Taking the Helm:  Navigate the Rough and Smooth Waters of Life and Business

Location:  Jupiter, Florida — The Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa

This retreat has regretfully been postponed due to COVID-19. We look forward to welcoming you to this and other retreats in 2021.

If you are a business owner and a mom struggling to create a work and home environment of sanity with systems that keep everything on track so you can confidently grow your business and be the very best version of yourself, then join us in Jupiter, Florida this October where you will find the rest and resources you need. 

Imagine standing at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, your to-do list set aside for a week as your bare feet sink slightly into the warm sand and the warm salty breeze brushes your face.

You hear the soft rumbling of the waves as they roll in before breaking gently on the shore, sending their spray up into the air before rolling back out to sea taking all your stress and worries with them. 

You look out to the ocean, which stretches infinitely beyond what you can imagine.  You feel both small and connected – a part of the powerful force that is this moment – and realize that you have exactly what you need to achieve your goals for your business and your family. 

You’ve made the life-changing decision to acknowledge and prioritize your own physical and emotional needs for the next five days without guilt or shame in order to retake control of your life.  

By the end of the retreat, you will let go of what is holding you back as you claim your value and gain access to outside resources you need to develop boundaries and systems that tame the chaos in your business and your home.

You’ll be an integral part of a community of women business-owners with a wide-range of expertise coming together to collaborate and share ideas and create a network of deep connection that will continue to provide support, encouragement and accountability long after you’ve left the beach.

During your week in paradise, you’ll:

  • Step back from your never-ending to-do list to celebrate all that you are accomplishing as a business owner and a mom
  • Indulge in some well-deserved pampering that restores your sense of well-being
  • Focus on your goals, your dreams, and your needs as you develop a plan for growing your business and loving your family well at the same time
  • Create systems that allow you to tame the chaos and enjoy the journey of entrepreneurship and motherhood

 

Wouldn’t be it amazing to wake up each morning knowing you have all you need to be successful?

What a glorious way to start the day!  During our week at the beach, you will fill your mind and body with positive, uplifting thoughts, and nourish your body with healthy coastal meals enjoyed with friends.   Let go of self-doubt and stand firm in your value during our affirmation celebration.  Explore without judgement the areas you want to strengthen and gain the tools and confidence you need to follow-through.  Build connections with women who can answer your questions and who have questions that align perfectly with your expertise.  You’ll leave knowing that your gifts and your resources are more than enough to accomplish whatever your heart desires.

How would it feel if you knew you were part of an amazing community where you could support others and ask for help when you need it?

 You’d be ready to conquer the world, right?  On the warm shores of the Atlantic you will begin to build this community.  Surrounded by women who know exactly what it’s like to juggle home and work, you’ll give and receive support and encouragement, and make life-long friends who will be only a phone call away when you need them.  Share your secret hopes, dreams, and frustrations in a safe space where judgement is set aside and solutions emerge.  Having experienced the restorative benefits of community, you will welcome the connections waiting at home to lighten your load. 

Named by Coastal Living as one of the Top 10 Happiest Seaside towns in the United States, Jupiter, Florida is home to beautiful beaches, championship-style golf courses and breathtaking scuba diving sites, in addition to a rich history that dates back to the 1500s.

Jupiter is located an easy half hour drive from Palm Beach International Airport or one hour and 15 minutes from Fort Lauderdale International Airport.  Tucked away at the very north end of South Florida, Jupiter provides easy access to transportation and sightseeing while maintaining a laid-back style not easy to find in the area.

​The luxurious Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa stands on 1,000 feet of secluded Atlantic shoreline, An award-winning destination that embodies South Florida’s barefoot elegance, the resort greets every  guest with the gracious hospitality and personalized service that has distinguished it as one of the top-ranked resorts in Palm Beach, Florida.

Warm colors and contemporary furnishings fill its guest rooms and suites, while the innovative oceanfront dining reflects the abundance of fresh seafood and produce native to our area. You’ll lounge on the resort’s secluded beach or choose from a variety of activities from tennis to movie nights at our oceanfront pool and Sea Turtle Walks with the local experts. Enjoy the inviting hammocks and fire pits with ultra-lounge seating, along with the sublime treatments at The Spa at (Jupiter Beach Resort.

​The luxurious Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa stands on 1,000 feet of secluded Atlantic shoreline, An award-winning destination that embodies South Florida’s barefoot elegance, the resort greets every  guest with the gracious hospitality and personalized service that has distinguished it as one of the top-ranked resorts in Palm Beach, Florida.

