And The Title Is . . .

And The Title Is . . .

Have you registered for my Virtual Book Release Party? You can do that here.

Ever since I was a teenager and first really woke up to the joys of strolling through a museum, I can remember getting frustrated at artists who label their work uninspired titles like “Bowl of Fruit #3.”

Whether painting, poem, or book — I always crave a name that means something. A name that stokes my appreciation of the art itself.

In my extremely limited experience here (this being my first book) it would seem that choosing a title for your book is not much different than choosing a name for your baby — with one difference.

When you choose a name for your child — it is for both of you. On the one hand you need to enjoy it, need to be able to imagine saying it over and over again, and introducing others to the name. At the same time the name isn’t really for you. In fact it is for a life which (hopefully) will long out live you. It is a gift forward.

When choosing a name for a book (especially one in the genre of personal growth) you aren’t so much naming it, as writing a tiny letter to your ideal reader. It is a wave, a wink and a nod. An acknowledgment that you see her and her struggle. That you have been there and have stories and guidance to share.


Remember when my book was in sticky note form? It has come a long way from this picture a couple of years ago but the core themes and tools remain the same: refashioning our relationship to work (and ourselves) so we can stop the habit of “comparing and despairing,” using the Enneagram (an ancient personality map) to find freedom from habitual ways of reacting, compassion, meditation, and there in the middle at the bottom: Go Slow.

I wrote this book for the woman who is in a particular kind of pain: she wants to slow down but doesn’t know how.

Every year in January she thinks “I have got to slow down…” but then it doesn’t stick.

For the past couple of years I have been calling the book informally “An Over-Achiever’s Recovery Guide.”

Put them together and you have

The Flourish Formula: An Overachiever’s Guide to Slowing Down and Accomplishing More

And why Flourish Formula? I thought for a long time on what is the opposite of overachieving. If overachieving is giving to get, being dependent on exhausting habits of pleasing others or pushing, striving and proving in life — what do we hope for instead?

A life where we feel incredibly alive.
Not just OK. Not numb or sleepwalking.
Not empty.
But throbbing with growth. And filled up with nutrients.
And BLOOMING.

I hope “Flourish” captures all that. Plus it let me play with all kinds of luscious tropical greenery as part of the new logo and website, which is coming so soon!

And “Formula” — those are the eight steps I guide the reader through in the book. The tools and strategies for creating an inner scaffolding for receiving your next level in life.

And why accomplishing more? Because ironically when we slow down we actually get more done. By getting lazer clear on what we are here to do — thank God we don’t actually have to do everything.

And that feeling of waking up each day knowing what is yours to do, and what isn’t?

Priceless.

I can’t wait to share the full cover with you which we are still fine tuning.

But for now… I want to make sure to invite you to my upcoming Virtual Book Launch Party on Friday October 27 at 12PM CST/ 1PM EST/ 10AM PST.

The Kindle version of the book drops on Amazon that day and will be free to download and I need everyone’s help to download the book during that exact 12-1PM CST time period (which helps put The Flourish Formula “on the map” so Amazon will promote it to other readers who they think will enjoy it.)

Plus the virtual party will be fun: I’ll host a live Q & A, do a reading from the book, and more! You can register (and automatically add it to your calendar) here.

Warmly,

Courtney

PS I created a brand new Author Facebook page to go with the launch of this book! I’ll be sharing lots more behind the scenes details via Facebook so I hope you check it out and “like” it today!


Would you like another sneak peek into The Flourish Kit — a curated selection of resources for readers of The Flourish Formula? I made a fresh how-to video on Tapping or Acupressure, to go with Chapter “U” or “Understand the Language of Your Body.” You can preview it here or by clicking on the photo below.
xoxo Courtney

 

 

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of the forthcoming book The Flourish Formula and creator of the 8-step FLOURISH Coaching program. Courtney loves hosting retreats for women in nature and beauty-drenched locales.  Her next retreat is in Granada, Nicaragua from October 20-23rd. In  live events and through her coaching, Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. This summer she moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities, and area beaches to find their perfect spot to land. Interested to learn more about her FLOURISH coaching program or upcoming retreat? You can schedule your complimentary discovery session here.

