Life Coach Retreat in Paris & the Loire

Paris September 12-18, 2020 • 7 Days/6 Nights

September 12-18, 2020 • 7 Days/6 Nights 


Girls’ Guide to Paris & Women on Fire present …

“Go on vacation and return home with a life plan!” 

Paris and the Loire Valley Tour with Debbie Phillips and Doni Belau

September 12-18, 2020…….Yes you heard right. Head off to Paris and return home with a plan in hand for the next steps in your newly transformed life! Whether you are in transition or anticipate a transition – or you simply want to plan a fantastic year ahead for yourself, this is a rare opportunity to enjoy the best of Paris and work with a world-class life and executive coach to figure out your next steps.

In a rare offering and unique collaboration with the founders of Girls’ Guide to Paris and Women on Fire, you are invited to experience the inspiration of Paris plus the tranquility and opulence of the Loire Vally coupled with the opportunity to move your life forward towards your dreams.

Girls’ Guide to Paris

Doni Belau is the founder of Girls’ Guide to Paris, the premier women’s travel program for Francophiles, specializing in bespoke tours to France and beyond. Doni is also a proud member of the Women on Fire Community having worked for many years with Ms. Phillips who has been her personal life coach. Doni credits Debbie as THE person who helped her create the life she always dreamed of. Doni & Debbie did their first Vision Day Paris Tour back in 2011. 

Debbie Phillips is the founder of Women on Fire and Vision Day, a  strategic planning program for your work and life. Best-selling author Marianne Williamson calls Women on Fire “the ultimate you-go-girl community for inspiration, strategies and support.”

Women on fire vision day

This exciting trip is open to only 15 women. For more details and to save your spot contact [email protected]

Included in this very special experience:
All lodging, all meals, wine or champagne with dinner, entry fees and tours, wine tastings, all transportation in country plus your Vision Day experience.

Airfare, incidentals and airport transfers are not included.


Women on Fire – September 12-18, 2020 

Paris & Loire Tour with Debbie & Doni

Arrive Sat. Sept 12th, Meet for champagne at our 4-star hotel and then dine at a classic Parisian bistro. 

Hotel Jobo in the Marais We love this hotel because its terribly girly, superbly decorated, in a fantastic walking neighborhood and the staff is wonderfully kind.

Sunday 13

10-12p Opening group session w/ Debbie – through fun and easy exercises and inspiration, Debbie will set the stage for you to explore your vision, dreams and goals.

12:30 Brunch nearby in the Marais sitting outside at one of Doni’s favorite cafés. (weather permitting) 

2:30p visit the Atelier des Lumieres, the most exciting new museum in Paris. This is an immersive museum, with sound and moving images – most find it utterly mind blowing! 

Head back to our hotel to relax and regroup. 

5p Head north to walk the backroads of Montmartre and enjoy a tour of Amelie’s stomping ground. After our walk we’ll stop for an aperitif. Then we’ll head over to Belleville to sing for our dinner with our own Accordion player and some classic Chanson. Think Edith Piaf. 

Monday 14

10-12 Today we’ll take a walking tour to learn more about the History of Women in Paris walk with Doni’s friend Katrin Hodapp, a former literary agent and 20-year Parisian resident. 

We’ll end the walk at Shakespeare & Co (the best bookstore in the world) to buy your favorite book on Paris and then we’ll lunch at a charming crêperie.

Rest from 2-4 (or free time to shop on your own) 

4-6p Tea at the hotel and discussion with Debbie on how to live your life “on fire” with passion and purpose.

Feast tonight on superb Moroccan food.

Tuesday 15

9:30-12 Session with Debbie on self-care practices and a continuation of discovering your dreams and setting plans for your future at Doni’s place on the Ile St. Louis, simple French baguette lunch at her flat. 

Head out to the Bagatelle gardens where we’ll take a tour with one of the most knowledgeable florists and gardeners in the city, she does the flowers for the American Embassy. She also has special permission to get into the Bagatelle Chateau, frequented by Marie Antoinette, it is a jewel box and a wonder.

Back to hotel by 6p to Rest and relax.

Dine at a unique Michelin Star restaurant serving only natural wines. 

Wednesday 16

9:30-10:30 Brief check-in with Debbie for questions and answers. 

11a depart for the Loire Valley (2.5 hour drive)

Stop for lunch in Orleans and if time allows visit the birthplace of Jean D’Arc.

Check into our Loire Valley Chateau, this hotel is known for its extraordinary gardens and its collection of heirloom tomatoes, we’ll be there during peak tomato bloom time!

Dine at the hotel amongst the flowers. 

 Thursday 17

10-12p Session with Debbie to craft your blueprint of your dreams and desires.

Visit Vieux Tours and enjoy an alfresco lunch there.

Visit Villandry, Doni’s favorite Chateau known mainly for its extraordinary gardens. (below)


In the early evening we’ll enjoy a wine tasting in Chinon followed by a special dinner and if time allows, we’ll head to the specatacle at Azay-Le-Rideau.

Friday 18

Rise and shine on the early side so we can head to Chenonceau (above) – the most beautiful of all the Chateaux. 

 11-12:30 Closing session with Debbie on taking your plan home and establishing the support you need to put it into action!

1pm Enjoy a Michelin star lunch in Blois at a very avant guard place. 

3pm Train back to Paris. 

Your investment for this experience is:

$7,995 if you register by 9/27/19 (we expect this special tour to sell out quickly so don’t wait until September to sign up!)

$8,995, after 9/27/19. Payment plans are available.

Typically we take $1000 down to hold your space. Then you can pay in two more increments. Jan 2nd, 2020 $4000, July 2nd, 2020 final payment due. If you prefer to make small payments more frequently, please contact us. [email protected]

Please note: Investment for an individual Vision Day with Debbie is $10,000. You will return home from this Vision Day with a blueprint in hand – plus you will have had a world-class vacation.

Additionally: Pre-Trip and Post-Trip Sessions

Each attendee will have a 45 minute session with Debbie Phillips to determine what you will want to work on in France, plus after the trip  she will check in with you to see how you are doing with your new plan. 

Any doubts? Read the Girls’ Guide to Paris Trip Advisor Reviews. Contact us today! [email protected] 

Cancellation Policy: Because we have to book hotels in advance, we don’t allow cancellations once you’ve put down your deposit which is why we strongly suggest travel insurance. 


Doni above with a group in Paris (legs crossed center)

WOF members

Debbie with WOF members (2nd from left)

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