Oh the Places You Can Go

Wisdom Quest Travel Mastermind Portugal 2019

In 2012, J’Lein Liese asked me to travel with her to Kenya and Uganda Africa. She was going to witness the annual Wildebeest Migration and then trek the Impenetrable Jungle to see the Silver-back Gorillas. Open to having others join us, she asked if I knew anyone else that would be interested. So, I extended the invitations. Remarkably, eleven of my life-long girlfriends joined us on this adventure.

An unusual thing happened while we were in Africa. The way I thought about how I wanted to live my life changed.

Out of Africa

When I speak of that journey to Africa, I often share my excitement for the adventure. The idea of exploring a foreign land. What I really discovered was myself. A part of me was inspired by the journey in the company of friends who were seeking the same kind of discovery.  It was on this trip that I realized just how travel can transform us.

That life-changing journey caused J’Lein and I to found Wisdom Quests. Today, our Wisdom Quests are travel masterminds. Travelers are able to remove themselves from their day-to-day responsibilities. This allows them the time and space to focus on themselves and their personal growth. Unlike anything most people have experienced, a Wisdom Quest opens doors you not only didn’t know were closed, but probably didn’t even know were present in your life. Wisdom Quests are a journey that just might forever change your life!!

Back to Africa

In September twelve powerful and successful women came together to mastermind in the Douro Valley in Portugal. Together we shared our current stories and returned home with a newly crafted story that enables us to live the life that we dream and deserve.

Our Wisdom Quest 2020 takes us to Morocco in April to continue our personal growth. J’Lein Liese will take us through her curriculum of “Lead with Conversations.”  The 10-day journey includes Casablanca, Fez, Marakeech, and an iconic camel-ride into the desert for an overnight at the Scarabeo Camp. Curious? Click here to learn more about Morocco 2020.

The Places We’ve Been

And the articles below highlight a few of the places we’ve been. So, shall we re-visit them together?

Featured in VoyagePhoenix!

We were recently featured in VoyagePhoenix, a magazine that looks to highlight the best of the Scottsdale, Phoenix, and Tempe areas, and we are just thrilled to share with you all the stories and behind-the-scenes we shared with them! Meet Deborah and Tim Bateman of Risk Blossoming in Central Phoenix: Featured in VoyagePhoenix Deborah and […]

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Owning Our Stories in Portugal

Each year, since 2012, Deborah has participated in or conducted an annual international Wisdom Quest. This year, the location was the beautiful Douro Valley in Portugal. Our personal development focus was “owning your story.” It was an epic adventure. Our Risk Blossoming – Wisdom Quests are travel masterminds where participants remove themselves from their day-to-day […]

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Risk Blossoming: Live the Life You Dream

Many people don’t realize that Risk Blossoming is more than just our blog, which is published to inspire others to create the life of their dreams. Did you know that Risk Blossoming also offers transformational personal brand and leadership coaching, delivers memorable keynote speeches, and leads an annual international mastermind “Wisdom Quest” for women? All […]

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A Goal without Planning Is Just a Wish

One of the most enjoyable aspects of traveling in our motor coach, BAM, is planning our Risk Blossoming trips and itineraries. This year, Tim spent a good part of November and December of 2018 arranging the coming summer of 2019. Here’s a little “behind-the-scenes” on where summer life in an RV gets started. Tim’s Perspective […]

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Own Your Story with a Travel Mastermind

own your story

We all have stories. Sometimes, we create those stories, but other times, the stories are assigned to us by friends, family, and colleagues. Taking a travel mastermind allows you the opportunity to re-center and re-focus on yourself. When you own your story and create the narrative around it, your life becomes your own as well. […]

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Wisdom Quest: A Rare Opportunity to Explore Your Possibilities

Wisdom Quest Travel Mastermind

Personal growth can take place in many locales. You can pursue the best version of you in the comfort of your own home, and even your own community, but there are limitations. When you are at home, you have the responsibilities of life calling you in different directions. It’s difficult to focus on yourself when […]

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Moscow!!

I had mixed emotions leaving London today.  We have had such a fabulous time in this metropolitan city – and there is so much more to see and do.  But, today was the day we were scheduled to fly to Moscow and meet up with our other Wisdom Quest Travelers.  So we were off to […]

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Live the Life You Deserve

Live the Life You Deserve

Do you dream about your future? It’s actually very powerful, if you do. During some of the toughest times of my life I would envision my life – in the future. I remember when I was in my early 20’s and in a tumultuous relationship, I would envision and decorate my “future” apartment. Ultimately, I […]

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What You'll Discover is Yourself.

One thing for sure, life is happening. As “time flies” we tend to allow our life to be caught up in a routine. Unfortunately, the trap of routine makes it difficult to find time to reflect on what’s next – and life is too short to stagnate! As an individual dedicated to becoming the best […]

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