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We're incredibly proud of the community we've created, and we're privileged to have spent time with some extraordinary men and women who are continually striving to become a better version of themselves.

Here's what some of them have said about their time with the CIP Project.


The fact that I’ve now done three consecutive retreats says it all. The safe space that is created through acceptance, vulnerability, honesty and integrity is like nothing I’ve ever experienced.


I’ve read countless books and wasted thousands on coaches but I can safely say these weekends are infinitely more valuable.


If you’re on the fence about booking onto a retreat, don’t be. Take the leap of faith and examine your ‘stuff’ with other men who will stand by your side as your equal. You will leave the retreat feeling 10 feet tall and with a group of brothers who will go through anything with you. I have genuine friends for life who I would do anything for without any hesitation.

Dan Fletcher, works in Investment Management

 I have been on four workshops with Michael, and it always amazes me how men from completely different walks of life can come together and form an instant bond.


I have met some great men that I now proudly call my brothers, and would encourage anyone considering one of these workshops to come along and check it out.


It will change your life.

Jack Walker, Company Director


If you're willing to shed whatever you have to move forward, then this is exactly what you will receive. Like a snake shedding its skin, you will be reborn as the new you.


If you want to make a positive impact on your life, to make a change and to make a real difference, then sign up to one of these events.

Mark Thomas, ex-Paratrooper now Professional PT

The most valuable weekend I have ever experienced. Very grateful to have joined such great, kind and courageous men on the beginning of their new journeys.


The best thing is I didn't even realise how much I needed this weekend. Thank you Warriors, you are my brothers. Always.

Kester Welch, Student and Athlete

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A weekend of meaning, connection, reflection and self-improvement. All of us were encouraged and challenged to reach into our cores in order to become better pillars of society.

We all walked away with not only a new found energy and outlook on life, but also friends for life

Tim Hill, ex-Music Producer

The workshop was the best single experience I have had in my life, beautifully brought together by the team who facilitated with great support, skill and understanding. They were meeting me in my own shoes.


I left with deep connecting friendships with all the men I met on the workshop, including the facilitators. I take all I have learned forward with respect and honour to all my new life experiences.

George Ferreira, Retired Barber


An experience like no other! Intense, transformative and insightful. 

Over the course of one weekend I learnt what it really means to be a man.

Haleem Clift, Student

The Warrior Within Men's Retreat was the most powerful and perspective shifting experience I could have asked for, I left feeling lighter and happier in myself.

Mark Whittle, Founder and Host of The Take Flight Podcast

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What an inspiring weekend. Michael and all the team at The CIP Project made the weekend so powerful, so meaningful, with such a real feeling of brotherhood.


Who'd have thought you could spend the weekend with a bunch of strangers and feel so connected with them ? All I can say is go for it, you wont regret it!

Justin Maisey, Director

I went nervous and sceptical, but also open hearted. I left feeling content, at peace and with a new brotherhood and support network.


Highly recommended.

Chris Carter, Police Officer


Change is not easy, but it is possible. I truly believe that the CIP Project offers the best environment, and people to help you make the change you want. An inspiring weekend spent with the most amazing people.

Simon Welch, Managing Director of Tile Supplier

Michael has the ability to bring men together in a way that feels special.


He creates an environment conducive to honest sharing and listening without judgement... something that feels both cathartic and liberating

Lawrence Price, Model and Presenter

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Michael creates a beautifully safe space allowing men to become more of who they are capable of being

Ben Bidwell, Mindset Coach

I find it difficult to open up about demons in my closet, but within the first day spent with the group I began to understand what it was all about.

I opened up about some issues I have had to deal with all of my life and by gently opening up about them I felt the pressure leave my shoulders on the final day.

The Sweat Lodge was the highlight for me, pushing myself beyond my mental and physical barriers. I can guarantee if you take part in one of these weekends with Mike and the team you will feel reborn

James McCorkindale, PT and Contestant from Series 4 of SAS Who Dares Wins

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