I had the pleasure of being a guest expert on Fox 40 News Morning Show in Sacramento on August 15, 2016 to discuss the power of personal and professional branding.

I was interviewed by Mae Fesai about what makes up your personal brand and what this means for your career and any future job searches or business marketing. We also discussed how big of a role social media and your online presence plays in defining your personal and professional brand, and that you have a responsibility today to mold, protect and promote your overall brand.

Watch the segment below:

So, you are searching for a new job?  Perhaps you are making a voluntary career transition.  Maybe you have been laid off, or worse, fired.  Regardless of the reason for your job search, one fact remains true: if you are conducting a job search, it is vital that you take an organized approach.  Managing your job search is just like managing any other major project.  You must create an infrastructure that allows you to operate in an efficient and productive manner.  A successful job search requires forethought and action.  Here are some tips for conducting an organized job search.

1. Declutter and Pre-Purge – If you are embarking on a job search, it will be difficult to do so if your physical space is covered in clutter with piles of papers everywhere.  Take some time to declutter.  Purge any unnecessary items, file papers that you need to keep, recycle junk mail, and get some order back into that space!  It will be easier for you to concentrate on your job search without all of that chaos and clutter around you.  Just be careful that you don’t spend too much time decluttering that you start using it as an excuse to procrastinate with regard to your job search.  A few days should suffice.  

2. Create a Job Search Schedule– Let’s face it – searching for a job is hard work!  If you are still employed while you are conducting your new job search, be prepared to have an extremely busy schedule.  If you are currently unemployed, realize that you do, indeed, have a job – conducting a job search!  Create a job search schedule that gives you ample time for all of the activities you need to focus on in order to succeed: resume and cover letter preparation, surfing the web for jobs, networking, interviewing, follow-up, etc.  Block out time in your calendar for job search activities and treat that time as you would any traditional work commitment.  Be consistent in the amount of time you spend each day and week on job search activities so that you keep your momentum going, and don’t lose focus and miss valuable opportunities.

3. Get Your Gear in Order– Update your resume, cover letter, references, and writing sample (if applicable).  Ask for letters of recommendation and testimonials from previous or current supervisors, co-workers, and professional colleagues.  Get some nice new stationery, and stock up on print cartridges for your printer.  If you want to use an outside source for printing, some local printing shops will copy resumes for free during an economic downturn, so ask around!  Be sure to have a computer with high-speed Internet access.  An all-in-one machine for printing, copying, faxing and scanning will also come in handy during a job search.

4. Create Job Search Central– Set aside space at home (or wherever you will be conducting your job search activities) and make it job search central.  Keep all of your job-search related supplies in that location, which will make it easy for you to find them when you need them.  This will also help you to get into job search mode when you are in that space.

5. Create a Job Search Paper Management System– You may be acquiring a lot of paper in your job search: resources, articles, sample resumes and cover letters, business cards of networking contacts, contact-us-later or rejection letters, etc.  To the extent that you can maintain these items in a paperless fashion, go for it.  But if you have to maintain hard copy paper, be sure to create a job search paper management or filing system, to be stored in your job search center.  Keep it simple and use whatever system makes the most sense to you for ease of use (binder, portable filing bin, traditional filing cabinet, etc).

6. Plan Job Search Activities– Plan out job search activities on a daily basis, such as phone calls to make, resumes to send, online applications to fill out, informational interviews to conduct, etc.  Write down your job search activities as calendar items, to-do’s, or tasks so that you take them seriously and treat them as measurable goals.  Be realistic with regard to what you can reasonably accomplish in one day, but also challenge yourself!

7. Track Job Search Activities – Organizing your job search involves keeping track of all information and communications.  Keep a record of where you sent your resume and when, whom you have spoken to, when interviews took place, etc.  This information will prove vital when deciding when to follow-up with leads.  You can track all of this information using a calendar such as Outlook or Google, or an online tool such as JobFiler.com.  Whatever tools you use, it is important that you be able to track the status of your job search.

8. Manage Job Search Email – In today’s world, much of your job search will likely be conducted by email.  Therefore, before you even start your search, whittle down the amount of email in your inbox so that you can hyper-focus on your job search emails, which will add up quickly.  Create folders within your email system using categories that make sense to you, such as Companies Applied To, Contacts Submitted Resumes To, etc.

