I'd like to host you and 29 others in a yurt for a PWYC marketing workshop.
Duncan, BC, Canada
July 13-16, 2023
30 10 Places Available
$100 USD Deposit + PWYC
I will be hosting a three-and-a-half-day retreat in Duncan, BC, Canada in July in the yurt beside my house.
It Might Be A Fit If You…
- Have followed my work for a while and resonate with it.
- Are willing to put in three hours of work before you come.
- Have been in business for at least one year, or ideally three or more.
- Have a business and not just a hobby. You’re serious about growing it.
- Know your business could be doing better than it is but you need help with your marketing.
- Are open to candid feedback from a group of your peers.
At one time this program was called The Radical Business Intensive, then it was called The Living Room Sessions, then the lockdowns happened, and my Membership Program started! And I’ve not hosted a live intensive like this since 2019.
And now it’s time to unearth this program and evolve it into this next edition: in the yurt beside my home on Vancouver Island.
So I thought I’d write up a few words to tell you a bit more about what I’m picturing for this retreat and what you can expect from it, to see if it might be a fit for you right now.
The MfH Retreat is a content-rich, roll-up your sleeves, nuts and bolts weekend experience. You’d pay at least $1400 USD for it if I were to charge a flat fee. It’s all about how you can grow your business and attract all of the right kinds of clients. But instead of paying $1400 USD, you pay whatever you want to pay/can afford (at the very end of the weekend).
Certainly this is a retreat for people who are already familiar with my work and thinking. To be clear: it is not a marketing 101 workshop. But! If you’ve found yourself reading this sales page, you’re likely already pretty familiar with me and my work; you’re likely already “in.” So if you already get what Marketing for Hippies is about, then together, we can dig in deep.
That said, if you are relatively new to my work and are keen to attend this retreat and you have about 12 hours before the retreat where you can watch some of my videos and get up to speed on my approach, I would be delighted to welcome you along. The materials I’ll suggest you review and watch are:
- Mandatory: My Marketing for Hippies 101 workshop – this is included in the Ethical Marketing Starter Kit (3 hours)
- Optional But Suggested: My four POV webinars (6 hours)
- Optional But Suggested: My Hub Marketing webinar (2 hours)
These materials will be provided upon registration.
If you have questions about whether this retreat would be a good fit for you once you’ve read this whole sales letter, please drop me a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What will it be like?
Imagine hot seats, mini TED talks, intensive dyads with people who know how to listen and have something worth listening to themselves.
Imagine having three-and-a-half-days away from it all, with a small but mighty group of entrepreneurs. Imagine finally having time to reflect on and actually work on your own business.
Imagine sitting with your laptop over lunch and having a new colleague walk you through the re-doing of your homepage or sales page; or taking a walk on through the lush, West Coast forest while you get feedback on an offer you’ve been thinking up; or perhaps sitting in a cozy cafe helping that new colleague rework their whole social media strategy.
At the retreat, you’ll be arranged in ‘home teams’ of four people. Each morning, you’ll get together and one of you will bring their most pressing business problem and, for 30 minutes, receive listening, coaching and support from the other three. In this way, you’ll get to know each other’s businesses well and figuring out, more precisely, where you’re stuck.
About the Location:
This retreat will be held in Duncan, BC at the Lila Music Center in the 30′ yurt of Cari Burdett (close by the Quw’utsun River).
I’ve been living on this land since September.
I live about 20 feet from it on these beautiful three acres.
This yurt has hosted many magical events including Cari and I running The Basket of Stories – a monthly event where we dug into old, European folk tales and explore what they could teach us about community building while we made willow, hoop-frame baskets with our hands (to be given to local indigenous elders).
At this retreat, we’ll get cozy together as we dig into our marketing with each other.
There will be dinners together and maybe even a night to sit around the fire and enjoy each other’s company outside of the realm of our businesses.
Ten Solid Reasons to Attend:
Assuming you generally like my work and what I’m about, there are some solid reasons to consider finding a way to get there (even if you need to travel a bit).
Reason #1: This is a rare opportunity.
I’ll only be offering this retreat twice per year at most.
Reason #2: It’s pay-what-you-can.
There’s a $100 deposit to confirm your space (if you choose the PWYC option) but, other than that, you can pay me whatever you want to pay me at the end of the workshop (with the two charming catches above and below that I think you’ll agree are fair).
Reason #3: The power of a focused weekend.
Spending a whole weekend focusing on anything is liable to earn you some progress. During this weekend, you’ll be guided through your largest marketing sticking points. You’ll have three days to dedicate your focus to improving your marketing (time we likely wouldn’t, if we’re honest, spend on our own).
Reason #4: Networking.
