Team Retreat in France





What's the deal?

Will you take on the challenge?

What if...

We told (only) You, that instead of the regular meeting rooms and nearby congress centres there actually is a special hideaway, which together with its surroundings offers an ideal setting for both efficient work as well as some important downtime. Are you courageous enough to take your team out from the ordinary and traditional environment to an inspiring site with a breeze of fresh air, tranquil ambiance, and an accredited Business Coach to guide and support you through the process?

Beneficial brainstorming and gainful gatherings - as a Team.


Business Coaching focuses on clarifying the present state and the wished goals of your team. By active listening, powerful questions and exercises your coach helps your team to find ways to reach the set goals. You will also get the chance to pause and strengthen yourselves and the team.

Coaching will be tailored for your team on the topics that are most relevant to you at the moment. As an example, the theme could be the leadership culture of your company and how to unify it. It may be built with sub themes such as building trust and communication skills. The theme could also be the company values and the ways to clarify and implement them to the daily work. We could also focus on the work of your team and the roles of its members. Anything that you find needing your focus can be used as the coaching theme. Your coach will contact the participants already before the the trip to find out your expectations and wishes for the coaching.

The 3-4 day program will be split according to a mutually agreed schedule so that you will have on each day the time for your internal meetings, work and any other activities.

The Team Retreat will start with a short introduction to the coming Business Coaching program. The daily team coaching on topics agreed with you will include team discussion, group work and if you so wish, also a short one-to-one coaching and introduction to coaching skills.

You will not travel to “middle of nowhere” only because of the fact that your concentration and creative thinking would flourish – even if it should be the main reason! In addition, we’ll give you the opportunity to take a break from the daily buzz and free your mind in a beautiful environment surrounded by nature, in and outside the centuries-old buildings, in the heat of the sauna or the fresh water of a natural swimming pool. You’ll get to taste fabulous local wines and visit a farmers’ market in a medieval village should you wish. Just because we believe all these support both the personal well-being of each team member as well as the success of your business as a whole.

And what happens after the retreat? In addition to returning home and to the office with fresh ideas from the gainful gatherings, ready for new challenges with an open mind, your Business Coach will be available for a follow-up session when you feel the time is right for it.

A coach, that will listen, challenge and inspire you and your team.


Executive Business Coach Päivi Hautamäki has a long and successful career as an Executive Director and Director of Board in listed and private international corporations. Päivi is a Certified Business Coach, member of ICF and committed to the ICF ethical rules. Today Päivi offers her Business Coaching and Mentoring services for Executive Teams, leaders and managers by her company Intu Coaching Ltd. In her coaching she always ensures that everything said in her coaching sessions remains confidential and that the coaching is beneficial and enjoyable for the participants. Whenever possible, she takes her customers out of the meeting rooms to beautiful places in the nature to create the best surroundings for the successful coaching.

More info on Päivi at and on LinkedIn.

Home sweet home (instead of the ordinary hotel).


You will stay in the Guest House of the Happy Hamlet, which centuries ago was home for several families and now has been turned into a place for feeling good. The charming rooms (double or twin) have each an ensuite bathroom with a window. The house has been renovated by preserving as much of the old as possible, yet keeping the comfort in mind. Many recycled treasures have been given new life allowing them to tell you their stories from the past.

The huge barn will be your lounge, salon and kitchen whenever needed, and the vast property offers woods and prairies, fields and valleys for you to explore. You are welcome to enjoy the organic produce from the garden whenever feel like having a healthy snack. With the sessions and discussions, other activities and visits you will surely have plenty to do, to explore and to experience – but you will certainly have your free time, too. Nothing beats the hammock under the trees for good relaxation!

At night, once in bed, you’ll be guaranteed a good night’s sleep because the only background noise will be the owl informing that everything is.. just fine.

See gallery in the bottom of the page or visit directly here for more photos of The Happy Hamlet property, the Guest House & rooms, the outdoors and more. 

Interested? Book for your team today - they'll thank you later.


All-inclusive price of the Team Retreat & Business Coaching depends on the size of the group and the length of the stay. Please contact and let’s plan the best suitable combination for you and your team!

Included in the price:

– One-on-one discussions prior to the retreat
– Introduction to Business Coaching
– Daily tutored team coaching sessions, total of 10-15 hours during the retreat, leaving time off for other work as well as free time activities
– Personal coaching with each participant
– Accommodation (3-4 nights) in The Happy Hamlet Guest House (large twin rooms, each with a bathroom with a window). The length of the retreat can be adjusted to your needs (2-5 nights) as well as its content accordingly.
– All meals, snacks, drinks
– All services on the property: natural swimming pool, sauna, sports equipment, vast outdoors to walk/hike/explore
– Possible visits in the region (as separately agreed) and logistics accordingly
– Flights Helsinki (or other European city) – Toulouse – Helsinki, arranged by Resviaria travel agency according to the retreat schedule, ground transportation organized correspondingly.

More information and reservations: ja

Local organizer: SARL HAPPY HAMLET, Lieu dit Gary, 82190 Fauroux, France. Please see also The Happy Hamlet conditions.

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