Dear Friends and Supporters,
What an amazing 8 years Inspire has had! We reflect back on each of these years with deep pride and a sense of great personal accomplishment. Each year has been better than the last. Little did we know when we started planning the first retreat that people would tell us that their experience at our retreat had not only a big impact on their professional lives, but was also life-changing in profoundly personal ways. We have revelled alongside you in the camaraderie that emerges after sharing days and evenings of mentoring, learning, and meals. Witnessing and contributing to great professional achievements as we promote a culture of peer-to-peer support within our industry has given us tremendous satisfaction and joy.
We’ve had a wonderful time producing Inspire - indeed we look forward to more good times together - but we find ourselves now at a point where we each are compelled to pursue the next stages in our own careers and lives. So we have decided that it is time to say goodbye to Inspire and take our steps into what is next. It is the end of an era for us, but we are confident that Inspire’s amazing culture of support and community will be carried along by all of us far beyond this moment, and beyond this circle of friends and colleagues.
We count among our closest friends many of the people who came into our lives through Inspire. We extend a special thanks to those who were a part of conceiving and producing Inspire through all the years. It was a true labor of love, and it wouldn’t have been possible without each of you.
The most special aspect of Inspire has always been its rich community. We are humbled that everyone who participated in Inspire - attendees, sponsors, and instructors - trusted us with delivering a curriculum and retreat experience that pushed and surprised us all every year. We are honored to be part of this community, and look forward to what is next for each of us as well as for each of you.
We would like nothing more than to see the Inspire retreat tradition carry on. If you or someone you know is interested in taking over the ship, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have registered for Inspire 2018, we will be processing full refunds over the next few days.
Please stay in touch, and do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions. From the bottom of our hearts we thank you for joining us on this adventure, and we look forward to more good times with you in the future: for we are certain that there are many more adventures to be shared.
With much gratitude,
Enna Grazier, Mark Higgins, Eric Foley