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Mini Self-Care Retreat

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

 

Experience a 90 minute self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:00 pm we’ll all retire to a special table set aside just for us in the McKenzie Lounge, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $77. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

The overwhelming feedback from participants in the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self workshop is that they would recommend it to others and here’s what a recent participant, Deb Alcadinho had to say:

“Sue Maitland guides women in a 90 minute self-care workshop encompassing brainstorming, awareness and enlightenment. I had the pleasure of attending one of Sue’s recent workshops and found it extremely worthwhile. As a busy professional, it’s challenging to find time for myself but Sue brought to light some interesting things to ponder and an awareness of self that I had not previously taken the time to do. Thank you Sue for a great 90 minutes, followed by an scrumptious dinner at the Union Club.  Highly recommended! ”

~ Deb Alcadinho, Founder & Director, Westshore Women’s Business Network (WWBN), Victoria BC

Spaces are very limited for this event and we can sometimes have a waiting list, so to avoid disappointment, please purchase your ticket today and reserve your seat. Please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca with any questions or if you have a gift certificate you wish to redeem. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network with other like-minded women.

Sign-up for this workshop and receive special pricing on a one-on-one Personal Discovery Coaching Package and the online workshop What’s Important to Me NOW? You’ll also receive some additional surprise gifts and special offers from other businesses that Sue knows and trusts who deliver goods and services that could help you practice more self-care. These offers may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance to secure your seat.

Please Note

We understand that sometimes something unexpected happens that prevents you from attending an event. While tickets are non-refundable, if you have purchased a ticket and unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please be sure to email Sue at suemaitland@shaw.ca with the name of the recipient of your ticket by noon on March 19, 2017 to avoid any problems at registration.

Mini Self-Care Retreat

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

 

Experience a 90 minute self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:00 pm we’ll all retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $77. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

 

The overwhelming feedback from participants in the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self workshop is that they would recommend it to others and here’s what a recent participant, Deb Alcadinho had to say:

“Sue Maitland guides women in a 90 minute self-care workshop encompassing brainstorming, awareness and enlightenment. I had the pleasure of attending one of Sue’s recent workshops and found it extremely worthwhile. As a busy professional, it’s challenging to find time for myself but Sue brought to light some interesting things to ponder and an awareness of self that I had not previously taken the time to do. Thank you Sue for a great 90 minutes, followed by an scrumptious dinner at the Union Club.  Highly recommended! ”

~ Deb Alcadinho, Founder & Director, Westshore Women’s Business Network, Victoria BC

Spaces are very limited for this event and we can sometimes have a waiting list, so to avoid disappointment, please purchase your ticket today to reserve your seat. Please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca with any questions or if you have a gift certificate you wish to redeem. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network with other like-minded women.

Sign-up for this workshop and receive special pricing on a one-on-one Personal Discovery Coaching Package and the online workshop What’s Important to Me NOW? You’ll also receive some additional surprise gifts and special offers from other businesses that Sue knows and trusts with a total value in the hundreds of $’s. These offers may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance to secure your seat.

Please Note

We understand that sometimes something unexpected happens that prevents you from attending an event. While tickets are non-refundable, if you have purchased a ticket and unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please be sure to email Sue at suemaitland@shaw.ca with the name of the recipient of your ticket by noon on January 13, 2017 to avoid any problems at registration.

Mini Self-Care Retreat

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

 

Experience a 90 minute self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:00 pm we’ll all retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $77. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

 

The overwhelming feedback from participants in the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self workshop is that they would recommend it to others and here’s what a recent participant, Deb Alcadinho had to say:

“Sue Maitland guides women in a 90 minute self-care workshop encompassing brainstorming, awareness and enlightenment. I had the pleasure of attending one of Sue’s recent workshops and found it extremely worthwhile. As a busy professional, it’s challenging to find time for myself but Sue brought to light some interesting things to ponder and an awareness of self that I had not previously taken the time to do. Thank you Sue for a great 90 minutes, followed by an scrumptious dinner at the Union Club.  Highly recommended! “

~ Deb Alcadinho, Founder & Director, Westshore Women’s Business Network, Victoria BC

Spaces are very limited for this event and we can sometimes have a waiting list, so to avoid disappointment, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat as soon as you know you’d like to attend. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network.

Sign-up for this workshop and receive special pricing on a one-on-one Personal Discovery Coaching Package and the online workshop What’s Important to Me NOW? You’ll also receive some additional surprise gifts and special offers from other businesses that Sue knows and trusts with a total value in the hundreds of $’s. These offers may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept US and Canadian cash and all major credit cards.

