Montalto della Marche






Villa della Valle, Italy (le Marche)


Going on a retreat is taking a break, giving yourself time for personal development, mindfulness and relaxation and to recharge your batteries.



Personal Development by Joanita Bonnier

Each day we will take four hours to experience, understand and apply the four dimensions of Emotional Intelligence and the principles of Conversational Intelligence, using our full brain:

  • Self awareness
  • Self management
  • Social awareness
  • Social skills/ relationship management

The higher up the career ladder the more important Emotional Intelligence becomes. Studies have shown that Emotional Intelligence determines 85% of your success as a leader.

We will make use of reflection, self-reflection and mindfulness. We will become experts in giving and taking ' Time to Think '. We will learn to control our bottom-up emotional brain with our top-down executive brain and improve our self-management. We will experience what empathy and `open awareness` really mean. How they help to improve our social awareness. And we will learn and practice the principles of Conversational Intelligence to establish successful relationships.

The key to successful relationships in life and business is to become a master at Conversational Intelligence (Judith Glaser)

It’s not about how smart you are, but how open you are to increase your self awareness, improve your self management, develop your social awareness 
and learn new and effective powerful conversational rituals that prime the brain for trust, partnership, and mutual success.

Ref: Focus, Daniel Goleman, 2013 and Conversational Intelligence, Judith Glaser, 2014 


Italian Cuisine by Anuscka Bonnier

  • Daily extensine breakfast
  • Each day an Italian lunch and dinner
  • Coffee, tea, water, soft drinks and wine are always ready
  • 1x lunch or dinner at a typical Italian restaurant
  • 1x Italian cooking class
  • 1x pizza night

Italian restaurant We will take you to a typical Italian restaurant with La Cucina Marchigiana.

Italian cooking class You will enjoy an Italian Cooking course; prepare antipasti, fresh pasta with sauce and a typical Italian dessert. All this will take place in the large kitchen of Villa della Valle. The dishes are served while enjoying delicious local wines.

Pizza night On pizza night you will prepare your own pizzas and bake them in a real Italian pizza oven.


Relax and Recharge by Anuscka Bonnier

  • Wine tasting
  • A nice long walk up the hills or alongside the beach
  • Visit one of the beautiful historic cities like Ascoli Piceno, Fermo, Ripatransone and Offida
  • Shopping in San Benedetto del Tronto or in Porto San Giorgio   
  • Late evening hot tub

Wine tasting Villa della Valle offers you a view on the beautiful vineyards of 'Poderi dei Colli'. You are invited to visit the vineyard 'Poderi dei Colli' and taste the different excellent wines.

Recharge your batteries Nothing works better than a change of scenery. Take a long walk and enjoy nature or visit a historic city and/ or spoil yourself on a shopping tour.

Dutchtub For those who want we will heat the hot tub and offer you a late evening Dutch-tub with a delicious glass of wine under the beautiful Italian sky.


You sleep in Villa della Valle, the pièce de résistance. Villa della Valle can accommodate 10 persons, but be aware that all beds are doubles.

This explains the title: a Business Friends Retreat. You will share the bed with your friend from work or private circle.

You will only need your bedroom for sleeping. If you need moments alone there are more than enough places in and around the house to be on your own for as long as you like.

The offer is All-inclusive, also the restaurant and the wine tasting, with the exception of travel costs.

The price of the unique arrangement is 995,00 euro p.p. excluding travel costs.

The official retreat starts at Saturday at 1 pm with a lunch and ends on Tuesday at 11 am after the morning- workshop.

If you want to stay 2 days longer (arrival on friday and depart on wednesday) you will pay for 2 extra nights B&B + arrangement 1095,00 euro p.p.

DATES 2015

  • package C: Saturday 28 - Tuesday 31 March, 2015
  • package D: Saturday 26- Tuesday 29 September, 2015

Each above-mentioned retreat will take place as soon as we have 8 registered attendees.


If you like to know more on the content of the personal development Workshops please contact Joanita Bonnier:

For more information on the accommodation, the offer and to reserve your places on one of the dates please contact Anuscka Bonnier:


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