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Leading from the Feminine

In by Laura Marshall

Event Phone: Jeannie Hodder 07976848188 / 01364 73052


  • Leading from the feminine
    10th July 2017 - 14th July 2017
    3:00 pm - 11:30 am

A 6-Month Programme for Women

authentic-leadershipWe are each a mix of masculine and feminine energies, both needing to be valued and expressed. Living in a culture dominated by masculine values can both support and limit us. We believe women have something fresh and vital to offer.

How would it be to step forward into the world with a sense of congruence, connection and courage, to make a difference on behalf of what you care passionately about?

We invite you to join a group of women, to enquire into core questions that can profoundly affect our sense of purpose, and support our ability to take action towards a more sustainable world.

Connecting to ourselves and a circle of women on the beautiful land of Embercombe, we will investigate who we are and what we long for.

You will be invited to drop your usual social identities, let go into not knowing, surrender into a deeper source of wisdom and trust in what emerges with curiosity and creativity.


  • 4 day retreat 10th – 14th July 2017
  • 1 day group gathering after 5 months (Jan 2018)
  • 3 x 1 hour, one to one coaching with Jeannie or Sue

Through a creative structure of inquiry, facilitated group, pair and solo work, mindfulness and mindful movement, we will explore how to bring your personal dreams and values back into your lives.


This programme is for women who are seeking:

  • Clarity about what’s really important to you and how you can you live your life more fully in alignment with what you care about.
  • A deepening trust and intimacy with the “feminine” aspects of yourself and others.
  • Through mindful walking, movement and sitting in nature, understanding how the natural world can nurture and nourish.
  • An understanding of what it means to be a leader, plus a greater confidence and ability to lead from the feminine. To experiment with leading from love, and from ‘power-with’ not ‘power-over’.
  • To be part of an ongoing group to support you in realising your leadership.
  • An understanding of how to use creativity and inquiry as tools to engage more authentically in your development.

“It is possible, in this time of profound disruption, for leadership to be a noble profession that contributes to the common good.”  – Margaret Wheatley


jeannieJeannie Hodder- has worked as a leadership coach / leadership facilitator for over 25 years. She has an MA in psychological coaching and a Diploma in executive coaching. She is a qualified drama teacher and drama therapist with a history of working with women, creativity and assertiveness. She has a long standing mindfulness practice. She lives on Dartmoor, and is often in awe of the beauty we live in, and conscious of the need to take care of our Earth.


sue_hollandSue Holland – is a retreat leader / leadership coach. She has trained with the Academy of Executive Coaching and the London Gestalt Institute. With a PhD in plant biochemistry, she is curious and inspired by the natural world and our place within it. She has been a leader within a large multinational organisation and now spends her time working with organisations, running leadership retreats and mindful walking in the forests and on the moors.


This programme invites 10 women to take part.

Price: £1,900 + VAT

For enquiries, and/or to ensure that this programme right for you, and you for it, please contact Jeannie Hodder 07976848188 / 01364 73052 so that an initial coaching conversation can be arranged.


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The Journey – August 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Journey August 2017
    6th August 2017 - 11th August 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

Catalyst – September 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Catalyst - September 2017
    3rd September 2017 - 8th September 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Booking Terms and Conditions

1. The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals. If the normal price place (£495) is truly more than you can afford, we provide some bursary places (issued on a first come first serve basis). We do our best to make Catalyst accessible and affordable. Please kindly buy the normal price place if you are able to. The true cost of running Catalyst is in fact significantly greater than £495 and the difference is subsidised by Embercombe. By choosing a normal price place your generosity enables Embercombe to make this life-changing course accessible to people who are unable to pay the full fee.

2. To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3. If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained). Later cancellations will incur the whole fee. If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4. Satisfaction guaranteed: We appreciate this is a big investment of your money and time in your development. We’re so confident you’ll be delighted by the value Catalyst provides you that – if you feel dissatisfied – we guarantee you a full refund, deposit included. To request a refund, contact us in writing within 30 days of completing the course, explaining why you feel dissatisfied and are requesting a refund. To request a refund, please write to Clare Mann, Embercombe, Higher Ashton, nr Exeter, EX6 7QQ, including your full name and address. We will refund your full fee to the same account / card used to pay for your place(s), within 60 days of receiving your request.

5. Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

6. You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

7. Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

8. You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

9. Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

10. Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

11. Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

12. Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

13. UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

Embercombe Experience Weekend September 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Embercombe Experience Weekend
    15th September 2017 - 17th September 2017
    6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At our Embercombe Experience Weekends we gratefully welcome everyone who would like to come along and volunteer their enthusiasm, expertise, or simply just a willing pair of hands, to help in both seasonal and on-going work at Embercombe. Over a weekend of working on the land, cooking, eating and sharing, we create a community of people who nourish the place and each other.

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

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The Journey – October 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Journey October 2017
    1st October 2017 - 6th October 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

Embercombe Experience Weekend October 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Embercombe Experience Weekend
    6th October 2017 - 8th October 2017
    6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At our Embercombe Experience Weekends we gratefully welcome everyone who would like to come along and volunteer their enthusiasm, expertise, or simply just a willing pair of hands, to help in both seasonal and on-going work at Embercombe. Over a weekend of working on the land, cooking, eating and sharing, we create a community of people who nourish the place and each other.

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

Speaking Out – November 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Speaking Out - November 2017
    7th November 2017 - 9th November 2017
    6:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Facilitators Mac Macartney and Kanada Gorla

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

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The Journey – November 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Journey November 2017
    12th November 2017 - 17th November 2017
    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

Embercombe Experience Weekend November 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Embercombe Experience Weekend
    17th November 2017 - 19th November 2017
    6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At our Embercombe Experience Weekends we gratefully welcome everyone who would like to come along and volunteer their enthusiasm, expertise, or simply just a willing pair of hands, to help in both seasonal and on-going work at Embercombe. Over a weekend of working on the land, cooking, eating and sharing, we create a community of people who nourish the place and each other.

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.

Embercombe Experience Weekend December 2017

In by Laura Marshall


  • Embercombe Experience Weekend
    8th December 2017 - 10th December 2017
    6:00 pm - 4:00 pm

At our Embercombe Experience Weekends we gratefully welcome everyone who would like to come along and volunteer their enthusiasm, expertise, or simply just a willing pair of hands, to help in both seasonal and on-going work at Embercombe. Over a weekend of working on the land, cooking, eating and sharing, we create a community of people who nourish the place and each other.

Booking Terms and Conditions

1.       The course fee includes all tuition, accommodation and meals.

2.       To book your place full payment is required, an initial deposit can be placed on negotiation with the bookings administrator in which case payment in full will be required 2 weeks before the programme commencement.

3.       If you wish to cancel more than 2 weeks before the start of the programme 75% of your fee will be refunded (if you have only made a partial payment then equivalent of 25% of the full fee will be retained).  Later cancellations will incur the whole fee.  If the finances of the programme allows we are happy to transfer your place to another date on just one occasion.

4.       Any travel, or other arrangements, made for your participation on the course are entirely made at your own risk.

5.       You are responsible for transfer fees and bank administration fees. Please check the amount of these fees with your bank at the point of transfer and add any transfer fees that might be incurred with your payment.

6.       Course cancellations are rare, but if Embercombe has to cancel a course, all fees paid will be refunded (unless you choose to accept any substitute we may offer), but no liability can be accepted for any consequential losses you might incur.

7.       You are advised to insure yourself against any losses due to either you having to cancel your place, or the course being cancelled.

8.       Embercombe reserves the right to make changes to the advertised facilitators and programme as necessary.

9.       Unless we have been notified explicitly of any dietary, or other requirements at the time of booking and have agreed to them, we cannot guarantee that they will be met.

10.   Embercombe reserves the right to reject an application without explanation.

11.   Embercombe reserves the right to require a participant to leave during a course if her, or his, continuing attendance is not in the best interests of the other participants or the community.

12.   UK Immigration Law – On the 1st April 2009 changes to the UK’s Immigration Law came into effect. The changes affect people from outside the European Economic Area and Switzerland entering the UK to study. Please ensure that you have a legitimate right of entry into the UK.