Please Note

We understand that sometimes something unexpected happens that prevents you from attending an event. While tickets are non-refundable, if you have purchased a ticket and unable to attend, you may transfer your ticket to someone else. Please be sure to email the organizer at suemaitland@shaw.ca with the name of the recipient of your ticket by noon on November 21st to avoid any problems at registration.

Mini Self-Care Retreat

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

 

Experience a 90 minute self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:00 pm we’ll all retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $77. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

 

The overwhelming feedback from participants in the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self workshop is that they would recommend it to others and here’s what a recent participant, Deb Alcadinho had to say:

“Sue Maitland guides women in a 90 minute self-care workshop encompassing brainstorming, awareness and enlightenment. I had the pleasure of attending one of Sue’s recent workshops and found it extremely worthwhile. As a busy professional, it’s challenging to find time for myself but Sue brought to light some interesting things to ponder and an awareness of self that I had not previously taken the time to do. Thank you Sue for a great 90 minutes, followed by an scrumptious dinner at the Union Club.  Highly recommended! ”

~ Deb Alcadinho, Founder & Director, Westshore Women’s Business Network, Victoria BC

Spaces are very limited for this event and we can sometimes have a waiting list, so to avoid disappointment, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat as soon as you know you’d like to attend. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network.

Sign-up for this workshop and receive special pricing on a one-on-one Personal Discovery Coaching Package and the online workshop What’s Important to Me NOW? You’ll also receive some additional surprise gifts and special offers from other businesses that Sue knows and trusts with a total value in the hundreds of $’s. These offers may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept US and Canadian cash and all major credit cards.

Mini Journal Writing for Self-Care Retreat

 

Journal Writing RetreatYou may know that I’ve been offering Mini Self-Care Retreats in Victoria at the Union Club once per month since the beginning of 2016. I love creating the space for busy women to make time to appreciate themselves and understand the importance of integrating self-care into their lives. I’ve been actively looking for opportunities to bring new workshops and events to build on the work we begin in the mini self-care retreat and I’m delighted to be able to introduce you to another wonderful ICF certified coach, Lynda Monk, who has accepted my invitation and will be travelling from Salt Spring Island to deliver this very special mini-retreat focused on journal writing for self-care. While you do not need to have attended my mini self-care retreat to participate in this event, you may wish to consider making this investment in yourself and sign up for the September 19th event if your schedule permits.

This 90 minute retreat which will begin at 5pm on Monday October 3rd and includes a delicious buffet supper at the Union Club. This retreat starts 15 minutes earlier than my regular self-care retreats to allow time for Lynda to join is for the buffet supper after the event before catching the ferry back to her home on Salt Spring Island.

Here’s what Lynda wants you to know about this mini retreat:

As women, life is often busy, fast-paced and a constant juggling act of multiple priorities at once.  Sometimes taking time for yourself might feel like the last thing that is on your “to do” list.  Join me for this Mini Journaling for Self-Care Retreat where you will learn how to use journaling to reduce stress, replenish and come home to yourself in the midst of it all.  Discover the 3 key aspects of expressive writing that will help you to use journaling to cultivate greater clarity, well-being, balance and success.  Experience the transformational power of Life Source Writing™ – a 5 step reflective journaling method for self-discovery, self-care, wellness and creativity.  Please bring your favourite pen and notebook/journal to this mini journal writing for self-care retreat.  No prior writing or journaling experience is required to benefit from this mini retreat.

More about Lynda Monk:

Lynda Monk, MSW, RSW, CPCC is a Registered Social Worker, ICF Certified Life Coach and co-author of Writing Alone Together:  Journaling in a Circle of Women for Creativity, Compassion and Connection, as well as the bestselling Inspiration for a Woman’s Soul:  Choosing Happiness.  She regularly speaks, coaches and teaches on the healing and transformational power of writing through her business, Creative Wellness http://creativewellnessworks.com

 

REGISTRATION DETAILS

 

Pricing for this very special event is only $77 including the buffet supper at the Union Club. Seating is limited for this small group workshop and seats are already beginning to fill up, so don’t delay, contact me, Sue Maitland at suemaitland@shaw.ca or call me at 778-265-6880 to reserve your seat and please be sure to leave your phone number and email address so I can secure your seat.

