Self-Mastery For Leaders – Unleashing Your Best Self

We often meet leaders feeling overwhelmed, stressed, and trapped in the daily complexities of work and life. 

In response, it is easy to turn to simple stuff that requires less cognitive load rather than addressing what matters. 

When we need to handle complexity the most, we are least able to. Complexity tends to trigger us, making us anxious, afraid, or overwhelmed, leading to reactivity and oversimplification. When we are calm, we can handle complexity better.

Adapted from Jennifer Garvey Berger: Unleashing your complexity genius 

Alternatively, we can learn to develop our self-mastery to find better solutions to meet today’s challenges. Self-mastery is a critical component of effective leadership, as it helps leaders to:

  • Stay composed in challenging situations
  • Be clear about what matters (inner compass)
  • Shift fear to curiosity
  • Inspire others
  • Build strong relationships that have an impact

“The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervenor.”

– Bill O’Brien
Welcome to our exclusive retreat in Tuscany, where you can unwind in a stunning environment, enjoy delicious food and wine, and gain valuable skills for personal growth and self-mastery.

Take time out for yourself. To reflect, be grounded, and act with intention and more clarity. Start to build your foundation for leading in a complex world.

Our approach to developing self-mastery is very practical and built on proven theories such as:

  • Coaching and Reflective practices
  • Skill Theory (Kurt Fischer / Theo Dawson)
  • Inner Game (Tim Gallwey)
  • Adult Development (Jennifer Garvey Berger, Robert Kegan etc.)
  • Corporate Athlete (Jack Groppel, James E Loehr)
  • Creative Tension (Robert Fritz))
  • Self-mastery (Peter Senge)
  • etc.


  • Clarity of who you want to be as a leader.
  • Learn practices for developing self-mastery, e.g:
    • Managing energy, emotion, thoughts, and behaviors
    • Practice composure (from reacting to deliberate action)
    • Unlock your awareness of how to handle complexity

Target Group

The retreat is intended for executives, leaders, managers, entrepreneurs, self-employed and other professionals that need to manage stress effectively to perform better.

Overall, the retreat is suitable for anyone who wants to improve their leadership skills, personal growth, and well-being while enjoying the beauty and culture of Tuscany.

When & Where

The Self-Mastery training will be 2,5 days (Thursday 26 – Saturday 28) in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy, at the beautiful Villa Pacini.

We recommend and welcome you to join us on Wednesday afternoon at the Villa. If you would like to take the opportunity to enjoy Tuscany an extra day and arrive at the Villa on Tuesday (for an additional cost) let us know when you sign up.

What’s Included

The price includes accommodation and all meals on-site (breakfast, lunch, dinner, coffee and snacks). Let us know if you would like to share a room with a friend at a discounted price.

Travel options are not included. You need to book according to your preference.

Terms & Conditions

Right now we are accepting registation of interest for the retreat. Details about pricing etc will be updated mid January.


We are happy to set up a call with you if you have any questions regarding the retreat. Please reach out to,


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