GET READY FOR A FABULOUS CHANGE!
Begin each day with sunrise walks and poolside yoga. Delight in the grace of Curaçao's natural beauty while nestled in a seaside villa high above the Caribbean waters. Enjoy local fare prepared by our private chef.
Through a carefully curated collection of island experiences (think snorkeling, art galleries and and beach hopping), discover renewed energy for the coming year.
As each year brings new promise, what promises will you need help with? In this intimate group setting, explore issues, trends and answers specifically with you in mind. Schedule your private consultation with Executive Coach, Angela Durham and make 2023 your best year ever.
WELCOME TO THE INVITATIONAL
This fun, all-inclusive, five-day regenerative leadership experience is designed to empower, encourage and engage women in bringing their personal leadership to their communities. The Invitational is a resource for women who have had to navigate tremendous change over the past several years and provides concentrated space to focus and realign one's resources with the changing landscape. Participants will meet with Angela before arrival to discuss personal goals and provide a context for the 5 days of leadership-level briefings, personal reflection, group feedback and action planning to come. During the Invitational, participants are hosted in a luxurious, private villa in Curaçao while enjoying daily cultural excursions and delicious local fare prepared by our chef!
WHAT TO EXPECT
Wonderful things WILL happen!
Explore new opportunities for personal leadership
Identify personal and professional priorities
Explore new tools for energy and focus
Strengthen resources for personal resilience
Develop a personal roadmap for the coming year
Expand their personal support system
If you have questions about if this is a good fit for you, please schedule a call!
Wednesday, January 11 (Arrival Day 1):
We convene at 4pm at Curaçao's Hato International Airport. Our driver will transport us to a private villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea in Westpunt. Get to know your island mates Dushi-Style with a casual reception and welcome dinner.
Thursday, January 12 (Day 2):
Start the morning with a yoga stretch or a lap in our private pool. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before heading into our topics for the day. In case you’re still wondering what’s on everyone’s mind, we’re talking about Women! Specifically, the State of Women in 2023 - and how we bring our leadership presence to meet the moment. The is our time to discuss the issues, trends and possible answers for us and our communities.
Later that afternoon, we join Lusette Verboom for a private reception at Gallery Alma Blou. As the owner and curator of the largest and oldest art gallery on the island, she'll share her experience building the gallery into what it is today in the historic Landhuis Habaai. We'll also meet some of the artists she represents and the influences for their work. The Gallery Alma Blou, like Curaçao, sits at the heart of the Caribbean and represents a wide variety of artistic styles, ranging from colorful folk to the more classically inspired. The evening promises to delight and illuminate Curaçao's rich history.
Still decompressing from the holidays? Gearing up for the coming year? Then come back to our villa after dinner and enjoy an amazing sunset with a glass of wine - or better yet, Curaçao!
Friday, January 13 (Day 3):
Morning sunrise is my favorite time to reflect. Join me for a cup of coffee or to simply take in the ocean views.
After breakfast, we deep dive into areas that require our personal leadership. What insights are we bringing into the new year? How are we empowering and engaging those around us? How do we build our own resilience?
Of course, we’ll need to refuel with a proper lunch before heading out to explore Curaçao’s world renown marine life located only minutes away. Enjoy beach hopping and snorkeling at Grote Knip, arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the island.
As the evening sets, we’ll conclude the day over dinner and drinks prepared by the wonderful Chef Housen!
Saturday, January 14 (Day 4):
By now, you know where your favorite hammock is and will find yourself reflecting on all the sights and sounds of the previous days. You ask yourself, "What’s next?"
We head out early for a walking tour of old-town Willemstad. We learn about Kaya Kaya and the famed murals located throughout Otrobanda. We cross the Queen Emma bridge into the historic Punda neighborhood. Ensconced between colorful buildings, small shops and funky vibes, we savor the Dutch influence over lunch in this UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit local shop owners and enjoy flavorful refreshments before heading back for a refreshing dip in the pool.
In our afternoon roundtable, we encourage bold visioning and support each other’s growth by exploring, “What resources do we have to be more impactful? What new habits will support me in the coming year?”
Our final evening together will be a celebration for sure! A 5 course masterpiece of a dinner, served by Chef Brandon, will give us ample opportunity to acknowledge the magic of the moment.
Sunday, January 15 (Departure Day 5):
We’ll say fond farewells over morning breakfast by the pool before boarding group transportation to the airport. At this point, we’ll return the keys to our wonderful hosts, Ingrid and Ivan!
We'll be staying at the luxurious VistaMar, a spacious villa in Coral Cliff, Santa Martha. VistaMar’s seven bedrooms graciously accommodate up to 18 guests. We'll enjoy breathtaking ocean views from every bedroom, superior comfort and an experience which sets VistaMar apart from any hotel on the island.
MEET ANGELA DURHAM
The 2023 Women's Invitational is being hosted by Angela Durham of Redwood Consulting Partners. She has been a tireless advocate for lifting women's voices through mentorship and in leadership development programs e.g. CALIBR Global Leadership Symposium, Paradigm for Parity®, Pacesetters for the Financial Women's Association and OASIS at Rutgers University.
As to why RCP is hosting the invitational, she shares this point of view, "In all the programs I've worked with, time has been especially precious for women - and even more so during the pandemic. Their worlds have been upended. This opportunity to step back and think about themselves, away from work and family is rare and yet so powerful. If companies hope to retain women's leadership at this critical point, they need to support them in this way."
Redwood Consulting Partners provides executive coaching and leadership consulting to teams around the world. For more information, please contact us at Info@RedwoodConsultingPartners.com