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Connect Learn Grow Women in Business 'Doing' Retreat & Fundraiser for THP

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Peppers Salt Resort & Spa

Bells Boulevard

Kingscliff, NSW 2487


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Invest in your future - Connect Learn Grow 2020 - An exclusive 'doing' retreat for women in business proudly supporting The Hunger Project

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Insync Workplace Solutions is proud to support Connect Learn Grow 2020, an exclusive 'doing' retreat for women in business with profits from this event going to The Hunger Project to enable them to continue their work to end world hunger.

Connect Learn Grow 2020 is not just an investment in your business it is also an investment in you that will set you & your business up for success in 2020 & beyond.

We understand that being in business can be extremely rewarding but it can also be challenging, exhausting & lonely especially if you are a small to medium size business owner.

Connect Learn Grow is a community that will continue long after the retreat has finished providing you with an ongoing support network who not only understand exactly what you are going through but are also there for you to reach out to when you need help, honest feedback or a different perspective.

Connect Learn Grow 2020 is an investment that will provide you & your business with tangible & significant returns on your investment.

So what is Connect Grow Learn?

Regardless of where you are in your business journey, Connect Learn Grow 2020 is for you.

Connect Learn Grow 2020 is a 4 day 'doing' retreat designed specifically for women wanting to take their business (or business idea) to the next level in a supportive, empowering environment filled with inspirational like-minded women.

But it is NOT your standard retreat where you simply sit & listen to a line up of amazing speakers & leave with all good intentions only to find that life gets in the way when you return home & you don't put what you have learnt into action.

During this retreat you will be working on yourself & your business. You will roll up your sleeves & immerse yourself in 4 days of business development & personal growth through a series of practical 'doing' workshops, daily masterminds & keynote presentations aimed specifically at building your personal & professional capability & growing your business. This proven approach will not only ensure you return on your investment but will help set yourself & your business up for success in 2020 & beyond.

And whilst we will be working hard during the day, we also understand the importance of building networks & recharging our batteries ready for the busy year ahead so we have plenty of networking opportunities in the evening & optional relaxation activities in the morning.

CONNECT with like-minded women: Genuine connection with like-minded people is one of our fundamental needs as a human being. Over 4 days & nights you will have the opportunity to connect with 49 other inspiring & like-minded women in business who are there for the same reasons that you are.

You will work together, learn together, share experiences & celebrate your successes while enjoying the beautiful resort facilities, amazing food & of course some bubbles along the way.

LEARN from our amazing line up of World Class Facilitators & Presenters including:

  • Tory Archbold - Founder of TorStar Communications & Powerful Steps
  • Tina Tower - CEO & Founder of tinatower.com & Author of One Life
  • Shelly Horton - Journalist, TV Presenter, Media Trainer, MC & Founder of ShellShocked Media
  • Michelle Pascoe - CEO & Founder of OOPs & michellepascoe.com
  • Sonia McDonald - Founder & CEO of Leadership HQ & McDonald Inc & Author of Rock it,
  • Shelley Rogers - CEO & Founder of Maxum Corporation, Accelerator Trainer for Entrepreneurs Organisation & Facilitator of Business Chicks Power Players Program
  • Nancy Youssef - CEO & Founder of Classic Finance & Author of Fear, Money, Purpose
  • Kate Stone - COO The Hunger Project
  • Jane Leggate - Sales Professional

Over 4 full days you will immerse yourself in a series of 'doing' workshops where you will work on yourself & your business taking away invaluable learning's & tangible 'assets' that you can implement straight away guaranteeing you return on your investment.

Workshops include:

  • How to build your Business & Personal Brand,
  • Stepping into your Power,
  • Marketing for Business Growth,
  • The Customer Experience Journey in today's multi-generation ,
  • Hone for your media & Presentation skills,
  • Business Development / Growth - Strategy & Execution
  • Developing your leadership (including self-leadership)
  • Overcoming your fear of selling & nailing your sales pitch to take your revenue to the next level,
  • and much more........

GROW yourself & your business all while helping The Hunger Project to continue their work to end world Hunger.

