Frequently Asked Questions

BEFORE SIGNING UP

You get to have a conversation with DASH team members about our intentions, what we curate, how we hold communal space, and what we look for in DASHers. We’ll listen to what intrigues you about THE DASH and talk honestly about how this experience could be transformational for you and what you’d have to bring in terms of commitment and readiness to receive it. 

ONCE YOU’VE COMMITTED AND REGISTERED

You will get logistics support, ground transportation arrangements, and asked about dietary needs, allergies, and emergency contacts so that we are fully ready for you. 

DURING THE RETREAT

You get to first be amazed at what we will set up for you. We’ll continue to center your care and needs—starting from your first inquiry. We know that there will be intense moments.  You have three full, uninterrupted days to excavate what you want to be doing, confront the behavioral patterns you have to break, and decide where you must say NO to say YES to things that you are doing in your life. That’s hard.  Our job is to ensure you have a well-conceived process in an inspired environment to dream, plan, and connect with others also mapping out their dream. 

Thus, you get guidance, a template, motivation, and a community to focus on what you want to manifest in this life and what you have to let go of to get it. DASH team members will guide you through a process that results in a road map for you to follow and execute toward your dream. We will also help you identify an accountability cabinet within your network. 

AFTER THE RETREAT

After THE DASH-X, you will get up to four hours of checking in with us on your progress. These can be in 20-minute, 30-minute, or one-hour slots spread over a year.  Our sole (and soul) purpose is to help you name what you want to be doing in this life, unlock what’s getting in the way, guide you through a process that results in an achievable plan to get there and support your follow-through on that plan. Our win is for you to win.

For THE DASH-X, we identify, check, and secure beautiful spaces that inspire levity and imagination. Each participant will have private accommodations. Gatherings happen in groups, except for one-on-one meetings. THE DASH team arranges transportation from the destination’s arrival airport to the place where we are convening and back to the airport on the final day. 

No. All participants are responsible for their flights to and from the designated city for DASH-X. Upon arrival at the destination airport, THE DASH team arranges transportation to and from the villa. 

INCLUDED
  • exquisite accommodations
  • airport pick-up and drop-off to and from the DASH-X location
  • a guided process and tools that help you create a clear roadmap for living your IT
  • meals and snacks
  • up to four hours of checking in with us on your progress following the DASH-X over a year in 20-minute, 30-minute, or one-hour slots
  • support organizing and readying your accountability cabinet

a DASH commitment deck where you name your IT, general plan, needs from your accountability cabinet, and a reminder to yourself to stay the course

NOT INCLUDED
  • flight costs and arrangements 
  • travel insurance
  • visa fees
  • non-DASH-related social activities

THE DASH was created and is led by Lisa Yancey, a strategist, entrepreneur, lecturer, and senior advisor to founders, creators, and institutional leaders across the United States. This concept emerged from a life lesson gifted to Lisa by her mother, Betty Yancey. 

When Lisa was at a directional crossroads, deciding whether to follow her passions or a logical course given the training and degrees she had garnered up until that point, her mom said, “Life is the dash.” 

“What?” Lisa asked quizzically. 

Her mom continued, “You have your birth date, and you will have a death date. Life is the line in between.” 

“The dash,” Lisa mused.

 “You must decide what you want your dash to be,” her mom punctuated.

That wisdom has led Lisa around the world. Her consulting firm has advised hundreds of organizations and countless individuals since 2001—many with repeat engagements. She’s currently a lecturer of strategic planning at Yale University’s David Geffen School of Theater Management. She has devised many templates, frameworks, and processes that have manifested bold visions.

THE DASH is for those ready to name the thing they most want to be doing in their lives and are poised to go after it without abandonment. It’s for those who are prepared to step up, confront their fears and doubts, and push past any inhibitors that get in their way. With a plan and accountability community, this person seeks to be among others stepping into the light of their purpose. It’s beautiful, but it’s work. The work will get organized through THE DASH experience and implemented afterward over the time horizon set. We will focus on critical actions over the next two years—naming desired milestones for year three and setting dates in that year to do the next phase of DASH manifestation planning. 

