Creative business retreat

You need some time out to work on your business not just in it, your cat isn't providing the constructive feedback you need and you're craving human connection with people who get it.  

Cool Wow COLLECTIVES creative business retreat is a 3-night nature escape shared with 8 other bosses in the same boat as you. It's part retreat, part business mastermind and a sh*t tonne of fun.


When & Where

Check in: Thursday 13th September 2018 (3pm onwards)
Check out: Sunday 16th September 2018 (11am)
Location: Gold Coast Hinterland (20 mins from Gold Coast Airport)
Maximum guests: 9
Private Queen Room $1199 + GST*
Twin Room $899 + GST

*If you want to share a queen bed + ensuite with a friend please let me know and I can do a special rate.


Why it's a good investment

  • Develop rock solid relationships with a bunch of self-employed ladies also ready to take their business up a notch (or two)! 

  • Side-step wasting hours figuring out methods on your own - chances are somebody has done it already and you can tap into that precious experience.

  • Focus on areas that matter most to you as a business - like building revenue streams, increasing profit margins and automating your business growth - away from the day to day demands.

  • Find the inspiration and motivation to get those big system items ticked off your 'to do' list once and for all (you know they have been slipping down the list for way to long).

Check out our dreamy escape

haley berryman

About your host

Haley Berryman is a qualified marketing strategist with over a decades experience working with lifestyle brands and corporate clients. Her clients have gone on to build flourishing businesses with a clear brand identity and strategy that attracts customers, partners and influencers to their business with ease. Haley has a background in events and loves to create unique experiences through face to face connection. She organises regular meet-ups for self employed creatives over ice-cream (sometimes whiskey) and has run two successful mini-retreats around Melbourne.

What'S Included

I want to make your vacay as stress free, relaxing, fun and inspirational as possible so have included everything you need from the time you drive through the gates to this beautiful retreat.

You'll get...

  • 3x nights luxury accommodation in our own private (and stunning) hinterland retreat.

  • Energising guided yoga classes every morning. 

  • Fresh, organic, locally sourced, healthy meals for your entire stay (3 breakfasts, 3 dinners and 2 lunches plus tea, coffee, fresh fruit to snack on). 

  • 1x interactive peer to peer mastermind session.

  • 1x practical workshop to audit your own personal brand and take steps to elevate it on the spot.

  • Plenty of free time to rest, recharge, work and connect as you please.

  • The opportunity to visit one the beautiful local waterfalls in Springbrook National Park for a short hike and a swim.

  • A gorgeous goodie bag featuring treats from local suppliers and partners to inspire you (even after you return to your desk).


What'S not Included

  • Flights - the nearest airport is Coolangatta (OOL) and there are plenty of affordable flights from major Australian cities to get you here.  

  • Transfers - we can arrange a driver for you at a cost of $20pp each way from Coolangatta airport or you can grab an Uber and share with a new pal. 

8 spots left for September 2018

FROM $899 per person*

Click the button below to BOOK YOUR SPOT!

What hAPPENS Next

  • Click the 'count me in' button above.

  • Complete the questionnaire to make sure this is the right fit for you.

  • You will hear back from me within 24 hours to arrange a Skype call so I can meet you and make sure this will provide value to you and your business.

  • Once you're in a deposit of 50% is paid to secure your spot, the balance is due one-month before the retreat.  


The accommodation 

This vacay is held at a beautiful retreat in the Gold Coast hinterland. Situated on an enormous 1.7 hectare block, this accommodation is as impressive outside as in. Featuring a 16m saltwater swimming pool and an outdoor entertaining area to soak up the Queensland sun and watch native wildlife. Both the upstairs and downstairs wrap-around verandas feature covered seating areas with stunning views. It's truely a place of relaxation and inspiration. 

mastermind session  

A mastermind group is designed to help you navigate through challenges using the collective intelligence of others. And with a group of talented creative bosses on hand you can bet on finding some new hacks to help your business grow.  This session lets you lean on each other, give advice, share connections and help each other tackle a topic that's been on your mind.  These connections can continue long after the vacay and provide invaluable peer to peer support. That feeling of "being alone" while running your business will be gone! 



personal brand audit workshop 

As a service provider - you are your brand. The impact you make in all areas of your service delivery from your website to that first phone call are leaving an impression with your potential customers. How are you managing your personal brand? In this 1-hour workshop, marketing and brand specialist Haley Berryman will show you how to evaluate your personal brand is and find opportunities to leverage it better to impact your bottom line. This will elevate your personal brand to the next level and give you plenty of inspiration to action during or after the retreat! 

Who this is for

  • Professional freelancers or small business owners who have been in business for at least 1 year. 

  • Service based providers such as graphic designers, illustrators, marketers, copywriters, photographers.

  • People who are ready to take their business and personal brand to the next level.

Who this is not for

  • Brand new freelancers who haven't had their first client yet.

  • Bricks and mortar businesses or those with a product based business. 

  • And sorry boy-bosses, this retreat is for the ladies-only. 

8 spots left for july 2018

FROM $899 per person*

Click the button below to apply and reserve YOUR SPOT!

*Price is based on twin share room and excludes GST. There are also two queen bedrooms available for $1149 + GST (if you have a friend you don't mind sharing a bed with please let me know and I may be able to offer a slightly lower rate). A deposit of 20% is required at the time of booking to secure your spot. The remaining balance due one month before the vacay.  


Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes. But will still be required a non-refundable deposit to secure your spot and we will work with you directly on a payment plan, just ask.  Note that you will need to be paid up one-month before the retreat.   

Will the itinerary be hectic? 
No way! The idea is to allow you plenty of space to do your own thing. It's a chance for you to work on elements of your business you have been neglecting (like systems, automation, your website etc) and get inspired by a group of new people and a new environment. The idea is that people will be working, so please be mindful of this, and there will be plenty of time for wine and chats each evening. We will send an itinerary to you closer to the retreat. 

Do you cater for special dietary requirements? 
Yes. It's no problem, we have a professional chef on hand and most of the food is fresh, healthy and vegetarian/vegan friendly. We can easily provide gluten free options too. Just let us know on your application form and we will make sure options are available.

How does the mastermind session work?
A mastermind group is essentially a group of smart peers who help you tackle challenges and solve problems together. Our house will be split into two groups based on what you answer in your application. You will then each get 45minutes in the 'hot seat' asking your peers to help you with elements within your business. It's an incredible experience and you will find so many solutions within the room and no longer feel so isolated in your business struggles. 

What should I bring?
Laptop, phone, chargers, a good book, notepad, yoga mat, swimmers (there is an epic pool) and your A-game. ;)

Can I talk to someone before I apply? 
Yes, just email with any questions and your contact number and we can chat. 

What will I get out of it?
This retreat offers you the chance to get quality feedback on your business, recharge in nature and focus on projects you've been putting off. You'll get an invaluable mastermind session and a personal branding workshop. Not only that, but you'll meet 8 other self-employed creatives to share experiences with and draw inspiration from to tackle the next phase of your business.