The Adventure of a Lifetime
50 START Leaders and their guests recently returned from an adventure of a lifetime at the first-ever START Leadership Retreat in Cusco, Peru!
Event attendees from all over the world qualified for this trip during the promotional period that ran from September to December of 2018. It was an incredible experience filled with bucket-list worthy sight seeing, giving back to the local community, rich networking opportunities and leadership training. Check out an outline of what happened each day below!
Give Back Day: Day one of the trip kicked off with a Give Back Day! On April 8th, the group trekked to the top of the Andes mountains to the Amaru Community where Isagenix donated enough funds to build proper bathrooms and a large greenhouse for the children who live and learn there. These were major additions that were very needed and appreciated. In addition, Isagenix and Associates gifted suitcases filled with school supplies, educational games and more. The community was so thankful that they greeted everyone with music and a 30-minute-long show of dancing, singing, poetry and speeches. Erik Coover participated in a ceremony in which he blessed the new construction of the bathrooms and greenhouse by their tradition of breaking a bottle of champagne and flowers. To them, this is a tradition that brings luck and good fortune (or good working order) to the buildings.
Machu Picchu: On the second day of the START Leadership Retreat, the group traveled by bus and train to get to Machu Picchu! While exploring one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, winners enjoyed quality time connecting and building relationships with each other. This was a treasured day spent by the group, fully immersed in the local culture during their travels. Before heading back to the hotel, retreat winners had the opportunity to explore a local market.
Leadership Training/Finale Dinner: On the final day of the START Leadership retreat, the group gathered and participated in a mastermind style brainstorm and training session.
At the finale dinner, everyone had one last opportunity to connect with each other and build relationships that will last a lifetime. There, they were treated to traditional Peruvian cuisine such as quinoa, chicken, beef, alpaca, rice, pasta dishes and more!
Check out what some of the START Leadership Retreat winners had to say about the event:
“I’ve been a growing Aussie leader for years always watching the Americans who I look up to so to have the chance to sit with them and learn whilst growing a friendship is the key to us younger gen blowing this out of the park.” -Jackson Baum
“Everyone NEEDS to put the start retreat on their vision board! You get to meet and have such valuable conversations with the top start movers and shakers! You build friends all over the globe and share business ideas! The abundant mindset of the start group is so powerful and one everyone DESERVES to experience!” – Meaghan Kamfolt
Will we be seeing you on the next START Leadership Retreat?! If you’re not already, keep pushing to hit START 1000 so that you too can be a part of this incredible experience!