Our Residentials

We bring you together to accelerate change

Hi! We’re delighted to bring you our Mastermind residentials, located at Woodland Barn and the Lodge, luxury stone-built properties in the pretty village of Burton-in-Lonsdale, a stunning riverside spot in the Yorkshire Dales.

They say two heads are better than one, so how about four? Over the weekend, you will come together to get clarity, flesh out your ideas and support each other, extending your network of people that you can trust.

The Journey…

Arrive, and set your baggage down

From the moment you arrive, you’ll be made to feel at home. Chat with the others over a cuppa while Anj prepares the first of your tasty, colourful meals. Over lunch, we will begin to get to know each other and start to unwind.


After lunch, we will move to comfy sofas to discuss what you’d like to get out of our time together. Anj creates a confidential space where you can feel safe to be open and share the things on your mind that you’ve been trying to solve.

As the trust begins to build, you may surprise yourself by articulating something completely different altogether…

We’ll then have a stroll within the property’s two acres or along the adjacent stretch of the River Greta and woodlands to clear your head and to allow clearer thoughts to flood in.

After dinner, we will retire to the living room, feeling cosy with the underfloor heating and real log fire. That’s when the deeper conversation really starts. There’s a real power in sharing insights and reflections in a confidential and safe space.

Day 2: Sift and sort

Your wellbeing is important. We often neglect ourselves when we’re focused on leading change. For this reason, you’re given time for a lie-in (yay!) and a leisurely breakfast.

After breakfast, the ‘work’ starts. You might not have something specific to discuss, yet. Even when things are going well professionally, life events such as ill health (ours or another’s) or bereavements can shake our confidence and prevent us from working towards our purpose.

Non-judgemental listening is an important element for all group members. Anj is an experienced coach and Mental Health First Aider and facilitates the discussions so that everyone gets what they need. She introduces relevant coaching models such as Ikigai to help you uncover your purpose and structure your thought process.

And while you will have already had the opportunity to discuss your thoughts the previous day as a group, you will also benefit from full focus and attention from your Mastermind group on the topics you’d like to address.

Day 3: Upon your return home

You’ll head home after breakfast but it doesn’t end there. Each group (if they wish) will continue to support each other online, holding each other accountable and celebrating successes (even the small wins!) You will also get to meet other groups at a dinner at least once a year.

When can I come?

The waiting list for April 2020 onwards is now open. Email anj@inspiringwomenchangemakers.co.uk to register your interest.

Book Now!

Our all-inclusive residentials are based on single occupancy for two nights at this Mastermind group experience, with all your meals included.

Barn master bedroom with en suite: £525

Lodge master bedroom: £515 – taken

Barn twin room: £505

Lodge single room: £490

Simply e-mail anj@inspiringwomenchangemakers.co.uk to arrange a chat to learn if it’s right for you.

Once you confirm you’d like to attend, you will be sent details for immediate payment to secure your place. In exceptional cases, we may be able to arrange payment in two installments.

Feedback from those who’ve gone before

Dorothy Hodgkinson FRSA

Dorothy Hodgkinson FRSA

Owner, Finding Perspectives

I hesitated before wondering if could justify the cost. I’m not one for just doing things regardless of the bank balance - I just knew I would be going without something else if I booked the residential.

I‘m glad I chose to go. I gained clarity, focus, vision, and all the while soaking up so much relaxation and rest with people I didn’t know before yet who connected readily with me and with whom I found resonance about our passion to make a difference in the world.

If you are thinking of going, see if you are able to move your finances enough, maybe by going without something else (my something else was *clearly* crucial as I can’t even remember what it was now!)

Book that time away at one of the residentials with Anj to recharge, relax, and refocus - I doubt you will be disappointed.

Paula Atherill

Paula Atherill

Director, Creative Analysis

The weekend was an opportunity for me to step out of daily life. This space and connection gave me time to reflect, think, relax and really tune-in to myself. It meant I could listen to things I wasn’t hearing because of the daily distractions.

Being able to share energy in a safe, confidential space meant that the clarity and ideas flowed. Anj facilitated the weekend in a gently structured way, creating an authentic space that was very quickly engaging and trusting.

The time flowed so naturally and easily with no hard fixed agenda, everything unravelled over the weekend for each of us (we all agreed). Anj’s focus and attention during the weekend brought powerful results for everyone.

If you‘re looking for an opportunity to take a bit of time out to consider your life, if you’re looking for change, new direction, reflection, insights, different perspectives - then I recommend it wholeheartedly.