reflect, connect and make a plan.
designed with you in mind.
Next Chapter Long Weekend is designed for professional women who are contemplating important transitions in their working lives - whether that be to a new job or sector, back into the workforce, or onto early retirement.
Are you a professional woman contemplating a change? Do you feel stuck or find yourself with no time to focus on what's next? Are you looking for expert support that will help you break through faster? Then this weekend program is for you.
Margaret James is your coach and compassionate guide. She'll lead you through a proven process informed by the best current thinking and her extensive experience working with women at every stage of their careers.
Sam Campbell is your innkeeper and owner of Cobblestone Farm. She'll make sure you feel welcome and comfortable, and have delicious meals and snacks to enjoy.
On a beautiful country property an hour outside Toronto, you'll reflect on your life so far, connect with who you are at your best and begin to make a plan to confidently move forward. All while eating very well and sleeping soundly in a lovingly renovated century home.
There will be three long weekends in 2019. All begin at 11am on day one and end at 3pm on day three. Note that, in addition to the normal Friday to Sunday, we’ve launched one Saturday to Monday program this year in order to accommodate different schedules.
Friday, February 1 to Sunday, February 3
Saturday, May 4 to Monday, May 6
Friday, September 27 to Sunday, September 29*
* Early bird registration now open.
"I was feeling quite stuck in my career. Well meaning friends and family always offer advice but it felt too safe. Margaret listened and guided me. She made me step out of my comfort zone and really analyze my alternatives. New options opened up to me that had never hit my radar. I truly can't say enough about the guidance I received from Margaret."
“Sam is amazing to deal with: friendly, professional and accommodating. We loved spending time outside in the warm afternoon sun while escaping the hustle and bustle of the city. The beds and rooms were comfortable with several fluffy down duvets. There are so many spots to sit and relax throughout the house. And Sam has a great eye for modern rustic farmhouse decor."
"I had the pleasure of working with Marg on my journey of re-discovering myself and how I wanted to move forward after a successful corporate career. Marg helped me to see and understand my core self and look at how that impacts my view of my priorities, values and direction. At first I wasn't sure about the need for a holistic approach, but see it was absolutely required for me to not only move forward but to see new possibilities. Marg is highly skilled at asking great questions and providing resources for growth. I now have clarity about my core essence and purpose which has energized me, built my confidence and kept me open to new opportunities and ideas."