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I Have Not Done This In a While

I Have Not Done This In a While

Happy Friday! Today I made something for you I haven’t done in a while: a fresh guided meditation. This one is really special: consistently a favorite of coaching clients and definitely on my shortlist of powerful practices to dissolve stress in the body. This meditation is a sneak peek at the “Flourish Kit,” a collection of supportive resources I’m creating as a gift for the readers of The Flourish Formula. It is going to be growing over the coming weeks!

More sophisticated than a simple body scan or breath meditation, the stress dissolving meditation actually resets your nervous system and helps to balance out your sympathetic (fight or flight response) with the parasympathetic (rest and digest) aspects of your nervous system.  You can try it here

And oh my goodness it is all systems go over here as we prepare to host the Granada, Nicaragua Flourish Retreat and Book Launch party in October. We have one spot remaining for this super special event and I am having so much fun shopping and gathering treats and planning outings and surprises for the women who are coming.

Plus the ebook drops on Amazon October 27. Mark that on your calendars, I will be doing a special virtual book reading that day from Nicaragua. And I am going for Amazon best seller status in my sub-genre and I’ll need your help to download the book during a specific hour. (Plus it will be free that day only.) More soon and specifics on how to get involved!

Next week I’ll reveal the full title – I think you are going to really like the subtitle. And the cover…. I had to literally lay down when I got the design in from the designer. It was all just so.very.real. A 100% positive body compass read

If you are a book lover like me you know how special a good cover is. How it makes you feel intrigued and invited. I can’t wait to share the cover with you!

So I’m pretty much all exclamation points over here today. And I love sharing the behind the scenes evolution with you. You can catch even more behind the scenes by following me on Instagram. Also I’m creating a new author page on Facebook so I will be inviting you over there to join me soon!

Love and all the good,

Courtney

PS I wrote a bit of a manifesto about the power of retreats this week on social media, which I include below. If you think this Nica retreat and book launch party might be for you — I really encourage you to take action now. We have an amazing group of women coming, and as I say below, quoting Thich Nhat Hanh:

Community is the new guru.

Just send me a note to say “I’m interested” and I will personally reply to answer your questions so together we can determine if it is a good fit. xoxo

Now that my husband is working with me he gets to see up close and personal how much energy goes into planning and leading retreats. And this got him wondering: Are they worth it?

This was a well timed question because we are in the middle of a total website redesign to go with publishing my new book The Flourish Formula (coming October 2017). So we need to know whether to make a page in the new website describing my retreat offerings.

So over tea yesterday he just posed the question:

Do you want to still do them? Are they too much?

I have done many, many retreats. I have hosted large ones (over a hundred women) and intimate ones in my house when I was just starting out. I especially love holding retreats in crazy beautiful locations.

Increasingly I’ve felt drawn to hosting retreats internationally: in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico over the spring and next month in Granada, Nicaragua.  So while I have this long history of holding space he is right:

It is good to pause and check in and make sure you still want to keep doing what you are doing.

So I let the question land. And I sat quiet for a moment. Before looking up and saying

“Yes.”

Yes retreats are a ton of work — as are all live events. (Seriously they are like little weddings:)

And I love high touch details. For example I’m currently looking for fetching bags and setting up excursions to volcanic lakes and old marketplaces and sampling the best coffee and chocolate for the group coming next month to Nicaragua.

So retreats take a lot of attention.

But here is the deal: I am into transformational work.

Into helping women RECEIVE the next level of their life with more ease (and truthfully more quickly) so that they don’t get stuck in all the gremlins and the pain but get to where they are being invited next:

To say yes to the pleasure. And the excitement. And the satisfaction of what they are here to do. And more than that — of connecting deeply to who they are here to Be.

And nothing transforms as much as live connections with other women. Women who are also laying down the mask. And reconnecting to what is true and stirring within.

As Thich-Nhat-Hanh reminds us:

Community is the new guru. Looking through vintage pics for the website overhaul I found this gem from a retreat I led last year at Ghost Ranch in New Mexico. I love how shiny, relaxed and happy we all look.

The combo of crazy beautiful spaces, super incisive tools, and the support of other women = the best.

So yes they are a ton of work. And yes retreats are part of my life and work/art.

Because I love them, and because I believe in their power to reset us, renew and restore us. Like nothing else.

And just so we are clear — the reset is not just for you. It is not merely a day at the spa (though I have _nothing_ against a day at the spa.) But the tools I teach are for serious people. For women who want to stop feeling like they are caught in a busyness fog and instead to feel present and sentient and eager each day as their feet hit the floor.

