You’re bold….a risk taker, and more than anything, you want to live a rich, full life. You have already accomplished so much, but you know there’s more. With every passing year, it becomes more important to you to live with real purpose, using the short time you have on this planet to your full advantage, making every moment count. There are things left undone, and you don’t want to leave anything on the table of life.

In this spirit, we invite you to embark on a transformative odyssey of self-discovery amidst the enchanting landscapes of Italy. Our self-actualizing retreat is a haven for those seeking inner harmony, personal growth, and a deeper connection with their true selves.

Nestled in Nature’s Embrace: Set against the backdrop of Italy’s breathtaking scenery, our retreat provides a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Immerse yourself in the soothing embrace of nature, surrounded by rolling hills, lush vineyards, and the gentle whispers of the Mediterranean breeze.

Culinary Delights for the Soul: Savor the flavors of Italy with our farm-to-table culinary experiences. Indulge in delicious, nourishing meals crafted from locally sourced, organic ingredients. Our chefs will not only tantalize your taste buds but also educate you on the art of mindful eating for holistic well-being.

A Retreat Tailored to You: This retreat is designed for individuals at every stage of their personal journey. Whether you’re seeking clarity on life’s purpose, overcoming challenges, or simply reconnecting with yourself, our program is tailored to meet your unique needs.

Your Path to Self-Actualization Begins Here: Join us on a retreat that transcends the ordinary and opens doors to self-actualization. Embrace the transformative power of Italy’s beauty, the wisdom of holistic practices, and the warmth of like-minded souls on a similar quest.

Book your retreat now and take the first step towards a more fulfilling and empowered version of yourself. The journey within awaits.

IMAGINE…

  • Lounging in your own private suite overlooking gorgeous Tuscany in a luxurious king size bed with plush pillows and soft sheets
  • Relaxing in your own *private* saltwater plunge pool
  • Finally getting the rest and inspiration you’ve been wanting
  • Receiving expert mentorship and coaching to invent the next chapter of your life

Join Us…

Join Kelly, Melissa and a small group (around 18) of inspiring, fun, hilarious women leaders on the travel adventure of a lifetime to create the next chapter of your life!

About Your Facilitators

Kelly Carlin has woven together many talents and life paths to enable her to deeply understand what it takes to move out of one’s own way. Her own path, retold in her memoir, A Carlin Home Companion, recounts her inspiring story of overcoming the shadow of having a famous father and chaotic childhood to find her voice and own path. She currently leads a year-long coaching program, Humans on the Verge, that helps people step into a more authentic, fulfilling and successful next chapter.

Melissa McFarlane is an internationally-recognized coach with over 30 years of experience in executive, business, and personal coaching. As founder and owner of both CSE and The Make Good Company, Melissa works one on one, in small group settings, and with large organizations. She has demonstrated an uncanny, intuitive genius for removing barriers and cutting through personal and organizational roadblocks to allow real emotional, mental, and practical breakthroughs to occur. Her work focuses on assisting her clients to take responsibility for, and then realize, their personal and group potential.

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Why Italy?

When we try to envision what we don’t yet have from the confines of what we already have, it is difficult to see beyond the limitations of the existing container. We need to get out of Dodge! It is for this reason, we are going to one of the most inspiring, open, peaceful environs in the world – Tuscany, Italy, to see with new eyes what is possible, and to claim what’s left to explore, be, do and have in life.

RELEASE patterns of behavior and thought that keep you tied to your status quo
REVIVE your sense of power and possibility
RECEIVE important feedback from peers and your guides, to stay in the present and move towards your new vision of your future
DISCERN/CHOOSE your direction, and the best next steps,
MEANING – What matters most to you? Knowing you cannot run down all paths with the time you have left, which vision of life will bring you the most sense of meaning and keep you engaged along the way?
METTLE – Know your strengths; determine what muscles you’ll need to build to seize your vision
MOMENTUM – identify partners
MAKING GOOD – you are making your mark – is it a satisfying one? Every human yearns to benefit the whole as they live into their gifts. Choose the good you want to create next, leveraging where you’ve already been, or harnessing new tools and resources you’ve barely learned about.

You know there’s more life to live.

There are more adventures to experience, accomplishments to reach, dreams to manifest, big things to do and small moments to cherish.

