We did it
On 17th July 2019 we successfully raised £6,625 with 89 supporters in 56 days

We host community-focused retreats and team-building events in natural settings to help young, urban professionals navigate their well-being

by Andrea Meszaros in London, England, United Kingdom

New stretch target

WE DID IT and on we go!!! With many of you still supporting Talent Courtyard, we are staying open right through to our deadline of July 17th 2019 at 12:07am (UK time). Anything we raise over and above our target will be spent on the support of our community - including piloting digital scalable options to provide a continued experience without physical limitations. We are full of ideas, passion and energy, just need a little help to get going! 

Thank you so much to everyone who has supported Talent Courtyard so far and helped us reach our crowdfunding target. The idea of TC was born among a handful of people and this community of young urban citizens is now constantly growing!

Join us at one of our upcoming retreats or organise team-building days for your business, where you can expect immersive experiences in natural settings, incorporating workshops related to: personal development; mental health management; arts; digital skills; mind-opening talks; physical exercise; outdoor activities; entertainment and networking opportunities.

Stay tuned for lots of exciting updates, upcoming dates and locations - COMING SOON!
http://talentcourtyard.com/


THE PROJECT

One in two professionals is unhappy with what they do on a daily basis (the number of which is even higher for young adults) (London Business School, 2017). That's why we’ve kicked-off Talent Courtyard – to support young, urban citizens of the world to tackle this problem.

At TC we create retreats for individuals and offer unique team-building activities to businesses. Our events are immersive experiences in natural settings, incorporating workshops related to: personal development; mental health management; arts; digital skills; mind-opening talks; physical exercise; outdoor activities; entertainment and networking opportunities. 

Each event is specifically designed to provide all kinds of professionals the guidance and support necessary to effectively navigate their professional and personal well-being.

THE STORY

The idea of Talent Courtyard came about when we realised that instead of being “fine”, many of our friends and colleagues were “fine…”.

In big cities like London, our work and our lives move at a rapid pace. Although we might thrive on it, the pace often makes it difficult for us to stop and reflect on how we really feel about our situation and our life choices in general.

When finally catching up with friends on various occasions, we found that we all had the same concerns and questions; so we came up with the idea of combining a fun, relaxing event with workshops and networking – to finally address these concerns and answer these questions. We ended up organising various events where people have the opportunity to relax, reflect and understand how to move forward through a set of mind-opening and entertaining activities.

THE TEAM

Our core team consists of a handful of talented people including business minds, workshop facilitators, artists and creatives who are working hard to provide a cohesive retreat experience.

Andrea, our founder is a passionate entrepreneur, strategist and personal branding coach. She cares deeply about culture & diversity and is a dancer at heart.

Tobias is a composer, musician and sound engineer. Next to experimenting with electronic and acoustic tunes, through his workshops he also aims to make music more accessible to anyone who enjoys the process of listening and playing.

Klara studied graphic design and transpersonal art therapy. The focus of her workshops is the human soul and how arts can influence it. She also practises yoga and zen shiatsu (massage).

Giulia is a certified kundalini yoga teacher and is currently training to become an art therapist. She facilitates “Yoga, Art and Storytelling” workshops for adults and children, and runs yoga courses for stress management.

Anna is an English major at heart who fulfilled her dream in becoming a photographer. With a background in community building and management she carefully curates Talent Courtyard's workshops and also materialises the shared experience in the form of photos.

Peter is a software and web developer who is both Talent Courtyard's magician in terms of everything web-related and also facilitates workshops within the digital field.

Diogo's adventurous spirit has taken him all over the world, thanks to which he discovered his passion in filming. His role at Talent Courtyard is to pass on our message through moving image and to inspire others to do what they love.

WHY ARE WE CROWDFUNDING

Through demonstrating our entrepreneurial ability, coupled with our willingness to invest our time and resources into our vision of Talent Courtyard, we have received NatWest’s support in the form of being accepted onto their Accelerator Program - this provides us with access to online support, networking events, and consultants to further aid us in our plan.

Our crowdfunding campaign is your chance to become a part of the Talent Courtyard Community, and by pledging on our rewards you will be helping us to truly realise our vision and be an integral part of our journey.

Beyond this crowdfunding campaign, we are pursuing collaborations with various partners, including: artists; artisans; schools and businesses.

WHAT WE NEED THE MONEY FOR

Your pledges will help us get off the ground; covering our startup and marketing costs, investing in our invaluable team, subject matter experts and talented speakers and securing exotic retreat locations. Anything we raise over and above our target will be spent on the support of our community - including digital scalable options to provide a continued experience without physical limitations. We are full of ideas, passion and energy, just need a little help to get going!


THE TAKEAWAY

Talent Courtyard’s events are designed for all kinds of professionals who are willing to invest in their curiosity, explore personal development opportunities beyond the usual, and to view things from new angles through the eyes of an international and open-minded crowd.

Our retreats and team-building events are designed with key takeaways in mind: providing invaluable personal development; the opportunity to push boundaries and expand your comfort zone; a network to collaborate on new projects; long-lasting relationships in a supportive community of like-minded individuals; a reconnection with nature and handcrafts; and a reconnection with each other and ourselves.


TESTIMONIALS RECEIVED

“New insights into who you are through the eyes of others”

“I felt physically tired but emotionally energised, relaxed and happy”

“Really supportive environment to build your strengths and face your weaknesses”

“Could provide something new to the work environment”

THE REWARDS

Below are some visual examples of the goodies we offer. Have a look and then head to the right hand side of this page to find out more about the goodies and our early bird tickets and sponsorship opportunities, then click on your chosen one to obtain your reward!

