Creative Change-makers

The Budapest Experience

10-12 October 2014

3 days. October. 2014. Budapest

This intimate event is the weekend to find your voice and get serious about you what to do in the world.  Click on the pink button and sign up to stay updated on the event. 


Welcome to an exclusive magical slumber party sprinkled with intense workshops, good food, sightseeing, music, art, laughter, bathing (Budapest-style) and sharing of ideas.


One weekend in October from Friday to Sunday we will immerse ourselves in the city.


In one way, the Budapest Experience is similar of a retreat

We will have intense workshops, deep conversations and coaching

In another way, it’s something completely different.


Inbetween workshops we will explore the city.

Places of creation. Bars, cafés and wonderful restaurants.

You’ll get to meet creatives from Budapest. Hear their stories and be inspired by their work.



It’s a combination of the best of travel with the best of self-discovery.

The focus for our work together is honoring what you truly want to create and the desires you have.

To identify how your work matters for the causes you care about.

How you can become financially abundant & create a following so your work can influence and change the world.



The 4 themes

Your desires

What is it that you truly want to create? What kind of art do you do?

Is it writing, singing, painting or snapping pictures? Building a business?
And how do you look at your life? Do you want freedom, money, being able to travel, have a gorgeous house, work from home, work from cafés, work independently or with other people?

Your cause

What are the issues that fire you up? What are the questions where you want to make your voice heard? Where do you want to be part of the solution?

We’ll look at how you can connect your art and your life with the causes you believe in.

Your inner dialogue

For a full day we’ll talk about your favorite blend of sabotage – and how you can free yourself from them. How does your resistance manifest and what do you say to yourself that’s stopping you?

As both you and I know, the only thing in our way is ourselves. There’s always a way around circumstances but it’s tricky if you keep blocking the path.

Your following

If you want your message to get out and for your voice to matter – someone’s got to be willing to listen. We’ll look at how you can start building your tribe today. This is connected with your work having impact in the world, and also creating financial abundance for yourself.

The Results

Or “the reason why you should part with your cash and hang out with us in Budapest”.


What specifically can I expect to experience?

  • You will be able to identify how you can connect your creativity with creating change in the world. When you leave you will have a stronger sense of purpose . You will also stop feeling bad about wanting things for yourself (like earning money or have a nice car).


  • You will finally know  your voice matters and how you can be heard.


  • You will understand how you’ve sabotaged yourself in the past, and more importantly: once and for all Stop. Now.


  • You will have the tools to build a following. And you’ll get help, specific for you, on how to implement. A following, tribe or fans (whatever you may call them) will give you impact, money and the power to change the world.


  • You’ll be part of group experiences so you can support & learn from each other. This creates connections and is the foundation of building lifelong friendships.


  • You’ll have one-on-one time with the coaches and workshop leaders. This weekend is all about YOUR work, your business, your causes, your next step. So you’ll have plenty of time to dive deep, with support, to make sure that you’re ready to get to work.


  • Your cup will overflow with inspiration and energy. You’re going to rock (!) your crazy dream from the minute you leave Budapest.


  • Not only that – this is about building something that lasts. We’ll keep the conversation going after the event and the goal is that this will lead to new collaborations between the attendees.


  • You’ll get to explore the city through guided walking tours. See and learn about the history of Budapest, the revolutions and bravery of people who came before us. (Remember: Budapest is one of the most gorgeous cities in the world)


  • You’ll get to meet local entrepreneurs and artists. Have conversations with them and build relationships.  It’s an opportunity to meet people you might have never met otherwise, world-changing artists from central Europe.


  • You will get to know the city like a local. After this weekend, you can say you’ve lived in Budapest ;)


  • You’ll have prep-work before you come to Budapest. Just enough homework to get you excited about our weekend together. So we can dive in and get serious from the start.


  • After our time together you’ll have full support to stay on your toes. I’ll be coaching you for 2 months after the event and we’ll keep the group together online.


This is about community. Friendship. Collaboration. And owning your own power.

The Team

Your personal cheerleaders

Nobody does it alone.
Neither do I.
I’m blessed to have an incredible team behind me

We are all focused on creating an amazing weekend. For you.

And we can’t wait to meet you.


Lina Sandén, initiatior & leader

A multi-passionate singer, writer, coach and traveller (former local of Budapest)

I’ve worked in the non-profit sector for more than a decade, because I want my work to matter.
In in my community or on a bigger scale.

I’ve been working as a singer for just as long. But I struggled. I couldn’t connect what I desired most (singing my bleeding heart out) with the causes I wanted to contribute to.

I wondered: If I focused on art, was that just serving the ego? Other than that, would my work be any good? Would it matter? Would I be able to find collaborators who would share my intention? Would I be able to make those songs truly come alive?

To quote Steven Pressfield, the author of War of Art:
“The more scared we are of a work or calling, the more sure we can be that we have to do it.”

I resisted music. The music I truly wanted to make, for over ten years. I had a career as a singer. But I kept my dream close to my heart.

I want to change that for you. We live in a time where we have endless opportunities to let our voice be heard. Let’s roar!


Mounia Berrada-Gouzinia: Co-pilot

Mounia is a true citizen of the world  (she’s half German, half Moroccan, & has lived, worked and studied in Germany, France, Spain and the UK) and works as an events professional, supporter of entrepreneurs and visionary.

As co-pilot of the Budapest experience, Mounia will be there to support you, answer questions and guide the way.

After nearly 2 years in the corporate world in the banking sector, she decided that fitting in and squeezing her personality into a pre-defined “box” was just not for her. So in May 2013 she embarked on her own adventure to work as a freelancer in the Events sector, as well as running a blog on personal development and inspiration. Recently however, her role has increasingly revolved around supporting aspiring entrepreneurs in putting their ideas into action. She loves supporting people in realising their vision and helping them succeed.