FOR SELF: Your will, determination, honesty, and authenticity. Be ready to experience a blend of truth-telling, fear, anxiety, exhilaration, peace, relaxation, and triumph. We will do our job to ensure you are comfortable and feel seen, heard, and loved to the best of our abilities. Bring any allergy medicine or prescriptions needed. 

FOR THE ENVIRONMENT: Check the weather forecasts and bring comfortable attire appropriate for those weather conditions. If the environment is known for mosquitos and other pesky insects, we will have repellant available for your use. If you have a preferred brand of repellant that you use, bring that as well.

Yes. We curate all DASH experiences with care and consideration of people with disabilities. We will work with confirmed participants to determine how best to accommodate accessibility needs. 

You can pay in full or in two installments up to 30 days before DASH-X commences. The price doesn’t change. 
  • PAY IN FULL– If you pay in full at the time of registration, you can cancel within 72 hours of booking for a full refund. After the three-day full refund window, you have up to 45 days before we convene on the date selected to receive a 75% refund. Once the trip is within 45 days, payment is non-refundable. Extenuating circumstances or medical emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis, as noted below.

  • PAY IN TWO INSTALLMENTS – If you pay in installments, the two installments are 50% upfront and the remaining 50% 45 days before the DASH-X experience. We need 45 days to ensure all third-party vendors are paid in preparation for the accommodations. The second payment will be automatically deducted from the registered payment method at the 45-day mark. You can cancel your reservation within 72 hours of booking your registration for a full refund. After the three-day full refund window, you have up to 45 days before we convene on the date selected to receive a 75% refund of payments submitted as of the date of the request. Any funds received within 45 days of the event are non-refundable. Extenuating circumstances or medical emergencies will be addressed on a case-by-case basis, as noted below.

If you are unable to attend DASH-X due to an extraordinary circumstance or medical emergency, you may request to have your DASH experience transferred to a different date. These requests will be assessed on a case-by-case basis by THE DASH team.

We realize COVID-19 persists, and thus, we ask you to continue to follow precautions recommended by the Centers for Disease Control – before and during the retreat.

If you – or someone you have been in close contact with – is experiencing flu-like symptoms or has tested positive for COVID-19 within seven days of the start of THE DASH event, we ask that you withdraw your registration. We will work with you to transfer to a future DASH experience date.

THE DASH team and the event venue aim to provide a safe and healthy experience during our time together. We ask you to share in this responsibility as well.

You will receive a full refund or have the option of joining a future event if spaces are available.

If you receive notice of being waitlisted, we have reached capacity with fully or partially paid attendees for that specific DASH experience. You will be placed on a list in the order we received your request. We will waitlist only for up to ten slots. We will contact all waitlisted persons to share where they fall on the list and determine whether they want to remain on the list and attend a future DASH event. If a spot becomes available, the waitlisted person has 24 hours to confirm whether they will attend. We will also inform the next person in the queue of the 24-hour hold period. In the event a spot does not become available within a reasonable time to make travel accommodations for the event, THE DASH team members will work with the waitlisted person to identify a different DASH experience location and date.

You may register for THE DASH by clicking Let’s Go! at the bottom of this page. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with information regarding our pre-registering conversation. If everyone is excited to proceed after the conversation, you’ll receive the link to process your payment and officially join the DASHer list for that DASH-X date.

THE DASH is first come, first served. You may sign up for THE DASH anytime you want. We welcome participants up until we reach capacity from confirmed DASHers.Once space is no longer available for the requested date, we initiate a waitlisting process during the period when confirmed participants might have a change of heart. We also support sourcing future DASH experience locations. 

Check out the website. If you have additional questions, please contact us via the form and link there. 

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Let’s go!

CALL TO ACTION

We’re so excited that you’re interested in THE DASH!

