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Coaching retreat
The Hero Quest

Design your best life

Retreat in Botswana

‘There is nothing wrong in searching for happiness. But of far more comfort to the soul is something greater than happiness or unhappiness, and that is meaning. Because meaning transfigures all. Once what you are doing has for you meaning, it is irrelevant whether you’re happy or unhappy. You are content – you are not alone in your Spirit – you belong.’ (the San bushmen)

Why a retreat? The answer to that question is simple, to get away from the place that is distracting you to find the answers you need. It is a break from your routines and your daily life. You will just be with you and sometimes with your coach. There is no place to hide or to run to. The great advantage of the retreat is that you are in a place where you can focus on yourself. A place in the middle of nature that supports you in finding the answers, that gives you rest and peace, to just to be you.

How further? What’s next? You are looking back on a nice path that you already have travelled. You have a well-filled ‘backpack’, achieved what you want to achieve. And now? Or do you look back to your life so far and it is not at all what you expected how it should be? Both are serious issues that you have to look at because you are on a standstill, on hold. What would be meaningful* for you to do with your life from now? It is time to have a good look at the content of your backpack. What of it do you need to make the next step or what should be in there to make the next step?

To do so you need a break to figure everything out. A break at our beautiful Phazama Farm in Botswana.

Why coaching?

Coaching is a form of personal guidance where you work together with a coach on a personal goal or problem. Coaching helps you to become more self-aware and to bring out the best in yourself. However, in today’s society we often do not take the time to reflect on ourselves.

Through coaching sessions, you find out what is important for you, how to organize your thoughts, feelings, words and actions so that they are heading in the same direction again.

It is neccesary that you know what you want to achieve in your private and/or business life.  And we all sometimes face a difficult choice we have to make or that we do not know what our next step should be.

A coach makes you aware of your routines and helps you to break through them, so that the desired change can take place. Making choices becomes easier if you find out with a coach what is really important to you. A coach can also make you aware of your core values ​​and can show you how you use them to make decisions

The coach is not going to achieve your goals for you but can help you determine and achieve your goals yourself. If those goals are not (yet) achievable, the coach can also help you to change your attitude to that goal, so that you can deal with it better. A personal coach is therefore not much different than a sports coach.


How do you choose the coach that suits you? Trust in your coach is essential for the coaching process. That is why the coaching starts with a free intake (online) of approximately 30 minutes. During the intake, the most suitable course is determined in consultation and we agree on whether we want to continue together. After the agreement a second online meeting will take place to discuss the preparation of your trip and the coaching sessions.

After the first intake a contract will made and sighed by both parties.

What will you get?

Every day one or two sessions of coaching and exercises customized to challenge the area you want to work on will be provided. All of this will take place at our farm at the border of the Okavango Delta surrounded by pristine nature and wildlife. Nature is an important part of the coaching process because all your senses will be triggered again and will help you to find solutions from the heart and mind.


The coaching is successful when you take control of your life and have the tools to continue to do so. After the coaching sessions you will have created:

  • New and illuminating perspectives on challenges and opportunities.
  • New ways of thinking and deciding.
  • Self-confidence to actually realize the ambitions in work and private life.
  • Insight in what is meaningful to you.
  • Self-awareness
  • Self-trust
  • Freedom
  • Trust to leave you comfort zone
  • A change of mind shift
  • Authenticity

and you will be more powerful, highly effective and happier!

Who is your coach?

Your coach is Peter Henssen. He is an experienced coach and he will support you to become more effective in your life, he will help you to become more self-aware and to bring out the best in yourself. He does this by listening with attention and without judgments and giving back what he perceives by using his knowledge, hart and intuition. He is your partner in a thought-provoking and creative process that inspires you to maximize your personal and professional potential.

Practical information

Your stay at our farm

You will stay seven nights at our farm at the border of the Okavango Delta in Botswana. Our farm is situated in a pristine wildlife area not so far from the place where the first humans arose. You will be staying on your own, in one of our comfortable self-catering guesthouses. Here you will have your privacy to live and to work secluded. The coach sessions will take part at your guesthouse and at other places at the farm and in the area.

Self supporting

When you arrive in Maun we will meet you at the airport. Part of your retreat is that you will look after and take care of yourself. So, after arriving in Maun we will take you to a supermarket so you can buy your food and drinks (no alcohol). Of course, we will help you. If necessary, we will take you to town again if you need new or more groceries.

The organization of your trip to Botswana (for visitors from abroad)

For the organization of your trip we work together with Laura Hogervorst from ConnectingJourneys. You can arrange your flight ticket to Botswana and your insurances through her. Do you want to stay longer in Botswana or do you wish to come earlier? No problem! Let us know! Laura is happy to help you organize a trip in accordance with your wishes!

E-mail: / Mobile: +31-6-11322069


The investment for this life changer is € 2.700 VAT 0% ($ 2,970).


  • All coaching sessions
  • Local private transport from and to the airport in Maun
  • A luxury self-catering chalet at our farm


  • Return flight to Maun
  • Personal travel and / or cancellation insurance
  • Tipping (for driver)
  • Personal expenses
  • Food and drinks (we take you for shopping in Maun)
  • Vaccinations if needed

Cancellation conditions:

When you decide to cancel after signing the contract after one month or more before the coaching starts a € 200 ($ 225) administration fee will be charged. When you decide to cancel within one month before the coaching starts a € 1.000 ($ 1,140) fee for lost income and administration costs will be charged.

He is trained and certified by the Extra Mile Academy (EMA) for training and coaching. EMA is accredited by the European Coaching Association (ECA) and affiliated with the BSL Business School Lausanne, Switzerland.

He is trained and certufied in the transformative science of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy at the Academy of modern applied psychology.

“Our coaching programs start with finding out what you want to achieve, if I can help you and if you are comfortable to do the coaching process with me. I will determine first what you want to achieve. If there are more problems, issues, improvements etc. we choose the one that is the most important for you. During the process we address maybe the other ones, but we focus on one specific goal. In my experience, by solving the most important issue most other issues will often be solved as well.

The coaching process provides a safe place to explore ideas and problems, find solutions and formulate realistic implementation strategies. I support you to actually put what has been discussed into practice. Through the coaching sessions, you find out what is important to you, you organize your thoughts, feelings, words and actions so that you are heading in the same direction again. You will be confronted with your own behavior, stimulated and challenged.

Be aware, you are at work and I support. It is your responsibility to achieve the wished result of the coaching.”

More information

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