An exclusive Wellness and Mindfulness Retreat with facilitators Bob Carley and Marian V Ashley, in the idyllic surroundings of Cliff House Hotel, Ardmore, Co. Waterford in aid of Make-A-Wish Ireland.



Bob Carley is a motivational business consultant and psychotherapist but for a life he is “Dad” to five amazing young adults. Bob has spoken to audiences across the globe and delights in sharing the lessons he has learned in life (through both good times and bad times). He is convinced that learning through laughter is a great recipe for change. He has coached executives, governments, sportspeople, media personalities and students and recognises that our common denominator is that we all need to discover why we are here and why does that matter? His experience and knowledge of the pressures and pleasures of gaining a work-life balance have been a major contributor to this the Wellness Retreat.

Marion V Ashley is an enthusiast of life, sharing great energy and encouragement where ever she goes. Having lived in many cities around the world, she has embraced Waterford as her home for the last 14 years. With many personal and professional experiences and education achievements including an honours BA degree in psychology, Masters’ degree in counselling/psychotherapy, and training in CALM meditation coaching, Marion emphatically engages and seeks to eagerly empower all those she encounters.


Conference Agenda:

10.00am: Registration with light refreshments in the Courtyard on arrival

10.30 – 11.25: Introduction to retreat facilitators, Bob Carley and Marion Ashley, in The North Pavilion to include a wellness session with Bob Carley

11.30 – 12.25: The group will be split into two smaller groups

Group 1 – Wellness Tools session in the North pavilion

Group 2 – Mindfulness Workshop in the South pavilion

12.30 – 1.15: Light Lunch

1.15 – 2.00: Cliff Walk

2.00 – 2.55:

Group 2 Wellness Tools session in the North pavilion

Group 1 - Mindfulness Workshop in the South pavilion

3.00 – 4.00: Full group – Wellness with Bob

4.00 – 4.20: “Wish you were here” exercise with Marion

4.20: Close off the retreat and thank you from Make-A-Wish

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