9. Polish Your Online Profiles – If you are conducting a job search in today’s market, you would be remiss not to develop an online presence on social media sites, especially LinkedIn, which is the most “professional” of the social media sites and can essentially serve as your online resume.  But also consider other social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter.  The opportunities are endless for employers and contacts to find you online.  You may even have your own website, e-zine, or blog.  Maybe you post articles on various article-marketing sites, or serve as a guest blogger on other blogs.  If you maintain profiles on any of social media sites, or have any type of online presence, be sure to polish your profiles so that they promote the image you want potential employers and contacts to see.

10.  Change Your Greetings – Change the message that greets callers for any phone number that you plan to use for your job search so that it sounds professional, and conveys the information you want callers to hear.  Be prepared, not embarrassed!

11.  Stay Positive – The longer a job search takes, the more chance you have of becoming negative about it.  Try to maintain a positive attitude to the extent you can by monitoring your progress and staying active in your search.  When the going gets rough during a job search, many people take a back seat and give up, which is counter-productive.  Try to stay focused and make valuable contacts that are likely to lead to a job.  However, don’t be all consumed by your search for a job!  Maintaining some balance in your life at this time will serve you well.  Get adequate sleep, eat well, see family and friends for pleasure, and make time for exercise.

Organization is one of the single most important things you can do to keep your job search manageable.  Just like being organized helps you improve any other area of your life, home, or work, it will also help move along your job search in quick and efficient fashion and with less stress.  It may even wind up being the key to finding that dream job you always wanted.

Kick Butt Business Bootcamp

Thanks for attending the Kick Butt Business Bootcamp hosted and sponsored by NAPO-Colorado Chapter on April 5, 2016. What a blast! You were an awesome group. So interactive and eager to share. It made the entire workshop a more rich experience for all involved, so thank you!

Speaking of thank you, a big shout out to the NAPO-Colorado Board for hosting me, and to Karen Gilmore and Judith Houlding for all of their hard work in planning the event. You two ladies rock. I so appreciate it!

As promised, here is a link to the Kick Butt Business Bootcamp presentation (slide deck) in pdf format, as well as a copy of the interactive handout guide. These are for your eyes only as paying participants, so please keep it between us. 🙂 

Click here to download the slides.
Click here to download the handouts.

I loved sharing great content with you to help you build your business, and hope it helped motivate you into taking action to make your business what you want it to be!

Here is a special offer for my NAPO peeps:

The Business Foundations Template Package for Professional Organizers

Special rate of 25% off is only available until May 5th. It includes a Client Agreement Template and instructions, an Independent Contractor Agreement Template and instructions (for any contractor, such as a virtual assistant, webmaster, organizing assistant, etc.), and an Operations Manual Template and instructions (along with some bonus audio programs and articles). There is also a separate Speaker Agreement available for purchase if that is something you need. You can purchase the entire package, or stand-alone components depending on your needs. Also, you can add on a Strategy Session with me for only $150, which is $50 off the regular rate of $200. See the details at www.LisaMontanaro.com/store/products/businessfoundations.  Just use the coupon code “CONFERENCE” to get 25% off when you register.

Now go be an effective time manager and teach others how to do the same!

Warmly ~

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Kick Butt Business Bootcamp

Thanks for attending the Kick Butt Business Bootcamp hosted and sponsored by NAPO-Austin Chapter on February 17, 2015. What a blast! You were an awesome group. So interactive and eager to share. It made the entire workshop a more rich experience for all involved, so thank you!

Speaking of thank you, a big shout out to the NAPO-Austin Board for hosting me, and to Jennifer Lava and Melissa Young for all of their hard work in planning the event. You two ladies rock. I so appreciate it!

As promised, here is a link to the Kick Butt Business Bootcamp presentation (slide deck) in pdf format, as well as a copy of the interactive handout guide. These are for your eyes only as paying participants, so please keep it between us. 🙂 

Click here to download the slides.
Click here to download the handouts.

I loved sharing great content with you to help you build your business, and hope it helped motivate you into taking action to make your business what you want it to be!

