Episode 12: Why Leaders Should Consider Retreats and Events to Build a Strong Team & Culture

Why Leaders Should Consider Retreats and Events to Build a Strong Team & Culture

with Kat Rippy

We’re so excited to talk with you about one of our our favorite things to do – retreats and events for teams and organizations!

Over time, it’s become harder and harder for leaders and organizations to justify time away from the office or the expense of bringing everyone together offsite, but we notice a real difference with organizations that commit to offsite retreats—they help build a more solid culture, force you to step back, take inventory, and be clear with your messaging and vision, and allow you to be more strategic about what employees are seeing and hearing.

We thought we’d review a quick handful of recommendations that might be helpful with you as you plan for your next offsite event.

Check out the episode below:

Highlights of this episode include:

  • Four ways retreats can elevate the work you, your team, and your organization do
  • Eight recommendations that will help you plan your next retreat or event
  • The impact retreats can have on your team and organization as a whole
  • … and more!

Sign up for Our Upcoming Retreat!

Energize Leadership is hosting a Horse Retreat for Leaders at a steeply discounted price for testimonials and use of photos for marketing materials. The retreat will be held September 9th in Ramona, CA. Click here to learn more.

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Kat Rippy


For 20 years, Kat Rippy has worked with organizations across the United States ranging in size from 20,000+ employees to a small office of 30 as well as many individuals who run their own small businesses. She has coached an endless stream of leaders in a variety of positions and businesses to reach their goals and make critical shifts in their effectiveness. Additionally, Kat has presented, facilitated, and trained more than 10,000 participants in various leadership topics, keynote addresses and all-hands organization-wide events.

Kat knows what it takes to lead people. With her extensive consulting background in organization development, she’s experienced in working with the organization as a whole to enhance cultural and systemic improvements through coaching, strategic planning, employee development programs and strategic talent management. As a Board Certified Coach, her clients benefit greatly from her system-wide perspective and understanding of how to improve performance through tools and techniques mastered by the world’s greatest leaders.

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