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About this Executive
Leadership Experience

Hone Your Edge, Challenge Your Complacency, Inspire Yourself.

You are committed, and you play full out. Join us and be renewed, inspired, challenged, and experience breakthroughs in your ability to lead others. This three-day, all-inclusive executive level retreat is dangerously fun and challenging on all levels. It will leave you inspired by who you are and sharpen your effectiveness in business and life. John Bates, Robert Pizzini, and Jonathan Bates have combined their talents to bring you Hone Your Edge TM.

“Some people die at 25 and aren't buried until 75."

– Benjamin Franklin

The Retreat

This retreat takes place in the boardroom and flight tunnel of Bob's gorgeous, multi-million-dollar facility, iFLY Virginia Beach. Our program includes the challenge, reward, and sheer joy of learning to fly your body in a vertical wind tunnel. For those unable to fly, your leadership will be instrumental in developing others at the retreat.

You put everything into what you do; everything is the way you built it. Even though you are at the top, you know the best part of your story is still inside of you!

Join us, realize the exponential value of doing things differently. Get your heart rate up, be refreshed, inspired, challenged, and experience breakthroughs in your ability to lead.

This three-day, all-inclusive Executive level retreat is not only exciting, challenging, and dangerous in all the best ways, you will be inspired by who you are, with a new awareness of your limits and effectiveness in business and life. When was the last time you pushed your boundaries?


You get John's world renown training which is based in human evolutionary biology and human neurophysiology so you learn not only what works, but WHY it works; principles you can apply to your unique style which will have you connect, inspire and elevate others at will. John brings the power of TED-Worthy communication, magnetic executive presence, storytelling, and Jedi-like persuasion skills to top executive teams, sales teams, entrepreneurs, scientists, engineers and anyone on the light side of the Force who wants to have a lasting, memorable impact and effortlessly inspire people to action.


Bob gives you a unique blend of military and corporate processes. His proven success model draws parallels between military and business decision-making processes to provide leaders with a new framework, analytical tools and perspective, resulting in growth for you, your team, your business, your company, and beyond. Combined with Bob's over 30 years of battle-tested (yes, really) principles of leadership in war zones and boardrooms, you will gain superior executive level competency, confidence, and presence.


Jonathan walks you through exercises to create the focused intentionality needed in your life to enhance your clarity, sleep, health, and a happy family. Jonathan gives you the tools, motivation, and accountability to move forward and achieve the change you want. He enables YOU to happen to LIFE… not the other way around. Jonathan has served military heroes and now brings his expertise to the backbone of America… the business owner and executive. As a Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician, he defused bombs, now he defuses business bombs, carrying new levels of success, freedom, focus, and more importantly, significance and profitability for you and your business!

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About Us

Robert Pizzini
Bob exiting a PAC 750 over the Virginia Beach ocean front. When 100% success is the only, acceptable outcome, focused leadership and purposeful team work will enable it.
Communicating with Human Beings is not logical... It's biological! When you understand the communication principles of biology you'll be far more successful.
What gets you through danger safely?
Focus, Decision Making, and Implementation!


April 9, 10, 11, 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
June 4, 5, 6, 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
September 11, 12, 13, 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
December 4, 5, 6, 2019
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.
January 21, 22, 23, 2020
Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA.

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Interested in tailoring your own experience? Ask us about custom dates, locations, and experiences…

Each experience includes:

Private party at the Twist Martini Bar http://www.twistvb.com/

Private tour and whiskey tasting at the Tarnished Truth Distillery  http://www.cavalierhotel.com/dining/tarnished-truth-distilling-company.aspx

Sleep the way you deserve in your suite at the Marriott Autograph collection http://www.cavalierhotel.com/

And, if you want to mix it up, add some of these:

Enjoy and sharpen your skills with world-class instruction on shooting at the Freedom Shooting Center: freedomshootingcenter.com

Don't forget your helicopter tour of the Norfolk Navy Base, you will never get to see Aircraft Carriers like this! http://www.bucketlistrides.com/helicopter-tours-rentals-virginia-beach-va.htm

After another short helicopter ride, practice what you learned this week in the wind tunnel at https://www.skydivesuffolk.com/during your Solo or Tandem parachuting experience.

You may also find your sharpshooter skills coming out while you are conducting shooting and moving operations on the outdoor gun range.

You are going to push yourself and find new edges to your limits during what we have planned.  Come learn from the best and be the hero in your EPIC adventure!

Are you up for the challenge?  Are you ready to Hone Your Edge?

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