The Captain's House Retreat
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A magical place. A quiet space. Dedicated time. A devoted guide. A circle of trust. Exactly what you need to do the crucial, creative and tender work that will elevate your business.

How ocean breezes, wood fires, long talks and deep sleeps feed a better business.

A deep breath invites the scent of pine needles, seashores, a hint of woodsmoke. When you stand still, you hear only crashing surf and whispering trees. You have time to sleep, to walk, to imagine. You have time to plan, to question and decide. You have solo time, coaching time, and welcome, warm, witty quintets. This is a chance to treat your business with care, as you wrap yourself in comfort. Finally. There is always important work to be done that will change the trajectory of our business. But when? If we could just step away from the urgent requests of our clients, customers, employees and teams, we could find the focus, clarity and momentum to leap. A fresh view, a new ritual, a different perspective, an open door -- these perfect conditions elicit creativity, passion, problem-solving, and expansive, visionary thinking. Answers to our big, thoughtful questions emerge. Clarity breaks through.

Your business needs you.

A thoughtfully-designed business retreat provides ideal conditions to work ‘on’ our business rather than ‘in’ it. We can focus on proactive steps that align with our big dreams, rather than reactive tasks that put out small fires. Yet there’s more to it than carving out mere thinking time, and sprinkling in self-care.

The Captain’s House Retreat is specifically designed to provide ambitious entrepreneurs with more than just time and space. It gathers a small, select group of 4 open, bright, forward-thinking professionals in a breath-takingly rustic seaside setting. Accommodations are simple yet luxurious; the food is local, nourishing and delicious. Ample time blocks for private coaching, personalized business mentoring, small think-tank sessions as well as for solo planning, plotting, reflection, and writing have been scheduled.

If your business feeds your soul, your purpose, and your ambition, it needs your attention in return. The Captain’s House Retreat is a deliberate blend of productive planning, active mentoring, thoughtful feedback and unbridled creative space to design your next bold business move.

We’ll tend to your business with care and conviction.

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Oceanstone Resort, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia
Oceanstone is an award-winning resort located 45 minutes from Halifax, Nova Scotia, 5 minutes away from world-famous Peggy’s Cove.

Lodging for three participants will be in the Captain’s House, the largest cottage on the Oceanstone property. Each participant will have their own private bedroom. The main floor bedroom offers 1 king-sized bed; one upstairs bedroom offers 2 queen-sized beds; the other upstairs bedroom features 2 single beds. There is a living room, kitchenette and two bathrooms to be shared.

Note: our group sessions will take place in the Captain’s House living room.

Lodging for our fourth participant will be in Dovekey Cottage. The cottage features one bedroom with 1 queen-sized bed, a living room, bathroom with tub, and kitchenette.

The resort provides free wi-fi in all buildings.

3 lunches and 3 dinners are included in your retreat fee. With in-cottage kitchenettes you can provide and prepare your own breakfasts, snacks and beverages. Lunches and dinners will be provided by the Rhubarb Restaurant onsite; you’ll have the choice to eat in the restaurant dining room, or take-out meals to enjoy in your cottage.

Captain’s House $2700 CDN incl. (2 spots available – 1 King & 1 Queen) Captain’s House $2500 (1 spot 2 Single beds)
Dovekey $2800 CDN incl. tax (1 spot available)

A nonrefundable deposit of $500 is required to reserve your space for this retreat and is credited toward your total fee. Once your deposit has been received, you’ll receive a follow up email to determine whether you will pay your remaining balance in full or in two or three installments, and what, if any, dietary restrictions you have.

Please note: airfare, transportation to/from Oceanstone Resort and your breakfasts, snacks, beverages are not included.



1:1 Coaching with Jac – Permission for you to be heard, seen and witnessed. We’ll explore what you’re thinking and feeling, and get curious about what it all means to you. I’ll lovingly offer insights, observations and ideas and you’ll get a chance to process what matters most. And I’ll share 10+ years of self-employed learning I’ve collected from my clients’ and my own successes and failures.

Group Sessions – I’ll facilitate group sessions to elicit thought-provoking, down-to-earth discussions that focus on the topics, questions and challenges relevant to each participant. These sessions will be a combination of sharing best practices and lessons learned, think tank exercises and robust brainstorming to help each participant move forward on their goals and intentions. You’ll get real-time feedback on your challenges, ideas and next steps. The encouragement, insight and support of an intimate group can make all the difference between aimless exertion and incremental steps towards success.

Personal Time – This precious gift of uninterrupted time can be used in a way that’s best for you. Maybe you’ll curl-up, read, write and reflect, or plot with retreat mates as you work side-by-side, or walk the shoreline to clear your head.The behaviours of your business are a reflection of what is going on inside of you, so even though this business retreat will focus on your business, it’s also meant to focus on you, the business owner. Respecting both extraverts and introverts, there’s ample time to process thoughts and feelings, engage with others, talk things through and recharge solo.

What’s included:

  • A preparation package so you can start the deep dive before you arrive
  • Three nights’ accommodation
  • 3 lunches and 3 dinners are included and provided at Rhubarb Restaurant, on-site. (You’ll need to provide your own breakfasts, snacks and beverages.)
  • Your full retreat activity program, designed to meet your needs and preferences which may include (based on weather predictions) walking and/or trail hiking, bonfire ritual, beach combing etc.
  • Masterful 1:1 coaching, intimate group ‘think tank’ sessions, brainstorming, planning and accountability so at every moment, you have what you need, and you leave with the outcomes most meaningful to you.
  • Ample free time to read, rest, replenish and explore the rugged Atlantic coast
  • (Arguably) the best instagrammable scenery in the province
  • Gifts of love from me to you

Tend to your business in the Captain’s House

Retreat with me beside the sea.

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