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Reflection time with yourself – sort your issues

Take a valuable break of your daily routine and join a group of European Leaders, Managers and Individuals on a unique experience pilgrimaging for one week along the Camino de Santiago (Way of St. James) in Galicia/Spain.

Quality time with yourself: slow down and enjoy a full week of hiking without hurry in wonderful nature on the century-old path of pilgrims. Get in touch with the nature, culture and cuisine of Galicia. We take care of all the logistics.

Intensive reflection time:  Senior Executive Coaches will guide you and the group along a structured process to:

  • Sort important work and/or life issues
  • Gain orientation in the actual and upcoming phase of life
  • Make smart decisions
  • Deal with your own personality

We will have 5 pilgrimage stages of about 25 km each in the beautiful landscape of the Camino de Santiago. Intensive individual coaching, inspirational teachings, group reflections and lots of time for yourself will nourish your mind.

Initiate sustainable changes: the didactic concept or Pilgrimage is based on more than 10 years’ experience of coaching managers and groups in special settings as the Camino de Santiago and Benedictine Monasteries throughout Europe. The coaches will support you that this one week has a sustainable impact in your daily (work-) life.

The course of the journey

Saturday, June 20th 2020
Arrival of participants in Santiago de Compostela (Spain), transfer to starting point of the journey.

Sunday, June 21st – Thursday, June 25th 2020
5 one day hikes of approx; 25 kilometres each arrival in Santiago de Compostela.

Friday, June 26th 2020
Visit Santiago de Compostela and return to home countries.

Saturday, June 27th (optional)
Trip and visit to Finistere, the former „end of the world“.

Testimonials of Participants…

“For each day on the Camino the xpand-Coaches had prepared a ‘task of the day’, challenging me to reflect and to honestly think about my personal life and my relationships to others. The daily coaching sessions led me to a new way to look upon my daily work, allowing me to better see the red line through all my tasks and jobs that sometimes leave me frustrated. I recommend the Camino Seminar to management either from industry or the public sector. “

Dr. Ing. Olaf Sauer, Co-Leader Fraunhofer Institut IOSB

“The 5 days pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela was not just hiking in a beautiful landscape but provided deep self-reflection and the chance to get to know me, understand myself better – and now it positively impacts my value-based Leadership skills.“

Dieter Kerkhoff, Director Technology Management, Automotive Tier1

Executive Coaches

Ricardo Wiedenbrüg (Germany, Rest of Europe)
International Career as Engineer and Executive Manager; Since 2005 Executive Coach, Senior Consultant of xpand GmbH, Aoching Languages Spanish, German, English

Stefan Schauecker (Germany)
Business Consultant of xpand GmbH; Deacon; expertise in Training and Coaching outdoors; Mountain Guide; Coaching Languages German, English

Félix Ortiz (Spain)
International Career as Coach and Organizational Developer in Europe and Latin America. Directing Manager Eitan Coaching (Barcelona); Since 2002 Félix leads individual managers and groups on coaching retraits on the Camino de Santiago; Coaching Languages Spanish, English


The group spends the nights in selected accommodations along the Camino. The Albergues offer basic standards which emphasize the self-experience and –reflection of the participants. Separate group rooms allow undisturbed reflection and coaching rounds. The selected standard covers the basic individual needs without being too rustic.

Start: June 20th 2020; Arrival at Santiago de Compostela (Spain)
End: June 26th 2020; Departure to home country

The overall costs per participant including accommodation, boarding and coaching materials 2700,– €, excluding travel expenses and personal drinks and beverages.