Our Next Retreat Happens In
Beautiful Ponte Vedra, Florida!

Spots are strictly limited and by signing up to our VIP list today, you'll be amongst the first to be notified of our next retreat dates giving you the first option to secure a spot for you and your child!

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May 21-23, 2015

October 2-4, 2015



Spend 3 Transformational Days In A Tropical Paradise, Connect 1-On- With Your Child & Make Memories They'll Never Forget

We get it. You're swamped. We too know what it feels like to be drowning in a busy schedule. Conferences, board meetings (the boring kind), phone calls, dinners, lunches and coffee dates with clients, deadlines, and inboxes all perpetuate the endless treadmill called work. We act like there's nothing we can do about it, like your kids must understand that it's something you have to do. After all, look at what you've been able to provide for them and they don't seem to mind that it's been months since you've spent any quality time with them.

The funny thing about work is, despite it consuming 90% of your life, it seems to be nothing more than other peoples' intentions for how you should spend your time. We would never want to admit this, but it's true. Whether you work for yourself or for someone else, everyone always needs something, and it always needs to be done TODAY.

Well, we've got news for you. Your kids need something too. They need YOU. But don't expect them to tell you that because they're not even sure they need you. After all, they have Facebook, texting, video games and a flourishing social life that keep them pretty busy too.

But, like most parents of tweens and teens, you probably worry what type of man or woman your child will grow into. You wonder if they have a clear sense of purpose or a vision of what they want to achieve in life. You pray that you've instilled within them unwavering moral values to help them make the right decisions. And you hope they have a strong enough sense of self-confidence and leadership that will ensure they not follow the "wrong" crowd.

The truth of the matter is, your child won't be a child forever and now is the time to do whatever you can to make sure he or she develops into the person you know they are meant to be.

Let's face it, it's not like the broken school-system, social media, or iPhone apps will do the trick. What you need to do is spend quality, one-on-one time with your child and create the deep, meaningful bond and sense of mutual trust that stems from it.

Now, we know what you're probably thinking… you have or at least have tried to spend quality time with your child but they're in that "phase" where hanging with mom or dad is just not cool. Heck, we've all been there and can probably remember feeling the exact same way about our parents. But let us ask you a question.

What is your most memorable childhood moment spent with your parents? Got your answer? Ok good. We've asked hundreds of moms and dads this exact question and what we've found is that 90% of the answers are the same. For many, the most memorable childhood moment was time they spent away with their parents. This means vacations, holidays or time spent away from home, school, work, friends, and, most likely, technology.

Over the last 10 years, we've researched how to create these memorable moments in an environment that fortifies the loving bond between parent and child. We've also studied the countless ways in which children learn and become receptive to new ideas and information-ones that plant within them a strong sense of purpose, motivation, contribution, and appreciation.

That's why are pleased to tell you about Board Meetings, specially designed parent child surfing retreats that combine quality time and beach activity with experiential education and high-caliber training not taught in school.

So, on top of getting world-class surf lessons from expert surfing entrepreneurs, you and your child will also be taken through powerful trainings on 6 key life areas that we believe form the basis of Experiential Education.

"An unexpected and magical experience. Both my daughter and I were beaming once it ended... truly special."
~ Tiffany Persons, Founder of Shine On Sierra Leone
"These guys are brilliant and my son still raves about them every day."
"Last year, I traveled from Australia with my 11-year-old son for a Board Meeting. The knowledge we picked up was amazing. These guys are brilliant communicators and my son still raves about them every day. Surfing in the morning, education in the afternoon (my son just thought of the education as more fun and coming from someone other than me they tend to listen and learn even more!) And not only is it great for the kids, as a parent you will learn heaps as well. You will also get to network with other parents and children and you'll create long-lasting friendships. The Board Meeting was a great 1-on-1 bonding experience with my son that we will both remember for life! I'll be doing this with my other 2 sons as soon as they reach the appropriate age. I would strongly recommend this program to any parent as this education is not taught in schools and will help your child all throughout their entire life."

~ Craig Chandler, International Business Entrepreneur

Introducing The 6 Pillars of Experiential Education

Confidence Mindset

Imagine your child with unwavering self-confidence and strong moral values so that you can be 100% sure they'll make the right decisions in life and move confidently toward fulfilling their purpose. We believe this is the single most important pillar of Experiential Education that serves as the foundation for the remaining pillars we teach during each one of our Board Meetings.

Entrepreneurial Vision

Entrepreneurialism is one of America's most untapped resources. With a broken school system that focuses simply on "good enough" education for the average student, your child's genius, creativity and problem-solving skills are left to wither. At Board Meetings, we encourage outside-the-box thinking so your child can gain a sense of leadership, innovation and ownership that inspires them to dream BIG.

