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People Solutions Analysis


Find inspiration and connections to help you navigate similar business issues.


Each unforgettable event is tailored to grow individual leaders on your team.

Tap into potential leaders

On every team, there are individuals who are just waiting to make a difference.

You can give them that opportunity. Each event is uniquely tailored to different organizational specialties - Owners, Recruiters, Salespeople, Operations, and Future Leaders. The 2-1/2 day agenda focuses on personal growth and accountability to ensure the champion from your company comes back with a clear action plan and confidence to get desired results. The JP Horizons team will then stay committed to keeping each Highwoods group connected and accountable to each other throughout the year.

"JP Horizons has had the greatest and most profound impact on my professional career than any other group in which I am associated. It has given me a dynamic exposure to a diverse group of people across the country - many have become close friends. The idea sharing and business transparency has been invaluable and I've implemented many ideas that I have learned into our business. Without a doubt Jim and his team are making a difference in people’s lives, businesses and families now and into the future."

-Matt Schovel, Swingle Lawn, Tree and Landscape Care
Bob Coulter Hiking at Highwoods Retreat

Highwoods is the perfect backdrop to inspire individuals, enhance careers and energize organizations to attract and grow the greatest people.  

The Highwoods Experience

Each event brings champions from around the country together to discover
people solutions that will drive business performance
in your company.

Contact us if you are interested in a Highwoods Retreat!

Read about WHAT each participant will be introduced to in the event and think about WHY it is an important concept to master in order to succeed and advance in the outdoor living profession today. To better understand HOW the HIGHWOODS EXPERIENCE engages every participant to go beyond just sitting in a seminar, watch the Highwoods video above, look at the pictures, listen to the testimonials, and remember what you've experienced in JP Horizons events over the past 30 years.

Highwoods group gathered around fire

Leadership Jam

Great leaders from around the country working together to understand what leadership means today and developing the confidence and ACTION PLAN to continue to improve as a leader.


On top of the mountain

Sales Jam 

By exploring the entire sales process fresh ideas will become new actions to build greater sales in 2019 and beyond.

Hands In Group

Owner's Summit

Your ability to expand your vision through the great people you attract and retain will define your company's future.

Past Experiences

Mark Borst

"This was one of the best meetings ever! The leadership was fantastic! The location was perfect! The people in the group were outstanding!"

Mark Borst, Borst Landscape

Anita Gottschalk

"From the youngins' of the group to you guys, I learned, I laughed, I was vulnerable (cried a little, hopefully you didn't notice) and felt like part of something meaningful."

Anita Gottschalk, Garrick-Santo Landscape

Tom Wood

"For me this trip was transformational! Truly a world class group of people creating a world class meeting with second to none hospitality!"

Tom Wood, Wood Landscape Services

Mark ADamson

"Highwoods, you are a great venue. My IT guys are right, when you get stuck...reboot! Isn't it amazing that sometimes the best way to get plugged back into the business is to UNPLUG!"

Mark Adamson, Douglas Dynamics

Support Promises

We're committed to you even after your event.

Individualized Idea Sharing

After every event, we record a few participants who share their best takeaways and emphasize key points from their experience. You will receive LIFETIME access to each of these in our 2018 Highwoods Library so that you can re-live your event(s) and learn from others.

Community Think Tank

Tap into the collective genius of your peers through our exclusive Facebook Group. Once you register you'll gain access to engage in conversation, connect with friends and keep the ball rolling in the right direction for your team.

Personal Accountability

There's nothing better than holding yourself and others accountable to the actions you committed to at Highwoods. Look forward to being matched with an accountability partner during the event who will keep you on track 6 weeks after the event is over.

Details of Your Highwoods Journey


18 Highwoods Drive
Leicester NC 28748

Lodging and Dining

You'll be staying on site with 5-9 other attendees in the 3 units throughout the Highwoods campus.  You will enjoy delicious, home-cooked meals and snacks along with dinner out in town one night. 

Arrival & Departure

Plan to arrive at Highwoods by 2:00 p.m. on the first day and fly out of Asheville after 5:30 p.m. on the final day.

All Inclusive Access

  • All the course material, pre-event reading assignment and post-event book

  • Finalizing the agenda with participant input and full facilitation by Jim Paluch

  • All room, food, and extras are included

  • The Highwoods Support Promise 

Who Will Be Participating?

Each event will be made up of 8-10 participants from non-competing companies across the country.


Tuition for Highwoods is $1,849.00 per attendee.

Ready to Participate?

Contact Us and let us know what type of event you're interested in attending.