I remember the days leading up to the first Turning Tides Retreat. There was so much anticipation and excitement and possibility. We had no idea what to expect. No idea what those few days at that lakehouse would bring. And no idea what an amazing group of people we were about to meet. But as the first night kicked off…I literally watched a dream come true. A dream that Jessica, Christy and I had poured our hearts into and it was happening…right in front of us. As the next few days unfolded I was blown away. I couldn’t believe how connected I felt to everyone who came…how open and willing they were to lay it on the line. I wanted this retreat to change lives…to push people places they didn’t know they could go. But what I didn’t expect was that it would change mine in the process.
Which leads me to today. The Second Annual Turning Tides Retreat is happening and today registration is officially open! There are so many new and exciting things in store for next year. New relationships to be made. New dreams we can all work together to help come true. I have no doubt that it is going to be better than ever. To keep the intimate nature of this retreat we are limiting the space to 9 seats. And this week only (until Friday)…we are offering an early bird discount for $150 off your seat. Click here to reserve your spot and get them before they are gone!!!
To help give you an idea of what this retreat is really all about…here are a few things last year’s attendees had to say:
Libby McGowan wrote:
“I’ve kept a lot of my trip to Turning Tides quiet. To me it was something very special almost sacred. I met amazing women, opened myself up more than I ever thought I would and came away a goal setter with a richer life for having experienced these four days. If you’re looking for something more than just a “workshop” full of shutter speeds and what gear you MUST have and wanting something more…something deeper…something soulful to turn your tides. This is it… Could not recommend it more! Lauren, Jessica and Christy are three amazing women who want to build you up, see you achieve and prosper. Amazing Experience.”
Nicole Lender wrote:
“Being a military wife, my “home” is constantly moving from place to place. Not only does my home move, but my photography business moves with it. Before Turning Tides, I was at a standstill with my business, and to be completely honest – I wasn’t even sure if I wanted to continue pursuing it. I didn’t have the motivation and I didn’t have the financial or marketing skills necessary to keep my business moving forward. Most importantly, I didn’t have confidence in myself.
Turning Tides completely changed my outlook – not only on my business but on life in general. A little advice for future attendees: bring tissues because you will cry your little hearts out. You will find out what it means to be vulnerable and open to letting go of the fears that consume you and keep you from being your best, authentic self with your business and your personal life.
The more honest I was, the more people connected with me. Open your heart! Do not let fear define who you are. It has been nearly five months since I attended TTR and I have been overwhelmed with the number of clients (and strangers, too!) who have taken the time to personally message me and tell me how much they appreciate my openness and authenticity. If I had never been given the opportunity to go to Turning Tides, those messages would have never came. My work/blog would not have become the open book that it is in letting my emotions out on the table – in writing and in photos.
This retreat is not just for photographers. It is for creatives, it is for the incredibly huge fears in the back of your mind, it is for people who want to get absolutely honest with themselves. Turning Tides Retreat doesn’t just end when you pack up your bags and leave the beautiful house by the lake. It will change your life and you will have a support system to lean on for years to come.”
We can’t wait to meet you!!!!!!!!!