Journal Writing Retreat

Mini Self-Care Retreat

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

 

Experience a 90 minute self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:00 pm we’ll all retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $77. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

 

The overwhelming feedback from participants in the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self workshop is that they would recommend it to others and here’s what a recent participant, Deb Alcadinho had to say:

“Sue Maitland guides women in a 90 minute self-care workshop encompassing brainstorming, awareness and enlightenment. I had the pleasure of attending one of Sue’s recent workshops and found it extremely worthwhile. As a busy professional, it’s challenging to find time for myself but Sue brought to light some interesting things to ponder and an awareness of self that I had not previously taken the time to do. Thank you Sue for a great 90 minutes, followed by an scrumptious dinner at the Union Club.  Highly recommended! ”

~ Deb Alcadinho, Founder & Director, Westshore Women’s Business Network, Victoria BC

Spaces are very limited for this event and we can sometimes have a waiting list, so to avoid disappointment, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat as soon as you know you’d like to attend. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network.

Sign-up for this workshop and receive special pricing on a one-on-one Personal Discovery Package and the online workshop What’s Important to Me NOW? You’ll also receive some additional surprise gifts from other businesses that Sue knows and trust valued in the hundreds of $’s. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept US and Canadian cash and all major credit cards.

Are you REALLY ready to retire?

Victoria Waterfront Mar 2016-0863-Edit (2)It’s a BIG decision with lots of implications both financially and personally. I know because as a life and career transitions coach I’ve helped many clients answer this question and in this blog post I’m going to share my top tips for a successful retirement.

Some of my clients had already retired and weren’t sure they’d made the right choice. Others felt ready and just needed that final clarity on exactly what their retirement would look like before taking the leap. I’ve watched others attempt to retire and return to work because their retirement funds aren’t sufficient to support the retirement lifestyle they desire and others who simply miss the social interaction and sense of purpose that comes from working.

There are some key components to enjoying a successful retirement and it’s not all about the money.

Sue’s Tips for a Successful Retirement

  1. Take time to pause and connect with your values, your natural strengths and abilities and what fulfills you – do this and you have a solid foundation upon which to start to create a retirement you’ll love. Fail to do this and you’ll find many people willing to help you fill your days with commitments and activities you’d really rather not be doing.
  2. Get clear on your priorities for this phase of your life – who and what is most important to you? (*)
  3. Don’t retire as a means to get away from a job or boss you hate – if retirement feels right to you, be sure you have a sense of purpose and a plan for your retirement
  4. Create a clear vision of how you’ll spend your time in the years ahead – you could be looking at 30 to 40 years or more and that’s a long time
  5. Take advantage of all the possibilities that retirement offers – learn a new skill, travel to new places (locally or further afield if your budget allows), join a special interest group that appeals to you or start your own, make new friends, volunteer for a cause you’re passionate about – fill your days with enjoyable and uplifting activities.
  6. Consider your changing needs as you age and make sure your plan accommodates for this. You may be very active in the early retirement years, less active in the next 10-15 years and in time, you may simply wish to stay in your own home and find that you need outside support to be able to do this.
  7. Find a form of exercise that you enjoy and that your body can sustain and build it into your schedule – keeping active both physically and mentally is a key component of a happy retirement
  8. Find a competent qualified financial planner and share your vision for your retirement. Ensure you have sufficient funds to sustain the lifestyle you desire before you decide to retire. If you still have some saving to do, consider re-inventing yourself for a new career that you’ll love (as I did when I became a life & career transitions coach after 30+ years in the corporate world) and you may find that the idea of fully retiring isn’t quite as appealing as it once was.

(*) Getting clear on your priorities is a critical first step when facing any life transition and I’ve developed an online workshop where you’ll coached by me through a proven process and in just 2 hours you’ll get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life. It’s the What’s Important to Me NOW? online workshop and it’s available for only Cdn. $97 from my website at www.suemaitland.com/store – access it and get clear on your priorities TODAY.

Think You May Need Some Help?

If you’d like to explore inviting me to help you determine whether you’re ready to retire and create a vision and build a plan for what your ideal retirement could look like, please reach out to me through my website www.suemaitland.com and we’ll arrange a complimentary initial consultation.

If you’re a financial advisor, you may wish to explore inviting me to speak on this topic, or run a mini retirement planning workshop for your clients.

Sue Maitland 

ICF Certified Life & Career Transitions Coach

suemaitland@shaw.ca   778-265-6880   www.suemaitland.com

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Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self

spa shotIf you’re a busy professional woman, give yourself permission to take an evening off and discover why practicing self-care is so important for you AND everyone else in your life. Learn why so many women don’t make taking care of themselves a priority and the impact this has on themselves and others.

