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Inspired and Intentional (2 day urban retreat)

  • The Rooftop at The Cullen Hotel 164 Commercial Rd Prahran VIC 3181 Australia (map)

Start 2018 with an amazing two day urban retreat to redefine success and experience more joy, fulfilment and ease this year.

Forget New Year's resolutions. (Did you know that around 90% of people who make resolutions don't keep them - and most don't last longer than a month?!)

Let 2018 be the year you ditch the guilt-ridden, shame-driven goals, and instead create a life that genuinely feels good.

So many of us can effortlessly name a long list of things we dislike, or describe what we think we should want based on everyone else’s expectations...but we find it so hard to declare what we truly desire beyond the vague rhetoric of ‘happiness’.

This is your chance to change that.


Inspired and Intentional:
a workshop, an urban retreat, an experience.

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In this two day in-person workshop you will learn a powerful philosophy and experience a practical process to empower you to create a life you truly love. You'll bring your life into alignment with what matters most to you, being guided by how you want to feel.

This is not just another inspirational ‘talk’ or presentation in a big theatre with hundreds or thousands of attendees, where you passively sit for hours (I promise there will be no PowerPoint slides!).

This is an intimate experiential workshop where you will dive deep into self-exploration to get to know yourself better and design a life that's your version of amazing so you can wake up inspired and energised every morning rather than just dragging yourself through the week, hanging on for the weekend. This is about creating a life that feels good on the inside, not one that just looks good on the outside.

"Knowing how you want to feel is the most potent form of clarity that you can have." - Danielle LaPorte

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Day 1 (Saturday 17 Feb)

We begin by exploring our relationship to feelings, desire, expectations, and asking for what we need or want.

You’ll reflect on 2017, what you want to leave behind, and what you want to bring into your future. Across five areas of your life, you'll identify what you’re grateful for and where you’re dissatisfied. 

This reflection will help you clarify how you desire to feel. You'll re-define success for yourself by articulating how it feels for you, not just what it looks like.


Day 2 (Saturday 24 Feb)

On Day 2 you'll identify what is no longer serving you and release the things you want to let go or stop doing. You’ll reflect on your current goals, commitments and obligations so you can clear the decks and create time and space for what matters most.

Then you’ll decide what changes are needed to consciously create more of what you desire in your life. You’ll identify what you want to have, do and experience in order to feel how you want to feel. You’ll prioritise the major goals or intentions you want to focus on in 2018 and the resources and people who can support and inspire you.

You might want to set one hundred goals with precise measurables. Or you may not want to set any goals, and instead focus on making small, deliberate improvements in your everyday life to feel the way you want to feel as often as possible. Whatever your preference, I am here to support you on your journey.

The ultimate objective is you moving through 2018 - and the rest of your life - with clarity and intention, being guided by how you want to feel.


What’s included in your special experience:

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  • Two full days immersed in an ‘urban retreat’-style workshop at an inspiring and luxurious inner city venue
  • Time and space to pause, reflect and deepen your connection to yourself so you can envision a life you love and expand your perception of what’s possible for you (how often do you give yourself the opportunity to do this?)
  • A range of carefully designed activities expertly facilitated to guide you through your self-exploration
  • A safe space to connect and share experiences with a small group of open-hearted women who are also on a journey of development and growth
  • Your own copy of the official The Desire Map Workbook by best-selling author Danielle LaPorte, plus additional materials to enhance your experience
  • Meals included (morning tea, lunch, afternoon tea as well as tea and coffee) so you can relax and enjoy everything being taken care of
  • $250 credit toward a coaching package with me starting within 6 months of the workshop, if you desire (this can be career coaching, leadership coaching or life coaching - i.e. not restricted to the content of the workshop)


Our retreat space and your experience will also be enhanced with thoughtful products from our wonderful event partners:

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You will leave the workshop feeling energised and uplifted with a sense of clarity and calm. You’ll be well on your way to more freedom, more power, more joy, and more peace.


"I signed up for the retreat for the opportunity to 'stop' for two days, take time out from my busy work/life routine and invest in time for myself. 

I really enjoyed the experience - it was a lovely, safe, warm environment which immediately helped me to relax. It was obvious how much care and time Jade had put into organising the retreat and making it comfortable and memorable for all of us. I loved the venue and the natural light - it felt like a real escape. I also enjoyed meeting a lovely group of women who were in a similar stage of life as me, with similar emotional obstacles.

The whole experience was very well put together. I would recommend the retreat to people who want some time out of their regular routine, to stop and assess what real success in life looks like for them. 

You were fantastic Jade. Thank you!"
- Becky (retreat participant)


Don’t wait to live your version of an amazing life.

If your heart is pulling you toward this, I would be honoured and excited for you to join me for this inspiring experience.



Date and time: 

Saturday 17 February 2018 10.00 – 5.00pm
and Saturday 24 February 2017 10.00 – 5.00pm (2 consecutive Saturdays)

Location: The Rooftop at The Cullen Hotel, 164 Commercial Rd, Prahran 3181

Investment: This amazing two day experience is $650 (including GST).

All who identify as women are welcome.


