Intensive personal development programs in Portugal
With Merkana, out of office adventure retreats, we offer intensive personal development programs for young professionals, combined with a week in the most beautiful and peaceful environment in Portugal.
We live in a fast-paced, busy world in which we often give ourselves little time to slow down and reflect on what we are doing. Many of us feel overwhelmed by the amount of stimuli. Especially millennials and generation Z experience tremendous performance pressure, so mental problems soon lurk. At the same time, these generations are driven by development.
Adventurous activities combined with professional coaching
The young professional will be challenged with adventurous activities like surfing, hiking, horse back riding, breathwork and climbing, combined with professional coaching and training about personal leadership themes. Having clarity on inner values and goals, improves self-confidence and productivity and reduces the risk of a burn-out.
When people feel balanced and take good care for themselves—physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually—they perform better, with more passion, for longer. As a result, a larger pool of healthy and resilient young professionals is available for employers.
We offer adventure retreats
What does MerkanA offer me as an employer?
Generation Z & millennials are driven by development
Young people strive for happiness and almost unanimously (96%) define ‘success’ as ‘being happy’. They seek happiness not so much in stuff, social prestige, or maximum earning, but mainly in the feeling of being on the way to a better version of themselves. Thereby, 40% of young people already have one foot outside the door.
There are 3 reasons why young people are driven by development:
They believe everything should be fun
They compare themselves to other successful people via social media
They believe life is makeable
Therefore, as an employer, it is important to offer young professionals personal development. Source: Careerwise research 2021
Portugal is a hub for personal development; physical distance enables emotional distance. The natural infrastructure of Portugal with the sea, the mountains and the climate is perfect. And finally: Portugal offers affordable prices for adventurous activities.
How to compensate the flight?
Merkana doubles the compensation of CO2 emission and during the program we will plant trees together.
Young professionals will be challenged on 4 levels
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