DISCOVER YOUR INTENTION IN HAWAI'I
WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS RETREAT
SET YOUR INTENTION FOR SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS
- Discover your purpose, reconnect with your business
- Define your direction to focus your marketing message and efforts
- Transform your day-to-day with intentional decisions
- Own your time and choices, without asking permission
- Experience the Ripple Effect in your life
- Identify next steps to implement intention in your day-to-day
Maximum of 10 participants (We follow local and CDC COVID guidelines)
DISCOVER YOUR INTENTION RETREAT
IN YOUR BUSINESS, YOUR MARKETING, AND YOUR LIFE
IT'S EASY TO FOCUS ON GETTING THE WORK DONE
With so much going on in our business and our life, it's easy to focus on the work in your business, and unintentionally gloss over intention, or even forget intention altogether.
As a small business owner, you likely started your business with the best of intentions, big plans, well-thought-out customer experiences, and a commitment to doing nothing but the best.
One day you wake up and notice you don't own your time and choices. You feel stuck and disconnected, working in your business, the one you chose to create. You are going through the motions and your business no longer excites you.
You realize your decisions aren't rooted in strategic thinking. Your decisions are not mindful, or aligned with your Purpose-Driven Mission or Vision. Did you even make the time to define those foundational statements?
HOW MUCH TIME WILL YOU CONTINUE TO LOSE
You are not alone. It is more common than you think; a business owner is handed projects, an existing customer base, and next thing you know, 10 years have passed without working on the business. The scramble to get the work done, while also setting processes in place, and figuring things out ends up pushing off the foundational strategic work. As you grew your team to keep up with demand, you told yourself you would do the work when it was less busy.
How many more years will you allow yourself to fly by the seat of your pants?
IT'S IMPORTANT TO PAUSE AND RECONNECT
Aloha. This is your friendly reminder: now is the time to pause and reconnect with your small business, and with yourself.
The Discover Your Intention in Hawai'i Retreat is a week-long retreat where all you need to do is show up for the work and experiences, everything else is taken care of for you: guided exercises, accommodations, nutritious and delicious food, activities, and more. You will have free time each day to walk the beach, take a dip in the ocean, chat with your new connections, hang out in the hammock, read on the lanai, lounge...you get the idea.
THIS RETREAT IN HAWAI'I IS A BUSINESS EXPENSE
Alexis Skigen Rago grew up in Hawai'i and quickly realized what a gift that was. Now, as a small business owner herself, she wants to share the beauty and the power of Hawai'i with you and nine other small business owners who are ready to bring more intention into your daily work. Every day, Alexis will lead the group in immersive-style workshops for a few hours to create awareness, mindfulness, and intention through various structured activities. We will explore and define Core Values, Purpose-Driven Mission, Vision, mindset activities, limiting beliefs, and empowering beliefs. In order to get the most out of this experience, come into this retreat with a willingness to be vulnerable. We will create a safe space for all of our participants to share, starting with a group call a week or so before the retreat.
In addition to workshops, activities will be curated purposefully to create opportunities for connections throughout the retreat. Daily activities will complement our curriculum and focus on volunteering, culture, history, and of course, nature. We will address our mind, body, and spirit as we explore the beautiful island of O'ahu, with activities in the ocean, beach, land, mountains, and air.
We will consume delicious (ono) foods to nourish our bodies and minds as we explore our purpose, emotions, fears, and dreams. We will have a personal chef dedicated to our health and wellness on-site, all week.
THE END GOAL IS DOING WHAT YOU LOVE WITH INTENTION AND CLARITY
By the end of this week-long retreat, you will feel renewed as a small business owner, connected to your business with clarity in direction and purpose, and intention in all of your decisions as you enjoy the healing magic of Hawai'i. You will also have incredible connections with your intentional 'ohana.
As a small business owner, you've worked hard every day. You have grown your business and seen success through referrals. You know your business can make a larger impact. This is your opportunity to pause, look at your business with intention, and take great strides to achieve your mission as you reconnect and fall in love with your business.
The interactive sessions during the WOYB Retreat provide opportunities for you to apply intention in your marketing and your business. You will learn to measure your business success by more than revenue. You will see how intention impacts your culture, your team, your clients, and you.
The Work On Your Business Retreat will help you get back to doing what YOU love, with intention and clarity.
WHAT TO EXPECT
This is an immersive-style retreat where you will be doing the work you need to do to set your intention each day. With experts there to lead you, guide you, and work with you, this is time for you to learn, workshop, and take uncomfortable action so that when you leave, you are ready to incorporate intention and purpose into every decision for your small business.
The actions you take today, create your business of tomorrow. This is the time you need to work ON your business, instead of getting stuck working IN your business. We understand how it happens, you get focused on delivering results to your current customers or you run the risk of an unhappy customer. Don't let the excuse of being busy get in the way of doing something differently in your business. You know your business has more growth in it. Now is the time to set your intention.
