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AN EXTERNAL JOURNEY THAT

CREATES AN INTERNAL JOURNEY 

 

Sometimes, you need to disconnect in order to connect.

Entrepreneurs, Investors, Business people and Executives have a tendency to push themselves to the limit, to dedicate a lot of time to others and to their businesses, but leave very little time to themselves. The XPAND retreat was created to start kick changes in these patterns.
 

XPAND is an exciting and intense 3.5-day retreat tailored for entrepreneurs, investors and high-level executives with an entrepreneurial mindset, who are curious, open, adventurous and ready to creatively examine their personal and business journeys, challenges and questions. People who have already achieved a thing or two in life, and continuously want to evolve as people, as founders, or as life partners. 

XPAND is designed in a way that allows this special kind of people to take a break from the never-ending race and reconnect with themselves to explore a broad range of topics through a variety of creative lenses and tools, in a structured guided process and proven methodologies. XPAND will enable you to reflect on the core meaningful aspects of your life that are vitally important but often get buried under everyday tasks that require seemingly more urgent attention.

XPAND is a personal private process done in a group of like-minded people, it is not a group-sharing process. The retreat is held in select small intimate groups, and participants are curated through application and personal interviews.

 

Testimonials

Thomas Joosten

Entrepreneur & Angel Investor, Former CEO Zanox Group

Amsterdam, Netherlands

"XPAND is mind blowing. You should definitely join if you strive to live a life in more freedom and inner peace. XPAND helped me immediately the next day after finishing it in making big decisions in my private life. Professionally, I feel I can now help and be a much better coach in the projects I choose to invest in, and learn to focus on what is important and do those things with more joy and fulfilment.

 

Dr. Liraz is impressive. She managed 5 very seasoned entrepreneurs with an enormous track record to go through a process that literally changed their lives. 

I would recommend XPAND to people who find themselves in an important phase in their lives.

People who want to make the right decisions and/or who
want to lead a more meaningful life."

David Berglund

Non Executive Chairman at Oregan Networks

Stockholm, Sweden

"XPAND helps you to learn about yourself and the meaningful things in your life by combining abstract thinking with concrete, creative activities such as painting and meditation. This retreat is about rediscovering and expressing your inner child. To build a sense of meaning in life with tools of creativity that enable you to grow and be content in your everyday environment. Whether it is to find meaning  or putting our fears into perspective, the tools we were given enabled us to grow a little every day, in the same way a young child does.

 

I was very pleased with the XPAND retreat - and would like to do this course again within 6 - 12 months - because it gave me specific tools through which I can approach my life (both personal and professional) in order to gain perspective on what is important. It helped me to come closer to my feelings and taught me to touch these through painting. 

 

XPAND provides you with simple everyday tools and methods which have been obvious to everyone at one time in their lives but which we have been conditioned to ignore as we grow older and supposedly wiser". 

Juraj Priecel

Entrepreneur, Investor & Life Artist

Slovak, On the Move

XPAND was designed as a platform allowing participants to explore broad range of topics through various lenses. It allowed me to reflect on areas that are vitally important for me but that often get buried under everyday flow of tasks requiring urgent attention. Painting exercises added surprising emotional and playful element to this exploration – enabling me to venture beyond my usual rational self.

 

Dr. Liraz developed XPAND on years of personal exploration and self-discovery as well as on her professional life interacting with senior executives and entrepreneurs – and crated a programme that facilitates stretching of participants’ comfort zones and thinking – as far as they are willing to be stretched.

Juraj Priecel

Entrepreneur, Investor & Life Artist

Slovak, On the Move

XPAND was designed as a platform allowing participants to explore broad range of topics through various lenses. It allowed me to reflect on areas that are vitally important for me but that often get buried under everyday flow of tasks requiring urgent attention. Painting exercises added surprising emotional and playful element to this exploration – enabling me to venture beyond my usual rational self.

 

Dr. Liraz developed XPAND on years of personal exploration and self-discovery as well as on her professional life interacting with senior executives and entrepreneurs – and crated a programme that facilitates stretching of participants’ comfort zones and thinking – as far as they are willing to be stretched.

Yoav Degani

Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of MyPermissions, Startups Mentor, Tel-Aviv, Israel

To stop life for a moment, to zoom out in order to zoom deep inside, to ask questions, to find the answers... 
How often do we enable ourselves this important pause? Probably not enough. 


In perfect timing for me, a few weeks ago I joined an amazing retreat/seminar called XPAND.
This seminar - (full 3.5 days) was created and lead by the wonderful Liraz Lasry. Her amazing talent to connect emotion and practice, to touch the right places, to guide you through a personal journey within a group which is a superhero group of people, all through art and creativity, is pure magic
That is hard do describe through words. 
When we invest in ourselves and grow - everything around us grows as well.


I am thankful to Liraz for this journey and am thrilled for these dear friends whom I have met there and are all one big heart. 
It only happens around twice a year, follow the XPAND page and give yourselves this gift. 
Everyone in the picture are the most busy, successful, don’t-have-time people I have ever met, so don’t say “I don’t have the time”, it is all a matter of priorities:) 

Yoav Degani

Serial Entrepreneur, CEO of MyPermissions, Startups Mentor, Tel-Aviv, Israel

To stop life for a moment, to zoom out in order to zoom deep inside, to ask questions, to find the answers... 
How often do we enable ourselves this important pause? Probably not enough. 


In perfect timing for me, a few weeks ago I joined an amazing retreat/seminar called XPAND.
This seminar - (full 3.5 days) was created and lead by the wonderful Liraz Lasry. Her amazing talent to connect emotion and practice, to touch the right places, to guide you through a personal journey within a group which is a superhero group of people, all through art and creativity, is pure magic
That is hard do describe through words. 
When we invest in ourselves and grow - everything around us grows as well.


