FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL

Talent Courtyard designs engaging, educative and measurable wellbeing programmes for urban citizens of the world to inspire a new sense of purpose. We aim to enhance personal and professional wellbeing by reducing stress, stretching comfort zones, increasing confidence and strengthening community through virtual and physical events. We offer wellbeing support that relates to wellbeing management, personal & professional development, arts & music, physical exercise and networking opportunities.
Talent Courtyard is based primarily in London, although our diverse community is located around the globe. Each of our workshops and retreats are uniquely tailored, therefore the location depends on the event.
Our feedback forms are distributed to participants before and after the Talent Courtyard events to see the following:
  • what makes attendees sign up to an event;
  • measure feelings of stress, resilience, work/peer & personal relationships, sense of community/belonging, focus, engagement, and confidence levels;
  • understand our attendees' takeaways from the session;
  • their rating of our facilitators.
By taking initiative to take control of your wellbeing, you may experience a sense of community or belonging, gain tools to better manage your wellbeing, build your confidence, step out of your comfort zone, and improve your stress management.
Due to the coronavirus epidemic, all of our current events are taking place virtually. We are eager to start hosting physical events when it is safe to do so.
More information about our cancellation and refund policy can be found on our Terms & Conditions page. The policies are specific for business and individual customers and are distinguished between retreats versus workshops.
To read more about collecting personal data and data security, please refer to the terms outlined in our Privacy Policy.
If you are currently experiencing financial circumstances that affect your ability to afford a particular activity, please get in touch with us via email at contact@talentcourtyard.com.
We love to hear feedback from our community as it helps us improve our services for you! You're welcome to leave us a review on Trustpilot and Facebook, share your thoughts on our Post-Wellbeing Questionnaire, or post a comment on our Instagram, LinkedIn, or YouTube.

FOR INDIVIDUALS

Our workshops are divided into 4 categories, namely Creativity for Wellbeing, Mindful Wellbeing, Personal Development & Emotional Wellbeing and Professional Wellbeing. Each week we’ll focus on one of the different categories and every month we highlight a particular theme that all of the workshops are centred around. For each individual workshop, the facilitator will introduce themselves and begin with a brief meditation exercise or ice breaker to get to know attendees and set a friendly atmosphere. We then ease into the main activity of the workshop, which includes conversations, useful tools and techniques and perspectives from others. Towards the end, there will be time for reflections, sharing thoughts, socialising and networking.
All of our workshops are designed to be accessible for anyone. No previous experience is required!
Our Monthly Wellbeing Package includes 4 consecutive workshops once per week, commenced anytime during a month starting from the date of purchase.
You will find the price of each event on their specific purchase page. For more information see HERE.
We mainly accept online payments via credit/debit card. If you wish to pay via bank transfer, please contact us at contact@talentcourtyard.com.
We apologise for the inconvenience! If your event link is not working, please get in touch with us at contact@talentcourtyard.com.
Certain workshops are recorded. If so, it will be stated on the purchase page of the product.
After attending certain workshops, a certificate will be provided. If so, it will be stated on the purchase page of the product, together with all relevant details and requirements.

