Impact Solutions International

Emerging Leaders Retreat

Who is this Retreat for?

The Emerging Leaders Retreat is a weekend program for younger people who know that they want to make a difference in the world, and yet exactly what to do and how to make a difference is still emerging.

This work has been informed by 25 years of developing leaders across the globe. It was also in response to the growing enquiry by young leaders to have effective leadership development earlier in life. As we work with more and more young people, we are witnessing a deepening level of consciousness and maturity. Your thinking and understanding about the complexity, uncertainty and interconnectedness of the world we live in is more integral. This is unusual, and reflects a level of conscious development that is more commonly found in people in their late 30s to early 40s.

You are one of those emerging young people and believe you want to make a difference too, no matter what your field.

This program is designed to be deeply nurturing – a time for you to reflect and review who you are, what makes you tick, what makes your spirit sing, what inspires you and what might be calling you?

The Emerging Leaders program is a program that provides the right balance between theory and tools for practice. The ISI Team brought together some of the most inspiring young leaders and carefully designed sessions that allowed the group to assess and enhance individual leadership skills. It was a mind-opening weekend centred on being your authentic self, and it exceeded my expectations. It is a great investment of individual time and corporate sponsorship.
Fahim Chowdhury, Manager Financial Markets, TASCORP

Retreat details

When: Friday 24 – Sunday 26 June 2022 inclusive

Where: Tarraleah Estate – 25 Main Square, Oldina Drive, Tarraleah, 7140 (1hr 40min drive from Hobart)

Times: Commencing 4pm Friday 24 – 4pm Sunday 26 June 2022

Tarraleah is a beautiful historic estate in the heart of Tasmania’s Central Highlands. With a stunning world heritage wilderness backdrop and a wide range of quality accommodation options, it’s the perfect spot for our Leadership Retreat.

Venue space: The Retreat will be hosted in the The Lodge at Tarraleah. This on-site venue is within walking distance from your accommodation. 

What accommodation options are there?

Accommodation for the retreat will be shared between participants.

We have allocated five Engineers Cottages, each sleeping up to 4 people.

The Engineers Cottages originally housed Hydro engineers and their families in the 1930’s and 40’s. Today they’ve been beautifully restored to their former glory, featuring original furniture pieces from the period. Each cottage features three bedrooms with a Queen bed in two rooms, and 2 x single beds in the 3rd room. The Cottages also have 2 bathrooms, a lounge room, dining room, and full kitchen for self catering, a sunroom and laundry facilities.

Check out the accommodation details here.

Attending with a friend? Let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you together.

Is catering provided?

Majority of your meals will be covered throughout the Retreat.

  • Breakfast: This meal is self-catered. There are no grocery stores in Tarraleah so please bring all provisions with you.
    Each cottage features a full kitchen with fridge, freezer, oven, stove-top, kettle, toaster, basic cookware, cutlery and crockery.
  • Lunch: This meal will be provided on both Saturday and Sunday in the ‘Highlander Arms’ – the on-site restaurant. This menu will include crowd friendly options such as quiches, pasta and salads.
  • Dinner: This meal will be provided on both Friday and Saturday nights. Served again the ‘Highlander Arms’ we look forward to coming together as a group at the end of each day. On Friday, we’ll enjoy a buffet meal and on Saturday, a pub style menu. Selections can be made closer to the time, so keep an eye out for further details.

Tea and coffee will also be available throughout the Retreat in the Great Hall (our venue space).

Dietary requirements? Please chat with our team so we can ensure you’re looked after. 

Meet the team

Your program will be facilitated by four highly trained and experienced Impact Solutions International (ISI) senior facilitators:

  • Amy Currant
  • Mary Dwyer
  • Ella Beardsley
  • Jake Snepvangers 

Come and join us.  You will be skillfully guided through a purpose-designed process, which is grounded in practical leadership theory and skills.

