Why Have Your Corporate Retreat in New Orleans?
From soup to nuts (or should I say gumbo to pralines?), New Orleans is an ideal spot for a corporate retreat.
Innovation truly happens when employees can experience “slack” in their lives – both personal and professional. A business retreat that combines professional development opportunities, time for real camaraderie with teammates, and “only in New Orleans” experiences is the perfect way to create the kind of “slack” we all desire.
While New Orleans is a great place to get down to business, it’s also just a great place to get down. Your whole team will want to come and what’s more they’ll want to bring their significant others (yes, even the kids). And with the stunning new terminal at the Louis Armstrong International Airport, your New Orleans experience will be amazing from start to finish.
Unique Group Activities
New Orleans has a lot of unique meeting space (Mardi Gras World and the Seance Room at Muriel’s Restaurant come to mind), but we also have many opportunities for bonding.
For example, you can take a swamp tour together, do a pedal barge tour, go on a steamboat ride, visit a jazz club or hone your teamwork skills in an escape room. You can even rent out a streetcar just for your team!
If you’re looking for a way to create meaning and purpose during your company retreat, New Orleans offers an array of volunteer experiences available as well. These kind of activities will leave everyone who participates with the kind of bigger meaning, purpose and impact that comes with giving back.
When You’re Not Meeting, Spend Time with Your Significant Other.
New Orleans is called the Paris of America because it is, without a doubt, one of the most romantic cities in America. While you’re bonding with your team, your spouse or partner can bond with the city by getting in a little shopping on Royal Street, Magazine Street or the Warehouse/Arts District. They’ll enjoy the exhibits at the National World War II Museum and the New Orleans Museum of Art in City Park. And when you’re not in session, you can take your pick of all kinds of activities you can enjoy together, including plantation tours, haunted history and cemetery tours, cocktail walking tours and more.
New Orleans for Families
Nawlins’ is so much more than Bourbon Street and Mardi Gras. The sheer amount of things to do in New Orleans, that are both affordable and family friendly, is staggering.
From the Audubon Zoo, the Insectarium and the Aquarium of the Americas to riding the streetcar down gorgeous St. Charles Avenue to visiting our new Children’s Museum and all that City Park has to offer, visiting families will beg to stay just a few more days. I could on but I would rather go on and on about the food!
Dine Your Way Through the City
Eating out in New Orleans is certainly one of the highlights of hosting your business retreat here. Imagine feasting on beignets, Eggs Sardou and Bananas Foster for breakfast; po-boys, muffulettas, seafood gumbo, jambalaya and red beans and rice for lunch; and moving on to iconic New Orleans dishes like chargrilled oysters, BBQ shrimp, crawfish étouffée, fried seafood platters, and bread pudding with whiskey sauce for dinner. Bring your stretchy pants. You’re going to need them!
For brunch, lunch, dinner and happy hours, our team will be happy to give you suggestions.
Why choose Kimberly Putman Coaching as your meeting facilitator?
Beyond the amazing trappings our city has to offer, your team will benefit from having the time and space away from the office to collaborate and strategize in ways that will move the needle for the business. Your team can bond, focus on strategy and the execution of plans and learn new concepts. Bringing in a professional facilitator and trainer provides the outside resources, structure, guidance and focus that will be a business game changer.
As a meeting facilitator service based in New Orleans, the associates with Kimberly Putman Coaching have unique experience planning meetings in our home base. We have a true passion for our community. Not only do we want our clients to have a game-changing meeting experience, but we also want you to fall in love with our home. KPC believes in creating customized meetings that allow you to get the most out of your retreat.
From the initial stakeholder interviews we hold to determine your prioritized outcomes to the post meeting wrap-up notes we deliver once you are back at work, we take care in planning all of the details. The agenda and run-sheet we create will align with your goals. The skilled facilitation will keep everyone on track and help the team discover new insights. And finally, our meeting wrap-up process will make sure everyone knows roles and accountabilities. To learn more about our specific process and the skills we bring to your meeting, visit our Facilitation/Training page.
Reach out for a consultation with Kimberly to talk about your specific vision for your next meeting retreat and let her create a customized experience that will exceed your ROI expectation.