Why taking a break as a leader is so important.


Each of you have probably experienced this once in your lifetime: going away to a natural environment, hiking for few days, using the water of a creek.

Because of the high pressure of the business environment and your responsibilities, it is hard to remain focused and centered.

Several times in my life I chose to go away from my day to day, as I was feeling overwhelmed by responsibilities. From 1998 to 2001, as I was the General Manager of a medium size organization in Europe, I attended an International Leadership Development Program. Each session was held in a different part of the world so diverse as Tuscany, Bruges, and Baja California. As I had to entirely finance this program, I believe it has been the best gift I ever gave to myself.

It woke me up and made me reconnect with my potential and inner self. Being pushed by circumstances to become a leader is one thing, to make the step to find out who you really are is a true journey. It is a responsibility each of us should take, as many people’s lives are dependant upon us!

Being in charge makes it easy to lose control of your life as you are on the spot and very much in demand.

Treating yourself well in taking the time to give yourself this amazing gift of few days off to retreat and question yourself is an amazing experience and so rewarding.

The most amazing effects of it are the following:

  • Your rediscover things you have forgotten, like the very simple things such as fresh water, which we take for granted. It drives you back to your inner balance: body, mind, spirit, and emotions.
  • You reconnect with your true self, your creativity, and start again to look at all the possibilities in yourself and in your environment.
  • You benefit from the resources of others that you did not even know existed.
  • You open again your heart and your eyes to the beauty around you which is a tremendous source of joy.

It is the reason why I made the huge step of moving from France four years ago to create Turning Points Journey: a Leadership Development Company, in cooperation with Navajo Native Americans.

My call is to support Senior Executives in their endeavors. One of the ways I do this, besides Executive Coaching for Business Leaders and Executive Teams, is to provide them with leadership retreat opportunities in the Canyon de Chelly, Arizona. We partner with Navajo Native Americans who still know many things we have forgotten.

We work with small groups of a maximum of 8 participants, to ensure a good group dynamic and enough attention to each participant.

For information about the program and dates, please contact:

USA  Edith Samouillet + 1 303 317 3265 esam@turningpointsjourney.com


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