Book now

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Credit card payment is available at no extra charge for Visa or Mastercard.

Contact Jade at if you would prefer to pay via bank deposit or would like to discuss payment options.


More love and gratitude

Here's what other retreat participants had to say about their experience:


“One of the most surprising insights I gained from the workshop is finding out that everything I need and want is already within me. I did not realise it was going to be such an internal journey - I thought I would need to look outside myself to feel how I want to feel. I realised it's all within me. I have the power to feel how I want to feel.

By getting clear on how I want to feel, life changes and opens up, and everything becomes clearer, much easier.

I also really enjoyed the feedback and energy of the fellow participants. I loved hearing about the experiences of the other women and could not have revealed my core desired feelings as robustly myself.”
- Abigail 



"I enjoyed the experience, especially meeting the community of other professional women and the connection between the group. My greatest takeaway was to be able to be happy for myself. The retreat was worthwhile to help me elucidate what I really want." - V. 



"I liked the way Jade guided us through journalling on the first day, this allowed me to connect to myself and look at key areas of my life.  I enjoyed the space that Jade had created, she thought of every detail to make it more special and comfortable. Go check out this urban retreat - you deserve time for yourself to meet like-minded people, learn something about yourself, and feel inspired." - Lee 



“This was such a special opportunity to consider how I want to feel in life. Jade was a wonderful facilitator who took us on a thought provoking and uplifting journey.” - Caitlin 


Our event partners

Your experience at the Inspired and Intentional retreat will be enhanced thanks to the generosity of our wonderful sponsors:

About the facilitator

Hello! I’m Jade, a leadership and life coach who helps high achievers create a fulfilling career and an authentic life. I come from a demanding career in the corporate sector, so I understand the pressures and challenges of the modern working world. I am passionate about helping others find joy, contentment and fulfilment in their lives, by living in alignment with who they are and what matters most to them.


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Who is the Inspired and Intentional retreat for?

Anyone who wants to live a life they love.

Anyone who is searching for more joy and fulfilment.

Anyone who is feeling stuck, stressed, overwhelmed, exhausted, numb or inauthentic.

Anyone who has a sense that more is possible for them, but is not sure where to start.

P.S. This sort of work is especially useful during times of transition – whether it’s a new phase in your life or a new year.


I’m not a goal setter. Would this workshop be relevant for me?

I’m not a big goal setter either. But the process I will share with you has been hugely valuable for me in making life decisions, big and small, whether or not I’m setting specific goals. It has also enabled me to clarify what success means to me, liberating me from being a slave to society’s definition of success.


I’ve done similar work before on goal setting or identifying my values. Is there any point in me attending this workshop?

Yes! You are constantly growing, so your goals can also evolve. Many people find it helpful to periodically repeat a goal setting process or revisit their values. 

Going through this process in a group with the support of a professional coach and expert facilitator enables you to go deeper than you might when completing the process alone. It allows you to connect with others, share experiences and wisdom, and receive encouragement and support. (Previous participants almost always comment that the group experience was one of their favourite things about the retreat.) Hearing others' views and experiences may offer different perspectives or lead to new insights which may generate a more nuanced or refined understanding of your desired feelings, or inspire you to choose new desired feelings.


I love my life already, so what benefit would this workshop have for me?

This workshop can help you get even more specific on what’s working well so you can amplify it. You will be encouraged to stretch, expand and live with even greater clarity and intention.

Plus, you get to spend two days immersed in a beautiful urban-retreat style experience with like-minded people – it will be a spectacular gift to nourish your heart and soul.


Talking about my feelings sounds kinda scary – do I have to share them in public?

We’ll be doing deep and meaningful work, which will require you to be honest with yourself and may bring up emotions. We will create a safe and supportive space for you to share, but you won’t be forced to share anything with the group that you don’t want to. I promise.


Is there a payment plan?

An option to pay in two instalments is available upon request to help with your budgeting. Please contact for details.


How do I get there?

The Cullen hotel is <5 km from Melbourne CBD via car. The closest train station is Prahran, and it is only 5 mins via train from Flinders St Station. See more information on the venue here. More details on parking options will be provided closer to the retreat date.


My plans have changed - can I get a refund on the ticket I bought?

Because extensive preparation is required to create an amazing experience for you, all ticket sales are final. No exchange, credit or refund will be given except in the rare and unlikely circumstance that the organiser cancels or reschedules the event.

If your plans change and you are no longer able to attend, you are welcome to sell or give your ticket to someone else. Your ticket is transferrable to another person by writing to confirming the replacement guest name and email address at least 24 hours prior to the start of the event, so we can welcome them.


Can you run an exclusive workshop just for me and my friends?

Sure! I offer an option to have this workshop hosted by you and facilitated by me.

Gather 10 to 15 friends who also want more joy, fulfilment and ease in their life.

You provide the space, lunch and snacks.

I provide the workshop, and a workbook and gift for each attendee. To thank the host for organising, the host will be able to attend for free.

Get in touch at and I’d love to help you make this happen!


I have another question thats not answered here - how can I contact you?

Contact Jade at – I’d be happy to answer any questions you have to ensure that this is the right experience for you.