A Leadership Retreat to Recharge, Reconnect, and Rise

Unearth Hidden Confidence, Reignite Your Drive: Elevate Your Leadership and Business Acumen Amidst Italy's Untouched Splendour
Rome |  Fri 27 Sept - Sat 5 Oct 2024 



Feeling swamped by the daily grind of your business? If you're at the point where growth feels out of reach despite your success, it's time for a change.  Imagine gaining the skills and mindset to navigate business challenges with ease, rediscover your passion, and boost profits—all with less stress and more joy.

Join us in Italy to transform your approach to business and life, where clarity and purpose redefine your every day. This isn't just a retreat; it's a commitment to personal growth and honing the business skills needed to transition from being a business owner to a confident CEO.

This retreat is for you if you want to...

  • Catch Your Breath: Step away from the non-stop hustle to focus on what truly matters. It's time to slow down and reflect on the paths that will propel your business and personal growth forward.
  • Find Your Pause: This retreat offers the perfect setting to recalibrate and rediscover your passions and goals.
  • Work Smarter: Embrace new perspectives to work smarter, not harder, setting the stage to witness the flourishing of your efforts.
  • Embrace La Dolce Vita: Experience the Italian way of life where success intertwines beautifully with the joy of living. 
  • Reset and Connect: Watch as this reset revitalises you, your business, your relationships and health. Immerse in an environment that fosters deep connections with like-minded visionaries, enriching your network and your soul.

Reset your life and watch the ripple effect enhance your relationships, your business, and your health. Make the leap from business owner to a visionary leader and celebrate this transformation amidst Italy's inspiring beauty.

A Personal Journey to Transformation


25 May - 2 June 2024


Spaces for this exclusive retreat are limited. To ensure personalised coaching and an intimate experience, we’ve capped the number of attendees. This is your chance to be guided by a Forbes Coaches Council coach, in the heart of Italy.

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If you’ve ever felt like you’ve created a high-paying job for yourself rather than a thriving asset, it's time to escape that cycle. This retreat is about finding freedom from stress and regaining control over your life and business.

Many entrepreneurs start with passion, but as the business grows, overwhelming stress and management demands can take over, leaving little time for what you love.

Managing a team? It can be daunting, and for some, a dreaded aspect of business growth.

But let’s be clear: our retreat isn’t a quick fix for those not willing to invest the effort.

It’s crafted for women like you, ready to dive deep, take significant action, and embrace both growth and fulfilment.

This retreat is for the seriously committed, those who value hard work as much as they do play and relaxation.

And of course, a sense of adventure is a must – after all, we’re in Italy!

Expect to work hard, but also to indulge in the delights of Rome, from exploring ancient ruins to savoring exquisite wines at an award-winning vineyard, and unwinding in one of the most stunning Roman spas.

This isn't just a retreat; it’s a transformative experience, a slice of heaven on earth. Are you ready to join us?

Meet Angela Sedran

A Trailblazer in Women’s Business Empowerment

Angela Sedran isn't just a name, she’s a force in the world of entrepreneurship and women’s wealth advocacy. As the visionary Founder of The Business Growth Accelerator, Angela stands at the forefront of empowering women in business. Honoured as a LinkedIn Top Voice in Strategy and a co-author of the Amazon global bestseller "Voices of Influence," her impact resonates globally.

With her remarkable blend of senior strategy expertise and executive coaching acumen, she has dedicated herself to shaping a premier coaching and consulting enterprise.

Angela’s mission? To empower a million women globally by 2030 to achieve financial freedom. A member of the Forbes Coaches Council and an executive contributor to Brainz magazine, her insights are sought after by leaders worldwide.

Holding an MBA and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the International Coaching Association, Angela is not just a strategist; she’s a mentor who has equipped thousands with the tools and tactics to prosper. Her approach isn’t just about profit; it’s about potential – unlocking yours to its fullest.

Join Angela and her team in Italy for an experience that promises more than growth – it offers transformation. This is more than a retreat; it’s your gateway to a future defined by success, led by one of the most influential figures in business coaching.

Embark on this journey with Angela – it’s not just a decision. It’s a leap towards the extraordinary.

