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Take pause to reflect, then reset your goals for the remainder of 2019

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This 1.5 day leadership retreat set at the luxurious Macedon Ranges Hotel and Spa in Victoria, provides the perfect place and space for you to focus on you and your leadership. Just 35 minutes from the Melbourne Tullamarine Airport and 45 mins from Melbourne CBD.

Helping you to regroup, recharge and rebrand


Because you're worth it

1 - 2 August 2019 | Macedon Ranges VIC | 1.5 days

Macedon Resort &  Spa - Women of Impact go on retreat

Balance is key

Finding the balance between tackling ambitious goals and taking downtime, can be challenging for those with big career goals and even bigger roles. 

Our aim is to create the perfect space to help you navigate a better path between never giving up and always letting go, to help you create quality time dedicated to focusing on both the personal and the professional.

There is no better place to find that balance amongst nature giving you the space to stop and reflect.


Leadership Immersion

Immerse yourself in all things branding, leadership and career development - along with enjoying great food, wine and even better company.

  • From 12noon Thursday 1 August right through til 3.30pm Friday 2 August 2019 you will be challenged, inspired and educated, along with inspiring others on the same journey.

“The 2018 retreat surpassed my expectations. The calibre of material and presenter was high. Equally the calibre of other attendees was also fantastic.”

— Joanna Nelson




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Redefine your future


Your host, Amanda Blesing, joins forces with guest facilitators, Julie Hyne (CEO Stylist) and Irene Scott (Award Whisperer) 

Topics for our Women of Impact Winter Leadership Retreat 2019 include:

  • What's your Leadership Brand? Unpacking, defining and refining your unique leadership value proposition. Too often executive women underestimate themselves and their impact which sees them missing out on plum assignments, or being undervalued and under appreciated by others. (Hint: You won't after this session.)

  • Winning Executive Presence - presence, style and impact, how to leverage for more influence

  • Visibility Strategy Under the Microscope

  • Winning Awards, Accolades & Opportunities - How to Write an Award Winning Application to Showcase Your Expertise… 7 tips to boost your application success  

  • LinkedIn Impact (of course we can't have a retreat without revisiting your Linkedin strategy) - ideal for those newer to LinkedIn and seasoned influencers alike.

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What else is included?

  • All meals including 2 x lunches, 3 x morning/afternoon teas, 1 x wine tasting & dinner, 1 x networking breakfast

  • Wine Tasting Dinner with a special guest female wine maker, Laura Swallow, the winemaker for Rowanston on the Track, to share tasting notes and her career story in the breathtaking views of the Macedon Wine Room. 

  • Tai-chi - an optional tai-chi class will be offered in the Friday morning of 2 August

All meals from Wednesday welcome lunch through to Thursday afternoon refreshments, right through to Saturday lunch catered for by the famous Macedon Wine Room where their meals are focused on local seasonal produce.


ACCOMMODATION PRICING & BOOKINGS - please book directly with the venue 

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  • A room rate of $160/night for the base room has been held with the venue  Phone: +61 3 54264044

  • Upgrades are available for upstairs rooms - please enquire at the venue

  • Got a good friend or close colleague you want to attend and share with? The venue is happy to simply split the room rate in half. 

  • Additional nights - book directly with the venue to extend your stay.  Early booking recommended as winter weekends are a very busy time at the Resort and Spa.

  • Airport Transfer Post Event - at the conclusion of the event on Friday  2 August - we will offer a transfer service back to the airport. Departing 3.45pm with ETA 4.30pm. 

First in best dressed rules definitely apply. 

  • NOTE:  Accommodation, flights and transfers are additional to the Retreat/Immersion fee - with the exception of the post event transfer to the airport which is included for those travelling, 

  • Please advise any dietary requirements upon booking

“The highlight of the retreat was the networking - meeting amazing women of impact. It has helped me to be more focused on the challenge ahead, to feel encouraged that there are women who are so supportive. It has made me feel energised, inspired and excited about the future. It’s also freed up my thinking about the possibilities ahead!”
— Jenny Beckman-Wong