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Don’t just plan your year – design it!

If we asked you “what are your plans for 2023?” you’d likely respond with a running checklist like:

Eat healthy, go to the gym 5 days a week, lose 15 pounds, make more money, meditate everyday, buy a new car, quit my job to start my business, spend more time with my kids, travel more, read more… the list goes on and on…

All of these are amazing things to strive for, don’t get us wrong.
But when you make a master to-do list, your week, month, or year can easily be thrown off track.

During the 2023 by Design Retreat, you will set intention for your year after deep reflection
– first deciding how you want to show up in 2023 and identifying why that is important to you.

Join us for the


An immersive Thought Design retreat where you’ll learn new ways of thinking,
strategize your goals for the year, and develop the plan to actually achieve them.

This will be the most empowering
3 hours of your year, we promise.

Using tools created by our experts, you’ll leave here with your year thoughtfully designed, a clear plan for the first 90 days,
and the ability to apply your new ways of thinking to Q2, 3 and 4.
You won’t just make a fancy to-do list for your year.
You’ll design it!

During the Retreat, you will:

          • Reflect on highlights, struggles and shifts of previous years

          • Understand the brain science behind your behavior and thinking patterns

          • Delve into your non-conscious dreams and desires

          • Discover your “word of the year”

          • Define your core strategies that will focus your intentions

          • Strategize your quarterly goals

          • Plan your monthly priorities, experiments and learning opportunities

          • Create a detailed roadmap for the first 90 days [Q1] of 2023

          • Explore pathways towards achieving your vision of the future

          • Learn how to grow from your failure experiences

          • Design 2023 to be your best year yet


Three Ways to Attend:

Attend in-person.

Wear your comfy clothes, bring a blanket if you want, and attend in our inspirational space, designed to spark creativity and deep thinking. The 2023 BY DESIGN RETREAT will make full use of our beautiful riverfront facility, leaving you feeling relaxed and ready to take on the new year with intention!  We’re a short 15-minute drive north of Grand Rapids, with easy access, free parking and surrounded by nature.

Select the date you want below to sign up. 

Attend virtually.

Get the 2023 BY DESIGN RETREAT experience wherever you are!  Grab your coffee, your favorite pencil, and a notebook and join us in front of your computer on January 20, 2023 at 9:00 am. Reflect on where you’ve been, design where you want to go, and plan out your Quarter 1 with us.


Select the Virtual date option below. 

Facilitate your own.

Are you part of a book club, Bible study, or mom’s group that could really benefit from a retreat like this but can’t make it in?  We can help you facilitate your very own 2023 BY DESIGN RETREAT for your group!  Complete with Facilitator’s Guide and helpful videos, lead your group through this incredible experience on your own time!  We can even send you the handouts and classroom materials you need!

Click the button below to get your Facilitator’s Guide. 

One of the biggest struggles we see in designing your year is accountability and follow-through.

What happens after you leave the retreat, a beautifully designed plan for the year in hand, full of motivation and clarity? How do you hold yourself accountable for fulfilling your well-crafted year?

We’ve got you covered.

Throughout the year, you can attend 11 additional virtual 30-minute accountability check-ins at the end of each month. During these check-ins, we’ll do some reflection on how the previous month went, how your word of the year is showing up, and plan the next month. Think of this as an opportunity to check back in with yourself throughout the year, to ensure the year you’ve designed is on track for success.

How’s that for some major accountability?

With the Half Day Retreat + Accountability, you’ll get…

  • 1 Half-Day Immersive Retreat (see all the amazing benefits above)
  • 11, 30-minute Virtual Check-in Sessions
  • Monthly accountability from the group
  • A routine for mapping out each new quarter

Invest these three hours in yourself this year

– you deserve it.

Get started by clicking the button below!

After selecting your desired workshop date, you’ll be prompted add the Accountability component.

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Pour into yourself for these three hours - feel the benefit all year long


Below are answers to some questions about the retreat experience, so you can be best prepared to step into this work.

Will I have to prepare anything ahead of time?

Yes. We want to spend the majority of our time together designing your 2023. Therefore, we’d like you to come prepared with some reflection work complete. Our pre-session work will prompt you to review the past year to record milestones, accomplishments, positive happens, failures, and more.

No matter what you’re creating, having a solid foundation helps you design better. Think of this information gathering like collecting puzzle pieces. In order to get the most out of this work, you will gather your puzzle pieces to bring with you to the workshop as a starting point, and we will help flip them right-side up, and arrange them in a way that makes sense of your thinking, behavior and emotional patterns.

You will receive an email with the retreat pre-work. Please set aside 2-3 hours to really dive into this – we promise it will be worth it!

What should I bring?

  • Your completed pre-session work
  • Coffee, tea, and water will be provided, but feel free to bring any beverage and/or snacks that makes you comfortable!

What resources will be available at the in-person session?

  • post-it notes
  • blank paper
  • pens
  • pencils
  • writeable walls
  • dry-erase markers
  • prepared planning tools to accompany the strategy exercises

What food and beverages will be available?

Complimentary coffee, tea, water and snacks will be available. Please feel free to bring any other beverages or snacks that make you the most comfortable. 

What makes this different than other vision or strategic planning sessions I've been to before?

Energy in is energy out. This means that the amount of attention, focus and work you put into creating your plan for the year is what you’ll get out of it. We feel that the tools and strategies that we’ve created will not only help you design the best year of your life, but will also motivate you to make your dreams and desires a reality. Plus, with our Accountability add-on sessions, you can’t help but stay accountable to your plan.

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