People are happiest when their life and work goals are perfectly aligned with their values.  This is especially important when you are considering significant life changes such as retirement, a change of direction or moving from the town to the country.

Planning your life when you move to a new area or away from work and your social circle is just as important as understanding what makes you happy and fulfilled. Whether you decide to start up a new business doing something you love or offer your services to society, your new life should align with your core values. We will be there to listen, acting as a sounding board while you may gain as much  by listening to others on the retreat as you do by expressing your own feelings.

When considering change the aim should be for a carefully planned transition. For some it maybe to a new retirement life; for others from redundancy to becoming an entrepreneur or from volunteering to setting up  a charity or not for profit venture.  Whatever  you feel called to do, you will not be directed, simply listened and helped to explore your options. We look forward to welcoming you on a Creative Retreat.

 What Now?  Workshops and Retreats

These Retreats are designed to give participants the time to learn, grow and share their thoughts and dreams in a group setting. We encourage you to arrive with an open mind, leaving home and work behind and open yourself to new possibilities. It’s a time for yourself, a time for a silent moment and a time to think about the changes you  want to make in your life.

Retreats are conducted at attractive locations in East Devon where you can explore and brainstorm in a guided supportive environment, whilst enjoying the fresh seaside air.

Your tutor is Deirdre Dee, a mature and experienced consultant and coach, with larger groups, Deirdre will invite  a fellow professional to help facilitate.These retreats are conducted on a limited basis with a maximum of 8 individuals.

  • The Coaching Academy Diploma (Distinction)
  • Certificate of Achievement DiSC User Accreditation Training
  • Belbin’s Roles in Groups
  • Facilitation for the University for the Arts, London.
  • Coaching in schools in South East London
  • Savills Estate Management in West Country (Executive Coaching)
  • Numerous corporate and private coaching clients

Cost for one day retreat including all materials, lunch and handouts: £60.00

Cost for two day retreat excluding accommodation: £115.00. Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in seafront hotel is additional. Please ask for  list of recommended hotels and B&B’s in the area.

We have an honesty trolley at the retreat venue with Fairtrade tea/coffee/biscuits on a pay-as-you-go basis.


Kennaway House is a historic property located in Sidmouth, East Devon, close to the seafront and promenade. The house is a Grade II* listed building and its history is displayed in panels, pictures and prints in the light, airy rooms.

Please email for availability of June, July and September dates