Mounia is true to herself. She sets high standards for herself and others and for the type of life she wants to live. She believes that life is simply too short and too precious to waste, doing something you hate or fitting in for the sake of it.

“I believe that it is essential that each of us find his of her Element, not simply because it will make us more fulfilled but because, as the world evolves, the very future of our communities and institutions will depend on it” – Sir Ken Robinson

In her own words: “I cannot wait to see you shine!”


Nina Andrijanic: Workshop leader

Nina has a Bachelor Degree in Social Work and she’s a certified emotional intelligence coach. She has studied psychology, behavior and personal development for the last 10 years and she has achieved some major transformation by working on herself.

Nina is passionate about coaching, empowering people and creating a safe space for them to step into their own power so that they can transform into a leader that they know that they are. Nina is on a mission to redifine what being emotional means and to show people that our emotions are our best resourse and asset.

During our weekend together Nina will be host a workshop on your inner dialogue &  how to clear your old self-sabotaging behaviors. So you can create everything you dream of.

The City

The Program


Workshops: Where you are today, what are your desires and what is your cause?
Today is all about your dreams, ambitions and how to connect the dots.

Sightseeing: The history of Budapest & the power of revolution

Evening: The ruin pubs of district 7


Workshops: Your inner dialogue. How to deal with your self-sabotage and how to “resistance-proof” your life back home.
Sightseeing: This is can be a pretty emotional day. That’s why we’re spending the afternoon at a classic Budapest thermal bath.


Workshops: How to create a following (and get your message out there), why sharing is caring and how to create financial abundance through your work.

Sightseeing: Culture, street life and modern Budapest.


Thursday: Welcome drink! For those of you arriving early to Budapest we’re meeting up at a nice bar in the city (not included in price)

Monday: Brunch & Sightseeing! For those of you who want to stay and explore the city further. This is for a small additional fee that you book separately. You’ll receive all needed information about it in your welcome package (email)

*Program and content are subject to change.

Your Investment

Early-bird (available until July 30): 763 euro

After July 30: 995 euro

Prices include local VAT



To reserve your seat: Spots are extremely limited at the Budapest Experience. We can only have a maximum of 10-15 attendees.

This is not a marketing trick. We’re creating a safe space, a close community and our focus is relationships.


To claim your spot, click on the pink apply button & fill out the application form.

Once you submit your application, I will get back to you with a Paypal link. Your spot will not be held until payment is received.

If you have any questions you can email me at or use the form at the bottom of this page.




This is an intense workshop weekend.

  • Workshop “Connecting the dots – your desires & your cause”
  • Workshop “Your inner dialogue” (workshop leader: Nina Andrijanic)
  • Workshop “Breaking through resistance” (workshop leader: Lina Sandén)
  • Workshop “Create your following” & “Why sharing is caring” (workshop leader: Michał Szafrański)
  • Support & one-on-one coaching
  • Access to workshop leaders the entire weekend
  • Prep-work before coming to Budapest
  • 2 months of follow-up coaching calls with Lina (4 sessions/30 minutes each)
  • Exciting, creative and luxurious venues (details to come)
  • Change of scenery – we’ll explore several different venues
  • Coffee, tea and snacks during workshops
  • “The history of Budapest & power of revolution” (walking tour)
  • “Culture, street life and modern Budapest” (walking tour)
  • Exploring hidden gems only locals know about
  • Meeting local entrepreneurs & artists
  • Ticket to thermal bath
  • 3-day ticket for local transportation (metro, bus, tram)

Not Included

Budapest is a magnificent city. Your time here should be as glorious as possible.
If your staying for longer than our three days together, I dont’ want you to have to check out/check in several times.

Some people like hostels. Some prefer to live in the lap of luxury.
Some swear by Airbnb

You decide where you want to stay


When you reserve your spot, a welcome package will be sent to your inbox.
In there you’ll find my favorite hotels and other accommodation options. As well as information about how to get to Budapest.

How you get to Budapest is your own choice. Flying through the clouds or watching the world from the train.


When you reserve your spot, a welcome package will be sent to your inbox.
In there you’ll find my favorite hotels and other accommodation options. As well as information about how to get to Budapest.

Even though we make reservations at the best restaurants in town, lunch & dinner is not included in the price. Why not you might ask?
I believe that you should eat what you want & indulge in what you love. This way you can choose what you want from the menu, having something light or something incredibly rich and gorgeous – depending on your mood.
We will try everything from traditional Hungarian food to modern street food.

I would recommend a budget of 20-30 Euros per day for both lunch & dinner. Cheaper options will be available. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.

When you reserve your spot, a welcome package will be sent to your inbox.
In there you’ll  information on how to get to Budapest, accommodations options and more.



The big picture

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The Beginning

I hope you feel inspired to join us in Budapest this fall. This is only the beginning.


It’s not just about the work .


You’ll be introduced to new friends. People, from all over Europe (hey, even the world) who yearn to create something that matters – just like you do.
Likeminded, open, creative people who understands the quest for creating change in the world.


I want you to leave Budapest feeling radiant.


Glowing with the certainty of being exactly where you belong. Having a support system, people who will be there for you and understand your crazy dreams


I want you to leave with a plan of action (and not just on paper, I know you’ve made lists before).
I want you to feel so confident, so ready to make that phonecall, hire that designer, approach that collaborator, sell that product, write that song, pitch that publisher or whatever it may be. I want you to take action the day you step off the plane back home.


I want radical, mind-blowing success for you. The success you want and crave (not the success other people think you should have)



Me & my team will do everything in our power to help you get there and cheer you on.



Questions? I’d be happy to answer them

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