Do you long for TANGIBLE support to slow down, pause and reconnect? 

♥ to regain a sense of self – for your sanity & peace of mind
♥ to see things from a different perspective as you face what’s ahead
♥ to disconnect & take some quiet time to find the answers
♥ to have someone to hold you to your own promise and gift this to yourself
♥ to have real support to guide your retreat process. Kate really understands what a retreat entails
♥ but loathe the idea of group work right now and you are sick of being online virtually with groups
♥ and you are stuck at home and can’t go anywhere right now

Kate’s bespoke retreats are all personally created for you 1:1 from ANYWHERE in the world!
If you could honestly commit to fulfilling a retreat on your own, you probably would have done it already, right?

Aah the enticing lure of a retreat away from it all

♥ It’s tough to step away (aka escape) from work/family/kids
♥ Your obligations and to-do list are piled high
♥ You’ve no idea how to carve out intentional time for yourself
♥ You’re probably irritated, stressed and exhausted


♥ Book your preferred dates / join specific weekends for fixed price
♥ Initial Strategy Session to prepare for your Retreat
♥ Personal 1:1 support while ON your retreat.
♥ 3 sessions and WhatsApp support
♥ Tailor-made exercises, rituals, processes created especially for you to enhance your retreat
♥ Post Retreat session to Integrate all your insights

Sound perfect?

I LOVE to hold space and support you to intentionally reflect. By curating the right processes for you to feel proud and to fulfill your promise/intention on your retreat



12-14th August
26-28th August
9-11th September 

Friday noon (GMT) – Sunday 6pm (GMT)

2.5 days to pause, reflect and reconnect 

£995 investment when joining these dates

I have a limited number of clients who retreat over the same weekend at the same time, even though your retreat is individual, private, and personalized just for YOU. Zero group interaction. There is something wonderful knowing others are also holding themselves to their retreat intention at the same time energetically. APPLY via


Coaching Retreat as FEATURED in The Guardian UK 2021:  GUARDIAN ARTICLE HERE 
This is a private, tailored retreat experience for anyone about to make some bold moves or decisions. It pivots on three, hour-long private live online coaching sessions with a lifestyle coach, author and speaker Kate Emmerson, who is also on hand throughout the weekend for additional support as needed, and features bespoke exercises, processes, rituals and questions to ponder for the rest of your time. Fun, light-hearted and full of vigour and life, South-African born Kate is an ideal person to help you identify your next step forward.
Session one will focus on strategy to set your intention and prepare your retreat blueprint
Session two will focus on supporting you while you are on your retreat
Session three will offer quiet time to help you reflect on and integrate your insights.

Kate caps the number of participants she works with simultaneously to 4 individuals at any given time to ensure YOU have personalised attention all weekend. There is NO group work at all, yet there is something wonderful in knowing others are doing similar intentional retreat work at the same time as you for tapping into that collective consciousness.


I’d never been on retreat before, so had a mixture of nerves and excitement about the Cutting the Threads That Bind retreat. The few days at Kate’s Iona Retreat Space (flat) were powerful. She worked with my goal and energy levels and created a memorable and moving experience.

As an over-worked CEO, looking ahead to a new chapter (professionally and personally), the retreat gave me space, stillness and a deep calm to reflect, release and feel clarity moving forward. I’m truly glad I did this and would highly recommend it to other women.


I accepted the challenge of Kate’s Private Working Retreat in Oct ’20. I had little commitment except a deep desire to have some quiet time and with 2020 working out the way it has, there was no break envisioned, so I joined Kate’s invitation to retreat.

I was skeptical but decided to give it my all, ready to accept that the retreat during a working week would never work.

Utterly surprised I managed to carve out some time on Sunday, pretty easy even after looking after my aging father, Sunday was a breeze but once the working week started, it was a different story. Monday came and went and my irritation levels grew exponentially. On Tuesday Kate sent a gentle reminder that the universe would push endless needs onto me and that broke me, my frustration levels of not having the authority in my own life to take some time out in my own business for myself truly upset me.

