Chapter Retreat

Mitchelton Winery
15-17 February 2019


We always have our eyes set on The One. In archery, you can launch an arrow with force by pulling it back a little bit before you let it go towards your target. As we strive for this year’s One key goal and come up with a new One for the year to come, let’s pause, reflect and recharge for the next steps.

It’s time to switch off from the daily grind, step back and focus our thoughts on the path that lies ahead. Let’s take this opportunity to re-energise and gather momentum before we gear up to challenge ourselves, innovate and make the progress that will propel us to greater heights and let us hit our mark.

Set among the tranquil surrounds of Mitchelton, one of Australia’s favourite wineries, the EO Melbourne chapter retreat is a chance to bring together minds and hearts and hone individual capabilities as we build a stronger sense of community within our chapter. Over three days, be inspired by renowned keynote speakers, have fun and get motivated to keep reaching for your One. We welcome Members, Partners and Sponsors to attend.


15 February
  • 11:00 - 12:00

    Guest Arrival
    Bag Drop and Registration

  • 12:00 - 14:00


  • 14:00 - 15:00

    Learning Session 1
    Meaning and Mastery – Phil Nosworthy

  • 15:00 - 15:30

    Afternoon Tea Break & Key Collection

  • 15:30 - 17:00

    Learning Session 2
    Prevent Burnout and Mitigate Anxiety – Chelsea Pottenger

  • 17:00 - 18:30

    Free Time

  • 18:30 - 19:30

    Welcome Drinks in Tower

  • 19:30 - 23:00

    Dinner and Keynote

    7.30pm – Degustation Dinner @ Muse Restaurant

    7.45pm – Keynote
    The Pressure of Leadership
    Matthew Keenan & Brad McGee OAM

16 February
  • 06:30 - 07:30

    Morning Yoga

  • 07:00 - 08:45


  • 09:00 - 10:30

    Learning Session 4
    The One Workshop (Members only)
    Facilitator: Phil Nosworthy

    Partners Concurrent Event – Meditation Session

  • 10:30 - 11:00

    Morning Tea Break

  • 11:00 - 13:00

    Learning Session 5
    (Panel Session)
    Everything you need to know about selling online

    Panel discussion with Nathan Chan, Sabri Suby, Greta Van Reil and Erika Geraerts.

  • 13:00 - 14:00

    BBQ Lunch

  • 14:00 - 15:30

    Learning Session 6
    Fireside Chat with Launa Inman

  • 16:00 - 18:00

    Various Activities:
    – The Goulburn Explorer and Tahbilk Wine Tasting Tour
    – Swettenham Stud Tour – Stallion Parade
    – Private Wine Tasting @ Mitchelton Winery

  • 18:00 - 19:00

    Free Time

  • 19:00 - 20:00

    Gallery – Meet the Curator
    Pre-Dinner Drinks, Gallery of Aboriginal Art Tour with Adam Knight

  • 20:00 - 22:30

    Dinner – Hell in Cellar

  • 23:00 - late

    • Drinks/Cellar Party
    • Silent Disco
17 February
  • 08.00 - 10.00


  • 11.00 - 12.00



Chelsea Pottenger

Chelsea Pottenger is the managing director of EQ Consulting. She had 12 years of corporate experience before she shifted her career path, took up a PhD in clinical psychology and neuroscience, and became the poster girl for mental health and mindfulness in Australia. Chelsea has become an internationally accredited mindfulness and meditation teacher as well as a proud ambassador of R U Ok? and the Gidget Foundation. She provides workshops on preventing burnout and mitigating anxiety.

Chelsea works with companies such as Uber, eBay, Telstra, GrainCorp, The Iconic and Mercedes-Benz, to name a few, and is regularly featured in Marie Claire, Women’s Health and the Daily Mail, and on Channel 9, ABC News and 2Day FM. A mum, a lover of the outdoors, a foodie and a newbie to surfing, Chelsea is always searching for new ways to be in the flow. Get ready to laugh, learn, grow and walk away with some life-changing tools to help you become more successful, more energised and, most importantly, more resilient to tackle any challenge that life throws your way.

