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A Women’s Business Retreat

—- Sept. 19 – Sept. 22, 2019 —-

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Boss Lady, You deserve it! 

Hosted at El Dorado Royale & Casitas, a five star gourmet inclusive luxury spa resort in Mexico’s breathtaking Riviera Maya. 

You are an ambitious female entrepreneur who is always hustling. You are busy changing lives with your business, but often put yourself last on the list…you even sometimes get in your own way. You are ready to up-level, to change your life and change your business, but get distracted by everyday life. #allthethings

You deeply crave success and know that surrounding yourself with other succesful women is the key to up-leveling. But carving out the next steps seems impossible when you are slammed with the overwhelm of “day to day.”

That’s why you need dedicated time, space and mentorship
o experience massive leaps in your business. And this event is exactly that!

 At the WORK HARD PLAY HARD WOMEN’S BUSINESS RETREAT, we’ve created a beautiful blend of of work + play. You will relax, connect, learn, do, laugh, cry and have a-ha moments, all while laying next to the pool, allowing the sun to melt away your fears, receiving mentorship that breaks down your limiting beliefs…all with a piña colada in your hand. 

You deserve a few days of dedicated work infused with fun!
Isn’t that why we hustle? To build the life of our dreams, on our terms? YES!

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Room block was released on 6/28/19. 

Rates and availability subject to change and are not guaranteed after this date

In this event, you will:

  • Tackle the business topics that you know you need to work on but need the right support

  • Carve out your business vision with the direction of top industry leaders

  • Get inspired and make massive mindset shifts towards productivity, money and you

  • Walk away with actual work completed in our hands-on workshops and have a game plan for next next steps

  • Spend in-person Quality Time with colleagues who support you (Group Hug)

  • Get spoiled at an incredible tropical location with your new business besties

What do you want to accomplish?

You are so ready to level up your business. You have a to-do list filled with personal development and business growth, but just need the right environment and mentors to get it done. 


What should YOU walk away with?

After this short workcation, you will experience new life in your business! You will have not only a vision for your business, but also work completed and a clear gameplan for your next steps.  On top of that, you’ll have new professional headshots, an intro video and new business besties!


what can i expect?

In a few words, you can expect to feel happy, refreshed, accomplished, confident, spoiled, part of something bigger. Our schedule will be a mix of In-person networking, inspiration, learning and doing, plus relaxation and fun!


Why are we hosting this?

To enhance our community of female entrepreneurs with in-person connection, alongside a mix of  work + play. There is a preconceived notion that the hustle is all work + no play. We want to squash that. Making the hustle more happy can improve all aspects of a woman’s life. 



Arrival day

On your arrival day, you will have plenty of time to relax, as attendees will be arriving throughout the day. After your private transfer directly to the resort, you will be greeted with a cold beverage, before you go through our private check-in for retreat attendees.

Head on over to your room and make yourself at home! Lounge at the pool, order room service, or simply unwind. Join us that evening to meet your new business besties at our Welcome Reception and Swag Suite Event. Then you have the rest of the evening to explore the beautiful El Dorado resort.


The first full day of the conference is all about learning! We’ll work on a variety of topics that will transform your mindset and help you establish your gameplan for success.

  • How to Make the Most of Live Events by Julie Ball
  • Keynote: Holly Bohn, founder of See Jane Work 
  • Personality and professional growth: Understand how your personality impacts the success of your business by Charlena Smith
  • How to Scale Your Business to the Next Level: Planning + People = Profit by Amy Lockrin
  • Running your business like a legit CEO by Emily Baker
  • Create and Deliver an Excellent Elevator Pitch by Cristin Goss
  • Just Ask by Julie Ball


In the evening, retreat attendees will have time to explore the resort’s amazing restaurants, lounge by the pool bar, walk the beach or enjoy the resort’s many amenities. Those who took advantage of the special upgrade will attend the exclusive Diamond Dinner, a Private dinner party with the Sparkle Hustle Grow team, Presenters and other VIPS.


