Leadership & WellbeingApril 24th

We cannot separate people from their environment, the same way we cannot separate the Brain from the Body. Balance and coherence between Body and Mind are critical to arrive at life-focused, sustainable WELLBEING. Our “always on” modern culture, along with the challenges of 2020 and the uncertainty, and ambiguity of the future are a stress time bomb waiting to explode. Self-care has never been more critical. We are creature of habits many of which don’t serve us well and cause us to give in too easily to self-sabotage. Wellbeing is both as a Gift and a Journey, one you can embark on or one you can give to others. Show you team that their wellbeing matters to you, your community, your family, and your organization. 

Our wellness retreat programs are developed and delivered following a neuroscience and leadership framework. We offer evidence-based tools and practices that contradict the “commonsense” we have spent our whole life believing in. We emphasize the importance of having a change model as a method to cope with change, setbacks, and uncertainty. We encourage the crafting of a story to spark connections, to create meaning, and to hold us accountable. Finally, we inspire you and empower you to create positive practices such as mindfulness in movement and breath to tap into our parasympathetic system and bring about positive change, balance, and coherence in our lives. 

If you aren’t comfortable joining for a face-to-face program, we have online solution for teams, families, and individuals. Email Antimo to find out more!

Neuroscience has brought us remarkable research in the past 10 years which shows that Wellbeing is no different than learning how to play an instrument. If one practices the skills of wellbeing, one will get better at it. Our neural circuitry exhibit great plasticity, so the more we practice a new routine the more we strengthen it. Neurons that fire together wire together, hence by training our brain, we can create powerful neural pathways for wellbeing. Because our body is a strictly interconnected system, a strong mind leads to a strong body, and a stronger immune system.

During our wellness retreat we first set basic foundations of how the brain works when we consider change and adopting new routines. If we are to become resilient and recover from adversities, set backs, negative emotions and experiences, we have to start with self-care, self-compassion, kindness, and gratitude in modest doses.

Leadership is not a title, it is a role that requires action, example and an attitude of service. 

When people look up to you for inspiration, motivation, and guidance, you are a Leader. The ultimate goal of exceptional leaders is to serve their team and their mission, doing so requires a great deal of caring. To care for other and the mission and to keep on giving, leaders must care for the self first and foremost. The leadership journey must be accompanied by these traits: Safety, Trust, Vulnerability, Courage, Exemplifying, Truth, Love, and Compassion.

To stay agile during our leadership journey we must understand that the energy depleted must be restored. Leaders are not superheroes. Energy does not come in endless supplies. We must disconnect regularly to regenerate or our performance and wellbeing will suffer greatly.  

We are taught how to think since an early age and by the time we reach adulthood, we become outwardly focused for the most part. No one teaches us NOT to think, consequently very rarely do we examine our internal landscape and become aware of its potential. Our inner matrix can be harnessed by becoming aware of the connections that exist between the body, the mind and breath, and by constantly training and rewiring our nervous system, we can reach desirable results that seemed unattainable otherwise. 

We experience growth when we become comfortable being uncomfortable, not by avoiding unpleasant experiences that can multiply our misery. What is new or different should not be feared, but rather explored with curiosity and humility.




“Antimo approaches wellness with a purity born from a deep belief in the methods and techniques he shares. His modality pairs his personal experience and work with evidence-based science research that supports how these techniques can improve our well-being. Antimo has the gift of resonating with those he works with to understand the barriers that hold us back, and gently assist us through those obstacles. I’m currently undergoing treatment for an advanced cancer and have leaned on Antimo as a source of energy and information as I navigate this transformational life experience. He’s been a pillar of my care team as I look to integrate a holistic approach to my healing that incorporates both mind and body.”

John Uncage

“Antimo's wellness retreat gave me an opportunity to experience effective new tools and kick aside some old beliefs. I was concerned the retreat might be more rigorous than I was ready for. It was gentle. I was concerned that it might be full of unattainable or contain hard to believe teaching. It was intelligent and brilliant. I wanted to get to know myself better, to see and question what was behind some of my thoughts and feelings, to be able to let go of the outdated and skewed thoughts. I did all that and more. ”

Audrey Clark

“The wellness retreat was one of the most powerful experience I have had in a long time. Not only it was just what the doctor ordered, it was a jump start on my awareness of body/mind/breath connection. My brain was stretched in all the right ways and I walked away with many practical tools that I continue to use. ”

July D.

“I have gone to Antimo‘s and Paul’s wellness retreat twice now. I am grateful to them for all I have learned and continue to practice. As a result, I have found joy and balance, learned how to breath fully and how to connect with the child sprit within. I highly recommend anyone going to their retreat gathering. It has served me well! ”

Melodie EM C.


Paul Kuthe

is an executive coach, athletes performance coach and the founder of Tributary Coaching. 

Paul is also a PRO kayaker who brings concepts, techniques, and mental strategies of athletes performance into the work of executives development and team development. During his professional sports career kayaking some of the most demanding rivers, he learned the importance of coaching, commitment, and operating in the moment with intense focus and determination while simultaneously managing fear and self-doubt. The natural world, like the business world, can be one of life’s greatest teachers if you ‘attend class’ on a regular basis. Paul prides creating positive change in the lives of business professionals striving to make a positive impact in the world.  


Antimo Cimino

is a leadership and wellness consultant, intercultural specialist, a chef, and the Chief Visionary Officer of Cultural Global Labs.

Antimo was born and raised in Southern Italy, he speaks six languages and has lived in five countries. He has over fifteen years of experience designing, implementing and leading leadership development programs and is particularly passionate about wellbeing. He is a certified coach of FEBI (Focus Energy Balance Indicator) and loves to instill in leaders the importance of regularly disengaging to renew their energy, hence preventing burn out. 

Antimo seeks constant learning and growth particularly in the areas of Neuroscience and Wellbeing of various forms.


Menucha Retreat and Conference Center

Located on the lower Columbia River Gorge, Menucha is a crossroads of heritage histories looking into the Gorge East and West. The Meier family (from Meier and Frank department store) purchased the property in 1914 and named it “Menucha,” a place of rural elegance where notables like Herbert Hoover and Franklin Delano Roosevelt came for visits.

We will be gathering in the beautiful Wright Hall (built in 1927) where we will spend a wonderful day laying some foundation of Neuroscience and Change Management and then delving into breathing, meditation, movement and mindfulness practices and modalities. The day will be spend partially inside and outside (weather allowing). Following the current Covid-19 social distancing and safety guidelines, we are only allowing max 18 people to sign up in order to keep higher standards of safety. Wearing a mask inside will be required and to your discretion when outside. The space has incredibly high celling and a very large fireplace and lots and lots of space around. The chef will prepare individually boxes very delicious lunches and snacks.



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For April 24, 2021 from 8:45 Am to 5:15 Pm