One of the Best Decisions You'll Ever Make...


Joining this retreat is more than an investment in your own growth; it's a commitment to making a difference. For every attendee, we pledge to extend the circle of empowerment far beyond Italy's borders.

  • For each of you, we will sponsor an entire year of education for a girl in Cambodia, opening doors to new possibilities and futures.
  • Additionally, we're committed to providing a year of healthcare and education to a woman in CĂ´te d'Ivoire, supporting her journey towards health and knowledge.

By choosing to be part of this transformative experience, you're not just elevating your own leadership journey — you're lifting others with you. This is your chance to grow, lead, and impact lives globally.

Step forward, make the leap. Your decision to join us is a step towards changing the world.

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Unlock Your Potential: What Awaits You in This Transformative Getaway

  • Revitalised Focus: Gain clarity on your business and personal goals, stepping away from daily distractions to see the bigger picture.

  • Enhanced Wellbeing: Experience a holistic rejuvenation – mentally, physically, and emotionally – through mindful practices and serene surroundings.

  • Strategic Networking: Connect with a community of like-minded leaders, fostering relationships that go beyond professional boundaries.

  • Rediscover your Mojo: Learn the art of balancing professional ambitions with personal contentment, embodying the essence of 'la dolce vita'.

  • Renewed Motivation: Return with a rejuvenated spirit and a renewed sense of purpose, ready to take on challenges with newfound energy.

  • Actionable Strategies: Equip yourself with practical tools and strategies to elevate your business and personal life.

  • Personal Growth: Engage in self-reflection and development, paving the way for transformational growth as a leader and individual.

  • Lasting Impact: Witness the ripple effect of the retreat's benefits on your relationships, business, and overall lifestyle.

  • Sharpened Focus: Craft laser-focused goals and an actionable execution plan using our Growth Accelerator Model.
  • Enhanced Leadership Skills: Develop and refine your leadership capabilities, understanding how to bring out the best in others using our Ascension Leadership and Behavioural Styles Models.
  • Holistic Transformation: Prepare for new opportunities with a renewed sense of purpose and vision.
  • Overcoming Limiting Beliefs: Tackle roadblocks with newfound confidence and strategies.
  • Cultural Immersion: Immerse yourself in the rich Italian culture and history, gaining fresh perspectives and inspiration.
This isn’t just a retreat; it’s a launchpad for the next exhilarating chapter of your life and career.

The Programme

Transform | Empower | Inspire | Ascend



Arrival & Renaissance Reset

  • Transfer from Rome airport or Stazione Termini to the serene countryside retreat.
  • Welcome session to set intentions, introduce the Ascension Leadership principles, and discuss the power of scorecarding for personal and professional growth.
  • Schedule your private one-on-one coaching session to identify personal benchmarks.
  • Evening of relaxation with Aperitivo and an authentic Italian dinner to foster connections.

Visioning & Relationship Versatility

  • Begin with a morning visioning workshop to articulate and visualise professional and personal aspirations. Dive into creating a leadership vision board that aligns with core values and desired future states.
  • After lunch, transition to an immersive introduction to Social Styles. Explore the four distinct styles and engage in activities to identify your own style and recognise others. Understand the profound benefits of Relationship Versatility in fostering effective communication, enhancing team dynamics, and boosting influence without authority.
  • Wrap up the day with an evening excursion to Castel Gandolfo. Here, reflect on the day's learnings over dinner, discussing how a deeper understanding of Social Styles can be applied to real-life scenarios to achieve your leadership vision.

The Growth Accelerator Blueprint

  • Introduction to the Growth Accelerator System™, tailored to women leaders, focusing on strategic business growth and personal mastery.
  • Together we’ll hash out the goals that will transform your business’s future. There will be some tough decision, but we’ll guide and coach you through the process.
  • A cornerstone of Italian life is good food and wine. Lunch will be at one of the area’s beautiful wineries that have been supplying the Eternal City with wine since the days of the Roman Empire, followed by a tour.
  • We’ll return to our goal development this afternoon before taking some time to rest.
  • Dinner will be a light meal in the gardens under the stars. If we're lucky, we might even see a shooting stars that you can wish upon.