The second full day of the conference is all about taking action! Get new headshots, record an intro video with a professional videographer, and learn to put your best foot forward! But this time you aren’t working at home by yourself in your yoga pants. You’ll be working with your colleagues in small group workshops that will allow you to get hands-on help from experts!

Workshops include:

✔️Professional headshots – one outfit, two locations by Nicolette Sessin

✔️Professional Intro Videos by Cristin Goss

✔️Amp Up Your Charisma, Confidence & Presence: Gaining Your Non-Verbal Advantage by Danielle Nava-Mijares

✔️Get Over Imposter Syndrome and Get Back to Business by Angela Hosking

After our work is done, it’s time to let loose and have some fun! You will join us for a Private Pool Party, including an open bar, a tacos + guac bar, and a DJ at our private beachfront enclave. You couldn’t have a bad time if you tried!


Start the morning with a delicious breakfast or order room service to have breakfast in bed! Grab a smoothie on the way to check out where your private transfer will take you directly back to the the airport for your flight.

If you didn’t get a chance to do any shopping at the many boutiques and gift shops on the resort, check out the gift market at the airport. 

Depart with a full heart, incredible memories, and a bank full of knowledge to Grow your Hustle! Nothing can stop you!

Join Julie Ball, founder of Sparkle Hustle Grow and her team for an event like no other.

um, hello… a swing by a bar on the beach….


Our incredible line up includes…


Julie Ball, Founder + Chief Sparkler at Sparkle Hustle Grow

Julie Ball is the Founder + Chief Sparkler of Sparkle Hustle Grow, a monthly subscription box and online community for female entrepreneurs. Julie leads thousands of women through personal development and business training in a way that’s fun and supportive. Julie is an author, speaker, community builder, subscription box coach — featured in Forbes, Business Insider, Thrive Global, POPSUGAR, Hello Sunshine and more.

Julie will be training retreat attendees on “How to Make the Most of Live Events”, something that has made an incredible impact on the success of Sparkle Hustle Grow! She’ll give a peek from behind the curtain of how it has manifested into sales, collaborations and lifelong friends and we’ll hold space for attendees to start implementing immediately!

At the retreat, she’ll also present on one of the guiding principles that has created serious momentum in Julie’s business: “Just Ask.” She’ll tackle the mindset behind the strategy and how to make your asks irresistible!


Holly Bohn, Founder + Creative Director at See Jane Work

Holly Bohn is the founder of See Jane Work. SJW creates office supplies that are designed for the modern working woman and combine stylish designs and efficient construction to offer great office decorating ideas, so your office space reflects your personality and showcases your unique style. We are seriously happy dancing that she will be joining us for the entire retreat so you’ll have a chance to hang out and get to know her! 

Since starting her first business in 2002, Holly has designed, developed and produced more than 500 successful retail products at Office Depot, Target, Walmart and many more. With her See Jane Work brand, founded in 2004, Holly fought hard to convince retailers that women would pay more for stylish office supplies. The See Jane Work X Office Depot retail partnership is now one of the longest running and most successful lifestyle brand partnerships in the office supply market. At every Office Depot, Office Max store nationwide, and online, you will find more than 130 See Jane Work products in a dedicated 16 foot section. Holly and her products have been featured in over 300 publications such as Oprah Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and Real Simple.

At the Work Hard Play Hard Retreat, Holly will provide an in-depth look at what it took to turn her passion into a profitable, sustainable brand and business. Unabashedly honest you’ll hear about her past, the women that influenced her and how she bounced back from failure. Although you will leave encouraged, this is not your typical motivational speech. Holly will change the way you view success and profitability, “It’s time to rewrite the business books to fit women and our unique approach to life and business.” Learn how to break the comparison cycle, merge personal and professional goals and identify and focus on your most profitable activities. You’ll leave with all the “feel goods,” but more importantly you’ll leave with actionable steps that YOU can take to create a life and living you love.


Amy Lockrin, Operations Integrator for female entrepreneurs

Amy Lockrin is an Operations Integrator for female entrepreneurs that are ready to thrive in their business and leave behind the overwhelm of “to-do’s.” She makes things happen in your business so you can go back to being creative through project management, business management, and strategic business planning sessions.