Here are some special offers for my NAPO peeps:

The Business Foundations Template Package for Professional Organizers

Special rate of 25% off is only available until March 17th. It includes a Client Agreement Template and instructions, an Independent Contractor Agreement Template and instructions (for any contractor, such as a virtual assistant, webmaster, organizing assistant, etc.), and an Operations Manual Template and instructions (along with some bonus audio programs and articles). There is also a separate Speaker Agreement available for purchase if that is something you need. You can purchase the entire package, or stand-alone components depending on your needs. Also, you can add on a Strategy Session with me for only $150, which is $50 off the regular rate of $200. See the details at www.LisaMontanaro.com/store/products/businessfoundations.  Just use the coupon code “NAPO” to get 25% off when you register.

La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Coaching Program

Special rate of only $299 (regular rate is $359) for my 6-week group coaching program starting on Thursday, February 19th. Topics covered: Proactive productivity, life-work integration, tapping into your passions, health & fitness, power of positivity, financial wellness, connection & relationships, how to continue living a La Dolce Vita lifestyle after the program ends, and much more! You can use the content to improve your own life, and pass on the information to your clients (I will issue a certificate for anyone that wants to submit for continuing education credits). https://www.lisamontanaro.com/ladolcevita. Just use the coupon code “NAPOAustin” to get the special rate when you register.

Now go be an effective time manager and teach others how to do the same!

Warmly ~

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Make Time for This: Effective Time Management for Professional Organizers and Their Clients!

NAPO-Austin2015Thank you for attending my presentation! I hope you learned valuable content that shifted your mindset and behavior. Let me know how you apply some of the time management techniques I discussed to your own life and business, and with your clients. And of course, if you need targeted help with your business, consider doing some private coaching with me.  to book a complimentary Discovery Call to see if we’d be a good match for private coaching.

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Here are some special offers for my NAPO peeps:

The Business Foundations Template Package for Professional Organizers

Special rate of 25% off is only available until March 17th. It includes a Client Agreement Template and instructions, an Independent Contractor Agreement Template and instructions (for any contractor, such as a virtual assistant, webmaster, organizing assistant, etc.), and an Operations Manual Template and instructions (along with some bonus audio programs and articles). There is also a separate Speaker Agreement available for purchase if that is something you need. You can purchase the entire package, or stand-alone components depending on your needs. Also, you can add on a Strategy Session with me for only $150, which is $50 off the regular rate of $200. See the details at www.LisaMontanaro.com/store/products/businessfoundations.  Just use the coupon code “NAPO” to get 25% off when you register.

La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Coaching Program

Special rate of only $299 (regular rate is $359) for my 6-week group coaching program starting on Thursday, February 19th. Topics covered: Proactive productivity, life-work integration, tapping into your passions, health & fitness, power of positivity, financial wellness, connection & relationships, how to continue living a La Dolce Vita lifestyle after the program ends, and much more! You can use the content to improve your own life, and pass on the information to your clients (I will issue a certificate for anyone that wants to submit for continuing education credits). https://www.lisamontanaro.com/ladolcevita. Just use the coupon code “NAPOAustin” to get the special rate when you register.

Now go be an effective time manager and teach others how to do the same!

Warmly ~

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Several courageous participants have accepted my offer to work on transforming their life by joining the La Dolce Vita Group Life Coaching Program. It could be writing a book, focusing on your health, improving your relationships, getting off the see-saw of life-work balance, reigniting some of your long-lost passions, or changing your career.

In each case, we have a destination that is unknown to us now. The adventure is in the journey, but also in knowing that you will come out “different” on the other side. Hopefully, a new and improved version of you. 🙂

take_controlEach member of the La Dolce Vita Program has set his or her goals. To get there requires vision, determination, consistency, and some fun too! By March 27th, all La Dolce Vita participants will have all earned their right to live The Sweet Life.

What will it be for you? In what way do you want things to be different?

You might think that it’s selfish to invest in yourself… (we will nip that in the bud with the No Negative Self Talk Rule!)

But your happiness depends on YOU…and you deserve it.