Warm colors and contemporary furnishings fill its guest rooms and suites, while the innovative oceanfront dining reflects the abundance of fresh seafood and produce native to our area. You’ll lounge on the resort’s secluded beach or choose from a variety of activities from tennis to movie nights at our oceanfront pool and Sea Turtle Walks with the local experts. Enjoy the inviting hammocks and fire pits with ultra-lounge seating, along with the sublime treatments at The Spa at (Jupiter Beach Resort.

fancy fruit drinks​You’ll indulge in scrumptious coastal fare during your five days in paradise.  Enjoy the artistry of some of South Florida’s best chefs whose food is as pleasing to the eye as it is to the palette.  Savor fresh, bright flavors that allow the simplicity of the ingredients to shine through.

South Florida’s climate allows farm-to-table freshness all year long.   We’ll dine al fresco enjoying local seafood caught fresh the same day, as well as abundant tropic fruit and local in-season vegetables from local farms.  Five days of deliciousness that will nourish your body, restore your energy, and taste amazing.  Don’t forget dessert.  This is a retreat, after all, and all about you, so treat yourself to the delicacies of the area’s best pastry chefs.

That’s not all – we’ll learn from the experts!  You’ll receive first-hand instruction from outstanding chefs and farmers, who will teach you to create scrumptious healthy meals in record time that your kids will eat without complaint.  That’s right, less work, less frozen pizza, AND les s complaining!

lady smiling on a hammock​Ahhhhh – Walk away from all the expectations you’re carrying on your back, whether they were placed there by someone else or you picked them up yourself and focus on you for five glorious days.  Our retreat is intentionally designed with generous amounts of time allocated for you to relax and recharge in the way that your body and soul most need.  Full spa services are available at a significant discount for retreat guests.

Our resort sits directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, providing the perfect backdrop for a reflective walk or listening to the waves crash in with a goo book in your hand.  Whether you’re looking for girl time with new friends or some room for solitude, you’ll find it here.

Worth the Climb – What better way to gain perspective in life and business than to see the world from different angles?  You’ll climb to the top of the Jupiter Lighthouse, completed in 1860 and view the world from 108 feet.  Looking out over the ocean, the inlet, and the surrounding area, you’ll gain the well-earned perspective that can only be seen after a climb.  Consider the difference in perspective as you smoothly navigate your kayak through the waters of the Jupiter inlet just in front of the lighthouse, and again as you sit under the banyan trees dropping their new roots from the sky to cover and connect to the trees next to them.

lady preparing plates​Down on the Farm – You’ll visit beautiful Kai Kai Farms, a local sustainable produce farm that supplies many of the top restaurants along the Treasure Coast.  Through their connections to sought-after chefs, Kai-Kai offers cooking classes and pop-up dinner parties that shine a spotlight on their produce.  You’ll participate in a cooking class that teaches you to prepare one vegetable in three easy-peasy, kid-pleasing ways, and you’ll learn to strip away all the unnecessary in order to focus on what matters most.

 

Those Who’ve Gone Before – You’ll honor the legacy of the Seminole Indians while visiting the Tree of Tears, a 300-year old oak which stands atop a Seminole Burial Mound.  This tree is believed to be where wounded Seminoles were brought for treatment or burial during the Second Battle of Loxahatchee.  You’ll pay homage to these warriors, who sought to protect their home and families just as you desire to protect yours and pause to consider the sacred areas of your life that you need to treat or lay down in order to move forward with purpose.

woman hiking with a backpackForge Your Own Path – You’ll breathe in the fresh air and history surrounded by women who want your success as badly as you do and are determined to help you get where you want to be as you enjoy a gentle hike through a 680 acre preserve.  In control of your own destiny, you’ll choose your path from among the well-marked trails offering a glimpse of Florida’s natural beauty encountering white-tailed deer, maybe even an armadillo along your path.   You’ll surprise the osprey and the egrets, watching them take flight as they adjust to their changing environment.

Still wondering whether this is the retreat for you?  Consider these amazing benefits you’ll take away from five days of resting, regrouping, and connecting.

Own Your Confidence

Can you imagine ending each day with a sense of accomplishment knowing you’ve met all the needs of your family and your business for the day?

You can!!!  During our time together, you will discover the internal strength and outside resources you need to develop boundaries and systems that tame the chaos and make room for celebration of all you are accomplishing.

You’ll learn from the lighthouse keepers of the past, who helped sailors navigate safely through storms and dangers beneath the surface.

Like the ships heading out to sea, you’ll let go of what is holding you back, and with the sound of the waves in the background, you’ll create a new reality – one you can EASILY stick to when you get home because it doesn’t require much and feels SOOOO good!

