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SABATIGO

The Leadership Journey

The business landscape has buckled under Covid's earthquake. Your elite talent feel it. Every time they're headhunted or think about the "Great Resignation,"  they look at where their values and passion intersect with your business. Will they stay or leave? Sabatigo's re-imagined sabbaticals are built to help answer this question in favor of your business. We regenerate your brightest stars from burnout. While escalating their leadership profiles and enterprise-level wisdom to feature the empathy, resilience, and innovative wonder your business needs now. After their Sabatigo, they'll come back on fire for what's next in their leadership journey with you. 

WHAT IS SABATIGO?

We are a curated short sabbatical that makes executives and their management teams feel, think and lead better.

How?

Think of the greatest study-abroad program ever. Then imagine a learning community of highly-gifted executives, hailing from top global companies in vasty different business sectors. And an elite faculty of  authors, professors and coaches. Whose TEDx talks have been seen by every business leader in the world and whose lectures at Harvard, Stanford and Columbia have defined the parameters of business leadership today.  Now combine these elements with the amazing business and cultural ecosystems of the two world cities that host us? That's Sabatigo.

 

Our bespoke  leadership journeys are 1 or 2-week high-impact experience abroad. Where our expert faculty constructs each day to maximize how your top leaders explore a more mindful, empathic and resilient leadership style.  All with the vitally important sensory experience of "being elsewhere" that's at the heart of why Sabatigo selects international host cities like Paris and Berlin to drive our custom solution.

Whether your business prefers to send a single executive, a management team or an entire leadership cohort, Sabatigo is fully customizable to support the goals your business has for its leaders.

 

 

ONE JOURNEY
THREE PATHS

Sabatigo's holistic  program unfolds over a period of 1 or 2 weeks. (Your business decides the time-frame that's best for your leaders.) During the journey, Sabatigo offers a daily curation of deeply immersive experiences in leadership and mindfulness along three bespoke pathways.

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EMPATHY AND RESILIENCE
 

Sabatigo escalates your top talent toward a refined practice of "soft skill" leadership. Using our cities to explore historic examples of empathy, GRIT and adversity, Dr. Paul. G. Stoltz  (the HBR editor and IO Psychologist who founded the concept of the Adversity Quotient) and our other Faculty Disruptors will lead your talent into a deep consideration of how heroism, compassion, and a heartfelt commitment to others have set the standards of empathic leadership for centuries.

PRESENCE

MINDFULNESS AND WELLNESS

Sabatigo regenerates your top leaders from burnout and the lure of the "great resignation" as a remedy for personal or professional malaise.  We do this via our unique practice of mindfulness and wellness training. Led by Ruchika Sikri (Google's founding Director of Well-Being Learning), Sabatigo uses yoga and curated "Wonder Walks" in iconic gardens, historic settings and lush collections of art to guide your top leaders toward their better selves and into a  sustainable, self-compassionate way of being well.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION

Sabatigo propels your stars toward  enterprise-level leadership by rooting out "silo" thinking in favor of cross-functional and big picture wisdom.  Grounded in entrepreneurship and innovation, our approach brings the business and cultural ecosystems of Sabatigo's host cities to life under the direction of our innovation experts--Dr. Natalie Nixon of Figure 8 Thinking, Jeff Schwartz of Deloitte and Gloat and Paul Heiselmann, former Partner and Board of Director member of BDO.

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FIND OUT HOW OUR JOURNEYS CAN HELP YOU

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RECRUIT AND RETAIN TOP  TALENT

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ENRICH AND ESCALATE LEADERSHIP 

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 MITIGATE TOP-TALENT BURNOUT 

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CUSTOMIZE LEADERSHIP SOLUTIONS AT SCALE

SABATIGO'S HOST CITIES: 2022

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Berlin is a city of astonishing diversity and non-stop ideation. All over the Mitte and Kreuzberg neighborhoods that Sabatigo calls home, start-ups, VC leaders and graffiti artists work together building new businesses at the same cafe tables. Meanwhile the hard and ever-present history of this city calls even the incurious to account. Monuments and memorials dot the cityscape everywhere, offering telling reminders of World War Two and the Cold War.

Paris: Buttery croissants, endless walks through the most charming parks in the world. And the place that birthed the word "entrepreneur." Whether you've been 10 times or only in films and novels, no place on Earth does more on the daily to give balance and beauty back to deep travelers than Paris. History, culture, art, design and cutting-edge innovation are just the start of the magic here. Sabatigo's home quartier--the Bastille--is still a tangle of cobblestone streets, neighborhood cafes and boutique hotels. 

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WHAT'S A TYPICAL DAY LIKE ON SABATIGO?

Each day our community wakes up in a great European city to another day of Sabatigo's curated quest-experiences.  Our travelers will have their bespoke itinerary at the ready. Today might feature Yoga in the park. Or a 5k run on an elevated garden through the center of Paris. While others saddle up to an amazing session on machine learning and future of work issues led by rogue VC titans, fresh from a 2 billion Euros exit. 

Most afternoons and evenings will be free, to allow Sabatigoers to recharge as they prefer and to attend to any work obligations they've had to bring from home.

Our travelers will all be nominated for Sabatigo by three current or former employer s or team mates

All travelers accepted into a Journey will have at least 3 years of professional experience beyond college

Sabatigo's Board of Advisors will makes all acceptance offers to travelers

Each Sabatigo Journey will consists of 25 travelers only

Sabatigo nominees who cannot be accepted for their first-choice voyage will be offered a later journey

Sabatigo will work aggressively to address the network gap with every journey we develop

Sabatigo will build our community to assure that we have inter-generational representation

Sabatigo will build each community to insure that we don't have travelers from companies that are direct competitors

Sabatigo will be a safe community of travelers, committed to an active alliance against bias and bigotry

Sabatigo's community will uphold the highest Covid traveler-safety protocol at all times

 

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Sabatigo Accommodations

Sabatigo builds creature comforts into our amenities. Our hotels are boutique, eclectic and safely tucked away from the crush of tourists. Housing is single occupancy, ensuite and with breakfast available. Lunches and dinner are included once in each city, always in bistros where farm-to-table guidelines are the rule. Other meals are independent. Travel between cities is done by rail, first class. 

If Sabatigoers prefer to travel with their family, great! Just be sure your HR team speaks to us about enrollment in the Sabatigo Partner and Family Package. So our team can get your talent sorted in appropriate Air BnB housing, plus develop bespoke itineraries for their family who will be joining.

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