Financial Empowerment

We whole-heartedly believe in empowering children to make smart financial decisions that will benefit them for years to come. As successful real estate investors, we know the importance of properly managing, saving and spending money for long-term financial health-something else not taught in your average classroom!

Conscious Contribution

In our opinion, contribution serves as the most powerful approach to ingraining a higher sense of value, gratitude, and self-worth in children. They often lack appreciation for what they have in life because they lack a true awareness of what others don't. During our Board Meeting retreat, you and your child will be able to participate in a hands-on "give back day" to help a local community in need. So, you can feel good knowing that part of your Board Meeting ticket price is going to those less fortunate. Oooh, and doesn't it feel good?!

Quality Connection

These days, parents are more "connected" than ever to their child. You can Tweet, Text, IM, Skype and Face Time anytime. But, ironically, parents have never had a worse connection with their children. At Board Meetings, we focus on bridging this gap so your child feels comfortable coming to you for guidance and advice FIRST. This is a little something we like to call the "home team advantage". You've heard that you're a sum of the 5 people you spend the most time with, well we believe this is especially true for children who sponge up anything and everything around them, both consciously and subconsciously. So, in addition to focusing on improving the relationship at home, we also stress the importance of your child building supportive and positive friendships outside the home.

Energetic Health

Last but not least, this pillar of Experiential Education is all about encouraging healthy life decisions from an early age. In a country where obesity is out of control, there is an ever-increasing need for proper education around physical and nutritional health. At every Board Meeting we get active and stress the importance of maintaining high levels of energy through proper diet and exercise. No video games, TVs or Facebook allowed! All the fun we have is outside and off the couch!

"On that day, I became a hero to my kids."
In November 2011, we had the unique opportunity to participate in a Board Meeting retreat. These guys GET IT! It was an experience that will always remain with me and my kids. I could not believe my eyes when my 7-year olds rode a wave, side by side, feeling connected to nature, each other, and me for having given them the opportunity to enjoy, grow, and develop in their own way. To this day, they refer to Jim and Brian as "uncles" whom they can't wait to see again. On that day, I became a HERO to my kids for having shared this breakthrough with them.

~ Kourosh Assef, COO at Simple Wealth
"It speeds up intimacy and connection with your child."
"It's exponential what happens in that short period of time at a Board Meeting. A few days with your child, one on one, at an experiential retreat is like spending years together. It speeds up the intimacy and connection you have with your child and makes you the person that they go to for advice."

~ Jim West, Professional Family Counselor

Why Attend A Board Meetings Retreat?

You'll get much needed one-on-one quality time with your son or daughter AWAY from home. Attending a Board Meeting is the perfect opportunity to invest in your MOST important relationship and improve the way you show up as a parent, mentor and friend in your child's life. We've engineered some powerful team activities and bonding exercises to ensure you head home feeling closer and more connected than ever before.

You'll get to spend a few days surfing, lounging and bonding with your child in a beautiful, beach paradise away from your desk, computer, and inbox. Sure, you could send your child off to summer camp to experience connection, belonging, teamwork and fun... and you can attend all the conferences, workshops and seminars you want to further your personal development or network with like-minded people, but what about attending an event that merges the best of both in an environment that facilities connection and bonding between you and your child? Well, Board Meetings does just that. It's a unique retreat like nothing you've ever experienced before.

You'll meet other like-minded entrepreneurs and professionals. We accept a maximum of 20 parent child teams to attend each Board Meeting. That means that not only will your child meet other positive and motivated friends but you'll get the chance to connect with other like-minded, conscious parents all passionate about being the best mom or dad they can be and investing in their child's future. We've even devised special post-retreat online groups to make sure you and your child can stay in contact with your new friends long after you've gone back home. That way you can continue to support and encourage one another. Don't be surprised if you leave the Board Meeting with lifelong friends.

You'll get powerful training from some of the world's best and brightest entrepreneurs. In addition to the surfing and other outdoor activities, we'll also be bringing in some incredible people to share their most powerful ideas on the topics of mindset, business, money, contribution, family and well-being. Studies have proven that people tend to have their biggest breakthroughs and more powerful business ideas when they are away from the office, in an open relaxed, connected environment that allows creativity to flourish. We've had entrepreneurs walk away from a Board Meeting with million dollar business ideas.

You'll get to witness your child supporting others in need. At every Board Meeting, we focus on the importance of contribution, community, and lending a hand to those who face difficult life challenges and have special needs.

Is Our Retreat Right For You?

"A life-changing event."
"It has always been my experience that when you combine fun activities and education with a beautiful environment and the people closest to us, the best results can be achieved. This is exactly what Board Meetings provide and I'm excited to be part of such a life-changing event. This experience provides the best opportunity I've seen to develop a deeper relationship within the family while teaching the truly important lessons not taught in schools."

