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Facilitation, Retreat, Team-building, Strategic Planning, Communication Training

"Our retreat went better than I ever thought possible!" -E.A.

Bespoke retreats for collaborative teams brought to you by master facilitator Ariana Friedlander


Co-Creating Retreat Experiences


One retreat that does it all.


Retreat Experiences




Professional Development

Cultural Alignment

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Deepen Trust

Improve Communication Skills

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Build Team Cohesion

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Advance your priorities

Surface the unspoken things that are holding your team back

“I don’t know that we would have come to clarity around what we wanted and how to get there as quickly, and certainly with your help, there was less tension in the process.”



“Ariana provided mediation services between two team members who’s conflict was negatively impacting the rest of our staff. Her expert guidance enabled us to navigate a difficult conversation in a constructive fashion that has resulted in better communication and lower levels of stress all around.”

Becky Praamsma, Director, River Song Waldorf School

"We had been through a tumultuous year of change and were unable to get ourselves onto a harmonious path. Ariana worked with us to design a customized training that helped us identify where we were stuck and how to communicate more effectively moving forward. It was a game-changer!”

Margie Wagner, Director of the Center for Adult Learning, Front Range Community College

"Ariana’s work clearly accelerated the progress of our team, and she was a delight to work with.”

Matt Wallenstein, Director of Innovation Center for Sustainable Agriculture at Colorado State University

"I have seen an intrinsic motivation and commitment from the team to achieve challenging goals, which we co-created. Further, longstanding team members have inspired the same level of commitment in new teammates."


Co-Creating Retreat Experiences   have resulted in...


Process improvements that save money and improve morale

New multi-million dollar contracts

Award-winning innovations brought to market

We've been trusted by

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New Belgium Brewing Company

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Water for People

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Front Range Community College

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Grouse Malt House

Colorado State University logo

Colorado State University

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City of Fort Collins

Larimer County logo

Larimer County

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Poudre Library District

Radial Development Group

Radial Development Group

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“The Senior Leadership Team was more organized and staff felt as if there was greater leadership within the leadership”

S.O. - Director of HR

How do Co-Creating Retreat Experiences   work?


You’re busy doing more with less. We’re here to help you have a retreat that’s both productive and fun. Our Co-Creating Retreat Experiences  combines strategic planning, professional development and team building. We take learning by doing to a whole new level so your team advances strategically, and cohesively all while making progress on your priorities.


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How does it work? The Co-Creating Retreat Experiences    process tailors our services to your needs by working with a small design team. The simple yet powerful steps:


Diagnose the opportunity for growth. Discovery leads to valuable insights, catalyzing meaningful solutions and measurable progress.  


Engage in aspirational conversations, then turn them into the purpose and objectives for our engagement. Build customized plans to encourage learning by doing. 


Apply the latest research on the Neuroscience of Conversation®. Practice improving your communication skills, change management, and leadership development. When everyone works together cooperatively, ideas become innovations resulting in a competitive advantage.


Co-Creating Retreat Experiences   work in a variety of settings


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In person at a location of your choosing

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"The Co-Creating Retreat Experience engaged all members, and allowed for honest conversation that has paved the way for improved communication and clarity about the role of the leadership team”

Holly Carroll,

Executive Director, Poudre River Public Library District

"The Co-Creating Retreat Experience will be a catalyst for your team to start thinking in new and fresh ways while still moving you forward toward your goals and outcomes.”

Madisen Golden

Women Give Membership Manager, United Way

"I feel more comfortable moving forward. There has been some disagreements with the board before...I am glad there seems to be a more united front as we move forward."


Executive Director

"Ariana was able to lead us in purposeful dialogue, harness all the collective wisdom, and keep us on track to reach our goals.”


Founder & CEO

"You helped guide us and diffuse the tension. The meetings were productive and we are more optimistic for the future! Wonderful work."



Examples of retreats we've facilitated


Resolve Conflicts

Embody the Neuroscience of Conversation

Be Victors of Change

Build Team Cohesion

Envision the Future

Develop New Strategies

Set Goals Collectively

Unify Your Team

Your Brain at Work in Conversation

Communicate with Impact

Elevate Your Workplace Culture

Drive Innovations to Market

Improve Cross-Departmental Collaborations

Cultivate Exceptional Leaders

Annual Planning, Productivity and Time Management

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“Our meetings no longer are informational and have actually ‘transformed’ into ‘working meetings and conversations.’”


"We have a good sense of what we need to accomplish moving forward, and all members of the team understand what we need to do to provide an outstanding client experience."


"I feel a deeper willingness from my peers to resolve issues instead of ignoring them.”

J.D., Director of HR

“We have a better working relationship as a management team."

Director of Training and Talent Development

"Ariana got our team talking like never before. I highly recommend her services to anyone that wants to foster a more collaborative workplace."

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