“ACTIVATE” is a 2 day intensive program consisting of diverse activities to help you unpack your thoughts and ideas. Our goal is to help you transform your ideas into a project, initiative or a business. Our vision with this program is to build a network of enthusiastic individuals who want to create positive and sustainable impact in this world using their very own unique gifts and talents.
Idea Development – Exploring structured processes to create
Do you have an idea that would bring about social change? Or you have already started one but you feel stuck about what the next steps are? Or do you desire to find ideas to create social impact? Within this 2-day program, you will find tools that would help you bring that idea into a real initiative, project or business. These tools and templates you will have access to can be used even after the program. When you complete this program, you will be ready to launch that you unique idea. To be able to activate you super powers, you will embark of a journey of self-discovery with our dear friend and life coach, Ceri Samvilian.
Self Development – A Journey to self Discovery
This is beyond ideas development because we explore together with our special friend and partner, Authenticity coach Ceri Samvilian, a deeper journey of self discovery. We want you to tap into your authentic self as you explore your vision, that is why you will have sessions where you can use innovative tools and exercises, to discover and activate the power in you.
Your program host is the renowned social entrepreneur Joana Adesuwa Reiterer.
Joana Adesuwa Reiterer
Experienced project developer. The Idea-to-Fruition queen.
Joana transforms ideas into fruition. She is a social entrepreneur with deep passion to empower people towards their highest potential. This passion has led to a series of projects with renowned organisations, from the UN to countless media outlets in Europe. Joana authored 2 books, produced short films and received several awards for her work. She founded Joadre, a business media platform to empower underserved SMEs.
I am one expression of life, in the process. This program is another milestone in my Journey towards a world where everyone can evolve and experience their fullest life expression.
Certified Life coach. The authenticity queen.
Ceri Samvilian is a seasoned expert with more than 20 years experience in the Human Resources industry. She is a Erickson Certified solution focused Life Coach, skilled in Negotiation, Coaching and training, Team building and HR policies. Ceri provides one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops and an online Master class course on understanding who you are and what you want to create in your life. She is also a speaker on the topic of “How to find your Authentic Self”.
My intention as a coach is to guide you through a journey of self-discovery to find your authentic self. I am dedicated to inspire and empower you to achieve your full potential.
We are excited to provide your with a serene accommodation for your stay during the program. Our accommodation is Yellow Lodge. Yellow Lodge is private space in the village of Völlendorf, Mostviertel in Lower Austria. Our lodge is located very close to the Pielach valley and river as well as the Ebersdorfer lake. We created this space so that we can share it with you. The lodge has a large outdoor area. Nature has gifted us with a diversity where trees, animals, amazing people, rivers, streams, lakes, walk paths and many more treasures endow us with a peaceful life.
During this session, guests are encouraged to think along, ask questions and contemplate the text, legends and what it means for them and their ideas. Within our garden, a large camp fire is lit and dinner is prepared together. The idea of Communal Dining is for us to enjoy healthy wholesome plant-based dishes from around the world together as we build on your idea.
In many African communities, family, friends and strangers arrive at a party, drop all formalities and engage wholeheartedly celebrating and eating together. People talk, emotions are expressed and life can be wonderful.
In many African communities and tribes, it is a ceremonial experience for the elders of the village to gather the children and youths around a tree at sunset or deep moonlight, telling them tales of the land. These tales have hidden proverbs and idioms which offer lessons and historical teachings from African traditions. Knowledge was passed on from generation to generation in this style. We will explore this tradition as a technique to reconnect to our own stories, using selected book readings to classic legends from African mythology, philosophy and spiritual practices. To enhance the program and your experience, we rekindle this tradition.
The communal dinner during this 2-day program is a ceremonial event that stems from many African cultures. It begins when everyone is ready to help create the experience. You will engage by assisting to prepare & serve dinner. Our dinners are curated especially for each session. We explore food from Africa to the Mediterranean and make sure to integrate some Austrian delicacies or at least bread, so everyone definitely finds something to eat.