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.
Two in three young professionals is unhappy with what they do on a daily basis (London Business School, 2017). That’s why we’ve kicked-off Talent Courtyard – to support young, urban citizens of the world to break everyday routines and inspire a renewed sense of purpose, growth and adventure through community-focused creative wellbeing events designed for individuals and businesses.
At TC, our events are immersive experiences in natural settings, incorporating workshops related to: personal development; wellbeing management; arts; mind-opening talks; 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 wellbeing.
We are individuals with diverse backgrounds, from various countries, of all ages: a selection of entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, freelancers.
We all share the curiosity for the new, while we find mental- and physical health particularly important in our work-life. We are a global and inclusive network of professionals.
- Andrea MeszarosFounder & Coach
Andrea is founder of Talent Courtyard, holistic coach, visiting lecturer and professional trainer with 6+ years experience, specialising in positive psychology and NLP and passionate about culture and diversity. She is curious about various perspectives, logic and emotions. Her workshops are friendly, interactive, collaborative and educative.
- Tobias SvenssonMusic Workshop Facilitator
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 Gaspar Art Therapeutic Counsellor
Klari, who has a BA degree in graphic design, studied CBT (cognitive and behavioural therapy) and is just finishing her last year at Tobias School of Art & Therapy to become a transpersonal arts counsellor. She likes to combine her interest in meditation and eastern philosophies with the humanistic, transpersonal and somatic approach in art therapy.
- Giulia Dell’AnnaYoga Teacher & Arts Facilitator
Giulia is guided by her introspective curiosity, thus she decided to study Italian Modern Literature as her first degree. Her mindful approach to life led her to become a certified kundalini yoga teacher and to start her training to become an art therapist. She runs yoga courses for stress management and creative workshops to support self-discovery.
- Jess LongArtist and Arts Facilitator
Jess is an Artist and Arts Facilitator who runs arts workshops for local communities and teams in office working environments. She is also currently undertaking a Masters in Psychotherapy with a focus on using the creative arts in therapy and works as Legal Counsel for an International Girls Rights NGO.
- Margarita MadridChief-Happifier
Margarita has a Master in Psychology and loves working with individuals, organisations and the community to help them to become happier, more resilient and thrive. Her workshops help to build healthier habits allowing to be more productive and creative. With a multi-cultural upbringing, she worked in large and small companies in different countries and industries, which together with her curiosity drives her to seek new challenges and to learn new things.
- Peter RonaiWeb Designer
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.