UNSETTLED’S LIFESTYLE INCUBATOR
An unconventional, collaborative, and global 4-week virtual retreat that challenges you to find clarity on what’s next.
Next Program Dates Coming Soon! Fall 2021
Life is an adventure into the unknown.
Knowing how to be intentional and navigate towards what you want next may be the most fundamental tool you ever learn.
Unsettled’s Lifestyle Incubator is the world’s first virtual retreat that gives you the time, space, tools, and community to navigate your biggest career and lifestyle questions with intention and clarity.
Our combination of live sessions, interactive workshops, practical tools, original frameworks, and peer-to-peer conversations will help you identify the core tensions between the lifestyle you want and the career trajectory that aligns your values, interests, and skills.
REDESIGN YOUR FRAMEWORK.
DISCOVER YOUR LIFE PHILOSOPHY.
PROGRAM OVERVIEW & FORMAT
This is not your typical online course. Unsettled’s Lifestyle Incubator is a 30-day collaborative journey designed to help you find clarity around what’s next for you.
For one month, Unsettled’s facilitators will guide you through essential tools and frameworks for navigating uncertainty, processes to dig deeper into your biggest questions, and frameworks for planning and setting clear intentions for the choices you make that define who you are and what you do.
You will learn alongside a curated group of professional peers from around the world who will both support you and hold you accountable to your personal and professional growth goals.
By the end of this virtual retreat, you will have an awareness of what it is you want, a vision for what that looks like, and a plan to begin to take steps every day to get you closer to alignment between your career and your life.
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“I’ve never experienced a remote community of this depth and insight.”
-Rebekah Lipsky, Coach & Ex-McKinsey Consultant
“It provided a framework to do the exploration that I’ve been scratching at for a long time.”
-Liza Mroz, Senior Organizational Effectiveness Consultant & Certified Sommelier
15 Hours of Original Workshops and Sessions Delivered Live, also recorded and available for download after each session.
4 Weeks of Interactive Online Programming, with two live sessions per week alongside offline content & conversations.
A 24/7 Community Platform to connect, share, and reflect daily with other professionals from around the globe.
10 Offline Exercises, Frameworks, and Assignments that support your journey and can be used for a lifetime.
8 “Open Office Hours” for facilitated and peer conversations to dive deeper, plus a free 1:1 Session with your facilitators.
Access to Unsettled’s Global Alumni Community for support and connections to 2,500 professionals in 80+ countries.
Dates Coming Soon!
$495 | Early Bird (Dates coming soon)
$695 | Standard Registration
$895 | Final Registration
CORE PROGRAM DESIGN & OUTLINE
We’ve designed this journey to push the boundaries of your thinking in three parts:
(1) Our approach to radical self-awareness and self-assessment that will give you the best understanding of your values, interests, and goals you’ve ever had.
(2) An in-depth methodology to truly design your next career move based on your desired lifestyle and what you discovered in part 1.
(3) A plan of action that is achievable, will get you on the trajectory you’ve designed, and that you truly believe in and come back to time and time again, along with practical tools to keep you on track and help you navigate uncertainty ahead.
I. Radical Self-AWARENESS & INQUIRY
Our desire for change is often rooted in an evolving definition of ourselves. Something has changed, and in doing so has shifted our personal frameworks, priorities, and even definitions of success. Extensive self-awareness and a process of radical self-discovery leads to better alignment between our work lives and our lifestyles. Being radically aware of your interests, values, and lifestyle preferences will have a direct impact on how you will define and shape your transition.
In this module, we will practice self-assessment and mapping of our values, interests, lifestyle preferences, and work style. When we understand that the only constant in life is change itself, we need to learn the tools to cultivate and practice a constant sense of self-awareness around our decision making, and flex this skillset not just during periods of transition, but also throughout our lives.
II. LIFESTYLE & CAREER design
It should come as no surprise that at Unsettled we believe our careers should support and enhance our lifestyles. We do not see a separation between work and life. There is no “work/life balance” to be sought, only integration of our careers into our lives so that they serve the same end. An integrated answer to the question, ‘What do you want out of your one short life on this planet?’
We often think our lives our defined by the major decisions. Yet true momentum is built one choice and one decision at a time.
With a seemingly infinite realm of opportunities and decisions we face each day, all decisions benefit from being guided by a sense of purpose; a blueprint of how to get what you want out of life. Like most things with lasting value, to build anything requires that you have a vision, a design, and a plan for how you will build it.
iii. Experimentation & PRACTICE
When we say “life is an experiment” we mean it in the truest sense. Yet it’s not a series of random experiments; It’s an experiment within your life’s vision. A process of trial and error, discovery and reflection, we must go through before understanding what works for us.
You will learn our approach of how to conduct small experiments throughout life anytime you are asking “What’s next for me?”. How to track your progress, stay on course, evaluate decisions, and make micro-adjustments when necessary.
When you finish this final unit, you will know more about what you want (self-awareness), have a plan laid out for how you will get there (lifestyle design), and a totally new approach for taking small steps that can get closer and closer to what’s next for you.
Who Is Unsettled’s Lifestyle Incubator For?
Are you chugging along in your career without a clear heading? Transitioning out of your career, and seeking to design the next stage of our life? At a crossroads, taking a sabbatical, or feeling the need to hit pause, assess, and design your next step to make sure it’s intentional?
