The Four Seasons Hotel, California Health & Longevity Institute & Organic Communication invite you to Retreat. Reflect. Refocus.

The health and longevity of your organization depend on the health and longevity, wellbeing and resilience of your teams/people.

Creating a high-performing, health-focused organization is a challenge that many companies face. Research indicates that organizations that implement a corporate wellness strategy gain valuable benefits through lowered healthcare costs, increased productivity, reduced absenteeism and improved morale. Optimum health of executive leadership teams is critical to inspire the success and effectiveness of corporate wellness initiatives.

For today’s business leaders seeking to create a ‘Culture of Health’ and drive peak performance throughout their organization, California Health & Longevity Institute is the only partner offering a seamless integration of evidence-based medicine with lifestyle and leadership experts and programs designed to address the personal and organizational aspects of corporate health.


Organic Communication retreats are specifically designed to meet the needs of your retreat attendees. In a pre-retreat discussion, we identify your organization’s goals for the retreat, and clarify the skills and knowledge the attendees hope to take away with them at the retreat’s end. Matching your requests with our expertise, your retreat is designed with those desired outcomes in mind.


Retreats begin by facilitating new ways for participants to connect with one another, professionally and personally. The stage is set for collaboration and interaction that allows for meaningful engagement with colleagues. We plant the seeds for innovative partnerships, collaborative efforts and cross-selling services that grow and keep business with your organization. Participants return to their firms and organizations with an identification of common goals and shared purpose.

High achievers tend to be competitive. Redirecting that competitive drive away from competition with colleagues and other firms, and channeling it into competition with possibility generates innovation—new thinking, new approaches and better outcomes. Organic Communication facilitators guide participants through thought-provoking activities and engaging conversations that challenge their innate resistance to change, old ways of thinking, and traditional business models. Attendees go back to their firms with ideas and strategies to develop innovative partnerships and collaborative efforts for building an enterprise culture. Equipped with effective business models that serve both financial objectives and professional values, attendees emerge with the will and knowledge to undertake new and creative ways to deliver the high quality and responsive services that their clients expect.

Sustaining a high-performing organization begins with clarity—about what’s happening now and the direction the firm wants to take next. Navigating successfully from “now” to “next” is the collective responsibility of the members of the firm. Organic Communication facilitates conversations that elucidate and demystify the opportunities and obstacles for sustainability and success. Where are you now? Where do you want to go? How will you get there? Who needs to be on board to accomplish your firm’s objectives and goals? What are the very real challenges and threats you face and what must be done to overcome them? What are stakeholders’ roles and responsibilities in driving positive and productive long-term change? Participants leave the retreat with focus and a road map to move forward toward excellence.

A great outcome of our retreats is that attendees emerge with a strong sense of commitment. Commitment is a two-sided coin, with firm culture on one side (internal commitment) and client service on the other (external commitment). Retreat participants deepen their commitment to advancing their firm’s collaborative and innovative goals while simultaneously committing to focus on a primary result: high-quality work for clients.

Sample Retreat Agenda

Click on the + next to each DAY to see a sample schedule.
We tailor our agendas after a collaboration conversation to determine
what will best compliment your organization’s current state of mind.



7:30am – 8:30am – Team Building Exercise

8:30am – 9:30am – Breakfast

9:30am – 10:00am – Welcome & Program Overview / Objectives

10:00am – 11:00am – KEYNOTE: Common Communication Blockers

11:00am – 11:15am – BREAK

11:15am – 12:15pm – KEYNOTE: Giving and Receiving Feedback

12:15pm – 1:15pm – Lunch

12:45pm – 1:00pm – BREAK

1:00pm – 2:00pm – KEYNOTE: Creating Positive and Productive Alliances

2:00pm – 2:15pm – BREAK

2:15pm – 3:15pm – KEYNOTE: Becoming N.I.S.E. Communicators

3:15pm – 3:30pm – BREAK

3:30pm – 5:30pm – Workshop Electives– or – “One-on-One” Consultations or Mind/Body Workshops
– Workshop #1 – Kaizen / Small Strategies for Change
– Workshop #2 – Time and Memory Management
– Workshop #3 – Right vs Right
– Workshop #4 – Tough Talks

5:30pm – 6:30pm – BREAK

6:30pm – 7:30pm – Dinner



12:30pm – 3:30pm – Workshop Electives– or – “One-on-One” Consultations or Spa Appointments
– Workshop #1 – Kaizen / Small Strategies for Change
– Workshop #2 – Time and Memory Management
– Workshop #3 – Right vs Right
– Workshop #4 – Tough Talks

3:30pm – 3:45pm – BREAK

3:45pm – 5:00pm – Teaming Program – Outdoors / Hike

5:00pm – 5:30pm – BREAK

5:30pm – 7:00pm – Dinner

7:30pm – Sleep Meditation



6:30am – 7:30am – Stretch & Yoga or other Fitness Activity

7:30am – 8:30am – Breakfast

8:30am – 9:30am – Keynote: Tough Talks

9:30am – 10:30am – Keynote: Right vs Right

10:30am – 10:45am – BREAK

10:45am – 11:30am – Closing / Takeaways and Strategies



Organic Communication and the California Health & Longevity Institute at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village offer a world-class executive leadership program with a team of industry-leading faculty members. We partner with you to tailor a curriculum to meet your company’s goals and culture.

