2022 Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea

Oceanfront, Virginia Beach, Virginia

October 26 - 29, 2022

You are cordially invited to the most restorative, inspiring 3 days of your life.

This year’s Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea is designed exclusively for women who are heart-centered business owners, creative entrepreneurs, and those with a mission!”


This retreat is unlike any other, and honestly- it’s not for everyone.


But if you are ready to dig deep, connect with your truest self, and listen as your soul whispers its desires, I would love to talk to you one-on-one and show you how this weekend can change your entire world.


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I’ve designed this retreat experience to create an environment where you can…

What’s next for you!

Things are changing so much in the world… and in your world. You need a place to be quiet and feed your soul so you can get in touch with what wants to emerge. You don’t need to push harder right now, you need a beautiful environment to be nurtured and you can connect with your soul’s whispers for what you want to create next.


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This retreat is perfect for you if…

  • You are ready to nurture your vision and confidence, own your expertise in a bigger way, and emerge as a visible leader in your industry.
  • You know there is a deeper creative expression for you and your business- and you are ready to unlock it
  • You want to design, market and lead exclusive retreats in beautiful locations yourself! This is the perfect opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to put on an epic retreat, including coaching, leading, accommodations and more.
  • You’re ready to grow your business intentionally and co-create with spirit, nature and other like-minded souls.
  • You’re tired of hustling 24-7 and you’re genuinely seeking a way of doing business that nourishes your Soul Work instead of depleting your spirit.

What You Can Expect

  • Immerse in the Business Alchemy magic and learn how to let your soul be in charge of your business.
  • Individual “Fierce Love” coaching from me about your next “Big Leap” and spotlight time for feedback from the group.
  • Clarity about what’s nextfor you and your business.
  • Fun, interactive, creative exercises for you to uncover and let go of your blocksto your expansion and growth.
  • Immersion in the power of rituals and intentions where you learn to co-create with the energy of the universe around you. (Sounds woo-woo, it is and yet, it’s extremely practical.)
  • 90-Day Creative Action Plan so you know what to do when you get back home.

PLUS you will…

  • Meet amazing creative and committed womenfrom around the world who will become close friends and business champions.
  • Be nurtured with healthy delicious food, and plenty of downtime for walks on the beach, journaling, napping, or sitting on one of the 4 decks in conversationwith other women who “understand” what it’s like to be a women business owner.
  • You and your creative spirit will feel rejuvenatedfrom the beautiful environment and gorgeous wild ocean!
  • Create art! Throughout the time together we’ll work on a fun, easy yet powerful intuitive art project that will keep your creative mind nimble and fed.

BONUS! Design, Market and Lead Retreats Training!

*Since so many of my clients also want to lead retreats, I’ve added this special bonus time. I’ll dedicate time to share with you my behind the scenes strategies, tips and “what you need to know to be successful” secrets so you can leave this retreat with ideas, confidence and a plan to move forward in leading your own transformational retreats in beautiful locations!

I’ll share:

  • Techniques for designing your retreat for maximum participation and less energy and effort on your part.
  • Ideas for beautiful and creative locations to hold your retreats.
  • Advantages and disadvantages of using hotels, houses, co-working spaces, and other types of locations.
  • Strategies for marketing your retreat so you can fill it easily.
  • Behind-the-scenes wisdom and advice for creating a beautiful, nurturing event on a budget.

Listen to what other retreat participants have to say…

“I’ve taken my joyful ideas and turned them into action steps!”
Pat House
“Just wow! I couldn’t have asked for anything better. I’ll be back next year!”
Susie Shina

The Beautiful Details...

We gather Wednesday evening, with delicious appetizers overlooking the oceanfront to get to know each other, followed by a healthy yummy dinner. We’ll go through Saturday afternoon at 12 noon.


Your Next Step...

This is a collective of like-minded women that are working towards the same goals, so I like to chat with prospective attendees personally to make sure they’re a great fit.

If you think the Creative Business Retreat by-the-Sea might be just what your spirit needs, let’s talk! We’ll discuss where you are in your business, leadership and growth plan so I can design the best program to meet the needs of the group.

If this piques your interest and curiosity even a little, trust that intuitive hit! This retreat can change your entire trajectory and realign your path, and it all starts with a phone call.

This is a truly personal, intimate experience, and space is very limited. I want you to be a part of this transformational retreat, so please book your call today!

IMPORTANT Program Information:

Refund Policy:

Please note that due to the intimate size of this group and commitment required to reserve the beautiful beach house, we are not able to offer refunds for this retreat. If you have to cancel your attendance for any reason, we offer the following options:

  • If you cancel by June 30, you may apply 50% of your deposit and payments toward private or group coaching.
  • There are no refunds after July 1 since we will have closed marketing the retreat.

Covid-19 Policy:

  • The retreat will proceed as planned unless the country and state’s situation prevent safe attendance or travel in 2022.
  • If we reschedule the retreat, then you will automatically have a ticket for the next retreat in 2023.
  • We ask that everyone who attends the retreat take and receive a negative covid test 24 – 36 hours ahead of the retreat. At this point, it seems the best way to make everyone feel safe and comfortable in attending and living in close quarters.
  • We will ask all attendees to commit to self-responsibility for their health and those in attendance. If you know you could be exposed to the virus or are experiencing symptoms or any other potentially contagious health situation, please do not attend. Make choices just as you would with any health challenge. If you have a last minute health challenge or other personal emergency, there are no refunds since your place can’t be filled, however, we will discuss applying 50% of your investment in other coaching opportunities.
  • Please bring an extra covid self-test with you to the retreat just in case you start feeling symptoms
  • We will be asking you in the days prior to the retreat about any health concerns.
  • Thank you for agreeing to make this retreat a safe, relaxing and comfortable experience for personal and professional growth.


Laura West is a Creative Catalyst for Business, author, and speaker who helps coaches, healers and change-makers create and grow highly profitable businesses without soul-crushing marketing strategies, hard hustle or cookie-cutter formulas.

For the past 19 years, she’s coached thousands of entrepreneurs on how to identify and claim their unique brilliance, creative expression, and rebel marketing style in order to joyfully build a business that creates big ripples in the world (… and big deposits in their bank account.)

She’s the creator of Creative Coaching Tools, Elegant Enrollment, Fun & Fabulous Follow-up and many other educational programs for heart-based entrepreneurs. She’s also the author of The Joyful Business Plan and Right-Brain Plan for Your Business.

She loves walking by the ocean as much as possible, art journaling, and going on creative adventures with her friends.