Anne Ditzler's retreats create the space to live better while doing purpose-driven work.
What retreat participants say:
“The retreat gave me a different framework in which to consider my current situation. Now I have a sense that everything I need is within me - I just need to tap into my intuition, knowledge, and relationships to navigate my way forward with gusto.”
– E.M., health management consultant
“Anne is positive, gentle and encouraging throughout this process. The seminar helped me crystallize what matters most to me, and helped me determine ‘next steps’ to keep my life on track.”
– J.S., nonprofit operations manager
“I really enjoyed the virtual retreat and I came away with much more than I anticipated. It has reinvigorated my commitment to caring for myself and working towards what I want next.”
– T.W., nonprofit executive director
“Several weeks after the retreat, I retain a lasting sense of being ‘up for the tasks’ at hand with more confidence, keeping my goals in mind, being more proactive, celebrating every small success, and keeping a reasonable momentum going. The retreat activities were like keys to help open my heart/soul, improving my teaching and generating more fun for our community gardening groups.”
– B.L., retired teacher, master gardener
“Loved it!! I didn't think so much change was possible in such a short time. Having to create an image of the future forced me to think in a new way. It revealed the existing frameworks in my approach to my work, helping me identify what was nourishing and exciting (and what I wanted less of). This gave me the energy and focus to go after the kind of work I most enjoy doing. ”
– E.M., editor and consultant
"I thought the retreat was great!! It helped me to see my job so clearly, and that clarity was really freeing. I have much less anger about my job now. I am clear what I get out of it, and given that I will be there a few more years, I am carving out things I want to do to make those years pleasant. I feel a lot less anxious about everything. And that's huge!!"
– R.T., university professor
“Using an appreciative lens gave me a completely new perspective, one I had never used before. It’s a more productive perspective compared to a problem-solving lens. And I am a problem solver – so this is and will be a shift for me, but a helpful one.”