Join me for the La Dolce Vita 6-Week Group Life Coaching Program, starting Thursday, February 19, 2015 that will help you:

  • Evaluate what’s working and not working in your life, and identify areas for transformation.
  • Develop realistic and fun techniques to help you grow.
  • Use productivity in a proactive and positive way to set boundaries and better master your use of time and resources.
  • Overcome Cinderella’s Ugly Step Sisters: The 3 Blocks to Success (The Perfection Trap, The Comparison Trap and the Impostor Syndrome)
  • Get real about things you’ve said you really wanted to do and have in your life but never give yourself permission to implement.
  • Adopt a positive mindset and learn about cutting edge research on the power of happiness.
  • Learn effective tools for dealing with difficult, toxic or negative people (including you!).
  • Stop giving away your power to the Negative Nellies and Neds.
  • Recognize and exploit your own greatest assets.
  • Get comfortable with who you are vs. keeping up with the Joneses.
  • Balance preparing for the future with living well today in terms of financial wellness.
  • Get your house in order – literally and figuratively!
  • Learn the power of commitment and consistency.
  •  Tap into your passions, figure out what they are, and how to enjoy and manage them.

Here’s What You Will Get as Part of the La Dolce Vita Group Life Coaching Program:

  • 6 weeks of group coaching calls with me and your fellow La Dolce Vita group members covering powerful content to help you learn to live the La Dolce Vita lifestyle. These calls will be open line allowing for interaction and discussion.
  • Mp3 recordings of all calls – Can’t make the live calls? No problem! All teleclasses will be recorded.
  • Course materials – We will use tools like Journaling, creating a Vision Board, my Wheel of Life exercise, along with tons of thought provoking questions, self assessment exercises, and content that will help you learn to practice La Dolce Vita techniques and incorporate them into  your life.
  • Private Facebook group – Where you can connect with other members, gather feedback, ask questions, AND have access to me during the entire program.
  • Special Bonuses – 2 of my fabulous audio programs, “How to Overcome the 3 Most Common Blocks to Living a Productive Life” and “Decision Making as a Means to Living a Satisfying Life & Enjoying a Successful Business.”
  • Opportunity for Private One-on-One Coaching at Discounted Rate – See section on Private Coaching Upgrade, which you can select at check out. All this for only $359!

BUT WAIT… if you register by February 12th, then you only pay the Early Bird Rate of $299.

That’s an amazingly affordable price to spend 6 weeks improving your life!

What are you waiting for? Come join La Dolce Vita now.

Ciao!

Lisa

PS – Portions of this program may qualify for Continuing Education Units (CEU) depending on your certification. For example, if you are a Certified Professional Organizer (CPO), some of the classes may be CEU eligible if you assist your clients with time and productivity management and life-work balance.

I’m absolutely delighted to be inviting you to join me for a very special FREE virtual event “The Power of Story Summit” PLUS… it comes with tons of free gifts!

I am incredibly excited about the special invitation that has been given to me to speak as an expert at this event! I think story is so powerful and my interview will be about how I held back and didn’t use my story in the first few years of my business. And then when I opened up and started using my story, my business exploded in amazing ways!

It is my honor to share how I use the power of story in my successful business with you and thousands of other people who have incredible stories to share that can transform their businesses right now. So if you want to learn how to go deep and tap into the power of your personal story to instantly create the know, like and trust factor that leads to more sales the sign up for The Power of Story Summit now!

We can’t promise you that an event like this will ever happen again, so make sure to take advantage of it right away!

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Enter the world of story with us and learn how to:  

  • Find and use your own stories to sell and profit
  • Create a signature speech
  • Dig deep to find powerful images and metaphors you can use to tell and sell
  • Draw out and listen to your clients’ stories so you know what they want
  • Develop a metaphor story
  • Know where to post your stories
  • Pull out the essence of your transformational story
  • Tweet, video, Facebook and blog your story
  • TELL your authentic story anywhere, anytime in a way that works

and much more…

Click here to reserve your spot now!

I really hope you’ll join us – click here!

Make Time for This:
Effective Time Management

Thank you for attending my session! I hope you learned valuable content that shifted your mindset and behavior. Let me know how you apply some of the time management techniques I discussed to your own life and business, and with your clients. And of course, if you need targeted help with your business, consider doing some private coaching with me.  to book a complimentary Discovery Call to see if we’d be a good match for private coaching.

