Join me for
The Confident Expert Retreat

Hosted by M. Shannon Hernandez
October 18-21, 2018

Picture yourself surrounded by trees in shades of gold, orange, and red. A historic lodge with a wraparound porch welcomes you in before you even get to the door. You hear the gentle trickle of the breeze dancing across the water of a nearby creek. As you breathe in the crisp air, you feel something primal and brilliant ready to awaken within you. You can feel that in this place you will discover who you are even if you don’t see it yet: Brilliant. Creative. Confident.

Are you ready to answer the call of The Confident Expert?

Sign Me Up!

The Confident Expert Retreat is a transformative event designed to bring out the confidence hidden inside you. The kind of lasting confidence that helps you make the money you deserve, work with clients who bring joy to your life, and have the free time you crave to travel wherever your heart desires to take you!

This experience is a refuge for you to focus, renew, and:

  • Dive deep into your Content Personality™ to get the joy and results you want out of your business.
  • Awaken the Confident Expert within you to have your ideal clients lining up for the chance to work with you.
  • Revitalize your creativity with expert Dr. Minette Riordan to reach new levels of fulfillment and impact in your business.
  • Own the magnificence you truly are in a nurturing environment free from distraction.
  • Connect with other thought leaders to form lasting bonds and discover what true community can do to help you grow your business.

Creativity Boosts Confidence

Confidently embrace your creative genius with JourneyCircles™ taught by Dr. Minette Riordan.

Together we will explore your stories by visually reflecting and mapping your Confident Expert journey. You will create full color, visual representations of your experience using a unique collage process and powerful coaching tool called JourneyCircles™.

This narrative and expressive art will help you embody and connect with the retreat experience in a whole new way. JourneyCircles™ ensure that you retain more of what you learn with visual reminders to keep you connected with your confidence long after the retreat is over.

Reclaim and Reignite Your Confidence

I am inviting you to reclaim the essence of pure confidence and creativity in your business surrounded by a community of people who are serious about making an impact in their business and the lives of others!

What’s Included?

  • Lodging at The Historic Warm Springs Lodge in scenic Perry County, PA. (Private and shared room options available.)
  • Meals and beverages provided. (One night, Sexy Hubby and I will cook you a delicious vegan dinner. You and another retreat participant will even get the opportunity to let your inner chef run wild in the fully equipped, professional grade kitchen! Everyone will work together to prepare a meal during our retreat. It’s part of the creative process.)
  • 3-days of in-depth training for YOUR Content Personality™ to bring out your Confident Expert, and tap into your creative genius.
  • Special evening activities for you to let loose, relax, and enjoy all the countryside has to offer you.
  • Lots of care and love from me and my team!

Retreat Flow

Thursday, Oct. 18

  • Arrive at the lodge anytime between 4 -6P
  • 7pm- Welcome Dinner

Saturday, October 20th

  • 9:30A – morning meditation and yoga (optional)
  • 10A- Brunch
  • Confident Expert Workshop 3: Create Your Ultimate Content Map
  • Confident Expert Workshop 4: The Confident Expert in Action
  • 7P- Dinner
  • Evening activity

Friday, October 19th

  • 9:30A- morning meditation and yoga (optional)
  • 10A- Brunch
  • Confident Expert Workshop 1: Content Personality™ Deep Dive
  • Confident Expert Workshop 2: Your Perfect Social Media Match
  • 7P- Dinner
  • Evening activity

Sunday, October 21st

  • 8A Breakfast
  • Confident Expert Workshop 5: Develop Your Mini-Marketing Plan
  • Farewell Ceremony

The Investment

To claim your place at The Confident Expert Retreat, you have two options to choose from:

  • Private Room with a double bed, Shared Bath – $1750 per person (4 spots available)
  • Shared Room with twin beds, Shared Bath – $1400 per person (8 spots available)
  • Reserve your retreat spot with a down payment of $1000 (final payment due on or before Sept 30th.)
  • All payments are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Your Next Step:
Register below to and prepare to unleash The Confident Expert within!

