The Reflect & Refocus Workshop
An Insightful Exploration for Women in Enterprising Families
Join us for an enlightening gathering designed by women for women in enterprising families, and experience community in the deepest sense. You are invited—ideally but not exclusively as a pair from the same family—to retreat and connect for a rejuvenating and empowering exchange.
Over the course of these two days, indulge in a little reflection and refocusing (R&R) with like-minded women who play similar roles in their enterprising families. Together, we’ll step back, take a look at, and explore some of the most relevant issues faced by you and other women in your family. United, our power and potential are limitless.
The Women in Enterprising Families initiative is founded and supported by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation in partnership with Business Families Foundation and others.
Our Lives: Challenges and Consequences
Both burdened and blessed with many important and complex roles, women in enterprising families are constantly juggling time and relationships. Gain perspective and share insights on how to better balance family and business, manage expectations of others, and place a greater value on “the self”. Grow in pride, confidence and self-esteem. Diminish guilt in respect to the uncontrollable. Achieve a more satisfying balance. You can indeed do it all, just not all at once.
The Light We Bring to the 21st Century
Gain insight into the ways you enlighten the world by simply being yourself.
The Light You Bring to the 21st Century
Reflect on the many roles you play.
You’re Not Alone
Understand the state of affairs for being a women in the 21st century.
Crystal and Rubber Balls
Take a step back and consider what matters most to you.
Skills and Tools for Leading our Lives Beautifully
As our environment shapes us, we in turn must feel empowered to shape our world. Recognize what you can and cannot change (and why that’s okay), and discover where it is most worthwhile to apply your energy to create positive change. Understand how your environment underlines or undermines your empowerment, and how to make those positive changes for you, your family, and the community to which you belong. You are more powerful than you think.
Presence and Giving Quality Attention
Discover what it would mean to work sequentially rather than simultaneously
Organize your behaviours, for they are values in action
Learn to find beauty in the most chaotic of times
Reflect on what brings you joy and plan to recreate those moments
Be Gracious to Yourself: Admire and Respect Yourself
We are both teachers and students. This understanding bring us, our families and our businesses to a better place. Explore how coaching, learning and sharing are the basis for personal development. It is only through the allotting of specific time to prioritizing our own needs above those of others—for moments of personal reflection and development—that we can map out our path towards individual fulfillment, making us stronger contributors within the family and business. Be the best version of ‘you’ that you can be.
Your Playing Small Doesn’t Serve the World
Embrace your strengths and recognize your value
Dare to Dream
Be inspired by your own future
Put a Voice to Your Dream
Articulate your dream and realize the possibilities
Put Legs to Your dream
Turn those inspiring dreams into reality
About the Women in Enterprising Families Initiative
Business Families Foundation’s Women in Enterprising Families Initiative (WEFI) was developed to connect, recognize, and support women involved in family business. This is a platform for shared experiences, learning from one another, and bonding over the joys and struggles that come with our families and our businesses. The WEFI will be offering online education, mentorship programs, as well as events held for its community members.
Join us at this intimate gathering which promises to be an eye and heart opening experience for you and another woman in your enterprising family.
Reserve your spot today, spaces are limited.