Amy is our Event Emcee and is presenting “How to Scale Your Business to the Next Level: Planning + People = Profit.”

If only the math were that easy, right? Well, join Amy Lockrin on day one of the retreat, and it can be! In this session, she will walk you through how to identify and master the next step to scale your business to a profit goal that excites you.

Amy will share with you the strategic steps all business owners can take to avoid entrepreneurial overwhelm while scaling their businesses to the next level. This session will be a fun one (yes, planning can be fun!) and attendees will dive deep into their business, setting goals for the rest of 2019 and 2020. You will leave this session with a renewed excitement for business, ready to check off your plan and watch the profits roll in.


Cristin Goss aka “GossBoss”, Visual Storyteller

Cristin Goss aka “GossBoss” is a visual storyteller. She loves helping ambitious, action-taking female entrepreneurs & small biz owners create visual branding that captivates their audience and helps them sell more products and services. She does this through both videos and photos. She made her first video in 11th grade (a remake of the 90s classic, “Barbie Girl”) and hasn’t stopped creating since. But now more than ever her calling is to help other women tell their stories that make people stop and stare (in a good way).

On Day One, she will teach you how to “Create and Deliver an Excellent Elevator Pitch,” which will be used to explain your brand’s mission, expertise, and amazingness and truly connect with your audience!! In this presentation, Cristin will ask you 3 questions to answer as if you were speaking directly to your ideal client or customer. She’ll teach you to be clear and concise, bringing it all together in a 30-60 second time frame – your elevator pitch!

The workshop will be interactive and one brave boss lady will join Cristin on stage to work through their elevator pitch together as an example for everyone! You’ll also get the best on-camera tips she has gathered from over 14 years working in video and photo production On Day Two, You’ll have an opportunity to film your 30-second elevator pitch or speech video on-site! It’s perfect for starting your video journey and a wonderful piece of content for social media or your website! ($500 value) Your shiny new pitch video will be ready for you within 30 days of the conference close.

CLICK HERE to watch a sample video. You will make one of these!!  


Emily D. Baker, Esq. & Legal consultant for purposeful female entrepreneurs

Emily is a legal consultant for purposeful female entrepreneurs who empowers her clients to actually understand the advice she gives them instead of leaving them more confused than when they started. She helps entrepreneurs to have common sense documents that will both protect their business and make total sense to everyone involved. 

After serving as a Deputy District Attorney in Los Angeles for ten years, and getting ever so slightly burnt out (please note sarcasm), Emily left her career behind to pursue the glittery badassery that’s all her own. She has run a multi seven figure brick and mortar business with her husband for over 15 years and has built companies that equal that for her clients. Emily is an effective and passionate speaker and advocate who you don’t want to miss live either on Instagram or Stage. She empowers entrepreneurs through her legal expertise and they appreciate her blunt, no-nonsense, get-shit-done approach that is coated in love and support. Coffee, DMX & Pokemon are her Love Languages and the impact she is committed to is to arm entrepreneurs with the legal knowledge they need in order to build their companies like a boss!

Emily is presenting “Running your business like a legit CEO!” Female Entrepreneurs can’t fully embrace their role as CEO without understanding what that role entails. I will cover the legal stuff they need to be aware of as well as the practical opportunities to maximize their business from intellectual property to wealth building strategies​, to CEO annual bonuses.

She will cover:

  • The legal protections every business needs

  • The three pillars of compensation you need to know about

  • Protecting your intellectual property in a global marketplace

  • How to hire and fire so you don’t get sued


Charlena Smith, founder of Optio, a matched and guided accountability platform that empowers women to live their best, most inspired lives

Charlena Smith, is the founder of Optio, a matched and guided accountability platform that empowers women to live their best, most inspired lives. Optio encourages and equips women to discover and define their purpose. 

After a life-changing season of burnout, Charlena was determined to create a solution to protect other women from the same outcome. The creation of Optio has become the framework of Charlena’s purpose. Using both demographic and psychographic data, Optio matches women to their best accountability partner and trains them on the practice of guided accountability. Partners hold space for one another to define their best, most inspired lives attached to real, SMARTER goals over a 12 week period. The result? An unprecedented 97% increased success rate for successful goal completion.

