Over the past five years, TruPath founder Dick Schulte has had extensive experience facilitating small groups of executives and business leaders, especially Young President’s Organization forum retreats. YPO forums–and other small groups of executives–find that monthly meetings can be effective for business problem-solving and creating personal connections. Typically though, these meetings don’t provide a safe environment for members to share deeper life issues. They often want to create an authentic community, a place where members can be vulnerable, speak their truth without fear of judgment, and receive support from their peers.
Dick is highly effective and experienced in leading small groups and forums to experience and sustain new levels of authenticity and awareness via experiential retreats. Exercises and discussions topics for members include:
- Life Transitions and Aspirations
- Blind Spots
- Forum/Small Group Health
- Personal Fulfillment
- Personal Mission and Legacy
Agendas and topics for retreats come from interviews with group members and through online “homework” regarding vocational and personal issues members are facing in their lives. Dick and the forum or small group moderator then work together to formulate an agenda that is tailored to the group’s specific needs.
Here’s what some business leaders have said about Dick’s retreats:
“I had the pleasure to work with Dick as group facilitator for our recent Forum Retreat. From beginning to end, the process of working with Dick was incredibly easy and productive. Dick is a very organized and thoughtful leader. He pays attention to every detail of the retreat from theme selection to room layout. His preparation work is impeccable, spending significant time with every individual before the retreat. A very attentive listener, you can clearly observe Dick’s talent as a successful CEO. In a very caring yet direct and effective way, Dick creates genuine emotional bonds between people and helps them work together. I give Dick two big thumbs up and highly recommend his professional facilitation services! “
– Antoine Toffa, CEO of VideoBloom and YPO Forum Moderator
“For our last retreat our Forum wanted to explore how we could connect more authentically and deeply as a group, creating an ongoing forum culture where we could support each other more effectively both professionally and personally. Dick’s pre-retreat preparation was impressive, and his well-honed facilitation skills and leadership savvy created a memorable retreat experience for the entire forum. The retreat was a breakthrough for us in connecting more intimately—one of the best we’ve ever had. Dick has just the right touch with business leaders—deftly creating an environment where we felt both challenged and supported. We’ll look forward to working with Dick again.”