A 6 day retreat helping you to step up and transform your life


Take a break from your life and re-enter with more power, presence and purpose.


meaning 'STEP UP':
1 : to increase (a voltage) by means of a transformer. 2 : to increase, augment, or advance especially by one or more steps. 3 : to come forward; 'she stepped up to claim responsibility'. 4 : to succeed in meeting a challenge (as by increased effort or improved performance).

14-20 Octobre 2019 FULL / 1-7 Februari 2020, Tenerife

  • Become aware of the blocks to your personal & professional progress & fulfillment
  • Get rid of those blocks! O Yeah!
  • Expand & express yourself like never before, and learn how to truly connect yourself with life around you from a place of authenticity & balance
  • Learn how to manifest the vastness of your presence, power & purpose, and work concretely with this in your daily personal & professional life
  • Return home completely energised, focused and full of life!

Working together with Fre it is an adventure to discover yourself and get rid of all the boundaries we encounter in life. Fre has a gift to really see you and she is able to let you see yourself; in all your glory! Britt Meijer, Innovation Expert Rabobank


* 14- 20 October 2019 -fully booked-

* 1-7 February 2020

Retreat program

This retreat program in the magical sunny place of Southern Tenerife, is a specially designed 6 day program to lift you and your life to the next level; in your own pace.
Even though the program is immersive and intense, there is plenty of time for yourself, to relax, let insights sink in, take a swim or a walk to the beach, write down your insights or have a chat.

This retreat combines a variety of psychological and spiritual approaches to help you reclaim parts of ourselves that you might have lost or forgotten along the way. We will challenge you to let go of old stories, wounds, concepts, beliefs and judgments, the ones which work contra-effectively for your life, work, and personal growth. You could call it a deep exploration and journey into remembering who you really are - and putting this into mental and physical practice, right there and then. In doing so, you will experience the freedom to move into a new arena of possibilities, creativity and self-expression.
This inner shift has a direct effect on your state of well-being & confidence, and as a direct result, also your work and interpersonal relationships.
We will then support you to literally embody the whole of who you are, becoming present to experience the aliveness and passionate intensity for an authentic life, so you can start creating from your full potential in your work, private life and personal purpose.

This program is daring and will put you literally on the spot, but we will NEVER cross your boundaries or force you into anything you are not ready for. No worries about that. We go with what comes up and are creating the journey together. Preferably by having a lot of fun as well! But having said that, I am happy and looking very much forward to help you fully experience and express all the potential inside you 🙂

Working with Fre is like having a small party!:) Because of her open attitude and experience, also in theatre, she can take any role that will support you in your development. She knows what is needed for optimal results. We created a set of goals on forehand of my coaching trajectory; and I liked how she followed that trail, but also dared to look at what I needed at particular moments. Coaching by Fre has made me more aware. More aware of my attitude, and I feel much stronger now and more solide and comfortable in my own skin. And how cool is it, that she helped me, being an introvert, give a presentation for 200 people! Eveline Jansen-Conijn, Growthhacker Vince, VIVAT

Expect the following results:

  • Return to your personal & professional life more open, more loving, and more certain of who you are and what you stand for
  • Become more present in your day-to-day life and more daring to create your life and work according to your higher purpose
  • Learn to enjoy taking risks, being on the spot and wander into the unknown
  • Learn how to use your authenticity as your navigational tool, instead of your (or someone else’s) judgements
  • Have more courage to ‘play ’big’, and take the stage, in order to live your life from a visible, complete place, honoring the whole of who you are
  • Understand your obstacles to effective communication and personal & professional fulfillment and have better clarity of your priorities
  • Be able to make clearer choices in your life, from a more direct and honest place in yourself
  • Say bye to behavior which was only there to serve you to adapt to certain past circumstances
  • You run your fear, your fear doesn't run you; learn how to deal with old patterns when they come up ( and they will:)) and learn what to do to make them loose their power over you


Hacienda Cristoforo, place of peace & retreat, Tenerife, Canarian Islands

The retreat centre ¨Hacienda Cristoforo¨ is a truly magical place, located in the permanently sunny south coast of Tenerife on the Canarian Islands, far from mass tourism and crowded beaches. From the moment you step through the big entrance gates, it feels like you have entered into paradise! The centre offers an oasis of peace with tasteful houses, handmade constructed with natural materials (stone, wood, ceramics…) and incorporating antique elements, bougainvillea, date palms, aloe vera, turtles, waterfalls, a naturally filtered chlorin-free swimming pool, organic vegetable garden and some beautiful oriental art and decor.

