You’re a self-starter and you’ve worked hard.
And when you can get the time (which is rare these days), you realise there are still so many more things you want to achieve.
You feel a rush of excitement as you think abou the potential that exists in your busines. Because you can see it... but it's just past your reach.
So, you ask... “How can I possibly do THAT?!”
"There is so much that I'm already doing and I just need to have like-minded people to bounce ideas off to help me get more clarity."
Or maybe you just can’t get the time or focus to even get clear on what “THAT” is!
Like one HerBusiness member who shared with me...
“I want to bring a renewed energy to my business and learn what is holding me back from being able to take it to the next level.
Next level for me is ensuring a healthy and sustainable income stream that supports my staff and myself, and allows me to have work/life balance."
Can you relate?
Running a business… especially a busy one like yours, can feel like a marathon…
And you can get tired and sometimes even lost along the way!
That’s why you need to regularly give yourself space to refresh, reset and recharge!
Because stopping, and taking the time for YOU to dream and fall in love with your business again, is one of the BEST financial decisions you can make!
When you have clarity and focus, nothing can stop you!
You, me and a small group of like-minded businesswomen sharing a 5-day all-inclusive experience to REACH new goals and BREAKTHROUGH to even more success... all in a stunning luxury resort in Hawaii!
When you join us for the HerBusiness REACH Retreat, you will be part of a small and select group of women business owners who will spend five days together in one of the most beautiful places on Earth, learning the practical 5-step process to re-imagine, re-engineer and REACH a new level in your business.
This is where you will get that much-needed time for YOU.
You'll step out of the day-to-day hustle and bustle and get a new, clear and more inspired perspective on what you want for your business AND how to get it.
“REACHing for me has been about asking myself to be more and to look more deeply into who I could be and what's important to me. And I think that's one of the things I've really loved about the journey of being here.
My life is so consumed by all of the people and all the things that I'm needed for in my day to day life. And so here I’ve been able to just turn that volume down and for once, just put me first.
I’d already got all my value by Day Two because I could see that just in that short amount of time of taking time to pause and reflect and envision I’d had so many insights. And the rest of the program has just been an amazing bonus.
The one word that I would use to sum up the REACH Retreat is glorious. It’s been a glorious, wild ride with wonderful women and it's just been a joy to be part of.”
Janine Barr Genratec, New Zealand
“I came to the REACH Retreat really hoping to gain clarity and a vision for my Book Publishing business.
And I got far more than that.
With the support of the other powerful women in the room and the mentors, I was able to completely broaden my whole picture of what’s possible. I got incredible clarity and it was wonderful to not only create a powerful vision, but to also to know all the steps in between to get to that vision.
Coming to Hawaii for the REACH Retreat gave me the ability to really step out of the day to day life and there were so many powerful things that came out of that. One is just to actually relax. I think we're so busy, busy, busy and stepping away from the everyday life in these beautiful surroundings has given me more clarity and enabled me the time and space to go deeper with some of the areas that I really wanted to work on.”
Dianne Irving Little Tulip Books, Princeton USA
I LOVE this goal from one of the women coming along...
"I want a clear vision for me and my business. I want to identify what's holding me back (I have an inkling what it is) and create strategies to cut through the crap and create a life I know (deep down) I can.”
It all starts the moment you arrive at the luxurious Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa on Hawaii’s Big Island.
Perched on the iconic lava cliff tops of this ancient and stunningly beautiful island, you look out over the majestic Keauhou Bay.
Fittingly, “Keauhou” means “new beginnings”, and that’s exactly what this experience will be.
… and you’ll feel it right away…
There is something very special about this place… and it’s not just the great expanse of ocean, the graceful manta rays gliding past nor the palm trees gently swaying in the tropical breezes...
There is a sense of possibility here.
I felt it the very first time I arrived.
It was 1993.
I was 26 years old and feeling a little lost. I’d been working and travelling overseas for a while and I came home feeling at a loose end.
When I look back now, I can see I was soul-searching. I wanted more from life.
I could feel all this amazing potential that was within me… but I just didn’t see how to free it up… how to create the life I sensed was possible for me.
A friend had recommended I go along to an event called the Excellerated Business School for Entrepreneurs being run in Hawaii at the very same place I want to take you (it’s had a major and stunning refurbishment since then).
At the time, the Business School was a giant leap outside my comfort zone… both financially (I saved for months to get the money together) and mentally (I had never invested so much in my business education before).
But I remember just having this “feeling” that, even though it felt far out of my reach and I was fearful about going, this was something I really needed to do.
So I made the commitment to go… I felt at the time like I was being pulled towards the next BIG step I needed to take.
And maybe right now you are being pulled towards YOUR next big step or idea.
Maybe you’re even doing some soul-searching — sensing the potential in your business, but just not quite sure how to get to the next stage.
It could be you want to expand, re-design or find a new direction for your business. It might be that you want to break through to a new way of “being” that frees you from past obstacles and limiting beliefs about your success and enables you to feel more empowered, confident and in control.
Or it might be that you’re “stuck” and you need a reboot, or you’re ready to stop playing small and finally get the financial rewards you know are possible for you.
If so, joining me in Hawaii might be just what you’re looking for.
The new perspectives I got when I made that leap to attend the Business School in Hawaii totally changed the course of my life.
And I DID go on to find my next BIG idea, and that led to two successful businesses in Australia and in the US.
