Join us for an inspirational holiday to create your blueprint to thrive.
Discover what’s next in your life and work.


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Removed from your daily routine, our unique Design Your Future process will allow you to take stock and identify what’s most important for you.

In this inspiring location, and supported by like-minded people, you’ll be able to focus on the goals that count.


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you are an entrepreneur, a professional or a leader, because you are your greatest asset.
Join us if you want to master the next chapter in your life or career.


✓ identify your purpose, vision and the life you want to create
 develop a blueprint for what’s next in your life or career
 clarify where you want to concentrate your energy
 gain a greater sense of control over where your life is heading
 develop strategies to overcome obstacles & challenges
 create a strategy to define priorities
 meet and exchange ideas with like-minded people
 develop a deeper understanding and connection with yourself



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Enjoy the lovely Italian climate around the swimming pool or get some quiet time on one of the patios. Or take a bike ride through the 20-acre property and beyond. You’ll have plenty of chances to literally get away from it all.
There are great beaches nearby on Puglia’s coastline and you can visit wonderful towns, including several UNESCO World Heritage sites.





Design Your Future will be facilitated by two experienced life & leadership coaches,
who together form Blueprint2Thrive. They are:
Wendy Woods, CPCC, ACC

Wendy is from Canada and is a certified coach, speaker, trainer and mindfulness teacher. She has an Honours BA in Psychology plus an MBA and has worked for several leading companies.


With her company Watershed Training Solutions (, Wendy assists leaders, entrepreneurs and game changing individuals navigate challenges more easily, in order to achieve their desired goals.


As a coach, she is committed to her client’s transformative growth and is passionate about them living their best life.


Dennis Strik, CPCC

Dennis is from The Netherlands and is a certified coach, with a background as a college lecturer and linguist. He is also the author of  a number of language course and reference books.


With his coaching business Prosper-Coaching ( Dennis works with driven, creative professionals and leaders who are ready to expand into the next phase of their life and career.


He helps people achieve the breakthroughs they long for, so they can move forward with confidence and a clear sense of direction.


This five night Design Your Future inspirational holiday includes:


✓ our unique 3-step Design Your Future process resulting in your blueprint to thrive

✓ two individual coaching sessions

✓ workshops

✓ group coaching

✓ your Design Your Future workbook


✓ accommodation for five nights/six days with en-suite bathroom (see ACCOMMODATION & PRICES)

✓ welcome reception with locally produced wine, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks upon arrival, followed by dinner

✓ meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner) on full days of the retreat

✓ one dinner in a local restaurant with all participants and the facilitators

✓ breakfast on the final day of the retreat

✓ snacks

✓ complementary bicycles for use

✓ pool

✓ luxurious pool shower room

✓ several outdoor terraces

✓ washing and ironing facilities

✓ hairdryers

✓ wifi


Prices are in Euros per person, for 5 nights from Oct 28 to Nov 2, 2018.

Bed linen, towels, pool towels and a midweek cleaning service are included,

plus everything listed in the What’s included page.


We have three room options for you:

Option A: Double Room – Single Occupancy – En-Suite Bathroom

Option B: Double Room – Sharing – En-Suite Bathroom

Option C: Twin Room – Sharing (we will team you with another participant) – En-Suite Bathroom



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Option A€2275€1625€650
Option B€1625€1125€500
Option C€1625€1125€500



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Do I have to book my own flight?

Yes, flights are not included. Participants will be joining us from far and wide, so we kindly ask you to make your own travel arrangements. The nearest international airport is Bari.

How can I get to the venue from the airport?

Our location is around 50 min by car from Bari Airport. Taxis to and from the airport can be booked via our host at the farmhouse. Sharing a taxi (for up to 8 people) can be financially advantageous. We are happy to put you in touch with other participants who are interested in booking a shared taxi.

What time does the retreat start and finish?

Check-in is from 2pm on Sunday 28 October, after which you’re invited to settle into your room and discover the farmhouse and grounds. Once you’ve settled in, there will be a welcome reception with locally produced wine, non-alcoholic drinks and snacks, to get to know the other participants and the facilitators, followed by dinner.

We’ll finish up on the final day by 11am.

What is there to do in the area?

Our hosts in Puglia have lots of recommendations for you to explore the area. Here are some of them:

Good food and good restaurants are a given. Sunshine is pretty much a given as well. And in addition…

  • Visit the nearby seaside towns of Polignano a Mare and Monopoli
  • See the area’s characteristic trulli houses
  • Explore the Puglia coast
  • Discover the region’s art and culture, such as King Frederick II’s amazing hunting lodge, The Castel del Monte
  • Explore the Alta Murgia National Park
  • Discover the many churches and admire the historic frescoes
  • Sip a coffee in Monopoli’s main square
  • Enjoy a game of golf. The Italian Open is held just outside Savellettri
  • Check out the fish markets. Try the one in Polignano!
  • Go underground and take the tour of the Castellana Grotte caves
  • Shop for fashion in Bari
  • Explore the many beautiful towns in the area, like Baroque Lecce
  • Hunt down those craft items – baskets, pottery, textiles, wood sculptures
  • Pick some figs
  • Enjoy an ice cream in Polignano – ice cream capital of Italy
  • Visit the ancient town and UNESCO World Heritage Site of Matera
  • Go and meet the ladies in Bari who make pasta in the street
  • Go fishing
  • Enjoy yourself in the beach clubs around Capitolo
  • Meander around the markets – each town boasts its own
What is the programme's schedule?

There will be workshops every morning from approximately 9am to 12:30pm. Individual coaching sessions will take place in the afternoon.

Will the workshops and coaching sessions take up the whole day?

No, there will be workshops every morning from approximately 9am to 12:30pm. Individual coaching sessions to be scheduled at your convenience.

How many people will be taking part?

There will be a maximum of 14 participants.

Will there be vegetarian food or other dietary options?

Yes, at all meals you will be able to choose between meat, fish or a vegetarian option. If you have any specific dietary requirements, please notify us when you register, and we’ll make sure your meals are prepared accordingly.

Can I pay in instalments?

Yes, you can pay a deposit of fifty percent when making your reservation, with the remainder of the amount due on August 24.

What language will the workshops and coaching sessions be conducted in?

All workshops will be conducted in English. Upon request, some individual coaching sessions can be conducted in Dutch, German or French.

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