Beyond the Breakers - Your Wave of Growth

Break free from comfort zones, unlock your full potential, and achieve remarkable personal and professional growth.

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Beyond the Breakers - Your Wave of Growth

Break free from comfort zones, unlock your full potential, and achieve remarkable personal and professional growth.

A Business Retreat of a Lifetime

Expect a transformative experience that empowers you with a toolkit of business-oriented strategies, a growth mindset, and valuable connections. It’s time to thrive in your career with ease, structure, and authenticity!

This Retreat is right for you if

  • You seek career advancement while maintaining a healthy work-life balance.
  • You struggle with repetitive limiting beliefs and are determined to overcome them.
  • You have a strong desire to learn, embrace self-reflection, and pursue personal and professional growth, by overcoming challenges.
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Five days (including arrival, 3.5 retreat days, and departure)

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Historical house conveniently located right in the center of town with a gorgeous ocean view.


Ericeira, Portugal

Arrival & Welcome Dinner

  • Participants' Arrival and Check-in
  • Welcome Dinner: Diving into new experiences, meeting the Salted Minds team and getting to know each other

Leave Comfort Zones & Create a Growth Mindset

  • Outdoor kick-off session with a view
  • Surf session with our professional surf coaches, and reflecting on the parallels between surfing and work life
  • The Power of Perseverance and Adaptivity: Overcoming limiting beliefs and embracing new possibilities
  • The Principles of Positive Psychology: Cultivating a positive and resilient mindset for personal and professional success

Work-Life-Integration & Experimental Culture

  • Morning reflective walk by the beach or meditation session
  • Work-Life-Integration: Reflecting on roles, motivators, and stressors and developing approaches for effectively balancing work and personal life
  • Jump into another new challenge with a surf skate session lead by our surf coaches
  • Failure and Experimental Culture: Using failure as a stepping stone to success and encouraging joy, creativity, and innovative thinking in approaching business challenges

Meet Your Inner Team &Create A New Normal

  • Starting the day right with an invigorating morning surf session
  • Inner Team Reflection: Understanding individual strengths, communication styles, and dynamics
  • Creating a New Normal: Share insights and develop an action plan for a successful integration of the retreats’ learnings into your professional and personal life
  • Closing outdoor activity

Goodbye Brunch & Departure

  • Farewell Brunch: Reflecting on the retreat experience and sharing final thoughts
  • Check-out and personal time to enjoy Ericeira with newfound connections
  • Participants’ Departure

The Salted Minds Methods:

Salted Minds works with experiential learning, workshops, group discussions, outdoor activities, surf and surfskate sessions, and networking opportunities. You will engage in reflective exercises, hands-on experiences, and practical applications of surf principles to real-life business challenges.

Your Benefits of Joining The Retreat:

You will learn how to

  • achieve balance and well-being while pursuing professional goals
  • foster creativity and solution-oriented thinking
  • navigate change and uncertainty with confidence
  • develop resilience & mindfulness, embrace challenges, and learn from failures

But that’s not all, you will also

  • tap into new strengths and abilities for greater success
  • connect with a supportive community of peers
  • have fun in your surf and surf skate sessions
  • leave with renewed purpose and enthusiasm for personal growth

Our Recipe For a Salted Minds Retreat

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Jump On a Call

Talk to us about your motivations for joining.

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Pre-Retreat Coaching Session

A private online coaching session to get clear about your intentions and goals for the retreat.

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Pack Your Bags!
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Retreat Time

Time to get out of your comfort zone, and unleash your full potential!

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Post-Retreat Coaching Session

A final integration coaching session to ensure a successful retreat for you.

What’s Included?


18-hours workshop programme

Two 2-hour surf sessions

One 2-hour surfskate session

60-minute private pre-retreat coaching

60-minute post-retreat integration coaching

Intensive guidance throughout the retreat

Small groups of six to eight people

Accommodation, Meals, and Transportation

Four nights in a single or shared room

Airport transfer and transportation costs during the retreat

Welcome Dinner on the arrival day

Goodbye Brunch on the departure day

On the remaining days: 3 meals per day

During the work sessions: water, coffee, and snacks

Secure Your Spot Today

Choose between a single or a shared double room.

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Private Single Room
Beyond the Breakers - Your Wave of Growth
Oct 3, 2024
Oct 6, 2024
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1.245 €
1.045 €
1.245 €
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Single Room:
825 €
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2.070 €
1.870 €
2.070 €
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Shared Double Room
Beyond the Breakers - Your Wave of Growth
Oct 3, 2024
Oct 6, 2024
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1.245 €
1.045 €
1.245 €
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Double Room:
625 €
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1.870 €
1.670 €
1.870 €
 excl. VAT

*You are not sponsored by your employer but still want to participate in the retreat? Please contact me and secure your spot with a 20% discount!

