The Top-Talent Journey

The business landscape has buckled under Covid's earthquake. Now analysts warn a talent disruption is about to be its aftershock, revealing that 59% of our top talent are about to go live with job searches. Because your company has employee experience metrics to manage, Sabatigo invites you to explore how our re-imagined sabbaticals will help retain, enrich and regenerate your top talent. After two weeks of a bespoke European journey with us, they'll return to you on fire for what's next.

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Imagine your top employees setting off for two high-impact weeks of a regeneration journey abroad, To feed their souls. Be inspired by new ideas. Open their eyes to entrepreneurial energy. And return with renewed balance, passion and creativity.  Sabatigo's community is designed to inspire and energize employee wellness. While regenerating your leaders so they come back to you, better.

Sabatigo led by Dr. Douglas Mackaman in partnership with an elite team of business leaders. entrepreneurs, innovators, scholars and wellness experts.   




Sabatigo begins in one European capital and ends two weeks later in another. During that time, your employees join our community and experience both cities on a deep and dynamic level. But what makes this journey truly transformative is what happens along the way. As our amazing Sabatigo Guides lead our community of travelers along  three  connected pathways of discovery.  


We're in the middle of a time of global disruption. But it's not unprecedented. Our Perspective Guides will lead walking conversations about other upheavals in history that drove acts of courage, integrity and resiliency that can inspire new ways of facing today's challenges.


The time bomb of burnout and imbalance can be diffused. Our Mindfulness Guides will show your people how. Each day your employees will have the chance to work with our Guides to develop a practice of mindfulness, wellness and gratitude that's restorative and sustainable at home.


Companies invest millions to infuse their organizations with entrepreneurialism. We include that on Sabatigo. Our Guides are successful business leaders who can help your team see new ways of thinking, accelerate creative process, while growing  leadership skillsets.

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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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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.


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. After a gorgeous farm-to-table lunch, some travelers will follow a leadership and culture wander through the bloody days of World War Two. While others saddle up to an amazing talk at an abandoned S-Bahn stop by rogue VC titans, fresh from a 2 billion Euros exit. 

Later afternoons and evenings will be free each day. Except for the Sabatigo Soirees that our travelers may add to their itineraries. If Hemingway's favorite cafe sounds fun. Or the most legendary jazz cave in all Europe. Or the pub where James Baldwin wrote his masterpieces.


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 4-star hotels are boutique, eclectic and safely tucked away from the crush of tourists. Housing is single occupancy, ensuite and with breakfast and available gym included. Lunches are included once in each city, always in bistros where farm-to-table guidelines are the rule. 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. This will get you all sorted in appropriate Air BnB housing, plus include bespoke itineraries for your family members and A-list tips on kid activities and supplies as needed.

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