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


1 - 6 November 2019

13 - 18 March 2020

Karioi Retreat Raglan, New Zealand


Come and join psychologist and leadership expert Samantha Tomkinson, and 7 other leaders, for a deep dive into everything that makes you you. Staying at a 5 star venue nestled at the base of the famous Mount Karioi, you will enjoy daily yoga, meditation, walks, guest speakers and some of the world finest teachings in emotional intelligence .

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 luxury stay in a private or shared room at Karioi Retreat (at the base of Mount Karioi looking over Raglan)

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

  • A proven validated psychometric to assess how your emotional intelligence compares to others (valued at $500)

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

  • Daily meditation and yoga

  • Plant based daily breakfast, lunch and dinner (1 night not catered to enjoy a restaurant in town)

  • Guided daily walks

  • SUP (stand up paddle boarding) and surf lessons as optional extras

  • Massages available (additional cost apply)

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

  • Transfers from Hamilton (specific times apply)

COST: NZ$ 2,650 (private room) $2,450 shared room(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