Our retreats give you the tools to fulfill your potential, perform at the top of your game and be the best version of yourself.
Retreats give you a blank sheet of paper and the time, space and attention to uncover – create – change and plan your next chapter
With over 30 years of mentoring, coaching and supporting entrepreneurs and business professionals, Hilary Rowland and Peter Hyson – creators of the LifeStoryCanvas – bring care, wisdom and insight as you answer one of life‘s greatest questions…what’s next?
Having worked with senior executives across numerous large organisations including the BBC, PWC, John Lewis, NHS London, Legal and General, they are passionate about helping individuals find a sense of purpose and play their best music.
How much money have you spent on team building and strategy away days in the past? We bet if you look back over the years it’s been significant? What tangible ROI has been delivered from this spend? Staff engagement, productivity, happiness and contentment, did it increase?
In our humble opinion team and strategy away days are notoriously very hard work, crammed morning to dusk with Powerpoint presentations, trying to move everyone in the right direction, discussions and action plans (which are rarely actioned!).
Business leaders and senior managers are working longer hours than ever, they have taken to working in unproductive ways which have diminished their energy and contribution.
What’s worse is that it’s happened slowly and unnoticeably to the point where burnout and languishing are ‘normal’ ways of being. There is no criticism we’ve all been surviving and trying to get through but it’s taken it’s toll.
Peter, Hilary and their trusted team work at depth in small groups, helping you craft and develop your stories in a safe, trusted and supportive environment, so you uncover the past and present to define your purpose and potential.
Create an environment for reflection and realisation that allows you to find your new path and gain a fresh perspective on your story.
Help you change and create your next chapter. If you’re at a turning point in your life, we help you rediscover the next steps and give you the space, time and attention to carefully reflect on your past, then to create and achieve your future.
Take time out of the day job and the busy schedule to be given the genuine freedom to define your next chapter.
On our retreats we use the Japanese concept of Ikigai to help you find your personal purpose, looking at stories about what you love, what you’re good at, what drives you and what you most care about, and how you can make all of this add up to a plan for your next chapter, where you’re living your best, thriving and renewed. And our ongoing support will help you get there successfully.
We talk to Belinda Prescott-Collins, Managing Director of Bee Herd, a successful and growing Marketing Consultancy, about her personal experience of attending our flagship retreat. Belinda talks about the benefits she gained and why our retreats are so valuable to senior business executives.
I found the retreats provided time and space to focus on myself and the use of classic storytelling helped to identify my strengths, show me at my best and be able to consider my next steps.
The retreats as a business leader provide me with the opportunity to step away from the day-to-day operational side of the business. Having the opportunity to go and do that in relaxed surroundings with a specific program that is tailored to what I want to achieve, also working with a number of different peers provides a fantastic opportunity, and this is why I think the retreat is such a wonderful thing to be able to do.
Having been on the Next Chapter Retreat the three key things that I have taken from it all are reframe the narrative, embrace the mess, and get things done. The things that I have most enjoyed from the retreat are having some time to step away from everyday life and having time to reflect and consider.