Charlena is presenting “Personality and professional growth: Understand how your personality impacts the success of your business.” She will conduct a deep dive into your personality to reveal if it’s been serving or sabotaging you through your entrepreneurial journey (and in regular old life!)

In this workshop, Charlena will show you how to leverage the good and shift the bad. Leveraging a spectrum of psychographic evaluations, including the inherent wisdom of the Enneagram, the scientific approach of the Big 5, the individuality and team building found through Strength Finders and the accountability/action taking elements of the Four Tendencies; You’ll leave this workshop with more self awareness than you know what to do with. And a tool box full of ways to level up your business through your own personality.


Danielle Nava-Mijares,  certified Body Language trainer and coach

Danielle Nava-Mijares is a certified Body Language trainer and coach. She is the Principal of Danielle Nava Consulting, a woman-owned consulting firm specializing in designing and facilitating professional development trainings, workshops and coaching for organizations, individuals and communities in non-verbal communication.

She is most passionate about working with women, especially women of color, through group coaching to support their personal and professional development using vision, clarity and intention setting practices and helping them to develop their non-verbal advantage in business.

Danielle is a trainer, stationary connoisseur (okay, she just really loves pens, paper and planners!), an avid volunteer who is married to her best friend and a boy mama. They all love and live in California.

Danielle is presenting “Amp Up Your Charisma, Confidence & Presence: Gaining Your Non-Verbal Advantage.” Do you know what your non-verbals saying about you? Non-verbal communication and body language make up 60-90% of ALL of our communication. We are constantly reading other people’s signals and sending our own, but we rarely think about this type of communication. Your body language and non verbal cues can make or break that winning opportunity.

Listen, you’re a badass entrepreneur and boss gal — Let me help you get control of your non verbals to help you clearly present the best version of yourself and amp up your personal presence, confidence and influence.

In this interactive session, she’ll be introducing you to The Non-Verbal Advantage where you’ll learn about:

  • The power of your nonverbal brand
  • The 5 most powerful and useful micro expressions to know and be able to read
  • Strategies for amping up your networking game and perfecting the power of nonverbal cues that level up your people presence and interest factor
  • Perfecting the art of haptics: Mastering your perfect handshake


Angela Hosking, MBA, MSN and CEO of Her One Tribe, LLC

Angela Hosking, MBA, MSN is on a mission to help women grow and develop confidence, enhance their inherent leadership skills and inspire them to boldly achieve their personal goals. Angela combines her 10+ years of Healthcare Executive Leadership experience with her expertise as a Women’s Empowerment writer and Author of Woman on Top: Lead Like a Lady Boss to deliver impactful workshops and motivational speeches. Angela is the owner and CEO of Her One Tribe, LLC where she hosts and coaches an online community for aspiring women to find education, inspiration and support with their fellow sisters.

Angela will be leading small group workshops on a topic that we all deal with, as women: Get Over Imposter Syndrome and Get Back to Business! 

In order to be successful, a female entrepreneur needs to be confident in presenting her goods or services, boldly make crucial networking connections and be able to close the sale. Most (read 99.9%) of smart, successful, high-performing women suffer from Imposter Syndrome (YOU AREN’T ALONE!) during their careers and it can impact their success potential. Angela will teach tricks to change thinking patterns, engage them with self-assessment workbook pages, make you giggle with interactive role-paying exercises, and help you walk away from a highly interactive, informative session with an action plan to help them handle those feelings when they happen in the future. You’ll even get a “pocket emergency card” for quick reference. 


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From the time you book your reservation to the time you return to your office, expect white glove service,

professionally handled by CARE Travel, the official travel partner of Sparkle Hustle Grow.

Why should I book through CARE Travel when I could book the room myself?

The Sparkle Hustle Grow Team has requested the best rates for their guests. The Group as a whole will receive special amenities determined by the number of people that are booked into the group. If you do not book into the group via CARE Travel you may not be included in all the group activities or any of the private events without a fee.

Are children allowed at El Dorado?

No, this is an adults only resort.

