Join me to work from anywhere on your business from the French Alps in 2019

Hi, I’m Andy….I’ve been running my business from the French Alps for up to 3 months every year since 2013, it has been life changing.

I invite you to join me in the French Alps in 2019, we will work together in the lead up to make sure your business is setup to Work From Anywhere, stay in a small village in the French Alps, I will run daily workshops and support you as you WFA on your business from the French Alps.

“integrate work and life as one”

You will also experience some of the many activities the French Alps has to offer, immerse yourself in the small village culture and enjoy the fine weather and extended daylight of the European summer.

Even better it’s a legit business trip so it is tax deductible!

(please check with the accountant on your personal and business circumstances on this though)

Where will we WFA from?

Our WFA base will be at Le Vert a small village at the base of the mountain made famous by the Tour De France, Alpe d’Huez.

We will live, work, dine and immerse ourselves in the French Alps small village way of life from here.

So much more than a 1 week program

Pre Retreat Program – you will be guided through the process of setting up your business to make it WFA ready in the months leading up to the Retreat.

Pre Retreat Support – most importantly you will receive all the support you need to in the lead up prepare you for the WFA Retreat French Alps 2019.

Daily Workshops – will be held onsite in the French Alps to further develop your WFA skills and processes

Onsite support – you will be supported daily as you WFA on your business from the French Alps

Daily activities – hiking, market visits, picnics in the mountains, an e-bike ride along the spectacular mountain roads, visit the local markets and generally immerse yourself in the small French Village culture.

Post Retreat Support – it doesn’t finish at the Retreat, you will continue to receive support post Retreat.

Where do we live?

We stay in what’s known as a Gîte. (the dictionary defines it as: a small furnished vacation house in France, typically in a rural district).

It’s an old house from 1750 restored in 1992 by Pauline and Éric. They preserved the ancient appearance by using stone and wood. (Pauline and Eric, our hosts live in the house next door).

The rooms vary in size and outlook, each with its own charm. Simply decorated in provincial style, each one has a private bathroom. Towels and bedlinen are supplied.

There is a lovely dining room and living room built in unique mountain style for all to share. You are free to roam the garden or take an afternoon nap in one of the comfy chairs. There is an extra chalet with a room we use for our workshops.

It’s a lovely family environment, yet you still get your own space and independence. There will be other guests staying as there is capacity for 20. We will most likely be in the company of other cyclists and hikers.

It’s not all work?

The whole idea is to “integrate work and life as one” and that’s exactly what we will do.

You will also get to hike amongst the mountain lakes, take a power assisted e-bike ride along the breathtaking mountain roads, visit the historic Chateau de Vizille to view the art that is the story of the French Revolution, hang out in the the local cafes and go to the weekly market.

How do I know if the WFA Retreat French Alps is right for me?

Good question. To help get some clarity around this, let’s chat. We of course will chat the WFA way, by video call, we can chat about where you are in your business/life and what you are looking for out of the program/trip.

My purpose in life to help people create choice around WHEN and WHERE they work so that they can seize every moment of every day. There’s no need to jump off the cliff to do this, my successful method is one of transitioning you, your staff and your business to operate the WFA way.

Book a chat now…..


WFA Retreat French Alps Program

From the moment you commit to the program you will be invited to join the exclusive WFA Retreat French Alps online group, here you will have access to information and video tutorials, the opportunity to interact with your fellow WFA Retreat members and this is also the place for you to ask questions and receive support.

WFA Pre Retreat Program – Feb to July 2019

  • Join your fellow WFA’ers if you haven’t already done so in the exclusive online group, this is where you will learn, collaborate and receive support
  • We will have a group video meeting for introductions, program briefing and a Q & A
  • Individual video calls to cover off any unique needs and questions.
  • G-Suite will be implemented for any members not on G-Suite (Implementation, subscription and email migration additional cost)
  • You will get access to a series of video tutorials specific to preparing your business to WFA in the French Alps (and anywhere else)
  • Support will be provided to answer any questions and/or offer any assistance you need as you work through the program

WFA Pre Retreat Program – May 2019

  • We will start the month off with a group video meeting for a WFA Retreat update and a general Q & A
  • Continue working through the series of video tutorials, additional tutorials will be added to keep you moving towards preparing your business to WFA in the French Alps (and anywhere else)
  • Individual video calls for you to ask questions and request support
  • Support will be provided to answer any questions and/or offer any assistance you need as you work through the program
  • We will finish the month off with a group video meeting to check in to see how everyone is travelling and a general Q & A

WFA Pre Retreat Program – JUNE 2019

NOTE : I will be in the French Alps by this time so everything I do and all my communications with the group will be WFA from the French Alps.

