Join us for a unique leader retreat that combines personal reflection time with cutting-edge business content — and the opportunity to spend time with other second-stage* entrepreneurs. Slated for April 9-12 and Sept. 10-13, 2019, Think Week enables leaders to step away from daily distractions, take advantage of Big Rock Valley’s serene setting and think deeply about their businesses.

This is your chance to:

  • Access experts on sales and marketing, leadership, financial literacy, strategy and value chain analysis in one-on-one discussions.
  • Brainstorm with other second-stage leaders around the campfire.
  • Spend time on guided and unguided reflection, including yoga and mindfulness practices.
  • Learn more about Big Rock Valley’s conservation best practices.
  • Enjoy awesome cuisine, courtesy of Chef Jose Ruiz and our amazing Guest Services Team.

And here’s the best part: It’s all about you. Use this time as you wish. You can attend all or none of the activities. Think Week (okay, it’s really four days and three nights) is your chance to step back, clear your head and think about the direction of both your business and personal life in a distraction-free environment.

Cost is $1,000 per participant, which includes facilitation, food and overnight lodgings for four days and three nights. To register or get more info, click below and contact Rita Phillips.

Topics and Speakers

Our Spring 2019 Think Week (April 9-12) focuses on internal challenges that second-stage leaders face:

  • Honing your leadership edge (Dan Wyant of the Edward Lowe Foundation) visit
  • Creating a performance-based culture (Tiffany Tokarz of Modern Muse Consulting) visit
  • Strategic innovation (Gregg Fraley of Gregg Fraley Innovation)  visit
  • Recruiting and retaining talent (Amy Cell of Amy Cell Talent) visit
  • Building a high-performance team (Dino Signore of the Edward Lowe Foundation) visit
  • Mindfulness for time-crunched executives (Dierdre Guthrie of Spore Studios)

Our Fall 2019 Think Week (September 10-13) addresses challenges in the external environment:

  • Business-level strategy (Paul Bateson of the Edward Lowe Foundation) visit
  • Industry forces (Dino Signore of the Edward Lowe Foundation) visit
  • Business valuation (Michael Gay of Michigan Small Business Development Center) visit
  • Managing a sales team (Terry Dwyer of Breakwater Partners LLC) visit
  • Value-chain analysis (Dino Signore of the Edward Lowe Foundation) visit
  • Mindfulness for time-crunched executives (Dierdre Guthrie of Spore Studios)
*Second-stage companies generally have 6-99 employees and $1 million to $50 million in annual revenue.