her negotiation, representation and administrative skills. Her passion is bringing to life the events her clients dream about!

Retreat Schedule
Here is an overview of the retreat’s schedule. More details are coming soon!
Sunday May 6th

17:00 - 18:00

Participants check-in and registration

18:00 - 19:30

Group supper

19:30 - 21:00

Evening Reception and Introductions

Monday May 7th

07:00 - 8:30

Breakfast at the Bistro

08:30 - 12:00

Morning Session

  • What is personal leadership?
  • Introduction to Tribal Leadership
  • How are you known?

12:00 - 13:30

Group Lunch

13:30 - 18:00

Afternoon Session

  • Recognizing your way of being
  • Taking responsibility for your impact
  • The power of intentions
  • Perspectives in action

18:00 - 19:30

Group supper

19:30 - 21:00

Evening Session

  • How to live a designed life
  • Review of the first day

Tuesday May 8th

07:00 - 8:30

Breakfast at the Bistro

08:30 - 12:00

Morning Session

  • Your origin story
  • Your leadership and your values
  • Your personal leadership declaration

12:00 - 13:30

Group Lunch

13:30 - 16:30

Afternoon Session

  • Authentic leadership
  • Taking 100% responsibility for your life
  • Closing activity

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