A half day for you!
Flourishing in Melbourne is an opportunity to begin to look at your life and celebrate what’s working, and put into action steps to live a life you are proud of.
If you want to bring out the best in your self and have time to reconnect to what’s important to you, join us at our retreat!
Prior to the retreat you will be sent materials to help you clarify your purpose and intentions for attending the reteat.
2. Attend Retreat:
At the retreat you will explore essential questions to help you create a flourishing personal and professional life. You will close the retreat with self-identified action steps that you can put into place to launch you into a positive, powerful and productive rest of 2015 and beyond!
3. Call To Action:
A few weeks after the retreat, we will hold a web based group “call to action” as a supportive checking-in process. The call will allow you to share your post-retreat action steps and to hear insight from the action steps others have taken.
What others say:
||“The retreat encouraged me to realise my own strengths and also showed me how I could harness these to create a year of personal and professional success.”
Rebecca Bolland, Director, Clarence Town Preschool
||“I’d highly recommend these retreats to anyone who needs a gentle, fun and engaging reminder that it’s okay to put ourselves first sometimes!”
Clive, Clive Leach Consultancy
||“The retreat is a rewarding way to make the transition from one year to the next in a nurturing space amongst wonderful people. I felt fulfilled, centred and focused at the end of the retreats. This is definitely going to be a part of my yearly recharge and regroup.”
Hazel Ho, Senior Analyst
||“By implementing the strategies that became apparent to me at the retreat, I have been able to prioritise how I spend my time, giving me a sense of having more time for activities that are important to me personally and for my business.”
Sam, Owner and Graphic Designer, Hue Graphics
||“The retreat took me to spaces that my everyday life does not provide and reminded me that care for self is fundamental in my care for others.”
Dr. Kaye Harris, Educator, Wodonga Middle Years College
||“Finding the ‘stillness’ in my current work environment is a huge challenge. The retreat helped me recognise that ‘less is more’ and really put attention to what is feeding my soul, while learning to slow down a bit and continue giving myself the time I need to reflect and recognise and celebrate progress.”
Aimee Eiguren, Sr. Field Marketing Manager
||“Attending the retreat provided me with the space and engaged me in a process to consider moving away from old patterns of thinking, towards a new an productive way of life.”
Karelynne Randall, Results Coaching
||“The retreat assisted me in gaining clarity and focus in taking small action steps in order to achieve big picture goals. As my personal and professional lives are so intertwined, both together have gained energised life momentum. I have since advanced greatly in my goals.”
Retreat Essential Questions
1. Who am I really?
- What are my strengths?
- What are my core values?
- How do I ensure my work is coming from a place of my own wellness?
- How does my identity connect to the work I do for our world?
2. What is the purest intention for my professional work?
- What is my work really about?
- What are my purest intentions for my professional work?
- What is my personal mission?
- How do I ensure my work contributes rather than complies?
- How does my work make things better?
3. This year, what do I want to create, contribute, learn, build or leave behind?
- What goals or intentions can I commit to so I can continue to flourish this year?
- What small changes or actions can I commit to that will help me reach the results I am looking for this year?
- How can I ensure that the work I do helps things get better?
A. The retreat is lead by Drs. William DeJean – Inspiration Unleashed – and Suzy Green, Founder of The Positivity Institute
A. The retreat is ideal for people who are contemplating making personal or professional changes or looking for the time to stop and check in on their life. We have had people attend from all walks of life and in various professions including education, leadership, coaching, business, community mental health, local government, etc.
A. The retreat is not for someone who is in crisis or in a severe state of anxiety.
A. In the busy world we live in, it can be hard for people to have ongoing opportunities to stop, reflect, and engage in their own lives. We created this retreat because we see many people who work with needing time to come together with others and mindfully create lives they are excited about, and work that brings meaning and purpose to themselves and our world.
A. A “retreat” is an opportunity to step back, reflect, create solitude and carve out time for you. Unlike a “training session,” a retreat allows you to look inward to find your own wisdom and amazing answers.
A. Prior to the retreat, we will send you a pre-questionnaire to help us get to know you and to help you prepare for the session. During the retreat we will be working individually, in small groups and in the larger group format to explore questions around your personal and professional life. This gives everyone an opportunity to clarify values, strengths and ways to move forward for the future. We will take this insight and guide you through a process to gain clarity about actions you can take to fully move forward in your work and personal life.
A. That is really up to you. Some people like to attend these kinds of events by themselves. Others like to bring along someone else to create a circle of support that keeps the work alive after the event. Either way is great. Do what feels right for you.
A. It is natural to feel nervous when we put ourselves in a new environment or try something new. If this is the first time you have attended something like this, apprehension can be a sign that you are stepping out of your comfort zone into something exciting and important.
A. No, not at all! Everything in the retreat is invitational. You will not be forced to do anything that you are not comfortable with. We hope you share, talk with others, and dig deep during the retreat, but you can decide what you would like to engage in.
A. Please bring a pen and a journal. For the end-of-the-year retreat, please bring a hat and sunblock since we will be walking the labyrinth outside (weather permitting).
A. The numbers are limited so we can engage in this work in meaningful ways, and so that everyone who attends gets the time and opportunity to fully benefit from the retreat.
A. People are living busy lives, and for many people this might be the first time they have engaged in this kind of work. We decided to keep the time manageable for people. We hope to run full-day retreats in the future.
A. No. Some people only attend one retreat and get a lot of useful insight and concrete actions they can take. Others have attended all the retreats to create a powerful and meaningful year. Either way is fine. Do what feels right for you.
A. You can cancel up to two weeks prior to the retreat. There is a small administration fee deducted from the full payment. If you have to cancel after that, we will move your payment for another retreat later in the year.
A. Payments are made through www.williamdejean.com. If you need to pay via an invoice, please contact us and we can make arrangement for this to happen.