During this retreat, our facilitators will take your on a journey of personal & professional discovery & transformation. They will challenge your thinking & get you to step out of your comfort zone to enable you to face your fears & set yourself & your business up for ongoing success.

This retreat will be a game changer for both your business & yourself.

This retreat is for everyone. 'No matter how long you’ve been in business or if are in the planning stages this Retreat is for you. When Dee asked me to be one of the presenters I had one stipulation, “it had to be a retreat that was full of practical information, with participants being fully immersed in growing their businesses. I am honoured to be joining a retreat that will not only be raising money for those who are in need with The Hunger Project it will also have a massive impact on the participants professional and personal development'...Michelle Pascoe.


Standard price include:

  • 4 days of interactive workshops, masterminds & round tables facilitated by our line up of world class facilitators & presenters
  • Gallup Born to Build assessment, debrief & action plan development
  • Breakfast - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Morning Tea - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Lunch - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Afternoon Tea - Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday
  • Dinner - Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
  • 4 nights accommodation (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday) in one of the resorts modern contemporary hotel rooms with priority express check in
  • Welcome drink voucher
  • Daily pre-retreat activities (i.e. beach walk, yoga, stretch session, mindfulness)
  • Complimentary on-site parking
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • 12 x monthly (post-retreat) 90 minute group coaching / accountability sessions conducted via zoom to keep you on track
  • Business development toolkit full of resources to help you through every stage of your business
  • Complimentary access to Insync Workplace Solutions suite of online personal & business development courses

VIP Experience (limited to 10 participants) includes all of the above, plus:

  • Return pick up/drop off from Coolangatta airport
  • Upgrade to 1 bedroom spa suite
  • Welcome bottle of bubbles & chocolates
  • VIP seating in the workshops
  • Complimentary professional photo shoot with our amazing photographer (photos will be sent to your inbox within 24 hours of the shoot)
  • Spa @ Salt Gift Voucher (valued at $100.00)
  • VIP luxury gift bag (valued over $300.00)
  • 12 x monthly (post retreat) 1 hour (one-on-one) business or leadership coaching sessions conducted via zoom with one of our experienced leadership / business coaches,
  • Your business promoted at the event and prior to the event through our social media and marketing channels
  • lots more surprises along the way......

All profits from this 'doing' retreat go to the Hunger Project.

Profits from this retreat go to The Hunger Project and we have the wonderful Kate Stone, COO of The Hunger Project attending the retreat to share the work of the Hunger Project with attendees.

The Hunger Project is an incredible organisation whose mission is to end world hunger and poverty by 2030 through pioneering sustainable, grassroots, women-centred strategies and advocating for their widespread adoption in countries throughout the world.

At The Hunger Project, they see people who live in hunger as being the solution not the problem which is why they work to unlock the capacity, creativity and leadership of those in poverty enabling them to end their own hunger in an empowering and sustainable way. For more information on The Hunger Project, go to their website https://thp.org.au

Tory Archbold

We are incredibly fortunate to have Tory Archbold, CEO & Founder of Torstar Communications & Powerful Steps, a platform she launched in April 2019 to inspire, encourage & empower women facilitating at our retreat.

Tory will be facilitating 2 workshops at this retreat including her signature workshop - Step into Your Power. In this 4 hour workshop,Tory will share her tips for success while identifying your strengths and challenges. Learn how to step into your power by defining a strategy that helps you achieve work / life balance. Participants will walk away with a plan of action, designed to empower them to succeed in all areas of their lives.

In Tory's second workshop - How to Build your Personal Brand, she shares her knowledge, skills, insight and experiences from her role as CEO of Torstar, a brand communications agency recognised as the global powerhouse responsible for developing iconic campaigns for the worlds tops performing brands.

www.torstar.com.au | www.powerfulsteps.com.au

Tina Tower

Tina Tower, CEO & Founder of tinatower.com has captured attention with her raw & real approach to building business. Tina started her first business at 20 & went on to build & sell multiple businesses including a national franchise system before her 34th birthday. Tina is the recipient of the Telstra Young Business Woman of the year in 2014, was the 2017 Entrepreneur in Residence for Business Chicks, Australia's largest business women's group. She has also been featured on Sky Business, The Huffington Post & The Financial Review.