Cultural Immersion and Reflection

  • A day in Rome with a renowned guide, absorbing history and gathering fresh perspectives to fuel creativity and innovation.  
  • Free evening to explore Rome’s vibrant culture, with recommendations for introspective journaling at iconic spots.

Mindset Mastery and Breakthroughs

  • Deep dive into what's getting in your way to achieving the life you want. We’ll dive into biases, limiting beliefs and thinking styles.
  • The day is designed to increase self-awareness, build confidence, and address biases that impact your leadership effectiveness.
  • Dinner and an evening discussion under the stars to share breakthroughs and insights.

Winning Mindset Workshop and Roman Spa

  • Start the morning with a dynamic workshop aimed at dismantling the Imposter Syndrome. Engage in exercises designed to identify and challenge self-doubt, reinforce your authentic achievements, and anchor your true value as a leader.
  • Continue the theme of personal empowerment by establishing techniques for lasting mindset change, ensuring participants are equipped to sustain their newfound confidence post-retreat.
  • Transition to an afternoon of serenity at QC Terme Roman Spa, integrating mindfulness practices amidst the healing waters to solidify the morning’s work on self-belief and to relax the body and mind.
  • Conclude with the "Aperiterme" experience, a time for casual reflection and connection with fellow leaders, sharing insights and supporting each other’s journey to a stronger self-image and a winning mindset.

Inspiration at The Vatican

  • Guided tour of St. Peter's and the Vatican Museums, drawing inspiration from the art and history.
  • Dinner and discussions on integrating the day's experiences into leadership and personal growth.

Action Planning and Celebration

  • Final day focused on turning visions into reality with a roadmap using the Growth Accelerator System.
  • Workshop to create a detailed action plan for each goal.
  • Italian celebratory dinner to honour achievements and progress, envisioning future successes.
  • Finish the evening with a toast to your next chapter...

Farewell and New Beginnings

  • Farewells and transfers to the airport or Stazione Termini, with an option to extend the journey to Amalfi and Sorrento.

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Welcome to the Villa Tuscolana

 Where Timeless Elegance Meets Modern Luxury

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Built in 1578 and perched gracefully on the slopes of Mount Tuscolo, one of Rome's legendary seven hills, this regal 16th-century villa whispers tales of antiquity and grandeur. The Villa Tuscolana, built over the residence of ancient Roman Marcus Tullius Cicero, has been the jewel in the crown of Europe's elite.

From the aristocratic Rufini family to the noble lines of Prince Lucien Savoy and King Victor Emmanuel, its walls have embraced Italian and French nobility, including  Napoleon Bonaparte. As you step through its grand portals, be prepared to be captivated by the breathtaking views of Rome and the Vatican City.

The outdoor pool, nestled amidst the manicured gardens, invites you to immerse yourself in tranquility, while the gaze of history watches over you.

Indulge in a symphony of relaxation at the Lympha Spa, where modern luxury meets ancient tradition.

Unwind in the hot tub, rejuvenate in the sauna or bask in the solarium. Embrace serenity in the hamman, or surrender to the soothing hands of expert masseuses. The indoor pool, built within natural grottos harking back to Roman times, offers an oasis of peace.

The Renaissance in Rome Retreat is more than just a stay; it's a journey through time, a celebration of history, luxury, and the untouched splendour of Italy. Unearth hidden confidence and reignite your drive as you elevate your leadership and business acumen in an environment that has inspired leaders for centuries.

We Chose this Enchanting Villa for Three Key Reasons...

1.  A Sanctuary for Self-Reflection

In this tranquil retreat, you're more than a role or title. Here, you’re simply you.

It’s a rare chance to unplug from the myriad roles you play daily and focus solely on yourself.

For many business owners, stepping back to truly assess their business is a luxury seldom afforded. This retreat provides that luxury.

It’s a space where you can ponder, plan, and envision the future of your business and personal life, free from everyday distractions.

2.  Embracing Authenticity in Serenity

Our idyllic hideaway is the perfect setting to slow down, recharge, and reconnect with your authentic self.