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Here are some special offers for my NAPO peeps:

The Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat for Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders

Join me for this life-changing event that is happening November 6-9, 2014 in one of the most beautiful spots in the United States — California Wine Country — and offers a rare and special opportunity to connect, create, and collaborate in a stunning setting that is inspiring, nourishing and rejuvenating. This 3-day live retreat will be filled with ideas, energy, reflection, and collaboration. When you hold the space for introspection, connection and growth, big shifts occur. Transformation happens. It’s not too late to register, but there are only a few slots left, so if this is calling you, grab a spot before we close the doors. See the details at www.LisaMontanaro.com/winecountryretreat.  Just use the coupon code “NAPO-SFBA” to save $200 when you register.

The Business Foundations Template Package for Professional Organizers

Special conference rate of 25% off is only available until December 31st. It includes a Client Agreement Template and instructions, an Independent Contractor Agreement Template and instructions (for any contractor, such as a virtual assistant, webmaster, organizing assistant, etc.), and an Operations Manual Template and instructions (along with some bonus audio programs and articles). You can purchase the entire package, or stand-alone components depending on your needs. Also, you can add on a Strategy Session with me for only $150, which is $50 off the regular rate of $200. See the details at www.LisaMontanaro.com/store/products/businessfoundations.  Just use the coupon code “NAPO” to get 25% when you register.

Are You Ready to PowerUp Your Business?  

Start the New Year off by joining PowerUp, an exciting 6-month group coaching and mastermind program designed for expanding business owners. If you are ready to kick your business into high gear, create the business model you’ve been striving for, stop working so hard and, instead, work smarter, charge what you’re worth, and reach the levels of income you’ve dreamed of — then you’re ready to PowerUp starting January 6th. See the details at www.LisaMontanaro.com/PowerUp. BONUS! As a NAPO Member, you can participate in this program at the special rate of $1,795 if you register by 12/31/14, or $2,095 thereafter. Use coupon code “NAPOPOWERUP” to get $200 off! Participation is by application only.

Stay in touch by subscribing to my free ezine. You get a digital toolkit to kick you off, followed by articles, tips, advice, upcoming events, and subscriber only sales and offers.

Thanks again for attending my session. Now go be an effective time manager and teach others how to do the same!

Warmly ~

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I want to share something with you. Starting my own business was scary — REALLY scary (but also exciting)!! When I decided to leave my legal career behind and start my first business 12 years ago, all I had was an idea (or several all at once, but was unsure where to start), and a load of self-determination to actually try being a business owner.

The hard truth is… Many new business owners experience some, or ALL, of the following entrepreneurial fears:

  • “I have an idea but don’t know where to start”, or
  • “How do I even set up a proper/legal business structure?” or
  • “I’ve started my business but I’m spinning my wheels, feel frustrated and I’m losing money… I need to get a ‘real’ job…” or
  • “You know what… this is just too much for me, I’m not cut out to be my own boss.”

dream_businessWell, I’m happy to tell you: First, you’re not alone, and second, you can absolutely be successful as an entrepreneur with the right business guidance, information, planning, support and mindset. With expert support and training, you can create the success you envision and so much more.

What has always been heartbreaking for me is to watch how many fellow entrepreneurs give up too soon because they never find the solid information, training and support they need to succeed at an affordable level.

That’s why I’ve created the Successfully Self-Employed Semester. It is a teleclass-based training program starting on September 30th for newer business owners, anyone that is serious about starting a new business, or someone that’s been in business for years but needs to go back to basics.

Topics include: business identity and branding, legal structure and issues, marketing, networking and public relations, sales, pricing and money issues, and operations. It’s a powerful program offered at a fraction of the cost of doing private business coaching with me.

