The Conscious Leaders Quest

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June 21-27, 2024 · Bozeman, MT

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Leading with purpose is more challenging now than ever.

Our rapidly changing world adds stress and anxiety to our lives at every turn.

How will you respond to this moment?

Join our coaching community and leadership adventures (aka retreats), that challenges today’s modern leader to be the best version of themselves.

CLQ takes a holistic approach to mind, body and business. Leaders then discover the best in themselves and cultivate the best in others.

Our formula is simple but the multiplier effect of one leader’s impact will ripple through the world as they embody leadership as a way of being, and not a role.

Become the Conscious Leader that your team – your family – and the world – needs now.

Start your quest

A quest is a long or arduous search within the journey of a lifetime. Our ability to lead ourselves in a way that creates positive influence on others may well be our life’s work. The Conscious Leaders Quest is for those that want to be better tomorrow than they are today.

Is your leadership quest to find equanimity (mental calmness, composure, and evenness of temper, especially in a difficult situation)?
Is it to understand how to use stress as a resource?
Could it be to master your inner leadership skills to create the space for those around you to achieve their full potential?

If we had you at equanimity, then apply here to see if you may be ready to join a purpose-driven group of 12 leaders on a 5 day quest to strengthen your impact as a human & leader.

The Three Promises of The Conscious Leaders Quest

  1. You will experience a deeply personal transformation.
  2. You will create meaningful connection with participants to accelerate your growth as a leader.
  3. You will go home with actionable tools that you can apply in your business to amplify the performance of your leadership, teams and workplace culture.

Outcomes of Your Quest

  • Gain daily practices to scale up your leadership effectiveness
  • Understand the neuroscience of reactivity and how this relates to your ability to solve problems, innovate and adapt to change
  • Increase your positive influence to get better, faster results from yourself & others
  • Learn the skills to create a community you can then bring back to your team
  • Own accountability for your actions in a way that allows you to see solutions for all problems
  • Leverage the latest science behind high-performance workplace cultures to implement strategies in your company
  • Navigate the ability to find deep meaning in life, even in moments of despair.
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Leadership is not a role – it’s a way of being! We cannot not have influence – the question is are we having positive or negative influence, appreciation or depreciation? We are all leaders, but you have to “awaken” to the true leader inside.

– Dr. Danny Friedland

Your Quest will take place in the jungles and beaches of Nosara, Costa Rica.

Why Nosara?
This is a town where people come for enlightenment – there is a heart energy and healing quality that abounds. Nosara is home to yoga retreats, surfers, lovers of nature and a slower pace of life. All this creates a special community, and you will be supported along your journey by fellow travelers, the jungle, the beach and even the dusty roads.

Attendees will stay at the Costa Rican boutique beach hotel Olas Verdes which is a short walk  from our retreat base at Casa Verano Eterno. Other excursions will take place throughout the Nosara community.

Who is the Conscious Leaders Quest for?

Great for Leaders who:

Not for Leaders who:

The Team

Michael Diettrich-Chastain

Founder & CEO, Arc Integrated

Michael Diettrich Chastain is an author, speaker, professional coach and consultant dedicated to peak performance. Michael is an expert on peak performance in the workplace and is passionate about helping leaders and teams create company cultures of engagement, sustainability, and purpose. 

He is the founder of Arc Integrated, a leadership development consultancy serving teams and leaders around the globe. Michael is widely regarded by the various CEO’s and leaders he has worked with as the “go to resource” for helping to transform the company cultures in which he works. 

Michael’s writing has been featured in Time, Money, Entrepreneur and The Washington Post and his first book (Changes) which was released in 2019 became an instant best seller in multiple categories. Michael’s mission is to help create and maintain purpose driven organizations that elevate the consciousness of all involved.

Ron Hill

Founder & Purpose Sherpa, The Conscious Leaders Quest

Ron Hill is a Purpose Sherpa focused on guiding heart-based leaders and their companies to organizational clarity, developing the next generation of heart-based leaders, and creating conversations and events to unlock collective wisdom.

Ron will help guide you and your organization through transformation on Purpose. A consultant thinks they have all the answers, but as a Purpose Sherpa, Ron helps you to uncover what is already in the fabric of your DNA or the DNA of your company.

Through his own 25 year experience of growing a purpose-driven organization, Ron understands the challenge of creating psychological safety and an organization where all voices get to be heard. Collective wisdom will always be greater than our individual wisdom. As part of your journey, Ron will guide you through a process that unlocks this collective wisdom.

Peter Katz

Peter Katz

JUNO-Nominated Musician & Storyteller

Peter is one of Canada’s most in-demand speakers, being called on to give his highly customized ‘Keynote Concerts’ to countless companies and organizations across various industries like Bell, Xerox, Royal Lepage, American Express, Purolator, Mars, Trillium Health and Royal Bank, to name a few.  

