Thriving on Success is a unique 2-day Leadership and Growth Retreat.

Your life is precious. Treat yourself and grow.

Are you an achiever, an entrepreneur, ambitious, a current or potential leader or a high flyer?

The Thriving on Success Retreat moves you beyond mere visionary dream-words. It helps you grapple with the practical pitfalls, realities, and potential of your own current life.

Is your lifestyle and work demanding, pressured, significant, or in the public eye?

Do you want to live your own best possible life?

Then Thriving on Success, a personal coaching retreat by Gwendolyn Needham, is right for you.

“Gwendolyn focuses clearly on the vital underlying causes of burn-out of those in demanding situations”.

RB Elliott, Prof Auckland Medical School. View more testimonials.


Being an achiever is exciting and rewarding, but it can also be hazardous to your life.

  • The Top is a high-risk place to be: stress, responsibilities, competitiveness, isolation, the Tall Poppy Syndrome of others’ jealousies, strained relationships, power games.
  • Those at the Top typically do not care properly for themselves. Burn-out is a disease of real achievers, not couch potatoes. The higher your position, the less likely you are to have an adequate and skilled support system.
  • Does your support system (your partner, your doctor, your therapist) currently give you the relaxed talking time you really need?
  • As a high achiever, you are a role model, whether you like it or not. You are visible. You are being watched. Your successes and failures are in the public arena. And sadly, some will take pleasure in seeing you fail.

The Thriving on Success Retreat will provide a creative space for YOU to focus only on YOU. Forget the rest of the world for two days. Return refreshed in heart, mind, body and spirit – and much clearer on your own best future.  You will enjoy more resilience, self-determination, wisdom, and peace of mind. Better equipped to make long-term progress, you will thrive on the successes you choose – whether in business, personal, professional or organisational roles.

“The Retreat has been extremely valuable to me personally. I now feel I have a clear purpose in my lifein health, work, relationships, soul. Only wish it was longer! I want to go on further workshops with you.

“I really enjoyed the Retreat – time flew, it was never boring or tiring. I recognised things I urgently need to learn, and re-inforced other important things……

“A thoroughly enjoyable 2 days…I will now take time to understand my own self better… there are many issues I need to look at. You have shown me clearly how to move forward. I will do it!

“Thank you for this opportunity…..it was all so relevant to my life…. Timing, venue, food all tops, in a friendly environment..

Why should I choose to attend the Thriving on Success Growth Retreat?

1. Points of difference

*the Retreat’s whole focus is on you, who you are, what you want to become, how to get there. It’s all about you – the human person.
*the Retreat’s non-competitive laid-back style allows you to choose your degree of interaction with others, or privacy.
*unique content and principles-based approach to success in life.
*not pat pre-ordained answers, but ideas planted for you to choose and develop what fits your needs.
*while focussing on yourself, you’ll be enriched and stimulated by group conversations.
*in-depth profound inter-active teaching delivered in a clear simple way.
* it develops your human-ness – ‘for longterm happiness and success, the human factor is pivotal”.

2. What qualifies presenter Gwendolyn Needham?

* Life-experience in NZ and overseas as an educator in fields of Health, Psychology, Theology, Philosophy, & Organisational Management.
* Counsellor, Lifeskills author, Columnist, Social Entrepreneur, Nurse, Priest, Family advocate, Life Celebrant, Traveller.
* A h4 personal passion and ability to inspire and empower motivated individuals to be wholistically healthy, worldly-wise, free and able, so they can contribute their best values into society, the workplace and home lives.
* A leader in Culture change for New Zealand via leader-empowerment.

3. What makes this Retreat relevant to me?

* Because it’s all about you. Your life. Your now. Your future. Your happiness. Your well-being. Your business, personal, professional organisational lives. Your h4 YOU is key to success in all these fields. Your place and contributions into society. It’s NOT quick-fix, pie in the sky, false promises, glib words. But fun, too!

4. Tangibles at the end of the Retreat.

* Better awareness of your current life-realities, potential, practical pitfalls –
Where am I now? Where do I want to be? When? And How?
* Options to deal with these, effectively – your choice, your timeframe.
* A clearer picture about your past, present and future.
* New energy, resilience, wisdom, peace of mind.
* A written short-term action plan; a written long-term life plan.
* A written personal key summary of learning-points specific to you.
* A personal 90-minute appointment with Gwendolyn to further assist you.
* Your copy of HIGH Roads – Keys to Personal & Business Success.
* The enjoyment & value of time for yourself, and the pleasure of meeting others.