Executive Retreat with Danielle Posa

Mastering Workplace Wellbeing

Apr 20-25, 2023|6 days|Crete

About This Event

In this, uniquely crafted 5-day retreat, senior-level leaders will learn the ins and outs of how to develop a comprehensive, long-term wellbeing strategy that can be successfully embedded into their culture while feeling and experiencing what wellbeing means in one of the most beautiful settings in the world.

What makes this retreat unique?

This event is unique in that it combines a powerful curriculum with an immersive experience. We want leaders to get the much-needed “how-to” information around developing a workplace wellbeing strategy, while also living and feeling what it means to be well by spending time in a beautiful setting, eating healthy, meditating, doing yoga and disconnecting from technology.

What you will accomplish:

You will walk away from this retreat with complete clarity around all of the various components of a workplace wellbeing strategy

You will leave with a strategic three to five-year wellbeing plan for your organization

You will learn how to build internal buy-in through an “undeniable” business case for wellbeing

You will learn how to properly measure wellbeing

You will learn how to navigate the complicated marketplace of workplace wellbeing vendors and we will help you learn who to trust, and who’s the best in the space.


Key Learnings:

The Undeniable Business Case for Workplace Wellbeing

Well BEING by Example – learn what it looks like to be the kind of leader who is prioritizing your own wellbeing and how to create “permission” for employees to do the same

Individual Wellbeing Framework – understanding how wellbeing is defined (according to research) and the various categories of wellbeing

Cultural Drivers & Barriers of Wellbeing – the elements of company culture that impact an employees wellbeing (workload, leadership, manager competency)

The step-by-step process for building a long-term wellbeing strategy


A message from Fenia, Operations Executive at Travelgems:
“I am so excited to guide you through Danielle’s mind-broadening retreat in spectacular Crete! I will be here to walk you through every step of the way, so please contact me at fenia@travelgems.com for any assistance you may need!” 



3600€/per person

About the retreat leader

A cancer survivor, Danielle is deeply passionate about the subject of wellbeing – what it means to live a full and meaningful life. She believes wellbeing should be central to all decision-making at the individual, organizational and societal level and her work is dedicated to making that a reality.

As a Workplace Wellbeing Advisor, she works with organizations all over the world, including Fortune 500s,  to help them develop comprehensive, long-term wellbeing strategies. She is also Vice-Chair of the Global Wellness Institute’s Workplace Wellbeing Initiative.

In addition, Danielle’s website The Wellbeing Hacker offers research-based online courses and coaching programs for individuals. 

Danielle has worked with the best thought leaders in the self-development and wellbeing space. She has been personally mentored by Deepak Chopra, and most recently led his B2B strategy as the former Director of Enterprise Solutions at his company, Chopra Global. In addition, she and Deepak developed and led a unique leadership course called Workplace Wellbeing & the Soul of Leadership, which is now available online.

Prior to starting her own business, Danielle was a management consultant for Gallup. Her key responsibilities included managing client relationships, and advising them on how to improve employee/customer engagement and wellbeing, leverage talent, and create high-performing workplaces. Danielle also served as the liaison between Gallup and Gallup Senior Scientist Deepak Chopra, where together they focused on exposing Gallup’s wellbeing research to the world. Her efforts encouraged corporate and city leaders to broaden their focus from traditional metrics such as GDP to incorporate measures that reflect the quality of life of the people they lead and influence. 

Danielle speaks publicly to various audiences about her cancer experience, life and wellbeing. She guest lectures with Deepak at his Columbia MBA course called “Just Capital and Cause-driven Marketing” as well as his Executive MBA class at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, “The Soul of Leadership.” In addition, she has been on stage at Deepak’s Sages and Scientists conference, and has been interviewed for his show  “One World” . Danielle also blogs for the  Huffington Post , is a G8 Young delegate, and is a volunteer and public speaker for the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Before joining Gallup, Danielle worked on a start-up venture to help students connect with colleges that would be a fit for their interests, passions and personality. While in college, she worked as a sales manager and representative for Vector Marketing, a direct sales company, where she broke a national record in monthly sales her first month on the job. As a District Sales Manager, she ran the New York division’s pilot office, one of the top offices in the country.

Since Danielle was 19, she has participated in various, highly intensive and globally recognized self-development and leadership programs. In addition, she coached and head-coached these leadership programs, helping individuals live life powerfully and effectively. On her own time, she has extensively studied various bodies of knowledge on human nature including behavioral science and economics, ontology and phenomenology, neuroscience, consciousness, and of course wellbeing/happiness developing an expertise in the space. 

Danielle received her bachelor’s degree in international business and marketing from the Robert H. Smith School of Business at the University of Maryland. As a Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma cancer survivor, Danielle completed two triathlons for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Team in Training program raising thousands of dollars. Danielle is from New York, but currently lives with her husband, daughter Giavanna, and newborn son Nico. Her favorite pastimes include spending time with her family, traveling, and playing piano when she can.

About the hotel

The largest island in Greece, Crete is renowned for its pin-up beaches, wild natural beauty, exquisite cuisine and thousands of years of culture and history. This mystical, pure and generous island to the south of the Aegean Sea captures the spirit of Greece and enchants everyone who visits.

Secluded in a Private Peninsula, with 360° views of the sea, Minos Palace hotel & suites is the ultimate luxury getaway to peace and tranquility. Listen to the sound of silence as you connect with nature and enlighten your mind, body and soul.

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Emphasis: Mind

Arrival in Crete / Check-in at hotel

Welcome Dinner

The WHY of Wellbeing

Morning Session

Morning Meditation


Free time

Evening Session 


Well-BEING by Example 

Morning Session

Morning Meditation


Free time

Evening Session 


The Workplace Wellbeing Framework 

Morning Session

Morning Meditation


Free time

Evening Session 


Laying the Groundwork for a Wellbeing Strategy

Morning Session

Morning Meditation


Free time

Evening Session 



Check-out / Departure

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Event Highlights

5-night accommodation in Single Occupancy Room

All sessions with Danielle Posa

Breakfast and dinner meals

Daily meditation sessions led by a meditation teacher

Daily yoga sessions led by a yoga instructor


3600€/per person

in Single Occ. room

what’s included

  • 5-night accommodation in Single Occupancy Room
  • All sessions with Danielle Posa
  • Breakfast and dinner meals
  • Daily meditation sessions led by a meditation teacher
  • Daily yoga sessions led by a yoga instructor

what’s not included

  • Airfaire / Boat tickets from/to Greece and Crete island – We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets
  • Land Transfers
  • Lunch meals
  • Soft drinks and beverages
  • Accommodation tax per person per overnight stay
  • Whatever is not mentioned clearly in the inclusions

more info

We strongly advise you to book flexible airfare tickets


Language: English

Land Transfer: Available upon request

Cancellation Policy: Deposit amount is non-refundable | Should you wish to cancel your participation one month or less before the start of the retreat, 100% of cancellation fees are applied.

Important Info: In case there are Covid-19 restrictions or restrictions related to any other pandemic that prevent guests from traveling the total amount paid will be refunded.

Dietary Needs: Should you have any special dietary need/allergy, kindly let us know in advance in order to be able to better accommodate you in the best possible way.


Transport: For Danielle’s retreat in Crete, you can fly into Heraklion International Airport (HER).

From there, you can book a transfer to the hotel (duration: 50min)