Those businesses went on to help hundreds of thousands of people, creating financial freedom for me and my partner in the process.
And, most importantly, I finally felt I was living on purpose. Now I was doing EXACTLY what I was meant to be doing — and my business was really serving ME.
And as I look back now at the picture of that young woman who was making her first foray into really seeing and believing in her future, I am so glad she made that leap.
Here is a picture of me at that life-changing Business School in Hawaii, which really marked my turning point as a businesswoman. The time when I first caught a glimpse of my potential and how to REACH it.
And part of getting there was being with a group of other business owners — and in being away from the day to day grind — to really be able to create something transformative.
So I know, in the deepest place in my heart, the power of making this trip to Hawaii…
That’s why I have been back many times since that first visit — to recharge, to reconnect and to re-create. There is just something magical about this place!
And this time I want to take you with me...
I’ve dreamed for many years of bringing a small, intimate group of HerBusiness members to experience the transformation that I know is possible… and I am beyond thrilled to see the REACH Retreat become a reality.
Just imagine yourself experiencing this…
When we arrive, you will have some time to get settled into your beautifully-appointed room and wander the picturesque grounds… the ocean just a stone’s throw away.
Then it’s time to say Aloha to your fellow Retreat participants at a special Welcome session followed by cocktails and a traditional Haleo Luau and celebratory dinner.
It’s here you will begin to get a sense that, by the end of these 5 days, these women will become your friends, supporters and cheerleaders, for life.
Because this is not your usual event.
This is a special gathering that goes beyond what you might have experienced before.
At some point during these 5 days you will feel this shift too.
The shift from feeling like you’re part of a “program” to feeling more like you’re sharing an experience with your “ohana” (your family). And feeling the shift that's imminent for your business.
Each morning we will meet on the terrace at Paakai Point overlooking the bay for our morning ritual to prepare ourselves mentally, physically and mindfully for the day ahead. Breathing in the morning Mana (Mana is a life energy that flows through all things) as we journal, reflect and refocus and open ourselves to new learnings, before heading to the open-air Lanai for a healthy breakfast.
Because in order to look after your business… you need to look after you. And that’s a BIG part of what will be happening at the HerBusiness REACH Retreat.
This is YOUR time to rejuvenate. To reconnect with what you want to create.
After a glorious morning, and a leisurely breakfast it will be time to meet up in the Hualalai meeting room with its full glass doors opening out onto the ocean.
Here is where you will find a new perspective (and a new plan!) for your business.
The journey you will take over the next 5 days is one that has been designed from beginning to end to help you REACH your business goals… with time built in for you to enjoy this magnificent island along the way.
The REACH process unfolds over the 5 days we are together, with a mix of study and learning, practical processes and exercises, discussions and inspiration.
This is a life-changing 5 days for your business, which takes you away from your daily grind so you can really think clearly and reach for new goals.
Each day we explore a new dimension of the 5-part REACH process...
As we say Aloha we acknowledge where you are today. Because moving forward starts with knowing where you are now, we shine a light on the journey that got you to this point. You get time to see things as they really are right now, to acknowledge the current reality and to bring your whole self to this experience.
This day is about doing a business audit - inspecting your business and looking back. What's worked? What do you need to keep? What's not working? What do you want to stop?
Because moving forward takes making the time to Pause and recalibrate. Before the day is through you’ll create your ‘Here and Now’ map so that you have a strong foundation to launch from, as you start to design your future.
Today you start to create the ultimate picture of the life and business you want. This is your permission to dream and reach for the stars as you clarify a new vision. You'll reconnect with your inspiration. Just like the Hawaiian Goddess Pele, known for her passion and power, destroys the old to create the new, so too will you harness and focus your passion, enthusiasm and attention towards the new future, the “prime dream” you wish to create. Breaking through old ways and expanding on what is possible for you. This day is about creating your Strategic Plan.
Knowing where you want to go is one thing… but how do you get there? It takes a level of personal power to make things happen — a level of boldness.
And it takes a solid business plan. During this part of the REACH Process you will start to create your 'Realisation Map'… this is where you’ll work on the plan for your “prime dream” and map out just how you're going to make it happen.
This is unlike any plan for your business you’ve ever done before and it could be the missing ingredient you’ve been waiting for.
Because when you connect your intention with your vision, you get a powerful clarity about exactly what you need to do next… and a confidence and enthusiasm to do it!
Now you know where you want to go and how to get there… how will you communicate your Vision and your Plan? How will you convey the valuable gift you have to share? Because you have something important to give. And the congruence, enthusiasm and clarity in your story makes all the difference.
Who do you most want to communicate with? Who is it that you want to make an impact on and to create the most difference for? How do you charge what you're worth?
This part of the REACH Process is all about helping you share and communicate your VALUE in a way that naturally draws people to you.
Today you start to create the ultimate picture of the life and business you want. This is your permission to dream and reach for the stars as you clarify a new vision. You'll reconnect with your inspiration.
Today is about passion and power, destroying the old to create the new.
Today you harness and focus your passion, enthusiasm and attention towards the new future, the “prime dream” you wish to create. Breaking through old ways and expanding on what is possible for you.
This day is about creating your Strategic Plan.
And all along the way you will experience one magical moment after another…
From cocktails at sunset…
To quiet times for reflection, where you can find your way to the water’s edge to watch the giant manta rays that regularly swim by…
To eating some amazing food and enjoying the famous Hawaiian hospitality and culture…