This is what trainers and participants say in regards to SeminarGourmets trainings:

2nd International Womens´  Retreat in Ireland 2019

“thank you for the amazing retreat, I so loved the location, the connections, the offerings, it really fed my needs on a deep level.”

Awakening to Life Intensive 2014

The ongoing dyads with rotating questions offered such a diverse range of experiences, from frustration, anger, self-insight, mourning, beauty, bliss, joy, fear, confusion, etc. The process of going through this day after day led to a shedding of old layers and an opening to new insights and a deeper relationship and understanding of myself. Also the time in nature was very nurturing and felt essential to my integration of what I was experiencing

After the retreat I notice that I bring a greater level of acceptance to my experiences, which feels profound for me. I am allowing myself to open to all feelings and thoughts with more curiosity and compassionate understanding. I feel more trust in myself

Karl Smerecnik from USA


Now being back home I am experiencing the flow from my essence to everybody and everything. I am experiencing deepest connections with every person I meet; my friends, my children, my partner and hard to admit, even with my mother. And I feel freedom, the grasp of mind being released, no need to think about anything, no need to decide, no need to develop countless scenarios of what can happen in future; and all the fears are gone. Its like sailing on the perfectly still sea, with the perfect wind, being in perfect balance with all the forces of nature, not knowing where I am going and enjoying the journey tremendously.

Rok Praprotnik from Slovenia


The intensity and structure supported me extremely in learning that structure can be very life-servingand helped me to move out of tightening behavioural patterns. It gave me the chance to really pierce through a lot of layers of illusion. I experienced divine love and oneness on such a high level never felt before. Your trust in the processes, the structure and in the group was so immense, that it gave space for me to open up and to restore the qualities of trust, companionship, gentleness, care, love, being seen, being heard, being important within me – that were all pretty “damaged” before. And the inclusion of the body really opened a door for me to reconnect with my body and to body contact with others, which was quite an issue for me before. I loved how body/ emotions/ and spirituality connected and came to life together. The Concrete connecting with the Abstract.

I seem to have changed a lot, at least according to my husband. I am more open, more authentic, more direct, have less fears, more in my body, more in the flow. I keep the habits of going into nature. I stay in contact with my new companions. I feel happy for no fucking reason. My senses are very sharp, I get touched by small things much easier. I can enjoy with a lot less stimulation, tolerate a lot more disturbance without losing balance.

Sonja Kulkarni from Germany

It was really meaningful for me to (re)connect to my vulnerability and see the beauty of this open, hyper sensitive heart. How alive it is when it’s naked. And also to find the confirmation (within myself) that being one with Life is my life, its core and essence and that’s all I want from this life – with deep, very deeply rooted, fundamental passion and fire. It confirmed that my journey is to keep on opening space within myself in order to create a space where others can just be, heal, transform and open – according to their needs.

After the retreat I feel a lot of inner space, a more open heart, as if I had been fed highly nutritious food (which I have been) and could now relax and have no demands.

Aurelie de Lalande from Switzerland

About Conscious Business Skills 2014 with François Beausoleil:

“It was absolutely worth the money. And you know, for me it is a lot of money!”
“I am inspired by the trust and generosity I experience by being aware of the value of the gift I have to offer”
“I am inspired by François` mindful way of sharing his knowledge, coaching, sensing what could best serve participants”
“I enjoyed your clarity about naming what was going on in an exchange between two participants (awareness, transparency, care).”
“Inspiring, confirming, connecting – helped me get clearer.”
“It is more important to make the benefit and result of my work clear, then to talk about technique or profession.”
“A great workshop for fine-tuning your skills in marketing and sales to grow your own business or move forward with another.”
“Now, I know about what people need in order to buy my offer or not.”
“Empowerment, trust and inspiration.”
“I love that there is a way I can build a business I like AND that is aligned with my values.”
“I came so much closer to what I want to do with the rest of my life. However, detected the current show-stoppers….”
“A day full of inspiration, confirmation and connection. I feel warm, touched, free and a whole cocktail of other feelings. Thank you!” (Dirk Hüther)
“I discovered that sales and marketing can be real fun when done in this way!” (Iris Bawidamann)
“A rich and inspiring environment to put your visions into business reality.” (Peter Ebenhoch)
“I recognized myself so often… 😉 Got so much clarity and energy and tools. I woke up! Thank you so much!” (Christa Hüther)
“I leave this seminar with clear and applicable tools to take the next concrete action step. I am full of gratitude for Iris and Jürgen to have organized this GourmetsSeminar and François for his care, insights, clarity, empathy and vision.” (Sylvie Hörning)
About “Activate your life force 2013”:

”After attending his five days workshop in Frankurt in 2013, I actually cried with relief and gratitude (I shyly admit) since feeling so relieved in my own business struggles by many of the tools Francois introduced me to.

If you are looking to do your passionate business in a mutual and effective way, I cannot recommend this workshop enough.”
/Anders, Heart Service

“The seminar was about ME. I got in contact with my deep visions for business and the obstacles that keep me away from it. And it all can be there.
After the seminar I felt I could do anything, I felt a lot of passion and energy I haven´t had felt for a long time.”

“It was a very effective and focused and on the same side empathic, caring and heart-warming seminar.
Since I was in the position not to have a business yet, it was even more amazing for me. The work with Francois helped to open new perspectives –or better – get access to the perspectives within me.”

Stephanie Schönewolf

“I find it brilliant, how François manages to Transfer the basics of NVC to selling. It is not about fobbing of something on someone, but about finding the best solution together.”

Gabriele Ermen

About the SeminarGourmets:

“The “SeminarGourmets” were passionate and intelligent about how to reach and best deliver value to participants of The Empathy Factor workshops. This is a rare combination…the care and attention to needs and details with simply making the experience of producing these events easy and fun for our team. They add a personal touch at every step while being financially astute so that there was success and sustainability for all parties. I’m also impressed with the way they fully engaged as participants as well as event producers, learning and growing with me through the material. Easy to work with, highly organized and yet relaxed and connected to enjoying the process…I look forward to returning to Germany for another event coordinated by the SeminarGourmets!”

Marie R. Miyashiro
Author of The Empathy Factor business book
Co-Author with Marshall Rosenberg of a Chapter in The Change Handbook – The Definitive Resource on Today’s Best Methods for Engaging Whole Systems

“It was a pure delight to partner
with Iris and Jürgen in relation
to the event focused on Business
skills from NVC people that I led in Frankfurt
Last year. The whole experience was connecting,
fun, effective, clear and had a real quality of flow to it.
Lucky me. Can’t wait for next time.”

François Beausoleil