Recharge, revive and relax in the beautiful Dordogne 

Very limited spaces. 

Next course Monday 1st - Friday 5th October 2018

A chance to revive and reboot yourself in early autumn in a tranquil setting in the beautiful Dordogne. A practical, personal development course in comfortable surroundings in a small group.

This course is for you if:

  • You are at a stage in your life when change is upon you – be it work or family related; change of career, return to work, children starting  school,  children leaving home  or perhaps something else. 

  • You would like some distance and space to step back from your current situation and make a plan to improve it.

  • You would like some strategies and tools to look at yourself and your life in a different way which allow you to take steps in a different direction.


The course takes place in the *morning so as to leave you time to explore or relax in the afternoon. There is an open air swimming pool at the house (in the warmer months) and plenty of places to visit in the area.  The course also includes a one-to-one coaching session with Nicola. This can be arranged during one of the afternoons or via Skype at a later date. It is fully catered. Maximum 10 people. 

*Except for day one when the course starts at 2pm


What will you be doing?

  • Learn practical ways to develop your confidence and keep a positive mental attitude

  • Find ways to deal with negative thoughts that get in the way of your great plans!

  • Learn the powerful impact of positive (and negative) self-talk.

  • Explore an idea such as  ‘I’ve always wanted to/ write a book/ take up acting/ open a shop/climb a mountain a  one-to-one session

The focus is very much on the practical and the personal. 

What it isn’t!

It is not a detox or a cleanse or a spa break.  Feel free to enjoy wine and the local fare in the afternoons and evenings. Strictly no PowerPoints!


Nicola Shelley  is a life coach with a long time passion for seeing success in others. Straight forward, practical and on your side. Always (always!) asking: 'How are you doing what you are doing and is it working?' I love France, being outside in the fresh air, meeting new people and making new connections.

Click here to find out more about Nicola

What to bring:

  • An open mind, an open heart and a sense of fun.

  • Clothing suitable for October. In the daytime temperatures can be as high as 20° and drop to around 9° in the evenings.  

  • A journal or notebook to capture all those great thoughts and ideas


St Genies, near Tremolat  Dordogne 25410 France














The house is a renovated farmhouse in the small hamlet of St Genies, near Tremolat, Dordogne. It is surrounded by farm land and very close to the Dordogne River. There are peaceful walks close to the house and cycle rides if you wish. In the afternoons there is plenty to see and do nearby including the beautiful towns of Montpazier, Sarlat and Bergerac.  For those of you who love star gazing the skies are free of light pollution.

The setting itself is good for the soul – peaceful open countryside with a chance to walk and talk with each other and practice your newly acquired skills.


Accommodation and practicalities:

The house has 5 bedrooms: 3 double rooms and 2 single rooms.  There are two shared bathrooms/toilets Further accommodation for another 5 people is within easy access - 2 minutes walk from the house.  

The course takes place in a large, light airy lounge. If it’s warm we could also move to the open sided tobacco barn which is sheltered but has gentle breezes blowing through.

On Friday the course finishes at 12.30pm. There will be a chance to have lunch and say your fond au revoirs.

The maximum number of participants on the course is 10 and minimum is 8. The dynamics just work best with these numbers! Socialising and mixing with new friends is actively encouraged! Wine tasting is available for one of the evenings.




The bedrooms - 3 doubles and 2 singles 

More views of the house:






























Click here for a Sample program






What will it cost?


(2 single rooms available £825)

5 Day program including:

  • Course fees

  • One to one coaching session with Nicola*

  • Breakfast and lunch each day

  • Tea/coffee and refreshments during the mornings.

  • Non alcoholic beverages, tea, coffee, juice, mineral water etc.

  • Dinner in the evenings, Monday Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

  • Accommodation for 4 nights in either a single or double room either at the house or nearby.

  • Towels and bedding.

Please note  we  can cater for most diet restrictions. If you have any questions please contact Nicola.

* Or another professional NLP practitioner and coach 

Not included:

  • Wine tasting

  • Transfer from airport

  • Wine with dinner at the house - although there will be wine available to buy at cost price

Deposit of 25% secures your place (£218.75)

Balance payable 10 days prior to course starting.

Deposit is non- refundable 

It is always advisable to look at insurance options whenever you travel.

How do I pay?

You can pay via BACS bank transfer or Paypal. Details to follow

The attractive nearby town of Tremolat