Here’s an overview of the program details:

checkbox Dates: Tuesday evenings, September 30th – December 9th
checkbox Time: 4:00-5:30 pm Pacific/ 5:00-6:30 pm Mountain/ 6:00-7:30 pm Central/ 7:00-8:30 pm Eastern
checkbox Length of Program: The program extends over ten weeks allowing you time to learn, engage the materials, implement, test out your knowledge, and make your learning last far beyond the end of the semester.
checkbox Includes: Master Classes, MP3 recordings of all calls, handouts/checklists/templates, a private Facebook group for all of us to communicate, plus two bonus audio programs as soon as you register to get you started and motivated!
checkbox Topics covered: Business ownership, business identity and branding, legal issues, marketing, networking and public relations, the sales process, pricing/packages and money issues, and business operations.
checkbox Flexibility & Accessibility: The program is offered entirely via phone and the internet, so no matter where you live this program is flexible and accessible to you! Plus, if you can’t make a live class, you can always listen to the MP3 recording, which will be posted the day after every class/call.
checkbox Affordability: Many newer business owners need help in the first few years, but can’t afford to get it. I’ve kept the program affordable so that you can get access to the help you need and crave. Offering this program in a group setting, and using technology to deliver it, is what allows me to keep the price at this level.
checkbox Investment: Early Bird Special = $697 if you register by September 23rd (with a 2-pay option of $360 in two equal installments if you need to space the investment out)

This program is strategically designed to help entrepreneurs with foundational business skills to build your confidence, structure, operations and effectiveness as a business owner. Come join me for the Successfully Self Employed Semester!

Hope to welcome you to “campus” when we start on September 30th!

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Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat
for Women Entrepreneurs & Leaders

California Wine Country 2014

November 6-9, 2014

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the_town_200x165.jpgSetting ~ Geyserville, CA

Enjoy a beautiful setting of rolling hills, verdant vineyards and mountain vistas just 75 miles north of San Francisco in the charming small town of Geyserville, CA. Geyserville is quite the little treasure! Known as the “wine capital of Sonoma Valley,” Geyserville offers fabulous food, exquisite wines, and a friendly relaxed small town feeling. It’s main street, Geyserville Avenue, has wine tasting rooms, family-owned restaurants, the Geyserville Mud coffee shop, a local deli and a general store. The town is at the crossroads of world-class wineries, and yet manages to avoid a touristy crowded feeling. Geyserville is  the epitome of small town authentic Wine Country charm.

Venue – The Geyserville Inn

Tucked amidst the picturesque vineyards and mountains of Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley, The Geyserville Inn is the quintessential Northern California Wine Country getaway and the only area hotel located in a vineyard. Locally owned and operated by two generations of Christensen family members, the Inn blends all the comfort and elegance of a contemporary boutique hotel with the intimacy, warmth and unhurried ambiance of a rustic bed and breakfast.

GeyseervilleInnAn affordable alternative to the more expensive Healdsburg and Napa Valley Hotels, The Geyserville Inn boasts 38 guest rooms and 3 suites with views of the pool or neighboring vineyards.

Located next door to the Inn, the Inn’s signature dining spot, the award-winning Geyserville Grille, is a cherished Sonoma landmark for over a century. This beautifully restored Craftsman-style bungalow showcases authentic California Wine Country cuisine coupled with an extensive selection of local vintages to pair with any dish. It was just recently renovated and boasts a new gorgeous bar, outdoor seating areas, and remodeled interior spaces.

At this carefully chosen venue, you will enjoy:

  • SC_0454_poolPeaceful setting in small town in Sonoma Valley located amidst vineyards with views of the Myacamas Mountains.
  • Charming (but affordable!) guest room options, including rooms with a fireplace and balcony with a view of the vineyards, mountains or pool area.
  • A luxurious terry cloth robe in your room to relax in!
  • Outdoor heated hot tub, and a non-heated swimming pool (more for looks than swimming in November!).
  • Beautiful grounds with picnic tables, gazebo, outdoor patio with fountain and heat lamps, decks, pool area, grass areas, etc.
  • Onsite newly-renovated Wine Country cuisine restaurant, The Geyserville Grille, for some of our meals.
  • Free onsite parking.
  • Free coffee and tea available in the lobby and through your in-room coffee maker.

The retreat is all inclusive except for lodging, transportation to the Inn, alcoholic beverages at meals (note: the meet and greet wine reception and winery tasting are included!) and optional activities such as spa treatments and the “Dessert Crawl.”

Reserving Your Lodging

DSC_0414Wine Country is popular, so reserve your room immediately to ensure there is space! Also, prices are subject to change so the earlier you lock in the affordable rate, the better.

