About us version 2
Crossroads is a charity founded in 2004 by Tim Harding, Chris Blakeley (photo) and Calvin Germain. All highly experienced professional coaches,Tim, Chris and Calvin were at the time pioneering the use of retreats for senior executives to help them take time and space to think deeply about personal transitions.
Realising that there was nothing of similar quality available for people outside of the corporate world, Tim, Chris and Calvin started running the retreats pro bono for those in need of similar personal time and space – people facing redundancy, career/life crossroads, personal crises, relationship issues etc. As the demand grew, they pulled together a network of professional coaches, who volunteered to give their time for free to help run the retreats for those who would not otherwise be able to afford them - and so Crossroads Retreats was born.
The 2 day retreats use well proven high quality development methods and are led by trained, experienced guides, many with their own professional practice. So you can be assured that you will be getting an excellent programme, supported by attentive facilitation, at a fraction of the market price. The retreats have evolved and have been running successfully now for over 10 years, and have helped many people make significant, successful changes in their lives.
The underlying commitment behind the retreats remains unchanged – to provide a safe space where people can face and explore their personal questions, of whatever nature, without fear or judgement, and with practical help to them move forward with new energy, clarity and purpose. All at a price that anyone can afford (with partial bursary places available to those who cannot!)
We want to encourage and enable individuals to discover the benefits of retreating - a time when we step outside our ordinary lives to reflect on ourselves, our goals and dreams in life, our values and our relationships. Our hope is that through the experience of retreating, there will be the opportunity for you to make the right choices at your current crossroads and to have more confidence in your ability to journey well in the future.
Although Crossroads Retreats is run by Christians, there is no specifically Christian content in our programmes. We are here to help anyone, whatever their belief system.
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