I am thankful to Liraz for this journey and am thrilled for these dear friends whom I have met there and are all one big heart. 
It only happens around twice a year, follow the XPAND page and give yourselves this gift. 
Everyone in the picture are the most busy, successful, don’t-have-time people I have ever met, so don’t say “I don’t have the time”, it is all a matter of priorities:) 

Philipp G. Schwarz

Entrepreneur
Frankfurt, Germany

"I would recommend XPAND to absolutely anybody who is willing to question themselves. XPAND is a great way to either accelerate or start asking yourself the right questions. Just as they say that "if you can measure it, you can manage it" – XPANDS teaches you how if you can put a name on it, you can start to work on it. Dr. Liraz was great - could not have hoped for a better leader. She takes the time to find a tailored approach for everyone individually.

 

For my personal life, this was not the end, but rather the beginning of meditation, of giving names to feelings/urges/unspecific hints. For my professional life the curated group was great. All experienced entrepreneurs with open minds and hearts. For me it was great in a special situation, but I think this will be a great experience in any situation."

Andreas Bonnier

Entrepreneur & Investor

Stockholm, Sweden

"I am currently going through an introspective journey, and re-evaluating aspects of my life, as a natural progression to betterment. XPAND helped me zoom out to find answers to questions which I unconsciously had answers to, but had never dared/knew how to address. It put me on a path, and gave me tools, to stop being stuck in certain aspects of my life, and gave me a sense of evolution.

 

I would recommend XPAND to anybody who is looking to evolve as a person through a better understanding of oneself. Entrepreneurs often have a lifetime of dedication to others, and little to themselves. XPAND is a fascinating moment with themselves. A condition to fully lever the Xpand experience, is however to be vulnerable to your true self.

 

XPAND is a fascinating event in which you get to go deeper into yourself, using painting as a vehicle to visualizing thoughts, feelings, emotions. Liraz professionally leads you through the process in a fun, mind opening, and caring way, holding your hand during the rough patches, and propelling you forward in the energizing ones. She has become our ‘Mother of Dragons’ :) "

Efrat Fenigson

Leading CMO for Global B2B Tech Companies, Tel-Aviv, Israel 

XPAND is a 3.5 days retreat for personal development, where I got to work on areas in my life, both personal and professional. 
This journey of personal growth and development is done using various “tools” such as meditation, mindfulness, writing, painting, and more. 


I came to XPAND with very little knowledge of what to expect. I discovered that: 

1. I’m surrounded by amazing people. Similar to me in so many ways. Connections were instant. 
2. I was in a safe environment. It was calm, pacing on a different beat, the right beat. The work was personal and private, and we shared between us if and when we wanted to.
3. I selected areas of my life that are important to me and started working on them. With Liraz’ methods and guidance, I went through a process that for me was close to healing. Looking inside, connecting to myself, developing insights and confronting barriers. In both the personal and professional topics (like love, career, gender, self-confidence and more) I made real progress.
4. Painting was so much fun for me. So liberating. I waited for the painting sessions each day. The water sessions were a real breakthrough. I faced my fears, and managed to do things that in the past would have been hard or even impossible. I can take these techniques and insights and implement them in many other areas of my life.

XPAND is not for everyone. If you’re open, creative, courageous, love experiences, and willing to take time off to go through an amazing experience – the retreat may be right for you. Clearly, if you’re at a crossroad, interested to invest in yourself and move forward in the right pace and direction, or dealing with issues that can be clarified, explored and resolved, the retreat will be super valuable. People who are ambitious, entrepreneurs and high-achievers will particularly enjoy and get lots of value. 

Eitan Lavie

Investor, Chairman at AGW Group - Asia Gateway, Serial Entrepreneur, International Businessman

It is not easy to give into something without knowing, but when you have faith in the person leading you, giving in leads to expansion. An expansion of the mind, the creativity, the friends and mostly - the heart.
I strongly recommend to anyone who really wants to stop for a moment of observance and of “sharpening the sword” to (soon) contact that amazing  (!) and exceptional (!) Liraz Lasry who knows how to weave the soul fabrics of so many people (who have done a thing or two in life...) , enrich them with magnificent colors in the canvas fabric of life and guide them to a liberated feeling of a dance full of love and passion for more.


XPAND is an experience way beyond the definition of a “workshop”. In a relatively short period of time, which enables and is doable even for businessmen/investors/executives/super-achievers of all kinds with a highly busy schedule, you will be able to stop for a moment of clear and clean view from bird’s eye perspective, and rearrange your list of wishes and prioritization in regards to the most meaningful circles of your life.

 

I highly recommended XPAND with much love to anyone who is dear to me and for whom I wish moments that are clear of background noises. Gift yourself with a necessary, accurate and quality prioritization with Liraz Lasry and you might even learn how to fly on a butterfly that ride on an ant. 

 

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The XPAND retreats are being held only 2-3 times a year, in various locations around the world, for small curated groups of international entrepreneurs, investors, business people and executives with entrepreneurial mindsets.

The next two open-registration retreats for 2020 will be held in Germany and in Israel. For further details please contact us.

With sufficient note in advance, it is also possible to book a customized inner-organizational retreat in various locations around the world.

 

For registration please apply here. Due to the intimate nature of the retreat, the limited number of participants and limited number of retreats – not all applications will be accepted, but an answer is guaranteed to all applicants. If you were referred by a former XPAND participant please make sure to mention his/her name.