What Makes Us Special

Executives gain sustainable skills to build resiliency and make high-impact changes within themselves and their organization, leading to greater energy, productivity, retention and stress management.

For today’s business leaders seeking to create a ‘Culture of Health’ and drive peak performance throughout their organization, California Health & Longevity Institute is the only partner offering a seamless integration of evidence-based medicine with lifestyle and leadership experts and programs designed to address the personal and organizational aspects of corporate health.



Working together, Organic Communication, California Health & Longevity Institute, Inc and the Wellness Center, located at the Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, are recognized as offering one of the country’s leading programs for executive health.


Tailored for Success

Participants in this highly personalized multi-day program meet with certified experts to chart a course for improving his or her health, including tips and tools for overcoming obstacles and managing life transitions that may get in the way.

Through powerful health education shared by our experts, gain motivation to master your own lifestyle change. Learn techniques on how to strike the mental, physical, and emotional balance that is proven to have an impact on preventing chronic disease as medical experts learn more about the relationship between positive emotions and health.

To create this plan, guests engage in individual consultations, group workshops, and hands-on food experience combined with active opportunities to explore the natural backdrop of the Santa Monica Mountains. During your stay, you will enjoy highlighted experiences and amenities such as:

  • Personal consultation with a physician to create a proactive strategy for managing the demands of work/life balance, weight management, or other health concerns.
  • One-on-one consultations in nutrition and fitness
  • Interactive food experiences in the Wellness Kitchen
  • Consultation with diagnostic evaluations including BOD POD body composition assessment
  • Group hiking in the scenic Santa Monica Mountains
  • Powerful and inspiring presentations and small group workshops led by experts in chronic disease, kaizen, and more
  • Team building exercises
  • Group fitness classes including energy walks, meditation, and stretching
  • Use of the 14,000-square-foot fitness center and indoor pool
  • Access to The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village and Serenity Pool

Throughout your visit, learn how to make high leverage changes to make a difference in your own life to achieve a healthy state of mind and body. Take this unique opportunity to use your own power and greatness to develop your own strategies for healthy living. You may arrive with questions, but you will leave inspired to pursue your own personal health action plan created during your stay at this inspiring Southern California retreat.

For your customized leadership and group programming, contact Lee Broekman (818) 212-9196 or


Team Building Options

The purpose of the following offerings can be customized to meet the outcomes that your group is seeking to achieve. The activities can be used for a simple reason as having fun, getting to know other, creating connections, networking, or taking a break from the “usual” meeting.

Low V

A partnering event held outdoors. The focus is how to effectively partner, be trustworthy and lean on someone else. The group will practice asking for, receiving, and giving support.

Solo Activity

This activity will provide your team the opportunity to self explore “Who do I want to be from this day forward?” This program can be introduced in an easy and engaging way, either a lightweight quick look at myself or a deeper exploration! The Solo will provide an experience for each team member to have that time of reflection, that many of us never take the time to even investigate.

Blind Trust Walk

One person must lead his/her blindfolded colleague through an obstacle course – without saying a word! This activity helps build a sense of trust among co-workers and allows them to develop creative ways to communicate with each other.

Trust Fall

A trust fall is a purported trust-building game often conducted as a group exercise in which a person deliberately allows themselves to fall, relying on the other members of the group (spotters) to catch the person.

“Magic Carpet” Flip Over

With 6-10 people standing on a “Magic Carpet” (tarp), the group is challenged to flip the tarp over without anyone touching the ground. Teams that collaborate with this team building game, the goal becomes much easier. This activity requires working together in close physical proximity in order to solve a practical, physical problem. It tends to emphasize group communication, cooperation, patience and problem solving strategy, as well as issues related to physical self and physical proximity.

Back-To-Back Drawing

The group is broken into pairs. Each pair will decide who will be the director and who will be the illustrator. A simple drawing will be handed to the director. The director will be asked to conceal the drawing from their partner. The illustrator gets a blank sheet of paper and a pencil. The illustrator, too, must conceal his/her paper from his/her partner. The directors tell their illustrators how to replicate the drawing, using only verbal instructions. To make this more challenging, the illustrators are not allowed to ask questions. Alternatively, we can design the activity to allow illustrators to ask only questions with yes or no answers. When all pairs are finished, the group comes back together to compare drawings and discuss how they handled the assignment. The group is encouraged to discuss the process of giving and receiving instructions.

Ball Toss

The group will form a circle. A ball will be thrown at one of the group attendees. Whoever catches the ball must state their favorite color. That person tosses the ball to someone else in the circle. The catcher of the ball has to restate the previous color and add another color of their choice. The third person to catch the ball must restate all the previous colors and add another. The object of the game is to memorize the list of colors, which will be more challenging as the list gets longer. This activity aims to improve listening skills and help attendees to learn how to stay focused when the pressure is on.