As a group, you will be assisted in the room by Rikki Mawad (Senior Consultant with Impact Solutions), Taylor Lewincamp and Ash Schuurman. Taylor and Ash are past Emerging Leaders graduates and will help look after each and every one of you.

Amy Currant
Senior Consultant
Jake Snepvangers
Consultant, Facilitator
Mary Dwyer
Primary Facilitator, Founding Director
Ella Beardsley
Facilitator, Coach
Thank you so much for the weekend. I have a new appreciation for everything in my life and I’m so excited for what’s to come.
Rachel Vasicek, Francesca

Program costs

This is a highly subsidised Retreat in comparison to our normal corporate rate as a service to our younger people on the planet. This is an investment in your future and the perfect start to your developmental journey!

Your investment includes:

  • All Retreat fees, including workshop materials and a special journal chosen just for you 
  • Accommodation in a beautifully restored Engineers Cottage featuring large bedrooms, two bathrooms, verandah, sunroom, separate lounge area with wood fire, self-contained kitchen and laundry facilities
  • A weekend spent on beautiful grounds of Tarraleah Estate, together with their residents the Scottish Highland Cows
  • Delicious meals each day including lunch and dinner, together with tea and coffee during the Retreat 

Please note:

  • Full payment is due two weeks before the Retreat (Friday 10 June 2022)
  • Is your work paying? Let us know and we can arrange an invoice

Payment options

There are two payment options available to suit your needs. And, if you’re committed but don’t have the capacity to pay upfront today, please select the ‘deposit’ option below. We know that places will sell out!

Once-off payment
Payment plan
A payment plan consisting of 6 x fortnightly payments of $300.00
Non-refundable Deposit
If you want to secure your place, but don't want to pay in full right now.
What if the Retreat is cancelled?

By registering and confirming your place in the Retreat, you are committed to attending. In the unlikely event that we’re unable to host the Retreat (due to circumstances beyond our control), we will refund the full program price, less your $150 non-refundable deposit. In the event that COVID-19 prevents us from hosting the Retreat on these dates, we will transfer your deposit to the next available date. 

Could this Leadership Retreat be covered by my work?

Absolutely! Many past participants have been sponsored by their workplace to attend. Please contact one of the facilitators for a discussion around this – we’d love to help!

The Emerging Leaders Program pushes beyond developing skills and techniques, and delves into working on the foundation of the individual. The program provides the tools and knowledge to bring out the best of your authentic self, through greater awareness and emotional intelligence. It has irreversibly changed the way I think, behave and interact – both at work and in my personal life. Working collaboratively with the ISI Team, and a remarkable group of young leaders is a rare opportunity that I would strongly recommend to any aspiring young leader of the future.
Tom Arnold, Hydro Tasmania


I've never done any personal development before. Does that matter?

Not at all. The Emerging Leaders Retreat is the perfect place to start! 

How many participants are there?

We look forward to welcoming 20 participants to this Retreat. This helps ensure we can work with each and every one of you throughout the weekend. 

Is there Wifi and phone service at Tarraleah?

There is no internet at Tarraleah. Whilst you won’t need access during the Retreat, should you wish to stay connected please bring a Telstra or Vodaphone device with data. These are the only providers for this area.

What do I need to bring?

We invite you to pack warm, comfortable clothes so you can settle in and make yourself at home. This may include ugg boots and your puffer jacket! As we’re staying on the Estate, you may like to wander the grounds before or after the Retreat. Bring your runners (or gumboots!) so you enjoy a walk and visit the Scottish Highland cows. Feel free to bring extra blankets or a hot water bottle to make the Retreat extra cosy. You will also need to bring all breakfast food with you for your stay. 

I'm interested! But I have questions...

Please complete the form below and our team will be in touch.

    Prefer to call instead?

    Have a question? We’d love to have a chat. Give one of our team a call. 

    • Amy Currant: 0419 432 842
    • Mary Dwyer: 0417 369 506
    • Chris Rees: 0407 449 445
    • Ella Beardsley: 0439 667 543