THE DASH is a meticulously designed inner excavation experience for people ready to transform their lives. At excursion DASHes, which we call DASH-X, we gather people who are ready to stop doing the things that do not fulfill them and start doing what they really want to be doing in their lives.

We only build out yearnings rooted in authentic joy and delight.

We call these deeply desired things your IT. We spend time excavating each person’s IT and then map a plan to make that IT a reality within two years. And we don’t just wait for two years; we name what meaningful actions could be EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY.

Our inaugural 2023 DASH-X in Gran Sueño, Mexico, was amazing! The commitments DASHers made and continue to make (because THE DASH is a journey) were hard and audacious. They continue to stay connected and supportive in a DASH community that we’re honored to support. It’s beautiful and joy-filled.

We have our 2024 DASH dates! Each accommodation is exquisite—a perfect place to be cared for, loved, undone, provoked, inspired, questioned, and made anew. You get all the feels at THE DASH.

DRUM ROLL!!

The 2024 DASH dates and locations are:

  • May 23 – 27 | Villa Mandarinas, Puerto Vallarta, Mismaloya, Mexico
  • November 14 – 18

We are stupendous with excitement! We fill the spaces as future DASHers commit. We take the care, time, and intention to speak to each person to answer questions, understand what’s inspiring you at this moment, share our communal agreements on how we hold space, and ensure that the environment and curriculum that we’ve curated are good fits.

LOGISTICS:

  • The number of rooms per location varies, but we keep it intimate so everyone gets dedicated time and an opportunity to build relationships.
  • What’s included?
    • Luxury accommodations
    • Transportation to and from the airport
    • Chef catering
    • THE DASH Excavation Guide™ Workbook
    • Two-year plan of action
    • One-on-one strategy development session with Lisa
    • Digital copy of your plan of action
    • Video recording of you declaring your intentions and action plan
    • Personalized digital photo album of your experience
    • Individualized Accountability Cabinet ready to keep you on track
    • Post-retreat progress check-ins
    • Support establishing your accountability cabinet
    • A community riding with you on this manifestation journey!
  • Air travel is not included. You have to get yourself there. But once you do, WE GOT YOU!
  • The retreat costs $15,000. There are full and partial payment options with either a credit card or ACH transfer.
  • We speak with everyone before providing the ability to register. It’s important for us to know who’s in the room to hold the care and audacity required for the transformation. We also know that this is an investment, so it gives you space to ask questions and feel certain of your decision.

DASH-X FLOW:

DAY 1

Plan to arrive. We arrange transport from the airport to THE DASH-X haven. We’ll meet, greet, and prepare for the following three DASH-X days over dinner and drinks.

DAYS 2 – 4

THREE FULL DAYS TO DREAM BIG, plan, map those plans out for implementation, establish an accountability-and-you-got-this cabinet, name and identify hacks to eliminate behavior patterns that don’t serve your spirit or audaciousness (procrastination, inner narratives, putting yourself last, fear), and setting up a schedule for you to follow.

I’m telling you now that it will be hard, emotionally uncomfortable, and require endurance because most people don’t prioritize uninterrupted time for themselves (and certainly not three straight days). You’re going to be asked to do something unfamiliar. There’s a piece written by patience tamarra (intentionally lower-case) in her book, dear self, that reads,

be gentle with yourself —

you’re slowly growing into
the person you’ve always
wanted to become.

We’re gonna make magic happen, and we’re not gonna rush it. We will create space and grace for it. We will sit with it. We will declare it. We will listen to each other. We will stretch ourselves (minds, bodies, dreams, spirits). We will take in nature. We will map a plan. We will speak declarations into existence. We will not go back – we will only go forward.

DAY 5

Depart. Checkout is at 10 AM. We will arrange travel back to the airport as early as you need.

IN CLOSING:

If this is for you, fill out the information and click the Let’s Chat! button below to have a conversation. We will be delighted to be on this journey with you and to connect you with other DASHers.

To the futures we create,

THE DASH Team

Let’s Go!

