Your hosts at Domaine de Pessel are Christine Miller and Alan Johnson.
We’ve been married for over 40 years, spent most of our lives in London, and we bought Domaine de Pessel in July 2015 as part of a new adventure.
Christine is an author, editor, psychologist, creativity and leadership consultant with a passion for potential; Alan has an engineering background and is a publisher and project manager.
Together we created ReSource Magazine, now evolved into an online source of business and personal development information, with an extensive range of topics from high quality contributors. The timeless articles cover Creativity and Innovation, Inspiration, Marketing, Stress Management, Entrepreneurship, Coaching and Mentoring, Health, Wellbeing, NLP, Spirituality, Wealth and more.
We’ve travelled extensively and lived in many different countries, now living in the UK and France.
We knew Pessel was the place for us the very first time we visited, and as we had already seen over 50 properties, we remain confident it was the right choice.
Pessel is a 17th and 18th century estate, with 23 hectares (over 60 acres) of land, 2 hectares of which are delightful gardens, with fields, meadows and forest making up the rest.
The estate has beauty, wildlife, wonderful views, peace, and space. The buildings have been carefully renovated to retain their original features, whilst offering all modern conveniences and a quality of life which is irresistible.
The previous owner told us that she cried every time she had to leave, she loved Pessel so much – and we’re beginning to understand exactly what she meant …
We now spend our time between the UK (where our children and grandchildren are based) and France.
We want to continue the established tradition of offering our two lovely cottages and pigeonnier to people who appreciate a high quality environment which is surrounded by unspoilt nature, yet close to all amenities.
Pessel has a high standard of accommodation and comfort, in an area of outstanding cultural, artistic and historical interest. Now we are also sharing our home and hospitality with our retreat attendees who can relish the beauty.
With Domaine de Pessel, we are fulfilling a long-held vision and creating retreats and other transformational events so that our guests can enjoy beauty and peace in Nature and be inspired and refreshed by Pessel’s magic and the wisdom we can share from our learnings and life experiences.
Please browse the site and contact us with any questions.
We look forward to welcoming you soon.
Christine and Alan
About Your Retreat Leader & Facilitator Christine Miller
A passionate advocate for creativity, for human potential and global transformation, Christine has rich experience in leadership and transformation, an ethos absorbed and further refined from her research and unrivalled time spent with some of the world’s greatest thinkers including HH Dalai Lama, Edward de Bono, Baroness Susan Greenfield, Tony Buzan and Jack Canfield.
With a varied and successful career across a variety of roles and sectors over 30 years – board director, publisher, author, poet, psychologist, executive coach, speaker, mentor – she now focuses on developing resourceful growth, nurturing creative spirit and releasing leadership potential in self, others and organisations.
Christine pursues ongoing research interests in human potential, gaining a Master’s degree with distinction for her work with young people in trouble. Featured in prestige publication The Economist Guide to Coaching and Mentoring, you can find out more about this work here.
In the interest of fostering transformational growth, she has recently interviewed over 60 global leaders from all sectors about organisational shifts to a more sustainable, caring and responsible model, the results of which will be available in the form of a book, talks and workshops.
Christine designs her retreats, workshops, consultations and training as a powerful resource to create an upsurge in inspiration and innovation, reduce stress and anxiety, and foster creative joy and fulfilment in an environment of beauty where you can elevate and expand your mind-set and focus on something you love.