2018 Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea

Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Virginia

October 25 – 28, 2018


This is an incredibly beautiful, fun and powerful retreat experience exclusively for women who are heart-centered business owners, creative entrepreneurs and those with a mission!


Our theme this year is Creative Alchemy. I’ll share with you my process for turning your ideas and projects into something extraordinary!


It’s an inside out process to align your energy with your intentions!


I’ve also designed this retreat experience to meet what I’m hearing constantly in my community…

  • You want a place where you’ll get the individual attention and community support to dare to Dream. Believe. Create. what’s next for you.
  • Things are changing so much in the world… and in your world. You need a place to be quiet and feed your soul so you can get in touch with what wants to emerge.
  • You are ready to own into your expertise in a big way and be a visible leader in your industry.
  • Know there is a deeper creative expression you want to unlock for you and your business.
  • You know there’s something next for you but you aren’t quite sure what it is… or maybe you have a secret knowing and need a safe, nurturing place to put it on the table.
  • You know you want to grow your business in a different way that is more intentional where you are co-creating with spirit, nature and other like-souls.
  • You are sick and tired of the same ol’ marketing and you want to create a way to connect with your tribe in a way that feels authentic and genuine to you both.
  • You want to design, market and lead exclusive retreats in beautiful locations yourself! My first piece of advice is to go on the type of retreats you want to lead. You’ll learn a lot about what you like, don’t like, how it runs and you’ll see the coaching, training, leading, mentoring, plus all the food/lodging details in person. Priceless.

“I’ve taken my joyful ideas and turned them into action steps!” ~Client Love from Pat House of

“Just wow! I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I’ll be back next year!” ~Client Love from Susie Shina of

What you can expect:

  • Individual “Fierce Love” coaching from me about your next “Big Leap” and spotlight time for feedback from the group.
  • Clarity about what’s next for you and your business.
  • Fun, interactive, creative exercises for you to uncover and let go of your blocks to your expansion and growth.
  • Immersion in the power of rituals and intentions where you learn to co-create with the energy of the universe around you. (Sounds woo-woo, it is and yet, it’s extremely practical.)
  • 90-Day Creative Action Plan so you know what to do when you get back home.
  • PLUS you will…
  • Meet amazing creative and committed women from around the world who will become close friends and business champions.
  • Be nurtured with healthy delicious food, and plenty of downtime for walks on the beach, journaling, napping, or sitting on one of the 4 decks in conversation with other women who “understand” what it’s like to be a women business owner.
  • You and your creative spirit will feel rejuvenated from the beautiful environment and gorgeous wild ocean!
  • Create art! Throughout the time together we’ll work on a fun, easy yet powerful intuitive art project that will keep your creative mind nimble and fed.

“An amazing experience to go deep, be your bright light and be seen and allowing that light shine. Here you connect with your strengths so finally move forward!” ~Client Love from Rebecca Kirson of

BONUS! Design, Market and Lead Retreats Training!

*Since so many of my clients also want to lead retreats, I’ve added this special bonus time. I’ll dedicate time to share with you my behind the scenes strategies, tips and “what you need to know to be successful” secrets so you can leave this retreat with ideas, confidence and a plan to move forward in leading your own transformational retreats in beautiful locations!

I’ll share:

  • Techniques for designing your retreat for maximum participation and less energy and effort on your part
  • Ideas for beautiful and creative locations to hold your retreats
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using hotels, houses, co-working spaces, and other types of locations
  • Strategies for marketing your retreat so you can fill it easily
  • Behind-the-scenes wisdom and advice for creating a beautiful, nurturing event on a budget


The Beautiful Details

October 25 – 28, 2018

retreat_intentions_cardsWe gather Thursday evening, with delicious appetizers overlooking the oceanfront to get to know each other, followed by a healthy yummy dinner. We’ll go through Sunday afternoon at 12-noon.

  • This is an all-inclusive experience. Just get yourself to our favorite beautiful oceanfront house and you’ll be taken care of from there.
  • All nourishing meals are included Thursday evening through Sunday breakfast. We get your preferences and prepare meals accordingly.
  • You’ll enjoy your own private room – I know it’s important to have down time or a place to take a breather.
  • All business materials and art supplies are included.
  • Sunrises are optional but they’ll be unique to each day.
  • We may even be visited by dolphin energy throughout the week!

ellen_brittLaura, you saved my mastermind butt! It was falling apart. I knew it and worst of all, my members knew it. I had a retreat coming up and I didn’t know what else to do but give them more stuff. Then I worked with you and it was like magic! I took back my leadership power (with less work!) and my members were thrilled! My next retreat was a huge success!  I was never going to offer a mastermind program again and now I’m filling my next one!

Ellen Britt, PA, Ed.D.

This is a small and intimate retreat experience in a beach house. I make sure everyone gets their own private room so you can have down time to rejuvenate. This retreat requires a conversation with me to make sure this is the right experience for you.

