A Strategic Business Workshop for Wedding Pros Who Want success in 2024
November 12-17, 2023 &
December 3-8, 2023
las Catalinas, Costa Rica
The 2022 wedding boom is over - and the new normal isn't as friendly as pre-pandemic years.
It's clearer than ever: You can't wing it if you want to reach your full potential.
Pros have a plan. And you should too.
YOU haven't come this far with
to fall short of your goals
✔️ Be strategic, not reactive
✔️ Focus on next year, not next weekend
✔️ Avoid pitfalls, spend time on what works
✔️ Reach your goals - no matter how big
Instead, Change the Way You Your Business
Stop worrying about the future
REDEFINE YOUR SUCCESS
& RETHINK YOUR STRATEGY
in the right direction
Create the Time and Space You Need
with Shift Retreats
Pinpoint what you want more of (or less of) from your business
Clarify what success means to you - in work and life
Dig deep to discover what’s really holding you back
Create a strategic plan you can implement in the coming year
Where Business Workshop
+5-star luxury accommodations
+Delicious, healthy cuisine
+Airport transfers in host location
+Daily yoga and wellness routine
+Spouses welcome to join
+Ample downtime for relaxing experiences
Where Business Workshop
Ask yourself this: What's holding you back? Is it *really* the economy? Or your competition? Or maybe it's not knowing how to get where you want to go.
Shift Your Perspective
AND find your path for 2024
THE PERFECT OPPORTUNITY TO:
You can't look up to create your future success when you're tripping over daily to-dos. Get away from it all so you can see the big picture.
Make space for big moves
Discover a definition of success that works for you. Uncover the tools and skills you need to reach your biggest goals.
Align your expectations and goals with the new reality. And develop a cohesive approach that enriches your life and scales your business smartly.
STRESS LESS, MAKE MORE
Stop wondering what direction to take your business next year. Start 2024 with a clear vision of what to do before the busy season sneaks up on you.
CREATE A PLAN
Get back from the holidays with a with a step-by-step plan for success. And put it into action while others are still figuring out what to do in the new year.
Hit the new year running
Shift Retreat helps design a business strategy to reach your biggest goals
Don't leave success to chance
MAKE YOUR OWN LUCK IN 2024
+ Don't worry about filling your calendar
+ Don't stress about charging your worth
+ Don't settle for unfulfilling projects
+ Feel 100% you're doing the right things
The Shift Retreat was amazing! I’m so grateful for the safe space that Ideaction created to let me truly unpack and unwind. It was long over due.
“Sam always offers a fresh perspective with actionable strategies and practices that you can implement immediately.”
• A deep dive to set achievable 2024 business goals
• Focused group discussions and 1:1 attention
• Open schedule with plenty of time to relax
What this IS
• A plan for following *my* version of success
• General presentations on generic topics
• Packed days with endless sessions and activities
What this ISN’T
Reward your hard work with an unforgettable experience! Decompress from the stress of everyday life, celebrate wins, and make incredible memories with like-minded wedding pros.
YOU’VE EARNED IT
Dive deep into your business to figure out what's most important to your success. Learn to ID your priorities and design a strategy around it.
Being present is powerful. That’s why we’ve put together a relaxed agenda filled with downtime, so you have plenty of opportunities to refill your cup. (Literally. Cheers!)
SPACE TO RECALIBRATE
We intentionally create a safe space to share, so you can connect with others in meaningful ways and learn from their experiences.
How do you keep the momentum going after the retreat ends? You get follow-up a 1:1 session and group accountability conversations to make sure you're on track to reach your goals.
Support You need
Why Choose Shift Retreats?
Glad you asked!
Conduct an honest assessment of the past to understand where you've been and where you are now.
Get crystal clear on what success looks like for you and your business, then set goals that align.
Compile an inventory of the internal and external blocks slowing down progress on your path.
Identify the resources, support, and skills you'll need to push through obstacles to get where you’re going.
Take time outside of sessions to rejuvenate and rethink. Long-term success can’t be rushed.
your guide to
Shift Retreats Give You the
CONSIDER THIS THE “WORK LESS, MAKE MORE” SOLUTION YOU’VE BEEN WAITING FOR
PARADISE IS A CLICK AWAY
You Can Do This!
