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Mini Self-Care Retreat

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If 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 retreat price of only $74.50. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

The overwhelming feedback from participants in the Mini Self-Care Retreat 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 April 23, 2017 to avoid any problems at registration.

What You Need to Know About Moving to Victoria

If you’re a professional or a business owner who’s thinking of moving to Victoria, or have recently moved to this beautiful city, this talk is perfect for you.

You’ll find Victoria is unlike any other city you’ve ever lived in. Sue moved here over 25 years ago and it was her best move ever, however she was surprised to discover how many people move to Victoria and don’t always have such a positive experience.

Sue has now dedicated a key area of her coaching practice to helping professionals and business owners who want to move to Victoria, determine if this move is right for them and if it is, help them enjoy a smooth and successful transition. Sue also helps newcomers to Victoria who want to take full advantage of all the city has to offer and would like the support of a professional life & career transitions coach who knows the city and how it works. Sue helps people through info sessions like this one, workshops and one-on-one coaching.

In 90 minutes, Sue will share valuable information including a profile of Victoria residents, the climate, the job market, the full range of outdoor and indoor activities, the interesting makeup of local government and perhaps most valuable of all, her inside scoop on what it takes to fully embrace living in Victoria. There’ll be time for Q&A, networking with other participants and some surprise special offers too.

While some information will be provided that will be relevant for families, this event is in a small group setting and is specifically designed for adults.

Space is limited, so don’t hesitate, reserve your FREE seat immediately to avoid disappointment and get the inside scoop on living in Victoria from a local expert.

Here’s what recent participants liked the most:

“A lot of valuable information”
“The structured approach and the way the information was delivered”
“Well organized”
“Friendly atmosphere”
“Good use of my time”

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.

10 Tips for more JOY and Less STRESS This Holiday Season

Christmas BoxThe Holidays can be a wonderful time of year when we take time to celebrate all that we have and the spirit of the season often encourages us to give to others less fortunate than ourselves.

However, along with all those wonderful feelings can also come a great deal of stress. There’s so much planning and preparation and social events to attend and of course the traditions that can sometimes become more of a burden than a joy.

 Follow my 10 tips and you’ll experience more JOY and less STRESS this Holiday Season

  1. Remember that YOU are Important – it’s so easy to focus on making sure everyone else is having a good time that you may forget to take care of yourself. Remember this is YOUR holiday too – put yourself in the mix.
  2. Make a Plan – make a list of everything that has to be done as early as possible and add target dates for completion
  3. Invite Others to Help – share the list with everyone who participates in your Holiday Celebration and invite them to pick a number of things off the list that they will take care of
  4. Don’t Strive for Perfection – if others are helping, understand that they might do things a little differently than you would and commit to being OK with that – it’s not about perfection – it’s about having fun!
  5. Don’t Get Hung Up on Tradition – if a family tradition is a lot of work for you and you don’t love doing it, invite someone else to do it or suggest an alternative that could work for you
  6. Put a Limit on Spending – set a $ amount for all gifts and stick to it. If someone wants a bigger gift, let 2 or 3 family members club together to buy it. Ask people to provide a wish list that fits the budget.
  7. Find a Way to Give Back – whether you volunteer at a shelter, donate to a food bank, buy a hen or a goat for a family in Africa or invite a recently widowed neighbour in for a drink or a meal, take time to honour what we’re celebrating at this time of year.
  8. Eliminate Non-Essentials – send cards only to people who are really important to you and who you know will appreciate them, consider going out to eat rather than cooking a huge meal, or make it a pot luck meal where everyone contributes something
  9. Build FUN into Your Plans – ask everyone to pick a fun activity that they would love to do over the Holiday Period and add each of their activities to your plan.
  10. BREATHE & Take Mini-Breaks – this is especially important if you’re feeling overwhelmed or if there is any family tension in the air. Step outside and take a moment to unwind and just breathe – you’ll be practicing self-care and able to show up as your best self for others when you do this.

Wishing you and those you care about a wonderful Holiday Season 

                                                    Sue Maitland                                                                                          Life & Career Transitions Coach                                               suemaitland@shaw.ca    778-265-6880   www.suemaitland.com

If you know you’re facing a BIG personal or professional transition in the coming year, consider booking a complimentary consultation with Sue to share your vision and learn why working with a coach can reduce your stress and support you finding the CLARITY and MOTIVATION to achieve your goals.

Connect with Sue and make this your BEST year ever.

 

 

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 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.

Attend this workshop and receive special pricing on a 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 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.

