COME AWAY ON A BUSINESS RETREAT
The 2020 Business Retreat: September 15-18
You've had your business for some time now and you have runs on the board - success, experience, wisdom, insight and a great many skills. When you do pause and think about how far you've come since starting your business, you feel pride and accomplishment.
And yet, you know there's more.
You've been feeling an increasing desire to explore something new. Or to expand, to go in a new direction, to reach for the next level.
Your business may need a small change...
- A pivot, a variation of what you’re already doing
- It could involve entering a new market or introducing a new service
- Perhaps you need to develop new messaging and positioning
- You may be craving a fresh burst of inspiration and enthusiasm.
Or perhaps there's great, big, exhilarating change on your business horizon!
If you’re like many of the women I work with, you might not have the time and space or a sounding board to help you pursue this desire and give it form. Like-minded people who can help you to extract clarity from your ideas, to create a plan and to work out the action steps to take are worth their weight in gold, but are not always available.
And so many businesswomen only nibble away at the edges of change when they find small pockets of time.
They read books and blog posts. Listen to Podcasts. Attend webinars. Invest in a course. Go to a seminar or two. Journal. Ponder. Make some small changes and for a while, feel better. Happier.
But they don’t take the leap that delivers real, lasting, satisfying change and so the yearning resurfaces.
Perhaps you've been nibbling too?
Investing in a Business Retreat can help you take the leap...
Pause for a moment and imagine...
- Spending 3 days away in a beautiful house with a small group of women as you work intentionally on the next steps in your business
- Being deeply supported and nurtured as you sift through all of your ideas and commit to a clear path forward
- Developing deep clarity on your business structure, your services, programs and pricing
- Increasing your courage and confidence about being visible and vocal thanks to a plan that’s completely aligned with you and your values.
- Feeling inspired, energised, uplifted and enthusiastic about what’s possible for you and your business
Running a busy business is exhilarating and highly satisfying. But it can also feel exhausting and overwhelming and lose its magic if you don't have space to regularly refresh, reset and revitalise yourself, your ideas and your vision.
In the right atmosphere with like-minded, open-hearted women and an inspiring Mentor who both supports and stretches you, you can achieve more in just three days than you can alone in months.
The inspiration, clarity and focus that you will experience at a business retreat with me are exceptional.
And that's why you need to come away on a Business Retreat with me!
A Next Chapter Business Retreat is a perfect way to realign and plan the way forward.
I take just 4-6 women away to a gorgeous location in a beautiful private house where we work on the Next Chapter of your business.
We'll explore your vision and goals, what to let go of, what to refine and what to introduce into your business model. We'll evaluate the ideas and develop the marketing strategies and initiatives that best fit you. You'll step away from the day-to-day demands of your business and life and work out your next steps as you enjoy fresh perspectives and frank discussions in an atmosphere that both supports and stretches you.
The Business Retreat Agenda Snapshot
The Your Next Chapter Business Retreat - A 3-day Business Retreat for women growing businesses with contribution and fulfilment in harmony.
The first Business Retreat dates for 2020 have been set - Tuesday, May 5 to Friday, May 8. These intimate retreats (maximum of 6 attendees) always sell out, so if it feels like a fit, please reserve your spot.
The Southern Highlands of New South Wales - gorgeous!
3 nights of delicious accommodation in your own double room, all meals, mentoring and masterminding, workshop materials and a surprise or two...
The Retreat agenda is kept deliberately fluid to meet you where you are at in your business evolution and will blend together:
- Group mentoring and masterminding
- Open discussions
- Individual Hot seats and focused problem -solving
- Planning exercises
- Strategy and marketing sessions
- Personal Development and Visioning experiences
- Relaxation and self-care
Earlybird Pricing available until one month before each retreat
This is the most economical way to work with me that
gives you exceptional focus and access over an extended time
to both myself and the brains trust of other like-minded women.
