Sport Law Launches Virtual Sport Leaders Retreat for Coaches and Technical Leadership Only 10 Spots Left!

Published October 29, 2021

The Virtual Sport Leaders Retreat: Sport Coaches and Technical Leadership Edition was inspired by the lessons learned from the Sport Leaders Retreat – a leadership experience that was launched by Sport Law Partner Dina Bell-Laroche in collaboration with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport. Since that time, dozens of sport leaders have taken the leadership training and have expressed their appreciation for the transformative impact it has had on them personally and professionally. Sport leaders indicated that sport coaches and technical leaders could benefit from something similar, and we heeded their advice.  

The Sport Leaders Retreat – Sport Coaches and Technical Leadership Edition will run virtually from December 2021 – March 2022 and incorporates relevant teachings to expand participants’ understanding of leading and coaching in the 21st century.

Leaders will:

  • Increase self-awareness of who you are and how you show up for your athletes through the NOVA Profile Assessment Tool. Create a new way to be in relationship with yourself, your athletes and the people in your life.
  • Become deeply attuned and aligned to your personal values, purpose and the work you do on the field of play and beyond in order to more effectively create and lead your teams. Build emotional intelligence and the capacity to lead with authenticity and heart.
  • Participate in group discussions during our virtual leadership huddles and walk away with practical tips that you can practice in between sessions
  • Work through ‘real life’ situations and strengthen your understanding of the NOVA Profile in dyad conversations
  • Learn how to communicate in a manner that respects your preferences and that of others
  • Learn how to cultivate high trust environments and to find creative ways to bring people together
  • Discuss diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in the context of coaching the 21st century athlete
  • Identify and practice approaches to deal with conflict in a healthier and more inclusive manner

The Experience: We’re looking for motivated individuals committed to positive change through sport … people who are longing for a better way to lead and coach … people who want to bring elevated levels of consciousness into their work … and people who are ready to challenge outdated mindsets. We need to create brave spaces to help sport thrive. And we need brave coaches and leaders to join us. 

  • Getting ready: In December 2021- A one on one conversation with your guide and Integral Coach Lauren Brett (90 minutes)
  • Quest #1: January 7, 2022 - Connecting as a group: Setting the conditions for our experience, values and purpose-walking your “why” (4 hours) 
  • Quest #2: January 14, 2022 - Reaching Base Camp: Learning about high trust relationships, understanding your own leadership style and deep-rooted motivations (4 hours) 
  • Quest #3: January 28, 2022 - Exploring Our Surroundings: A deeper exploration of our behavioral styles, personality styles and communication preferences (4 hours) 
  • Quest #4: February 11, 2022 – Surveying Our Current Leadership Landscape: An exploration of courageous conversations and appreciating the distinction between generative tension, unnecessary conflict, and maltreatment (4 hours) 
  • Quest #5: February 25, 2022 - The Return Home: Designing alliances, grief and loss literacy, what I’ve discovered, how I’ve changed, setting my intention for ongoing development and growth; commitment to leading with values (4 hours) 
  • Connected closure: In March 2022 – A one on one conversation with your guide Lauren Brett to integrate learnings and complete the journey (1 hour)

The Investment: The Sport Leaders Retreat for Coaches and Technical Leadership is being offered at a discounted rate of $2500 + HST. Lauren Brett will be your guide … a former national team athlete and award-winning sport coach who has spent the past three decades honing her own leadership skills. As an accredited Professional Coach with the International Coach Federation, Lauren is uniquely positioned to serve as your guide in your ‘climb or a lifetime’. throughout this program.  You will learn and grow from each other’s contributions, walk away inspired to tackle your leadership challenges through fresh eyes and a renewed sense of possibility, and feel more connected to your purpose.

This is the kind of leadership development that is needed to sustain us during these dark times … a more humanistic approach to life and leadership … a more wholehearted approach to restore us once the pandemic is behind us.

Please confirm your participation by November 26 by emailing Lauren at A first invoice for $500 will be issued once we receive your confirmation, with the remaining balance due on December 17, 2021 (alternative arrangements can be made if required).

For more information, please click here, or reach out to Lauren Brett at


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