Flexible futures-offering one day retreats and 1-1 career coaching


Hello, I’m Joanna Jacobs, previously a Chineham resident we moved down to Alresford 8 months ago. I am a mum to a 3 year old girl, as well as a coach, facilitator and HR consultant, and I am thrilled to be bringing the Instant Pause to Hampshire on Saturday 13th August.

The Instant Pause, designed by International Board Level coach Danielle Marchant, is a one day pitstop for busy people , like you, who need a day to focus on themselves and their life.

You might be a busy parent, considering career options after having a family, an entrepreneur, experiencing change in your work, home or family, approaching retirement, leaving college, or simply need time to stop.

The day includes a reflective activity in the morning, before getting creative in the afternoon in designing a vision board, setting your intentions for the future. There will be time for a delicious, healthy lunch and opportunity to spend time in the lovely surroundings of the yurt.

Take a look at this short film to find out more about the day and what other people’s experiences have been.


I attended the Instant Pause myself in London in January 2016 when I  was experiencing challenges in finding relevant work that used my previous skills and experiences that fitted around my daughter’s preschool hours. By the end of the day, I had real clarity on my life and career priorities, and felt rejuvenated, inspired and determined to succeed.



As a direct result of the retreat, I am launching my own business, Flexible Futures, providing 1:1 coaching for individuals experiencing transition particularly around their career, and hosting the Instant Pause retreats.

The first Instant Pause in Hampshire is taking place on Saturday 13th August 2016 from 10am-5pm at the Riverside Yurt Cafe, near Barton Stacey, just off the A303 on the way to Finkley Down farm, just 20 minutes from Basingstoke.

There is a special offer for the August event, priced at £99 (normally £129) including refreshments, lunch and all materials.

For more information and to book, connect with Jo at Flexible Futures facebook page https://www.facebook.com/flexiblefutures/ or http://www.lifebydanielle.com/retreats/instant-pause. Jo can also be contacted directly on 07584 329179.

P.S. if you haven’t visited the Riverside Yurt Cafe before, do make time to stop off and sample their delicious teas and cakes, or attend a yoga, pilates or another one of their events. There’s so much on even for children! Connect with them at https://www.facebook.com/riversideyurtcafe/

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