THE WORKSHOP RETREAT FOR FEMALE ENTREPRENEURS
7th-10th october, SOMERSET UK
TICKETS ON SALE 20.05.19
4 days of intentional space, blending expertise and community to leave you feeling educated, inspired and supported. Retreat with like-minded women, find new inspiration, learn new techniques and get set to leave feeling fresh, focused and ready to level up your business.
WHY GATHER & GROW?
Since launching my business back in 2015, I’ve discovered that something remarkable happens when I dig deep in my what I do, address the foundations and create space to think long term. After experiencing an ‘everything feels like it’s failing, I need to do something about this’ season last year and seeing the direct benefit of doing this big picture work, I realised there wasn’t anything out there to address this.
Enter Gather & Grow.
I’ve put my absolute heart and soul into this retreat, intentionally designing 4 days of space, expertise and community to leave you feeling connected to the heart of what you do and ready to level up your business. 6 workshops, a personal branding photoshoot, thoughtful activities / treats throughout & meals cooked by a private chef in a tranquil venue, all whilst learning from and connecting with like-minded entrepreneurs.
Alongside myself, each retreat features a guest coach to ensure you’re given a 360 approach to your business throughout the retreat…
HIGHLIGHTS FROM THE MAY RETREAT…
“As soon as I heard about Alice Benham’s retreat I just KNEW I had to be there. What I didn’t know was how impactful it would be, both for my business and for myself. To be in a room full of such kind hearted fellow business women, so open to sharing was really something magical. I’d known most of these women 5 minutes, yet within these intense few days, it felt more like 5 years of friendship.
I learnt ALOT about myself (which I was not expecting) and I now know where to take my business to grow it in the right way for me. I’m still processing it all, and can’t quite find all the words yet. But I will happily say that it changed my life.”
Emma Phipps, Men's accessories designer
SAY HELLO TO YOUR HOST & GUEST COACH…
ALICE BENHAM / host
Spending my day-to-day empowering entrepreneurs to establish effective and sustainable digital marketing strategies, I’ll be delving into all things brand, content marketing and self-promotion at the retreat. Focusing on establishing your brand, communicating your why and creating in sustainable way, I’ll create space for you to see your business in a fresh light and dream up new ways to grow what you do online.
SOPHIE FRENCH / guest coach
With a mission to help women ‘crush the can’t’ in the their head, Sophie French will be bringing her positive energy and enthusiasm to the retreat. Covering how to build your money making muscle while reducing the hustle and where your mind meets making it happen, Sophie will inspire you to think differently about your business so you can pursue your biggest and boldest dreams with confidence, inner calm and cash flow.
SAY HELLO TO YOUR VENUE…
3-night stay in a luxury loft house set in the tranquil surroundings of a private apple orchard
All meals and snacks prepared and cooked on-site by a private chef along with your drinks for the duration of the retreat
6 intentionally designed workshops covering the core aspects of running your own business and a space to put your new learnings into practice
2 creative workshops to help you unwind and build relationships with other guests
A personal branding photo-shoot including headshots with a professional photographer
An exclusive welcome pack and thoughtful treats throughout
A community of other likeminded females to learn with, take inspiration from and connect with
ALONGSIDE LIKE-MINDED WOMEN, WE’LL BE…
Establishing our mindset, vision and goal setting in a healthy way
Defining our brand identity - our message, ideal client and brand values
Connecting to the heart of what we do and defining our ‘why’
Getting clear on the big picture and setting goals to make that happen
Refining and developing the way we show up online
IS THIS FOR ME?
Gather & Grow is designed for female entrepreneurs, self-employed women and freelancers who are craving the space to dig deep in their business and level up what they do.
As the workshops are all focused on defining the big picture and laying the foundations, the retreat is suitable for all types and sizes of business. So whether you’re a shop owner or web developer, just starting out or 5 years in, as long as you have an idea and want to take it to the next level, Gather & Grow is for you.
If you’re passionate about pursuing a life and business that you desire and deserve, then yes, this is for you.
If you’re ready to connect with, learn from and embrace a community of inspiring females to share this unique experience with, then yes Gather & Grow is for you.
If the thought of stepping out of the ordinary and getting to the heart of what you do sounds pretty dreamy, then yes, this is for you!!!
Gather & Grow will take place in the Autumn from the 7th-10th of October 2019. Arrival at 4pm on Monday 7th, leaving from 4pm on Thursday the 10th.
