It’s that time again! Time to start looking forward to the Portland Society’s 5th annual Boot Camp. This year’s theme is cultivating your inner badass.
Your personal brand isn’t what you do for a living, but rather the unique offering and energy you bring to every project, conversation and social post; it's your light in the world. Cultivating your inner badass empowers the core of your brand. This year we strengthen our badassery by focusing on power in communication, intuition and breaking the boundaries that surround us in life and business.
The architecture of this boot camp will be a bit different from previous. Each participant will receive a boot camp workbook (whipped up by our resident branding expert Megan Amberson) before the weekend. It will include exercises that align with boot camp topics. Each person can use this workbook to help them focus their takeaway from speakers, capture ah-ha moments during the bootcamp experience and identify their personal and professional brand.
At the end of the weekend, the goal is to leave with a complete workbook that will give each member a 30 second elevator speech. This workbook isn’t a mandate but rather a tool that gives each person the opportunity to identify their badass strengths and resources in their professional and personal life.
More specifics are to come about the weekend, but two of our four Saturday presenters include Megan Amberson, Brand Strategy Director at Roundhouse, and Ellie Lum, founding member of R.E. Load bags and accomplished creative entrepreneur, artist, and skill-building educator at her Portland-based business Klum House. And lucky for us, April Streeter will be teaching yoga over the weekend, and Maria Schur will be craft master.
Friday: Bike in from Portland with the group or carpool to Stub Stewart. We’ll stay in the rustic cabins village in the park. The evening will entail a happy hour, dinner and crafting in the community hall near the cabins. Last year’s scrapbooking led by Maria was an insane hit last year. More to come.
Saturday: Down to business. We’ll start out with yoga and dive into the meat of our Boot Camp using the community hall. Some time during the day, we'll have a chance to get outside.
Sunday: Breakfast and head out. Possible yoga.
Food: It’s taken care. A priority of the Boot Camp has been to have killer food. We won’t deviate this year.
Cost and capacity: This event has a limit of 20 members in good standing – members current on their dues. The event is for members because the cost of the event is subsidized to make it accessible to people. The cost is $125 and includes food, drink, lodging, yoga and programming. Due to logistical acrobatics, there are absolutely no refunds after August 19th, but you can find another member to fill your spot.
EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT: Sign up by August 1st for $100.
Bring your thinking cap, but also consider bringing your mountain bike, running shoes, yoga mat, journal, hiking shoes etc. If you haven't been on the Banks-Vernonia multi-use trail, you're in for a treat. It's one of the best in Oregon. Expect exceptional company.
Can't wait for camp!
Thank you for being rad,
PS Boot Camp committee
Helen McConnell, Laura Crawford, Megan Amberson and Ellee Thalheimer