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Leadership & Metaphor: A Creative Retreat on Monhegan Island

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Leadership & Metaphor: A Creative Retreat on Monhegan Island


  • Monhegan House 2-4 Main St Monhegan, ME, 04852 United States

SORRY! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR THIS EVENT. 

Please contact me if you are interested in participating in this workshop in 2018!

Are you looking for an enlivening opportunity to explore the connections between leadership and creativity?  Are you looking for a “stretch” experience that will help you probe your growth edges in a safe, playful, and inspiring setting?

In this unique two-and-a-half-day workshop on Maine's Monhegan Island, leadership coach Susan Palmer, PCC, will help you pose powerful questions to inform your leadership experience throughout the workshop, while poet Kristen Lindquist and the island itself will offer guidance and inspiration for exploring your creative side through poetry.

Located 12 miles off the coast of Maine and accessible only by passenger ferry (no cars allowed), Monhegan Island features a fishing village of about 50 year-round residents that grows to a few thousand in the summer months. The stunning landscape of this tiny, 700-acre island has inspired a summer artist colony for over one hundred years that has included such noted American artists as Rockwell Kent, Edward Hopper, Jamie Wyeth, Lynne Drexler, and many others. In the 1950s, summer resident Ted Edison, son of inventor Thomas Edison, began buying and conserving much of the island. The resulting wildlands, which comprise rugged ocean cliffs, pebble beaches, and mature spruce forest, now cover most of the island outside the village. More than 12 miles of trails offer access to the dramatic beauty of this special place, a true jewel of the Maine coast. Our exploration of the island landscape, as well as its natural and cultural histories, will help inform our personal, more inward exploration of creative expression through writing poetry.

We will be staying at the Monhegan House, one of the island's three historic inns, right in the heart of the village. Our writing and coaching sessions will convene inside, in the inn itself, as well as outside, with al fresco exercises and observation sessions "in the field." 

Find more detailed information and register here! Please feel free to contact me if you have specific questions about this workshop. Group size will be limited to 6.