I booked in for the Retreat because I was looking for clarity around taking that next step for my business and to further hone who I like to work with most. It was a great, fun experience and I achieved exactly what I wanted to!
BUSINESS & SOCIAL MEDIA COACH
I knew that I was going on a retreat in 2017, I just didn't know where or when. When Angela invited me, I jumped at the chance. I needed to get away from the day to day distractions and dive headlong into an intensive business building session and I’ve come away with clarity of direction and tangible actions for moving my business to the next level.
I had been following Angela for a while and was at a crossroads in my business when the opportunity for the retreat with Angela came up. I knew I wanted to make a pivot in my business but was struggling to get clarity around what that pivot would look like and how to do the pivot in a planned way.
I'm Angela Raspass
I’m known for my honesty and wholehearted approach to business building, a blend of inspiration, integrity, and intuition as I combine my years of strategic marketing experience with an equal depth of personal development.
I'll wrap you in unwavering strategic and emotional support as you to develop a Next Chapter business that blends contribution and harmony, leverages your experience, strengths and values and serves you just as much as it serves your clients.
I believe in your unique story and your ability to help others shorten their own journey with your guidance.
You can borrow my belief in you until you fully embrace your own...
I’ve been successfully self-employed since 2003 when I launched my Marketing Consultancy after a “pre-children” corporate career in sales, marketing, sponsorships and events. I grew this one-women at the dining room table at home job into a 4-person team with clients in three states and a multiple six-figure turnover.
Things were going well, the trappings of success were all in place. But after quite a few years, I felt that yearning for change. For a life beyond straight business and marketing strategy. I entertained the idea for months and almost turned myself inside out trying to consider all angles and potentials inside my own head. I went through the stages of doubting both my sanity and my ability to begin again.
And as much as I love my entrepreneurial husband, he just didn’t quite get my desire for fulfilment, this need for my business to deliver that feeling to me.
Other women in business understood my desire for fulfilment.
It took some searching questions from a number of “Belief Buddies” – like-minded women similar to me, to open a new door of possibility for me. I finally made the leap in 2012 into a new business model that utilises my skills, but also fully engages my heart. Now I feel I'm on purpose, aligned and fulfilled.
And I know you want this too.
A thoughtfully designed business retreat provides an environment where you can step away from the day-to-day demands and distractions to work on your business in a burst of intensity, focus, and flow.
I’ll help you to explore expanding your possibilities, developing a clear new vision and creating the proactive strategies that will bring your new goals to life.
My retreats are crafted to provide you with more than simply time and space away. As an experienced Mastermind Facilitator, I understand the value and magic that’s released when you bring together like-minded women who are all focused on expansion and are happy to share insights, experiences, and feedback.
Invest in a Business Retreat to refresh your energy and ideas.
Two or three times a year I host these experiences that offer you a blend of planning, personal mentoring, considered feedback and wholehearted connection, support and encouragement to create the Next Chapter of your business.
This is a delicious opportunity to realign the direction, heart, and core of your business by stepping away from the busywork, the routine, the habitual way of doing things as well as the doubt that can restrict your growth and potential and keep you stuck, wishing, wanting and longing for more.
You’ll experience the joy and energy that comes when fresh insights lead to new clarity and momentum.
Who is a Next Chapter Business Retreat for?
If you are a businesswoman who:
- Has a business with a track record - this is not intended to be an "I'd like to start a business" atmosphere (watch for the Next Chapter Discovery Workshops coming soon).
- Wants to pivot and go in a new direction, develop and implement a significant project, or who simply wants to feel reinvigorated and enthused about her business again
- Is keen on the combination of both group support and personal mentoring for business growth
- Loves to combine business strategising with laughter, friendship and deep connection with like-minded women
- Has a service-based business and resonates with my philosophy of "profit is the result of right action"
you will thrive in this environment!
And who is the Business Retreat not for?