With all you do, there is no place or time where you can unplug from the rush of life to land back into an uncluttered and quiet space within so that you can remember what you really want, who you are, and what wants attention next.

You know what you want next, but you feel like you need to meet a new part of yourself to start your new adventure. You need to be see with and be seen with new eyes so that you can find the courage and fortitude to begin.

For years you’ve been going and going and going. You know that a change in direction or focus is calling you but you’re not sure how you would pivot or leap off the path you’ve been on.

You’ve done a lot, made a lot, helped a lot, but there is a dream, an urge that is just for you and not the world. If you don’t do it, you feel you will have left a piece of your life unlived.

It’s not too late to capture it all!

With the right questions, some unique techniques, discussion, reflection and a gentle, purposeful space of accountability, you will …

Curious just what’s possible? Here are some outcomes others have received by moving through the “Undone” process:

 

    • Curated a year of adventure and travel
    • Walked away from unsatisfying career paths and claimed a new path with increased energy and income
    • Embarked on their own to create successful businesses based on their years of expertise and connections
    • Found the courage to release from toxic relationships, leaving space to find their true love or family of friends
    • Aligned with perfect partners to create a legacy in the form of foundations, initiatives and experiences
    • Transitioned to nomadic lifestyle in refurbished van
    • Fast-track to Executive Director in parallel organization where they could make the biggest difference
    • Run for office
    • Found a path to retirement when no funds or resources existed
    • Found the wisdom within their own heart and mind to heal and love themselves into a place of peace and empowerment
    • Made deep connections with lifetime friends
    • Rediscovered confidence, direction and purpose
    • Discovered the courage to leap into creative expression they’d been dreaming about for years
    • Cleared longstanding depression and self-sabotaging thoughts and behaviors to live w/profound peace
    • End decades of co-dependent behavior and people pleasing for a more fulfilling personal and professional path

Day 1: Oct 6 (Sunday)

Arrivals & Welcome Dinner

Arrival into either Pisa or Florence airport with transfers provided to the Villa Daniela Grossi. Settle in, unpack, and then enjoy a special Welcome Dinner, prepared by our dedicated villa chef and some fun icebreakers.

Let the good times commence!

 

Day 2: Oct 7 (Monday)

Morning Workshop, Olive Oil & Wine Tasting

This morning you’ll dive in with the first of our exclusive retreat workshops to help you uncover the next steps in co-creating your desired life.

We’ll have lunch as a group and then the afternoon is yours to relax and enjoy the villa and its grounds.

Day 3: Oct 8 (Tuesday)

Morning Workshop, Afternoon Massages & Cooking Lesson

After this morning’s workshop and lunch, the afternoon is at leisure to enjoy massages on site and relax by the heated pool.

Late-afternoon, we’ll gather for a fun group cooking lesson in which our dedicated chef will lead us in making tonight’s dinner!

Day 4: Oct 9 (Wednesday)

Morning Workshop & Visit to Lucca

This morning we’ll gather again for another exclusive retreat workshop, as each day that passes will bring new and deeper insights.

We’ll then head into Lucca for a group lunch and then a professionally guided tour of the city’s highlights. The remainder of the afternoon explore Lucca on your own, with an optional opera concert before dinner.

You’re free tonight to dine in any one of Lucca’s many wonderful restaurants before returning as a group to the villa.

Day 5: Oct 10 (Thursday)

Morning Workshop & Afternoon Massages

This morning’s workshop is followed by lunch as a group.

This afternoon enjoy a massage on-site, down time at the villa, or maybe an easy local hike.

Tonight dinner is on your own and the evening is at leisure.

Day 6: Oct 11 (Friday)

Cinque Terre Day Trip & Farewell Dinner

Following breakfast, we’ll depart for the Cinque Terre where we’ll visit two of its beautiful villages, Riomaggiore and Manarola, with the opportunity for some light hiking and shopping.

Lunch is on your own today, but we’ll return to the villa in time to enjoy a farewell dinner as a group.

 

Day 7: Oct 12 (Saturday)

Depart Villa Daniela Grossi

Today we’ll bid farewell to the Villa Daniela Grossi feeling refreshed, recharged, and renewed in our sense of purpose!

