When you take someone out of their usual working environment, leaving behind the status and trappings of office, you are presented with the human being. When you work with Wilma at the cottage, there is no them and us. It’s just about being human and looking for new ways forward.

The spirit of being at the cottage is about supporting leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs who are prepared to put in the work involved in consciously evolving in order to make a difference. It’s for those who find themselves inspired to discover new ways towards a different future in business and the world.

Wilma is a shrewd and intelligent listener, and will unhesitatingly challenge assumptions and beliefs in order to disrupt conditioned thoughts.  Adept at taking clients well beyond the scope of their usual self-interrogation, she helps to sculpt the fragments of insights gleaned while at the cottage, into more than the sum of their parts.

“Wilma is warm and witty but lets you away with nothing! She pushes you to be better than you have ever been before, and uses a range of brilliant techniques to help you dig deep and find the answers needed to unlock your creativity and success.”   Ali Stewart Executive and Leadership Coach

For more than 25 years Wilma has studied the influences of the conscious and sub-conscious mind on human development and behaviour.  Her long-standing fascination with the power of the mind, thought and events born from synchronicity was kindled while she and her husband spent 4 years travelling the world by motorbike in the mid-1980s. 

Wilma Allan and BMW R80GS on Peruvian coast

Over the years, her fascination with human endeavour and achievement has continued. 

Spending extended periods of time alone is a powerful but under-utilised tool in the creative process.  Wilma recognised that the cottage, in its  rare environment, offers an un-common opportunity for innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs to distill their thoughts and ideas in their pursuit of something extraordinary.

Graig Ddu, the cottage in the forest, Llanthony, Black Mountains

She lived and worked by herself at the cottage  for 7 years, 5 of those before electricity was installed, and so has an intimate understanding of the experience of Being At The Cottage.

Wilma is an innate creator.  Her passion for telling a tale and capturing the detail of lives through photographs was fuelled while travelling, and she was captivated by the simply-made and beautiful bowls and baskets, the world over.

Wilma Allan adding another coil to a pot

When she returned to the  UK, she moved to the cottage and taught herself the ancient skill of coiling with clay, and her work has been exhibited and sold nationwide.

Two of Wilma's coiled and burnished pots

Engaging with the philosophy of being at the cottage matters because the more people who evolve to higher levels of consciousness, the more this evolving and expanding group can create a powerful and positive influence on the world.  Ideas that are born and developed from these places of higher connected-ness carry a vibration and frequency that positively and exponentially influence everyone in a better way. 

An accredited Personal Performance Coach since 2008, Wilma took her training deeper and qualified as an NLP Master Practitioner, Master Spiritual Practitioner.  For several years she specialised in coaching entrepreneurs in their relationship with money.  She is an experienced public speaker.  

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Birdsong - Being At The Cottage

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