You cannot be happy in life, unless you are tuned into yourself, your goals and understand how to share them with the world.
Elaine and June will guide you through a transformative weekend which will enable you to get back in touch with yourself and provide you with clarity on where you want your life to go.
When? 21st, 22nd, 23rd September
Join us in an intimate group to celebrate what you loved about 2019 and let go of what you didn’t, before re-aligning, setting bold intentions for 2020 and stepping toward on abundant and joyful 2020.
3rd, 4th January
I’m a property developer, Chartered Landscape Architect, international equestrian, leadership trainer and personal development coach and I am blessed to live in the most beautiful, spiritual and uplifting place – Ballygraffan.
I am probably best known for my development in 2006 of a city centre car park into the 132 bedroom Fitzwilliam Hotel Belfast which I then ran for 8 years before selling in 2015.
Even before then, I had been focussed on personal development and the process of following your passion and intuition rather than doing what others expect.
This led me to study in the US for a year to become a Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach. I had the honour of being selected to be mentored for a further year by New York Times best selling author, Christy Whitman. I even shared a stage with Lisa Nichols, (The Secret) Lisa Sassevich and Bob Doyle (The Secret) at one or Christy’s live events.
As a result, I am registered with the International Coaching Federation – the gold star accreditation for coaching. I am also a Creating Money certified coach and have completed Reiki level 2 and am a certified QiGong FlowForm instructor.
Horses are my favourite thing. I have ridden for Ireland in international equestrian competitions over 60 times. When I discovered that I could combine horses with coaching in a unique and powerful way, I immediately set about obtaining full certification to qualify to coach people using horses as a way of removing blocky, highlighting behaviours and providing personal insights and breakthroughs.
Some of my workshops involve working with my team of horses and some don’t. In 2018, I was honoured to be invited to present a TEDx.
Horses have always been a huge part of my life. I have ridden competitively at International level for over 20 years and have over 40 years experience of working with and learning from horses.
Whilst studying in the States, I was amazed to discover that horses were being used for coaching and therapy work. Immediately, I studied and mentored with a Horse Assisted Learning expert in UK and received full accreditation with EAHAE (European Assoc. for Horse Assisted Educators) to practice coaching work with my own horses. I have been doing this incredibly rewarding work ever since for blue chip companies, veterans and individuals.
Have I mentioned that I live in an incredible place?
Well, part of the success in my coaching work I have to credit to the unique environment I work in. Everybody is blown away by the views and the atmosphere here. They slow down and relax as soon as they arrive.
I have realised that it is essential that I allow others to sample the amazing, healing and re-energising properties of Ballygraffan that I love so much and I have converted some of the stables into luxury accommodation and created magical spaces within the landscape to enable this to happen.
Finally, I am bringing together all my career experience and passions my landscape design, hospitality, coaching, energy work, mindfulness and, of course, my horses and home, into one venture.
In addition, I have partnered with my gifted and hugely intuitive friend and businesswoman, Elaine Johnston, to deliver special weekend retreats focusing on mind and body and spirit to provide transformation, healing, fun, connection to the land and nature, connection to other like-minded people and most of all, connection to yourself and your purpose.
You can count on me to be real, authentic and transparent, and to be honest about my mistakes and shortcomings. I’ll share with you about the obstacles I’ve faced in my own life and what I have done and continue to do to transform them.
It’s an opportunity to reboot, recharge and rebalance your whole system.
Time out to tune in.
And so, Retreats at Ballygraffan has been born.
Looking for an excuse to come back.
Great accommodation. Great place.
Thank you for allowing us to stay at your beautiful home. It was the perfect bolthole to explore Co. Down from and so close to the wedding. We’ll be back soon.
This has got to be the most beautiful and relaxing place I have ever been to. I took a deep breath, as you said, every time I looked out over the view. It looked even better from the balcony with a glass of wine!
The whole place is an oasis of calm. I loved Maurice’s stable.
104 Killinchy Road
Comber Co. Down
BT23 5NE, N. Ireland
Tel: (+44) 07711 881577