Tina is facilitating a workshop on Content Marketing for Business Growth. In this interactive, informative 3 hours workshop, Tina will run through the content marketing that you can do for your business that can have the biggest impact. Between blog posting, Facebook pages, Facebook groups, Instagram pages, Instagram stories, Podcasting, speaking.......its so much content to come up with. Tina will show you how you can re-purpose, leverage & plan your content marketing to elevate your brand & you business in the simplest way.


Michelle Pascoe (CSP)

Michelle is an international speaker, accredited trainer, researcher, author & podcaster. Establishing her company Optimum, Operating Procedures & Services (OOPS) in 1994 she has an undeniable passion for customer service.

From a foundation in the Hospitality industry & an employer of 70 staff, Michelle has developed a strong repertoire of 'real life' customer services/business success scenarios which she will share with you in her amazing workshop 3 Keys to unlocking your business success - Expectation | Experience | Evaluation.

Nancy Youssef

An award-wining finance broker, inspiring mentor, keynote speaker and philanthropist determined to create lasting change. Nancy Youssef is the founder of Classic Finance & Classic Mentoring and Coaching. Nancy has also recently become an author releasing her first book "Fear Money Purpose' in July 2019 which is aimed at inspiring small business owners to overcome common business fears to help unlock their ultimate purpose.

Nancy will be joining us at Connect Learn Grow to educate, inform and inspire us as she shares her personal journey through her keynote 'Overcoming Fear in Business to find purpose - A personal journey'.

Shelly Horton

Shelly is one of Australia's leading lifestyle and pop culture commentators across all forms of media: print, online, television and radio and she is joining us at Connect Learn Grow!

Shelly runs her own video production company called, ShellShocked Media.She appears on Channel Nine three times a week with regular segments on TODAY, TODAY EXTRA and Weekend TODAY. Co-hosted TV chat show Talking Married on 9Life and hosts the podcast of the same name for 9Honey.

Shelly knows that it takes to be super comfortable in front of a crowd and how to get your message across so whether you are delivering a keynote, presenting to your team, posting social media videos or pitching your business to potential clients Shelly can help and she will be sharing all her tips and tricks in a four hour workshop at Connect Learn Grow 2020.


Shelley Rogers

Shelley is the Founder & CEO of Maxum Corporation an organisation that she has built to empower entrepreneurs & business owners to reach their maximum capability, delivering value based on past experiences to achieve results that makes a difference.

Shelley is also a facilitator of the Business Chicks Power Players program and Accelerator Trainer for The Entrepreneurs Organisation (EO). Shelley will be sharing her knowledge & proven strategies to help you develop (or refine) your business strategy and its execution.


Sonia McDonald

Sonia is the CEO and founder of LeadershipHQ and McDonald Inc. Sonia is a leading keynote speaker, leadership coach, expert and facilitator. She believes we should lead with kindness and courage, from the heart, doing rather than telling and is known for her mantra ‘just lead’. She leads by example in all these areas and through her one on one practical coaching, leadership training for teams and organisations encourages others to do the same. Sonia has helped hundreds of people on their leadership journey to become the best version of themselves and in turn, inspire and bring out the best in others. Also she and her team have worked and partnered with a number of businesses and companies for over a decade build great leadership teams and cultures.

For more than 25 years, Sonia has been on the front lines of Human Resources, Leadership and People and Culture. She has held leadership positions worldwide and through experience, research and study come to realise what it takes to be a truly great leader.

Sonia has an ability to speak bravely and authentically about her own development as a leader, personal and career challenges in a way which resonates with her audience. She is recognised as a LinkedIn influencer and has become an in-demand keynote speaker, starts important conversations.

She is an award-winning published author of Leadership Attitude and Just Rock It! and writes regularly for publications such as The Australian, HRD Magazine, Smart Healthy Women and Women’s Business Media. Sonia has become recognised for her commentary around the topic of leadership, championing the up and coming leaders of tomorrow, advocating for women in business as well as building leaders in small business.

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