Midlife Reinvention 3-Day Retreat

Quechee Inn Fall Outdoor

For midlife women who want their next years to be their best years

November 3-5 2017

at the Quechee Inn, Quechee, Vermont

Join me and other amazing women who are excited/want to be excited about creating their next chapter

Led by Barbara Wasserman, LICSW

Midlife Transition Coach


Are you?

  • In a state of transition, feeling stuck, or bored?
  • Wondering what comes next?
  • Looking for clarity, support and motivation?
  • Craving new connections with interesting, dynamic and exciting women?


Do you want to?

  • Stretch yourself, calm your inner critic, and expand your comfort zone?
  • Unleash your creativity, be more adventurous, joyful and playful?
  • Find your next purpose, create your legacy?
  • Reconnect to parts of you that you have lost?

“You are in the right place”

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Tentative Retreat Agenda

3pm         Arrival and Settle
4pm         Welcome Reception/Session
6pm         Three Course Group Dinner
7pm         Evening Session

8am         Restorative Yoga
9am         Gourmet Breakfast
10am       Morning Session
12noon    Lunch
1pm         Guided Wilderness Hike
3:30pm    Afternoon Tea
4:15pm    Afternoon Session
6:30pm    Three Course Group Dinner
7:30pm    “Women of a Certain Rage” Comedy Hour

9am         Gourmet Breakfast
10am       Closing Session
12noon    Retreat Ends


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Tentative Workshops Include:

Making a Difference: What is your legacy?

Being More Adventurous: What does it look like? How to make it happen?

Calming Your Inner Critic: and Making Friends With Fear

Recipes for A Healthier Midlife: for two or even one

Beyond The Elevator Pitch: Networking in all aspects of your life


Retreat: (excluding lodging) $389.00

(Your event fee includes your share of workshop fees, facility fees,
yoga, insurance, cleaning service, supplies & staff support.)


Single $485.00
Double $398.00
Triple $369.00

(Includes welcome reception, all healthy gourmet meals, wine,
afternoon tea, parking, outdoor activities, maid service and taxes.)

$200.00 deposit.
Balance due in three monthly installments.

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Have questions?
email Barbara at Barbara@barbarawassermancoaching.com

Enjoy 3 days and 2 nights in this historic Inn overlooking Vermont’s Ottauquechee River

This experience provides:
Experience an inspiring blend of natural beauty, country comfort and colonial elegance. Explore 18 km of on site wilderness trails. Enjoy healthy gourmet meals, guided hiking, yoga, lovely accommodations, daily workshops, new friendships, inspiration, support, excitement, fun, journals, and support materials that enable you to continue your retreat long after you arrive home.

This acclaimed Quechee Inn is located less than 5 minutes to Dartmouth College NH and Woodstock VT- on the banks of the meandering Ottauquechee river, and steps away from one of Vermont’s covered bridges, gorgeous waterfalls and next to The Simon Pearce Galleries. A celebrated chef –owned Boutique Bed and Breakfast noted for its rich décor, warm hospitality and superb attention to detail. This 1857 Victorian style Inn is a National Historic Site of Senator Joseph Parker’s home- the original owner of the mill that is now home to the world-renown Simon Pearce glassblowing- minutes away from village antiquing, cafes and shopping.

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Join special guest star Ellen Comley on Saturday night
for her “Women of a Certain Rage Tour”

Ellen Comley

Ellen Comley has made a career out of making people laugh, both on stage and in corporate conference rooms.  After many years in the advertising business, Ellen quit her high-powered job in L.A. and jumped into the world of stand-up comedy, performing at clubs and corporate events all over Southern California.  She has appeared at the Improv, the Comedy Store, and the Ice House, and now after a few life changes (marriage, kids, divorce, cross-country move) she is re-launching her comedy career on the East Coast.  A single mother of two boys, Ellen’s fresh and honest take on the ups and downs of being a woman of a certain age in this ridiculous world will make you laugh, think, and probably ask if the bar is still open.

Workshop Leaders

Alice Ain Rich, Career Coach, Executive Coach and Human Resources Consultant to individuals, corporations and universities. Known as the “Human LinkedIn”, she coaches and supports clients through every stage of the career process. With warmth, humor, persistence and expertise, she will be part of your personal board of directors helping you create the career of your dreams.



Nutritionist Mona Dolgov lives her lifelong mission of creating healthier lifestyles by creating healthy recipes and simple culinary tricks.  A graduate of Cornell University in Nutritional Sciences, and an MBA from N.Y.U, Mona has spent over 20 years inventing new food products and marketing healthy living programs. She has authored and published over 20 cookbooks focused on simplicity and nutritious ingredients. She recently co-authored The Perfect Portion Cookbook and is President of YouLiveRight, a company that creates programs and products for healthier eating. Mona has two grown children who love to cook.



Your Retreat Leader, Barbara Wasserman

Barbara Wasserman

Barbara Wasserman, LICSW, ACC; Psychotherapist and Midlife Transition Coach is the owner of Barbara Wasserman Coaching and a partner at Counseling Collaborative. Barbara leads Midlife Reinvention Retreats as well as “Beyond The Empty Nest”, “Moving Beyond Divorce” and “My Next Purpose” workshops and teleseminars. For over 25 years she has coached busy people navigating transitions in their lives to make the next years the best years. Barbara is a speaker on empty nesting and life transitions. Her work has been featured in the Huffington Post, Midlife Boulevard and Betterafter50.com. Barbara is married and has launched three wonderful daughters ages 29, 26 and 22.

Don’t miss your chance to join us on this very special weekend.
There are a limited number of rooms available. It is sure to sell out.

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A Few Words From Past Retreat Participants

Beth McGrailIf you have ever struggled to make sense of where you are now and where you want to be – this retreat is mandatory. It gave me the opportunity to connect with wonderful women in my phase of life. Barbara provided just the right balance of learning and interacting.  Facilitating this thought process with other women searching for their own answers is invaluable.

~Beth Bullock-McGrail, Massachusetts


Connie MArtin KearinsBarbara thanks so much for your retreat. It was well thought out and organized. It was so nice to hear and share ideas from such wonderful women. I especially loved meeting my future self. I’m looking forward to following some of her advice. Thank you for such a wonderful time. I did some great thinking. You are a great guide/mentor.

~Connie Martin Kearins, Massachusetts


How often do you get the chance to spend hours learning from an amazing group of women? Make the time and invest in yourself to explore your next purpose.

~Shannon Urban, Massachusetts