Want to make great things happen in your life, work and future?
Our retreats are genuinely life changing, truly inspiring and guaranteed to be fun! Every day we help people of all ages to get a business off the ground, to start a new project or do something radically different with their life.
Our techniques give people great ideas and make things happen.
You’ll discover effortless ways to tap into your true potential and achieve your goals.
Visit our Cornish farmhouse for a stimulating break away from your routine.
We are pioneering social entrepreneurs with a track record in business innovation and incubation. We’ve developed simple to use instinctive methods to help us achieve incredible things. At our retreats we share these methods to make it easier for more people to realise their dream ambitions too.
We reinvest our profits to fund free business coaching for local people.
Every Day Retreat
Visit our Cornish farmhouse, soak up the inspiring atmosphere, fill your mind with great ideas.
This is our passive retreat, it’s mostly self-guided as you choose what you do.
We provide a tranquil place, a delicious lunch and our support in the background.
Tailored To You
Add more activities to our everyday retreat.
Book additional one-to-one coaching time, creative thinking and strategic planning sessions or a specialist retreat package.
Or book an introductory coaching session to discuss in confidence what you want to achieve and we will tailor a retreat for you.
Ultimate 7 Day Program
This retreat focuses on truly changing lives.
It is a structured programme full of our ground-breaking methods, fantastic meals and stunning places to visit.
Includes both group and one-to-one coaching, creative thinking sessions, fun workshop activities and lots more!
Run by people your age, find your true potential, overcome fears, gain confidence.
CONNECT WITH NATURE
Immerse yourself in the natural world, the greatest innovator, find real inspiration.
LIVE YOUR BUCKET LIST
Write it, plan it, make it happen! Leave here living a life worth living.
CREATIVE THINKING & STRATEGIC PLANNING
Immerse yourselves in creative thinking sessions to plan a specific project.
STAG & HEN RETREAT
The most inspiring time away with your friends and family. Celebrate a great future.
BE MORE SELF RELIANT
Develop your independence to be more resilient and ready for challenges.
Feed your mind and body with the most positive weekend at our retreat!
TAILORED BUSINESS RETREAT
Want to solve a particular issue in your business? We can fit your requirements.
STUCK IN A RUT?
We will unstick you and help you make up for the time you have lost!
FOR BUSINESS PARTNERS
For couples and friends who work together, a break away to improve your partnership.
PROBLEMS TO SOLUTIONS
What seems a difficult situation now, can be turned into a great solution with help.
TAILORED GROUP RETREAT
A bespoke solution to suit your group, to create a truly inspiring day for you.
START YOUR BUSINESS
Share our experience of incubating hundreds of micro ventures to avoid pitfalls!
BOOST YOUR TEAM
Put office politics in the past, have fun, collaborate, find common goals.
STAY FOR A MONTH
Feel you need longer than a few days with us? Rent our self catering flat.
CREATE A SUSTAINABLE & SOCIAL ENTERPRISE
Learn how to create a successful venture that benefits people and the planet!
You can book one-to-one coaching sessions with us by clicking on any of our services below to find out more information and book online.
If you are attending our everyday retreat you can add these additional services to tailor your retreat day or book an introductory coaching session and we will suggest a tailored retreat schedule to fit your requirements.
Inspiring People & Organisations
Our creative thinking skills and innovative coaching methods give people a fresh perspective, new ideas and a confidence boost.
We are hired by successful entrepreneurs and major organisations to make great change happen in their business, especially during growth, mergers or acquisitions.
Ideally we like clients to visit our retreat in Cornwall for coaching in this inspiring place or we can do these sessions by phone or video conference. For our contracted clients we work remotely as part of your team, solving issues that would disrupt your progress.
The income from our corporate work enables us to deliver social enterprise activities that involve our local community in Cornwall, one of the most economically deprived areas in Europe. By working with us to change your business, you will be helping us do more to benefit local people.
We listen to your people and help them find creative ways of solving problems that will reduce their workplace stress.
We boost your team morale, identify where your company can improve efficiency then support your people to make this happen.
We take your CSR policy beyond a box ticking exercise and we walk the talk – look at what we achieve with our own social impact!
Benefits To Your People
Ignite Great Ideas
Our coaching sessions and workshop events help people to rely on their good instincts and think laterally.