You’ll get to spend the weekends with a group of fine folks with similar values and a wide range of experience in different business contexts. These are people who may have clear insights to offer you. They might have some important connections for you. They might be important connections to you themselves. So many entrepreneurs are really solo-preneurs meaning that they do everything themselves. And, frankly, it’s why so many of them fail. To succeed in business you need partnership and a team. These are people you’ll be able to stay in touch with after the weekend if you click who could be a huge support for you in your marketing.
Reason #5: Powerful workshop format designed for relevance.
Over three and a half days, you are guaranteed to get your toughest questions addressed by me personally. I charge $200/hour for my Puttering Sessions.
The format for this weekend retreat will be 100% question and answer and hot seats. We will start the weekend with you honing in on your most burning question and then go through a process of ranking and prioritizing these collectively held questions and we’ll spend the weekend working through that list in order of priority.
I’m not going to teach content unless I am convinced that it is relevant to the group and the moment. Any exercises we do will come out of those questions. This weekend workshop will be 100% designed around who is in the room.
Reason #6: Get things done during the weekend.
Do you have a sales page or homepage you’ve been meaning to rewrite? A marketing strategy you’ve been meaning to plan out? During this weekend, you will have time to make progress on these things while getting feedback from myself and the other participants.
Reason #7: If not now, then when?
I hear so many people say, “I really need to handle my marketing.” And I, often, silently wonder, “When? When are you going to actually set aside time to think about these things? When are you going to actually make it a priority to do work not just in your business but on your business?”
Why not this weekend?
Reason #8: Get asked hard questions.
If you think that this weekend will just be about you asking me hard questions, you’d be very wrong.
Most of this weekend will be myself and others putting some very simple but incredibly hard questions to you. These are questions you would likely just as soon avoid if you could. These are questions that many entrepreneurs never take the time to really answer. These are deceptively simple questions like, “What do you do?”, “How do you do it?”, “Why do you do it this way?”, and “For whom do you do it?” The questions are simple but most entrepreneurs do not have solid answers to them.
But every hour you spend wrestling with these questions saves you a hundred hours in your marketing. And that’s not hype. That’s the reality of business. Most businesses fail within five years because these questions were never answered well to begin with.
Reason #9: All My eBooks For Free.
If you attend this retreat, you will get the entire library of my sixteen eBooks for free. This means I’ll be able to direct you to the specific, in-depth resources you will most need to understand, integrate and apply what you learn from the retreat.
Reason #10: Group Follow-Up Call
I will schedule a 90-minute follow up call for August (we’ll find the time and date that works best for those who attend) to answer any lingering questions that remain.
Schedule & Location Details:
Thursday, July 13, 2023: 10am-6pm (lunch from 1-3pm)
Friday, July 14, 2023: 10am-6pm (lunch from 1-3pm)
Saturday, July 15, 2023: 10am-6pm (lunch from 1-3pm)
Sunday, July 16, 2023: 10am-1pm
LOCATION: Lila Music Center in Duncan, BC. The retreat will take place in the yurt beside Tad’s house, address and local contact info will be provided to people who register for the retreat.
MEALS: At the workshop lunch breaks you’ll need to make your own food arrangements. You can bring your own food and eat on location, or there are some great little places to eat within a short drive of the workshop location to choose from. We will be a twenty-minute walk from downtown.
LODGING: Here are some suggestions for out-of-towners if you’re looking for a place to stay that’s convenient to Tad’s home. We’re not endorsing any of these, please do your own research and find the best fit for you, but they’re certainly a handful of places to start.
- Airbnb: probably your best option. Look for something near Tad’s address (Lila Music Centre, above).
- OUR EcoVillage: one of Canada’s leading eco-villages is a 30-minute drive away.
- Camping: We can accommodate a few folks camping on the land here. It’s $20/night to tent, there is a compost toilet and an outdoor shower. Please note that there’s no electricity on site, though you’re welcome to charge your devices at Tad’s house.
FLYING INTO NANAIMO: This is the closest/fastest airport option if you can make it work! You can rent a car from the airport and drive straight up to Duncan from Nanaimo.
FLYING INTO VICTORIA: You can rent a car from the airport and drive straight up to Duncan from Victoria.
FLYING INTO VANCOUVER: You can rent a car at the airport, then drive to catch the ferry from Tsawwassen to Nanaimo, and then drive down to Duncan.
FERRY: For help finding a ferry (to either Swartz Bay or Nanaimo) go to the BC Ferries website.
CAR SERVICE: There’s no Uber in Duncan but there are a few, local taxi services. You can rent a car in Victoria or Vancouver from all of the usual rental companies, most of which operate from the airports.
LOCAL TRANSIT: Cowichan Valley Regional Transit Services.
PARKING: You can park at the venue but we encourage carpooling or walking (and finding a place nearby to stay).
