The Emerge Retreat

Emerge retreat

Emerge is a new type of retreat for women in business

  • Have you reached a point where you are not sure which direction to take your business?
  • Does it feel like you’re always busy, but not really getting anywhere?
  • Have you ever thought that if only you had the time and space to take stock?
  • Would you like to feel nourished on every level?
  • Do you want to review, refresh and plot a more prosperous future for your business and yourself?
  • Would you like to have the support and company of other women like you?
It sounds like you are ready to Emerge…


Give yourself that gift of time. Time to take stock, time to refocus, time to energise your creativity, time to set new goals that inspire and enthuse you.
Fall back in love with your business.

Work on your business, in beautiful surroundings with a small group of other women like you

  • Reconnect with the zest that you felt at the beginning of your business
  • Refresh your vision and brand values
  • Focus on profit and purpose
  • Better understand of yourself and others
  • Find your confidence, balance and the motivation to put your plans into action
  • Learn how to manage stress and be more mindful
  • Share knowledge, ideas and support with other women like you
  • Emerge with a plan for a better future


What’s different about Emerge?

Emerge combines combines creative and reflective learning with the best and latest business development tools and thinking, in a relaxed and beautiful environment. You’ll get really focused, laugh, be creative and have the space to reflect.  It’s not just about having a good time, though that’s important. It’s also about really effective learning: a whole brain approach that helps you get to the big picture, home in on priorities and emerge refreshed and revitalised.

And we don’t stop at whole brain! We take a whole life approach too: balancing strategy with stress-busting. Mindfulness and resilience are part of the programme. And an important part of resilience is having a community who value your experience and understand your challenges. Other people who’ve been there. Mutual support between women like you is built into Emerge.

Finally we know there’s nothing else like Emerge. It’s our wish list for the perfect Retreat for entrepreneurial women. Emerge is exactly the kind of space and process we’ve always wanted for our own businesses. A space to work on your business, to take that step back, review, refresh and then to emerge ready and set for action!


Event facilitators

Erika Watson
Erika facilitating a mastermind discussion

Erika Watson is Director of Prowess and an entrepreneurship trainer. Erika has over 25 years of starting and growing businesses and social enterprises and has helped hundreds of women to do the same. Erika currently delivers training and mentoring for the University of East Anglia and the Crafts Council. She has an MBA, with a particular focus on creativity and innovation, and was awarded an MBE for services to women’s enterprise in 2007.

Anne Francis is a highly-experienced, SFEDI accredited business coach with a portfolio of her own business interests focusing on health, mindfulness and fitness. She runs regular retreats, both in Spain and the UK. Anne specialises in giving support to female-led and socially motivated businesses.


Together, Anne and Erika have devised and delivered a range of business development activities for women. Here is some of the feedback from recent activities:


“Thank you for an absolutely fantastic event. It was so well organised and the content was incredibly useful and really inspired me.”

“An excellent day, from the inspiration given by the women in business panel to the energy & passion from the facilitators. Thank you.”

“Attending the event has expanded my vision and given me a tools to help me focus – thank you!”

“Inspiring people and genuine, understandable, information delivered within a relaxed friendly social environment.”

“Thank you for a really useful session.  I’ve even more to think about now than before and I feel energised by it. Realisations happening all over the place.”  

Our sessions are always dynamic, inspiring and beneficial to the progression not just of my business but also of my personal development. [They have] led me to have improved confidence in myself, my decision making and therefore my business.”


The Venue

Breathing space
Breathing Space – Holistic Retreat For Women
Breathing space is a beautiful large but ‘cosy’ home, some of it dating back to 18th century.

The garden has its own lake with a modern lakeside training room, and an abundance of wildlife. It is in the heart of the Norfolk Broads nature reserve, just a stones throw away from Hickling Broad and 6 minutes drive from a gorgeous, sandy beach.

The Roomsbreathing space 4
The house is gorgeous, with vaulted ceilings and inglenook fireplaces – you will immediately feel at home.

Breathing space has single, twin and triple rooms, with private or en-suite bathrooms, all uniquely decorated.

The Food
Meals are home-cooked organic or locally produced food around our large kitchen table. All diets are catered for.

Breathing space is an amazing gem. Read their reviews on Trip Adviser to see for yourself.

Imagine the scene

Breathing space pic 1You arrive Friday early evening and are shown to a comfortable and beautiful room which you share with other dynamic and forward-thinking businesswomen. Everything is laid on for your comfort and enjoyment. Meals cooked by the lovely Mags using locally-sourced and healthy choices of delicious food.


A lake to walk around, space to stop and stare, a delightful workshop space to capture the creativity from the weekend. Setting your intent on the first evening to gain the maximum benefit from the days to follow. Saturday will contain stress busting activities as well as workshops designed to give more insight into your motivations, novel ways of planning and access to your authentic self. Sunday contains the space to assimilate and plan from your whole self. You leave feeling energised yet calm, strengthened and inspired. You leave with a strong plan, fully motivated to put it into action. You leave with a new network of inspiring businesswomen.

Are you ready to emerge?

Make sure you are the first to get priority booking details when they come out soon.  Add your details to the form below – no obligation. We will be in touch soon!

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