The retreat will be hosted at a luxurious industrial loft style house set in the tranquil surroundings of a private apple orchard in Somerset. Featuring a private steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tub, heated pool and plenty of lush gardens, the house is brimming with places for you to relax and refresh in an idyllic British countryside setting.
The cost of the four-day retreat including all your meals and workshops is £1500, with an early-bird rate of £1350 live until Friday 31st May. To secure your place, payment is either required in full or through the payment plan consisting of a £450 deposit along with 3 monthly payments of £300.
Arrival at 4pm with a few moments to settle in and take in the beautiful surroundings before an official welcome and delicious group dinner so you can get to know other guests.
Begin the day with an optional yoga session to calm your mind followed by a freshly prepared breakfast.
The morning will be spent in the first of Sophie’s workshops, diving into your self worth, vision and mindset, before a yummy lunch together.
The afternoon will begin with a workshop from me, creating space for you to define your brand identity - getting clear on your ideal client, messaging and brand values.
The evening will be spent enjoying dinner together before we let our hair down and indulge in some cocktail making!
As with the previous day, you’ll have the option to begin your day with a yoga session before breakfast.
The morning will begin in a workshop led by myself, as we address the way we show up online and dive into our approach to story telling.
After this, we’ll split into groups for breakout sessions with the hosts, whilst each of us are having a personal branding shoot with a professional photographer.
We’ll then enjoy a light lunch before the second of Sophie’s workshops.
To round off the afternoon, we’ll get creative with a calligraphy and brush lettering session – a chance to do something new whilst you take in the day’s learnings.
The day will finish with dinner and an evening spent unwinding in the private spa and pool.
On the final day we’ll all enjoy another yummy breakfast prepared by our chef Daisy before a group workshop to round off the retreat, reflecting on what we’ve worked through over the 4 days.
The retreat will officially end at 4pm after a final lunch when we’ll say our goodbyes and leave feeling fresh, focused and ready to level up our businesses.
“I've gained clarity on my business, developed my business model, burned my bullshit and threw away the self doubt. Plus I've gained a tribe of insanely clever, creative and talented women ready to encourage and help me grow. I cannot thank you enough for having the courage to take a risk on this retreat Alice. It has changed my mindset, business and confidence all in four days. Plus meeting in the safe, secure space you encouraged allowed us to connect in the most fluid, natural way that I think we all agreed we hadn't expected. I cannot thank you enough.
- ANGE CASSIDY, CREATIVE CONSULTANT
Where Can I Sign Up?
Tickets will go live on Monday 20th May at 10am - join the waitlist to be the first in line.
Why is it only for women?
Gather & Grow has been especially designed for female entrepreneurs. After visiting a number of female only events, I’ve discovered there’s something very special about bringing inspiring females together in a safe and intentional space so for now, the retreats will be for women only.
How much does it cost?
The total cost of the three-day retreat is £1500. This covers your accommodation, all workshops, meals and drinks. There is a payment plan available and an early-bird price of £1350 until Friday 31st May.
How does the payment plan work?
A £450 deposit will secure your place, followed by 3 monthly payments of £300. You will pay your deposit on this page and then 5 days later, receive an invoice to set up the payments for the next 4 months.
What doesn't it include?
The investment doesn’t include travel.
How do I Get There?
Upon booking your space, the exact location will be confirmed. There are a number of nearby of train stations with direct trains from most major cities - these are me Castle Cary (20 mins), Yeovil (25 mins) and Taunton (30 mins). Before the event, you’ll be added to a private Facebook group to arrange travel with your fellow guests before the retreat should you wish.
How many of us will be there?
The retreat has extremely limited availability with space for just eleven guests alongside five team members. This number is to ensure the retreat is kept intimate and everyone has a chance to spend time with the hosts.
Who will I share a room with?
You’ll be sharing your industrial style loft room alongside 2-3 other inspiring female entrepreneurs. If you know another guest already, you may request to share with them or we’ll choose for you.
What's the venue like?
The retreat is hosted at a luxurious industrial loft style house set in the tranquil surroundings of a private apple orchard in Somerset. Featuring a private steam room, sauna, outdoor hot tub, heated pool and plenty of lush gardens, the house is brimming with places for you to relax and refresh in an idyllic British countryside setting with purpose built modern amenities for a luxurious and comfortable stay.
What happens if I buy a ticket but can't come?
The retreat is for those serious about investing in themselves and their business. Whilst we understand that things happen, all refund requests will be dealt with on a case-by-case basis.
If you still have questions, please do send me an email on email@example.com