Delivery Dates: You will notice on the rewards on the right hand side that we have stated the expected delivery to be September 2019 for goodies, and your redeem's deadline to be May 2020 for experiences. This gives us sufficient time to deliver on time and for you to pick the upcoming dates suitable for you. 

Our next 4-day retreat takes place in the UK between Thursday, 17th October 2019 and Sunday, 20th October 2019. 

There will also be a number of other events, including team-building activities organised in various locations (within UK and Europe), during autumn-, spring-times and bank holidays starting from September 2019. More information to follow.

As soon as our campaign finishes we will be working hard to get all rewards delivered to you and set upcoming dates for our further retreats.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£500 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Early Bird Ticket for the Talent Courtyard Retreat

Get 37.5% off from one of our next 4-day retreats including accommodation, food and the programs we offer (see main description for upcoming dates and locations). This is a limited edition offer to our earliest supporters on our journey. We'll also send you a quirky digital 'Thank You' card and shout out your name on our Facebook page (unless advised otherwise). Join the experience!

£10 or more

THANK YOU!

Every bit of support helps... and as a way to say thanks for your contribution we will give you a nice shout out on our Facebook page (unless you advise us otherwise) and send you a quirky digital 'Thank You' card from Talent Courtyard.

£20 or more

Talent Courtyard Tote Bag

A limited edition natural cotton tote bag made solely for this Talent Courtyard campaign, with love. Plus, we'll also give you a nice shout out on our Facebook page (unless you advise us otherwise). If the delivery is out of Europe, we might need to add on a small fee.

£40 or more

0 of 10 claimed

1-2-1 Coaching Session

Get a 1-2-1 coaching session to cover the key areas that keep you awake at nights - with our founder, Andrea Meszaros. Andrea has coached a wide range of clients from students to company CEOs with a satisfaction rate of 100%. This is a limited edition offer to our earliest supporters on our journey. We'll also shout out your name on our Facebook page (unless advised otherwise). Join the experience!

£40 or more

4 of 100 claimed

Talent Courtyard Tote Bag + Notebook

A limited edition natural cotton tote bag made solely for this Talent Courtyard campaign + a limited edition notebook with Talent Courtyard's logo. We'll also give you a nice shout out on our Facebook page (unless you advise us otherwise).

£50 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Talent Courtyard Tote Bag + Little Surprises

A limited edition natural cotton tote bag made solely for this Talent Courtyard campaign, filled with little surprises, with love. Plus, we'll also give you a nice shout out on our Facebook page (unless you advise us otherwise).

£100 or more

Talent Courtyard Tote Bag + T-Shirt

A limited edition natural cotton tote bag + a t-shirt made solely for this Talent Courtyard campaign, with love. Plus, we'll also give you a nice shout out on our Facebook page (unless you advise us otherwise).

£500 or more

0 of 5 claimed

Become our Sponsor!

You will be one of our major sponsors and we'll showcase your business / personal logo on our promotional materials including printed publications; adverts; our website and a shout out on social media.

£550 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Early Bird Ticket + Mala Necklace

Get 37.5% off from one of our next 4-day retreats including accommodation, food and the programs we offer, PLUS a handmade personalised meditation necklace to help you recharge your energies (see main description for upcoming dates and locations). This is a limited edition offer to our earliest supporters on our journey. We'll also shout out your name on our Facebook page. Join the experience!

£550 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Early Bird Ticket with Schiatsu Massage Therapy

Get 37.5% off from one of our next 4-day retreats including accommodation, food and the programs we offer, combined with a Shiatsu Massage Therapy session during one of the afternoons of the retreat (see main description for upcoming dates and locations). This is a limited edition offer to our earliest supporters on our journey. We'll also shout out your name on our Facebook page. Join the experience!

£550 or more

0 of 20 claimed

Early Bird Ticket with a Professional Photo Shoot

Get 37.5% off from one of our next 4-day retreats including accommodation, food and the programs we offer, PLUS a professional photo shoot session during one of the afternoons of the retreat (see main description for upcoming dates and locations). This is a limited edition offer to our earliest supporters on our journey. We'll also shout out your name on our Facebook page (unless advised otherwise). Join the experience!

£550 or more

0 of 10 claimed

Early Bird Ticket with a 1-2-1 Yoga Session

Get 37.5% discount off from one of our next 4-day retreats including accommodation, food, the programs we offer PLUS a 1-2-1 yoga session on one of the afternoons (see main description for upcoming dates and locations). This is a limited edition offer to our earliest supporters on our journey. We'll also shout out your name on our Facebook page (unless advised otherwise). Join the experience!

£1,000 or more

0 of 1 claimed

Become our Main Sponsor!

You will be our highlighted main sponsor, will be invited to our retreats to talk about your project, and we'll showcase your business / personal logo on our promotional materials including printed publications; adverts; our website and a shout out on social media.

£1,200 or more

0 of 10 claimed

1-day Team Building for Businesses (max 20 people)

Get your hands on our early bird team-building event personalised to your company's needs - for a maximum of 20 people. We'll offer a 1-day unique team-building experience in a natural setting, including physical exercise, arts, networking and other fun, but thought-provoking activities. Dates can be suited to your availabilities.

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