Since space is limited – don’t wait to register!

April 4: Early bird savings ends.

Payment plans are available!

Schedule a call today with Laura – to talk about if this retreat is right for YOU!

My enthusiasm for my business went from ‘ho-hum’ to ‘hell yes’ while participating in the Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind over the past year. When I enrolled in the CCBM, I was at a place in my business where I didn’t want to “rinse and repeat” the success I’d created. I wanted something more, something different. But I didn’t know what direction to go or how to begin. Because of that, I was feeling less than enthusiastic about any further development of my business plans. I was stuck. Thoroughly stuck.

Enter Laura West and the CCBM and her amazing retreats! Her program allowed me a safe place to dream, play, and envision a new direction for my business. Over the course of the year, with her guidance, coaching, and the support of the group, I developed and experimented with a variety of new ideas and programs. My enthusiasm returned! The joy I had for my business expanded, and I am filled Margie Beiswangerwith creative energy for my business and its future.

If you aren’t sure what’s next for your business, if you’re feeling stuck with what you’ve built so far, and you are ready to discover MORE than you thought possible for your future success, then the CCBM is just what you need. It’s like no other program I’ve participated in.


Margie Beiswanger –


“If you’re lucky you might get to be at retreat by the sea with Laura too! But… you may not want to let go of Laura!” ~Client Love from Margie Beiswanger of

Your Next Step…

Since this is obviously an intimate experience I like to talk with each prospective woman individually to make sure we are a right fit.

We’ll also discuss where you are in your business, leadership and growth plan so I can design the best program to meet the needs of the group.

So, if you are even a little interested, trust that intuitive hit – this will change your trajectory and path. Send me an email and let’s set up a time to talk more about the retreat.

We will fill up quickly so don’t wait…

Contact Me Here – To Talk About The Retreat!


offerLaura West is a Passionista for creativity in business!

She believes that when you shift your energy, confidence, creativity, AND take action, you’ll create the business of your dreams. As a Creative Catalyst for Business, author, speaker, and Visual Facilitator, Laura helps Creative Inspirational Leaders share their unique messages and gifts to create big change in the world.

She has helped 1000s of entrepreneurs create successful businesses filled with passion, creativity, and real success.

Laura is known for turning marketing on its head and making business fun, creative, practical, and real through her information products, workshops, teleclasses, and coaching programs.

She is the author of several information products including The Business Goddess’s Guide to Creating Powerful Sales Pages and the popular Joyful Business Guide™, a creative marketing plan for right-brain business owners.

She is the contributing author for several books about women entrepreneurship, as well as for many online and offline magazines, and is a highly sought-after guest expert speaker for teleclass programs, telesummits, and conferences across the country.

In addition, Laura is a Visual Graphic Facilitator. Using hand-drawn graphics, she creates Visual Murals for keynotes, webinars, and meetings, as well as hand-drawn Infographics and Infodoodles. She is genius at taking what her clients share with her, and creating art that both inspires and increases learning.

Laura loves to work with creative entrepreneurs and creative thought leaders who have a mission to create a better world with their gifts and expertise: their work is a calling, and they can’t imagine doing anything else… AND they want to package their expertise and share it with a larger audience so they can change more lives AND have a successful business. Laura helps makes this easy, exciting and very do-able!

Contact Me Here – To Talk About The Retreat!


“Laura helps me move from my overworked brain to my heart and reconnect to my creativity again. Plus, she attracts the most amazing people! I have so many great ideas to take back home!” Client Love from Carolyn Cooper of

 ‘Sea’ You Soon…





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This is a small and intimate retreat experience in a beach house. I make sure everyone gets their own private room so you can have down time to rejuvenate. This retreat requires a conversation with me to make sure this is the right experience for you.

Since space is limited – don’t wait to register!

April 4: Early bird savings ends.

Payment plans are available!

Schedule a call today with Laura – to talk about if this retreat is right for YOU!


Carolyn-JonesWorking with Laura West assisted me in breaking the mold of traditional marketing. She taught me to market authentically by bringing my authentic self into my business. These are new times with new energy and women need new methods, not formulas. Laura West is a Creative Catalyst and Expert. Working with her will allow you to open up space for your creativity to shine through thus setting you apart in your field.

Carolyn A. Jones | Energy Architect

Nancy JamborLaura West is an Amazing Coach, and I’m feel so fortunate to be working with her. By gently nudging me to stretch myself, she calls me forth to stand in my power. She cheers me on and acknowledges me when I take a bold and courageous step to move forward in my life.

Laura has the ability to get to the heart of the matter or the real issue quickly, and I appreciate that. She is insightful, supportive, creative, and she really knows marketing. It’s a joy to be working with Laura and I am so grateful to have her on my team.

Nancy Jambor – Life Transitions Coach

“Such amazing gifts I’ve gotten from this retreat! So much… and Laura who is a fabulous retreat leader! You gotta check it out!” ~Client love from Nancy Jambor at