This retreat is about you and your small business. We are limiting the capacity to a maximum of 10 participants. A smaller group enables you to access an expert when you need, throughout the week, and also learn from, and contribute, to your peers. We’ll have a variety of sessions: expert-led, interactive workshops, breakouts, one-on-ones, Q&A, and individual work/reflection. We’ll also have some fun, enjoy delicious and healthy meals, and experience island activities as we get to know each other. There will be downtime to allow yourself time to relax and enjoy a true retreat.
You have worked hard in your business, whether you’re two years in, or you are a seasoned pro with decades of entrepreneurial success, you know you have to invest time to work on your business. Two key areas we will address are intention in your business and intention in your marketing. Investing time in these areas will help your business grow, save resources, and see an improved marketing ROI. You'll also see a Ripple Effect in your culture, reduced turnover, employee morale, and efficiencies as you incorporate intention in your day-to-day work.
A BEAUTIFUL BEACHFRONT HOME IN KAILUA
KAILUA, HI (THE ISLAND OF O'AHU)
The Discover Your Intention Retreat will be hosted in a beachfront villa and cottage steps away from Kailua Beach, one of the world's best beaches. The estate has 6 bedrooms and 5 full baths. We will be sharing bedrooms and bathrooms, with two people in each room. There is a large open-concept gathering space, as well as a private sprawling grass lawn between the home and the beach. There are also several lanai spaces (patio) and a roof deck. The beauty of the sunrise over the Mokes is just a few steps away, so you can Rise & Shine with Intention and watch it on the beach.
*Please note: there is no smoking allowed on the property.
All meals and snacks will be freshly prepared and provided throughout the week. We are excited to have a health-minded chef preparing delicious and nutritious meals from local ingredients. While vegan and gluten-free meals are the chef's specialty as these allow nourishment for our bodies and minds, we are able to accommodate requests. If you have an allergy or religious restrictions, please let us know. We promise, you will not go hungry. We want to fuel your body and mind for an incredible week of breakthroughs.
MEET ANNETTE, OUR EAT WITH INTENTION CHEF
Annette Licitra is an educator, speaker, author, and founder of Passionette Palate. As a Wellness Chef and Holistic Health Coach focusing on digestive health and increasing energy, she empowers professionals by transforming their lives through life-giving foods, cleansing their bodies, her 7-week PALATE coaching course, and other holistic healing approaches so that they feel amazing and operate at their peak performance level. She’s passionate about creating a safe space and a strong nutritional foundation for clients as they explore foods and lifestyle choices sustainable for the long-term.
ACTIVITIES TO EMBODY INTENTION
Each day, after we have our workshop to discover intention, we will enjoy the beautiful island of O'ahu with activities to highlight the lessons from that day's workshop. We will incorporate the elements of air, water, land, mountains, beach, history, and culture. Plans include:
- Learn photography as we enjoy a scenic tour and capture nature's beauty
- Volunteer to work the land (Malama Ka 'Aina)
- Ride Horses through the beautiful valley where many movies, including Jurassic Park, are filmed
- Respect the ocean on a boat and explore the water snorkeling
- Take in the views as we zipline
- Learn about Hawaiian history
- Experience culture at a luau with lei making
- Enjoy the local flavors with a Hawaiian chocolate tour
- Support local small businesses at a farmers market
- Sun Salutation is even better with Yoga on the Beach
- Sunrises are right outside our beach house on the east side of the island
- We will be able to enjoy sunsets as well
It's important to take a break from your hard work. We'll also have time to walk the beach, relax in a hammock or lounge chair, or just hang out. The property provides many options to explore and find a spot to sit solo or hang with your new friends, including a rooftop, a hanging chair, two covered lanais, open areas inside, a sprawling lawn, and more. You deserve to relax and enjoy life in paradise.
FIND FULFILLMENT, RECONNECT, ACT WITH INTENTION IN YOUR SMALL BUSINESS
MARKETING EXPERT, HAWAIIAN GROWN
THE CREATION AND EVOLUTION OF THE WOYB RETREAT
As a small business owner who wants other entrepreneurs to succeed, the idea for the Work On Your Business Retreat came about after Alexis went on a weekend retreat by herself in the Fall of 2019 to gain clarity in her business. The weekend wasn’t overly planned which allowed her to be in the moment and avoid burnout. While she did get some work done, she realized she needed more structure, goals, and specific outcomes in order for the time away to be more valuable.
In 2020, she invited other entrepreneurs to join her in a co-led retreat focused on improving marketing for each of their businesses.
In 2021, Alexis co-hosted her first WOYB Retreat where she guided entrepreneurs in developing a strategic marketing plan over a long weekend. It was intense, and the participants walked away with an incredible value that changed their businesses.
In 2022, Alexis hosted the second WOYB Retreat, and again, business owners gained clarity and direction over 3.5 days as they created their custom strategic marketing plan. One participant shared that by the end of the first full day, her expectations were already met, she found clarity and purpose, and anything remaining was a bonus. She enjoyed many bonuses including a framework to apply the strategies into a marketing tactic.