Please call Liat Pardini, Director of Sales for the Geyserville Inn directly at (707) 653-5428 and mention the Purpose, Passion, Productivity Retreat.

The room rates are very reasonable, so you can treat yourself to a private room! Remember, this is a retreat after all, so enjoy the escape from everyday life and pamper yourself.

  • Queen Deluxe Room = average nightly rate of $135.66 per night + 11% occupancy tax
  • Double Deluxe Room (only one available!) = average nightly rate of $155.66 per night + 11% occupancy tax
  • King Deluxe Room with balcony and fireplace = average nightly rate of $155.66 per night + 11% occupancy tax

Please note that the Geyserville Inn check-in time is 3:00 p.m. and check-out time is 11:00 a.m. Guests arriving prior to 3:00 p.m. will be able to store their luggage until rooms become available. Likewise, guests departing after 11:00 a.m. can arrange to store their luggage with the front desk staff.

NOTE: If you are budget conscious, and would like to share the cost of a room with another attendee, act fast! As this is an Inn, there are limited double rooms available, and only one is left for the dates of this retreat. Also, the Inn will be happy to bring a rollaway bed into any room on a complimentary basis. Just mention that you would like a rollaway bed when you reserve. Of course, if you have a close friend or family member that is also attending, you are welcome to share a king size bed together! But if you need to find a roommate, you can post on our private Facebook group that youll have access to once you register, or let us know you are looking for a roommate, and we will try to match two of you up.

Extend Your Stay

IMG_1004Come early to explore, unwind, and get ready for this fabulous experience. Or enjoy time after the retreat to bask in the afterglow of this transformational experience and soak up even more of all that Wine Country has to offer. If you choose to come early or stay after the retreat to enjoy more time in this fabulous setting, let The Geyserville Inn know the additional dates needed to ensure that you can extend your lodging. Or consider relocating to a different area of Wine Country. If that interests you, let us know and we will be happy to share some Wine Country resources for your extended stay!

The retreat, meals and excursions are for attendees only (and only for women!). However, you are welcome to bring a spouse, partner or family member to share your lodging with you, and enjoy time together before or after the retreat begins.

Transportation & Directions

The Geyserville Inn
21714 Geyserville Ave
Geyserville, CA 95441
(707) 857-4343

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Located just 75 miles north of San Francisco and convenient to Napa-Mendocino Route 128, The Geyserville Inn is tucked between the Dry Creek and Alexander Valleys. This serene and beautiful inn, encircled by the mountains and vineyards of Sonoma County, is perfectly placed for a relaxing getaway.

There are several means of transportation to get to the retreat that we have outlined below. Once you register, you will have access to our private Facebook group and can try to find attendees to travel with for all or part of the way.

By Car: Directions from the San Francisco area by car can be found on the Inn’s website at http://www.geyservilleinn.com/contact-us-en.html. Parking is free at the Inn.

By Air: There are several airports to fly into, such as San Francisco Airport, Sacramento Airport and Oakland Airport. We recommend you fly into San Francisco Airport (SFO), which is approximately 75 miles south of Geyserville. http://www.flysfo.com From there, you can take a shuttle bus, coordinate transportation with one of the local attendees that may be driving from that area, or rent a car.

By Shuttle Bus: For those flying into San Francisco Airport, we recommend you book a shuttle using Airport Express, which drops you off at Sonoma County Airport in Santa Rosa, about 15-20 minutes away from the Inn. Airport Express is an upscale shuttle bus that costs $34 each way, has free Wifi, and leaves every hour (check online for the latest accurate information). The trip to Sonoma takes approximately 2 hours, but is a beautiful ride through gorgeous landscape and the shuttle buses are clean and comfortable. Book directly at http://airportexpressinc.com.

We will try to coordinate pick ups on Thursday November 9, the day of arrival, from Santa Rosa (where the shuttle drops you off) to transport you to the Inn. Hopefully, we will be able to accommodate everyone but it depends on time of arrival and how many local cars we will have available. We will share additional means of transportation from Santa Rosa at a later date if we determine that many of you need to get to the Inn from  there.

If you have any additional questions about transportation, please let us know. We are happy to help! Email my Online Business Manager, Deb, at Deborah@LisaMontanaro.com.