And this posture, this practice of presence is never just for you. It always spills over into your creativity, your family, your work, your life/art, whatever that may be.

We are down to one final spot for my upcoming retreat and book launch party in Granada, Nicaragua Oct 20-23. And applications will be closing soon.

Sometimes all we have to do is say yes to that ping of soul recognition. And we are met and held in ways we don’t expect.

So if you are feeling the nudge you will find all the details here. Including a fun Q & A call with lots of specifics.

Are you in? Let’s do this, lovely. Together.

Courtney

PS If this spot is calling you, I want you to know you are so warmly invited. We have an amazing group of women coming, I would love for you to join them. Reply here and we will talk more. And please forward the invitation if you know a friend or other woman in need of a serious reset. xxo

 

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of the forthcoming book The Flourish Formula and creator of the 8-step FLOURISH Coaching program. Courtney loves hosting retreats for women in nature and beauty-drenched locales.  Her next retreat is in Granada, Nicaragua from October 20-23rd. In  live events and through her coaching, Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. This summer she moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities, and area beaches to find their perfect spot to land. Interested to learn more about her FLOURISH coaching program or upcoming retreat? You can schedule your complimentary discovery session here.

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How To Create Your Giving Portfolio

How To Create Your Giving Portfolio

Happy Friday! It has been a big week around here. I hung my first piñata in my living room in honor of Rosetta’s birth. (Because You Only Turn Seven Once.) And we got the book back from the editor. Aaand I am finalizing the new website with my designer. In the midst of all this creative work a new desire is bubbling forth. It is currently on simmer. (more on that below)

When we left Dallas I left my volunteering behind.

For several years I had been helping to build up the school garden and it was a wonderful project.

But since we moved to Nicaragua I have needed a break from volunteering. I have needed quite honestly to rest and to focus on the basics: my family, nurturing my coaching business and serving my current clients, and taking care of my own health. (Did I tell you I got not one but two parasites in my first few weeks here? I knew eating those fresh-cut mangoes from the street vendor was not a good idea…. I was pretending I still had the stomach of steel I cultivated when living here for two-years in the Peace Corps.)

But last night I went on a walk with my man and I identified some new dreams. New aspects of life which I am feeling drawn to and ways I want to learn and to give back.

I’ll share more about those as they ripen – but for this week I wanted to revisit and reinvest in a powerful tool: Creating Your Giving Portfolio.

This practice is a lifeline especially in the face of the current events which will break your heart each and every morning before you even get to have your coffee. (Children texting their parents from underneath the rubble after the Mexican earthquake? Hurricanes? And more…)

How to respond in a conscious way?

And to feel like you are contributing to the world you desire not only in the wake of natural disasters or moments of big suffering, but day in and day out? 

Enter The Giving Portfolio

In the same way that we can (and should) create a portfolio to diversity our investments.

The Giving Portfolio lets us contribute in a whole range of ways to the causes which move us and in support of the changes we desire in our world.

You can approach creating your giving portfolio systematically – like deciding to allocate percentages to certain causes. (For example giving half to issues which are “global” and half to “local” needs.)

Or you can just let it unfold organically.

We tend to do a bit of both in our family – trying to balance between human and green/planet causes as well as local and global issues.

Plus we want to leave room for inspiration or to give just because it feels right.

Here is a peak at our current Giving Portfolio. Normally we support three or four at a time, right now we have eight which is a little unwieldy but fits our passions at this life stage:

350.org — a global, green-energy movement to respond to climate change.

NPR  — so grateful for this news source, especially now that we don’t live in the country and access it via the web.

Oxfam — we started giving to Oxfam when we were newly married and first returned from the Peace Corps. For us, this donation is a lifeline and a foundation of our family culture. No matter what season of our life and how much or little money we felt we had to spare (in grad school for example, or when our children were small and we dropped to one income for a season) we knew we wanted to be consistent with this one. Oxfam works to end the root causes of poverty. If you are looking for somewhere to give money to aid in the Mexico earthquake relief (or any natural disaster) they are a beautiful option because they are equipped both for immediate relief efforts and the long term support needed for the rebuild.

Ocean Conservancy — the inspiration to give here came last year when my parents took our family on a cruise.

International Elephant Foundation — this donation supports mounted patrols which prevent poachers in Kenya. You can even see pictures of the houses and meet the rangers which protect the wild animals. This is a kid pleaser! Super concrete.