Alexis always had it in the back of her mind that it would be great if she could incorporate more of Hawai'i in her retreat. In 2023, Alexis decided it was time to make her dream a reality by hosting a retreat in Hawai'i. This time, the retreat wasn't going to focus on creating a strategic marketing plan. Hawai'i is a special place of healing, discovery, and beauty. It has a strong connection to nature and the natural elements, and it was only fitting that this retreat would focus on intention. Alexis spent many hours carefully curating this experience to align the workshops and guided work with the experiential activities to embody the lessons and process each of your discoveries. This is truly a unique approach that will change your business and your life as you discover your intention.
MEET YOUR HOST AND INTENTIONAL MARKETING STRATEGY EXPERT
ALEXIS SKIGEN RAGO
BIG KAHUNA, MARKETING MANA LLC AND WORK ON YOUR BUSINESS
Alexis Skigen Rago provides clarity in direction, purpose, and messaging by exploring and creating custom marketing strategies and plans for established small businesses. During immersive-style sessions, Alexis mixes coaching and consulting techniques and frameworks so the small business owner becomes empowered in marketing as you learn to attract Dream Clients and love your small business. Alexis works with her Dream Clients individually or in group settings such as the Work On Your Business Retreat. Alexis also enjoys leading larger groups in interactive workshops.
Alexis began her marketing career in corporate and marketing/digital agencies allowing her to learn about various industries, including retail, eCommerce, CPG, finance, travel & leisure, telecom, technology, non-profit events, pharmaceutical, and entertainment industries. The first five years at Marketing Mana allowed Alexis to continue the path of diversified industries, adding to her vast experience with clients in mental health, legal, real estate, nonprofit, education, business intelligence, CPA, insurance, coaching, public service, design and construction, events, and more.
Alexis truly loves what she does every day as she continues to learn, try new things, and bring different services to market. Ultimately, Alexis works with her Dream Clients to understand your customers and build a solid foundation for you to connect your brand with their needs. She is passionate about Core Values, Purpose-Driven Mission, and intention in your day-to-day and strategic work. Alexis believes in the power of owning your time and choices, without asking permission.
Learn more about Alexis at marketingmanallc.com/about
HEAR FROM PAST PARTICIPANTS
Work on Your Business Retreat The weekend was FILLED with tons of support, guidance and strategies I was able to use immediately after the retreat. BONUS, the food was delicious! Definitely a weekend I would repeat and recommend to others for uninterrupted business strategy focus.
Alexis REALLY knows her marketing stuff. From digging into the values of your business to strategizing campaigns with S.M.A.R.T. goal setting, she helps business owners market smarter, not harder. Also, she’s just a great person all around. Definitely a pleasure to work with.
We will teach and workshop the topics in various styles, including presentations, group work, one-on-one, and individual reflection. We encourage engagement through respectful, real-time feedback. We know it's important to nourish your mind and body; there will be meals & snacks provided and breaks mid-morning and mid-afternoon to ensure a satisfied belly to free up your mind to do the work needed.
- Business goals for the year
- Pre-retreat coaching kickoff call
- Begin to set your intention
- Core Values
Day 1 (Arrival)
Land in paradise, pickup at HNL by 4 PM
Check-in, unpack and relax
Welcome Happy Hour
6:30 PM: Dinner, relax, and do your best to stay up until 8 pm
Typical Day (Day 2-7)
6:10 AM: Dawn (optional walk on the beach)
6:30 AM: Sunrise
7:30 AM: Breakfast & Touch base
8:15 AM: Workshop, mid-morning break, and snack
11:30 AM: Lunch and free-time
Afternoon: Island Activity, snack, and free-time
6:30 PM: Sunset Dinner, 'ohana, free-time
10 PM: Bedtime
Day 8 (Departure)
7:30 AM: Breakfast & Touch base
Drive to town to the Farmers Market (ends at 11 AM)
Drive to HNL for departure flights (ideal departure after 1 PM, drop off by 4 PM)
DISCOVER YOUR INTENTION RETREAT
Maximum 10 participants.
- Master an intentional approach in your business, your marketing, and your life
- Workbook with guided exercises
- Workshop time to apply the knowledge and define your intention for your business
- Enjoy sweet dreams as you smell the ocean air
- Small group ensures you have time to share, ask questions, and support others
- Real-time feedback from experts and peers
- Access to Alexis all week to guide individual processing
- Incredible connections with strong foundations
- Explore O'ahu with planned daily activities
- On-site accommodations (the beach house)
- All meals, snacks, and beverages
- Rooms assigned based on registration dates
- Pre-retreat call about 2 weeks prior
- Post-retreat call about 5 days after
We appreciate it when you share your positive experience with other small business owners. It’s easy to qualify, just send Alexis a referral of a small business owner via email (firstname.lastname@example.org). When your referral becomes a fully paid participant, you will receive a gift of appreciation from Hawai'i.
YOUR BUSINESS CAN GIVE YOU MORE THAN MONEY
Take a break and reconnect with your purpose at the Work On Your Business Discover your Intention Retreat. You and your business deserve to be intentional.