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THRIVE • Business and Wellness Retreats

THRIVE Retreats

Part Retreat. Part Professional Development. Fully Alive.

The space you need to re-align, re-connect and fully embody the inspirational leader you are. So that you can fully THRIVE, ignite your true communication potential and lead your team and business to greatness.

Upcoming Retreats

Imagine gathering with like-minded professionals from around the world for 4 – 7 days of healing, learning and connection.

Doesn’t that sound amazing?

Step Back and Grow

Communication professionals and business leaders are more successful than ever in the ever-changing, fast-paced world … but we have nowhere to relax and truly let go.

As a result, we’ve lost connection to ourselves, and we’ve lost connection to our soul – which is our LIFE FORCE energy.

No wonder we’re exhausted, burnt out, and struggling to tap into our creativity and vision for what’s next in our businesses and lives.

Deep down, we long to THRIVE again – to squeeze every drop of joy and pleasure out of our days instead of going through the motions, and then wondering, “Where did the time go?”

You can try a thousand different workout plans, meditate, and even go on holidays. But none of these get to the core of what you really need … to reconnect with your senses, reawaken your body and mind, and come home to yourself.

This is the true source of your energy, vitality, and power as a busy professional – and when you tap into it, you’ll be astonished at what becomes possible, not just for you, but the people around you.

There is a retreat just for you, whether it is our four-day THRIVE retreat or our six-day TOTALLY THRIVE retreat. Just choose the location and program that will make you THRIVE just thinking about it.

Our Retreats Are All Based on Three Principles.

Which leads to a more fulfilling balance of work and life with the energy to be personally and professionally successful.

1
You need to take time to unwind, detox and get back in tune with yourself.
2
You can then open yourself up to your leadership and business potential.
3
Make yourself available to others you lead and inspire.

Intense Workshops

The workshop sessions will give you space to listen, and learn, and a whole new world will dawn. Interactive exercises and reflection will create a shift in perspective. You’ll learn new skills and practices to apply in your personal and professional life. Coaching with Serena, Sia and Adrian will help you get clarity – and break through anything that’s keeping you stuck.

Deep Relaxation

There’s a reason we host our retreats in stunning luxury locations. The warmth and beauty of the environment – combined with the transformative nature of the retreat – will allow you to relax deeply and unwind in a way you may never have experienced before.

You’ll also have the option to have massages or many other therapies during your stay.

Daily yoga, meditation or other rituals will also be tailored to your unique body type.

Gourmet Meals

Three gourmet meals per day are included in your investment, as well as snacks.

All food is prepared mindfully with quality ingredients by the staff at the retreat.

We can cater to your dietary needs, provided you let us know in advance.

You will also get a chance to participate in a cooking class or two as food is vital to life force energy.

Why a Retreat?

When busy people relax, they become wise.

When we truly relax and find time for ourselves, we become wise … and a new kind of vision and clarity comes through that we simply don’t have access to in our day-to-day lives. This is about much more than pampering or “self-care.”  To allow the wisdom and clarity that’s already within you to emerge takes:

Enrich
Your Body

Awaken
Your Senses

Enhance
Your Business

Celebrate
Your Achievements

Meet Your Guides

Sia Papageorgiou

Sia Papageorgiou is managing partner at the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence, and co-founder of the Alignment People and Gifted Professionals and Communicators Community.

She's a multi-award-winning strategic communication consultant and trainer on a mission to elevate the value and visibility of communication professionals and help them become trusted, strategic, and in-demand advisors. She’s opinionated about what our profession can achieve and believes communication professionals have the best job in the world. Sia is a certified strategic communication management professional, a Fellow of the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, and past president of the Victorian chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC). She’s also a past board director at IABC Asia-Pacific and is the immediate past chair of the Global Communication Certification Council.
In 2021, IABC Asia-Pacific named her Communicator of the Year and in 2022 she was awarded the prestigious IABC Rae Hamlin Award in recognition of her exemplary service in advocating the Global Standard of the Communication Profession and evangelising the power and possibility or communication.

In 2015, Sia teamed up with Adrian Cropley OAM to build the Centre for Strategic Communication Excellence. She's a long-time advocate for mental health within the communication profession, conducting groundbreaking research about the state of mental wellbeing in the communication profession, in 2021. Having taken part in one of Serena Parry's Queensland retreats, she saw the potential to work with Serena and Adrian to bring the concept to the world of communication and leadership through the launch of global THRIVE retreats.

Adrian Cropley

A past global chair of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), Adrian Cropley is widely recognised as one of the world’s foremost experts in strategic and executive communication.

With a career spanning over 30 years, Adrian has worked with clients worldwide, including Fortune 500 companies, on significant change communication initiatives, internal communication reviews and strategies, professional development programs and executive leadership and coaching. At the IABC he implemented the IABC Career Road Map, kick-started a global ISO certification for the profession and developed the IABC Academy. Adrian pioneered the Melcrum Internal Communication Black Belt program in Asia Pacific and is a sought-after facilitator, speaker and thought leader. He has been a keynote speaker and workshop leader on strategic and change communication at international conferences in Canada, the U.S., Europe, Middle East, Malaysia, Singapore, China, India, Hong Kong, Thailand, New Zealand and Australia. He has received numerous awards including IABC Gold Quill Awards for communication excellence. Adrian is the Chair of the Industry Advisory Group for the RMIT School of Media and Communication, and a Fellow of both the IABC and RSA. In 2018 he was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia for his service to the community and the advancement of the communication profession in Australia.

Adrian is an accredited Ayurvedic lifestyle counsellor and Reiki practitioner and has a passion for cooking. His dream has been to run retreats for professionals to help provide balance in their busy lives while tapping into their full potential as leaders.
Just prior to the global pandemic, he and Sia were planning a retreat in Bali. Postponing their plans was a blessing in disguise because the two then teamed up with Serena Parry to launch the first two THRIVE retreats in 2023.

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Join us on Wednesday June 18 2024, from 5:00 PM AEST | 8:00 AM BST | 9:00 AM CEST for an exclusive 90 min microlearning module.

Following the recent launch of the book “Leading the Listening Organisation,” co-author and co-founder of True Howard Krais, in partnership with the Centre for Strategic Communication, will run a practical workshop on all things listening.

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