What Makes this Program Different?

The SabbaticalX program is a life-changing, world-class virtual learning experience. The Sabbatical Experience has been purposefully and thoughtfully designed so that you will gain the greatest value and insight from each step along the way.

There is no “one-size-fits-all” when it comes to learning. Therefore, we’ve created this experience to leverage all means of learning including:

  • Virtual full-group live sessions
  • Virtual small-group coaching sessions
  • Individual learning activities

You will find each of these learning approaches to be a critical component of the overall experience.

You will complete the learning experience with a well-developed action plan. To be your best and live the legacy now.

We are building a community of like-minded individuals who have a deep passion to truly make a difference for the rest of their lives.

The program is really focused on you. It’s all about uncovering new insights and pathways to your future.

The Value Proposition

We inspire successful individuals who are commited to becoming their best in all aspects of their lives and to begin to live their legacy now.

Who is "we"?

Founder, Leo Pusateri; along with dynamic members of his team, comprise the extraordinary faculty who will coach and inspire you through this process. We also have a support team that knows what it takes to deliver a world-class experience.

How do you "inspire individuals"?

We have created a unique, introspective process that will have participants answering elegantly simple, but deceptively difficult questions to discover how they will uniquely become their best selves. We will further inspire participants through engaging learning activities that will leave a lasting, memorable impression.

How do you define a "successful individual"?

A person who has found joy in achieving the full potential in his or her life. They have also made a difference in the lives of others.

What does "becoming your best" require?

It’s a lifelong quest to go down the path of learning and discovery. You focus every day on things that make you better. You are constantly pushing the envelope doing everything you can to be better at everything you do.

What does “all aspects of your life” mean?

Think of every role you play out in your life. You are a spouse or significant other, son or daughter, a friend to many, a possible brother or sister, a member of a work family and a member of a community. Imagine the effort required to be your best in all these areas; what a legacy you would be creating.

How can I "live my legacy" now?

It’s not about “creating” your legacy but living it right now to have a genuine and significant impact on the lives of others.

The Seven Elements of TSX

1. Life of Significance

Understand your concept of significance and assess what you can do to make a difference in the world.

2. No Regrets

Begin to develop your ultimate bucket list and remove the “rocks from your life backpack”.

3. Abundance

Decide how you can utilize your time, talent and treasure to make a difference to someone or someplace…somehow.

4. Gratitude

Acknowledge all things you have been blessed with in your life.

5. Perspective

Create a greater awareness of the things you need to be more tolerant of while becoming more patient and understanding.

6. Become Your Best

After defining your roles, create a plan to become a better version of yourself in order to better serve others.

7. Live Your Legacy

Learn to take action each day in a way that you want others to remember you.

Why The Sabbatical Experience?

We Believe

  •  There is a point in your life when you should be able to take a Sabbatical; unfortunately, many cannot.
  •  This point is usually when people reach a crossroad in their lives; an emotional trigger that makes one think about the next chapter of his or her life.
  •  Those who are blessed to have this opportunity will find an unbelievable re-invigoration to their heart, mind, body, and soul.
  •  People will realize that the most compelling life they have to live is their own. Why not live it to the fullest, and put them on a path to becoming their best – in all aspects of their life.
  •  The path to becoming our best is simply “awe” inspiring. Aren’t we all attracted to—and respect— those individuals who get it in all aspects of their lives?
  •  The opportunity to put ourselves on a path to realizing our full potential is available to all of us. Few are willing to take the time, to invest in themselves and to make the necessary changes in their life to live the life they have dreamed of.
  •  Ultimately, this introspective journey will challenge you to not only become your best, but to also define your legacy, and to begin to live it now.


“Thank you so much for such a wonderful experience in Buffalo. I enjoyed it from start to finish. I’ve been mulling and strategizing and this will be the first in a series of musings… so much to contemplate.

I had an interesting conversation with 25 year old daughter Steph. We were sitting by the pool and she asked what the course was all about so I pulled out the notebook and read the questions … fascinating discussion. The questions from the SabbaticalX beg to be discussed as a family.

This led my thinking in a different direction: you have the makings of a family meeting plan in a box.”

Julie A. Lange | FCSI, CIM, Portfolio Manager, Director, Wealth Management Branch Manager

“It was such a privilege to participate in your passion with an incredibly talented, successful and giving group of people. The design of your program is simple, yet elegant that flows from your passion and drive to help others be their best.”

Gary Pease | Former Fortune 500 HR Executive

“It is an expertly guided program for self-introspection and improvement. It begins with a concentrated 4 day Sabbatical, is followed by twelve months of coaching and group interaction and results in meaningful impact that will last a lifetime.”

Mark Colgan | Montage Wealth Management