Hone your leadership skills in a tropical, off-the-beaten-track location

Imagine your first morning in the Dominican Republic. You hop out of bed and throw open the curtains of your tree house. The rainforest canopy is just at your fingertips and you soak in the view of a rushing river below lush cacao and coffee trees.

You smell fresh morning dew and hear frogs and crickets chirping around you. You attend morning yoga before enjoying a homemade breakfast with ripe papaya, pineapple, hot chocolate made from locally harvested cacao, and fresh coffee.

As you eat and laugh with your fellow travelers turned friends, you realize life hasn’t felt this rich for a while. You have completely disconnected from the bustle of work life and your to-do’s at home. You are learning alongside people who inspire you. You savor how good it feels to be unplugged, and look forward to a day of workshops, bike riding, and dips in the waterfall and Caribbean sea.

Price: $2358*

*Putting down your first month’s deposit secures your spot on this trip.
Trip payments are non-refundable unless we do not meet our minimum number of travelers.

Payment Plan

Investment (registration ends August 12):
$393/month for 6 months
Pay-in-full and receive an additional $50 discount

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This trip is for you if you:

Believe active listening, authenticity and compassion can be powerful leadership tools — both in your work and private life
Want skills and tools to create a better working atmosphere for you and your team
Crave a chance to press the “reset” button on your life in a gorgeous setting
Love building connections with like-minded leaders who are committed to making a difference in the world
Admire leaders who can be themselves — people like Brene Brown, Yvon Chouinard, Michelle Obama, Gary Vee and Elizabeth Gilbert.

Coaching Workshops: 15 – 20 Hours

Things you’ll love about this trip

Being Unplugged: Disconnect from your day-to-day and be present with your fellow travelers. There’s no Wifi at the treehouse.

Honing Your Soft Skills: Dig into exercises that will challenge you to take your active listening, empathy and compassion to a new level.

Meeting Like-Minded Leaders: Our Dominican trip always attracts incredible, heart-centered men and women who want to make a difference in the world.

Exploring Nature: Fly over the jungle canopy on a zip line, listen to the songs of frogs and crickets from your treehouse, have lunch at the beach and swim in a gorgeous waterfall.

Nights out in Santo Domingo: Our final two nights in the Dominican give you a chance to join the locals for some bachata and merengue! These dances are native to the island and this night out is always a highlight of the trip. We will attend an amazing outdoor concert held in the ruins of an old monastery.


What are the conditions at the Tree House Village?

Rooms at the Tree House Village are double occupancy, although single occupancy prices are available. In a double occupancy room, there is one single bed and one queen bed — both with mosquito nets. Each treehouse has a bathroom with a private toilet and shower. In 2019, the private showers were only cold water, while hot showers were available just a quick walk from the treehouses in the communal bathrooms. In 2020, we are hopeful they will have hot water in the private bathrooms. Mosquitos are not prevalent on the property, although we recommend travelers bring bug spray for off-site excursions and yoga.

What should I pack?

We will provide a packing list, and recommend you bring a change of clothes for each day. Clothes can get damp in the tree house — especially when it rains!

Do I have to participate in everything?

We encourage you to participate 100% in what we have planned. We expect our travelers to be an unconditional “Yes!” because sometimes the experiences that make the biggest difference for us are the ones we least expect. We provide ample time in between workshops and activities for you to recharge, take a nap, or read a book on the beach. Our afternoon breaks are typically 3 – 5 hours!

What flight should I take?

When you register, we will send you a welcome packet complete with information about recommended flights, health and safety information, and a packing list.

What are the conditions in Santo Domingo?

You will lodge in the heart of La Zona Colonial in a 3- or 4-star hotel (depending on availability). La Zona Colonial is a UNESCO World Heritage Site full of incredible history, music, dancing, and cultural attractions. We stay double occupancy at a top-rated hotel in the neighborhood. Each room has air conditioning, private bathroom, and comfortable beds.

How much do flights cost?

Flights from JFK currently range from $450 – $600.

Are payment plans available?

Absolutely! We are happy to work with you.

How many people will be on this trip?

On this trip we have a maximum of 21 travelers.

What is the minimum number of travelers required for this trip to run?

This trip will run with a minimum of 10 travelers. Whe registration closes, we will be in touch to confirm that the trip will run. If we do not meet our minimum number, we will refund your deposit or can transfer that deposit to one of our other 2020 trips. We strongly recommend you do not book your flight before the trip is confirmed.

Do I need immunizations?

Check out the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website for the most up-to-date health information. You can read the CDC’s information on the Dominican Republic here.

Should I purchase travel insurance?

We require that you have travel insurance that covers catastrophic incidents. Depending on the plan you choose, travel insurance can cost as little as $20. Check out and compare plans here.

Can I request single occupancy?

Sure! Contact us for single occupancy pricing.

How much additional money should I bring?

You may want money for souvenirs, massages, or other random expenses. You can use a credit card at the treehouse to pay for alcoholic beverages. We suggest you withdraw the equivalent of $60 – $150 USD upon your arrival at the Santo Domingo airport. We will make sure everyone has pesos before our departure to the tree house village.

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