Surrounded by tranquility, it’s a place where you can refill your lamp with oil, allowing your light to shine brighter than ever.

Our peaceful retreat, with its stunning gardens and amenities provides the calm needed for genuine self-discovery and grounding.

3.  Living the Italian Dream

This retreat is more than just a getaway; it’s an immersion into the Italian way of life. The estate is your elegant, inviting home away from home.

Here, we'll share incredible experiences and forge unforgettable memories.

There will also be moments for you to enjoy peaceful solitude, reconnecting with your inner voice amidst Italy's enchanting landscape.


The Renaissance in Rome Retreat is more than just a stay; it's a journey through time, a celebration of history, luxury, and the untouched splendour of Italy. 

Join us at Villa Tuscolana, where every moment is a brushstroke on the canvas of your personal and professional renaissance.
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The best tax-deductible investment you'll make

  • Seamless Transfers: Begin and end your journey with ease, with airport/Stazione Termini transfers to our countryside estate.
  • 8 Nights of Transformation: Stay in elegant in a stunning 16th-century villa, nestled amongst manicured gardens. Here, intensive coaching, invaluable networking, and collaboration await to support your vision and goals.
  • Exclusive Excursions: All transfers included for our trip to QC Terme, a day in Rome, and a visit to a historic winery in Castelli Romani.
  • Luxurious Spa Experience: Aside from the Villa's spa, you will also indulge in the opulence of QC Terme, complete with “aperiterme” – a selection of wines, prosecco, and a light, healthy meal.
  • Historic Wine Tour: Savour the flavours of Rome with a tour and lunch at a renowned winery, a purveyor of fine wines for over two millennia.
  • Authentic Italian Dining: Enjoy farm-to-table meals with 8 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 7 dinners, featuring estate-grown produce, olive oils, and wines.
  • Celebratory Closing Feast: Our final evening’s "Come as You Be" party is a celebration of your future successes.
  • Strategic Business Training: Gain tools and training to elevate your business strategy to new heights.
  • Visionary Planning: Craft a compelling new vision with a Scorecard action plan ready for immediate implementation.
  • Post-Retreat Support: A one-on-one accountability call ensures your continued progress after the retreat.
  • Extended Exploration Options: Benefit from group discounts on local excursions, curated by our English-speaking Italian partners.
  • Continued Community Support: Stay connected and supported through our exclusive private Facebook group, cheering you on as you achieve your goals.

An Unparalleled Event for Seasoned Businesswomen


This retreat is a one-of-a-kind experience, unmatched in its offering and depth. However, it’s tailored specifically for those who have moved beyond the initial stages of their business journey. This ADVANCED workshop is for you if:

  • Experienced Entrepreneur: You’re beyond the start-up phase, with your business generating revenues over $300,000 annually or have been operating for more than three years.  This event is also about networking so we're very strict about having the right women come together.
  • Confident Visionary: You have unwavering confidence in yourself and the viability of your business ideas.
  • Engaged Thought Leader: You're eager to engage in elevated discussions with fellow leaders, preferring collaborative thought exchange over traditional learning.
  • Committed Doer: You’re ready to actively think, engage, and 'do the work' required for tangible growth and development.
  • Ready to Invest: You’re in a position, both financially and emotionally, to invest in your personal and professional growth.
  • Open and Receptive: You welcome new ideas, diverse perspectives, and are open to the possibilities of reinvention in both your business and personal worldview.

If these resonate with you, then prepare to join a select group of leaders on a transformative journey that promises to redefine both your business and life.

Invest in a Future of Unbounded Possibilities

Fri 27 Sept - Sat 5 Oct


Embrace this opportunity for an intimate and authentic Italian experience that goes beyond the ordinary. This retreat is not just a getaway; it’s a pivotal investment in your personal and professional future.

Are you ready to step into a journey of transformation and growth?

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Your Next Step to Transformation Awaits

If you're still with us, it's clear that this event resonates with what you and your business need. Remember, this is an exclusive retreat with limited seats, and they're expected to fill quickly.

Italy is my second home, and there’s nothing I love more than sharing its hidden gems and wonders with you.

See you in Italy - ci vediamo presto!

Angela xox

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