 

Experience a 90 minute self-care workshop where you’ll take time to appreciate some of the qualities that make you special and leave with a plan to integrate more self-care into your life.

There will be some sharing, though this is purely optional. The key focus of this seminar is to create a space for you to do some thinking about what practicing more self-care could look like for you.

At 7:00 pm we’ll all retire to a special table set aside just for us, at the Union Club for a delicious buffet supper that is included in the seminar price of only $77. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

 

The overwhelming feedback from participants of the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self workshop is that they would recommend it to others and here’s what one participant had to say afterwards:

“The Commit to Self-Care Seminar was inspirational and I really enjoyed it. I loved the setting at the Union Club and the meal with the other participants was delicious and the perfect way to wrap up the evening”                                  Janet Duncan, Professional Hairstylist, Ginger Group

 

Spaces are very limited for this event, so please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca to reserve your seat as soon as you know you’d like to attend. Consider inviting a friend to join you, or come on your own and expand your network.

Sign-up for this workshop, and receive special pricing on a one-on-one Personal Discovery Package or the online What’s Important to Me Now? workshop. You’ll also receive some additional surprise gifts from other businesses that Sue knows and trusts with a value in the hundreds of $’s. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept US and Canadian cash and all major credit cards.

 

Renew Your Commitment to Self-Care

Renew Your Commitment to Self-CareIf you’ve attended the Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self Seminar in the past, this workshop is for you. Connect with other women committed to making self-care a more important part of their lives. Take an evening to remind yourself why practicing self-care is important, celebrate your successes in integrating self-care into your life, take the valuable lessons from what didn’t quite work as you hoped and receive new ideas for what might work instead from your fellow workshop participants. Let’s learn from one another and support each other so we can all leave with a renewed commitment to practicing self-care.

Afterwards we’ll enjoy the delicious buffet supper at the Union Club.

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 or email her to reserve your spot

What’s Important to Me NOW? Workshop

Sue Headshot w White SpaceAre you overwhelmed by the many competing demands upon your time? Take time to pause and get CLARITY on your most important priorities in your personal and business life and tools to help you stay on track and honour those priorities. Invest just 3 hours of your time in this powerful workshop and get crystal clear on your priorities for this phase of your life.

In a small group setting (no more than 6 participants) we’ll explore your priorities in 6 key areas of your life. While the opportunity exists for you to share some of your thoughts with the group if you wish, the major focus of the workshop is on creating a time and space for you to reflect on what for you, is most important in each of these key areas at this point in your life.

Previous participants have been amazed at how simply making this time to participate in this workshop helped them set and stick to their personal priorities and reduce their sense of stress and overwhelm. You’ll leave the workshop feeling empowered and more confident in the choices you make. You’ll be able to politely say “No thank you” to people and activities that don’t uplift you and you’ll create a space in your life to attract more of what you DO want.

Here’s what my client Jeff Dallin, Owner of Innovative Fitness in Victoria had to say after I conducted this workshop for him and his staff:

“I have recently had the privilege of having Sue present her “What’s Important to Me NOW?” workshop for my staff and myself personally. If you want clarity in your life’s focus or to get more out of life’s daily activities, this workshop will help you. It was very refreshing spending time on what I care about the most! Thank you Sue”

This workshop is being held in the historic Union Club of BC in downtown Victoria. All required workshop materials are included in the price as is tea and coffee at the start of the workshop and during a short break part-way through. As a member of the Club, I have the opportunity to invite guests to join me for an a la carte brunch in the dining room after the workshop. If you would like to take advantage of this opportunity, please be sure to tell me when you register as I must make a reservation and there are some dress code requirements that I’ll share with you. Please note that brunch “at the Club” is purely optional and is not included in the price of the workshop.

As space in this small group workshop is limited, please be sure to register early to avoid disappointment and consider inviting a friend to join you. Call Sue at 778-265-6680 to register or email her at suemaitland@shaw.ca. Attend one of Sue’s live seminars and receive a $37 credit towards the cost of this workshop, taking your investment in yourself down to only $110.

If you’d love to participate and this date doesn’t work for you please contact Sue with the dates and times that could work for you and she’ll consider this when arranging future workshops or go to her website and for only $97 invest in the instant download of this workshop and complete it at a time & place that works best for you.

If you’re a business owner and would like to explore inviting Sue to host this workshop for your staff, please contact Sue at 778-265-6880 and ask about her group discount pricing.

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