The Confident Expert Retreat is right for you if:

  • You are a service-based business owner (coach, consultant, author, speaker, trainer, etc.).
  • You want to create custom content to market your business, sell your services, and build a stronger brand presence.
  • You’ve struggled with creating content that feels good to you–and you are ready to step out of the shadows and share your brilliance with the world.
  • You’ve felt disconnected and disheartened when it comes to sharing your business and message with the world.
  • You’re discouraged because you know your business will help many people, but you just haven’t figured out how to market it authentically and successfully yet.
  • You want to stop attracting and working with clients who are draining you energetically–and you want to start working with clients who light you up and value the wisdom and insight you share with them.
  • You desire a new way to look at content marketing, and you want to make sure you put your time and energy into learning how to do it in a way that’s aligned with your Content Personality™, rather than struggling with the above problems.

This Confident Expert Retreat is NOT right for you if:

  • You’re hoping this retreat is a “magic pill” or a get-rich-quick scheme.
  • You’re scared to try something new and the thought of that makes you uncomfortable.
  • You prefer to work alone, rather than in the community of like-minded, kickass peeps.

Still Have Questions?

I know this is a big decision for you and your business. If you’d like to chat to get a feel if this is retreat is a good fit for you, please send an email to hq (at) mshannonhernandez (dot) com.

Meet Shannon & Minette

M. Shannon Hernandez is not your average entrepreneur. After a 15 year public teaching career, she jumped feet first into her journey as a business owner, and within just a few years, she had built a multi-six figure business.

A sought after expert in the world of content marketing and strategy, Shannon is known globally as the creator of the Content Personality Wheel. She is a voice and role model for Thought Leaders around the world, teaching them how to market their innovative ideas in a way that honors who they are and what they believe.

In 2016 Shannon founded The Content Strategy Academy, where she champions and rallies entrepreneurs, teaching them how to market their businesses from a place of intuition and integrity—and create a life they love waking up to

Shannon has been featured on CBS, ABC, The Boston Globe, The Huffington Post, FOX, and NBC. When she is not speaking and teaching globally, you will find her practicing yoga, snuggling her cat, hiking the hills of central Costa Rica, and whipping up new recipes in her kitchen, with her husband Michael.

Dr. Minette Riordan has always been a risk-taker, adventurer and curiosity seeker who is comfortable jumping feet first into new business endeavors. Her mantra is, “how hard can it be?” The answer: way harder than she anticipated but also more fun, more challenging and more fulfilling. Minette has built two successful businesses in the past 17 years and is in the process of launching two more. A true serial entrepreneur, she is passionate about helping other creative business owners to be more productive and more creative. When she’s not supporting her creative clients to build profitable businesses, you can find her in her art studio covered in paint, glue and glitter. She is a seeker, wanderer and adventurer who loves dragons and coffee. Learn more about her creative work at

Frequently Asked Questions

What airport do I fly into?

Harrisburg, PA airport.
If you’re driving in, there is plenty of parking available at the lodge.

How far is the airport from the lodge?

About 45 minutes. You will need to rent a car, get a car service (Uber or Lyft), or arrange ride-sharing, or carpool with other attendees. We will put attendees in touch with one another in plenty of time so you can make arrangements that fit your travel preference.

What time can I arrive at the lodge?

Plan on getting at the lodge between 4-6P on Thursday, October 18th.

Is there someone who can help me with flight arrangements?

Yes, there most certainly is! My travel concierge, Natalee Fox, is on standby to assist you with flight arrangements if you choose. There is an additional flat fee for this service.

If you need assistance with your flights, please contact Natalee Fox directly. She can be reached at (801) 713-9955, or through email at

What should I pack?

Pennsylvania can get pretty chilly in October, so make sure to pack accordingly. (Light jackets, sweaters, etc. dress in layers so you’ll be comfortable as the fall temps fluctuate.) If you’d like to join us for morning yoga and meditation, please pack a yoga mat.

What’s included in this retreat?

All activities, art supplies, meals and snacks, lodging, and learning sessions. If you’d like to bring alcohol please do!

If I pay for the retreat, and decide I can’t go, what happens?

Due to limited space and high-demand for my retreats, all sales are final and non-transferable. So, put it in your calendar and let’s do this! <3

Other questions?

Have a question that we haven’t addressed here? No problem, just email my fabulous retreat team, and we’ll get back to you within 48 business hours: hq (at) mshannonhernandez (dot) com.

The Confident Expert Retreat

Hosted by M. Shannon Hernandez
October 18-21, 2018
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