FLOW Forward

FLOW FORWARD Retreats 2019

Would you like to …

  • Create greater personal success without trying so hard?
  • Better walk the line between intentional action and allowing?
  • More fully know and embrace your inner wisdom?
  • Lean into more flow and a lot more joy?

Join Achim Nowak and Dr. Giselle Faubel, an authority on equine-assisted personal development, for a highly experiential week-end retreat in Ft. Lauderdale where we uncover how to create momentum in our lives with effortless effort and greater personal satisfaction.

Be inspired by powerful Mastermind conversations, an engagement with horses at the Equulibrium Horse Ranch, a beach meditation, two amazing guest speakers, and dinner out in two of Ft. Lauderdale’s most beloved waterfront restaurants. All activities begin and end at the enchanted Villa Venezia Hotel, Tripadvisor’s top-ranked small lodging in Ft. Lauderdale, situated in the city’s famed canal district.


May 3-5, 2019 (FULL)
October 11-13, 2019



Charting sustained success and satisfaction in our professional and personal lives means learning to walk the line between intentional action and allowing. Not so easy, as we all know. Flow, to quote the positive psychologist Mihalyi Cszikzentmihalyi, is the state of optimal experience. Popular notions notwithstanding, flow is not a lucky accident. During FLOW FORWARD, we will explore the notion of effortless effort. Investigate how we lean into flow and access deep inner wisdom. Generate forward motion at work and in our personal lives with greater ease and joy. Quite simply, know how to live more fully in every single moment.

“I don’t know what happened here – there were horses, open spaces, amazing conversations, soul searching, champagne, meditation, leadership exercises, new friends made – and I definitely left BETTER for it all. Thank you. I had the most incredible experience at Achim Nowak’s FLOW FORWARD Retreat.”

Lisa Kelso Mount, Regional Sales Director, Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Leadership Expert

“Taking a wholehearted plunge into Achim Nowak’s FLOW FORWARD Retreat led to experiences and memories to draw upon for a lifetime. It connected me to unrealized potential – this seemingly formidable task was natural and fun with Achim!”

Ryan Loftus, Director of Engineering, Exactech

Where: Villa Venezia in Ft. Lauderdale

An intimate – and ridiculously charming – hotel on a canal in the Venetian Isles section of Ft. Lauderdale. Ft. Lauderdale is often dubbed the “Venice of the United States,” and we’ll be right in the middle of the canal district, walking distance to both the beach and Downtown Las Olas. Villa Venezia is the top-ranked small lodging in Ft. Lauderdale on Tripadvisor. www.villa-venezia.com

What Will We Do?

A FLOW FORWARD Retreat consists of 50% Experiential Activities and 50% Mastermind conversations. This includes:

  • A half-day of engaging with horses at the Equulibrium Horse Ranch
  • Morning meditations by the water
  • 2 Master Lunches with amazing guest speakers
  • 2 Dinners in spectacular waterfront restaurants
  • Open Space conversations
  • Writing Time

Dates and Times:

May 3-5, 2019 (FULL)
October 11-13, 2019

  • Friday, 5:30 pm – 10:00 pm
  • Saturday, 8:00 am – 10:00 pm
  • Sunday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Anyone not flying home on Sunday evening is cordially invited to an after-party at Achim Nowak’s home in Hollywood.


Cost for participation in FLOW FORWARD:  $ 995.00
Early-registration pricing:

  • Register for the October FLOW FORWARD Retreat by May 1: $ 895.00

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Registration includes all meals, all local transportation during the course of the retreat, and participation in all retreat activities.

Participants make their own rooming accommodations. Gorgeous and very reasonably-priced suites are available at VILLA VENEZIA (www.villa-venezia.com).

Additionally, most major hotel chains have a venue on the beach in Ft. Lauderdale, walking distance to Villa Venezia. Once you have registered, we will send you a list of additional preferred lodgings that are walking distance to Villa Venezia.

FLOW FORWARD Retreat Collaborators

Dr. Giselle Faubel
Dr. Giselle Faubel is a Harvard-trained psychologist, an authority on equine-assisted personal development, and the Founder/Owner of the Equulibium Horse Ranch (www.equulibrium.com).


Juan Jose Reyes
Juan Jose Reyes M.D. is the founder of Mindstay, a company that provides mindfulness programs to health and wellness professionals. Juan is a Board-Certified physician and a qualified Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) teacher (www.mindstay.com).


Suzanne Daigle
Suzanne Daigle is the co-founder of NuFocus Strategic Group where her consulting practice is centered on social technologies that invite individuals and groups to self-organize. She is an internationally recognized Open Space Technology facilitator and certified Scrum Master (www.nufocusgroupusa.com).