Unsettled’s Lifestyle Incubator is for professionals of any age who are ready to…
- Design your next move. For those who want to be intentional about making a career or lifestyle change.
- Create an independent lifestyle that has alignment between your career and your life.
- Get a clearer picture of what’s next, and learn to reframe your story and trajectory based on what’s meaningful to you.
If you’re feeling stuck and looking for the essential tools for lifelong learning, the processes to dig deeper into your biggest career and lifestyle questions, and a highly interactive and collaborative community of peers to help you grow, then this is for you.
“The Unsettled Lifestyle Incubator surrounded me with motivated, successful, and smart people from around the world. Together, we had the freedom to be completely honest in a way that is sometimes easier with strangers. It was a profound experience that will shape my thinking, living, and goals for a long time to come—it’s already got me questioning and making changes in how I think about my job, where I live, and what I want in the future. It’s given me a sounding board and cheering section—as well as accountability—for where I go next. There’s a zero percent chance that you won’t learn a lot about yourself.”
– Lisa Seidel, Entrepreneur & Photographer, USA
“Unsettled taught me…to use my life as a testing ground. To break the problem down into its parts, develop some hypotheses of what might fix those pain points, and find ways to test out those hypotheses, quickly and effectively, before making any big decisions. In the end, I figured out I didn’t need to quit my job to be happy. I just needed to change the rules of engagement.“
– Claire Hobden, International Development Expert, Switzerland
MEET YOUR FACILITATORS
Experience Leader, Unsettled | Lead Instructor
Corey is an Experience Leader and our lead Lifestyle Incubator facilitator at Unsettled. Over the years he has led countless lifestyle and career design workshops in Bali, Medellin, Nicaragua, and more for hundreds of global participants. After an early career in higher education, Corey decided to chase his childhood dream of joining the US Peace Corps in Botswana, and never looked back. Ever since, Corey has embraced the Unsettled lifestyle and remains dedicated to helping others “pull back the curtains” to reveal the nuance, humor, and insights inherent in every day life. When he’s not leading Unsettled experiences, Corey is probably gardening, telling a bad joke, or finding creative ways to apply his African safari guide credentials.
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VP of Experience, Unsettled | Co-Instructor
Leilani (Lala) is the lead designer and content developer behind all of Unsettled’s experiences, helping thousands of participants across 100 experiences answer “what next” and design their lives for meaning. Lala is your quintessential multicultural TCK (Third Culture Kid.) She has lived in Asia since the age of 7, and has had a career spanning fashion design, content and copywriting, adult education, and art, among many others. She holds a life-long fascination with crafting stories and narratives that move us, and loves bringing seemingly mismatched pieces together into a thoughtful and inspiring whole. @leilaniis | Email | LinkedIn
Co-Founder, Unsettled | Co-Instructor
Jonathan is the co-founder of Unsettled, a TED Resident and speaker, and award-winning photographer, journalist and media entrepreneur. He’s traveled over 75 countries and navigated multiple career paths along the way, from covering political and technological revolutions across Africa and the Middle East to running Silicon Valley startups and growing Unsettled into a global travel brand. In his spare time, he hustles leaf plates and is an avid surfer, kayaker, biker, sailor, and all-around adrenaline junkie. See his TED Talk, “The Power of Privilege” on TED.com.
@KalanShoots | LinkedIn | Email
Co-Founder, Unsettled | Co-Instructor
Michael Youngblood is the co-founder of Unsettled and a lifelong entrepreneur who has always pursued adventure and growth in his career and lifestyle. He’s founded an eco-tourism company to guide people into the backcountry, researched innovation at MIT, and taught entrepreneurship on behalf of the U.S. State Department. His work has been featured in dozens of media publications including the NYT’s, Forbes, Outside Magazine, and many more. He’s an avid mountain biker, snowboarder, wannabe naturalist, sailor, and all-around backcountry explorer. See his TED Talk, “Finding Your True North”. @Youngbloodm | LinkedIn | Email
A WORLD-CLASS LEVEL OF FACILITATION & PROGRAMMING
Since 2016, Unsettled has taken over 2,500 participants on a journey that’s allowed them an intentional pause to think more deeply about the question “What’s next for me?”
The process behind Unsettled has brought us to 20+ countries. Won us awards from the United Nations and recognition from publications like The New York Times. Built a global community of professionals who have all set out to redefine their careers, redesign their lifestyles, and recreate alignment between their work and life, that spans 80+ countries and all backgrounds imaginable. We ask the big questions, but we don’t prescribe one-size-fits-all answers or solutions.
A GLOBAL COMMUNITY OF PROFESSIONALS
Unsettled is a global community for those who refuse to settle in their pursuit of growth, meaning, and adventure. We bring together corporates, creatives, entrepreneurs, artists, freelancers, and the intellectually curious who seek to replace routine with adventure. You will share this online experience with like-minded peers who hold a wealth of experience far deeper than just their careers and join our growing community Unsettled alumni spread out over 80 countries around the world.
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Our Guiding Philosophy
To guide people on a quest of life, meaning and adventure. Fuel inspiration, exploration and discovery of the world around us. Create value that enriches and improves the human experience. Seek purpose and meaning, wherever it may lie. Aspire to always push the boundaries of the unknown. Think differently about tomorrow, and seize the opportunities today that will make it possible.