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Waking Venus Retreats – Rediscovering YOU

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For women who want to check out and check in to a weekend of personal development, pampering and relaxation, to refocus, recharge and to learn how to become more successful in life, love and work.

As women we play many roles and sometimes when we have highly developed these sides to our personality we lose sense of our CORE self. This retreat focuses on getting back in touch with the CORE self so that we can rediscover our true nature, passion and purpose.

Have you ever wondered why a group of people all respond very differently to the same situation, or why some of us struggle with communication with certain people or in certain situations? 

Develop a deeper understanding of your communication style, your core values and your decision-making style using Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), one of the most popular and widely used personality profiling tools.


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This program is an engaging, interactive, fun way to explore and discover the different facets of your personality and how to adapt your style to interact better with others and to improve your ability to deal with different situations. 

Discover what motivates you and how to align your values and core beliefs.

Discover what causes you stress and how you typically respond to stress from your own personality type.

This is a beautiful facilitated self-discovery process, which will also allow you to see how you have adapted your personality over time and get back to your core self.

DISCOVER

  • Personal Personality Profile
  • Temperament – Core Needs, Values, Motivators and Stressors – locate sources of stress and how to deal with stress
  • Communication styles – Core Beliefs, Drivers and Talents – improve communication with others and reduce conflict​
  • Decision Making Style – how you gather information and make sense of that information to make decisions.

UNCOVER

  • Core Self – your innate or true self
  • Adapted Self – responsive to external factors such as career choice, family and community commitments and adapts over time as we develop new skills, talents, habits and behaviours
  • Uncover the different personas that make up your personality – when you are acting out of core self and when you are using adapted style.

REFOCUS

  • Align cores needs and values to your passion and purpose, use the power of your intrinsic qualities to achieve more success in your life.
  • Relax, unwind, destress and refocus on YOU


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how this retreat will give you clarity, reduce core-related stress and assist you to align with your purpose

INCLUDED IN THE retreat weekend

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  • Friday evening Welcome drinks speed networking and introduction to Personality Profiling and personality types based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • Full day interactive workshop on Saturday where you get to discover your temperament (including your core values, motivators and stressors) communication styles (core beliefs, drivers and talents) and decision making styles and end up with a full personality profile that identifies your CORE self.
  • THE WORKSHOP HAS BEEN CHANGED TO A FULL DAY ON SATURDAY INSTEAD OF TWO HALF DAY WORKSHOPS PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED, SO THAT EVERYONE HAS A FULL PERSONALITY PROFILE COMPLETED PRIOR TO THE DEBRIEF SESSION.
  • 1 x 50 minute Personality Profile Debrief session with Deanna
  • 1 x 50 minute soul connection session with Patricia, choose from full body massage, reiki, kinesiology, reflexology, meditation or be guided by your energy on the day
  • 1 hour of guided meditation Saturday and Sunday evening with a soul connection reading from Patricia
  • 3 nights accommodation in this beautiful location
  • All meals included from Friday night evening meal to Monday morning breakfast
  • BONUS: 1 hour ZOOM Life Alignment Session with Deanna after weekend to dig in deeper and align your core values and needs with your personal life and career goals when booking Full Experience.


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the 16 types of personality based on myers briggs type indicator (mbti)

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There are 16 personality types based on eight preferences – the focus of your personal energy which is either Extroverted or Introverted, how you gather information using either Sensing or Intuition, how you make decisions using either Thinking or Feeling and how much structure and flexibility you need in the outer world Judging or Perceiving.

By the end of the 2 day retreat you should have a 4 part code that will identify each of these preferences such as ENFP or ISTJ.

This code will unfold over the course of the 2 days in a very inactive environment where you will self discover the code through a series of activities and interactions. This is a fun-packed way to self-discover your true or core type.

For me, identifying my CORE self and understanding the different parts and make up of my personality was one of the most empowering experiences of my self development. As a self-development junkie that’s saying something. I really understood how the different parts of my personality were playing out and how to get back to my CORE self, reduce stress and align with my core values and beliefs. This is why this workshop is one of my all time favourites to facilitate.

REDISCOVERING YOU workshop

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Interaction Styles

  • Understand Interaction Styles – the “how” of your behaviour
  • Locate interpersonal conflicts and energy drains
  • Develop more flexibility in your interactions with others and improve communications skills
  • Learn how to predict how an individual will interact in any given situation
  • Identify and understand similarities and differences between different interaction styles

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Temperament Styles

  • Understand what drives your behaviours, your motivators
  • Identity own sources of stress and how to deal with personality related stress
  • Identify own core needs and values, as well as the talents you are more likely to be drawn to develop
  • Identify and understand similarities and differences between different temperament styles

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Decision Making Styles

  • Understand how you gather information and make decisions
  • Identify how you use your different senses to make sense of what is happening around you
  • Improve the quality of your decision-making
  • Communicate more effectively

Putting it all together

  • Identify your own personality type from the 16 types
  • Action Plan

WORKSHOP MATERIALS

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You’ve Got Personality by Mary McGuiness

A copy of You’ve Got Personality. This 44-page book describes in detail all the basic theory behind the different personality types.