FOR COMPANIES

By investing in employees' wellbeing, employers get £5 return for every £1 invested in mental health (Deloitte, 2020). The long-term and lasting positive impact on employees comes from continuously engaging with our workshops, thus, we encourage you to select our bespoke programmes. Based on the Wellbeing Assessments we conduct with attendees of our wellbeing workshops, 97.5% of participants working from home said our workshops helped them improve their overall wellbeing, and 98.1% of participants were interested in attending more workshops online. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits our events provide, check our corporate offering HERE.
Talent Courtyard offers a large selection of workshops that come in various formats such as interactive workshops, webinars or seminars, group and 1-2-1 coaching, morning and lunch-time sessions and guided meditation. Employers can choose to arrange individual workshops, tailored programmes or (virtual) retreats.
Yes, we tailor workshops for companies based on their teams' needs. In fact, we can conduct an anonymous survey to better understand your teams’ concerns and/or needs and address them thereafter in our workshops.
Categories are how we organize our workshops by area of interest and/or need, to make browsing and choosing workshops easier for you. Our four categories are: Creativity for Wellbeing, Mindful Wellbeing, Personal Development & Emotional Wellbeing and Professional Wellbeing. You can read more about our categories HERE.
Our wellbeing programmes are designed to improve professional, personal and creative skills. They are classified according to themes on Stress Management and Resilience, Productivity and Time Management, Positivity and Growth Mindset, and Creativity and Innovation. We offer four different packages, the intro, the starter, the standard and the boost packages based on the number of workshops you would like to arrange in a set year. You can read more about our programmes HERE.
A Virtual Retreat is typically either a half-day or one-day event that includes selected wellbeing workshops, such as a de-stressing yoga and meditation practice, an interactive collaborative art and a positive thinking techniques workshop, as well as opportunities to socialise and network with others to help employees relax and recharge in a community-focused setting. We also offer weekend-long Virtual Retreats or can entirely tailor the content of these to your needs.
The objective of the Wellbeing Assessment is to measure the positive impact our workshops have on our attendees’ wellbeing. Our feedback forms are distributed to participants before and after a Talent Courtyard events to see the following:
  • what makes attendees sign up to an event;
  • measure feelings of stress, resilience, work/peer & personal relationships, sense of community/belonging, focus, engagement, and confidence levels;
  • understand attendees’ takeaways from the activities;
  • their rating of our facilitators.
The number of the attendees depends on the setting. Usually, in our smaller, interactive workshops we host groups of up to 50 people physically, and up to 100 people for online activities. Our larger, online webinars can be attended by an unlimited number of people.
The corporate workshops are designed to fit around the working schedule of employees, so they usually take between 60 and 90 minutes. We also offer 30/45 minute morning and lunch-time sessions of selected workshops.
Each session is available online, in-person and in hybrid formats, and can be tailored according to requirements.
For any information regarding our prices please reach out to us at contact@talentcourtyard.com.
Yes, companies can attend individual workshops if they wish to have a taster of our workshops before committing to corporate programmes or if they wish to offer gift cards to their employees to choose the best workshops for themselves. For more information about our upcoming individual workshops see HERE and find out more about our gift cards HERE.

E – GIFT CARDS

Our E-Gift Cards offer you an opportunity to give someone special a new experience filled with relaxation and reflection, by gifting them online wellbeing workshops of their choice or our monthly package. To find out more about our gift card, see HERE.
E-Gift Cards can be used for up to 6 months after the date of purchase.
Yes! E-Gift Cards can be purchased for individuals or in bulk quantities for your organisation. Companies & teams that wish to purchase at least 10 tickets will receive a discount. If interested, please get in touch with us at contact@talentcourtyard.com.

IN-PERSON RETREATS

As a result of the coronavirus epidemic, Talent Courtyard retreats will be postponed until we can ensure safety for everyone.
Our retreats are 4-day immersive long weekends in natural settings, incorporating workshops related to: personal development; mental health management; arts and digital skills; mind-opening talks; physical exercise; outdoor activities; entertainment and networking opportunities. We invite speakers and subject matter experts from all over the world to facilitate these activities. Each event is designed to address the needs and requirements of our attendees so we can provide them the guidance and support necessary to effectively navigate their professional and personal wellbeing. We understand that by attending the retreat some people might need time on their own, hence attending all workshops is not compulsory.
We are proud to have a diverse community of individuals attending our retreats! These people are from various countries from all over the world, of all ages, with most of them in their late 20s, 30s and 40s. A selection of working professionals, including entrepreneurs, creatives, artists, freelancers and passionate experts in any particular topic. The attributes all of us share are being social, open-minded, curious and respectful of others regardless of their backgrounds and values!
Usually 15-20 people attend one retreat, while the size of our events vary.
We offer a selection of workshops related to personal development; mental health management; arts and digital skills. Our other programs include mind-opening talks; physical exercise; outdoor activities; entertainment and networking opportunities. There will also be a special secret program offered during the retreat which we base on the interest of our attendees. Plus, there are also further programs available for a fee, such as a massage in your free time, etc.. These and the price rates will be all included in your welcome pack once you applied to the retreat. During the 4 days you might want to spend some time on your own which we totally understand. Therefore, all activities offered to you are optional to attend, you decide what is the best for you!
For any information regarding our prices please reach out to us at contact@talentcourtyard.com.
We do not recommend arriving or leaving outside of the retreat times because we want you to get as much time with your new community as possible, and get the most out of this experience. It’s only 4 days in the end! However, you can still do so, it’s your decision, while arriving late or leaving early means you might miss out on some activities. Please note that we won’t be able to modify the price of the retreat as the perks included need to be confirmed way in advance for everyone. Thank you for your understanding!
Unfortunately, only registered participants are allowed. While we do love pets, they are also not allowed.
We offer a variety of options, including vegan, gluten- and dairy-free! Once we receive your application, we’ll be in touch with more info and also inquire about your requirements.

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