Peter Katz is also a JUNO Award & Canadian Screen Award-nominated singer-songwriter who has spent the past 15 years touring internationally. He has been described by many of his fans and speaking clients as “a thunderbolt for the soul”.

Renowned CBC radio host Tom Power described Peter’s music as “one of the most heartfelt, beautiful, and vulnerable records of the year… an astonishing record”. To date, his music has been streamed over 6 million times and his music videos have over 21 million views on YouTube. His music is used regularly on film & TV, including CBC Television’s 2016 Rio Olympics / Paralympics coverage.

Melissa Kahlan

Melissa Kahlan

Conscious Concierge

Driven by a calling to support people along their journey.

Melissa is a hospitality specialist who uses her innate understanding of personal needs, sense of duty and creativity to amplify opportunities and solve problems as a liaison for visitors to Costa Rica.

A true world ambassador at heart, Melissa moved to Costa Rica in 2005. She fell in love with the Costa Rican nature and lifestyle which gave her the right platform to dive deeper into her practices. She has traveled to India where she joined a Kundalini yoga training located in the foothills of the Himalayas. For Melissa this training was an experience of a lifetime. More than yoga the experience provided a deep connection within that allowed the inner voice of wisdom to come forth.

Angela Howell

Angela Howell

Modern Kundalini, Breathwork, Reiki & Meditation

I am on a mission to help make the world a better place for All of us. Teaching Yoga, Living Yoga and Keeping it Real Authentic and honest. – Sat Nam

Eskil Bjerkestrand

Eskil Bjerkestrand

Filmmaker & Photographer

Eskil specialises in telling impactful stories that inspire human connection, connection to self and to nature through visual art.

He tells these stories through art photography and filmmaking.

April 19-25, 2024

Friday – travel day

Saturday (Day 1) – 3 pm start – intro to Connection, intention, opening ceremony, group dinner

Sunday (Day 2) –  morning movement, morning session, intro to Ritual, group dinner & entertainment

Monday (Day 3) –  morning movement, morning session, intro to Adventure, surfing, group dinner

Tuesday (Day 4) – morning movement, intro to Wisdom, choose your own adventure, closing ceremony (beach dinner, sunset, fire ceremony)

Wednesday (Day 5) – morning movement, scheduled one-on-one coaching for integrating your experience as you return home, free time, & group dinner

Thursday – checkout & travel home… or enjoy Nosara a bit longer on your own


Accommodations include 6 nights lodging at the Olas Verdes Costa Rican boutique beach hotel in a single occupancy Luxury Suite.

You will stay in comfort surrounded by the calming sounds of waves and wildlife; Olas Verdes is an all-suite hotel with a prime location in Playa Guiones, Nosara Costa Rica. 

Photos courtesy Olas Verdes Hotel

Area Attractions and Activities

Space is Limited!


The April Nosara retreat includes 6 nights of luxury accommodations, concierge services, most meals, and airport transportation to and from Nosara. Cost does not include airfare. Please see The Quester Experience page to understand everything that is included within The Conscious Leadership Quest experience.

Simple 3 step process:
  1. Fill out the CLQ application which will be reviewed within 48 hours of being submitted;
  2. Someone from our team will reach out to schedule an interview (a time to connect and make sure this is a good fit for all);
  3. Pay for your seat.
We recommend spending extra time in Nosara if you are able.  We will have a concierge on our team that can inquire about extending your stay at Olas Verdes or make suggestions for others options around Nosara.  Your first night of accommodations will be 4/19/24 which will give you about 24 hours before the opening of the retreat.  If you want come early, just let us know and we will see if Olas Verdes can accommodate you. Contact with any inquiries.

We will follow all CDC and Costa Rican guidelines for COVID.  Masks are not required at this point, but we will follow local guidelines in case that changes.  We will be mostly open air during the retreat. Anyone experiencing symptoms of COVID will be required to test and follow current guidelines. 

While yoga and surfing abounds in Costa Rica, this is not a yoga or surf retreat. Both will play a role in understanding the neuroscience of energy & stress, and how we are all wired for reactivity.  These methodologies are part of many practices that will be shared during CLQ Nosara allowing the creation of space to make better choices.

You can request a cancellation and refund up until February 15th, 2024.  After that date there are no refunds for cancellations (unless your seat is filled and paid in full).

Once you commit to attending the April 2024 retreat in Nosara, we will send you a payment link to pay the balance or find a monthly payment option. Payment options cover all credit cards, and ACH bank drafts. We will allow you to make payments up until February 15th, 2024 when all seats need to be paid in full. If you need other options, just reach out to us.

Yes, we require you to have a travel insurance policy that covers medical evacuation in case of emergency.  It will also be helpful to have coverage in case of COVID or other shutdowns which out of our control. Allianz Travel and World Nomads have great travel policies.

Please contact The Conscious Leadership Quest team at or call Michael at 828-365-6228.
The Conscious Leaders Quest

Apply for the upcoming retreat in Nosara:
April 19-25, 2024


Registration closes March 18, 2024

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