Welcome to Events by Carol
EVENTS BY CAROL
– DIALOGUES –
The Events by Carol Dialogues concept is a coaching and mentoring service mainly tailored for our corporate clients.
The main purpose is to help individuals and organizations promote and maintain well-being and a healthy work-life balance in our fast-paced and demanding professional environment.
We wish to create awareness and to inspire others by sharing the methods and techniques which have proven especially valuable in supporting personal sustainability, stress management and holistic health.
Our concept includes one-on-one and group counseling sessions, interactive group workshops and inspirational lectures/talks for groups of various sizes.
EVENTS BY CAROL
– RETREATS –
Our retreats take place in a lovely old olive farm in the south of France and in our home in Stockholm, Sweden.
We welcome every guest with open arms and a genuine desire to promote health and well-being. A retreat is a place for you to be inspired and find new energy. We offer a peaceful at-home feeling with a warm and welcoming sense of detail and a touch of luxury.
We take the time for yoga and stillness. We let ourselves be inspired by mindful cooking, massages and visits to the beautiful and bustling local market.
Our goal is to create a qualitative and genuine experience for all your senses.
A place for both private and corporate groups to reflect, relax and recharge.
EVENTS BY CAROL
– LIVING ROOM –
In our Living Room concept, we provide the perfect venue for smaller groups seeking a fully private and personal experience in a spacious and comfortable at-home setting in Stockholm or the South of France.
Take the opportunity to focus on new strategies, goals and teambuilding in a relaxing and energizing setting. Add a mindful cooking workshop, a thought-provoking talk about personal sustainability or a relaxing yoga session to further inspire your team.
After almost 20 years of experience as an executive assistant with event planning and project management in corporations of various sizes, we are fully aware of the prerequisites of a successful team event and offer tailored packages for both corporate and private clients.
This is Carol
The vision for Events by Carol grew out of a genuine desire to promote holistic health and personal sustainability. To share what I had learned from my past experiences, create awareness and inspire others to a fuller, healthier lifestyle.
A few years ago, I was challenged with an unusually chaotic and stressful period in life, both personally and professionally. Unfortunately this continued for too long, until I was no longer able to function as I always had.
Struggling with pain, memory loss, an inability to focus and many other uncomfortable symptoms – I was eventually diagnosed with severe fatigue syndrome and spent over a year away from work and life as I knew it, simultaneously trying manage an overwhelming sense of panic and failure. I had reached a point where almost everything that defined me as a person, everything that I thought was important, needed to be re-evaluated. I began to reflect on what we do with our energy, how we prioritize and measure personal value and how that is connected to performance and success.
It was a painful and difficult, but extremely educative journey. I emerged with an insight and an understanding I didn’t have before. Inspired and passionate about helping others to be healthy and personally sustainable. I had learned the importance of identifying and managing stress and creating space to reflect and recharge. With this grew a true sense of urgency to make a difference. To help others avoid the mistakes I myself had made. To learn from what I had learned.
From this sense of urgency, Events by Carol was created.
THE CUISINE CONCEPT
I strongly believe in a holistic approach to a healthy lifestyle, which also includes when, how and what we eat. We should not need to choose between healthy or delicious. Food can and should be both! And while we’re at it, why not also beautiful to look at and deeply nourishing?
This strong belief is the reason why I do all the cooking for the retreats, events and conferences hosted by Events by Carol. I also arrange mindful cooking workshops several times per year.
I am a certified Retreat Chef and originally learned to cook by eating delicious food and being interested in where the different tastes and textures came from. I love using lemon, garlic, rosemary, tomatoes, onions, parsley, mint, chili and an abundance of fruits, vegetables and other delicious and healthy ingredients when I cook.
My Greek/Lebanese mother was an amazing cook with recipes from Greece, Lebanon, Italy, Iran, Thailand and many of the other countries we have visited and lived in. I am very grateful to have been so influenced by her unique cooking skills.
I cook intuitively, following what feels right at different times of the year and inspired by things I see at the market or in the shops. I often hear that my food feels healthy, but still delicious, that it’s cooked with love. And it is. I cook with focus and passion, I follow the seasons, colors, tastes and textures and if you shop where I shop you may find me lost in thought by the vegetable or fish stand. Silent, thinking, feeling and mentally tasting. Letting the idea of what to serve, and how to present it, form in my head.
I have been asked countless times to write a cookbook, and one day I probably will… Until then, I hope I have inspired you enough to want to come and have a taste!
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