When is the deposit due by?

The $300 per person deposit is due upon booking and must be received by June 28, 2019. Adding your airfare or travel insurance to your reservation will increase your deposit cost, but your CARE Travel rep will walk you through everything. Rooms in the block are first come, first serve.

When do we have to pay in full?

The final payment is due by July 12, 2019. You can make payments anytime in between. If your balance is not paid by this date your room reservation will be cancelled.

How do I reserve my room?

Tickets are open to Sparkle Hustle Grow subscribers on Feb. 1, 2019 and to the general public on Feb. 14, 2019. To reserve your room go to the INQUIRE HERE section on this website and fill out the deposit form. Simply inquiring does not reserve your space – a deposit of $300 is due to reserve your room. Once your deposit has been submitted, CARE Travel will send you an email invoice along with a New Client Application which must be filled out to continue. At this time, you can also request an airfare or insurance quote if you desire. Once the details are understood, CARE Travel will email you your reservation details to review along with a payment authorization form to apply any additional payment applicable.

How do I make a payment or pay the final payment?

To submit your initial deposit, please view the INQUIRE HERE page. Once deposited and confirmed, CARE Travel will send you payment reminders periodically. However, you can make a payment at anytime by visiting: https://www.caretravel.com/forms/ and choosing the “Payment Form”.

What is included in the quote?

The quote includes room accommodations for one at the all-inclusive Resort and transfers between the Cancun airport and the resort,  as well as all group events and activities planned. You may bring your plus one or share a rooms, but the ticket price is per person since this is an all-inclusive package.

What is all-inclusive?

All-inclusive includes all of your meals, snacks, soda, coffee, tea, water, beer, wine, cocktails, mixed drinks, in room mini-bar and 24-hour room service, free wifi, non-motorized water sports and entertainment.

How do we get from the airport to the resort?

The cost of transportation between the airport and resort is included in your quote. This transfer is a shuttle bus. You will receive the information on how to find your transportation at the airport along with your travel documents about 2 weeks prior to travel.

Where do I find the best prices for airfare?

Prices are usually the lowest about 6 months prior to airfare. You may book your flight on your own or contact CARE Travel for assistance. You MUST provide CARE Travel with your air itinerary, if you book on your own, so they can arrange your transfers.

Do I need a passport?

Yes, passports are required to enter Mexico. Your passport must not expire within 6 months after travel. Travelers are responsible for getting passports and reviewing the entry requirements for Mexico.
US Passports
Entry requirements for Mexico

Is there a minimum number of nights the resort requires?

Yes, the resort requires a minimum of 3 nights.

How can I sponsor this event?

We love sponsors because they make events like this possible. You can find information on Sponsorships HERE.

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See you in Mexico!


All-inclusive stay at the resort including private transfers to and from the Cancun airport.
(Only about 40 minutes from the airport)

Room block was released on 6/28/19.

Rates and availability subject to change and are not guaranteed after this date.

need to convince your SPOUSE? 

We know you are excited about coming to this event, but may need to convince your spouse that it’s a sound business investment. We can help!
1. INVITE YOUR SPOUSE! Plenty of our attendees are actually bringing their spouse and we will have some really fun ways for you as a spouse to engage and connect with other spouses if you want. Or you can just hang out by the pool and enjoy some relaxing time by yourself, of course.
2. Share this audio file below with your spouse. 

Audio for Spouses

by Julie Ball, founder of Sparkle Hustle Grow


You have permission to both WORK HARD AND PLAY HARD! This event is to provide you with the dedicated time, space and mentorship you need to experience massive leaps in your business, while having a-ha moments next to the pool. Remember, you will walk away with professional headshots ($100 value) and an intro video ($500 value) not to mention all the amazing business mentors you’ll get to hang by the pool with. 


with a $300 deposit

Your reservation must be paid in full by July 12, 2019.


Bring your PLUS ONE! If you want to bring a friend, family member or spouse, they can get in on the group rates! They are welcome at all the event activities and Julie’s hubby will be leading up “Sparkle Hustle Bro” activities while we are all at the conference. Group rates are also available for an extended stay before or after the event.

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