Education Plus Nicaragua — this grassroots nonprofit teaches children in one of Granada’s poorest neighborhoods how to read and helps to break the cycle of poverty.

The Compassion Collective — Started in the wake of the Syrian refugee crisis I love their tag line: “there is no such thing as others peoples children.” Boom. They also support homeless youth in the U.S.

Texas Search and Rescue — We donated here in the wake of the Houston flood. They train volunteers to mobilize in the wake of disasters. We always try to find a way to donate which helps both in the immediate aftermath and also creates some increased capacities going forward so that it is not just a quick fix or band aid.

It is also super important for women to remember that giving is only part of relating well to money.

First actually comes the earning, then the saving/investing, then the giving. Which doesn’t mean that you can’t give before you have earned and saved a ton – far from it! But it does mean that if we are comfortable in our relationship to the first two aspects of money we will actually be equipped to give more. And from a place of security within ourselves.

Beyond (or in addition to money) the giving portfolio also includes where and how we give our time as volunteers.

In the U.S. I took the lead on this for our family. Since we moved to Nicaragua, Rich is the one with the regular volunteer commitments with Education Plus Nicaragua (featured above.)

You should see him staying up late to make flashcards to help the children he is tutoring learn their letters. Don’t tell him I told you but I find it really beautiful how committed he is and how he is creating meaningful relationships with children in a poor neighborhood in our town.

I take comfort in his commitment as the volunteer expression in our portfolio right now even as I need to take a break from it. You can create a giving portfolio as a family or as part of a book club or other committed small group. (You can read more about this and the origin of the giving portfolio practice in my life here.)

Setting these contributions up as regular donations makes me feel like I am consistently putting my money and life energy toward causes I hold most dear, which brings comfort in the wake of a newscycle full of human suffering.

Now over to you.
What is in your Giving Portfolio?

Is your Giving wanting to grow or shift toward new passions?

Can you let yourself volunteer and rest as part of a broader cycle of renewal or do you always feel like you “should” be doing more?

Leave me a comment below.

I’d love to hear! Courtney

Did you catch the recording from this week’s Q & A call about The Flourish Retreat? It will be available for a limited time — and what I cover in it may surprise you. We go deep into a talk about real money, investing in yourself, talking to your family about growth opportunities and more. 

One spot remains for my upcoming Flourish retreat and book launch party in Granada, Nicaragua. Is it yours? This is going to be such a unique and beautiful gathering. You can read all the details and register here.

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of the forthcoming book The Flourish Formula and creator of the 8-step FLOURISH Coaching program. Courtney loves hosting retreats for women in nature and beauty-drenched locales.  Her next retreat is in Granada, Nicaragua from October 20-23rd. In  live events and through her coaching, Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. This summer she moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities, and area beaches to find their perfect spot to land. Interested to learn more about her FLOURISH coaching program or upcoming retreat? You can schedule your complimentary discovery session here.

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How to Move Your Happiness Set Point + A Fresh Guided Meditation

How to Move Your Happiness Set Point + A Fresh Guided Meditation


Happy Friday! When you read this I will be hiking on a volcano with my children. The very same one where Rich and I took a group of brand new Peace Corps volunteers and I accidentally got them lost on an unopened section of trail. (Rich and I were both so, ahem, responsible we were tapped to train the new recruits. Well we figured after that experience they could handle anything. Rich was also so happy to see me he gave me a huge hug, which might just be the very beginning of our romance as I think back on it now…)

But I digress. While I am exploring Volcan Mombacho I have something special planned for you today including a fresh guided meditation — which is a sample of what I am creating as part of my “Flourish Formula Toolkit” to go with the release of the book. You get to try it out first!

Even though we know that happiness is only found in the present moment: it is a common human struggle to spend a big chunk of our lives anticipating the worst (car crashes/cancer in those we love) or waiting for the best (like when you finally earn that certain amount, get published, or meet your love.)

Yet have you heard about the studies on happiness?

People who win the lottery after a period of time actually end up no more happy. And those who have a life-altering accident and lose the use of their limbs, after an adjustment period, actually return to their baseline happiness point.

Shocking, right?

So what does this mean if people who have lived through the best and the worst find themselves returning to the same basic viewpoint on life?

It turns out we have a happiness set point.

External circumstances don’t shift it.

You know what does?

Meditation

So if you are interested in stretching your neural pathways and opening up your capacity to feel good — I invite you to invest in your meditation practice.

