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.

Chicken soup for the soul. It was the perfect environment to allow me to relax, unplug and be present in the moment. Margaret did a brilliant job of guiding reflection and enabling me to rediscover who I really am and what inspires me. The combination of the farm and the TLC I received as their guest and pupil has given me the inner strength to go for it and be my best self for the next chapter of my career and life.
— Carolyn
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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. 


We’re excited to announce our three long weekends in 2020. All begin at 11am on Friday and end at 3pm on Sunday.

  1. Friday, February 7 to Sunday, February 9*

  2. Friday, May 1 to Sunday, May 3

  3. Friday, October 2 to Sunday, October 4

    *Early bird registration now open

I came for a weekend workshop and left a whole new person. Margaret’s skill in covering challenging topics while keeping it fun and engaging helped me create a compelling vision for a new phase of life. Sam’s beautiful home and grounds as well as her amazing food provided the perfect environment for a wonderful experience in personal growth, time for reflection and new friendships. I highly recommend Next Chapter for anyone who needs to rediscover a passion for life.
— Lisa

A fabulous weekend that was long overdue for me. I have never taken the opportunity to set aside a few days to dive into my career and really think about what will bring me joy going forward. If you haven’t done this before, you should - it’s worth every penny and every second you spend. If you’ve done this before, prepare to be thrilled.
— Michele

I recently left the corporate grind and wanted to recapture the confidence and passion I’d lost along the way. I carried self criticisms, so I cannot even begin to explain the relief I felt with the clarity that Next Chapter brought to my entire perspective. Margaret has diligently designed each workshop and the pacing of the weekend to guide you through a process of self discovery while putting you completely at ease. Sam’s beautiful property and impeccable hosting skills create a space free from all judgment, stress and demands. I was able to fully relax, be present and think about myself and my life in a way I never have before.
— Kristi

Your sensitive and insightful coaching facilitated a breakthrough that allowed me to make my dreams visible, and supported the development of a concrete step by step action plan. I got exactly what I was looking for and feel invigorated to move forward to build my business and my brand. Thank you!!
— Heather


Susana says...

"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."  

Kelly says...

“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."  

Carol says...

"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."