Some Important Words on The Price:
There are three ways you can pay:
This is how I invite you to pay. You send in a $100 USD deposit to confirm your spot. This is refundable up until two weeks before the week. After that, it is not. Then, at the end of the weekend, in the last 15 minutes as we finish and settle up, you can pay whatever you want to pay on top of that, whatever you are able. Whatever you pay is perfect. There’s no minimum. There’s no maximum. Truly. If the $100 deposit is too much, email me at email@example.com and we can work something out.
Catch #2: You are welcome to pay me in four instalments spread out over a year. These PWYC payments can be for any amounts on any dates within one year. I’ve opted for this approach for my weekend workshops because, in my experience, entrepreneurs are cash-flow poor and it’s easier to spread payments out rather than people feeling terrible that they can’t pay much all in one moment.
- PWYC Option A: Four Cheques. One cheque payable immediately and the remaining three payable over one year on dates that work for you.
- PWYC Option B: via PayPal. You can send these manually or I can set up four PayPal auto-payments. One immediately and the rest over the coming year on dates that work for you.
- PWYC Option C: via eTransfer. You can pay me via eTransfer direct from your bank. I can set up email reminders to help you remember, for the dates that work for you.
2. Pay in Full at Market Value:
I offer this only because pay-what-you-can makes some people deeply uneasy and who would rather just have it all settled before it gets started. If that’s the case, you can pay the market value of $1400 USD upfront.
3. Payment Plan for Market Value:
Again, I’d rather you do pay-what-you-can but, if that feels uncomfortable to you, another option is to make four payments of $350 USD over a schedule of your choice within one year.
To be very clear: you are not expected to pay anywhere close to $1400 USD.
It’s a legitimate PWYC deal. I want this to be accessible and sustainable for you.
30 people maximum. PWYC pricing. A gorgeous setting. Practical, actual work getting done.
That’s all for now.
Please feel free to email me if you have any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org
"I feel supported to dream into my true heart’s calling"
“Honestly, it has been a struggle finding a model of practical entrepreneurship where the ethical responsibilities of being a good human are not compromised. Of course there are plenty of positive spaces where well-intending people offer solid marketing and sales tools, but I rarely do not walk away from them with a stressful level of criticism toward examples of their efforts usurped by colonial-materialist means of operating. With Tad, I experienced a real turnaround where deep-rooted safety and strength are the basis for intelligible business strategy. His purposeful alignment, experiential mastery, and community resonance are all palpable and profoundly formative toward a better way of being on Earth. Since participating in the Marketing for Hippies workshop, I feel supported to dream into my true heart’s calling, because the model allows me to see what is already working well in my business, along with the clarity and courage to grow into the places I can serve my people better. It’s a magical feeling.”
Taj, EmbodyWork Coach, transformativerelations.com
"...catalyzed a much-needed quantum shift in my whole perspective on my business model."
“I emerged from the Marketing for Hippies Retreat with Tad Hargrave like a butterfly from its chrysalis. The skillfully designed experience catalyzed a much-needed quantum shift in my whole perspective on my business model.
Throughout the 4-day immersion, Tad masterfully blended wisdom with a warm and supportive community, guiding us through deep-dive exercises that connected ninja marketing strategies to our real-life experiences.
One exercise, in particular, helped me realize that the structure I had been resisting the most was exactly what I needed to embrace to unify not only my business model but also the roadmap of my songwriting course.
The retreat’s blend of Tad’s high-altitude vision, compassionate soulful values, and field-tested business savvy provided refreshing clarity and renewed inspiration for my path forward. I didn’t fully grasp the profound transformation until the last day, when I found myself integrating new strategies into a concrete action plan with confidence and clarity.
Tad’s light-hearted humor and playful approach made the whole event not only educational but also incredibly fun. If you’re a purpose-driven entrepreneur seeking to align your business with your heart and make a meaningful impact, the Marketing for Hippies Retreat is an experience that will catalyze your growth and leave you with lasting inspiration.”
Sean Shea, Soul-Centered Singer-Songwriter Coach, UndergroundRiverMusic.com
"I fell in love with my fellow hippie, myself, and grounded my business in love and possibility."
“I had the best time at Tad’s retreat. I unfurled meaningful and relevant content and business structures that will lead to more clients and meaningful connections. I developed and deepened my marketing principles (POV) and strategies (biz Model). I laughed so hard, with new and dear friends. I fell in love with my fellow hippie, myself, and grounded my business in love and possibility.”
rose slam! Johnson, nimble roots coaching
"...we shared genuine curiosity for each other’s projects while having a ridiculous amount of fun..."
“I couldn’t recommend this retreat more to anyone looking to deepen the WHY and the HOW of running a biz efficiently and with integrity. I was able to clarify my ideas and made beautiful connections with like-minded people -some of who I will most definitely continue to network with! Our group was brilliant, and we shared genuine curiosity for each other’s projects while having a ridiculous amount of fun —La crème de la crème of what you can imagine a business and marketing retreat to feel like.”