  • Updated series of video tutorials specific to preparing your business to WFA in the French Alps (and anywhere else) available to work through at your own pace
  • Support provided for any questions or assistance you need as you work through the program
  • A group video meeting with a WFA Retreat update and requests for any additional training resources
  • The WFA Packing List will be revealed – an online checklist to tick off to make sure you have everything you need to work and play in the French Alps
  • The last word before you pack will be individual Pre Retreat Video calls to answer any pre trip questions and provide some last minute advice.

WFA Retreat Live Program – JULY 2019

Day 1 – Sunday

Today is arrival and checkin day, you will be collected from Lyon or Grenoble and transferred to Les Petites Sources, your home and workplace for the next 7 days.

  • Pickup Lyon or Grenoble and transfer to Les Petites Sources
  • Checkin to Les Petites Sources, your home for the next 7 days
  • Briefing and walk into Bourg
  • Welcome to the French Alps – pre dinner drinks and dinner at Les Petites Sources
  • Support will be provided to answer any questions and/or offer any assistance you need as you work through the program

Day 2 – Monday

Let the working from anywhere begin, we start with a workshop and then you will supported as you WFA on your business. It’s not all work though, we also integrate life with an afternoon hike in the beautiful alps.

  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • WFA Workshop
  • Support as you WFA on your business
  • Group lunch at Les Petites Sources
  • Afternoon hike or activity
  • Pre dinner drinks and dinner at Les Petites Sources

Day 3 – Tuesday

Workshop and WFA in the morning and the afternoon at leisure to give you some space to open your mind.

  • Earlybird WFA (optional) – WFA room open for you to WFA
  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • WFA Workshop
  • Support as you WFA on your business
  • Lunch (own expense) and afternoon at leisure
  • Pre dinner drinks and dinner at Les Petites Sources
e-biking-french-alps alpe d huez

Day 4 – Wednesday

Today you get the chance to release your inner cyclist as you effortlessly ride the breath-taking scenery on an e-bike.

  • Earlybird WFA (optional) – WFA room open for you to WFA
  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • Group E-bike tour
  • Lunch at summit of Alpe d’Huez or Bourg d’Oisans (at own expense)
  • WFA Workshop
  • Support as you WFA on your business or free time
  • Pre dinner drinks and dinner at Les Petites Sources

Day 5 – Thursday

Workshop, WFA before we head to the 17th-century castle and museum dedicated to the French Revolution, Chateau de Vizille for the afternoon.

  • Earlybird WFA (optional) – WFA room open for you to WFA
  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • WFA Workshop
  • Support as you WFA on your business
  • Picnic lunch at Château de Vizille (17th-century castle and museum dedicated to the French Revolution)
  • Own time at Château de Vizille to look around grounds and visit museum
  • Pre dinner drinks and dinner at Les Petites Sources

Day 6 – Friday

Less working more hiking today as we pack our lunch to enjoy beside a mountaintop lake high in the alps. Then its Friday night with the locals with drinks at Cafe de Paris in Bourg d’Oisans and dinner at your leisure.

  • Earlybird WFA (optional) – WFA room open for you to WFA
  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • Support as you WFA on your business (short session)
  • Late morning hike with picnic lunch
  • Friday night with the locals – drinks at Cafe de Paris with dinner at your leisure (own expense)

Day 7 – Saturday

Saturday is Market Day in Bourg d’Oisans, a big day for the locals. We will head straight to the markets after breakfast to enjoy the produce and atmosphere of a French local market.

The afternoon will be spent wrapping up the big week that has been WFA Retreat French Alps 2019.