By Wednesday I forced time away from the office and told everyone to manage without me, fully expecting the company to spiral into total chaos. By Friday I took the day off. The time I carved out for myself, no social media, no TV, no calls, no WhatsApp during the week it transformed my ego and the thought that all would fall apart without me.

It’s been 2 weeks since my retreat and now I still have time between 7 pm and 10 pm to myself, the habit hooked into my flesh and took root like a fisherman’s barb, I take Friday afternoons off and additional time during the week.

My staff are more empowered without me managing them, the office has a sense of calm and sales are increasing, not because of me but because they know I  have entrusted them. I was the greatest skeptic, now I’m the foremost advocate for Kate’s Working Retreat!

If you don’t believe you can do this, or you don’t think you need it, you are an ideal candidate, YOU NEED TO JUST DO IT! It will change your life. Thank you, Kate, thank you for forever changing my life and outlook.

Brett Mark Preston
CEO Mirari Group of Companies
Disruption and Power Strategist to CEOs


I think many people were looking forward to leaving 2020 behind. After a very traumatic year, I was certainly hoping for a peaceful and quiet start to 2021. I wanted to start the new year with a fresh perspective and a revitalized purpose.

Under normal circumstances, I would have opted for a wellness retreat away from home, probably in the bushveld somewhere. Spending time in nature always feeds my heart and soul; and brings so much joy into my life. Since this was definitely not a viable option, I chatted to Kate and she suggested I join one of her virtual retreats.

I was so excited! I did not have to pack any bags or make alternative arrangements for my children. Instead, all I had to do was clear my diary – allowing four hours per day for seven days to myself. This is a commitment in itself, and one in which Kate supports you every step of the way.

My journey with Kate during this week guided me to re-discover my essence, reclaim my gifts and prioritise the areas of my life that I wanted to focus on. Kate channeled my thinking with exercises and writings that awakened my inner self. She encouraged and supported me, so I never felt alone on this journey and she inspired me to trust and believe in my inner voice again.

Thank you, Kate, for helping me get back on my purpose and gently steering me in the right direction. It is wonderful to know that my life and purpose is again aligned, and I am starting the year with a clear path where I feel inflow.

Kim Potgieter
Life Planning Director at Chartered Wealth Solutions, Retirement Coach, Professional Certified Coach (ICF), New Money Story® Mentor Coach and Dare to Lead™ Facilitator


I started the year feeling a deep need to make significant changes to my career and business. I also felt completely overwhelmed by the prospect. Kate created a bespoke retreat for me, tailored to my complex life as company director, artist, mother and partner. She enabled me to find the courage to step out of my life and reconnect with myself and my sense of purpose in a way I cannot imagine I could have done alone. With her intuitive wisdom and powerful understanding of coaching personal change, life and business strategies she guided my steps. I felt supported and yet held accountable for honoring myself and my goals. What a gift! I feel realigned and focused. If you need to centre your life and harness your energy and potential, I cannot recommend Kate’s Retreat highly enough!


Kate is very intuitive and has a well-balanced discipline to support one on the retreat. I did an online retreat with Kate and I felt her personal attention and care while she was putting together beautiful content for me that guided me on a journey of discovery. She held an energetic safe space with just the right amount of support and input to inspire me to work on myself.

She prepared me in detail beforehand, to the point of ‘do shopping,’ etc. She guided me through the weekend with strong but gentle support. She listened and remembered all I said. It was a profound experience.
During one of the last exercises, I had a huge epiphany, an insight that is life-changing.
If you are ready to focus and work with Kate and her beautiful content, you can be sure to have results at the end of a bespoke retreat.
Thank you Kate for your wisdom and generosity. Your work made a difference in my life… again! 🙏

Did you read my personal account and insights from my own transformational Retreat 
Iona – Honouring the Call of Closure?

There are two forms of courage in this world. One that demands we jump into action with our armor on. The other demands that we strip ourselves bare-naked and surrender. Bravery is a curious thing. Jeff Brown

“It is a transformative experience to simply pause instead of immediately filling up space.
Pema Chodron”