Download our concise PDF with all information to share with your company.

Ready For The Next Step?

Apply now for a spot and get ready to conquer the next big wave in work and life - with a  salted mind and a smile on your face.

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Position, Company name

Ana has been supporting our executive team for over 4 years in strategy development and cultural change, consistently bringing new and fresh perspectives. With her unconventional and innovative approach, she motivates us to think in a needs- and solution-oriented manner, tackling complex challenges with creativity. I am particularly impressed by her ability to scrutinize even difficult subjects and, through the right questions, delve into the "problem behind the problem". Ana is undoubtedly an expert in her field, and her passion for her work is clearly reflected in the results. We are grateful for the collaboration and look forward to more inspiring moments in the future.


Managing Director

I worked with Ana as part of her innovative coaching program to enhance my personal development and my role as the Innovation Manager at VR-Bank Werdenfels eG. For me, it was a perfectly tailored solution to bring about changes in both myself and my role within the bank. The various sessions and methods still support me in my daily endeavors. It was the personal aspect - the peer-level interaction with Ana - that made it so intriguing for me. Her innovative and open approach, her creative perspective on sometimes conventional banking topics, and her energy to constantly bring something new to life are what truly distinguish her. You can simply feel her passion for and dedication to her subjects :) Whether it's personal or professional, anyone looking to advance should definitely take advantage of Ana's expertise. :)


Innovation Manager

Ana supported us in our strategy process. Given the changing market conditions and internal demands, we aimed to adjust our direction and develop a forward-looking strategy. Ana took the time to thoroughly understand each area beforehand and conducted a precise assessment. This allowed her to select the appropriate methods and approach for our workshops. As a result, during the workshop, we could fully concentrate on our topics and work on the future strategic alignment. I particularly appreciated her open, dynamic, and humorous manner of flexibly adapting to the participants. Ana was also readily available for questions and discussions afterwards. For those seeking structure and authenticity, Ana is the right person to turn to. Thank you for your valuable support!



Superb support in the strategy process: Ana exceeded our expectations. She accompanied us, ABG, in our strategy process and a customer workshop. From preparation to implementation, we are truly delighted with the results and successes in our daily operations. Ana continuously surprises us with innovative methods, a clear structure, and result-oriented focus, all delivered with ease and enjoyment. We always look forward to working with Ana! 😊 When it comes to strategy guidance, organizational development, customer-centric workshops, or innovation at ABG, we all eagerly anticipate collaborating with Ana.


Department Head

I was super lucky this summer to had a coaching session with Ana 🥰 I felt stuck, full of confusion and lack of confidence in the ocean that time, not knowing what to do. Ana guided me to face my emotions and fears, helped to understand them rather than fighting, she also navigated me to the very core memory and unwind the reasons why I fell in love with the ocean💙 I’m still applying methods she gave me on the daily basis in different life situations as it gives me strength and confidence. Thank you one more time for this early morning session that helped me to move on 🫶


Cloud Platform Engineer

I had the opportunity to get to know Ana as part of my personal development in the field of HR training, and I immediately appreciated her approach of taking things in a relaxed yet focused and structured manner. Her way of learning new tools through hands-on experience and personal involvement encourages one to implement these tools immediately in practice. Even after the initial interaction, Ana is always ready to provide support and engage in a beneficial exchange of ideas. It is evident that she is truly passionate about her subjects. I have particularly benefited from Ana's expertise in implementing Design Thinking methods.


Learning & Development Specialist

Anastasia supported us as a facilitator in a strategy workshop for Strategic Procurement Internal Demand. The collaboration was delightful, as she exuded both ease and competence, positively influencing the atmosphere. Anastasia enriched the workshop with fantastic ideas and contributions, engaging participants and encouraging interaction. Her ability to consider various perspectives made the workshop truly exceptional. I wholeheartedly recommend her, especially for innovative workshops with energizing team-building activities. Thank you for the fantastic collaboration; I look forward to more opportunities in the future.


Head of Corporate Purchasing & Services

Ana has been indispensable for our company for years. As an external sparring partner, facilitator, workshop leader, and coach, she accompanies our change process, fostering an open mindset and an innovation culture. Her support in product development, business field expansion, and strategic guidance for the leadership team are just a few aspects of our collaboration. Ana addresses difficult topics directly, brings in fresh ideas, and questions thought patterns. Her adaptability and 110% commitment are contagious. Our collaboration is characterized by trust and respect. I wholeheartedly recommend her as a coach, project leader, facilitator, or concept developer.


