Are you feeling

stressed and overwhelmed?

Do you feel as if you have so much on and you’re never on top of it all? 

You have forgotten what “work-life balance” looks and feels like. You might feel exhausted from keeping all those plates spinning or you might feel so overwhelmed that you find yourself stuck – procrastinating or distracting yourself from what you think you “should” be doing.  You have to-do lists that you never get to the end of and a feeling that you are constantly firefighting.

What would it be like if you could take time out to step back, take a deep breath in and clear your head? 

Would you like to get perspective, peace of mind AND some practical advice to step away from all that stress?

For years I have been helping people just like you to clear their minds and open their hearts to the real choices they have.  I know that in just a few hours, in the right environment, with the right facilitation, magic happens.  At least that’s what my clients tell me.

What is a Campfire Conversation?

Campfire Conversations is a facilitated quality conversation around a campfire. It’s a gathering for people (whether running their own business or part of a busy organisation) who want their work and life to be more in balance. You know that you have one shot at this thing called life and you feel like there has to be a better way than this.

Come and join me for four magical hours round a crackling fire, connecting with other souls who feel the way you do and who want help with:

  • Figuring out what you really want to be doing with your life and career
  • Learning how to counter your Inner Critic and reduce the impact of Imposter Syndrome
  • Stopping pleasing others at the expense of your own priorities and well-being
  • Developing a growth mindset, rather than focusing on perfectionism
  • Deepening relationships by asking for help
  • Feeling more worthy – of being loved, of being recognised, of being successful
  • Speaking up in a way that doesn’t push others away, but strengthens your relationships
  • Putting your own oxygen mask first, before rushing to help others

Everyone arrives with different aims and questions.  The format of the evening means that everyone gets to explore their “burning issue” or their questions and doubts. You will feel more listened to and appreciated than you have for a very long time.

You will go away less-stressed, inspired to make changes, and feel better connected. What’s more, you’ll leave truly committed to taking action on things you’ve been putting off or avoiding.

This will be an intimate gathering with a maximum of 12 people

I’ve learned so much from Moyra, whose sessions bring out honesty and vulnerabilities in a way that provides huge a-ha moments of comprehension.

Olivia Vandyk

Communications consultant, social media expert

Where are Campfire Conversations held?

We have held Campfire Conversations in the Netherlands, Germany and the UK. The spring series of Campfire Conversations are will be held in Surrey and Buckinghamshire, within an hour from London, Oxford and Brighton. Every Campfire Conversation is held in an area of outstanding natural beauty and will be in a sheltered woodland glade.

I’d love to come but Surrey and Berkshire don’t work for me

We will be holding other Campfires in late summer and the autumn, so click here to tell me where you are.

What time is fire lighting time?

We gather before sunset.  There is something quite magical about dusk – that hour before the sun sets that I believe helps people to relax, to savour the present and to let go of some of the stress and anxiety they bring with them. Sunset in the UK in April is around 8.00pm, so we will begin around 6.30pm.

What will happen on the day?

We’ll start with welcome drinks – tea or hot chocolate – before leaving our mobile phones behind and sitting round the fire.  There will be facilitated conversations as a whole group, the opportunity to talk more deeply in pairs as well as time to get up and chat more freely.

Will there be marshmallows?

Yes there will.  And a simple hot meal to nourish and warm you as the sun sets.  Please let us know if you have any allergies or any special requests and suggestions for food.

Can I invite a friend?

Yes you certainly can!  We offer special deals if you book two (or more) tickets.

What should I bring?

An open mind and an open heart!  We will provide journals and pens. Other than that, dress for the weather and the slightly unpredictable outdoors.

Can I take pictures?

In this always-on age, our phones are wonderful companions and hard task masters, so I am going to ask you to leave your phone safely away from the fire.  I am going to invite a professional photographer to take pictures from a discreet distance and these will be available for free after the event.  I would also like to use some of them for marketing purposes and will ask you if you are OK with that at the time of booking as well as when the photographs are available.

What happens if it rains?

This is always a possibility. We have lots of contingency plans in place depending on how much rain falls.  We will have a canopy in the tree tops high above the fire so that we can stay dry and we have a semi indoor location in the event of heavier downpours. We will make sure you are warm and dry and ask that you dress in layers and wear shoes suitable for (muddy) woodland paths.  We will provide blankets and rugs to keep you cosy, although the roaring fire is usually enough.

What time does it finish?

We say our goodbyes four hours after gathering.

Where do I sign up?

You can sign up here

What happens then?

After you have paid, I will be in touch with you and send you arrival and event information.  I will also send you a pre-campfire questionnaire which will help you to reflect on what you want to get out of the gathering and help me to prepare to meet those needs.  Everything you tell me is confidential and everything that is said round the campfire stays round the campfire.

Prices from £130 + VAT

Ticket prices include:

  • Pre-reflection questionnaire
  • Four hours of group coaching
  • 90 minute post-Campfire “virtual reunion” via Zoom video technology
  •  Journal and journaling guide
  • Practical strategies to take away and implement
  • Campfire meal and hot drinks
  • And lots of other surprises and treats

Campfire 2019 Testimonial

I have known Moyra for many years and greatly respect the way she teases the best out of people; and her ideas and methods fascinate me.

I would not describe myself as a people person; I care about people but often don’t like them much! So a bunch of strangers was not a great ‘draw’ for me.

I went to Campfire Conversations because I was curious. I also love fire but I am not usually allowed to play near it.

Twenty minutes in and I got it. No small talk, a bunch of strangers in the outdoors, sitting around a campfire, this was not usual – but it was calm and comforting. I have no idea what my fellow campfire crew do for work, where they live or where they went on holiday last year. In fact I know nothing about them except how they feel and deal with stuff like fear and hope and other topics. The experience was fascinating.

So if you are skeptical, as I was, but like hot chocolate and fire, give it a go. At least you can get away from the normal grind and treat your brain some thinking time.

Angela - Chartered Accountant