Meghan Kirwin, MBA, MSc

Meghan is one of the co-founders of Vitality at Work. Her passion is to support individuals and organizations to realize their full potential through the application of positive psychology.   She has a Master’s in Business Administration specializing in Leadership and Organizational Behaviour. She also has a Masters of Science in Applied Positive Psychology from the University of East London, England.       

Facilitators for the Retreat

The Mindfulness at Work Leadership Retreat is designed for women leaders that are focused on cultivating mindfulness to enhance their experience and effectiveness at work and in life. This retreat will be focused on exploring our Shadow. The content will be grounded in a highly practical and scientifically based approach to understanding mindfulness and the important connection to a thriving life.

Core Learning Areas

What is Mindfulness? We will examine the many facets of mindfulness, the role mindfulness plays in a thriving workplace, and how mindfulness changes the brain. 

Exploring our Shadow Sides:  Our Shadow as defined by Jungian psychology is “everything outside of the light of consciousness”. In simple terms our shadow is our personal “blind spot”.  This could include our less desirable qualities that are difficult to accept or it can point to our ‘golden shadow” which are the strengths we may not recognize in ourselves.   We will explore how these core elements are critical to our role as a leader and how mindfulness is critical to increase our light of awareness to effectively integrate all parts of ourselves. 

Making it Last: We will build an understanding of the importance of rituals for lasting change. The brain science and other important research will be examined, along with the application to work and life.

Desired Outcomes

Participants will leave with clear strategies to cultivate mindfulness and increase self-awareness so that we can avoid the pitfalls of our shadow sides.  The focus is to increase overall wellbeing as a leader with improved engagement, productivity, self-care and overall performance in the workplace.

Who Should Attend? 

Any woman with an interest in mindfulness and self-discovery.  You don’t have to be in a leadership role at a workplace.  We believe that every woman has the capacity to be a leader in any environment whether at work, at home or in the community.

Day 1: Wednesday November 13

2-3:00pm                  Arrival and Check In
3:00-5pm                  Introductions and Orientation
5:30pm                     Dinner
7-9pm                       Exploring Mindfulness through Collage

 Day 2: Thursday Nov 14

7:30 - 8:30am            Mindful Movement
8:30 - 9:30am            Breakfast
9:30 -12:30am           The Role of Bravery in Shadow work and Leadership
12:30 - 1:30pm          Lunch
1:30 - 3:00pm            The Role of Compassion in Shadow work and Leadership
5:30pm                      Dinner
7-9pm                        Embracing our Golden Shadow

 Day 3: Friday Nov 15

7:30 - 8:30am            Mindful Movement
8:30 - 9:30am            Mindful Breakfast
9:30 -11:30am           Inspiration and Self-Care
12 - 1:00pm               Lunch
1:00 -2:00pm             Making it Last
2:00pm                      Depart

 Fee Structure

$995 + HST for double occupancy (cabin shared with a woman attending the workshop (based on availability)
$1,160 + HST for single occupancy (own cabin)

The fee includes all meals, programming and accommodations at the beautiful Sugar Ridge Retreat in Wyebridge Ontario  Please provide your request of room occupancy and we will do our best to accommodate your request (shared or single).  

Fill out section below to register for the program. We will be in touch with more details.

Mindfulness Leadership Retreat

'Exploring the Shadow Side of Leadership':

November  13-15, 2019

Sugar Ridge Retreat Centre, Wyebridge, Ontario 

A Brand of The Kirwin Group

Heidi Smith, RD, BSc.  Registered Dietitian

Heidi is one of the co-founders of Vitality at Work.  She has been consulting for individuals and organizations for over 20 years.  Heidi provides a unique perspective by combing her expertise on nutrition and exercise with her passion for mindfulness, body awareness, self-compassion and creativity.