A creative awakening in beautiful Hotwell House

When you’re a creative person, you need to do creative work. It’s how your brain is wired. It’s what lights you up from the inside out and makes you feel happy, whole and fulfilled. And when you are all of these things the people around you benefit too – everyone’s a winner!

But here’s the thing – it’s not always easy to answer the call of your creative soul. Life has a habit of getting in the way – bills need paying, relationships need looking after, kids need nurturing. And before you know it, you’ve strayed from the creative path, you’re working in a job that is dulling your sparkle, and your creative soul is feeling very sorry for itself, sitting forlornly in the corner of your life, asking ‘but but but but, what about me?’

Sound familiar?

Here’s another thing – the world needs happy creative people

doing their happy creative thing – now more than ever. We are here to tell stories, lift spirits, make people laugh, make people think, make people question things, stimulate important debate and add glorious colour to this business we call life. And you, as a creative person have a role to play in this.

What is it that’s burning inside of you and needs to be made manifest? And what is it that’s holding you back? Are you ready to dig deep, make time and space in your life for your creative work and bring it to the world with courage and commitment?

If the answer is a resounding YES, I would love you to join me for an intense but fun and inspiring weekend in beautiful Hotwell House where you will reconnect with that part of yourself that is longing to create, meet other inspiring people and leave with a solid plan on what the next steps to creative fulfilment are for you.


This workshop is about reconnecting with your creative soul and over the course of the two days we will:

– Begin with your story – what has brought you to where you are today and why is creativity lacking in your life right now.

– Get to know your saboteur – that nagging little voice that says ‘you can’t, you won’t and you shouldn’t.’ And if this voice has been calling the shots for too long, we’ll dig deep to uncover why.

– Discover what’s keeping you stuck or spinning in the mud rather than moving forward with your creative work.

– Get to know the true artist within – the part of you that has your back and wants you to be brave and bold in the decisions you make to support your creativity.

– Discover your unique creative process and what you need to do in order to support your creative soul, begin exciting and inspiring work, and more importantly, finish it.

– Get creative – in a practical sense! On Day 2 of the weekend you’ll get to brainstorm some ideas, get started on a creative project and present it at the end of the workshop to the group. It doesn’t have to be your magnum opus; it’s more important to be brave and have fun.

– Develop a strategy and some practical action plans for bringing more creativity into your life so that you can continue on the creative path when the weekend is over.

A treat for the body, mind and creative soul

The workshop will take place in the stunning and tranquil surrounds of Hotwell House in Co. Meath and shared accommodation will be available in the recently renovated Coach House.

Each room has an ensuite bathroom and has been beautifully decorated in keeping with the rustic style of the farmhouse. You will also have access to the beautiful grounds and gardens for a stroll and some reflection at the end of the day.

As creativity does not thrive on an empty tummy, all meals will be provided, including mid morning snacks, buffet lunch, a delicious two-course evening meal with wine on the Saturday night and breakfast on the Sunday morning.

And for those of you who would like to treat your selves to a relaxing Reiki session, this can be booked in advance by emailing bexwilk@gmail.com.

Sessions are €40 for 45 minutes or €30 for 30 minutes and can be paid via PayPal or in cash over the weekend.

What is my investment?

€295 for the weekend including meals and shared accommodation.
Payments can be made via PayPal or Credit/Debit card.
Are you ready to heed the call of your creative soul?

I’m interested but can’t make those dates

Kind words from previous workshop attendees.


"Jude has an amazing talent for getting past the saboteurs and the Impostor Syndrome and finding the heart of your creativity. I realised ideas and passions in my session with Jude that were buried very, very deep down. However, I’ve come away, inspired, focused and with an actionable plan for an exciting new creative adventure. I have no hesitation in recommending Jude as a wonderful creative coach!"

Georgie St Clair

– Artist


"I can honestly say I feel I have reclaimed my sparkle. I had been cruising along for quite a while, not sure which way to turn and feeling creatively starved. I badly needed a shake. Jude’s highly insightful course jolted me out of that state and strongly reminded me of what I am passionate about."

Wendy Dynan-Gleeson

– Actress


"I felt honoured to witness some creative unfolding and breakthroughs and was challenged in a good and positive way to allow myself to unfold too. I was able to give myself creative permission, and let go of some of the blocks that had been holding me back. I am now ready to expand and feel able to share my unique creative talents with the world. A wonderful, supportive group facilitated by Jude - a passionate and down-to-earth coach able to laser focus on helping creative women explore and make real their heart's desires."

Maddie Millett

– Goddess Workshop Facilitator


"Thank you, Jude, for your amazing insights and encouragement. My whole approach to creativity has changed for the better thanks to you. I encourage anyone who is considering taking this course to go for it. Jude has a natural gift for creative coaching, and as a writer, performer and entrepreneur herself, she completely understands the joys as well as the struggles creativity brings."

Nick Wilkinson

– Screenwriter


"If you are not quite sure how to define what your creative dream is, what makes you go zippety-do-da with a smile that lights up your face, then spend some time with Jude. She’ll entice it out of you and then help you break that down into action steps so tiny they combat that feeling of overwhelm. The great thing about Jude is her natural enthusiasm about your individual creativity and your birthright to shout it loud to the world. Perpetual whisperers should definitely sign up."


- Artist


"I spend a lot of time listening to all the mind-made worries and self doubts that come with being a creative person. After taking the Into the Spotlight course, I can safely say that those fears and anxieties have gotten increasingly quieter. Jude’s way of coaching targeted the barriers that were holding me back and basically tore them down. I can’t thank her enough."

Will Francis

- DJ