design your life women’s retreat:
discover how to flourish in every season of your life!

Featuring Susan Burnett, CO-Founder and CEO of Designing Your Life Consulting

Matera (Italy), Sept. 27th-29th, 2024


Welcome to Design Your Life Retreat in Matera: 2 days immersive experience designed to help your life and career flourish.

Engage with dynamic workshops, connect with a global community of inspiring women, explore how to align your career and personal life with your deepest values and aspirations. Unlock the tools to design a future filled with purpose, fulfillment, and impact.

Discover Matera’s unique beauty and history as part of this experience, with special activities that connect you to the local tradition and innovation.

Join us for an unforgettable journey!


You will attend workshops that challenge and inspire: from exploring new career pathways to enhancing personal well-being, each session is created to provide you with the tools and insights to design a life of fulfillment and impact.

You will enjoy networking activities, explore the city of Matera and its traditions, meet local people, and dive yourself in wellness experiences for your mind and body.


Design Thinking and Life Design Introduction: conversations about what drives your life today
Dysfunctional Beliefs: discover and reformulate dysfunctional beliefs that prevent you from achieving your goals
Your Compass: reflect on your work and life purpose; identify your drivers and motivations for the future
Balance and Energy: assess your flourishing and energy levels and design improvements using design thinking
Frame and Reframe: the art of framing and reframing through radical collaboration to look at your life with fresh eyes
Odyssey Journeys: discover how to prototype three possible future paths for your life
Designer’s Action plan: use design tools to create action plans for real change
Radical collaboration: connect with other women and create the life design community you need

Why OUR dyl retreat is right for you

Our Design Your Life Retreat is designed for women of all ages and backgrounds – whether you’re a University student, a freelancer, a corporate professional, an unemployed or retired woman. If any of the following goals resonate with you, then our DYL Retreat is right for you:

  • You’re in search of a methodology to design and prototype your new life projects
  • You want to design a path that aligns more closely with your life and work vision
  • You wish to delve into your journey, aiming to create a multi-level positive impact on your life
  • You’re transitioning to a new role within your company and need guidance on navigating this change
  • You aim to break free from limiting beliefs that obscure alternative solutions
  • You’re curious to view your life from new perspectives, supported by a community dedicated to Life Design

Logistics information

🗓️ DYL Workshop will be held on Sept. 27th – 29th, 2024

  • Friday evening welcome event 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday all-day event 9:00 am – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday mid-day event 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

✈️ You can easily reach Matera by bus or taxi from Bari-Palese Airport (BRI).

💰 Pricing: 1.500,00€ + VAT (22%) per person – Bring your friends, the more the merrier and receive a 10% discount each

What’s included:

  • 2 days Design Your Life in-person workshop with American and Italian instructors
  • We will immerse you in a Matera experience with our local community, where you won’t have to worry about a thing from Friday evening to Sunday morning

What’s NOT included:

  • Travel arrangements: you are responsible for your round-trip travel arrangements to Matera
  • Accommodation: we will provide recommendations for accommodations in the area to let you choose and book your top choice


🇺🇸 Susan Burnett

CO-Founder and CEO of Designing Your Life Consulting, Chair, Board of Directors, Rising International, Start-Up Advisor.

🇮🇹 Francesca Parviero

CEO & Founder of Linkbeat Società Benefit S.r.l., Design Your Life certified coach and facilitator.

🇮🇹 Elena Santambrogio

Design Your Life certified facilitator and VP People & Culture EMEA at Warner Bros. Discovery.

Francesca Parviero met Susan Burnett & Kathy Davies in New York in 2018 while attending Design Your Life for Women. In 2019 she curated the Italian edition of the book Design Your Life published by Rizzoli BUR. Linkbeat stands as the only Italian company certified as a workshop provider using the Design Your Life methodology.