AN international group of transformational leaders is heading to Craven at the end of the month for a summit at Broughton Hall.

The around 40 members of the Network for Transformational Leaders will be travelling from places including Sydney, San Francisco, South Africa and Iceland, and have previously held their twice yearly summits in Marrakesh, Florence, Tenerife and Kent. 

But, this year, they have been persuaded to come to North Yorkshire by one of their members, best selling author on healthy living and feng shui Gina Lazenby, who lives in Skipton.

Gina said she longed to tempt the group to Yorkshire, and initially considered York, but after visiting Broughton Hall and its new world class Avalon Wellbeing centre, decided to make the estate the centre of the long weekend summit.

“The team jumped at the chance to experience Yorkshire based at Broughton and have a ‘Downton Abbey’ style experience in a real English stately home,” she said.

During their stay, the group will visit places including Malham Cove, Skipton Castle and Skipton Market.

“In addition to our education sessions, we will have a masked ball, a barn dance in Broughton’s Utopia, a session with a local storyteller, and most of all we’ll enjoy the special atmosphere of both the house, the grounds and the beautiful facilities,” she said.

Roger Tempest, chairman and owner of the Broughton estate, has developed a special interest in transformational work from both a personal and business perspective and last year sponsored the Compassionate Mental Health Conference held on the estate.

“My vision is for everything we have on the Broughton Estate to be a destination for wellbeing and retreats, a hub for transformation - a sanctuary. Our location in the beautiful Dales and our 3,000 acres mean we can give much needed sanctuary for people to reconnect with themselves and the earth, so we are excited to welcome this special international group who are all leaders doing amazing, transformative work in the world. We think it will be the perfect place for them to relax and connect with their community," he said.

The network members work in a variety of fields, each with the theme of transformation and with the intention of having a positive impact on humanity. They include a film-maker; government advisors;a voice coach to award-winning singers; many professional speakers and coaches; authors; entrepreneurs; experts in high performance, wellness and leadership.