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MacMasters Beach Surf Life Saving Club

100 Marine Parade

MacMasters Beach, NSW 2251


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A one-day retreat to reconnect you to what matters

If you describe your corporate or professional role as soul-destroying, guess what? You’re right. Your soul (/intuition/inner wise voice/higher self/spirit – use the language that resonates for you) is letting you know it needs help, but it can be hard to hear that voice among the busyness and exhaustion of working, parenting and more. And even if you can hear it – what do you do with it?

In this down to earth, restorative workshop, you will learn to notice and reconnect to the voice of your soul. You will emerge feeling space and relief, with a practical plan to live better, in line with what really matters to you.

Your facilitator, Madeleine Shaw, has been there. A former corporate lawyer and now sought-after executive coach and facilitator, she understands the realities of corporate life. There won’t be too many puppies and rainbows, but there will be plenty of safe, yet powerful discussion and reflection to get you living in tune with your best, truest self.

Numbers will be strictly limited, so register your interest now


How much will tickets cost

Tickets are $390 and will be available from 1 October here. Pre-registering here by 30 September will give you access to a 20% discount.

Where will the retreat be held?

The retreat will be at MacMasters Beach Surf Club, on the beatiful central coast of NSW. The club is around 90 minutes' drive north of Sydney.

Who is running the day?

Madeleine Shaw is a former lawyer at top tier firms in Sydney and San Francisco as well as a multinational corporation. For the last 10 years she has been an executive coach and facilitator, working with people in big jobs and helping them thrive. You can see her full bio here.

How many other people will be there?

This will be a small and exclusive event with no more than 25 participants.

What can I expect on the day?

Madeleine will take you through a structured program to guide you as you tune in to your innner voice. There will be a balance of

  • discussion

  • quiet time to reflect

  • gentle physical activity

  • time in nature, and

  • action planning.

You’ll receive a beautiful workbook/journal to keep.

Madeleine is a very experienced, grounded facilitator and this will be a safe, structured space to take a look at some challenging questions. You will explore the differences between how you are running your life today and how your inner voice wants it, and come away feeling motivated and empowered to live in a way that makes you feel fully alive.

Is this a religious thing?

No. Participants may well have a range of beliefs, and all are welcome, but the process we're taking is not hitched to any particular religious or spiritual framework.

However, a foundational idea of the program is that there is a deeper/higher wisdom we can access (whether that's inside us or outside is a matter of speculation/belief and doesn't matter for our purposes), and that accessing that wisdom helps us live better, happier, more fulfilling lives.

Will accomodation be provided?

This is a day retreat around a 90 minute drive from Sydney. However, if you'd like to make a weekend of it you may want to organise to come up on the Friday and/or stay to the Sunday.

Is there catering and what about dietary requirements?

Yes, we will provide morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea. We expect to be able to cater for most dietary requirements but will share more on this once the catering is confirmed.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?


You can drive to Macmasters Beach Surf Club in around 90 minutes from Sydney. There is usually plenty of free street parking available.

Directions from Sydney CBD

Directions from Newcastle CBD


Take the train to Gosford Station and then a taxi to the MacMasters Beach Surf Club. The taxi ride will be around 30 minutes and should cost around $40. You can plan your public transit journey here.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Email Madeleine at

What's the cost and refund policy?

Tickets are $390. Pre-registering on this page by 30 September will give you access to a 20% discount when you then buy your ticket here.

You can cancel for a full refund by letting us know up to 30 days before the event. After that, no refunds will apply.

I have a whole lot of other questions you haven't listed here.

We're still working away on finalising the logistics for the event. We'll be sharing much more detail once we have it. But, if you'd like to ask anything now please email

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