Women working professionally – and especially free-lancers – in the intercultural/people field feel often isolated and unsupported in their work. The vocabulary to explain our work can be exclusive; the profession, as such, is not always well-recognised or valued. Marketing ourselves and our talents can be difficult!
Whether we work with groups or individuals, whether we are freelance or employed – we need spaces where we can take distance from our everyday work to meet with ourselves again. 
Coaching by a mentor or with a trusted-peer can help to touch base and recharge our batteries. But – from time to time – it is valuable to get together with others in similar situations and compare and contrast our experiences, exchange tips and techniques and express our thoughts and ideas in a supportive atmosphere!

The idea for the format of this workshop has developed through many encounters over the last years – but especially from experiences of mentoring / training professionals, especially during Training of Trainers courses in Erasmus+. 
Influential also were other events offering personal and professional development spaces for facilitators, where participants greatly appreciated the chance to “escape” everyday reality with the opportunity to:take time to think about themselves and review their situations and needsdive into “bigger picture” questions in a supportive environment give and receive support within a group of peersthink about next steps for their future personal and professional development  We are basing the programme largely on experiences, findings and materials developed during European funded projects of the last years: She Empowers, Emotional Intelligence in Youth Work, ConnEQt – Connecting Emotional Intelligence to Leadership development and Inner Pathways towards Sustainability
Key words:Empowering / Mindfulness / Visioning and Dreaming / Essential Oils / Self-care (time for me!!) / Marketing Me.
Profile of trainers

Hazel Low
I’m Hazel – some of you will know me from ToT/Ride. I’m half-retired from European-work these days and trying to work more out of (and IN) my home-base of Marlanval. I am committed to sharing my resources – including my kitchen table! – with other women who are on a quest to maintain their own health, sanity and general well-being whilst working in the exciting people fields they have chosen! 

Paola Bortini
In the last 25 years, it has been fascinating to strengthen people and organizations throughout Europe, to support them in liminal phases in learning from / for the future with creativity.
At the centre of my methodical approach is above all mindfulness, the Theory U by Otto Scharmer – and his team from the Presencing Institute -, „wilderness“ nature work and pure essential oils. Born in Italy, I lived and worked in many countries.
Currently living in Austria with my family.
Target group

The workshop is built for women across all ages that would like to turn their life into a more sustainable work/private life relationship or to make a professional change. With in mind to strengthen their professional career and to care for themselves.Location and costs

We will be in the heart of the hamlet, Marlanval, which is one-third of the village of Boissy aux Cailles. 
Boissy aux Cailles is about 80 kms south of Paris, in a triangle of 15 kms from Fontainebleau, Malesherbes and Milly-la-Forêt.

380 euros will be your financial contribution for food, accommodation and seminar fees.
You need to arrange your own travel and to pay for it.
The best airport is Paris Orly, however you can reach Fontainbleau with the train from Paris centre easily. Once in Fontainbleau you will be picked up.

The course will take place between 2 houses literally across the street from each other… meals and accommodation on the spot! Home-from-home style and ease– don’t expect hotel-standards!

Arrival on Friday 7. June from late afternoon and leaving on Tuesday 11. June after breakfast.
To register please write to:
Paola Bortini at paola.bortini@limina.at