Meetings & Retreats

Design your retreat or energizing meeting

Meetings and retreats designed to escape from the everyday hectic lifestyle and workplace are a valuable option for individuals, businesses and organizations.  Despite elaborate technology, nothing can replace the relationship building aspects of a physical meeting between leaders and/or their teams.  "An employee's relationship with his or her direct manager is the most important factor in employee engagement," states Victor Lipman from, Sept. 10, 2012, "10 Reasons Why Companies Should Invest More in Management Training."

Retreats provide time to rest, regroup, refocus, reflect and reassess.  To hear the horses whinny, the wind blow, or feel the peace within enables people to unload the everyday burdens and anxieties.  This gives them space to refill, recharge and refresh.  

New perspectives can be life changing when people take time to hear their own still small voice while away on retreat in a scenic, restful environment.  We invite individuals, small or larger groups to experience our beautiful sanctuary.

Designing distinctive retreats and meetings is one of the highlights of our services.  Our custom programs will open your imagination, creativity and thought to inspire new ways of being for heightened performance.  We can combine a program with a business meeting and/or add individual coaching as needed.  The following are program illustrations:

  • Leadership development
  • Professional and personal growth
  • Using natural talents to enhance sales success
  • Achieving team chemistry
  • Creating strategic and tactical plans
  • Seeking direction and purpose
  • Stress reduction opportunities and mindfulness
  • Rest, relaxation and inspiration for balance and well-being 
  • Horses and therapy dogs may be integrated in any program at your request

Join us for a Hoof & Heart Equine Assisted Coaching Experience, where you can practice and expand authenticity, connection, relating communication, and other leadership skills. You will work with our coaches and equine partners and have fun while you learn!

At the end of the day enjoy the beauty of Geauga County.  Check out the activities at

Cultural Cleveland is 35 to 50 minutes away depending on where you stay.  There you can enjoy PlayHouse Square, the Cleveland Orchestra and amazing entertainment of all kinds, incredible museums, arts activities, major league sports, history, the famous Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and most of all, excellent cuisine.  Go to for more information.

Building Relationships

"Nothing can replace the relationship building aspects of a physical meeting between leaders and /or teams."

Unique Accommodations


Unique Meeting & Retreat Accommodations

Meetings and retreats can be held at Winds of Change Farm and/or at any one of the special facilities that provide accommodations below.  Each facility is unique and will enhance your memorable event.


The Club at Hillbrook is a bed & breakfast in a turn of the century English Tudor mansion, which consists of beautifully decorated Victorian rooms filled with history located on acres of lush, rolling woodlands in the Chagrin Valley.  If you want peace, tranquility and natural beauty, choose to stay at this magnificent estate.

The Inn of Chagrin Falls is located in the small town of Chagrin Falls.  It was built in 1927 and transformed into an elegant Victorian inn with restored fountains and carefully attended gardens.  If you enjoy browsing in shops and dining within a walking distance, you will enjoy this quaint town, where a walk down main street will bring you to the beautiful Chagrin Water Falls.

Punderson Manor Resort and Conference Center is a beautiful scenic escape that includes a tranquil lake, boating, fishing, hiking, tennis, indoor and outdoor pools and an 18 hole championship golf course.  You have an option to be a royal guest in an English Tudor style mansion or hide away in a cozy two bedroom cottage.  The choice is yours in this enchanted forest resort.

Red Maple Inn is a unique historic Amish Country bed and breakfast in the small peaceful town of Burton, Ohio, known for its maple syrup.  It overlooks rolling farmlands and offers cozy guest rooms filled with antiques and Amish made furniture. or 888 646-2753