Here is a guided meditation to support you. This is a new type of meditation practice I haven’t shared before called Mudita. It is about training yourself to celebrate others’ success.

This is a super powerful idea — that rather than comparing and despairing (or wishing them ill) we can actually enjoy others’ accomplishments. And in so doing invite more joy and happiness to our own life.

Try it! And let me know how it goes!

You can enjoy it here.

(it turns out I am mispronouncing the word. So don’t say Mudita like me. The emphasis is more on the “a” like “Moo-di-tah.”)

Love and all the good,

Courtney “Always Learning” Pinkerton

PS Did you see I am having a Q and A call on Tuesday to answer all questions regarding my upcoming Flourish retreat? If any part of you is curious about the retreat reply here with your question and join me on the call. (It will be recorded if you can’t make it live. Call in details below.) xo


I am so excited to announce that we are opening up the final few spots for our much anticipated Flourish Retreat + Book Launch Party in Granada, Nicaragua

This new body of work, The Flourish Formula, was created from a deep desire to assist women who want to slow down yet accomplish/live/savor more.

Built out of more than a decade of professional, academic, and deep personal exploration it provides an elegant scaffolding or curriculum for enduring growth.

I also know that stretching into a new experience can stir our fears and bring up many questions.

So I am holding a live Q&A call where I will share many more details about the Flourish Retreat. I will be addressing questions from the practical to the profound such as…

* Where do I fly to?

* How do I get from the airport to the boutique hotel/retreat house?

* What is the plan for the food?

* I have not traveled internationally much by myself. Is it safe?

* I am coming by myself. Will there be groups of people getting together for dinner and other outings?

* Can I bring a friend?

* What kind of things should I bring? (I am a writer/artist/photographer. Can I bring supplies?)

* I’m totally into it but I am not sure I have the time or can afford it…

* How do I talk about the Flourish retreat with my spouse/partner?

* My spouse/partner/family doesn’t understand why this is important (or are nervous about me travelling) how do I explain this?

* How do I know, really KNOW that the Flourish Retreat is right for me at THIS time

Also this Nicaragua gathering is unique: it will be the only time that I am offering a book launch party on Saturday night (to celebrate the drop of my ebook on Amazon — and our big goal of best seller status — on October 27). Bring something feel-good and sassy to wear because I am taking you all out on the town to one of the most beautiful restaurants in Granada.

I will also be sharing some new insights I have not shared before (because I continue to evolve and trust me, this move of my whole family to Nicaragua has taught me a lot.)

We already have an incredible group of women from across the US — but we have been able to open up two more rooms at the beautiful colonial casa turned boutique hotel. (We have rented the whole thing. It will be a “casa privada” or private house, just for us:)

And I just have this feeling that there are a couple more women who are being called to join us at this unique gathering and want to make space for you and answer all your questions.

Your call in details are below — You may join via your computer (using the simple Zoom program) or call in from your cell phone, whatever is easiest.

Also I want to invite you to reply to this email to send me a question regarding the Flourish Retreat and I will address it on the call. (You can remain anonymous if you prefer and also you will get the recording if you can’t make it live.)

If you feel curious in any way about this special gathering (and a super unique travel destination) please join me and gift yourself the opportunity to learn more.

Date: Tuesday September 19th, 2017

Time: 12 PM CST/ 10AM Pacific/ 1PM EST

Topic: Flourish Retreat Q & A Call

Click here to join from your computer.

Or call in: US:

+1 646 558 8656  or  +1 669 900 6833

Meeting ID: 604 331 510

International numbers available here

The flourish formula is not another goal to accomplish but a way of life.

So excited to connect on the call! Please do feel free to forward this email on to a friend you think might be interested.

xo Courtney

PS. The Q&A will be recorded, but please make it live if you can. If you know you are interested to learn more reply here with any questions or just to let me know and I will make sure you receive the recording.


Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is a holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of the forthcoming book The Flourish Formula and creator of the 8-step FLOURISH Coaching program. Courtney loves hosting retreats for women in nature and beauty-drenched locales.  Her next retreat is in Granada, Nicaragua from October 20-23rd. In  live events and through her coaching, Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. This summer she moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities, and area beaches to find their perfect spot to land. Interested to learn more about her FLOURISH coaching program or upcoming retreat? You can schedule your complimentary discovery session here.

