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A Purposeful Pause

A Purposeful Pause

Rwanda, Africa

May 2017

An international business retreat for solo entrepreneurs, creatives, bloggers, authors, retailers, nonprofit leaders + those that seek time to be inspired and to plan their next purposeful steps.

High Level Retreat Overview

Day 1: Arrival in Rwanda + Settling In
Day 2: Destroying Fear + Cultivating Community
We’ll discuss how vital the pairing of vulnerability + community is…
…so that you’re equipped to form meaningful friendships for the journey.
(Visiting Two Genocide Memorials + Learning from Rwanda's perseverance over the past 20 years)
Day 3: Personal + Business Branding
We’ll lay the solid foundation for who you are what you REALLY do…
…so that you’ll attract a tribe that resonates with YOUR unique voice, your heart, and your deepest desires for the world.
(Visiting two local, incredibly inspiring entrepreneurs)
Day 4: Creating Margin
We’ll examine your calendar and identity your time wasters…
…so that you can learn to carve out space for passion matters, while also creating rest and FUN.
(Visiting a Local Church + a Surprise Adventure)
Day 5: Knowing Your Worth + Granting Yourself Permission
You’ll uncover dream speed bumps and success blockers…
…so that you will understand your worth in the bigger story and step into the go-giving life + business that you truly desire.
(Visiting a Local Women’s Co-op for a very special day that will stick with you for a lifetime.)
Day 6: Shoes for the Journey  
You’ll translate your learnings into action steps…
so that you’re prepared to own your influence — finding faith in your failures, hope in your asking, and strength in your trying.
(Participating in an Artisan for a Day Program in a Rural Area of Rwanda)
Day 7: Business Growth Through Generosity + Hospitality 
We’ll provide a once in a lifetime experience to open your eyes to a culture of hospitality so that you can integrate new client service initiatives + giving back into your business mission in a purposeful way.
(Surprise Day)
Day 8: Depart Rwanda with a refreshed + renewed passion for your life + business.
 Each day of this trip will be extremely special.  To help make the most of what we’re learning, we’ll have several ‘Daily Rhythms.’  We believe that each attendee has something to share and teach the group, so one of our daily rhythms will include 1-2 attendees speaking on an attribute of a great leader over morning breakfast.
Estimated trip cost (including airfare, lodging, all experiences, and breakfast daily): $3,994
(includes 4 pre trip group coaching sessions + 3 post trip group coaching sessions that will be a combination of in person + online meetings.)
Lodging: Heaven Rwanda
Your Trip Leaders:
Em Sexton
A Note from Em:
Taking the road less traveled has taught me many things over the past 10 years of working in developing nations.  The top thing?  That we have so much to learn about living a purposeful life, cultivating gratitude, and building a purposeful business from those that don’t live in the first world.
I’m so excited for you to meet my friends in Rwanda and for you to learn from them.  Your life + business will be altered in the best of ways.
It is an absolute dream and privilege to lead this trip alongside Cary.  Her joy + God given gift of being an incredible cheerleader for women is apparent in every minute that you spend with her.
Cary Heise
Founder, VEND Raleigh
A Note from Cary:
Our Rwanda trip is an incredible opportunity for to me marry all the passions of my heart: travel, community, encouraging business minded women, and my faith. I’m very excited to be inspired by Em’s Rwandan friends, artisans and business owners. I’m beyond thrilled to write a story with you on this life changing trip. Individually, I’m anticipating life and work revelations and collectively creating a circle of globally aware, go-getter friends. Personally, I'm eager to create space to invite God in and see what He has to show me. 
An interest meeting will be held on Tuesday, December 6th from 7-9pm at The Flourish Market at 713 Tucker St. in Downtown Raleigh.
Did you miss out on the interest meeting?  Contact Cary by clicking here to learn more about applying for this trip.