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Get to know us.


We support social good leaders who need time to process stress or reconnect to their purpose. We accept director level and above on our trips in the fields of non profit, philanthropy, social impact and politics. Please note that all trips are invite only.  If you are interested in attending a trip, please send us a message or register for our mailing list. 

Our trips cost between $3,000- 5,000 and do not include airfare, but do include hotel, all food, activities, speakers, travel to and from the airport. Our aim was to offer up a luxury retreat at a non-profit rate.

This means that our rates are non-negotiable.  Our guides and speakers are greatly discounting their services and the wellness products you will receive have been provided at cost. Any future excess revenue will be used to set up a travel fund to offset BIPOC leaders' costs.

Our Guides

Guided by world class experts in identity and essence; inclusion and ecosystems, and leadership systems and purpose. Our guides are hard-hitting, hands on, experienced leaders committed to providing thought provoking experiences, connections to the earth, to yourself and to each other. 

With world class academics, global brands as clients and real-life experience, their aim is to take you to the essence of who you are (but most likely while in a rainforest).   Each of our guides have offered themselves in service of a higher mission in lieu of their typical rate of pay to bring a world class experience at a non profit rate. 

The project was founded by renown philanthropy expert Ann Canela

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Roberto Herrara, PhD, RPA
Managing Partner and Guide

Dr. Herrera is currently carrying out research in the Osa Penisula of Costa Rica while teaching religion and anthropology in the City University of New York System. His current goals are to explore the degree to which pre-contact indigenous societies maintained sustainable social and ecological existences amid a dynamic cultural and environmental landscape and integrate them with local modern-day sustainable, ecological and commercial practices. Dr. Herrera has worked intensively in an understudied but deeply important area of the Americas, and has been privileged to lead and participate on several seminal investigations. A recent winner of the 2022 ACLS fellowship, Dr. Herrera will be taking the time to expand the Osa Peninsula Archaeology project in 2023.

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Andrea Wilson
Essence Expert
and Guide

Andrea works with explorers, creators and change-makers. She has advised hundreds of leaders from start-ups to global brands. After a career with McKinsey & Company and WPP Group, she founded White Stone, a boutique advisory firm that equips clients to clarify and make the most of their difference. She guides our exploration of identity and essence - delving into our individual uniqueness, our relationship to others, and the contribution we can make to the world. As Andrea says, "When we know our truth, we can navigate the complexity of life with greater ease and coherence. This, in turn, helps us make the most of our time on earth." Andrea treasures getting to know as much of the world as she can and has lived and worked in Europe, the Americas and Asia. She holds an MBA from London Business School and a Postgrad in Photography from Central St. Martins. Andrea is devoted to leaning into all that is original and exceptional and inspiring others to do the same.

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Bill is a highly sought-after executive coach and leadership development advisor who coaches and leads with a high degree of care, competence, and credibility.Bill’s clients are typically high-potentials and senior leaders who want to advance their careers, strengthen their people-leader capabilities, and execute business priorities with laser-like focus. 

Bill’s philosophy for himself is to be a man of honor and a whole man. He believes in the innate dignity and beauty of all people; and, particularly for those who feel particularly broken, alienated, or forgotten. Lastly, Bill spent many years in ordained ministry. Bill Dickinson and his partner César Mendoza. He left the ministry to come out as a gay man just 10 years ago. A person who honors all faiths and identities, Bill looks forward to being present and accessible to our entire Group.

Bill Dickinson
d. min, rcc
Empathy Coach
and Guide

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Alison is CEO and Managing Partner of Find a Journey.  She has been CEO of Masterfully Planned Events for 13 years leading exclusive excursions around the world to places such as Qatar, Singapore, Abu Dhabi and Africa.  Her team’s individualized approach will ensure that each Find a Journey trip has the dedication and attention needed to be a successful event. Each trip with Find a Journey is thoughtfully researched, strategically developed and carefully implemented.

Alison McMaster

CEO and
Managing Partner

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