The Reboot Quest

September 30 - October 8, 2019
“It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work and when we no longer know which way to go, we have begun our real journey.” - Wendell Berry
  • "The two words that best capture my Reboot Quest experience are clarity and connection. The exercises and ceremonies helped me feel emotionally clear and the fasting surprisingly helped me feel physically clear. In that state, I was able to "clear my pipes" of remnants from my past that were still holding me back today. And then, I was able to clearly envision what I genuinely want out of my life, now and in the future. This was the clarity I sought from my quest and it was only possible through connection. Throughout the week, I felt deep connection with our wise and skillful guides, Jim and Jade, with the other questers, who all fully showed up with openness and vulnerability, and with Mother Nature, who supported us in a way I can only describe as energetic. I am very grateful for this life-changing and life-affirming experience and would recommend Reboot Quest to anyone who is seeking the support and connection to have clarity in their lives."

    Greg Tseng

    Greg Tseng

    Co-founder and CEO of Tagged

  • "As a lifelong skeptic of touchy-feely methods to answer complex questions, I wasn’t sure the Vision Quest was going to do anything for me. I gave it a shot because I wasn’t making progress any other way. I found that just like computers resort to heuristics for computationally intractable problems, people can tap into emotional and physical heuristics to help solve complex personal challenges. The Vision Quest provided a structure for employing these unfamiliar tools, and (despite my skepticism) I came home with a much clearer vision of what was truly important to me, as well as the tools to make that vision actionable into a more joyful and fulfilling life. I would highly recommend this experience to anyone stuck in a life challenge that resists rational solution - for this engineer, the Vision Quest was transformational."

    Tom Shields

    Entrepreneur

  • "Once I began to realize how valuable this work is, I went all in...And I came back with some pretty deep insights that I predict will help me be more joyful, more fulfilled, and more successful. I have a lot of work still to do, but I know the way forward, and I’m no longer stuck in a rut. I think a Vision Quest can be a deeply rational structure for addressing life challenges, and a path to becoming more joyful and fulfilled."

    Tom Shields

    Tom Shields

    Programmer and Entrepreneur

The Reboot Quest is truly a one-of-a-kind experience to support startup CEO’s, founders and other leaders who are confronted with personal and professional questions that won’t go away. Questions like “What’s next for me?” “What am I really here to do?” “Who am I really beyond my business identity?” “What if I really lived the life that is mine to live?”

Designed for members of the startup community who are in the midst of change or sense it coming.  If you are experiencing that maybe you long to enrich your personal life as much as your business world but don’t know where to turn. This life-changing experience is based on the arc of a journey of transformation in which we acknowledge what is ending, dying or being shed so that we can more clearly see and welcome what is coming forth.  In our return, we will recognize a more authentic self-emerging and will see more of our true work to do in the world.

This quest has its roots in a traditional pan-cultural rite of passage sometimes called a Vision Quest; a remarkable ceremony that people have turned to for support in difficult times throughout history. It is a return to nature as teacher and as a mirror for our truest selves. It’s a journey that supports our wholeness as human beings, helping us to better understand and embrace parts of ourselves we may have ignored, misunderstood, hidden or judged, and the unique artistry, gifts, and authentic voice we have to bring forth in our lives and in our work. Humans who have embraced this wholeness make better leaders.

The impact that can come from this journey can be understood in the shifts in our own identity and self-awareness for who we are and who we’re becoming, how we show up in our relationships, how we are to lead the work we are a part of and living a unique and authentic life.

Do you love yourself enough to listen with the ears of your heart to the other voices of yourself speaking? – Beno Kennedy

We know the transformative power of the wilderness intrinsically here at Reboot. Jerry’s Vision Quest, led by our own Jim Marsden and Jade Sherer, whom you’ll meet on this special episode of the podcast, was a pivotal moment for him. (In fact, it’s Jerry who cries in this episode.)

So when our heart started beating fast and our palms got sweaty as we talked about designing a Vision-Quest-type-Bootcamp for startup leaders, we leaned.

This is your opportunity. Are you hearing the call?

WHO

Startup CEO’s, business leaders, or founders experiencing significant change in their life or the sense of impending and momentous personal shifts. 8-10 participants will be led by Reboot’s Jim Marsden and Jade Sherer, who’ve been guiding quests for more than 30 years combined, through a rigorous yet restorative nine-day adventure. This program is limited to 10 participants.

Included in this experience are 2 group calls to prepare you facilitated by Jim and Jade, and 3 group council calls to help you integrate the experience once you’ve returned.

WHEN

September 30 – October 8, 2019.

WHERE

Like the “vision quest” of many indigenous cultures, this contemporary approach is rooted in dedicated time in wild nature and we’ve chosen a special, wild location – Blacktail Ranch in Wolf Creek, MT.

HOW MUCH

The cost is $7,000, and includes the following ($100 extra for a shuttle to and from the nearest airport):

  • All meals from arrival to departure
  • Retreat center accommodations
  • Guide fees, insurance, and permits
A non-refundable deposit of $1,000 is due upon acceptance to the program.

