Below you can take a closer look at what we offer.


Our Flagship Retreat

Split into an initial 3 days and then about 10 weeks later, a further 2 days, our flagship retreat takes you beyond the confusion to clarity. Starting with the stories we tell about ourselves and our past, we look at them to spot the trends and themes that will create our Next Chapter, renews us to be at our best and most fulfilled. After some Preparation work, part 1 looks at what happens if we retell our stories from a different perspective and what that shows about our values and priorities when we’re at our best.

These help create your LifeStoryCanvas, with the strands for your NextChapter. After some weeks for further thinking and planning, part 2 helps you write that Next Chapter and an action plan to help you live it.

Upcoming Retreat Dates

September 2021 – Lygon Arms – Broadway, Worcestershire

November 2021 – Cowley Manor – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

March 2022 – Cowley Manor – Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

June 2022

September 2022

November 2022


This is for you if…:

  • Need to step back from the business to plan, renew and be crystal clear about what you want to achieve over the next year, and what are the priorities to focus on
  • Want to ensure that you and your senior team are aligned
  • Want some time to think about the business away from the day-to-day pressure
  • Want feedback, support, challenge and ideas from a small group of like-minded business leaders.


In Stories we Exist – Two Day Retreat, West Coast of Ireland

What does the next stage of your life consist of?

Are you clear on the story you want to play out?

This is for anyone who wants to start writing and living the next stage of their life – whatever it might be.

Located in the breathtaking beautiful West Coast of Ireland in County Kerry, these two days provide so much more than simply two days away from the busyness and pressure.

After a reception and welcome meal, the first full day starts with a morning visiting local sites, where a local storyteller brings to life local folklore stories before free time to think, walk, and explore.

In the afternoon, the spotlight shifts onto our own stories, those we tell to others about our life, our work, our past, the special moments and celebrations, along with the opportunity to write a short piece.

Then in the evening, over drinks and supper, Irish authors share their insights into stories and the place they occupy in all our lives.

The next day is devoted to examining the previous afternoon’s stories and the impact they’ve had on us and those around us. What does this tell us about when we’re at our best, full of energy and joy – knowing we’re on track.  And how do we get from here to there – with practical steps to stay there?

Next Chapter Retreats give you the time, space and attention to write your next chapter.

Upcoming Retreat Dates

July 2022


This mini-retreat is for you if …:

  • You want to take some time to invest in your personal growth and development, to reconnect with your purpose and what really matters to you
  • You’re looking to become a richer version of yourself over the next 5 years
  • And want to put in place the purpose, goals and finance that allows you to be at your best, at the top of your game and make a difference

Frequently Asked Questions

How long are the retreats?

Our flagship retreat is five days, initially three days followed by a 10-week period of reflection and concluded in a final two days. We also run mini 2 day retreats as an introduction.

What’s included in your retreats?

Everything! Luxury accommodation, food, drink and a fully immersive period of discovery to allow you to write your next chapter…

How long are the days?

We work together for the majority of the time starting at 9am and working through to 3.30/4pm. We then have free time in the afternoon for you to enjoy the facilities before a 6.30pm meet for drinks and supper. Whilst we cover a lot of ground these days are quiet days, away from the rush of life, to reflect, think, search and take stock.

How big are the groups?

Maximum eight people, minimum four plus Hilary and Peter and possibly one other associate. These are intimate groups of trusting and like-minded individuals. Our vetting process is detailed and if accepted onto one of our retreats we have codes of conduct for our participants.

What do we do in these days?

We’ve spent years developing our process and we still refine and refresh it and change elements based on the day, the participants and the energy in the room at the time.

We work to a structure and we reveal a series of activities that work in collaboration across the days to arrive you at a point of finding your purpose, your values and what’s important to you. We explore the past (but without being intrusive), we help you rewrite stories that have defined you, we share stories and we nurture your thinking to uncover the best version of yourself. There might be moments of realisation or there might just be a quiet and slow uncovering of your true self. People react in different ways and at different paces but what you will uncover is your deep purpose that defines your future self and leads you to that all important next chapter in your life. 

Learn More

Testimonial Interview

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.

Watch the video here

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