  • Strengths
  • Potential difficulties
  • Communication
  • Relationships
  • Learning
  • Careers
  • Team role
  • Leadership style
  • Stressors
  • Leisure and recreation
  • Development over personality from childhood











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what is involved in the 1:1 debrief session?

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This is a one to one session with myself and will give you the opportunity to delve a bit deeper into the facets of your personality and how it plays out for you in your everyday life.

The debrief is a facilitated process, where I will assist you to explore opportunities and to powerfully align with your core needs and values.

We can lose sight of our innate or true self and this process can assist you to rediscover your CORE self and realign and refocus.

You will leave the session with a sense of clarity of who you are.

  • Rediscover core values and beliefs
  • Rediscover motivators and drivers of your behaviours
  • Identify core stressors and how to eliminate
  • Align powerfully with your CORE self
  • Identify how your ADAPTED self plays out in your life

what is the format for each day?

  • 4.00 – 6.00 pm Friday Evening
    Welcome drinks speed networking and introduction to Personality Profiling and personality types based on Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI)
  • 8.00 – 9.00 am Breakfast
    Help yourself to cereals, toast, juices, tea and coffee provided.
  • 9.00 – 4.00 Workshop Saturday
    Group personal development time – full day interactive workshop where you get to discover your temperament (including your core values, motivators and stressors) communication styles (core beliefs, drivers and talents) and decision making styles and end up with a full personality profile that identifies your CORE self.
  • 12.00 – 1.00 Lunch (midday)
    Help yourself to a delicious buffet style lunch provided.
  • 8.00 – 5.00 Sunday One on One Sessions
    1:1 personality debrief and coaching and soul connection sessions – slots to be allocated first come, first served. Free time when not having 1:1 session to use the pool (weather permitting), walk on the beach, head into town and use the amenities provided at the accommodation.
  • 5.30 – 6.30 Meditation Sessions Saturday and Sunday
    The perfect finish to the day. Come back together as a group and focus on your intentions and learnings from each day. Get a soul connection reading from Patricia each evening.
  • 7.00 pm Evening Meal
    Help yourself to evening meal provided or head into town for dinner, order in some takeaway or enjoy a BBQ outside (weather permitting in the outdoor area). Relax and enjoy this beautiful setting and location.
  • 10 am Monday Morning
    Checkout.


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TESTIMONIALS FROM MARCH 2021 RETREAT


“Definitely walking away with a lot more drive, vision and inspiration.”
“Overall I think the retreat really helped unblock things we had been working on personally and set us in the right direction moving forward.”
“Will definitely be back.”
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“Thank you Deanna for an awesome weekend.”
“I got a lot out of the course both spiritually and practically.”
“I was able to get rid of a block that I didn’t really realise that I had that will help me a lot.”
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who is deanna c ward?

Master of Professional Communications, Master of Neuro Linguistic Programming & Emotional Intelligence Coach, Certificate IV in Life Coaching, Diploma of Business (Frontline Management), Certificate IV in Training and Assessment, Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, Diploma of Training Design and Development, personality profiler using Myers Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI).


Deanna specialises in using emotional intelligence, neuro linguistic programming (NLP), life coaching and personality profiling (MBTI) to effect positive, lasting change.  She is passionate about personal as well as professional development, having spent the past 15 years coaching and training within the academic and corporate sectors. 

She has a background in leadership and business, running the leadership program at Edith Cowan University as well as lecturing and tutoring, setting up and running her own businesses including management and consultancy of Registered Training Organisations and now What Women Want Coaching, dedicated to assisting women to wake up to and realise their true potential, passion and purpose.

Deanna has run leadership and business programs across academic and as well as corporate settings, working with individuals, small teams and organisations to effect positive personal and organisational change. 

She is passionate about high quality training and coaching with impact and has recently been training new trainers to join the training profession and working with existing fellow training professionals to keep their training credentials current.

Find out more about Deanna’s professional qualifications, experience and background on LinkedIn:


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Maureen has a background in the modelling business, PR and media sales. She has worked with women in building confidence and wellbeing in the health industry, whilst running her own business in massage and reiki.

Patricia Chambers, Mindfulness Meditation Trainer

Patricia from Energy Life Balance is a Mindfulness Meditation Trainer, Kinesiologist, Spiritual Healer (Pranic, Chinese healing and Reiki, Japanese healing). She also offers Neurolymphatic Healing, Meridian Healing, Chakra Healing, 3 in 1 Brain Integration and is a Tibetan Yoga Trainer, Quigong Trainer and Breath Integration Trainer.

Patricia has studied the Western and Eastern views extensively throughout her life on the Body/Mind/Soul connection.

She has been training and running programs and healing people for more than 20 years using the tools that helped her with her own trauma.

Patricia will be guiding us to make soul connections through her readings and guided meditation on Saturday and Sunday evening.

For your 1:1 session with Patricia you can have a relaxing Hawaiian full body massage or you can be guided by what your body and energy needs on the day, which might be reiki, kinesiology, soul connection reading, meditation or mixture of the above to suit you. Patricia will also intuitively respond to what you are needing at the time.

