The Arc Lisbon
19th – 24th October 2017 | Applications open

The Arc Lisbon is a Leadership Bootcamp…

…that coaches ambitious individuals to a level where their impact is inspiring to themselves and to others. Full stop.

We challenge you to go beyond what you think is possible. We challenge you to exceed expectations. We challenge you to face up to your limits. And once you do we support you to empower yourself and those around you. 

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It’s the moment you get home and realize you have become a different person, and at the same time that exact person you have always been deep inside.
Bart | Investment Professional in Private Equity, The Netherlands
This is one of those well-kept secrets in the world that you think: “How did I not know about this?!” Everyone has to do this at some point in their lives!
Samantha | Entrepreneur, Italy/Spain
The Arc is a transformative training that does not exist anywhere else. Something that you will carry with you for the rest of your days.
Luis | Young European of the Year, Spain
If you accept the idea that everything that happens at The Arc will happen for a reason and every person will be there for a reason, you CANNOT go to there and come back without having been touched deeply by what you experience.
Katharina | Writer & European Project Manager, Austria
I don’t know how, but just in four days The Arc has changed my life. The intensity, format and different approaches of the trainers pushed me to unknown levels where I re-gained my clarity on how I want to use my power to change the world for the better.
Philip | Former CEO of a Social Entreprise, Germany
The Arc provided a safe, supportive and inspiring environment to dive into my strengths, shortcomings, dreams and visions.
Danny | Strategy Consultant @ BCG, Switzerland
The Arc is the inspiration that fills up the gap between what you are and what you dare to be, to become, yourself at your full potential. The Arc gets you emotionally naked in a way you have never experienced yourself before, and puts the focus on your strengths and your vulnerabilities. After the Arc, I felt the most comfortable I have ever been in my own skin.
Anna | Business Development @ Amazon, Spain
As an entrepreneur you often subconsciously hide yourself behind big words and agendas. You forget that there is an actual heart hidden within the daily machinery of success and drive. The Arc reconnected me to my feelings and how important compassion and authenticity are when working. It has simply been the best week of my entire life.
Chris | Tech Startup Co-Founder, Germany

Who is it for?

The Arc is a residential training event for young leaders from business and the civic sector who are…

  • willing to question the impact they have generated so far in their life,
  • sufficiently grown up to responsibly handle their emotions, but tempted to understand their limits better and committed to expand their comfort zone,
  • giving and empathetic to their peers / their surrounding,
  • certain that they could have a much better and greater impact, if only _ _ _ [and then you fill in the blank],
  • at some level sincerely (!) wanting to inspire themselves and others.

Our alums include CEO/Founders of startups/social enterprises, young professionals working in strategy consulting/private equity/startups, boards of international NGOs, youth activists, artists… you name it.

What the heck we’ll do

Who do YOU dare to be and which IMPACT do you wanna stand for?

After The Arc you will have a clearer understanding on:

  • WTF your passion (YES, PASSION!) is that everyone says you are supposed to follow!
  • Which person you need to grow into if you want to have larger and deeper impact. Where you need to push the envelope.
  • How on earth you can get that done and what to do if self-doubt, laziness or impact-fatigue knock on your the door.

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The single biggest difference between those who inspire and who don't is the degree to which these people commit to their VISION.

Truth be said: Everybody can choose to be inspired, everybody can choose to take their dream seriously enough to act on it. This is not about naively lapsing into childhood fantasies, but about seriously asking: What impact do I wanna stand for? If I was to be smart about how I can bring to the world the change I wish to see, what would I do in the coming next months?

Hence, we do not think that the ability to inspire yourself and others is linked to your genes.

Choosing a path of personal growth and commitment to real impact is no privilege limited to a few TED-speakers, award-winning entrepreneurs or nobel peace laureates.

We believe that it is a process that can be learned.

Be it in your career, your private life or your health - whatever: One reason why people fail to get the results they could be getting, is because they do not dare to put themselves in certain situations that others would. This is how your thinking limits you. Hence, at The Arc understanding your limits means: Understand your fears, understand your inner conflicts and how to master them better.

Understand your LIMITS

Understand your POTENTIAL

Our values, our empowering beliefs and our talents are what inspire us to dare things others conceive impossible. They lift us up when obstacles arise and when thinks look bleak. Knowing what you are good at, where you are going and why you do what you do is one of the biggest resources humans can possibly step into: Alignment. The Arc gives you insights into: Your ultimate drivers that will repeatedly bring you into flow, that will bring you power and resilience when you need it the most.

At The Arc we invite you to think what could happen to your life and to your impact, if only for a few days you bought into the idea that you have a little bit more choice over the outcome of your destiny than you think you have.

What would you do, if it couldn't fail? When do you forget time? What change do you have to bring to the world in order for this to be an inspiration to yourself and others?

Make a CHOICE

Get your SH** done

The Arc is followed up by a 6-months post-event coaching process where you – if you like – can put into practice whichever inspiring goal or idea you have committed yourself to.

Needless to say that the process is entirely voluntary. Ist content, duration and intensity are entirely directed by: YOU!

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The Venue

30 min from Lisbon, amidst the Arrábida National Park 

The villa São Francisco is beautifully located in one of the hills of Arrábida park 8km from Palmela/Setúbal. The name of this hill is Serra São Francisco (like the villa). There is no street name, but the coordinates are provided below.

Palmela, a charming small town centred around a fortified castle at an altitude of 1200 metres at the edge of the Arrábida mountain range. Palmela lies at the heart of one of Portugal’s richest wine growing regions, often growing the Periquita variety of grape. It is also an excellent base for exploring the natural assets of the Arrábida National Park where ancient forests contain much wildlife and the odd secluded monastery.

Please note that there is always a risk that the venue might need to be changed. Needless to say that – should this happen – you will be informed in due time. And that any alternative venue will be close to this one and of similar standards. 

Rooms will be shared. If that is an issue to you pls contact us and we will let you know how much of an additional price there will be for a single room (NB: This also depends on the number of applications we receive).

Address coordinates: 38.545072, -8.970628 (Villa São Francisco, Serra São Francisco, Cabanas, Palmela / Setúbal) | GoogleMaps | How to get there

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