  • Earlybird WFA (optional) – WFA room open for you to WFA
  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • Morning at the Bourg d’Oisans local market
  • Lunch (own expense) at leisure at markets
  • WFA Retreat wrap up and post retreat planning
  • Pre dinner drinks and farewell dinner at Les Petites Sources

Day 8 – Sunday

Sadly all good things must come to an end, it’s time to go home or continue your European adventure.

  • Breakfast at Les Petites Sources
  • Pack and checkout
  • Departure transfer to Grenoble or Lyon

Who should come along to the WFA Retreat French Alps?

You should definitely come along to the WFA in The French Alps if:

  • You are ready to transition into a Working From Anywhere way of life.
  • You own, manage or work in a small business or organisation.
  • You would like to integrate work and life as one at an exciting new location.
  • You like to be challenged and try new things (nothing scary but everyone will be out of their comfort zone for one reason or another at some stage… and that’s ok!)
  • You embrace everything about travel… new places, food, customs and friends.
  • You are ready to be part of a small group… collaborating, supporting and having a good time.
  • You have never travelled solo or been overseas. You have the best of both worlds…. the support and safety of a group yet the space to be you.
  • You are excited by the life changing concept of being able to operate your business from another country.

This is not for you if:

  • You’re looking for ideas and help in creating a NEW business. The Transition to WFA program is ideally suited to people working in an established small business or organisation.
  • You don’t like places where they don’t speak English as their first language.
  • You are uncomfortable with change.
  • You don’t like spectacular mountain landscapes, French food and wine.

My partner is not in the business, but wants to come along, is that possible?

YES! This is your chance to integrate work and life as one for both of you. Your partner will participate in all the program leisure activities with you. Then while you’re busy working in the sessions, your partner can easily do any of the following:

  • Walk into the town of le Bourg d’Oisans. Cafes, shopping, bakeries, fromageries and much more. Approx. 25mins on a small road.
  • Chill out at the nearby picnic and pond area.
  • Go for a short hike to the lake and cascade located close by.
  • Rent a bike for the week and explore the area whenever they like.
  • Enjoy quiet time in the garden with a book

PROGRAM INVESTMENT

It’s much more than a 7 day program

The WFA Retreat French Alps 2019 is a program not a 7 day event, it’s a fully supported 6 month program. Participation in the program is by application, there is a limit of 6 places available.

This is what is included in the program:

  • Membership to an exclusive online learning group from January 2019. Get all the support you need to run your business from The French Alps and enjoy collaborating with fellow WFA Retreat members pre trip.
  • 24/7 access to video tutorials covering everything you need to get you WFA in the French Alps.
  • 3 x Individual Q & A and support sessions via Zoom video.
  • 4 x Group Q & A sessions via Zoom video.
  • Group transfer from Lyon airport or Grenoble train station to our French Alps base.
  • 7 nights accommodation (twin share)
  • 7 breakfasts, 6 dinners (includes pre dinner aperitif and wine with dinner), 3 lunches
  • 6 WFA workshops/sessions (as per program) during the Retreat.
  • Daily support to WFA on your business during the Retreat.
  • 2 fully guided hikes among the most amazing and spectacular scenery you will ever walk through.
  • A breathtaking E-bike tour inclusive of bike rental and helmet.
  • A visit to the historic Chateau de Vizille, inclusive of transport, picnic lunch and entry to the museum of the French Revolution.
  • Group departure transfer to Grenoble or Lyon.
  • A life changing experience that will change the way you think about work and live your life.

WFA Early Adopter – UPDATE ONLY 1 PLACE LEFT

The retreat is limited to 6 places.

4 places only are available at WFA Early Adopter pricing:

$575.00/month x 6 – 1st payment due upon acceptance into program, remaining payments due 1st of each month from January to May 2019.

*All payments are non-refundable

Terms and conditions

Program Price

The remaining 2 places are full price:

$850.00/month x 6 – 1st payment due upon acceptance into program, remaining payments due 1st of each month from January to May 2019.

*All payments are non-refundable

terms and conditions

Partner Price

Your partner is welcome to join subject to availability. Partner inclusions are all transfers, accommodation, meals, and leisure activities as per program.

$450.00/month x 6 – $1st payment due upon acceptance into program, remaining payments due 1st of each month from January to May 2019.