She will help you bring your life into complete Life Energy Balance to support you on your journey to come into your highest potential, bringing on your goals and purpose into a high consciousness and training your mind in the highest energy of LOVE.

 

BEAUTIFUL BEACH LOCATION

Big beautiful house on the beach in Dunsborough, views of the beach through the peppermint trees. Across the road from beautiful pristine bay. Two deck areas to sit out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. Enjoy the beautiful sunsets or walk along the beach in your free time. 5 minutes from Dunsborough centre by car for restaurants, cafes…

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ACCOMMODATION options

Accommodation is based on first come, first served basis. The retreat has 4 room types:

Bedroom 1: master queen bedroom with french doors opening onto the front patio with views of the beach, private ensuite.

Bedroom 2: twin single upstairs with built in wardrobes for storage. *

Bedroom 3: second twin single upstairs with built in robes (bookshelf filled with children’s books). *

Bedroom 4: downstairs queen bedroom with storage and an outside patio.*

* Shared bathroom is for occupants of Bedroom 2 – 4.

Ideally attend with a BFF or close family member and experience a weekend of pampering and powerful personal development.

If you want to private room then there is a single room supplement as the event is based on 8 women.


More about accommodation

How much is this retreat?

Why has this event been so heavily discounted?

We would rather run with a full house as this workshop is so much fun with a mixed group of different personality types.

THIS OFFER WILL BE OPEN UNTIL SUNDAY 6 JUNE MIDNIGHT. 

After that date we will provide an alternative for those of you already booked where they can work with myself with more one to one time to delve deep into your own personality type. You will have more individual time with me to fully explore your unique type with a smaller, more intimate group and a smaller venue.

995.00 SHARED ROOM *

Enjoy the full retreat experience, personal development, pampering, relaxation time and watch the sunset over the ocean at the end of each day. Based on shared room. Ideal for retreat with BFF or close family member. Including workshop, 1:1 sessions and all meals. The whole package. We’re worth it! * Price per person.

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1495.00 SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT

Enjoy the full retreat experience, personal development, pampering, relaxation time and watch the sunset over the ocean at the end of each day. Based on single room. Including workshop, 1:1 sessions and all meals. The whole package. I’m looking to get away on my own and take time for me.
This option is not available online to book please contact me directly to hold this space.
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745.00 DAY PASS

Enjoy everything the retreat has to offer minus the accommodation, breakfast and evening meals. Live local or want to organise your own accommodation? This is for you. Apply coupon DAY PASS at checkout.

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545.00 WORKSHOP AND DEBRIEF

Can’t spend the whole weekend, but really want to attend the workshop on Saturday and get the debrief to delve deeper into your own profile and how to align this with your purpose and goals? Apply coupon WORKSHOP DEBRIEF at checkout.

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395.00 WORKSHOP

Just want to attend the workshop on Saturday and get your own profile and all the materials? Apply coupon WORKSHOP at checkout.

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BONUS
Early Bird Booking

Book before Date To Be Confirmed and get the following additional BONUS offers:

  • 30 Minute Laser Coaching Session via ZOOM with Deanna after retreat
  • Copy of Downloadable PDF 101 Life Hacks and Tips
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Downloadable PDF BONUS Early Bird Gift

This PDF is based on the 7 Strategies for Success, including over a dozen life coaching strategies, inspiration, hints and tips for each section, including Reframe, Preframe, Swipe Left and the 30 Second Rule and more….

** If you have already booked all of these bonuses have already been added to your booking!


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Deposit

Spot is secured once paid in full. In order to HOLD your spot you can pay a deposit of 50% now and the balance must be paid at least 3 weeks prior to event. Available on full retreat packages.

If you want to pay in installments apply coupon code DEPOSIT at checkout. You may pay by credit card or payment transfer. When you select payment transfer it will give you the payment details and instructions once transaction completed.

First come, first served. All rooms are priced the same, so get in quick to secure your room of choice.

The Retreat is an AIRBNB property so all normal conditions and restrictions apply as if you were booking directly.

How can I get the most from this experience?

Maureen, our wonderful event coordinator will be available at all times during both days to ensure that you get the most of the experience. At the end of each day you will have full privacy of the retreat and can come and go as you please and enjoy the beautiful setting, take a dip in the pool, walk on the nearby beach or laze under a tree and reflect on the day’s events in your journal provided.

Book early to get the best room and time slots for your one on one time (massage and coaching sessions) so that you can enjoy free time doing whatever you want to relax and enjoy the full experience.

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Call to book your place to get your preferred accommodation and time slots to suit for your individual sessions or if you prefer click on the Register Today button below to go to our Event Registration Page and register online.
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Cancellation Policy

You are required to pay in full to secure your place. If you decide to cancel more than 14 days before the event you will get a 50% refund. Inside of 14 days there will be no refund. However, if your place is filled by a late booking then you will receive a full refund.

If COVID-19 prevents the event going ahead as planned you will receive a full refund or you may choose to transfer to a later date or join us for an online event at a lower price.