This magical place serves now as an ecological centre which has spaces for individual retreats or group activities. The centre is just 15 minutes walk from the coast and also very close to the island’s southern airport.


Your accommodation

You will be accommodated in charming and comfortable cottages, which are spread all around the compound in the midst of nature. Privacy guaranteed! Some cottage can be shared with one other person ( or hired private for an extra cost). There are also accommodations & rooms in the big beautiful house in the heart of the premises. Upon your reservation, I will contact you to find the accommodation to your liking.


Fre & team

‘Reality is our biggest teacher’

Fre is an out of the box-personality, and has been training & coaching people since her late teens. She has invented a unique and very effective coaching & training method, which combines a blend of spiritual & psychological technics, performance teachings and down to earth insights & exercises. Being a theatre-maker and creative entrepreneur as well, she is trained to use the stage as a means for transformation & liberation.
A phenomenon in the educational, start up and corporate world, she has helped thousands of people all around the world to take the stage from a more liberated and authentic place. For nothing, as you know:) is more scary, and liberating, than becoming really visible, present, & connected.
With her sparkling personality, Fre will create a safe & comfortable space to help you dive deep into the process, without loosing touch with the ‘light’ side of life. Lots of laughter guaranteed.
And no fears: she has no guru-mentality and will happily & easily share her own list of life-flaws and downfalls during a glass of wine, or two.
Meaning: we are in this together!

Fre will be assisted by the wonderful & warm Elisabeth Otten, A Canarian Islands-based Dutch life-coach and host, who is great in making people feel welcome and spoiling them. Besides being on our side during our journey, she can help out with a lot of practical stuff as she speaks fluently Spanish, German, Dutch & English.
Besides that, the wonderful team of Cristoforo and their fantastic cook are all standing by to make this experience an unforgettable one!

More on Fre?

Fre is a big support for me in my development, and I am so happy she came on my path. She helps you to become aware of the blocks that keep you from progressing; and then gives you really good insights and exercises to overcome them. Already after the first session I had learned so much about myself that I started to realise, for the first time, what the deeper reasons were for my behavior and insecurities. It is impressive how she can reach you and helps you to go places where you have never been before; in a very constructive manner. I am so much more relaxed and effective now in my work and teachings; and in my personal life, I am much more directly connected with others instead of being (self) critical. Last but not least; Fre is also a very nice and open person! Edwin Mulder, Teacher Training Academy, Pon Power

Your whole guidance includes:

  • Intake coaching conversation with Fre; preparational guidance
  • The retreat: arrival from 14.00 1st of February, leave mid-day the 7th of February
  • Coaching session (on- or offline) after the retreat
  • Integrational reunion-day in April 2020


Retreat schedule

*1st February
The program starts the 1st of February in the evening with a dinner as from 19.00.
At 20.30-22.00 we will have our first group-meeting in the big hall.

* 2,3,4,5,6 February
We will have a variety of scheduled program-sessions in the morning, afternoon and evening, and free time to spend the way you like. Sometimes assignments will be given to do in your free time.

* 7 February
We will have a last breakfast together, afterwards it is time to start wrapping up and say goodbye.
We will stay in touch and meet again at INTEGRATION DAY


Personal growth/ Self-employed
If you pay yourself
Additional costs for private accomodation: €225,-


Business growth
If your company is sending you


Book before the 15th of December to get a €150,- discount!

There are things that destiny brings to your life. If you are reading this comment then I think you already know you were supposed to find Fre. You were supposed to find someone who can see you. Really see you. You were supposed to find out how magic feels. You were supposed to receive the gift of clarity. Meeting Fre will remove any doubts you might have had that life is beautiful. With all of its faults, it’s beautiful. Fre is just amazing.Robert Canny, April 2019 France