When people connect genuinely and are given the space to see and hear one another, the most surprising and magical outcomes unfold.
Join us in on the beautiful Big Island of Hawaii for a retreat of wisdom changemakers.
Step out of the busy world of constant activity.
Connect more fully with yourself and nature.
Listen deeply to what is emerging for you in life and work as you move forward.
Whether you are from the corporate world, non-profit community, education, or work independently, join us for 3 days in Hawaii for contemplative practices, great conversations, hiking, paddle boarding, swimming, and a chance to rest and recharge in a community of fellow changemakers.
If you work to create a better world and have always wanted to connect deeply with others who are doing the same… If you sometimes feel burnout and overwhelmed with modern life, and need time to renew refresh your resolve...
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We will use the majestic Big Island of Hawaii as the backdrop for our conversations, with excursions and outdoor activities to better understand ourselves, the world we live in, and others from around the globe.
If you work to create a better world and have always wanted to connect deeply with others who are doing the same…
If you sometimes feel burnout and overwhelmed with modern life, and need time to renew refresh your resolve...
*All workshops, activities and meals are included in ticket price
The Wisdom 2.0 Retreat will be held on the Kohala Coast at the beautiful Fairmont Orchid hotel on the Big Island. An ideal location to enjoy natural surroundings while diving more deeply into conversations about our greater purposes in the world, and the intersects that exist in all of our efforts.
Most of the earth's climate zones are represented on the Big Island, from arid coastal and desert areas, to lush old-growth rainforests and alpine mountain slopes, presenting a wondrous diversity of landscape and experience.
The Big Island of Hawaii has long been known as the healing island. According to Hawaiian legends, Hawaii's Big Island is the home of Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of fire. The spirit of Pele has a way of cutting through blockages and bringing to light innermost yearnings.
What is the cost?
$1,250 Non-Profit Early Bird
$1,600 Early Bird
For scholarship inquiries, please fill out the Scholarship application here.
What does the conference registration cover?
Entrance to this unique event, including breakfast, lunch, and dinner at the hotel Friday, Saturday and breakfast on Sunday.
What does it not include?
Travel, including airfare, and hotel room nights. You will be sent an email after you register with the choice of discounted room nights. You can select from a number of different room options that best serves you. If you want to share a room, we can help you connect with other attendees who also want to do so. Room rates begin at $219.
Which hotel can I stay at?
Fairmont Orchid on the Big Island. We have a discounted hotel block at the hotel. Please visit this link here. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you're interested in a room share.
Will you have scholarships?
Yes, we plan to have a limited amount of partial scholarships. Please fill out the Scholarship application here.
Who will I meet?
Last year, we had broad range of people from Twitter and Facebook to the Hawn Foundation to various finance professionals, consultants, non-profits, and education.
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Mindfulness Educator, Author, Executive Coach
Michelle Gale, MA, is a mindfulness teacher and former head of learning and leadership development for Twitter who teaches parents to better connect with their kids by first connecting with themselves. She works in schools, communities, and corporations and is the author of the new book “Mindful Parenting in a Messy World.”
In addition to her board work with the Holistic Life Foundation she is currently an advisor to the Mindful Schools, Wisdom 2.0 and Tilt365. Michelle is also a Strategic Partner with The Trium Group and WisdomLabs.
Michelle received her M.A in Psychology from Meridian University and her undergraduate degree from Florida State University where she studied Child Development. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and two sons, who are by far her greatest life teachers.
CEO, Search Inside Yourself
Rich Fernandez is CEO of the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute, a non-profit organization developed at Google that now offers mindfulness and emotional intelligence programs to communities and organizations around the world. He is also the co-founder of Wisdom Labs, an organization that brings the science of mindfulness, resilience and thriving into organizations.
Rich formerly served as the director of executive development at Google, and prior to that was head of learning and organization development at eBay. Rich also has a decade of experience as a learning and leadership development executive in the financial services sector – at J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. and Bank of America.
Rich’s leadership brings together the best of mindfulness training and scientific research to create programs that benefit lives at work and at home.
A trained psychologist, Rich received his PhD from Columbia University with a focus on organizational psychology. He is an author and frequent contributor to Harvard Business Review, a neuroscience enthusiast, and a long-time mindfulness practitioner and teacherx