Custom and fully immersive group retreats, meant to strengthen your connections through shared experiences.

 

“I’ve attended Jim’s family retreat twice over the last few years with my daughter and the experience has been priceless. Our communication and openness has increased significantly and I am forever grateful to him for his teachings.”

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Custom group retreats to strengthen your connections through shared experiences.

“I’ve attended Jim & Jamie’s family retreats twice over the last few years with my daughter, and the experience has been priceless! Our communication and openness has increased significantly and I am forever grateful to them for their teachings.”

"You deserve the relationship you want with your family."

We are dedicated to fixing the epidemic of entrepreneurs not spending enough quality time with their family by teaching entrepreneurs how to reconnect with their spouse and children, and most importantly, how hold that connection FOREVER.

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Jim and Jamie Sheils, with help from the 18 Summers team, can craft a custom experience for your family, company team or group of friends and their families.

Jim & Jamie promise your audience will leave compelled to connect more deeply with their children and spouse. They offer them a framework for relationships, enhanced by plans and tools that make improvement in the relationships fast, effective, and sustainable. In fact, many audience members take the first steps toward positive action before leaving the event!

With just a few short discovery and mentoring sessions, the 18 Summers team develops a unique experience designed with your goals and outcomes in mind.

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Private Events

Jim and Jamie Sheils, with help from the 18 Summers team, can craft a custom experience for your family, company team or group of friends and their families.

Jim promises your audience will leave compelled to connect more deeply with their children and spouse. He offers them a framework for relationships, enhanced by plans and tools that make improvement in the relationships fast, effective, and sustainable. In fact, many audience members take the first steps toward positive action before leaving the event!

With just a few short discovery and mentoring sessions, the 18 Summers team develops a unique experience designed with your goals and outcomes in mind.

 

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“There are exercises I have never done in my own life, or thought about doing with my son, in a really safe environment. The other kids were so welcoming, my son made friends, and they were having great conversations.”

GARRETT GUNDERSON
CEO of Wealth Factory

“In my mind Jim Sheils best exemplifies what being an entrepreneur really means. I’ve been using his Board Meeting Strategy with my daughters since we met in 2013. They’re so valuable, it’s sick.”

JAMES ALTUCHER
NY Times Best Selling Author

“Working with entrepreneurs for over 20 years I know the importance a strong family life can play in overall fulfillment and success. Not only do I personally use Jim’s core strategies with my husband and children but I recommend them to all of my clients.”

SHANNON WALLER
Strategic Coach

“I’ve attended Jim’s family retreat twice over the last few years with my daughter and the experience has been priceless. Our communication and openness has increased significantly and I am forever grateful to him for his teachings.”

DANIEL A. MARCOS
CEO/Co-Founder of Growth Institute

“This might sound harsh – but I believe our traditional educational system is letting us down. Even though my family lives in one of the top school districts in the country but I truly cannot say with confidence my kids are learning the most important skills for the 21st century. Learning from Jim and Jamie, we’ve started applying key concepts and ideas in our family to develop deeper bonds, connections and shared values. I highly recommend their work.”

Yanik Silver
Founder Maverick1000 and author Evolved Enterprise

 

“Jim and Family Board Meetings has the best actions and principles I have ever seen for entrepreneurs with family. By building Rhythms into our week, we now have more time, more connected conversations, and a relationship that is beyond what I ever thought possible. My family life is richer than I could have ever dreamed.”

Rick Sapio

 

“Proud to say that I came out of your presentation and booked Board Meetings with my kids RIGHT AWAY. Your stuff is so simple, but now I know it to be the most profoundly important and significant lesson I’ve learned in some time. I’m deeply grateful for having met you!”

Govindh Jayaraman

“The Rhythms and Experiences with Family Board Meetings is multiplying deep connections into the future of my relationship with my child. It puts them on the same page as me, and me on the same page as them. Family Board Meetings game me a framework to invest in my relationships that has delivered exponential results.”

SHANNON WALLER
Strategic Coach

“Family Board Meetings gave us the tools to take our relationship to a much deeper and connected level. I feel as though we have been handed a gift that everyone needs. My relationship with my son is now far more open, trusting, and alive. Thank you.”

Marci Lock

“I was first exposed to Jim’s family board meeting framework when I attended a dad’s retreat where Jim spoke. It instantly made sense to me as it seemed like a simple rhythm I could implement to deepen my relationship with each of my children.”

Brad Johnson

“Jim’s strategy is one that I think is an absolute pillar in family life. In order to connect, in order to influence our kids, in order to truly help to raise them into the humans that they were born to be, this is one of the most effective strategies I’ve ever come across and the results speak for themselves.”

Jon Vroman

“My daughter was really young when I started (3 years old). If anything, the benefit initially was more for me as I had a hard time establishing a connection with my daughter the first few years of her life. Now, the benefit of Family Board Meetings are mutual, and we both eagerly anticipate them. My daughter looks forward to them months in advance.”

Jayson Gaignard

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