Retreat 2nd – 9th August 2015

Executive Development


Want to learn how to reach your top executive performance and to maintain it long-term? Want to learn how to avoid Executive Burnout Syndrome? Want to further develop as a leader?

Stop making excuses: Participate in Essential Executive Endurance!

Disconnect and develop in ZAGORIA GREECE

The ideal natural setting for this development retreat where you will disconnect from the stress of a demanding corporate career and be able to focus on developing your professional development and endurance.

Alex Panayotou’s Essential Executive Endurance retreat is based in Papigo, one of the Zagoria villages famous for its calm untouched beauty, wild mountain trails, crystal clear rivers, and its amazing views of the Pindus Mountain range. This setting is the perfect backdrop to learn and develop the tools and habits necessary to ensure not only your top performance, but also the long term achieving of it.

Why Essential Executive Endurance?

In today’s executive environment, short term success doesn’t guarantee your ability to continue over the long term. Executive Burnout and Stress Syndrome are realities – they are some of the most financially and productively damaging problems of the high-level corporate world. This program offers you the tools to fine-tune your individual development and to ensure you will avoid such obstacles by encouraging you to focus on all areas of your life.

The program

Essential Executive Endurance is a demanding and focused professional development course aimed at helping you achieve executive endurance. We will be addressing all fundamental areas that affect your work performance: personal development, interpersonal development, general physical health, diet, and exercise amongst others. We will show the importance of optimum physical and mental health for long-term professional success.

A balance between group sessions and one-on-ones ensures that the program content will be adapted to each participant’s particular situation. Daily outdoor activities are designed for improving physical fitness and fine-tuning concentration and focus, while at the same time enabling participants to fully enjoy the spectacular natural setting. We aim for top performance and endurance from developing and maintaining a healthy body and mind.

Who for?

• Executives and professionals concerned with long term success in a high-paced corporate world.

• Individuals wishing to maximise their effect and power in leadership positions or develop into leaders.

• For anyone beginning to feel the strain of several demanding years at a high position in the corporate environment, and wishing to return to top physical and mental capacity before the stress and lifestyle elements seriously takes their toll.


At Essential Executive Endurance we focus on the executive not as a corporate tool, but as an individual whom, if he/she is to be able to reach his/her top professional performance and maintain it, must address every aspect of his/her life. It’s not enough to just take high-level business development programs – we need to address our lives holistically so as to guarantee our professional endurance over the years. At Essential Executive Endurance we focus on mental and physical development and stability, and show how important each is in achieving and maintaining a high powered professional career.


Participants will leave Essential Executive Endurance with a clear focus on what they need to do so as to ensure long term-executive resilience while performing at their maximum level. They will have the necessary information and tools for achieving optimum health and for continued high level corporate success. Each will have a personalised approach to fit their own particular situation.

This is a 7 days and 7 nights deluxe all-inclusive (excluding airfare) development program with daily sessions, superb local meals, and nature at its purest.

Development sessions

These sessions may vary in title, order, or content depending on participants – the program is tailored to each group and each individual specifically. However, the overall inputs and objectives will be consistent with this unique overall approach.

One on One. One – or as required two – private sessions aimed at self-analysis and focusing on each executive’s daily/weekly/monthly program. Gives solutions to individual time constrains and family limitations.

Personal & Interpersonal Excellence. Focuses on how to achieve your maximum potential and develop a positive attitude to better handle and overcome all manner of obstacles, and deals with developing interpersonal relations as a leader via Personal Excellence.

Think Positive. Shows participants the importance of developing a positive attitude to life, both in and out of the workplace and gives them the daily tools with which to do so.

Healthy Habits. Teaches healthy executive habits aimed at improving the mental and physical health of even the busiest professional.

Move or Die. Addresses the importance of exercise in our lives and the positive affect it has on our mental stability, self-esteem and professional performance, as well as our physical well-being.

Visualisation. One of the strongest tools for achieving your goals – teaches the art of developing your most powerful tool: your mind.

You Are What You Eat and Drink. Shows the fundamental importance of our diet and highlights how it affects our physical and mental well-being, and also how it affects our professional performance. We show that through reaching optimum health you can not only further your career but also maintain it long-term.

Outdoors activities

Essential Executive Endurance is a tailor-made program, so the order and choice of the outdoor activities are subject to change depending on weather conditions as well as the individual participants’ level of fitness and ages. Routes and activities may include:

Vikos Gorge Trek/Run

Drakolimni Lake Trek/Run

Voidomatis River Walk


Papigo-Kokkino Lithari – Mikro Papigo Walk

Ovires/Kolimpithres (natural rock swimming pools)

Rafting (optional)

Rock Climbing (optional)


Horseback riding

What’s included?

Deluxe lodging (single occupancy) in beautiful, traditional Zagori mountain hotel

Welcome gift – t-shirt, notebook & more

Insurance for all activities

Orientation session

• Daily guided morning outdoor activity

One-on-one session (minimum one session)

• Daily afternoon theory sessions

• Special relaxation sessions

• All necessary printed training material

• Homemade abundant breakfast buffet with local specialties

Picnic lunches & fresh fruit daily

• Afternoon tea/coffee with homemade cakes or cookies

• Abundant evening meal – healthy Greek specialties

Guided tourist route of the Zagori villages (optional)

Rafting (optional)

Goodbye celebration

Goodbye gift


• Airport pick up & delivery & all transport during the stay

The complete trip

Travel: A mini-bus will collect all participants arriving at Thessaloniki (Salónica) airport and will return them to Thessaloniki airport. Transport will be arranged separately for people wishing to arrive at Ioannina Airport (please ask for details).

Participants are responsible for their own travel arrangements to Greece.

Lodging: In Papigo Village at Tsouka Rossa, a luxury private boutique hotel in the traditional style with top modern facilities – spacious interiors and gardens with stunning views of the surrounding mountains.

Food: Abundant, healthy, and delicious traditional Greek and international cuisine all prepared from fresh local produce. Menus are designed for optimum health and enjoyment.

For further information you can contact us by e-mail:

or telephone +34 692 099 875 / +34 618 270 122

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