Feminine Leadership Retreat

Discover your unique way of leading

5th and 6th of November

There is a feminine way of leading, and when we women embrace it, leadership becomes transformational, joyful and full of power. 

You’re an ambitious, passionate and talented woman. You’re a manager and your company or own business relies on you. Your family/relationship relies on you. You are successful but sometimes feel as if you’re continually pushing yourself over the limit. You do aspire to a larger leadership role but without having to “masculinise” yourself. You wonder if there is maybe a leadership style more suitable to you. 

If you can relate to this, then Carla Clarissa and Sonia Herrero have designed this retreat for you! 

We invite hard-working, purpose-driven female leaders, project managers and entrepreneurs who desire to explore their own, authentic leadership style that makes use of their feminine qualities instead of excluding them. 

Are you wondering where you are in the masculine/feminine qualities scale? Or do you feel in the dark about what it all means? Take this 5-minute quiz and find out. 


A woman’s and a man’s psyche tend to  operate differently. In our patriarchal society and business culture it’s the male psyche that is dominant. As a consequence women have learned to “become the best man” in order to survive in leadership positions. This may have worked out well but it is also exhausting for most of us because we are not using all of our feminine qualities and we are investing a lot of energy to hide them away.

This has resulted in women who feel cut off from their emotional truth, working for individualism instead of the collective, standing for profit instead of humanity. It makes us feel not whole, undervalued and disconnected from the radiant woman we really are. 

Take Away


  •  1.,5 days in a beautiful location in nature
  • Inspiration, input and advice from two very experienced leaders and coaches
  • A small group of like- minded women in leadership positions
  • Two group coaching sessions before and after the retreat 
  • Access to our exclusive community of feminine leaders after the retreat


During this one and a half day retreat designed specifically for women leaders you will learn to:

  • Develop your own, authentic leadership style aligned with all the natural gifts & competencies that you have as a woman
  • Learn how to achieve the same results while diminishing energy-drains
  • Tools to skillfully navigate the concrete challenges women face in the workplace
  • Incorporate intuition, vulnerability, empathy, humanity and collaboration into your leadership style
  • Increase your executive presence without having to talk and behave like a man
  • Tools to integrate your masculine and feminine leadership qualities to create synergy and better business outcomes


The retreat is residential. We will meet outside of Brussels, in a beautiful place in nature. We will spend 1,5 days working and sharing with other women who are also in leadership positions.  Our groups are kept small (only up to 12 women) to ensure one-on-one conversation, rich dialogue, and time for your personal questions.

We will use different methods:

    • One online group coaching session before the retreat  
    • Teaching sessions by retreat facilitators Carla and Sonia
    • Individual reflection and time to do exercises on your own
    • Practical exercises using movement, meditation, and similar tools to help you experience what feminine leadership means.
    • Peer-to-peer support: there will be moments in which you will get guidance on how to work in pairs and support each other.
    • Sharing circles: during the retreat you will be invited to connect with other business women in a very personal and intimate setting in order to share related experiences, challenges, and questions you may have.  

After the retreat you will also:

    • Receive one online group coaching session in order to follow up on the things that you discovered during the retreat. 
    • Be able to join our community of like-minded women leaders and benefit from further input and support from other participants and from us.  


The retreat will start on Thursday the 5th of March at 14.00 and end on Friday the 6th of March at 17.00. 

We will follow this timetable:



  • 13.00 – – 14.00. Arrival
  • 14.00 – 18.00.  Group session
  • 18.00 –  –19.30. Dinner
  • 19.30 – –21:30. Evening gathering



  • 9:30 – –13.00. Group session
  • 13:00 – –14:30. Lunch 
  • 14:30 – – 17.00. Group session and closing


We will meet at Konigsteen, a beautiful a very inspiring place in nature only 40 minutes outside of Brussels.

Konigsteen is located here:

Oxdonkstraat 168
1880 Kapelle op-den Bos

Here you can find out how to get there.

What is included in the price?

  • The use of the house, garden and meeting room.
  • Healthy vegetarian food: dinner on Thursday, breakfast and lunch on Friday
  • 1 night accommodation  in single rooms.
  • Support and personal guidance from Sonia and Carla, two very experienced leadership coaches.

Not included:

  • Transportation to the retreat.
  • Your drinks (water, tea and coffee are included). Please click below to reserve your place.

PRICE (accommodation and retreat)

Price:  750 Euro including VAT for individuals, subject to VAT for companies. We have 4 spots available at a reduced price – 575 Euro (it includes VAT if applicable) for women coming from the non-profit sector. Please mention it when you register.

Early bird: 680 Euro if you book before the 30th of January, including VAT for individuals, subject to VAT for companies

Please click below to reserve your place now paying €220

(and pay the remaining amount before the 15.02.2020).

Making the payments means you agree to our cancelation policy. You can read it here.


Sonia Herrero 

Sonia Herrero is lawyer by training and also a Feminine Leadership expert, executive coach, trainer and speaker. She has worked extensively with international clients including Airbnb, eBay, the European Commission, Amnesty International, and the Swiss Government.

As a certified ICF coach, she combines more than 20 years of experience in professional organisations such as the European Commission and numerous NGOs. She also has over ten years of personal experience running her own consultancy company and working with clients around the world in English, German, French and Spanish. She has been awarded two master level degrees in International and Human Rights Law. As a facilitator and trainer, she specialises in topics of Diversity & Inclusion, Unconscious Gender Bias, and Feminine Leadership, focusing on developing female leaders and social entrepreneurs. Sonia lives in Berlin with her partner and two children and she is originally from Spain.

Carla Clarissa

Carla Clarissa is the Founder of The Women’s Leadership Program, the owner of a Journey to Wholeness® and a women’s leadership expert and coach. Her clients come from a diverse range of companies such as ABN-AMRO, Accenture, Ernst & Young, FrieslandCampina, KPN, TenneT.

Carla holds a MSc. in Management from Nyenrode University and twenty years experience in the corporate world. She started her career as a management consultant at EY, followed by managerial and change leadership roles in the energy sector. She studied ‘Coaching for Leadership and Professional Development’ at The Tavistock Institute in London and she is a certified Deep Coaching (and Enneagram) Professional from DCI in San Francisco. She speaks at conferences about Women, Leadership and the Will to Make a Difference. Carla is originally from The Netherlands. 

Find out more about her here.

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Feminine / Masculine

Energy Quiz 

What is your leading energy?

Are you wondering where you are on the feminine/masculine energy balance scale? Or do you feel in the dark about what all this means?

Take this 5-minute quiz and find out!