Join us for a retreat to build self awareness, confidence and emotional intelligence


1 - 6 November 2019, Raglan, New Zealand


Come and join psychologist and leadership expert Samantha Tomkinson in 5 star luxury, nestled within one of New Zealand’s most nurturing coastal towns. Enjoy daily yoga, meditation and some of the world finest teachings in emotional intelligence whilst connecting with like minded individuals.

What to Expect

The core retreat is a 4-day programme of workshops, experiential exercises, group discussions as well as yoga and meditation practices. During the 4-day/5-nights retreat you will learn about the what, how and why of emotional intelligence and how to build your emotional intelligence to be a more self-aware, confident and balanced leader. Daily yoga or meditation practices, nutritious and healthy food and the company of like-minded individuals will help you to relax, restore and grow.


What will be Covered

This retreat is your chance to learn everything you need to know about emotional intelligence, in an engaging, inspiring and energising environment and setting. A total of six modules will help you get the in-depth knowledge of emotional intelligence that you need to become a better and more balanced leader and person.


Module 1

The why, what and how of emotional intelligence.

Learn why emotional intelligence is the super power in leadership success.

Module 2

How emotionally intelligent are you?

An introduction to your assessments. What are your emotional intelligence strengths and development areas.

Module 3

Tools for building our resilience

Learn how to build resilience and put some tools in practice, starting with the art of meditation.

Module 4:

Our beliefs and inner narrative

Understand your inner beliefs and learn to listen to the narrative to build inner confidence.

Module 5

Changing the narrative

Discover the tools to build self confidence and inner belief.

Module 6

Presentation and feedback

Applied tasks are presented and feedback is given. Your presentation will be recorded so you can gain greater self awareness of how you come across to others.

What’s Included

  • Five night stay in a private room (shared bathroom with 1 other person)

  • Daily meditation and yoga

  • Plant based daily breakfast and lunch

  • Nutritious and healthy dinners with one night spare to cater to yourself or enjoy a meal in the local town

  • Guided daily walks and activities (certain activities may incur extra costs)

  • Massages available (additional cost apply)

  • Your own highly scientific emotional intelligence psychometric assessment to see how your EI compares to other leaders from around the globe

  • Facilitated experiential exercises and modules on emotional intelligence (the what, how and why)

  • Tools and techniques in managing the inner critic to stay confident and resilient when the pressure is on

  • Time to relax and soak up your environment in a way that suits you

  • Transfers from Hamilton (specific times apply)

COST: NZ$ 2,950 (GST inclusive)

Please note, price includes 5-nights stay (Fri - Wed) with workshops running from Saturday morning to Tuesday afternoon.

Register Your Interest

This is an exclusive retreat and participants will be selected carefully to ensure ideal group dynamics. If you are interested, please register via the button below. Samantha will give you a call to discuss your needs and background in more detail.

Experience Seaside Life in Raglan

Relax and recharge in one of New Zealand’s most charming and vibrant seaside towns, surrounded by stunning black sand beaches on one side and majestic mountains on the other.

Things to do in Raglan

  • Go for a walk on the beach or in the surrounding bush and mountains

  • Learn to surf or just enjoy watching the surfers taming the world-famous point breaks

  • Enjoy a delicious meal of cup of coffee in the vibrant town center

  • Stroll through the local shops and galleries

  • Get on the water: Go paddle boarding or kayaking in the harbour or join a boat cruise

  • Go horseback riding on the beach

  • Explore the nearby, world-famous Waitomo glow worm caves

  • And much more…

Learn more about Raglan