Phill Nosworthy

Phill Nosworthy is an executive advisor, social impact strategist and speaker about the future of work, career acceleration, personal mastery and modern leadership. His insights into making work and life meaningful have gained him a cult following among high performers of Fortune-listed companies, world champion athletes and Hollywood entertainers. He has worked in more than 40 cities and 25 countries globally and counts Microsoft, ING, Universal Music and the Commonwealth Bank among his clients. He is the founder of Switch L+D, a tech-first learning and development platform used by some of the world’s largest companies.

Phill is a multi-disciplined and influential executive coach, speaker and change-maker in the area of adding meaning to business and life, and his powerful messages serve as a catalyst, inspiring and challenging audiences through conversations on leadership, personal branding, staff engagement and client experience. Phill’s authentic speaking style is completely engaging and flecked with humour, compelling real-world case studies, behavioural science, and tales from his own experiences as well as ancient myth.

Matthew Keenan

Thanks to his encyclopedic knowledge of world cycling and poised yet passionate delivery, Matthew Keenan has established himself as Australia’s leading cycling broadcaster. His commitments with SBS include calling the world’s greatest cycling events – including the Giro d’Italia, Vuelta a España and the UCI Road World Championships – as well as producing and hosting The Bike Lane. Matthew’s voice is synonymous with Australia’s summer of cycling, and he is kept busy hosting countless functions, including the Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards, and commentating on various television networks, including for Channel Seven’s coverage of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

Before venturing into the world of sports broadcasting, Matthew worked in corporate affairs, marketing and media relations. He is also an ambassador for the Baker Institute and the Carlton Football Club. After working alongside commentary icons Phil Liggett and Paul Sherwen for 10 years, Matthew stepped up as the lead commentator at the 2017 Tour de France. With 12-time Tour de France stage winner Robbie McEwen as his co-commentator, Matthew calls the biggest races on the cycling calendar.

Brad McGee OAM

Bradley McGee started cycling at the age of 10 years old. In 2017, he was inducted into the Sports Australia Hall of Fame after an extraordinary career. An Olympic gold medalist on the track, he also won two world titles and five Commonwealth Games gold medals. In 2003, on the streets of Paris, he won the opening stage of the Tour de France to take the yellow jersey. He also wore the leader’s jersey in cycling’s two other major tours, the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España.
After retiring from racing, he became a sports director (cycling’s equivalent of the senior coach at an AFL club) for one of the world’s biggest teams, helping guide Spain’s Alberto Contador to success. Brad is now Cycling Australia’s technical director, responsible to bring the national team together for world championships, Commonwealth and Olympic Games, and head cycling coach of the New South Wales Institute of Sport (NSWIS).

Gretta van Riel

One of Australia’s top young serial entrepreneurs, Gretta van Riel has five multi-million-dollar startups under her belt and prides herself on turning audiences into brands and trends into markets. At 22, Gretta founded her first startup, SkinnyMe Tea, with only $24 in the bank. The brand gained global success and won Shopify’s Build a Business competition in 2013. She also co-created The 5TH Watches, which achieved $100K in revenue during its first day of sales.

Recently, Gretta shifted her focus from e-commerce to tech and has over 16 million combined followers on Instagram across accounts. With her extensive knowledge of the influencer marketing landscape as a brand as well as an influencer herself, Gretta launched Hey Influencers, a platform making influencer marketing simple. Learn the power of social media influencers in online marketing with Gretta’s experience and expertise in relationship management and campaign creation.

Erika Geraerts

In her twenties, Erika Geraerts has already co-founded three businesses: Willow & Blake, a content agency; Little Big Sugar Salt, a cafe in Abbotsford; and Frank Body, a skincare company that went on to become an international beauty brand. Erika has since moved on from these businesses and has been working on her new venture in beauty: Fluff. She has also written a children’s book, Me Too, with her best friend and creative partner, Charl Laubscher. Erika likes to spend her time around equal amounts of plants, dogs, good friends, and good food and coffee.

Nathan Chan

Frustrated by the lack of quality online content for novice and early-stage entrepreneurs, Nathan Chan created Foundr, a global media and education company that produces magazines and online courses for entrepreneurs. What started out as a fun side project has grown into a flourishing business: millions of people consume its content every month, and Richard Branson, Arianna Huffington, Mark Cuban and Tim Ferriss have graced its magazine covers. Foundr breaks down entrepreneurs’ strategies and experiences into actionable, battle-tested content through magazines, podcasts, videos, blogs and online courses so that its readers can build and grow their own successful business.

