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Goal Setting Workshop with Emmy McCarthy

  • Loenen aan de Vecht Netherlands (map)

Did you know, businesses who set goals, make plans and commit to achieving them are 65% more likely to reach their goals than businesses who are just working on what needs to be done day to day?

On the 28th of November, we will be hosting a small, dare we say, intimate, goal setting session for business owners who want to get clear, get focused and take action on their business for 2018.

Setting your goals now, means that you hit January 2018 knowing exactly what actions to take to give your business a phenomenal start to the new year.

Emmy McCarthy, will be taking you through the process she uses with her own businesses, and those of her clients to;

  • Review what worked best in your business during 2017 so that you can continue to build on your success using the things you have already proved to be working.

  • Establish what your goals are for the coming year (and be confident that you are actually aiming for the right goals to move your business where you truly want it to be)

  • Break down exactly what actions need to take and when in order to achieve success.

  • Make sure you have the tools to monitor your progress so that you know how to make smart, informed decisions in your business and keep yourself on track.

This is a day designed for business owners who want to take action in what they are doing. Emmy already ran smaller versions of this workshop at the end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017. This is what the participants of those workshops had to say:

“For someone who doesn't like planning out goals, Emmy made it very accessible and achievable. The result is I have more clarity going into 2017 and have an action plan in place for the next 90 days. Thanks Emmy. Very valuable experience.” Simone

“What a fantastic way to start the new year! After Emmy's Goal Setter = Goal Getter workshop I feel equipped with a superfocus that will drive my business onwards and upwards through 2017, and the tools I need to repeat the process in future years. I also met some fascinating and inspiring business owners, giving me plenty of new perspectives. Thank you Emmy!” Lucy

“If you want to start the year with clarity and purpose, do this workshop. I left it full of ideas and motivation for the coming year. I can't wait to get started!” Claire

Will you join us as we set our goals for 2018?


How much are tickets?

Tickets are 120 EUR (exc. BTW) per attendee. Invoices will be provided so that you can process this through your accounts. Tickets are not refundable. Early bird tickets are available through Nov. 1st. Early bird tickets are 95 EUR (exc. BTW). To register email:

Is my registration/ticket transferrable?

You may transfer your place to someone else as long as you notify us in advance: Please note, you are responsible for arranging payment with the person you transfer your ticket to.

What do I need to bring with me?

About one week in advance, you will receive a short list of prep work to complete before the session. On the day all you need to do is bring that information with you. Everything else will be provided for you.

What is included in the ticket price?

  • All materials on the day (including prep work and any follow up notes)

  • Luxury catering throughout the day, including welcome and lunch.

  • A private location where you can work on your business instead of in your business for the day with the peer support of other female business owners.

  • Follow up support via a members only Facebook group for Spark Retreat participants

  • BONUS: Online accountability and follow up session in January 2018.

I took Emmy’s Goal Setter = Goal Getter workshop in November 2016 / January 2017, is this the same workshop?

Yes… and no… This workshop involves the same science backed methodologies, the same blend of practical theory with live implementation and of course, Emmy is leading it but this is a much more in-depth look at what your business needs and how you are going to achieve the goals you are setting during the retreat. It also includes the bonus follow up session to rocket charge your start to 2018.

Even if you attended a previous workshop you will still get more out of attending this retreat. One participant who attended both of the previous workshops had this to say:

“I actually attended the Goal Setter = Goal Getter workshop TWICE. This is NOT because it was so crap I had to do it again. On the contrary. I loved it so much the first time, that I wanted to experience it again with a different group. We can read blogs, buy planners, do all sorts of things to get these results, but the way Emmy McCarthy facilitates this workshop really works for me. I love the added bonus of the group dynamics. It is amazing what happens when you put a bunch of totally different people/businesses together and start sharing.”

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Feel free to call Hannah at +31 (0)62 641 0786 or email with any questions.

Can I update my registration information?

Of course, just e-mail us at

How do I get to the venue?

This workshop is hosted at the Spark Retreat location in Loenen aan de Vecht, just 20 min by car from Amsterdam and Utrecht.

Retreat address:


Vreelandseweg 5

3632EP Loenen aan de Vecht

By Car

Due to limited parking availability on site of the retreat, we kindly request participants to park their car at the public parking lot from the former Town Hall “ Beek en Hoff’ at Molendijk 34, Loenen aan de Vecht.

As indicated in the map below, you can leave the parking lot through the gate right next to the circular building. From there make a left toward the windmill (Molen de Hoop) it is a 200 meter walk to ‘OSLO’, the site of the retreat on Vreelandseweg 5.

By public transport

There is no railway station in Loenen aan de Vecht. Depending on departing location, there is a bus service into Loenen, either from Breukelen railway station or from Bijlmer railway station.

The nearest bus stop in Loenen aan de Vecht is ‘Loenen dorp’. From there it is a 7 minute walk to Vreelandseweg 5.

We recommend using to determine your schedule using public transport.

Earlier Event: November 21
Spark Holiday Reception
Later Event: February 13
Women Funding Women - Amsterdam