Project Portfolio Owner

Anastasia always supports our boutique consultancy whenever it comes to igniting creativity. Whether it's team development or creatively realigning our approach to work, she breaks through our thought patterns and enables a fresh perspective on challenges. With her open, inspiring, and humorous approach, we not only achieve great results in content but also have fun in the process. Her workshops are a real highlight, where we successfully develop new ideas together.


Managing Partner


Got questions? Check our FAQs for answers. If you can‘t find an answer to your question, get in touch with us!

How do I get to Ericeira?

The easiest way is to get a flight to Lisbon, Portugal (LIS). The retreat price includes the pick-up from the airport, so you don’t have to worry about organizing transport.

What is NOT included in the price of the Retreats?

Additional activities and expenses at restaurants that are not part of the guided program, airfare, alcoholic beverages, and personal travel insurance are not included in the retreat package.

What is the cancellation policy?

If cancelled up to three weeks prior to the retreat's beginning, we refund 100% excluding the booking and management fee of 150€. The booking and management fee can be used as a credit for another retreat, workshop or coaching at any time in the future. If cancelled up to two days before the retreat's beginning, we will unfortunately need to retain 50% of the overall retreat value, as expenses will have occurred. If cancelled less than two days before the retreat or if there is a no-show, we retain the full amount of the overall retreat value.

How does the payment work?

To reserve your spot, we kindly ask for a deposit of 50%. The other 50% is to be paid until two days prior to the retreat’s beginning. Please contact us for more detail on payment and cancellation policies.

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What type of accommodation will be provided?

You will stay in a renovated historical house located right in the center of town, less than one minute walking distance to the Fishermen's Beach. The house consists of several apartments with single rooms or shared double rooms. Depending on the room, you might share the bathroom with another participant. The top floor apartment has an amazing ocean view, where we will hold workshop sessions and share meals. And the cherry on top? The house is located next to an amazing coffee place where we can get our little energy boosters ;)

Can I book the retreat together with a co-worker?

Absolutely! You and your co-worker(s) can book the retreat together and participate as a team. If you want to book this retreat as a group, please don't hesitate to contact us. We are also open to discussing the possibility of organizing a separate retreat specifically tailored to your team's needs and preferences.

I have never been on a surfboard or skateboard before. Is the retreat still suitable for me?

Yes, the retreat is still suitable for you! The retreat is designed to accommodate participants of all experience levels, including beginners in surfing and skateboarding. Professional coaches will be there to help you learn the basics and feel comfortable on the water and skateboard. It's a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and embrace new challenges.

I would love to participate in this retreat, but I really don't see myself on a board at all. What should I do?

We encourage all participants to give it a try and surprise themselves with what they can achieve! But if you are still unsure about being on a board, please feel free to contact us. The primary focus of the retreat is personal and professional growth, and we offer various opportunities to cater to individual preferences and interests. We will work together to find the perfect way for you to make the most of the retreat.

What is a Surfskate Session?

A Surfskate session is a skateboarding session that replicates the movements and sensations of surfing. It utilizes a specially designed skateboard with a truck system that enables smooth, surf-like turns and maneuvers on flat ground. It's an excellent way to enhance your surfing abilities and balance while on land, and most importantly, it's a lot of fun!

Are there any additional costs or hidden fees not mentioned in the package?

No, there are no additional costs or hidden fees beyond what is mentioned in the package. The retreat package includes all the specified inclusions, such as workshops, surf and surfskate sessions, accommodation, meals, and airport transfers during the retreat. You can have a worry-free experience knowing that everything outlined in the package is covered in the stated price.

What is the language of instruction and communication during the retreat?

The primary language of the retreat will be determined by the participants. If all participants speak German, the retreat will be conducted in German. Otherwise, it will be in English. However, for Surf and Surfskate Sessions, English will be the primary language as the coaches are Portuguese speakers. Flexibility in language ensures an inclusive and engaging experience for all participants.

Can I extend my stay at the accommodation before or after the retreat dates?

Yes, you may extend your stay at the accommodation before or after the retreat dates. Please keep in mind that this is subject to the availabilities of the house. Feel free to contact us, and we will be more than happy to help. If the house is not available for extension, we can also provide recommendations for other accommodations in the area.

Are there any specific health or physical requirements for participation, especially for surf and surfskate sessions?

Yes, for participation in surf and surfskate sessions, there are some health and physical requirements to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience. Participants should have a basic level of fitness and be comfortable in water for surf sessions. Please feel free to contact us if you have any additional questions about this.

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