A Day of Self-Care in Victoria

Canoe ShotEscape your daily routine and indulge in a day dedicated to taking care of your needs and desires in beautiful, peaceful Brentwood Bay. You’ll enjoy a self-care workshop, a delicious locally sourced lunch, your choice of a paddle board or kayak experience and we’ll wrap up the day with a visit to a local winery for wine tasting and delicious appetizers.

Take a break from the hustle and bustle of Vancouver for a day. Walk onto the ferry in Tswassen and receive door to door service from BC Ferries Schwartz Bay terminal to your destination at Pacifica Paddle Sports in Brentwood Bay and door-to-door service back to the ferry at the end of your day of self-care. If you’re already on Vancouver Island and would like a ride out to Brentwood Bay from downtown Victoria we would be pleased to arrange this.

Sue Maitland is an ICF Certified Life Transitions Coach who’s passionate about helping her clients get clarity on what living their BEST life looks like and giving them the motivation and tools to take action and make their vision a reality. Sue Headshot w White SpaceSue runs workshops in and around Victoria and has an international private coaching practice, working one-on-one by phone with clients in Canada around the world. You’ll leave Sue’s workshop with new insights into what uplifts you and a commitment to take action and integrate more self-care into your life.

Sandra Baron is the co-owner of Pacifica Paddle Sports and the Workshop@Pacifica where people of all ages come to be nurtured by nature. In the calm and peaceful waters of Brentwood Bay Sandra offers the perfect setting to connect with yourself and nature through creativity and wellness activities combined with paddle boarding and canoeing. You need not be an experienced paddle boarder or kayaker or expert swimmer. Sandra and her competent staff will show you how easy and safe it can be to experience nature from the wonderful vantage point of the water.

Your Day of Self Care will include:

9:00am  – 9:30am       Arrival, introductions, refreshments served

9:30am – 11:30am      Commit to Self-Care & Be Your BEST Self Workshop with Sue Maitland

11:30am – 12:30pm    Lunch prepared by local farm eatery

12:45pm – 2:00pm      Kayak or stand-up paddle board intro lesson & guided tour of Brentwood Bay and Tod Inlet

2:00pm – 4:00pm        Travel to Church & State Winery for a wine tasting experience and delicious appetizers

4:00pm – 5:00pm        Transportation provided to Pacifica Paddle Sports, downtown Victoria or Swartz Bay ferry terminal as required

Sue and Sandra look forward to spending a relaxing and uplifting day with you in beautiful Brentwood Bay

Register by phone: 250-665-7411 or email: customerservice@pacificapaddle.com

Ask about special pricing for groups of 3 or more.

Call Sue at 778-265-6880 for more information on the self-care workshop component of this special day.

Wine Glasses

Secrets to Planning a Happy Retirement

Chair by LakeTake time to pause and explore what an ideal retirement could look like for you. One of the biggest challenges in thinking about retirement is creating a clear vision of how you’ll spend your time. Until you have this clarity, it can be hard to find the motivation to set financial goals to help you achieve it. Baby boomers have very different ideas about retirement than their parents. In this 90 minute workshop, Sue creates a space for you to begin to clarify your retirement vision, shares her top tips for a successful retirement and helps you avoid regrets later in life. Don’t procrastinate – the time to plan is now BEFORE you begin your retirement.

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

Commit to Self-Care & 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 mini-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 7:15 pm we’ll 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 $67. Enjoying supper together will provide a wonderful opportunity to connect and get to know each other better.

100% of the participants in the inaugural Commit to Self-Care and Be Your BEST Self seminar said 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 one of Sue’s workshops, a one-on-one Discovery Session or a Set for Success session after attending this seminar and receive a $37 credit towards this future investment in yourself. This offer may not be combined with any other offers. Payment is required in advance and we accept cash and all major credit cards.

 

Kick Start Your Retirement Lifestyle

Chair by LakeJoin Sue Maitland, ICF Certified Life Transitions Coach and discover why retirement planning is not just about the money. Sue will help you start to plan for your ideal retirement lifestyle. To get the most out of this exciting time of your life, you need to have a clear vision about how you will spend each stage of your retirement.

At this complimentary interactive lifestyle planning session, you’ll discover:

What’s unique about retirement for baby boomers

The three phases of retirement

Sue’s seven tips for a successful retirement

This event is hosted by Lara Austin, BA, FMA, CIM and Wealth Advisor, RBC Dominion Securities

Complimentary refreshments will be provided and seating is very limited, so please register early if you’d like to attend.

 

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