"For me, as a poet, the word ‘extraordinary’ it has to earn its use. It did..."
“It has been my good fortune to work with Tad and Marketing for Hippies for over 12 years now. It’s an association that has helped me navigate a wide variety of business troubles and joys.
This year I’m developing a fresh business. I think it’s my best work: one-to-one ancestral healing, accompanying workshops to write acknowledgements of the land you inhabit and your own roots… and the writing that can accompany it. It’s a culmination of several decades of digging deep.
I hope it’s work that will both take care of me for the remainder of my days, and offer a measure of solace, clarity and ease to clients with whom I work. In other words, this work means a lot to me. I think it’s needed in the world. And, I have needed help to build this. As part of getting that help, I spent the time, money and energy to attend the Marketing for Hippies July 2023 In-Person Retreat in Duncan, BC, Canada.
In a word, it was extraordinary.
For me, as a poet, the word ‘extraordinary’ is has to earn its use. It did.
The quality of the program, the depth of the people, and the skillsets of assistance and care in the room lifted this Retreat into something mysterious and beautiful that none of us anticipated or imagined. And it was practically helpful! I have a lot more clarity on my niche, a clear business model to start with, a more solid understanding my point of view and how it fits into my website and marketing and I have a good sequence of tasks to move forward.
I left with 20 new friends and a healthy ecology of business people whose work aligns with mine. If you have an opportunity and the desire to attend a retreat with Tad in the future… honestly? Just go.”
Nicole Moen, Gathering Roots: Ancestral Writing Journeys to Reclaim Your Past and Heal Our Future (coming Fall 2023),
"...the sense of direction and content that was generously offered to help me get started..."
THANK YOU Tad for the amazing learning experience at the 4 day retreat in Duncan, BC. As someone that is transitioning from Real Estate Advisor to starting my own business, I very much value the sense of direction and content that was generously offered to help me get started. You are a wonderful teacher Tad. Your ability to meet the needs of all the participants and to create community for us to support one another goes beyond all the marketing direction that I am walking away with. Looking forward to more “marketing for hippies “ as I grow my business! The retreat was just scratching the surface!!
Shirley Seto, rennie.com
"I left this intimate, in-depth, and laughter-filled retreat feeling more inspired, clear, confident, and connected than ever"
“Attending Tad’s four day Marketing for Hippies retreat was one of the best decisions that I’ve made in a very long time. As is the case for so many of us during the last several years, most of the marketing and business-related events, trainings, and memberships (including Marketing for Hippies) that I’ve joined have taken place completely online. I now recognize how powerful Tad’s in-person retreats and events can be. I left this intimate, in-depth, and laughter-filled retreat feeling more inspired, clear, confident, and connected than ever before.”
Scott Montgomery, galactivate.world
"I’m so excited to implement all of my ideas I can barely sleep at night"
“As a result of this retreat, my business has now moving from mono tone to multi track, from black-and-white to Technicolor. I am eternally grateful to Tad, and all of the retreat attendees that help me with the multiple a-ha‘s and creative inspiration.
I’m so excited to implement all of my ideas I can barely sleep at night.
Be ready to participate full out, for you will get what you put in to it tenfold.”
PJ Harris, shareyourgoodmedia.com
"I walk away feeling nourished in a way I haven’t been in a long time."
When I decided to register for the MfH retreat I didn’t know exactly what to expect but the experience delivered exactly what I needed and more.
When I arrived at the location of the retreat I was immediately comforted by the beautiful nature and wildlife. The yurt had such a great energy and I couldn’t imagine a better space for this retreat.
On the first day Tad broke us into smaller ‘home groups’ and these pods provided a great opportunity to connect with some of the other participants more deeply as well as to get support from various points of view.
Before arriving I had only met two of the participants previously in a virtual format so it was great to finally have the opportunity to connect with them in person. After those 3.5 days I can honestly say I got to know each person (some more than others) and I’d feel completely comfortable reaching out to any of the attendees (or being contacted by them) in the future to give or receive support.
The quality of the group was phenomenal and even though we were at different stages of our business each person was able to contribute to the experience in whatever way we could.
The ‘relaxed’ immersion format allowed me to sharpen my thinking around my niche, my POV, my business model and potential hubs in a way that was fun, relaxed, interactive, and social and the PWYC structure made it an easy ‘yes’.
I learned so much more than just marketing from Tad and the other participants over this long weekend and I walk away feeling nourished in a way I haven’t been in a long time. I hope to be back at another one of these events in the near future and I’d wholeheartedly recommend this event for anyone who thinks it might be a good fit.