Sunday-Thursday, January 27-31, 2019

Kantara Retreat Center near San José, Costa Rica

Registration Fee
Payment in full of $2,850 or in six installments of $480 USD each.

Cancellation Policy
Cancellation before June 1, 2018—full refund less 10%

Cancellation between June 1 and September 30, 2018—full refund less 50%. If your place is filled by a waiting list participant, full refund less 10%.

Cancellation after October 1, 2018—no refund. If your place is filled by a waiting list participant, full refund less 10%.


Alan SealeAlan Seale
Alan Seale is the founder and director of the Center for Transformational Presence, author of 7 books, including Transformational Presence: How To Make a Difference in a Rapidly Changing World, and the creator of this work. He is recognized around the world as a master teacher, facilitator, and transformation catalyst, both in working with individuals as well as with organizations and teams. He currently supports individual and organizational clients from five continents. He has been a keynote presenter at two ICF Global conferences; at the ICF Latin America Leadership Congress in Santiago, Chile; and at regional conferences in the U.K., Sweden, Spain, and Romania.

Trace Hobson
Trace Hobson is an intuitive, multi-dimensional leader. Over the last thirty years, he has worked globally in technical and non-technical industries coaching executives, managers, leaders, teams, and organizations for expansion, leadership, and transformation. He is the Chief OAM—Organizational Alchemist and Mystic—at the Center for Transformational Presence and the founder and director of iConnectExpansion in Canada.

Karen Montealegre
Karen Montealegre is a certified EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) Practitioner with Eponaquest International. Since 2013, she owns and runs her own EFL Center, Alter Equus, in Costa Rica. Alter Equus offers EFL workshops and individual sessions for both corporate and private clients. Karen is a graduate of the Transformational Presence Leadership and Coaching program. In her work, she includes concepts, tools and exercises from both EFL and Transformational Presence approaches to yield a much more profound and integrative experience for her clients.

Transformational Presence
Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program

Alan Seale, Transformational Presence Mentoring

Trace Hobson, Connection and Expansion of Your Work in the World

Karen Montealegre, Equine-Facilitated Leadership Discovery

5-Day Intensive Retreat at Kantara Retreat Center near San José, Costa Rica
Sunday-Thursday, January 27-31, 2019

The Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program (TPLM) is designed for those who want Transformational Presence to be the foundation of their work. The focus of the program is on leading and facilitating Transformational Presence concepts, frameworks, and tools in organizational, business, group, and workshop or seminar settings. If this speaks to you, please read on.

Our Intention: To set Transformational Presence free to ripple out around the world through the clear, focused, and impactful work of many people. This will allow Transformational Presence to have much wider impact than it could if it was only offered through the Center. It also supports you to develop and create your own programs grounded in the concepts and frameworks of Transformational Presence.

Enrollment is limited to eight Transformational Presence graduates to ensure a high level of personal attention and support.

Whenever I am being coached or mentored by Alan, I feel myself growing in the moment. He is the only person I know who can give me very clear and direct comments on how to be more effective, and at the same time, make me feel amazing about who I am and what I do. In this five-day program, I once again took significant steps in my personal and professional development. Kantara is an incredibly beautiful and healing place. Being surrounded by nature and the elements made our work together even richer. Working with the horses helped deepen my awareness about how I connect and work with powerful leaders. Your experience in this program is certain to be both powerful and unforgettable.

—Jo Boniszewski, CTPC (Netherlands)

Program Description
A Conscious Leadership movement is emerging in many parts of the world, bringing greater awareness that new approaches, skills, capacities, and understanding are essential for leading our world forward. Transformational Presence offers the foundational concepts, skill set, and capacities needed for navigating complexity and leading in today’s rapidly changing times.

Through this fully interactive intensive mentoring journey, you will work with Alan to further refine your presentation and facilitation skills, as well as to deepen your own personal Transformational Presence.

You will work with Karen and the horses of Kantara to strengthen your inner alignment, intention, and clarity as a leader and facilitator.

And with Trace, you will take further steps in refining your message and expanding the reach of your work in the world.

Why Transformational Presence
Transformational Presence is a way of showing up in the world that creates the best possible culture or environment for accelerated growth, evolution, and personal/organizational/societal transformation. It starts with alignment within ourselves, and then alignment with the greater purpose we feel called to serve. Transformational Presence is actually a constant dynamic and interactive conversation with ourselves, with the world around us, and the ever-unfolding potential of who we are as individuals, as organizations, as companies, and as a collective society.

