This retreat is for the CEO who:

  • Has been in business for at least 5 years for yourself as a Coach or Consultant
  • Is an expert at what you do, and you have specific results that speak to your brilliance
  • Has scored at least 50 points or higher on The Business Expansion Scorecard (Take the Scorecard assessment here.)
  • Is eager to expand your business vision and impact, and excited to bring your next phase of business to life
  • Ready to nourish your body and soul in a destination experience.
  • Thrilled at the idea of getting together with like-minded CEOs who will support you and your growth.

Testimonials from past retreat guests:

Please note: This retreat was rebranded (and used to be called “Emerge”). This is why you will hear past guests refer to “The Emerge Retreat” below.


What’s Included:

  • 4 nights/5 days in a beautiful destination
  • 1 Pre-Retreat Session and 2 Post-Retreat Sessions (virtual via Zoom)
  • All on-location sessions, Curiosity Labs, and Peer Mastermind Circles
  • A 1:1 Business Expansion Session with Shannon
  • A local cultural excursion/activity (this is optional-you can participate if you’d like!)
  • Private bedroom
  • Welcome dinner and closing dinner, as well as brunch and daily snacks.
M. Shannon Hernandez


M. Shannon Hernandez is ALL ABOUT THAT JOY in life and biz—and specifically is known around the globe for her Joyful Marketing Methodology. She works with online coaches and consultants—teaching them how to market and sell from a place of joy and intuition first—and build a profitable business that includes abundant time off.

A sought after expert in the world of joyful marketing and online business strategy, Shannon is known as the creator of the Content Personality™ Wheel. She has founded both The Confident Expert™ Program and The Joyful CEO™ Mastermind, where she champions and rallies coaches and consultants to build the business and lifestyle of their dreams.

Shannon has been featured on CBS, ABC, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, FOX, and NBC. She is a world-renowned Joyful Business Growth Strategist with over 25 years in award-winning curriculum design and is a master trainer and teacher. She is committed to ongoing philanthropic work to bring housing, fresh food and water sources, and medical care to those who do not have access. When she is not speaking and teaching globally, you will find her reading fiction, snuggling her cat, traveling the world, and hanging with the love of her life.