Want to get the latest from Courtney?  Sign up here and receive a sneak-peek into her brand new book The Flourish Formula . . .
Coming this Fall!

Want to Know What the Flourish Retreat is Really All About? All Your Questions Answered

Want to Know What the Flourish Retreat is Really All About? All Your Questions Answered

I am so excited to announce that we are opening up the final few spots for our much anticipated Flourish Retreat + Book Launch Party in Granada, Nicaragua.

This new body of work, The Flourish Formula, was created froma deep desire to assist women who want to slow down yet accomplish/live/savor more.

Built out of more than a decade of professional, academic,and deep personal exploration it provides an elegant scaffolding or curriculum for enduring growth.

I also know that stretching into a new experience can stir our fears and bring up many questions.

So I am holding a live Q&A call where I will share many more details about the Flourish Retreat. I will be addressing questions from the practical to the profound such as…

  • Where do I fly to?
  • How do I get from the airport to the boutique hotel/retreat house?
  • What is the plan for the food?
  • I have not traveled internationally much by myself. Is it safe?
  • I am coming by myself. Will there be groups of people getting together for dinner and other outings?
  • Can I bring a friend?
  • What kind of things should I bring? (I am awriter/artist/photographer. Can I bring supplies?)
  • I’m totally into it but I am not sure I have the time or can afford it…
  • How do I talk about the Flourish retreat with my spouse/partner?
  • My spouse/partner/family doesn’t understand why this is important (or are nervous about me travelling) how do I explain this?
  • How do I know, really KNOW that the Flourish Retreat is right for me at THIS time

And because pictures are more powerful than words I also share some retreat pics below to give you the feel for this kind of gathering. These showcase some of the texture from my retreat in Mexico. While there is no salsa dancing this time trust me I have fun treats and surprises in store. Let someone spoil you for a change.

I will also be sharing some new insights I have not shared before (because I continue to evolve and trust me, this move of my whole family to Nicaragua has taught me a lot.)

Also this Nicaragua gathering is unique: it will be the only time that I am offering a book launch party on Saturday night (to celebrate the drop of my ebook on Amazon — and our big goal of best seller status — on October 27). Bring something feel-good and sassy to wear because I am taking you all out on the town to one of the most beautiful restaurants in Granada.

We already have an incredible group of women from across the US — but we have been able to open up two more rooms at the beautiful colonial casa turned boutique hotel. (We have rented the whole thing. It will be a “casa privada” or private house, just for us:)

And I just have this feeling that there are a couple more women who are being called to join us at this unique gathering and want to make space for you and answer all your questions.

Your call in details are below — you may join via your computer or simply call in from your cell phone, whatever is easiest.

Also send me question regarding the Flourish Retreat personally to cp@courtneypinkerton.com and I will address it on the call. (Recorded if you can’t make it live.)

If you feel curious in any way about this special gathering in five hundred year old colonial town (and a super unique travel destination) please join me and gift yourself the opportunity to learn more.

Date: Tuesday September 19th, 2017
Time: 12 PM CST10AM Pacific/ 1PM EST
Topic: Flourish Retreat Q & A Call

Click here to join from your computer. (This will allow you to see me via a video feed.)

Or call in: US: +1 646 558 8656  or +1 669 900 6833
Meeting ID: 604 331 510
International numbers available here:

The flourish formula is not another goal to accomplish but away of life.

So excited to connect on the call! Please do feel free to forward this page on to a friend you think might be interested.

xo Courtney

PS. The Q&A will be recorded, but please make it live if you can. If you know you are interested to learn more reply here with any questions or just to let me know and I will make sure you receive the recording.

 

 

 

Courtney Pinkerton, M.Div & M.PP, is holistic life coach and the founder of Bird in Hand Coaching. She holds dual masters degrees from Harvard Divinity School and Harvard Kennedy School and is the author of the forthcoming book The Flourish Formula and creator of the 8-step FLOURISH Coaching program. Courtney loves hosting retreats for women in nature and beauty-drenched locales.  Her next retreat is in Granada, Nicaragua from October 20-23rd. In  live events and through her coaching, Courtney helps busy women unlock their greatest gifts and thrive in their personal lives. This summer she moved to Nicaragua with her husband Richard Amory and their three children where together they are exploring volcanic islands, colonial cities, and area beaches to find their perfect spot to land. Interested to learn more about her FLOURISH coaching program or upcoming retreat? You can schedule your complimentary discovery session here.