For Young Presidents’ Organization groups

YPO retreats are positive, supportive environments in which like minded people inspire each other to maximise their leadership potential, sense of purpose and life fulfilment.

A retreat creates the perfect environment for you to take a step back and look at life, identifying genuine priorities and make far-reaching changes if appropriate. Forums could be focused on:

  • Value-based life planning
  • The power of ‘Vulnerable Leadership’ and emotional intelligence
  • Finding Purpose, balance and deep satisfaction
  • Living life at a higher altitude
  • Crafting success

Retreats can be customized or thematic. Andro will work with your group to make sure you get the experience you are looking for. Andro has run some well received retreat experiences that are outlined below just to give you a taste. So whether you want something unique tailored or you wish to go with an existing theme the choice is yours.


Andro understands that sometimes a forum will discover an area or popular topic they want to explore during the retreat. These are topics that may have been touched on previously during a presentation. In these circumstances Andro can adjust the agenda to accommodate the prevailing needs in the forum.

These topics may involve exploring work/life balance, sexual relationships, family, success, personal power and effectiveness, ageing parents to name but a few.

Retreats are focused on boosting the forum’s energy levels and commitment to each other with a view to getting to the next level of deeper connection and trust.


Andrzej Bachleda-Curuś

Co-Funder and CEO / Bachleda Investment Group

Being new to YPO and Forum, Andro was my first Forum Retreat Coach. She did an amazing job not only introducing new members but also integrating the entire group. Her ability to sense everyone’s key issues and drivers is truly outstanding. She was able to provide me with tools to enrich my life within two days of the Forum retreat. Thanks to Andro my Forum journey is set to an amazing start.

Anthony Tinker

Leading Director / iTSLeadership Ltd

I wished to write to thank you for facilitating a really impactful retreat for our EO Forum. iTSLeadershipYou gently guided us to understand each other in more depth and have deeper, more meaning full and impactful conversations so that, in future, we can truly support each other to realise our full potential. By the end of the meeting I felt our conversations had been transformed .....

John Lynch

WPO Poland

Our Transformation Forum retreat, run by Facilitator Andro Donovan was the highest impact retreat I attended in my 10 years in Forum. We had Andro in the past for a “traditional retreat’ and she was fantastic, so coming into this transformational retreat, I wasn’t expecting anything other than normal excellence. But the transformational forum retreat that she organized for us was simply .....

Mehmet Ali Karamehmet


As a YPO Forum, I feel that we had the most effective, fruitful, and enjoyable Forum Retreat during our 3 year history. Andro asked us to move outside of our comfort zones, but what she actually did was to expand our comfort zones so we could evolve to a new level, both individually and as a Group. Andro’s methods and personality does not push you to participate, but rather pulls you into .....

Roberto Saint-Malo


Andro served as a resource at a Parent-Child Scuba diving event I organized for YPO in Mallorca last Summer (2011). Her mandate was to push both children and parent out of their comfort zones, as a means to gain greater perspective on and enrich relationships. She was extremely conscientious at every step of the process and it was a pleasure to work with her. Most if not all .....

Jackson von der Ohe

Chief Executive Officer / Gateway Mechanical Services

Andro Donovan is like a horse whisperer for CEO’s and Forums, gently coaxing out deeper levels of discovery and achievement. These skills were clearly hard won through study and experience, but there is something deeper here…wisdom

Jacques Gaillard.

CEO and owner / Beau Rivage Geneva

Dear Andro, I didn’t like your facillitation! I adored it!!! ? This day and a half with you and the boys has helped me on my journey to a more serene and assuming life. You managed to reassure me that emotions are much more powerful than a rational and intellectual approach to any situation. I appreciate the sober way you shared your own personal experiences and also the way you managed to get participants to express their emotions with spontaneity and sincerity. Also, you mastered the method with talent and flexibility, making this learning a challenging but enjoyable one. I will conclude with one word only: thank you! Looking forward to read your book and to have a chance to meet you along the line sometimes again, I send you, dear Andro my very best regards,