It's probably not such a great fit if you:
- Have a product-based or multi-level marketing business - my expertise is in establishing and growing professional service-based businesses
- Prefer one on one coaching - although you will definitely have ample time for my specific focus and feedback, this is a group environment where you will also learn from the questions from the other participants
- Are looking for a specific "how-to" system for business development. Whilst I don't hold back on providing specific advice, I tend to favour frameworks that you can personalise over formulas that you implement as-is
What are the next steps to come on retreat with me?
Once you've completed the Business Retreat Expression of Interest at the base of this page, we'll connect for a discussion to ensure this experience is a good fit for you and then...
- STEP ONE
A pre-retreat group call for us to understand where you are at in your business and life and where you feel you’d like to focus and expand – you’ll get to meet your fellow Next Chapter women and understand their goals as well. This call allows me to design an agenda that best meets the needs of each unique Retreat Group.
- STEP TWO
Come away with me! Spend 3 nights together in a gorgeous home, within 2.5 hours drive of Sydney where you’ll experience personal mentoring, group brainstorming sessions, planning, and accountability weaved together into an experience that supports and stretches you and ensures you leave with the outcomes most important to you.
- STEP THREE
Reconnect as a group again a week after the retreat to check-in and ensure you maintain the momentum of the experience and your courage, conviction, and commitment to turn your ideas into action.
What else do I need to know about coming away on a Business Retreat?
Meals and Catering
Lunches and dinners are held at local restaurants and are included in your Retreat fee – alcohol is to be purchased at your own expense. We usually have a full kitchen at the retreat venues to self-cater for our breakfasts. I’ll supply all things delicious for you to free range from!
I also bring snacks - almonds, grapes, dips, biscuits and still and sparkling water. Please bring your anything else you’d like to drink or nibble on whilst we’re there.
If you have any special dietary needs, let me know at least 1 week prior to the Retreat so I can plan accordingly for our meals.
What to bring
Comfortable clothes for lounging, plenty of paper/a journal for writing, pens and felt tips if you prefer. You can choose to write on your laptop if you prefer.
I’ve consistently found that prior exposure to your fellow participants' businesses, goals and selves enriches your experience and helps you to clarify your owns thoughts and goals, so in addition to our pre-retreat call, a background questionnaire will be sent for completion and shared with your fellow Retreat participants.
THE IMPERFECT COACH
I knew that I needed to kickstart my plans to start my business as my negative self-beliefs had really been stalling me. I thought that immersing myself in an intensive environment, away from distractions, with like-minded women would help me to shift my mind set as being around other women who might be facing the same challenges as I felt I was up against would be both supportive and inspiring.
Getting away from the house and office enabled me to immerse myself in the process of dissecting my business and moving towards improving it, without the distractions of everyday life. I got the jump-start I needed as well as a renewed focus on what the next important steps are and I recommend this experience for women who are stuck with their business and need direction and focus to get back on track.
YOUR FACILITATOR OF CHANGE
Despite feeling a little hesitant about being stranded with a bunch of women I didn't know for a few days, I trusted that The Universe would ensure the perfect company for me at this time in my life and my faith was rewarded!
The Retreat was so valuable because it allowed me to dive deeper without distraction. Really just focusing on me on my business without the chores of daily life made the experience amazing and being surrounded by a nurturing mentor and likeminded women that supported me and lifted me up was priceless.
ARE YOU READY TO CREATE THE NEXT CHAPTER OF YOUR BUSINESS?
I’d love to welcome you and wrap my head and heart around you and your business as I introduce you to your fellow inspirational, purposeful and committed Next Chapter businesswomen. You'll leave away with clarity, a plan and the confidence to put it into action.
Next Chapter Business Retreats are intimate experiences with a maximum of 6 participants at a time, so if this experience feels appealing, please pop your details in below and I will be in contact so we can chat and make sure a Retreat is a good fit for you and then confirm your spot.