Introducing the brand new Illume Retreat website + 2018 dates!

October 19, 2017

Happy Thursday sweet friends! Today, I’m so excited to share with you the launch of the Illume Retreat’s brand new website. After weeks of dreaming big and designing my heart out, I’m thrilled to introduce you to a refreshed online home for this big piece of my heart that outlines everything you need to know about joining us in-person next spring!

Introducing the brand new Illume Retreat website (and our 2018 retreat dates!) | via b is for bonnie design | photo by SC Stockshop

For those of you who are new around these parts, the Illume Retreat is a three-day, all-inclusive retreat experience for creative entrepreneurs who are ready to pursue a purposeful pace as they create a business that reflects their life’s best work. I founded this experience in 2014, hosting our inaugural retreat in the rolling hills of Austin, Texas in October 2015. Since then, I’ve welcome dozens of women through our doors, watching them enter as wide-eyed creatives only to then see them walk away with a renewed sense of purpose, passion, and clarity burning brightly. Just last year, I made the decision to move the retreat to my current hometown of Waco, and I couldn’t be more joyful to welcome another class of Illume attendees next April to this sweet slice of Texas!

Surrounded by like-minded creatives and warm-hearted industry leaders, join us April 23-26 for an escape from the hustle and pressures of chasing success while we invest in giving our businesses focus, engage in intentional community, and hone in on what matters most. With just eight attendees and four industry leaders, you received incredible personalized attention from women who truly want to see you chase your definition of success, and who will pour into you every step of the way.

This sweet experience is different, friend. Not only does our approach of “productive rest” set us apart in an industry moving at breakneck speed, but I’ve also seen first-hand the lasting results this retreat has on our amazing attendees. The Illume Retreat has proved itself to be a catalyst that propels our attendees on to new levels of success. From five-figure speaking engagements to six-figure course launches, our alumni have used Illume as a stepping stone onto their own definitions of greatness. As you engage with our speakers, our curriculum, and our approach that dares you to dream bigger, you are challenged to chase after only that which matters most in a way that empowers you to create your life’s best work.

But don’t just take my word for it! My dear friend Kat Schmoyer, founder of Dear Sweetheart Events and visionary behind the Creative at Heart Conference, shared a humbling account of her time with us at the Illume Retreat just this past April:

“This was the very first retreat I have been to in my career where I truly felt like I could be present. My auto-responder was up & all pressing client work was complete. That sense of relief, y’all, was amazing. I found freedom in knowing that I could actually take time to pour INTO my business & help my sweet friend along the way.

I had intimate conversations on life, Jesus & business, talked finances & budget with brilliant minds, set goals for the remainder of 2017 & was challenged my industry peers to keep pushin’ on. If you’re looking for an experience that CARES, with women who sit down beside you on a living room couch & meet you right where you are, Illume is for you.

Registration for this all-inclusive experience opens November 1st, so be sure to mark your calendar to be the first to reserve your seat to this one-of-a-kind retreat. But in the meantime, be sure to head over to the new website, check out all the details, and explore our FAQs. If you have any questions along the way, please shoot me an email. I’d love to help you navigate whether this intimate retreat setting is right for you!

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My name is Bonnie – I’m a brand designer, strategist, and writer which all adds up to one eclectic conglomeration of qualities that enables me to serve you well! Past clients have dubbed me "the Joanna Gaines of brand design," and I've had more than a few call me a dream maker, a game changer, and a design wizard (my Harry Potter-loving heart didn't hate that one, let me tell you!). At the end of the day, I'm a big-hearted creative who will get teary-eyed as you share the heart behind your business; who will lose sleep over the perfect font pairings and color selections to bring your brand to life visually; and who will work tirelessly to empower, encourage, and equip you to share your work with the world intentionally. 

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