2019 REACH Retreat

Get More Clarity and Focus. Design that Exciting New Direction you KNOW is Waiting for You and Your Business

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These women have all experienced the magic of The REACH Retreat

I’m really excited to have a clearer vision of my business!

I needed to look at my business from the outside rather than being in it all the time!

The REACH Retreat has enabled me to see my business in a way I’ve never seen it before. I have a new excitement for my business.

Julie Hammond Anatomy Trains Australia & NZ

What I thought was "unachievable" is now totally within my reach!

I really wanted clarity for my business and to know where my role fit going forward.

Now I have a plan. I have a vision and I have the process that can take what I thought was just impossible, and make it possible... and all within a timeframe as well!

Yvonne Shepherd Women’s Fitness Adventures

It’s so important to take time away from your business…

I was at a crossroads and really needed some direction.

The REACH framework gave me a vision and a path forward and helped me really understand what I wanted my life to look like.

Tracey Bode Zyteq

REACH has been transformational for me!

I’d been static for a while without goals.

Without the REACH process I would never have been able to conceptualise the plan and dream that I have for my business now.

Jacqui Brauman TBA Law

It’s been SO worth it!

After 8 years I’d lost the passion for my business.

I decided “this is my dream and if I don’t do it now, I might not ever!” And I really needed this 5 days to concentrate on me and my business... and it’s been SO worth it!

Laurelle Halford DIY Tour Guide

I knew I needed to think about things differently!

I saw the change that happened for the women who went last year and I wanted that for me!

I’ve been really challenged by this experience. I’ve faced some fears, I have faced some uncomfortableness but I’ve leant into it and it feels exciting.

Fiona Keary Style Liberation

You’ve been in business for a few years and you’ve had some great success.

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!

That's why...

We would love YOU to join us.

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.

Suzi Dafnis

 More clarity, time to think clearly, the right next steps, and connection to a vision that inspires and compels you. 

"Making the leap to create what we really want requires a mental leap first."

"I have a clearer vision of what I want and where my life is going to be in the future and what our business is going to look like."

"I'd fallen out of love with my business. I hadn't stopped for 10 years. I knew I couldn't afford not to do this."

"I wanted to take a pause and re-evaluate where we were going as an organisation. But mostly I wanted to stop for me."

Outcomes You Can Expect 

A new surge of energy for your business - After the REACH Retreat you will be re-energised. People will wonder what your secret is as you recapture the spark you had when you first started your business and you find it so much easier to take action, set goals and stay focused.  

A sense of being supported - When you’re the one out in front in your business it can feel isolating. Friends and family often don’t understand. And there are some things you can’t talk to your team about. During the REACH Retreat you’ll find your support network. Other business owners who will become your cheerleaders and your sounding boards who will support you as you REACH further in your business.  

More money! - YES! Being in business is about making money… and while you’ve had success in this area, you know there’s a LOT more potential in your business than you are tapping right now. Use the 5-Step REACH Process to see the opportunities in your business and get clear on the specific actions you can take to turn that potential into real dollars.  

A clear plan - Using the 5-step REACH Process, you will develop a clear plan. With this plan (we call it a "REACH Map") you’ll be able to go back into your business feeling “ready” and with a clear set of actions - now you know what you can STOP doing as well as being laser-focused on what you need to START doing to get the results you want.  

A bigger game - If you’ve been feeling for a while that you want to “step things up” - make more money, grow your business, take on a new project or expand into a new product line - whatever it is… when we think about playing a bigger game, it can feel intimidating. Making the “bold” move often sounds good in theory but can be harder to do in practice. Procrastination, fear, lack of knowledge, can all kick in. The REACH Retreat is all about supporting you to take that BIG action and create that new SHIFT.  

Have some fun - It can all get so serious in business, juggling so many deadlines and priorities and demands. Isn’t it time you had some more joy and fun again? Just for YOU? And it makes good business sense too. When you can make life and business enjoyable, you make it sustainable and you magnetically attract opportunities and great people to you.

What are the benefits for YOU?Just Ask The Women From REACH Retreat…

REACH Retreat Attendee - Janine Barr

“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  

REACH Retreat Attendee - Dianne Irving

“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

Clarify your vision and cut through anything holding you back

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.”

Here’s What We Have Planned for You…  

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...

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Sheraton Kona

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.

Sheraton Kona

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.

Inspiration and Renewal... 

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.  

Sheraton Kona

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.

2017 REACH Retreat Attendees

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.

Mornings at the REACH Retreat

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.

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The REACH Process Helps You Get Where You Want to Go...

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...


Day One: Today is all about becoming present…

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.


Day Two: Today is all about looking ahead to the unlimited possibilities available 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. 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.


Day Three: Today is a powerful day where we move into Action…

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!


Day Four: Today you’ll discover how to communicate your message powerfully to your community, customers and team - so that you can make an even bigger impact...

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.


Day Five: Today is all about 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.

One Magic Moment After Another...  

And all along the way you will experience one magical moment after another…  

From cocktails at sunset…

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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…

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