In 2002, The Riverbend Group, was born.  Since its inception,
Riverbend has helped to make
people and organizations greater
through management consulting,
training & development, and
teambuilding.   Most of that
experience has occurred in an
office, a boardroom, a hotel or a
breakout room.

Until now…

A client recently asked Doreen, our Founder and President:
“how do you come up with all of your ideas and the courage to implement them?”

Upon reflection, Doreen realized that a core source for the “ideas” was travel.  She would get on an airplane, sever all contact (for the most part!), and immerse herself in the moment.  When Doreen took “pause” in her normally hectic life and truly, completely “left,” ideas just flowed and flowed – ideas like Prepare to Roar!

The source for the “courage” has been due to Doreen pushing her boundaries both experientially and physically.   Breaking through “perceived boundaries” opens up an entire new world of knowing what you are capable of and what you can accomplish.

Doreen quickly realized that she wanted to provide people with a unique combination of the right environment and the right learning to create their own ideas and discover the courage to implement them…to prepare people to roar!  Prepare to Roar was born!

Doreen Linneman, Prepare to Roar Founder & President
Doreen’s unique combination of her adventure bio and her professional bio make her your perfect guide through your adventure-based learning experience.

In addition to being a 3-time Ironman Triathlete and professional tennis instructor, Doreen is an adventure-holic and has a serious case of Wunderlust.   Doreen has paraglided off a mountain in Venezuela, lived with and taken care of lion cubs in South Africa, climbed an ice-covered volcano in Chile, repelled a cliff and scaled underground waterfalls in the caves of Belize, trekked Silverback Gorillas in the mists of Rwanda, and zip-lined and rafted her way across Costa Rica.  You will see her soul come alive as she leads you through your life-changing journey. Fair warning, Doreen's passion for life is contagious!!!

When she puts on her suit, Doreen is the leader of The Riverbend Group.  Prior to founding Riverbend, Doreen held leadership positions in consulting, marketing, sales, and operations at such companies as Johnson & Johnson, SmithKline Beecham, and SYNAVANT.  Additionally, she founded two mobile technology companies.
Doreen holds a MBA from Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and a BA, with pre-Med and Chemistry concentrations, from Vanderbilt University.  She was honored as one of Atlanta, GA’s “40 Under 40” and is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit IDEALS Leadership Foundation.

Additional Prepare to Roar guides may join or lead your expedition based on your objectives.