Are you looking for a place to connect with like-minded women over 50 as you consider retirement, experimenting with something new, or considering the “what now” question?
Are you attracted to participating in a group or retreat to help you discern the next phase of your life, with the gift of other women’s support and insights to enhance the process?
Do you long to hear of new possibilities and new models of living/working in your 50s, 60s, 70s as you consider the next stage of your life?
Would you benefit from group encouragement to listen to your inner voice, lean in to your own wisdom, and explore the new questions you’re asking?
Join one of our expertly-designed groups or deep-dive retreats created especially for women over 50 who are ready to compose the next phase of their life journey.
Our Groups and Retreats provide supportive, powerful containers within which to reflect on what you’re done with, what’s calling you next, and be cheered on in the presence of like-minded women
toward your new vision.
Virtual LIVE Workshops and Groups
Using best practices from 20 years of facilitating virtual groups
Claim a place to hear your own voice, be heard by others, and gain insights from like-minded women.
As we pioneer new territory in our 50s, 60s and 70s during this time of massive evolutionary change, we need tribes that will hold and affirm us.
Lessons and Reflections on 2019/ Explorations and Pronouncements for 2020! for Women over 50 (Dec 30/ Jan 2)
Join this facilitated circle of women to share your reflections on 2019 and key lessons learned that help your further becoming. Enjoy the wisdom and insight from other women’s reflections. Using a process Sue has taught for decades, you will be invited to identify a few things you are Done With and how it serves you to declare them complete. In session two, you will be invited to share early glimpses of what you want up ahead, even if the picture is not complete. Sue will share affirming time-tested practices in each session to support our transition from the old to the new using William Bridges’ Stages of Change and Transition. This gathering is woven around the 10 key themes that arose from 100 women’s interviews: lighthouses of wisdom for this stage of life — full of promise, ready to be seized and enjoyed to the fullest!
Group length: 2 sessions between US Christmas and New Year week.
Frequency: Two sessions.
Timeframe: 90 minutes/session.
Method: Telephone/Zoom bridge-line.
Group size: Unlimited.
Dates: December 30, 2019 and January 2, 2020.
9:30am PST/ 10:30am MST/ 11:30am CST/ 12:30pm EST/ 5:30pm UK/ 6:30pm EU
Monthly Reflections Group on the 10 Themes from Sue's book: 1 theme per month (FREE)
This monthly group will invite you and other women to share your reflections and experiences with each of the themes that emerged from 100 interviews with women over 50. Examples include Tending the Vessel-Body with Love, Experimenting with Firsts, Done With That, and Leaving a Legacy. Stories from women who were interviewed and practices offered by Sue will be part of these circles. Plan to participate in this emerging dialogue about how we as women over age 50 are meeting the unique questions and challenges of this time and laying down new tracks for generations to come!
Timeframe: 1 hour
Number of participants: Unlimited! All are welcome.
Method: By phone. Dial-in provided upon signup.
Dates: To be launched alongside book publication. Stay tuned!
“This group quickly became part of my soul’s DNA. I have been heard, witnessed, and valued which led me to publishing an article, security two books reviews for publication, and taking a leadership role in another book. I’ve also begun to speak up more at meetings. All of this is evidence that I believe I have something important to say now. I facilitated a 5-hour strategic planning session – and I had confidence! Sue, you are able to distill in beautiful accurate way, what you hear, what you witness, and what strikes you. For the first time I feel I have been heard. It’s surprising how so many people and groups want to tell you how to fix their problems – but you and the group have showed me another way to witness. I’ve loved ALL the aspects of this experience.”
— Annette Thornton, Associate Professor, Michigan University
Deep-Dive Retreats for Women over 50
To support your further becoming
We offer Transformational Retreats specifically for women age 50+. Each Retreat supports women addressing the big “what now?” following successful careers or the completion of any life path thus far.
Held in spectacular Retreat settings selected to support the Retreat themes and purpose — including facilitated individual life planning and coaching, group sharing and feedback, relaxed reflection time in nature, a hands-on creative activity to make your life vision more concrete, and pampering through world-class nourishing food and spa time, Sue and Barbara guide you and a circle of like-minded women through a 4-day, 5-night experience. Designed to support women’s “further becoming” and based on solid research from Mary Catherine Bateson’s work on “adulthood II” and Sue’s subsequent research on key needs and challenges during this time, each Retreats includes:
Powerful exercises to help you envision the life-path you want to create
Group sharing & feedback to tap the wisdom of our collective experiences
Personal practices that enable listening to your intuition
Guidance from Sue’s research based on 100 women’s interviews and the 10 principles of living happily and purposefully at this stage of life
Solo reflection and journaling time
Opportunities to compose unique scenarios using Sue’s time-tested process that allow you to invite possibilities for the life you want to live in Adulthood II
Local outings to seize the gifts of our stunning location!
- 6 months of group support following each Retreat
As Retreat co-leaders, we have a deep commitment to each woman who joins us.
Learn more below about our December 2019 Online Gathering and Spring 2020 Women’s Retreat!
Spring 2020! Retreat for Women over 50 on the Journey of Their Further Becoming
We’re thrilled to announce our new Spring Women’s Retreat to support women over 50 who are in the big “what now?” and want deep exploratory time to envision and plan the next step on their journeys of further becoming!
April 1- April 5, 2020
Wed (April 1) 7:00pm — Welcome dinner
Sun (April 5) Closing Celebration dinner in fabulous downtown Boulder
Mon (April 6) — Lodging departure by 10am
Stunning Chautauqua National Park at the foot of the Rocky Mountains!
Reflections on 2019 /Declarations for 2020: An Online Gathering for Women over 50 (Dec 30, Jan 2)
“To make room for further becoming in 2020, we must reflect on the past, declare what we’re done with, and listen to the future.”
Join Sue and a circle of wise women worldwide for this year-end, interactive practice of looking back/looking forward together.
Session 1: December 30, 2019. 90 minutes.
9:30am PST/ 10:30am MST/ 11:30a, CST/12:30pm EST/ 5:30pm UK/ 6:30pm EU
* Opening poem. Sue’s share of William Bridges’ Stages of Change and Transition and its relationship to the transition women over 50 are in.
*Group facilitated round-robin: Reflecting back. Lessons learned. What we’re done with.
* Homework and practice to support the new year life transition.
Session 2: January 2, 2020. 90 minutes.
9:30am PST/ 10:30am MST/ 11:30a, CST/12:30pm EST/ 5:30pm UK/ 6:30pm EU
* Opening prayer. Definition of “year.” Revisit William Bridges Stages of Change and Transition.
* Round-robin reflections from first gathering.
* Wisdom from Sue’s interviews with 100 women: how do we “hear” what to do next? How do the messages/signs come about what would enrich our lives anew?
* Group facilitated circle-share: One pronouncement/intention I have for 2020 …