Sabri Suby

Sabri Suby is the founder and head of growth at King Kong. A serial entrepreneur and marketing specialist in the direct-response space focusing on digital, Sabri started King Kong from a rented bedroom with only $50 and a computer, and he got his first client by hustling and cold-calling businesses. Now, King Kong is recognised by the Australian Financial Review as the fastest-growing digital marketing agency in Australia. Sabri enjoys marketing, problem solving and automation, and he is always open to fresh ideas and new ventures.

Launa Inman

Telstra Australian Businesswoman of the Year and Victoria Businesswoman of the Year awardee in 2003, Launa Inman has vast experience in multi-brand wholesaling, retailing, e-commerce, strategic planning, marketing and corporate restructuring. In 2015, the Australian Marketing Institute awarded her the prestigious Sir Charles McGrath Award for her significant contribution to the field of marketing and wider industry achievements. Launa has served as managing director / CEO of Officeworks, Target Australia and Billabong International, where she was one of only six female CEOs in the ASX 200.

Launa spent seven years as a non-executive director on the Commonwealth Bank board, where she was also part of the risk, remuneration and audit committee. Currently, Launa is a non-executive director of the Super Retail Group, where she is chair of the remuneration committee, and a Board member of Precinct, a New Zealand commercial property group. She also serves on two not-for-profit boards: the Alannah & Madeline Foundation and the Virgin Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Adam Knight

Since opening his first art gallery in 1995, fine art consultant Adam Knight has opened and operated six commercial art galleries and influenced the careers of some of the most important Aboriginal artists. Co-founder and director of the Mitchelton Gallery of Aboriginal Art, Adam was introduced to the Aboriginal culture at a young age. His commitment to the artists continuing this rich tradition today has led to a career that has spanned more than 25 years.

Recognised as a leading figure in the contemporary Aboriginal art industry, Adam is the president of the Aboriginal Art Association of Australia, an approved valuer of the Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program, a member of the Indigenous Code of Conduct, a member of the Art Consultants Association of Australia and a perpetual benefactor of the Gold Coast Art Gallery. Adam is also the principal consultant to Australia’s most active private collector of Indigenous artwork, Dr Patrick Corrigan AM, and he has curated over 80 exhibitions throughout Australia and abroad.


This year’s EO Melbourne chapter retreat is an escape to a lush place where you can recharge by day and relax by night.

One of Australia’s most awarded wineries, Mitchelton lies just 90 minutes from Melbourne, on the banks of the Goulburn River. An ideal choice for explorers, special events, memorable weddings and group escapes, it’s a setting full of modern comfort and timeless natural and architectural beauty, with its winery, cellar door and iconic tower designed by Robin Boyd, one of Australia’s most renowned architects, and completed by the equally admired Ted Ashton.

Setting a new standard for accommodation in Victoria’s picturesque Goulburn Valley, Mitchelton now offers its own on-site accommodation with the same impeccable attention to detail as its wines. A range of room options at Mitchelton Hotel provides spaces both intimate and inviting, and the perfect place to enjoy a night away from the city and surrounded by an estate of ordered beauty. Designed by the internationally renowned architectural and interior design practice of Hecker Guthrie, featuring both earthy tones and every modern luxury, each of the 58 rooms is a personal sanctuary with the full offering of the winery at the door and a pool available for guests.

Unwind in the tranquil confines of nature’s surroundings at the Mitchelton Day Spa, where an assortment of botanical therapies and spa treatments are consciously created to capture the serenity of the Goulburn Valley. Committed to protecting the environment of its picturesque backyard, the team at Mitchelton is a proud custodian of a sustainable and distinct eco-system. Mitchelton’s winery and vineyard are internationally accredited and proud members of the Australian Wine Industry’s new environmental best-practice code, Entwine.

To reserve your room at Mitchelton Hotel, email hotel@mitchelton.com.au or call (03) 5736 2288, and make sure you mention EO Melbourne. To learn more about Mitchelton, head to their website: https://mitchelton.com.au/.

To book a relaxing treatment at Mitchelton Day Spa, we highly recommend that you book well in advance. Bookings can be made directly with the spa via dayspa@mitchelton.com.au or by calling (03) 5736 2294. The Day Spa is open seven days a week from 10 am to 7 pm. More details can be found at https://mitchelton.com.au/day-spa/.


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