The Embodied Coach | Becoming an instrument for transformational change

24-26 October 2018 at Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, Co. Clare, V95 DK38Ireland
Arriving for dinner on 24 October, and leaving early afternoon on 26 October.

  • Single Room: €480 Euro (early bird) / €580 (full price)
  • Twin / Shared: €425 Euro / €500 Euro
  • Hostel-style room:  €385 Euro / 435 Euro

The above fees cover the retreat plus your accommodation, meals and refreshments. Early bird offers are available for bookings made by August 31, 2018. VAT will not be charged.

Full details of how to reach Boghill Centre will be provided on booking.

Retreat aims

The purpose of this retreat is to provide coaches with a transformational space to:

  • tune into their authenticity, intuition and embodied experience
  • deepen their self awareness as coaches
  • develop their capacity to use themselves as instruments for change in a dialogic space.
  • pause, resource and prepare themselves for the coming year.

Why is this important?

  • Because you know that you are the most important instrument for change: the coaching will only ever be as good as the coach! 
  • This is 2 days of CPD in the company of like-minded professionals, exploring such development themes as:
    • How do I work with my presence?
    • How do I develop myself as an instrument?
    • Develop reflexivity in the moment?  
  • In the Volatile, Unpredictable, Complex and Ambiguous world of today…and tomorrow and tomorrow and tomorrow…, our resources are being constantly drained. For coaches in this environment, being centred, grounded and ‘present’ enables us to not only work at our best, but to role-model this way of being for our clients. At the end of the day why would an intelligent client bring a professional into their organization who appears to be on the edge of burn out themselves?
  • In our experience, those who spend their professional (and possibly personal) lives in the service of others tend to put themselves at the back of the queue when it comes to taking time to develop, resource and replenish themselves and to receive support from others. As Dan Siegel says, ‘You have to put your oxygen mask on before you can help others with theirs.’

Who is this retreat for?

Internal and external coaches.

What can you expect to leave with?

  • An in-depth connection with your own presence and authenticity in your work, and tools to sustain this.

  • A greater access to own somatic and intuitive intelligence

  • A feeling of calm and resourcefulness as a practitioner, ready to face whatever the next few months might bring for you.

  • Further development in your own level of emotional intelligence and resilience.

  • A deeper sense of ‘your being’ vs ‘your doing’ as a practitioner.

  • A greater capacity of ‘self as instrument’ in service of your clients and transformational change.

How will we work together?

  • This will be a highly experiential and intimate 2-day residential event with limited spaces, involving individual, paired and group work including opportunities for feedback on your practice as a coach.
  • We will work with interpersonal mindfulness, dialogue, embodied exercises, systemic practice, journaling and silence to help us to truly connect with our presence, sense of purpose and who we are within our work.
  • We will make full use of the beautiful location to spend time in the natural world to maximize our reflective practice.

Where and when will the next retreat be held?

The next retreat takes place from 24-26 October 2018 at Boghill Centre, Kilfenora, Co. Clare, Ireland.

The centre is renowned for its delicious, nurturing vegetarian food which is sourced primarily from the adjoining organic garden and orchard.

Situated in 50 acres of natural bogland in the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark, North Clare, the centre is secluded and has a quiet atmosphere making it the perfect place to relax, unwind and renew your spirit.

Fees / Early bird offer

The below fees cover the retreat plus your accommodation, meals and refreshments. Early bird offers are available for bookings made by August 31, 2018. VAT will not be charged.

  • Single Room: €480 Euro (early bird) / €580 (full price)
  • Twin / Shared: €425 Euro / €500 Euro
  • Hostel-style room:  €385 Euro / 435 Euro

For further information or to book a place, please contact us.

What participants have to say

This programme was exciting, inspiring and unlike anything else I have attended. Things I found particularly valuable were the time and space for deep personal reflection, the focus on often‐neglected aspects of perception such as intuition and somatic senses, and the community of curious and generous individuals who shared the experience with me. It was truly life‐enhancing in a professional and personal sense. I cannot recommend it highly enough.
— Head of Learning and Development, Professional Services
I have become so much more aware of my body as a practitioner over the last few years, but this was both a timely reminder and it developed my insights further. I also took away some practical tools that I can use. The facilitation was brilliant – starting with creating the container, and then well-paced, humble but expert facilitation, with a very good level of opportunities to practice.
— Director and Accredited Coach
This event was the best developmental experience I’ve ever had. I arrived seriously depleted in energy; my creativity felt at a low point and I wanted more personal focus....I’ve come away with a clear sense of purpose, enhanced creativity and heightened energy. I’m going to pass the details of the coming workshop to colleagues and I would definitely come on this event again.
— Principle Lecturer, Business School
This was one of the best workshops I have self-funded. The trainers and participants were incredibly experienced and open which really helped ensure that as a group we benefitted the most from the short time we had together. The retreat surpassed my expectations and the learning and experience from these two days continues to systemically stay with me days / weeks after. My day-to-day being and the conversations I am now having and enjoying after this retreat are transformed (work and home life). Thank you!
— Independent Coach