Create Navigation Systems to Keep Everything on Course

compass in water​Do you ever worry that you don’t have it in you to run a business because you aren’t smart enough, savvy enough, techie enough, extroverted enough or just not enough?

Well, I’m here with good news.  You are MORE than enough!  Join women from across the country who experience the same struggle and yet are gifted in so many ways!

During our time together, you’ll realize the full value of all you bring to the table while learning from women with a variety of expertise who can support you and help you untangle the knots that keep you tied up with business challenges.

You will return home with a new swagger armed with the tools and confidence you need to grow your business.

 

What if you could you create systems that kept you organized and stress-free without paying a lot of money for it?

It’s sooo doable!  Our fun week together will include just the right amount of tips, tools, and processes creation to get your home and business running like a well-oiled machine.

You’ll connect with business owners who have successfully scaled and learn about the low-cost solutions that helped them overcome growth challenges, and you’ll get great ideas to make your evenings with family easier too.

You’ll leave rested, energized and armed with easy-to-implement systems and life-hacks that won’t cost you your sanity or your life savings.

lady floating on a poolDrift Away

What would it feel like to acknowledge and meet your own physical and emotional needs without guilt or shame?   

It would AH-MAZING, and the most amazing thing about this retreat is that while you are indulging in the exact pampering that you desire most (Massage anyone?  Beach yoga?  Poolside pina colada? – YOU choose!)

You’ll also be learning how to align all the moving pieces in your home and business lives so you can meet the needs of your family, your clients AND yourself without compromising your health or inner peace.  Learn while you relax?  Yes, please!

 

Do you ever want to just do what you want when you want to without having to consider everyone else’s needs before your own? 

This retreat has just what you’re craving!  Walk away from all the expectations you’ve carrying and focus on you for five glorious days.

Our retreat is intentionally designed with generous amounts of time allocated for you to relax and recharge in the way that your body and soul most need.

Full spa services are available at a significant discount for retreat guests.  Our resort sits directly on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean providing the perfect backdrop for a reflective walk or listening to the waves crash in with a good book in your hand.

Whether you’re looking for girl time with new friends or some room for solitude, you’ll find it here.  Our scheduled activities will help you own your value, defining your specific needs and prioritizing them so you can be your best self when serving those around you.

PLUS: The benefits start before your feet hit the sand!

Yes, to make sure you’re fully organized and on track to get the most out of this amazing experience, we’ll get together on a group video-chat before the retreat to get to know each other, answer any questions you may have about what to expect and cover what to bring in order to max out the value of this unique opportunity.

We’ll also have a Facebook Group just for this retreat so you can connect with other retreat guests and learn more about our venue and activities as the retreat approaches.

SECTION 8: What’s Included?

  • Four nights of double-occupancy accommodations at the luxurious Jupiter Beach Resort.(single accommodation upgrade available)
  • Four breakfasts at Sinclair’s Restaurant to start your day off right
  • clothes in a suitcase

    Three energizing lunches served al fresco weather permitting

  • Four scrumptious breakfasts
  • Four flavorful and filling dinners featuring mouth-watering seasonal coastal fare
  • Transportation to and from offsite retreat activities
  • Gratuity for meals and activities
  • Three exciting adventures that refresh body and mind while helping you gain clarity around the challenges you are facing as a business owner and mother
  • Personalized strategy sessions with expert facilitators
  • Daily group circles to celebrate and internalize each day’s learnings and commitments
  • A 20% discount on all spa services at the Spa at Jupiter Beach Resort
  • A network of like-minded women to provide support and cheer you on
  • Most importantly – TIME – time to focus on yourself, your goals and your dreams

What’s Not Included?

  • Travel to and from the retreat
  • Alcoholic beverages with the exception of wine provided with the cooking class
  • Spa services and activities not included in the retreat program (a 20% discount is available through the resort)
  • Other non-included items such as spa services, taxis, additional outings, snacks
  • Travel Insurance

Your Host – Shannon Whitman

picture of shannon whitmanHi There!  I’m Shannon, a fellow business owner and Mom to an energetic pre-teen who keeps me on my toes.

My son was very young when I started my professional development business, and it soon became apparent that my greatest challenge would not be building a business, it would be building a business while at the same time trying to be the present, energetic, put-together mom that I wanted to be.

I’ve learned a lot since those early days and have built some solid strategies for maintaining my sanity and enjoying the journey.  Having travelled this road, I have a heart for moms who are in the midst of the struggle to balance it all and own their value.

Putting my professional development gifts to use in creating spaces for growth and connection allows me to serve the community of mom-preneurs I care deeply about.  I’m so glad you’re here, and I look forward to getting to know you!

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