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A Life that Matters - Keys to Living a Graceful & Empowered Life

  • Montecito Meditation Centre 1805 East Cabrillo Boulevard Santa Barbara, CA, 93108 United States (map)


We all want to make a difference, to create change for a better future for ourselves and those we love. However, in these times of challenge and constant change we can feel overwhelmed, find ourselves operating out of fear and making decisions under pressure. It can sometimes feel like there is no choice but to surrender to it all.

The good news is that our challenges can also be an opportunity for transformation and growth. When we learn to calm our mind, find our emotional balance and courageously step forward - even those situations which at first can seem to exceed our capacity - all can be managed with grace.

This is a moment of transformation, of shape shifting… it starts with you, it starts with all of us.

Join a unique two-day workshop that will help you to discover that new ways of being are possible. You will be guided by two extraordinary leaders in the personal development field who will support you to:

  • Find the courage to speak up for the change you wish to see

  • Re-establish your dignity and personal agency

  • Gain calm, focused clarity through contemplative practice

  • Understand how to use Power vs Force to lead

  • Truly embody your unique qualities for greater presence

  • Identify constraints and barriers that have held you back

  • Develop clarity of purpose to make a difference and shape the future

This workshop is for:

Social Impact Entrepreneurs, Changemakers, Professionals and Practitioners, and anyone who needs to reboot, feel empowered and find the answer to ‘What’s next for me?’


Montecito Meditation Centre. 1805 East Cabrillo Blvd. Suite G. Montecito, California 93108

Cost: $495

Sign up by September 30th: $395

To book, please visit:

Or call: 805-770-8188

About The Flourish Initiative

We are creating a new paradigm of business where people flourishing is the source of business prosperity. Our clients include companies at the forefront of technology, extractive industries, aviation as well as global NGOs and nonprofits. We help individuals and organisations develop their capacity to meet the demands of the 21st century.

About Montecito Meditation

Montecito Meditation is a serene meditation oasis located adjacent to the estuary in Montecito. Offering drop in meditations, retreats, and meditation teacher training, the center also features displays of go-to meditation books, hard-to-find meditation supplies, and delightful array of gift items. Plenty of off street parking, the center is located upstairs at 1805 E. Cabrillo Blvd. Suite G, in Montecito.

About your facilitators:

Sarah McLean
Founder of the McLean Meditation Institute

Sarah McLean is dedicated to helping people wake up to their best life. She is a best-selling Hay House author of Soul Centered, and her latest release is The Power of Attention: Awaken to Love and its Infinite Potential with Meditation. She was the founding education director of Deepak Chopra’s mind-body health center, and is the director of the McLean Meditation Institute where she designs and delivers programs for individuals and organizations to guide them in ways to empower themselves, reduce stress, and be more resilient. She’s been featured in a variety of award-winning movies, and her work has been touted in the New York Times, The Guardian, Washington Post, and the Los Angeles Times.

Karen Downes
Founder and CEO, The Flourish Initiative

Karen Downes obtained her MBA through hands on experience by building a start-up alternative healthcare company into a multi-million dollar enterprise, exporting products to five countries. She was a pioneer in the Aromatherapy industry, taking a fringe cottage industry into mainstream healthcare. She has delivered development programmes to thousands of women and men around the world. She is the author of 6 books including ‘Sacred Space – Restoring Harmony’. For the past two decades Karen has lived in London consulting business leaders and their executive teams and delivering development programmes across industry sectors. She is a healer, an entrepreneur, business consultant, mother and keen road cyclist.

If you have any questions, please send us an email.