The arts evoke profound self-discovery, enhancing our ability to serve others, while supporting our own professional and personal development.

Art serves a primary function in our global society: it is through dance, music, story, and image-making that we know who we are and where we belong. It is through the arts that we imagine ourselves fully, make meaning of our experiences, reaching beyond “that which can be measured” to touch “that which can’t be known.”

We perceive, in the current moment of global disarray, a powerful opportunity to identify and create a new, better story of our place in an interconnected world.

The Program
During the four-day program, we invite you into an experience of the artistic process, exploring how it can support you in your work and help illuminate your path.

Writing & poetry, theatre, movement, voice, drawing & painting, architecture & sculpture are among the subjects we will explore, through a combination of experiential activities and conversation.

(Please check back for program updates. The conversation itself begins now, on our blog page. Please join us.)

The Setting
The Château de St. Julien is a 55-acre walled estate, containing gardens, fields, and forest, in the sleepy village of St. Julien l’Ars, a few kilometers from Poitiers, France. Lodging and programs take place at the château, which dates from the 13th century. Most meals are provided on site.

The ambiance, a comfortable blend of historical and natural settings, awakens the senses and imagination, setting the stage for our journey. Excursions to nearby Poitiers to partake in its Romanesque art and architecture, are also included.

Return on Experience:

  • Deepen your coaching practice
  • Bond with international colleagues in a beautiful, relaxing setting
  • Learn techniques for exploring untapped potential and gaining new insights
  • Recharge your creativity
  • Enhance your ability to be present to yourself, and thus more present to your clients

Special Program Features

  • A proven methodology for accessing self-awareness, creativity and inspiration
  • Access to on-line participant learning community, before and after the event
  • Possibility for ICF credit
  • Program facilitation by an international team offered in English and French
  • Lodging and programs on estate of historic château; catered meals from the local markets
  • Excursion to Poitiers, center of extraordinary Romanesque art
  • Optional post-seminar guided excursion to Bordeaux, (or) port city of LaRochelle