We’re confident you’ll get the experience you deserve with Shift Retreats. It gives you
the insight and direction you need to create a business you love. We know
because we’ve seen similar success with hundreds
of 1:1 clients and past retreat attendees.
We’ll offer you the same money-back guarantee we offer our coaching and copywriting clients.
If you put in the effort to create a strategic plan at the retreat, but leave feeling like you don’t know where you’re going in 2024, we’ll work 1:1 to make sure you do.
If it still doesn’t work, we’ll refund whatever you think is fair.
We’re 100% committed to making this a success for you.
It’s an opportunity to
Daily small-group discussions
Focused 1:1 work sessions
Guided journal exercises
Accountability coaching call
Delicious food and beverage
Group ocean excursion
Daily yoga and wellness
Ample, relaxing downtime
THIS ISN’T A SKILL-BUILDING WORKSHOP OR NETWORKING EVENT
It’s an opportunity to
Shift Retreat was the best educational trip I’ve ever attended. It wasn’t just focused on business, but also your life!
I’ve always been ambitious. Team captain. Class president. Scholarship student. I ran a $3,000,000 budget in my 20s, and led one of the largest event design and production companies in the South when I was 36 years old. I felt like I was on track to conquer the wedding world by 40 - which is what I thought I wanted.
But every time I reached “the peak,” I saw another mountain in the distance. Another big push ahead of me.
Success started to feel less like a climb to the top and more like a treadmill pointed straight uphill.
In reality, I was chasing old goals, and other people’s goals. But they were the wrong goals for me, at that moment in time. As an achiever, I knew the first step was to rethink what success looked like for me.
I wanted off.
So I set out to rearrange my priorities. I went from building a business focused on making more money to creating more time for the people I love and activities that light me up.
I needed to change my perspective.
We push pause, get away from the daily grind, identify a healthier version of success, and put in place a path to get there.
I hope you join us.
Your future self will thank you.
I came into the retreat with expectations and you exceeded them. I left feeling like I discovered exactly what I needed to set myself up for a happier future.
• Create a company you're proud to own
• Clarify what you want from your business
• Provide downtime to reconnect with your whole self
• Make big moves with like-minded business owners
Your Fast Pass to
of your dreams
Design the Life and Business
Frequently asked questions
Wedding professionals from all fields in the premium and luxury markets. Most attendees will join us because they’re working on challenges such as: Time management, adding associates, growing their team, adding new services, starting side businesses, or seeking an exit strategy. If you think you’re not “good enough” to attend, you’re in the right place…because everyone else feels the same. (True story)
We’ve capped each retreat to less than 20 attendees. We have room for many spouses, but spots are available on a first come, first served basis.
Fly into Liberia, Costa Rica (airport code LIR). We’ve arranged transportation to drive you 80 minutes from the airport to Las Catalinas. Transportation to and from the airport in Liberia is included, but if you require pick-ups/drop-offs in other destinations you must pre-approve with us.
I’m already in luxury and/or charging high prices for my services. Will this help me?
What are the accommodations like?
Yes, they are welcome to join us for meals, activities and downtime. Just not the group sessions. Spots for spouses are limited, and given out based on who signs up first.
Yes and no. Sam will be available for pop-up conversations and casual advice throughout the retreat. You will also get a complimentary 90-minute 1:1 session 1-3 months after the retreat. He will also provide support and direction during the workshopping time as needed.
However, he won’t take 1:1 appointments during the retreat, because doing so would occupy over half the schedule (and so makes it impossible to do).
All meals and snacks are included. Breakfast will be prepared at each house by the butler. Lunches and dinners will be provided in the house or at a restaurant. Snacks will be personalized based on individual preferences.
We will do our best to accommodate all reasonable dietary requirements, including gluten allergies and vegetarians.
All guests will have access to the private pool at the host house. The property also has a beach club with several swimming pools. We will provide beach equipment like snorkel gear, SUPs, and kayaks for attendees to use during the stay.
We will rent a private catamaran for half a day to tour the area and go snorkeling.
100%. If you put the work in at the retreat, but leave feeling like you didn’t clarify goals or come up with a plan to reach them, Sam will do 1:1 work to get you where you need to be. If we still can’t get you there, we’ll refund whatever you think is fair.