In this era of the Great Breaking Open, the leaders and facilitators who will make the greatest impact for transformation and service are those who are skilled at navigating the complexities of a rapidly changing and uncertain world. They continue to expand their capacities for awareness, understanding, perception, resilience, compassion, and transformative action. And they constantly support those they serve to do the same. This is what Transformational Presence is all about. It creates a strong foundation for dynamic, engaged, progressive, and healthy communities, organizations, and social systems.

Working with Alan has taken my concept of mentoring to a whole different level. I came with the intention to further develop myself, yet what I found was something so much bigger and more relevant than I ever could have expected. Alan’s presence and the way that he holds space for all participants awakens authenticity and courage. It’s as if we’re in a cauldron of wisdom that stretches us for new openings as leaders, coaches, and humans. 

—Joanna Zawada-Kubik, MCC, CTPC (Poland)

Program Design
Enrollment in the Transformational Presence Leadership and Facilitation Mentoring Program is limited to eight Transformational Presence graduates. This ensures optimal personal attention to each participant.

The program begins with a five-day intensive retreat at Kantara near San José, Costa Rica. Kantara is the home and facilitation space of Karen Montealegre, and is becoming the Central American home for Transformational Presence work. The property is on the edge of a canyon overlooking a powerful cascading waterfall.

The five-day retreat includes:

  • Daily in-depth personal and group mentoring with Alan in personal presence, group facilitation and presentation, and in advanced Transformational Presence coaching skills and capacities.
  • Two leadership discovery and alignment sessions with Karen and the horses of Kantara.
  • Mentoring/coaching with Trace on the continued development and expansion of your message and your work in the world.

For those who wish continued support, there is an optional package of six follow-up coaching/mentoring sessions with Alan and/or Trace.

If the group participants wish to continue working together for ongoing support and learning from each other, there can also be an optional package of six 1-hour group Zoom sessions scheduled at two-month intervals after the January 2019 retreat.

To be mentored by Alan is a priceless gift to yourself. Alan is not only a Master Teacher, he’s also masterful at didactics. In my view, his skills in mentoring are unparalleled. My learning curve in the week with Alan was very steep, yet I felt incredibly supported. Each day, I was invited to stretch myself to the next level. The grounding energy and beautiful surroundings of Kantara created an exquisite learning environment. I went away with a huge smile on my face and deep gratitude for a highly inspirational week, and moreover, with a heightened sense of self-confidence in my skills as an impactful front of the room workshop leader and facilitator.

—Sander van Eekelen,  CTPC (Netherlands)

Program Fees
The fee for the five-day mentoring retreat is $2,850 USD. This fee includes:

  • 5-day full-program intensive retreat at Kantara with Alan, Karen, and Trace
  • 5 mid-day buffet lunches (the main meal of the day in Costa Rica) and 5 light suppers
  • the Kantara experience—time for inspiration and reflection, as well as time with the horses for those who wish, and spontaneous interactions with other wildlife that may appear, such as monkeys, iguanas, and toucans, and with the energy and power of the giant Guanacaste trees, the land, and the nature all around you.
  • daily transportation between our program hotel and Kantara

Payment of the program fee may be in full or in six installments of $480 USD each.

The program fee does not include air travel and hotel. However, a hotel package has been arranged for our group at Hotel Villa Los Candiles in nearby Santa Ana. There are several room types available at reasonable group prices. A block of rooms is being held for this program until June 1st. Room prices include breakfast. Participants are responsible for making their own reservations. Tell the reservation clerk that you are with Karen Montealegre’s group—Transformational Presence. Daily shuttle service between the program hotel and Kantara is included in your program fee.

Optional Follow-up Support Packages

  • 6 follow-up mentoring sessions with Alan and/or Trace—$1500 USD
  • 3 bi-monthly follow-up group mentoring sessions with Alan and Trace—$300 USD
  • Both follow-up packages—$1700 USD

To apply, please send an email to expressing your interest in joining this program in January 2019. Please include a short paragraph telling us what draws you to this mentoring program now. You will then receive the link to a secure payment form and further instructions for reserving your accommodations at our program hotel.

The hotel is approximately 20 minutes by car from Kantara. It is the same hotel we have arranged for the Global Gathering that takes place in the days before. Your registration fee includes car service each morning and evening between the hotel and Kantara.

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