Peter Hyson

As I’ve re-invented myself many times, I have negotiated many turning-points in my life, including becoming a writer and seeing the power of story in helping to make sense of our lives.


Hilary Rowland

In my career as a business coach, mentor and consultant, I’ve encountered many people at transition points in their lives, transitions which can be bewildering and painful. I’ve encountered them in my own life and know that a guide and map like NextChapterRetreats can be extremely helpful.

Meet Our Team

The people behind the magic! All on a mission to make your world a better place!

Executive coach, Consultant and Change Agent

Sian Davies

Sian has an insatiable curiosity and drive to understand people and their behaviours and this logically led her into a career in HR and now coaching. She has over 20 years of experience of setting strategies for and managing the full spectrum of human resources. across Board Directors to new Managers and Graduates, supporting them in career development and transition, talent and performance management and nurturing leadership capabilities.

Sian believes passionately that everyone has it within them, to grow and achieve their aspirations and potential given the right environment and support and to become the best, authentic version of themselves. As a coach she works with individuals to encourage them to be curious, explore and reflect on what makes them who they are, examining values and beliefs , exploring experiences and storytelling and helping them to identify and capitalise on their strengths.

The Adventure Psychologist

Paula Reid

I call myself an Adventure Psychologist because I am an adventurer and have a Masters’ Degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology. I have blended these two areas of expertise to create a new discipline alongside Sport Psychology – one which focuses on enduring performance during difficult times – specifically change, challenge and uncertainty.

Life is a journey – a long journey of exploration and discovery – and your next chapter is the next stage of your personal, unique journey. I support people – and business – to survive, cope and thrive as they move through change and tackle the fog, mountains and rocky bits that inevitably stand in our path. I help people ‘Go Knowingly into the Unknown’. I use the discipline of Positive Psychology as my basis for coaching – working on achieving your goals and utilising your strengths. I believe Next Chapter Retreats creates a breathing space to gain perspective and wisdom.

Counsellor, Coach, Facilitator

Mary Anne Trotman

Mary Anne supports and challenges people to help them gain a better understanding of themselves.  This deeper understanding means they can explore options they may not have previously considered, to achieve the changes and satisfaction they want in their lives. She brings a mix of experience gained from 30 years in corporate management in the IT and Telecoms industry and running her own business; 10 years working with individuals and in organisations as a counsellor and executive coach and her personal experience of navigating major life transitions. Mary Anne has helped people find a new way forward in situations including, new leadership and business challenges, the move from military to civilian life, retirement and rebuilding a new life following bereavement.

Executive Assistant

Katie Tew

Katie supports Peter, Hilary and the wider team by keeping the CRM up to date, creating, designing and developing newsletters, updating the website, assisting with event management and managing diaries.

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