Benefits To Your Company
We have a wealth of experience in creating solutions that are innovative and ground breaking for large organisations.
Corporate Social Responsibility Benefits
As sustainable business and social entrepreneurs we share our expertise to help you implement policies that make a real and positive impact.
The underlying theme of all our coaching activities is to have fun while making great change happen.
Long Term Support
We can run a single event to make a short term difference to your organisation. The greatest impact will happen if we can work together to achieve lasting change.
By buying our services you are already making great change happen. The profit from our corporate activities funds our social enterprise activities in Cornwall – one of the most economically deprived areas in Europe.
Trudy Thompson and Josh Taylor are the pioneering social entrepreneurs who created the Entrepreneurs Retreat.
Alongside other leading experts they deliver innovative coaching that influences great change to happen.
- They focus on providing coaching and business incubator events that genuinely help business owners and people who want to change their life.
- Their business partnership has influenced thousands of people to make a difference to their life and supported hundreds of micro ventures to start and grow around the world.
- In 2013 their mentoring services were recognised by the government’s Start Up Loan company with an award for the best quality of delivery of their mentoring services.
- In 2014 they moved their retreats business to a 15th century farm in Cornwall to create an inspiring venue for enterprising people to access their groundbreaking coaching techniques.
Trudy Thompson – The Entrepreneurs Retreat evolved from Trudy’s real experiences of making great things happen as a social entrepreneur, business mentor and incubator of hundreds of businesses. Trudy is a serial entrepreneur and founder of a diverse range of ventures, from a career in motorsport to pioneering eco building developments. In 2001 her passion for nature and sustainable innovation prompted her to create the social enterprise Bricks and Bread, a business incubator hub for enterprising people.
Josh Taylor – For a 25 year old Josh has achieved a great deal in a very short space of time! Through his blog at www.joshingtalk.com and the videos he makes, Josh creates inspiring projects from combining science, technology and creativity. Josh’s projects have included sending a weather balloon with a video camera to a height of 118,000ft and filming the curvature of the Earth for under £200. He then created art in Space and for his latest project he was challenged by Sir Richard Branson to see how far under the Ocean he can explore. The underlying theme of his work is to demonstrate that anyone can achieve ambitious goals regardless of money, any qualifications or experience and blogs about this for The Huffington Post.
Hire Us To Talk At Or Run Your Workshop Events
Trudy and Josh are confident public speakers, you can book them to give a keynote speech or to share their methods in workshop activities at your venue. Make a booking enquiry here.
The Entrepreneurs Retreat is based at our 15th Century Grade 2 listed farmhouse. We have created a tranquil space with lots to spark your imagination. We help a lot of people overcome major obstacles in their lives but the atmosphere here is not very serious, we have a lot of fun in our work and there is always plenty of laughter in the house!
We offer day and residential retreats, we have limited rooms available at our farmhouse so the first to book will be allocated our rooms, but we have some fantastic bed & breakfasts, hotels and self catering accommodation locally that we can highly recommend to you.
The house sits in its own grounds in the friendly village of Tywardreath, in South Cornwall. We have a great local pub in walking distance which also has a fantastic bistro with top quality gastro pub food. We are near The Eden Project and Lost Gardens of Heligan, stunning beaches and in beautiful countryside. On the farm we grow our own produce and it is really important to us that we live as sustainably as possible, the house has four wood burning stoves, solar panels, wind turbines and even a waterwheel that can power the lights.
The land here is managed to benefit biodiversity, we don’t use harmful chemicals and because of this we have a lot of wildlife living here too. We have chickens who provide us with delicious eggs and lots of entertainment – if you spend time here you will no doubt find them as fascinating and amusing as we do! We live with 2 dogs and 3 cats, who are happy to stay out of the way if you’re not keen on them, but they love a cuddle and find coaching sessions very interesting if you don’t mind them taking part.
Our address is: Newhouse Farm, Priory Lane, Tywardreath, Cornwall, PL24 2QF
It is easy to get here by car or public transport. We are a 15 minute drive from the A30 or a 5 minute walk away from Par train station (direct line from London Paddington) and if you want to fly here, Flybe operate low cost flights from around the UK to Newquay Airport, which is a 30 minute drive from here.