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Daring Greatly

Saturday, October 28, 2017
8:30 am - 4:30 pm

St John of God Retreat Centre - Shoalwater, WA, Australia

28 October, 2017
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

St John of God Retreat Centre
Shoalwater, Western Austrlia, Australia

$280A by 30 Sept.
$330A after 30 Sept.

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Register by 13 October

“We must walk into the arena, whatever it may be – a new relationship, an important meeting, our creative process, or a difficult family conversation – with courage and the willingness to engage. Rather than sitting on the sidelines and hurling judgment and advice, we must dare to show up and let ourselves be seen. This is vulnerability. This is daring greatly.” – Brene Brown, Daring Greatly

At this retreat we’ll use the Circle of Trust® approach, developed by Parker J. Palmer and the Center for Courage & Renewal. The Circle of Trust creates a process of shared exploration that creates a safe space for nurturing our personal and professional integrity and the courage to act on it.

The retreat is open to individuals from all professional settings, including those in business, health care, education, public and social services, voluntary and community work. Courage & Renewal work simply offers space for those who welcome an opportunity for reflection and renewal in order to illuminate their own life journey, or enhance their leadership role in work, organisational or community settings.

Attend All Three!

Register for all 3 one days (25th March – Still Waters, 5th August – Thresholds, and 28th October – Daring Greatly) at a reduced price of $750 includes gst by going to:

Meet Your Facilitators

Sharon Cookesharon-cooke is a coach, educator and retreat facilitator, working to support the developing person through parenthood and other life transitions. With over 20 years experience in family & community health, she has been a fierce advocate for the child, investing in support groups, neighbourhood networks and local politics. Together with her husband Dr Dawson Cooke, she founded FamilyWorks a private practice that supports families, and those working with families, through the foundational early years.

Michael Prince, together with his wife, Lynden, is a founding directors of Aasha Consulting: a niche consulting group offering a distinctive mix of individual, organisation and community development. We are a diverse, experienced, multidisciplinary team offering customised, highly responsive action-learning based leadership, organisation and community development services to a wide range of clients across government, community and private sectors, in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region.

In recent years Michael was a valued contributor to strategic leadership development in the Western Australian Health Department including designing and running: a 3-month, Executive Coaching Program for executive directors across WA Health; a 14-month Executive Team Leadership Development program for a large division of the organisation; and a 7-month Aboriginal Leadership Development program for the Aboriginal Health Division.

He has also (2006-11) been involved in two multi-year action-learning public sector strengthening initiatives for AusAID in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. These have involved improving the capacity building skills of local staff & expatriate technical advisers and developing self-sustaining women’s leadership mentoring networks through use of coaching, adult learning, change management and consulting skills.

About Our Venue

The St John of God Retreat Centre at Safety Bay is a Ministry of the Sisters of St John of God.

Our ministry is one of hospitality and welcome, providing a quiet place for prayer, reflection and renewal for our guests.

The beautiful setting and relaxed atmosphere has for many years been a place to find balance in our busy lives, to “come away for a while” and find peace and rest with God.

As a centre for retreats, conferences and holidays we offer a wide range of possibilities to people of all faiths. Our guests include individuals, church and parish groups, guided retreats, school retreats, staff formation, families, carers, meditation and craft groups.

With the sea at our doorstep take time to enjoy the beach or the picturesque sunsets in the evening. Take time to walk the Labyrinth, visit the postinia or just sit in the garden with nature and find peace from our busy lives.  You are also welcome to visit our chapel for some quiet prayer time.

Our friendly professional team are committed to meet your needs and to ensure your stay leaves you refreshed and renewed.

Registration & Fees

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Cost:  The cost of the program is $A280 before 30 September or $A330 after 30 September.  It includes gst.  If the fee is a barrier to you attending the retreat please contact us to have a conversation about how we can accommodate your needs.

Registration Deadline: Please register by 13 October, 2017.

Participation: Space is limited to 25 individuals and early registration is encouraged.

Cancellation Policy: Cancellations are subject to a $100 administration fee and must be made at least two weeks before the program date to receive any refund. The organisers are under no obligation to offer any refund or credit if you cancel within two weeks of the program.

Questions about this retreat?

Michael Prince at 0407 275 977 or
Sharon Cooke at 0403 761 870 or

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