Transfers to the Pisa or Florence airport for your onward travels in Italy, Europe, or back to the US

What’s included

  • BONUS Coaching Sessions: Pre- and post-retreat virtual (group/individual) coaching sessions with Melissa and Kelly
  • Retreat Workshops: 12+ hours of exclusive retreat workshops with Melissa & Kelly to create your new vision
  • Transfers: Round trip airport transfers from either Pisa or Florence airport
  • Accommodations: Six nights in an elegantly furnished single or double occupancy room with en suite bathroom at the Villa Daniella Grossi
  • Meals: 6 breakfasts, 4 lunches, and 4 multi-course dinners with wine
  • Visit to Lucca: Enjoy a professionally guided walking tour of Lucca’s highlights, free time for shopping, and dinner on your own
  • Optional Opera Recital: For an additional $35, add an hour-long performance of classic Italian opera arias and duets to your evening in Lucca
  • Day Trip to Cinque Terre: Visit the Cinque Terre villages of Riomaggiore and Manarola with the option to explore both and enjoy a leisurely seaside walk
  • Cooking Class: Learn to prepare local dishes with our villa’s dedicated chef
  • Local Tastings: Taste olive oils and wines from a local vineyard
  • Massage: One 50-minute professional massage of your choosing at the villa
  • Extras: Complimentary wi-fi and coverage of all villa staff, guide, and group meal gratuities

Not Included:

  • Flights: Flights to and from Pisa or Florence airport
  • Travel insurance: Insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption or medical expenses (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!)
  • Meals and beverages: Other than those indicated above
  • Extra Tips: Discretionary tips for massage providers and airport transfer drivers
  • Additional items: Souvenirs, additional sightseeing costs, personal expenses, added travel expenses

    Come experience northwest Tuscany in all its splendor!

    Close at hand we have the charming town of Lucca, known for its well-preserved Renaissance walls, beautiful historic center and picturesque churches.

    We’ll also visit the Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. These towns are famous for their colorful houses, harbors filled with fishing boats, and trattorias that turn out amazing seafood specialties.

    Wanting more? Tack on a few days to your trip and visit nearby Pisa and Florence on your own. For no extra charge you can get travel tips and assistance from our in-house Italy expert!

    Come experience northwest Tuscany in all its splendor!

    Close at hand we have the charming town of Lucca, known for its well-preserved Renaissance walls, beautiful historic center and picturesque churches.

    We’ll also visit the Cinque Terre, a string of centuries-old seaside villages on the rugged Italian Riviera coastline. These towns are famous for their colorful houses, harbors filled with fishing boats, and trattorias that turn out amazing seafood specialties.

    Wanting more? Tack on a few days to your trip and visit nearby Pisa and Florence on your own. For no extra charge you can get travel tips and assistance from our in-house Italy expert!

    With over four decades of coaching, mentoring and facilitation experience, Kelly and Melissa will knock your tankini off with their expertise. These women are the perfect blend of spiritual (not too woo), direct (with kindness) and mama bear love. You’ll receive special “love seat” time to receive 1:1 coaching, as well as proven exercises to take your life to the next level.

    Collectively, Amy and Sam have facilitated over 85 multi-day retreats, events and workshops in such varied environments as Google, Harvard University, HOW Design Conference, US Naval Medical Center, Wisdom 2.0 as well as a zillion of their own private events in places like Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York City, Hawaii, Switzerland, and Mexico.

    In addition to the daily workshop time during our trip (featuring our time-tested worksheets, revealing exercises and exclusive processes), Sam and Amy are also offering a BONUS of an online Monthly Coaching Salon (value: $3000) where we can start looking at the deeper questions that will lead us to a better life.

    Our Venue

    The setting for our retreat is the lovingly restored 15th century Villa Daniela Grossi, set on the slopes of the hills near the enchanting Tuscan town of Lucca.

    This villa preserves all the charm and character of a historic residence, while offering state-of-the-art luxuries. It contains antique furniture, frescoed walls and a formal Italian garden overlooking the splendid panorama of the surrounding countryside. It also offers a heated swimming pool and plenty of indoor and outdoor spaces for dining or curling up with a book.

    The Villa Daniela Grossi has all the essential ingredients for a totally relaxing stay!