• 2020 Agenda

    The upcoming Grow Retreat will take place January 16th and 17th, 2020


    “When I’m looking for a workshop or a conference to attend, I’m looking for three separate things and the way they come together. I’m looking for application, inspiration, and connection with others of my tribe! That sweet spot right in the middle, that’s where [The Grow Retreat] is taking place!”

    Kate Hayward

    Speaker Grow2019


    All our speakers and content are designed around fulfilling our theme: Immersion!

    Please note speaker order and content may be subject to change as needed to accommodate speaker travel, unexpected circumstances, etc

  • Day 1 Schedule


    Open Networking


    9:00 AM: Event Kick Off


    Jesse Cole: The Ultimate Customer Experience Keynote


    Stephanie Scheller: The Value of True Immersion


    Dean McFlicker: 5 Steps to Phenomenal Interview




    Cindy Ashton: The Perfect Elevator Pitch Keynote




    Garret Gunderson: Cash Flow Optimization Keynote


    Dana Pharant: Navigating Difficult Conversations Keynote




    Larry Levine: Selling From the Heart

    6:00 PM: Happy Hour with the Speakers

    Day 2 Workshops*

    *Day 2 is two sets of concurrently running workshops. Attendees may choose workshops from either track to attend as preferred.

    Open Networking

    9:00 AM: Event Kickoff

    Mike Michalowicz

    The Pumpkin Plan: Growing Your Business Organically and Healthily in Any Economy Keynote

    Owner Focused Workshops

    Cindy Ashton

    The Perfect Elevator Pitch: Riveting Body Language and Voice Tactics to Optimize Your Immersion


    Whether you are networking, in a sales conversation, talking to your employees, pitching the media, or on a stage, how you present yourself will make or break the sale. Even the most confident person may lose a buy-in because of unconscious habits influencing their body language and speaking voice toward turn off prospects. This workshop will help you overcome those habits and unlock powerful body language used by world class entertainers to make a deep connection and influence people into action.

    Business Focused Workshops

    Jesse Cole

    How to Design the Ultimate Customer Experience


    Customers are the sustenance upon which small businesses live. And recurring customers are how businesses thrive! The best way to get recurring customers? To create raving fans of your company. In this workshop, Jesse will teach how to create the best experience for your customers so that they become life-long fans of your company that are loyal rather than transactional. Further, he reveals how to never lose a customer again with a step by step plan to wow your customers even after the sale.


    Dana Pharant

    Navigate Difficult Conversations: Transform Awkward Moments into Win-Wins


    In all levels of your business, there are conversations that need to be had but are being avoided because it can be scary to confront other people. Without strong communication with your team and your customers, everything from simple misunderstandings to underhanded and backstabbing behavior can occur. As a result, sales are lost, productivity decreases, and employee retention decreases. This workshop will teach you how to prepare before the difficult conversation, how to overcome your own fears of repercussions, and strategy to build a connection in order to navigate the difficult conversations.

    Garret Gunderson

    Keep Way More of What You Make


    How to boost your bottom-line by 10 percent or more without working

    harder, taking any additional risk, or cut back spending whatsoever.


    Cutting back costs businesses a fortune, but there are ways to boost your bottom line by 10% or more without working harder or taking any additional risk. In this workshop, Garret will share ways you can safely and legally save more in taxes, and have more money to do what you want today without hiring more people or increasing your overhead.


    Dean McFlicker

    5 Steps to Phenomenal


    You don’t have to be a movie star or celebrity to bring the charisma of Hollywood into your business. Dean McFlicker has worked throughout Hollywood, catapulting numerous projects and stars into the limelight and in this workshop he teaches you how to do the same with your business. In 5 Steps to Phenomenal, you’ll learn how to tap into universally relatable issues to connect to your audience, the right ratio of style versus substance in your marketing, creating a loyal following in your customers, and more!

    Mike Michalowicz

    The Pumpkin Plan: How to Grow a Strong Business, in Any Economy


    There is a big lesson to be learned from farmers. Not everyday guys, but those county fair geeks who grow one-ton pumpkins. They hold the secret to explosive growth, and in this workshop, Mike will show you how their focused growth strategy applies directly to your business-branding, niching and cutting off of useless growth. It’s your turn to grow an award winning, explosive company!


    5:30pm: Closing Keynote: Stephanie Scheller

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    You can apply for your seat to the event here!

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