Join Adriana Bellerose of Adriana Bellerose & Associates, LLC and Nancy Zane of North Star Adventures, LLC as they partner to lead a 5-day, women-only leadership retreat that provides opportunities to grow, learn, and experience a higher level of your personal leadership awareness. All this amid the beauty of Costa Rica, at the magical Mystica Resort.

As a high-level leader in your field, your relationships are built on a solid foundation of authenticity and ethics. Here you will combine the in-depth knowledge you gain from taking the comprehensive Personal Directions® inventory, with Outdoor Adventures that complement your new goals and reinforce your skills and strength, and the freedom and space that Mystica Resort provides, to dig deep into your personal leadership values, beliefs, motivations, and talents.

“Be yourself. Everyone else is taken.”

Oscar Wilde


This nationally renowned program is the deep, robust foundation of your retreat experience. Through this thorough examination of your authentic self you will measure 17 key motivational directions, 18 life architecture and 11 quality of life variables. You will learn what motivates you internally, where you are spending your time and energy, and how you feel about the world you have created. From there, Adriana and Nancy will coach and guide you through the growth and learning process required to bring about your best, most authentic leadership-self. 

Find the answers to life and work questions:

  • What do you want from your world?
  • What areas of your life have you chosen (both intentionally and unintentionally) to invest your energy and resources?
  • How do you feel about the investments and choices you have made?
  • What action should you consider as you look to the future?

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“Your purpose is your life message.”


Outdoor adventures are cultivated to sharpen your personal awareness and fully compliment your Personal Directions® results. Through partnered kayaking, hikes and nature walks, as well as other uniquely Costa Rican experiences your Personal Directions® inventory results and goals will be sharpened and confidence in your new path will be gained.


“Your authenticity is your strength and your presence, so why hide it?”


  • 5 Days in the beauty and freedom of Mystica Resort in Costa Rica
  • Deep and critical insights, determined by the Personal Directions® Inventory
  • Analytical feedback and goal setting with Adriana
  • Outdoor adventures with Nancy designed to empower you and reinforce your leadership goals
  • Discover your personal intentions, visions, and values
  • Define your purpose, sharpen your authenticity


Leadership Rising Pricing starts at $2,000. In addition to all that Adriana and Nancy have created you will have access to:

  • 5 nights accommodation at Mystica Resort. Click here for room details
  • All meals starting with dinner on March 29th, 2020 and finishing with lunch on April 3rd, 2020
  • Round trip airport van transportation from LIR (Liberia airport) to Mystica Resort on arrival date and from Mystica Resort to LIR (Liberia airport) on departure date
  • Day trip to La Fortuna Waterfall and Ecotermales Hot Springs (includes transportation and lunch at the hot springs)
  • Private kayak adventure on Lake Arenal (includes transportation and snack)
  • 4 yoga classes with Lori Myles-Carullo
  • Healing Sound Journey with Helena Buell
  • Unlimited use of Mystica’s yoga platform
  • Unlimited use of Mystica’s meditation labyrinth
  • Unlimited use of Mystica’s natural dipping pool

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Adriana and Nancy ensure that your leadership journey continues with FOUR 1-HOUR EXECUTIVE COACHING SESSIONS or ONE 4-HOUR ADVENTURE-BASED TEAM BUILDING SESSION for you and members of your staff.

Walk through LEADERSHIP RISING and walk away with:

  • A radical self-awareness 
  • A genuine presence in your career and life
  • Clarity of your personal leadership style
  • Greater leadership modeling for your successors

Adriana Bellerose & Associates, LLC, provides executive, leadership and life transition coaching as well as organizational development and human resources consulting services to companies interested in enhancing the organization’s effectiveness, managing employee relations, overcoming executive leadership challenges and enacting organizational transformation. Through coaching and facilitation of leaders and teams, AB&A partners with clients to deepen awareness and discover solutions that embrace challenges and inspire change, thereby improving business performance and results.

Nancy Zane is the founder and visionary of North Star Adventures. She brings 25 years’ experience in cultivating outdoor leaders. As a former college educator, avid outdoor enthusiast, and medical professional she creates a physical and emotional safe place for you to explore the outdoors and expand personal comfort zones. Prior to founding North Star Adventures she oversaw leadership development programs, developed and taught Adventure Education courses, and taught national certifications at Unity College in Maine.

Mystica has been opening its doors, offering comfort, yoga, healing, taste, art, sports and adventures, and hosting yoga retreats from all over the world in a spectacular location in the heart of Costa Rica. This magical Oasis rises on a  hill in the lush valley overlooking the vast Arenal Lake and impressive, active Volcano. The magnificent view is breathtaking for the eyes and the soul.  Discovering Mystica, you will be surrounded by beautiful fruit trees and exotic flowers leading you to the organic garden, the natural pool, the tree-house healing space, and the sanctuary by the river. Relax in the hammocks, let stresses dissolve as you receive a massage, and wake up to the powerful practice of yoga.

“By not living my own authenticity as a leader, my soul was being chipped away”

International Executive

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