*All payments are non-refundable

terms and conditions

Add-ons

Single room supplement – $300.00 total

Additional nights twin share (dinner/bed and breakfast) – $130.00 pp/night

Additional nights single room (dinner/bed and breakfast) – $175.00/night

*Private transfers to/from Grenoble train station (outside group transfers) – $120.00 one way

*Private transfers to/from Lyon airport (outside group transfers) – $300.00 one way

*please note there are bus/train options

terms and conditions

HOW DO I APPLY?

There is a limit of 6 participants and participation is by application only. Applications will be assessed in the order they are received with the first 4 successful applicants given first offer of the Early Adopter places.

Places will only be secured with payment of the first monthly payment, all payments are non refundable.

The minimum requirements for inclusion in the program are:

  • G-Suite already implemented or a commitment to implement G-Suite in your business.
  • Be open to implementing other platforms/tools that are recommended as part of the WFA training program in your business that are
  • Willingness to commit to the pre retreat training program and group video sessions
  • Have an open mind and be adaptable to change

The 3 step application process:

  1. Complete the online application and accept the terms and conditions.
  2. Your application is assessed and discussed with you over a video call.
  3. Successful applicants advised within 24 hours of video call and can secure their place with payment of first monthly payment.

FAQ’s

NO, there is no need to do this, we cover this as part of the pre retreat program.

This is covered as part of the pre retreat program.

This is all covered as part of the pre retreat program.

This is all covered as part of the pre retreat program.

NO, not necessarily, we cover this as part of the pre retreat program. This is not a holiday, we need to get you thinking differently about how you work. It’s all part of the program.

This is all covered as part of the pre retreat program.

The nearest airport is Lyon St Exupery, the nearest train station is Grenoble. We can pick up from either location.

Pickup will be at set time for all participants.

YES. Group transfers are included for the day 1 and day 8 as per the program, from Lyon airport or Grenoble train station at set times. Transfers outside these days/times are at an additional cost available on request.

NO, if you prefer to do your own thing or just relax thats fine. You will miss out on some amazing adventures though.

YES! This is your chance to integrate work and life as one for both of you. Your partner will participate in all the program leisure activities with you.

YES, it is a long way to some for a week and I definitely encourage you to extend your stay. You can either do your own thing or choose to stay on in Le Vert, there is so much to do without the extra effort of travelling.

YES, extra nights are available and encouraged, subject to availability. Please request asap as it is peak season.

YES, implementing G-Suite in your business is part of the program. G-suite is the foundation of everything WFA. You will need to commit to implementing G-Suite in your business though.

NO, you are unable to join unless you commit to G-Suite. G-suite is the platform that I have tried and tested and works best in small business. G-suite is mandatory for this program.

YES, if your application is accepted and you have paid your non refundable deposit the program is guaranteed to go ahead.

NO, the only way to secure a place is by paying the non refundable deposit.

YES, many of the French speak English, you are encouraged to try and learn some French before you arrive. The French are very patient and like people to at least make an effort.

YES. In fact it is mandatory for all participants. You would be crazy to travel anywhere in the world without travel insurance. We are not liable for personal injury, death, damage to property or other loss whether arising from accident, cancellations, delays or any other matter beyond our control. Participants should insure against all such possibilities. All participants participate at their own risk.

It’s summer but it’s also the mountains. The temperature can range from quite cool to high 30’s. It does get hot but the good news is it mostly cools down at night. It’s the best time of year to be there.

The time zone is GMT +2, 8 hours behind Eastern Australia.

Learning how to organise your work schedule around different time zones will be a key component of the program. It’s the perfect opportunity to empower your team and also take control of your schedule.

YES, you definitely need a passport. Australian passport holders are currently able to stay in Europe for a period of 90 days without a visa. You are however responsible for making your own arrangements and should check the requirements prior to departure from your home country.
It’s always best to travel with 2 photocopies of your passport photo page as well as saving the details to your phone or in the cloud.

Learning how to organise your work schedule around different time zones will be a key component of the program. It’s the perfect opportunity to empower your team and also take control of your schedule.

YES, but its not the fastest. I will have a portable modem that works much better, you will have access to this during the workshops. Other options will be covered as part of the pre retreat program.

YES, the French love their wine, wine is included with dinner and you will also be treated to some of Erics home made aperitif’s.

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