Connecting with your YOU ~ Creatively*

November 2-4, 2023

Watkins Glen, NY

Begin the leap forward toward opening your next door: Your Encore!

It’s been a long few years, and now…. It is time to take stock of life and examine the next “era”. (Your Encore!)

  • Are you someone who usually finds the logic and reason first in order to figure things out?
  • Do you ALSO want to tap into your creative side to unlock fresh insights that lead to more balanced choices?
  • Are you ready to unleash the creativity in both your right brain – and your left brain – to step more fully into your own powerful presence?

Perhaps you are in a place of transition. Perhaps you are feeling like there is something more in life that you want to experience. Perhaps you are just wanting to power down for a few days and freshen up your vision of the future. Maybe it is time to examine the “old way” and look for a “new way.”

In this highly-interactive, hands-on Leadership Unleashed! Retreat we will access BOTH our “pragmatic wizard” AND our “inner muse” to process what is and get a sense of what’s next. This means that we will be guiding participants into using paint (no prior art experience necessary) among other modalities as tool to unlock insights and free up our minds. We will be surrounded by nature that seeps in to help us solve difficult dilemmas. We will form deep inter-personal connections for thought partnership, challenge and support.

The result? You get to connect with your YOU and use all of your senses to create Your Encore!

*If you are a coach, HR professional and/or leader, we are offering special add-on programming to learn how you can adapt the process for your audience/clients and to gain 11 ICF CCEs and 1 Mentor Coaching hour. Come both to experience the richness for yourself and to take home ways to use this with your clients.

Join us in innovative spaces and natural surroundings in beautiful Watkins Glen NY, USA as we immerse ourselves in creative processes – using paint, dialogue, and somatic movement ~ food, nature and renewal.



November 2nd at 3:30p through November 4th at noon

We meet in the gorgeous natural area of Watkins Glen, NY – in Quintus’ Private Lakeside Studio (an easy drive from Rochester, Syracuse, and Ithaca NY airports). Tune in to the finger lakes fall splendor. The reflection of the fall colors on lake Seneca and the cascading waterfalls are incredibly enticing. The colorful bluffs that surround the lake only add to inspire creativity. Autumn is also a great time to visit our breweries, local wineries, farm to table restaurants, museums and more.

Registration is Limited:

Because we are taking a deep dive into being the best version of our creative selves, registration is limited to eight participants. Click here for registration form.


Includes all programming, creative materials and gourmet dinners on Thursday and Friday evenings.
Lunches are on your own, with easy, walkable options during longer lunch breaks.

Connecting with your YOU ~ Creatively*with 11 CCEs & 1 MC hour for coaches/leaders:
Before September 30, 2023: $1,045
After September 30, 2023: $1,175
Before September 30, 2023: $1,645
After September 30, 2023: $1,780

If you need more information for your accounting department to utilize training/continuing education dollars, contact Melissa ([email protected])

Thank you for understanding that we must have a cancellation policy. If you cannot attend, your registration is fully transferable to another person: Cancellation:

  • Prior to Sept. 1: full refund
  • Sept. 2 – Oct: 20: 75% refund
  • After Oct 20: 50% refund

Your Facilitators:

Kathleen Quinn-Matus specializes in offering an art-based coaching model as a way to unlock knowledge and insights that lead to change. Her integrative whole person approach provides the intellectual capital with the intuitive nudge needed to move leaders from where they are today to where they want to be. She is credentialed in innovation coaching and has over 20 years of experience working with corporate and academic teams, and holds a masters in fine arts.

Melissa Kelly-McCabe is a strategist, MCC and GPCC™ credentialed executive coach and dynamic public speaker with over 25 years of experience. She assists leaders in developing clarity of strategy, creating positive and lasting change to realize their personal and professional vision. She coaches women looking to design their next era and live their most fulfilled life. Melissa hosts personal and group retreats in beautiful places all over the world.

Are you ready to register? Do you have questions? Simply email Kathy at [email protected]
or Melissa at [email protected]. When you register, please submit the registration form
on the last page of this flier via email.

Getting to Watkins Glen: An easy and scenic drive from Rochester, Syracuse and Elmira airports, a rental
car is the easiest way around, though you can also Uber or carpool with other participants.

Where to stay: Watkins Glen Harbor Hotel and 3 miles away Lakeside Resort & 3812 Bistro is a great place to stay especially if you are booking with a friend, also Seneca Clipper Inn and The Falls Motel. There are some lovely B&Bs and Air B&Bs in the Watkins Glen, NY area.

Our Agenda: We have intentionally set a Thursday afternoon-all day Friday-Saturday morning agenda so that you can split your training time between work time and personal time – and tack on a day of two, if you would like, to explore the Finger Lakes’ exquisite waterfalls, hiking, lake-life, wineries & breweries, and cute town shopping (Watkins Glen, Corning, Skaneateles and Ithaca, to name a few).

Click here for full details.

Presented by Leadership Unleashed!

*special invitation for coaches/leaders to adapt this process with your clients/team, with CCEs

We do hope you’ll join us!