Photo feast from the Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea – and how you can join us in October!


I’m back from last week’s Creative Business Retreat-by-the-Sea, and the report is…

… It was magical!

The sea, the lovely beach house, the people, the art, the luxury of time… even the dolphins supported our big shifts!

I wanted to share with you a few of the pictures (I have hundreds!) to give you a taste of an experience like this.

And… I know many of you have been asking! I’ve already scheduled the next Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea for October 19-21.

The great news is that you can register now for an early bird discount and a very easy-on-the-pursestrings payment plan. (And you do want to get in on this quickly as participants from last week are already booking their space for the October retreat!)

Environment is crucial to the shift and magic that is waiting to happen. I’ve used this particular beach house in Virginia Beach for two of my three retreats, and I’ve booked it for three more in 2015! The place is THAT special!


Even in January, the weather was mild enough to walk along the beach. Even from the windows in the beach house, the ocean was a powerful, significant force for our work!


I love rituals, and I make them a big part of my retreats. How magical – and synchronous – that I drew this card to launch our retreat time together! (What magic is waiting for YOU to create?)


Sacred space, community, nurture… these women came together and created their own magic – that continued even after they left the retreat.


As you know, much of the work I do involves helping my clients unleash their creativity and bring that into their businesses. So, of course, simple art projects are a fun vehicle for this kind of transformative shift!


What is yearning to be born? Let’s find out!

If you are ready to embrace your creative power at a whole new level and want more information, just email me and we’ll send you over the Information Package for the October retreat. (You’ll be inspired!)

Then, we can set up a time to talk, and I can answer any of your questions. I’d love for you to be a part of this magical life-shifting experience in October. (And again, great discounts and a beautiful extended payment plan is available for signing up early – plus the comfort and excitement of having this be part of your 2015 calendar!)

Creatively Yours,

P.S. This is a very small and intimate experience. There is only room for 7 participants, and at least one spot is spoken for already. So, I know this isn’t until October, but if you are interested, then you want to go ahead and make plans to join us before we fill up. This is the only beach retreat I’ll be leading for the rest of this year (except if you join the year-long Courageous Creativity in Business Mastermind). So email for more information today and know you have this amazing experience on your calendar!

15 Abundance Experts Share How to Create Abundance In Your Business With Ease


With all the craziness going on in the world, I find it’s easy to let it rock my belief in abundance, expansion, and the dream we can grow our businesses.

I know that is only one side of the coin we see in the media.

That’s why it’s so important to practice rituals for calling in abundance, utilizing tools for creating more flow and ease and receiving the goodness that it’s possible for us to create through our businesses.

I am excited to be a part of a free telesummit that my friend and long time client, Zahra Efan.

Zahra and I worked a number of years together, and it is so exciting and inspiring to see her dazzle in her Abundance in Business Video Summit.


I’d love to invite you to experience and learn at this event.

Zahra is bringing in experts (including me!) who will share their secrets on getting in touch with your intuition, your bodily wisdom, and knowing your dark side to access your inner light along with common sense marketing advice on how to find clients and how to market your business in a way that feel authentic to you.

This event is created especially for women just like you, a heart-centered entrepreneur, ready to have 2015 be YOUR Abundant year!

DATES: February 2nd – February 20th , 2015
REGISTRATION: Register here and get your free eBook, Abundance In Business


Reserve your seat here!


To Your Abundant and Joyful Success,


[Miracle Marketing Message] Audio & Article: 5 Tips To Get Started on Leading Fun, Intimate and Transformational Retreats


You can lead retreats.


Here is your Miracle Marketing Message audio. This audio is designed to help you start your week with inspiration, reflection, positive intention and some smart marketing ideas!

Listen to: 5 Tips To Get Started on Leading Fun, Intimate and Transformational Retreats



I absolutely love to lead small, intimate retreats in beautiful environments. You probably have seen my pictures over the years of my cceanside, creative business retreats and masterminds. I know that you too have a dream of leading fun, creative, and transformational retreats!

Now is the time. Everyone is looking for smaller group programs where they can receive more personal attention. They are really tired of giant events with a lot of hoopla, but little real value.

It’s easier than you think to get started.

This year you can host a small simple retreat in your hometown in a pretty, inspiring space, and then once you get the design and details down, you can easily move into leading a retreat with travel to a beautiful location.

I want to share with you my top five tips to help you say yes to leading a retreat this year!

Tip #1: Beautiful environments create shifts.

Being in a creative space, near the ocean, in the mountains, or in a dynamic urban environment, gets the energy moving and changes our perspective, our thoughts, our possibility thinking. Spend a day scouting around and visiting cool, creative spaces to see what’s available – the botanical gardens, co-working spaces, retreat centers, or event bed and breakfast lodgings with event spaces are a few options. Let the space inspire you and your clients!

Tip #2: Small and intimate settings build trust for the next step to work with you.

Small retreats allow people to work with you, and get to know and trust you so they can decide if they want to continue working with you. They might not otherwise ever take that step without an easy way to work with you so closely.

Tip #3: There are those in your tribe who already want this!

There probably already is a small group of your clients, past clients, fans, and people in your community who would love to spend a couple of days with you and be able to be in your energy, around your thinking, creativity and experience. Ask around and invite them into a conversation about the possibility of a retreat.

Tip #4: Retreats are easier than workshops.

They are so much less work than lining up hours of training! Creating visions, opening up clarity, discovering a deep confidence and conviction requires as much down time and inner reflection work as it does outer exercises and coaching. Allow the space, the community, and the intention to open your clients up to their power. Then add on the action plans.

Tip #5: Make great money doing what you love where you love.

When you lead a creative retreat in a beautiful space, your clients want to come and are happy to pay you for the transformational experience. You get paid leading a retreat in a place you love… like how I get a week at the beach each time I hold a retreat. You can do this too. And once they work with you at the intimate level – they are sure to want more!

Are you getting inspired? Drop me a note, comment below, or post on my Facebook page and let me know where you are thinking of holding a retreat! I’d love to hear your ideas!

If you’d like more information about getting my coaching for your retreat – read here and then send me a note so we can connect!


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