We’re so excited that you’re interested in THE DASH!

THE DASH is a meticulously designed inner excavation experience for people ready to transform their lives. At excursion DASHes, which we call DASH-X, we gather people who are ready to stop doing the things that do not fulfill them and start doing what they really want to be doing in their lives.

We only build out yearnings rooted in authentic joy and delight.

We call these deeply desired things your IT. We spend time excavating each person’s IT and then map a plan to make that IT a reality within two years. And we don’t just wait for two years; we name what meaningful actions could be EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY. Our inaugural 2023 DASH-X in Gran Sueño, Mexico, was amazing! The commitments DASHers made and continue to make (because THE DASH is a journey) were hard and audacious. They continue to stay connected and supportive in a DASH community that we’re honored to support. It’s beautiful and joy-filled.

We have our 2024 DASH dates! Each accommodation is exquisite—a perfect place to be cared for, loved, undone, provoked, inspired, questioned, and made anew. You get all the feels at THE DASH.

DRUM ROLL!!

The 2024 DASH dates and locations are:

  • March 14 – 18 | Outer Banks National Seashore, North Carolina
  • May 9 – 13
  • September 26 – 30
  • November 14 – 18

We are stupendous with excitement! We fill the spaces as future DASHers commit. We take the care, time, and intention to speak to each person to answer questions, understand what’s inspiring you at this moment, share our communal agreements on how we hold space, and ensure that the environment and curriculum that we’ve curated are good fits.

LOGISTICS:

  • The number of rooms per location varies, but we keep it intimate so everyone gets dedicated time and an opportunity to build relationships.
  • What’s included?
    • Exquisite personal accommodations with an ensuite bathroom
    • Transportation to and from the airport
    • Chef catering
    • Lisa’s facilitation structure
    • The naming of your IT – which will be directly connected to your joy, pleasure, and delight impulses
    • Support naming the key behavioral shifts, divestments, investments, and actions you must activate and sustain to manifest your IT within two years
    • Vetting one-on-one time with DASH team members
    • A digital copy of THE DASH Excavation Guide™ for personal reference and use after THE DASH-X experience
    • A professionally recorded video of your declarations and photos as a part of your digital records that we’ll provide
    • Support in naming and readying your accountability cabinet (the people who will support you on this journey)
    • Post-retreat check-ins
    • People to ride with you on this manifestation journey
  • Air travel is not included. You have to get yourself there. But once you do, WE GOT YOU!
  • The retreat costs $15,000. There are full and partial payment options with either a credit card or ACH transfer.
  • We speak with everyone before providing the ability to register. It’s important for us to know who’s in the room to hold the care and audacity required for the transformation. We also know that this is an investment, so it gives you space to ask questions and feel certain of your decision.

DASH-X FLOW:

DAY 1

Plan to arrive. We arrange transport from the airport to THE DASH-X haven. We’ll meet, greet, and prepare for the following three DASH-X days over dinner and drinks.

DAYS 2 – 4

THREE FULL DAYS TO DREAM BIG, plan, map those plans out for implementation, establish an accountability-and-you-got-this cabinet, name and identify hacks to eliminate behavior patterns that don’t serve your spirit or audaciousness (procrastination, inner narratives, putting yourself last, fear), and setting up a schedule for you to follow. I’m telling you now that it will be hard, emotionally uncomfortable, and require endurance because most people don’t prioritize uninterrupted time for themselves (and certainly not three straight days). You’re going to be asked to do something unfamiliar. There’s a piece written by patience tamarra (intentionally lower-case) in her book, dear self, that reads,

be gentle with yourself —
you’re slowly growing into the person you’ve always wanted to become.

We’re gonna make magic happen, and we’re not gonna rush it. We will create space and grace for it. We will sit with it. We will declare it. We will listen to each other. We will stretch ourselves (minds, bodies, dreams, spirits). We will take in nature. We will map a plan. We will speak declarations into existence. We will not go back – we will only go forward.