Helping Hands

A philanthropic activity. Gain insight while giving back to the world at the same time.

Team Scavenger Hunt

In small teams, the group will follow clues and be challenged in experiential activities, finding supplies or puzzle pieces along the way.

Helium Stick

A deceptively simple yet powerful exercise that will ignite the group to learn how to work together and communicate effectively. This activity will allow the group to draw conclusions on verbal and non-verbal communication, the difference between loud, vocal “leaders” and those who lead by example, and more.

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Welcome to a place where you can discover powerful and insightful information about your health. Walk away with manageable strategies to create your health action plan feeling renewed, refreshed, and energized.


As an artist begins with a blank canvas, a customized program can be designed for your organization that will have lasting memories. All programs include menus designed by our Wellness Kitchen™ to complement your program’s architecture as guests will learn to prepare and enjoy vegetarian and flexitarian meals.

Below are only a few examples of activities, workshops, and meals that can be incorporated into each customized program.



Yoga & Outdoor Activities

Morning Yoga

This dynamic class emphasizes the fundamentals of yoga while presenting the poses and sequence of moves in a more challenging way. Experience your yoga practice at the level that best suits you. Best for beginner and intermediate students.

Sunset Yoga & Guided Meditation

This yoga class includes mindful meditation under the beautiful California sunset for the ultimate mind-body experience. Ideal for all experience levels.

30-Minute Yoga

Restore your mind-body connection with this style of yoga practice. This class is ideal for newcomers and beginners.

Energy Walk

Jump start your day with a moderate walk or jog through the expansive and beautiful Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village property.This dynamic session is appropriate for all levels of fitness. The program infuses body weight and resistance band exercise, and concludes with cool down, stretching and a question and answer session.

Personal Consultations


Whether you are just starting your exercise journey or are a confirmed fitness enthusiast, a personalized consultation with an Exercise Physiologist or Specialist can get you on track. This consultation includes a blend of goal-setting strategies and aerobic, strength and flexibility training. Receive essential tools to
jump-start a fitness program or to take your current routine to the next level.


Our Registered Dietitians are certified, experienced professionals who are committed to helping develop a new perspective on eating well. They will work with you to create a personalized healthy eating plan that considers specific medical concerns and lifestyle needs. Consultation includes review of 3-Day food log, Health History Questionnaire, medical lab results from the past year and delivery of any pertinent follow-up documents.

Life Balance

Take away increased motivation and personalized strategies for redesigning your lifestyle to create balance, reduce stress, enhance productivity and optimize your energy, health and well-being. Our experts, with advanced degrees in Psychology, will customize your session to provide you with realistic, actionable strategies for initiating and sustaining healthy behaviors. Topics may include improved communication, conflict resolution, relationships and habits.

Fitness Assessments


Weight on the scale merely reflects a “quantity.” The BOD POD measures the “quality” of a person‘s weight or percentage of body fat and includes a mini-consultation with fitness expert to review results. This technique is extremely precise and takes just a few minutes while sitting comfortably.


Considered the gold standard in cardio respiratory fitness testing, VO2 determines the amount of oxygen a person utilizes during exercise. Using this value and your heart rate, precise caloric expenditures can be determined at different training intensity levels. With this information, a custom cardio program can be designed to achieve personal goals, allowing you to train smarter, not harder.


This test takes the guesswork out of dieting by determining the daily calories you burn at complete rest. Based on this data, our experts can design an individual dietary plan that allows you to eat according to your metabolism.

Posture & Movement

In this assessment, learn how your body moves in both a static and dynamic fashion. Total body strength, flexibility, posture and balance are carefully examined. The results from this assessment are critical in creating a highly personalized, custom exercise program. A great assessment tool for those who may be struggling in their workouts, have aches & pains or are low on energy.

Personal Training

Receive private, expert instruction in fitness, yoga or Pilates emphasizing safety and proper techniques in a results-driven format. Our certified trainer will motivate and refine your existing program or create a new one that adds variety and fun.

Quiet Insight (Journaling)

An opportunity to self explore: Who do I want to be from this day forward? A time to spend some time just with yourself to explore deep into your soul.


Let your inner artist out! No experience or skill required. Each participant is supplied with an easel, artist’s palette, smock and artisan’s hat, a theme is discussed and let the creativity begin!


The use of hypnotic techniques that reinforce positive and therapeutic subconscious signals to achieve deep relaxation, change old habits and promote healthy behaviors.

Energy Healing

An energy medicine therapy which uses touch to influence the body‘s energy system and to balance it physically, emotionally and spiritually.


A painless and effective Eastern medical therapy that uses hair-thin needles on specific body points to stimulate its own healing responses. Scientifically shown to help with pain, inflammation, headaches, nausea and many other conditions.


Related to acupuncture, but uses manual pressure instead of needles to stimulate therapeutic points on the body.

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