Apply

Dear friend,

This note seeks those of you who are opening up to a deeper inquiry to who you are, what matters now in your life, and how to live and lead from this place within you that years to live in alignment with whom you’re discovering yourself to be.

We’re inviting you to an 8 day Vision Fast in the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains in Montana. We’ve made arrangements with a ranch that has over 8,000 acres next to a national forest. Here, you’ll have access to amazing landscapes, beautiful scenery and wildlife, and plenty of space to hold you in the journey ahead.

We’re asking you to place day to day obligations and busy-ness to the side, and instead, bring all of yourself to the wilderness. We’re inviting you to a journey that is individual in nature but consisting of work that you can’t do alone. An experience to help you see and engage your life to be lived.

We’ll support you, and a small group of others (no more than 8 total) in a journey that has helped many over the years who carry an awareness that there is a significant life transition underway, and a life beyond that is calling. Perhaps you, too, recognize that what you’re going through can’t be “thought through” or “problem solved” but rather it is direct, experienced-based, inquiry that holds the keys. An experience where Nature is both guide and support for you. Read More

Dear friend,

This note seeks those of you who are opening up to a deeper inquiry to who you are, what matters now in your life, and how to live and lead from this place within you that years to live in alignment with whom you’re discovering yourself to be.

We’re inviting you to an 8 day Vision Fast in the wild beauty of the Rocky Mountains in Montana. We’ve made arrangements with a ranch that has over 8,000 acres next to a national forest. Here, you’ll have access to amazing landscapes, beautiful scenery and wildlife, and plenty of space to hold you in the journey ahead.

We’re asking you to place day to day obligations and busy-ness to the side, and instead, bring all of yourself to the wilderness. We’re inviting you to a journey that is individual in nature but consisting of work that you can’t do alone. An experience to help you see and engage your life to be lived.

We’ll support you, and a small group of others (no more than 10 total) in a journey that has helped many over the years who carry an awareness that there is a significant life transition underway, and a life beyond that is calling. Perhaps you, too, recognize that what you’re going through can’t be “thought through” or “problem solved” but rather it is direct, experienced-based, inquiry that holds the keys. An experience where Nature is both guide and support for you.

This journey begins upstream of our physical time together. It starts the moment you say “yes!”. We’ll have some time before we meet in Montana to prepare and help you make the most of our time together. When we meet as a group in Montana, we’ll have 8 days during which we’ll dive more deeply into what’s stirring within you, prepare you for your solo time and fast – a 4 day fast that includes a 3 days (and nights!) solo. We’ll take time after your solo to help you integrate what you’ve experienced and what you are learning, and continue to support you after our time together. Perhaps the most critical part of the journey is how you bring to your life that which you’ve learned and gained from the Montana wilderness.

Jade and I have been guiding this work together for 17 years. This work is land-based; it is a return to our roots in wild nature. Last year we brought a group to this magnificent Montana landscape, and we were met with a fierce beauty that drew the participants deeply into their own interior landscape. A Quest is different from a Reboot Bootcamp in that the work is companioned primarily by the land and its inhabitants, and that you have the unique experience of time in solitude and reflection that has the possibility of shaking your foundations in crucial and vital ways.

If as you read this, you notice a response in your body that pulls you towards it and catches your attention, we know that you may be full of questions, or would like to talk about this!

If you are interested, reach out. Jade and I are happy to speak with you and can support you as you make a decision that is the right for you.

You can either respond here to reach Jim and Jade directly.
Or go to the Reboot Quest Page to find out more!

We are always thrilled to open this door for folks and feel honored to be witness and guide for this astounding process!

Warmly,

Jim and Jade

APPLY

This Quest if full, feel free to apply to get on the waiting list.

Participants will be invoiced $1,000 upon acceptance into the program. If you have questions about the quest, reach out to jim@reboot.io and jade@reboot.io.

  • This Quest if full, feel free to apply to get on the waiting list. If for any reason you are having trouble submitting the application form, please email your responses to hello@reboot.io

  • Cancellation Policy

    For Bootcamps for which a non-refundable deposit is required to secure your seat, cancellations received 35 or more days before the first-day of the retreat, you will receive a refund equal to 90% of the portion of the registration fee that is not the non-refundable deposit. For cancellations received between 21 and 34 days before the first-day of the retreat, you will receive 50% of the portion of the registration fee that is not the non-refundable deposit. For cancellations received fewer than 21 days before the first-day of the retreat, you will forfeit your entire registration fee. For other Bootcamps, cancellations received 35 or more days before the first-day of the retreat, you will receive a full refund less an administrative fee of 10% of the total registration fee. For cancellations received between 21 and 34 days before the first-day of the retreat, you will receive half of the total registration fee. For cancellations received fewer than 21 days before the first-day of the retreat, you will forfeit your entire registration fee. All cancellations must be in writing and received by midnight mountain time to be eligible for the bracketed refund periods. Refunds will be processed within one month of the date on which the cancellation is received.
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