~ Sam August, Head of Marketing at Robert August Surf Co
"It was a great adventure with my Dad!"
"The Board Meeting was a great adventure with my Dad and I really liked surfing in the morning and learning with you guys in the afternoon. I really, really had a good time and a lot of fun. Thank you for everything!!"

~ Russell, Age 10

Join Us At Our Next Retreat!

A Weekend To Remember

The Perfect Location

Located near Jacksonville, Florida, Ponte Vedra is very easy to get to. You'd simply fly into Jacksonville International Airport (JAX) and head on over to the resort. Our next Board Meeting will be hosted at the beautiful Versace Mansion.You'll receive more information on the hotel and complete booking details upon registering.

"Make the ocean your next conference room."
"Who knew I'd have to don a wetsuit to figure out a few things about life, love and business! Never underestimate the wisdom waiting for you when you catch a wave! Make the ocean your next "conference room" and bring your kids! It'll change everything!"

~ Tera Warner, Founder of TeraWarner.com
"The surfing was AWESOME and I loved spending time with my Dad!"
"I had a blast at the Board Meeting in Costa Rica! The surfing was awesome and I loved spending time with my Dad. He's a pretty good surfer. Definitely my favorite part about my trip to Costa Rica."

~ Brandon, Age 13

Who Attends Our Retreats?

Check out just some of the amazing parents who attended our
last Board Meeting Retreat in October, 2013!

"Board Meetings truly provide an exceptional venue for parents and children to learn and develop."
"Thanks to Jim, Brian and Jamie for the unique opportunity of attending their Board Meeting in Guanacaste, Costa Rica. Although I like to think that I have a good understanding of my son, this program gave me a view of him in a different environment. I was thrilled to share this time with my son and believe that the Board Meeting was a great opportunity for both of us to grow, both as individuals and in a Father and Son relationship. These Board Meetings truly provide an exceptional venue for parents and children to learn and develop both with each other and from each other."

~ Harold Line, Real Estate Investor


Spots are limited to 20 parent-child teams and we're filling up fast! To reserve a spot for you and your child at our upcoming retreat, simply proceed to the checkout below. A member of our team will call you within 10 days to answer any questions you might have. If for any reason, after reserving your spot, you discover that you aren't able to attend, you'll receive a full credit towards a future program. No refunds can be provided.

Register below to join us at our upcoming retreat and get ready for the most memorable weekend you've ever spent with your child! Can't wait to see you on the beach!

Surfs up!
Jim Sheils and Brian Scrone

What’s Included:

  • Admission to our retreat for BOTH you and your child.
  • Exclusive training on our 6 Pillars of Experiential Education.
  • World-class surf lessons and all the gear.
  • Powerful presentations from leading industry experts.
  • Daily morning fitness sessions on the beach.
  • Contribution to local community in need.
  • Access to private online membership group.
  • HD footage and photos of you and your child's surfing experience.
  • Special surprise excursions and gifts!
  • Flights not included.



We guarantee your complete satisfaction with our Board Meetings Retreat. Remember, there is NOTHING more powerful than quality time and reflective focus to help you create a more meaningful relationship with your child, and even yourself! Simply click the button below to proceed with your registration.

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May 21-23, 2015

October 2-4, 2015


  • How old (or young) does my child need to be to attend and benefit from a Board Meetings International Retreat?
  • The ideal age for children attending a Board Meeting is 10-22 years old but you can choose to bring your child if they’re older or younger, the choice is yours. Our past experience has indicated that the information taught and experienced at a Board Meeting retreat is especially helpful to teens and tweens, but of course any child will benefit from an educational experience like this.
  • What’s included in the price of the ticket?
  • We provide all of the sun, surf and educational gear so that you can relax and enjoy the complete experiential education concept once you’re there. And rest assured that at Board Meetings, safety is #1! We hire trained surf professionals and use only the best surf equipment. We even bring sunscreen so that you don’t have to! Just bring yourself, your child and your beach clothes and we’ll take care of the rest. You’ll also be happy to know that a portion of your ticket price will go to a local community in need and you will be actively involved in this contribution during the retreat. Airfare and accommodations are not included in the price of the ticket.
  • What if my child and/or I have never surfed before? Are you sure this is really for everyone?
  • As long as you have an open mind and a willingness to (safely) step outside of your comfort zone, a Board Meetings International retreat is for you! Whether you’re new to the surf or haven’t participated in water activities and sports for years (or ever!), our passionate team of surfers and pros will work with you and your child to ensure you experience the thrill of a good ride. Not to mention we have a perfect track record-everyone who participates in a Board Meetings retreat, catches at least one good wave!

    For a complete list of frequently asked questions, go here.