Maria del Pilar Avila
Founder, Renovad, InterDUCTUS (CA)


After building a fruitful career over 26 yearsproviding leadership at institutions across the private equity, hospitality, and nonprofit sectors, Pilar Avila decided to launch a consulting practice as a boutique lifestyle business. Inspired by her journeys across 5 continents and 18 countries, and the desire to spend more quality time with the extraordinary women who serve as her mentors and collaborators, Pilar launched Renovad retreats as an extension of her organizational change management consulting practice, interDUCTUS.

Renovad’s carefully curated retreat experiences entice participants to take a breath of fresh air, clear their minds, stimulate their senses, refresh their souls and reconnect with the essence and power within themselves.The inaugural 2019 programs, August 27-31 in Italy and in Morocco November 27 – December 1, will be followed by experiences in Puerto Rico, Costa Rica, Greece, Mexico and Thailand in 2020. Renovad pivots on deep destination knowledge, and removing the burden of travel planning and the risk of trial & error, to design experiences focused on relaxation, inspiration and adventure.