DAY 5

Depart. Checkout is at 10 AM. We will arrange travel back to the airport as early as you need.

IN CLOSING:

If this is for you, fill out the information and click the Let’s Chat! button below to have a conversation. We will be delighted to be on this journey with you and to connect you with other DASHers. To the futures we create,

THE DASH Team

Let’s Go!

Select your DASH dates of interest.
   

We’re so excited that you’re interested in THE DASH!

We’re creating the space for you to both name your BIG DREAM and build an audacious plan to manifest it with an accountability cabinet to keep you on track. We’re not just doing it for you; we are doing it WITH YOU, and we are teeming to see what comes from doing this in a beautiful space with others who are also leveling up their game. Okay, let us give you the details because it’s right around the corner!

THE DASH FORMULA:

  • A beautiful, remote villa on a beach (already secured)
  • With a small, targeted group ready to level up their lives (perhaps you are among that group!!)
  • With a flow and structure to get you to name the vision of yourself, you want to manifest and map a plan to get there—in a way that I do plans, which includes addressing behavioral patterns, resources/time/space challenges, and fears while naming opportunistic accelerants that could propel your path and building in community with others also on their manifestation quest. We will also identify your accountability cabinet before you leave.

LOGISTICS:

  • There are only 15 slots. Everyone gets their accommodations in the villa.
  • What’s included?
    • Luxury personal accommodations
    • Transportation to and from the airport
    • Chef catering
    • Lisa’s facilitation structure
    • The development of a plan around the thing that you feel is your purpose/destiny/legacy/dream work
    • Vetting one-on-one time with Lisa
    • Digital copy of your plan after the retreat
    • Video of your declarations and photos as a part of your digital records that we’ll provide
    • Post-retreat progress check-ins with you and your accountability cabinet
    • Support in naming and readying your accountability cabinet
    • People to ride with you on this manifestation journey
  • Air travel is not included. You have to get yourself there. But once you do, WE GOT YOU! Plan your trip for November 9 – 13. Arrive on November 9 and depart on November 13 for the full three-day experience (November 10-12).
  • The retreat cost for people attending the first DASH is $10,000. When you sign up from the website, you’ll see it’s $15,000, but we’re discounting by ⅓ for this group and will provide those who sign up a code after we speak. And if you really feel the call to come and need to figure out a different payment structure, let us know. There’s nothing we can’t figure out together if this is for you.
  • We speak with everyone before providing the ability to register. It’s important for us to know who’s in the room to hold the care and audaciousness that we will curate together. We also know that this is an investment, so it gives you space to ask questions and for us to share what we will do and how you will get to this plan with a new accountability partner in us and cabinet in others also in pursuit of defining their DASH. So, email back that you’re interested so we can schedule a chat. We’ll make it happen within 48 hours.

GENERAL EXPERIENCE FLOW:

November 9, 2023

Plan to arrive at San Los Cabos airport (SJD). Transport to Gran Sueno. Welcome dinner and reception starting around 6:00 PM.

November 10-12, 2023

THREE FULL DAYS TO DREAM BIG, plan, map those plans out for implementation, establish an accountability-and-you-got-this cabinet, name and identify hacks to eliminate behavior patterns that don’t serve your spirit or audaciousness (procrastination, inner narratives, putting yourself last, fear), and setting up a schedule for you to follow. We’re gonna do this, and we’re not gonna rush it. We will plan it. We will sit with it. We will declare it. We will listen to each other. We will stretch ourselves (minds, bodies, dreams, spirits). We will take in the ocean. We will declare our manifestation of the dream, knowing that it is already done.

November 13, 2023

Plan to depart. Checkout is at 11 AM. We can arrange travel back to the SJD airport as early as you need.

IN CLOSING:

If this is for you, click the Let’s Chat! button below to have a conversation To the futures we create, THE DASH Team Let’s Go!  

We’re so excited that you’re interested in THE DASH experience!

One of our DASH team members will be in touch with you about reserving your spot.