Designer Winter Retreat - Rebecca Hay
Join us for our first ever

Winter Designer Retreat

February 1 to February 3, 2023
Muskoka, Canada
Are you ready to take on 2023?


Come away with us, refresh your perspective, and immerse yourself in a community of like-minded design business owners like no other. 

This retreat will be the perfect combination of social networking, learning, and relaxation. 

Experience a Canadian Winter – Designer Style!

Let us take you away for a 3-day / 2-night stay at the 5-star JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa!

This is your opportunity to share stories by the fire, meet and build new friendships and strategically plan how you want to run your business in a supportive and collaborative environment.

You will experience a soul-filled, knowledge-packed, and community-driven getaway so that you’ll return to work with a new frame of mind and renewed enthusiasm. 

Can you imagine…

Stealing a few days away, sipping cocoa by the fire, and taking a moment to assess your vision and goals.

Learning fresh ideas to improve your marketing, finances, and business mindset.

Connecting with lifelong designer pals in a nurturing environment.

Returning to work refreshed, intentional, and equipped to take your business forward.

Getting to experience a luxurious retreat on your company’s dime! (Don’t forget it’s a business expense!)

This 3-day retreat will be an incubator like no other. 

In these intensive workshops you will learn:
  • Typical project costs and how to estimate budgets for clients. 
  • How to calculate your design fee & price your services for profit.
  • Why product markups are essential to profitability and client happiness. 
  • How to have those difficult conversations with clients about money!
  • The exact way to set annual goals with intention.

You will walk away from these 3 days with the knowledge that you’re estimating projects accurately and pricing your services for profit every time. You will have the exact templates, calculators & scripts to help you earn exceptional trust from your clients.


Session #1

Estimating project costs 

If you struggle to know how to budget or what a project will cost your client before they’ve even hired you, this session is for you. 

  • You will leave with the knowledge of how to accurately estimate a project’s cost (including design, materials, & construction) & have a working template to help guide you.

Session #2

Price your services for profit

It’s not enough to just charge more money and hope you are profitable. Deciding which pricing model is for you requires a deeper understanding of your business. 

  • In this session, we will walk you through the pros and cons of flat rate versus hourly billing. You will learn how to calculate your company overhead and use our profitability calculator to determine the best pricing model for your business.

Session #3

Re-selling products successfully

Selling products can be one of the most profitable aspects of an interior design business. 

  • In this session, you will learn why products are the key to increasing your profits. You will walk away with the tools to identify which products are your biggest money maker and how to mark up products for resale.

Session #4

Client Conversations

Does talking about money with your clients make you nervous? When you are equipped with the words and have the confidence from knowing your numbers you will communicate pricing with ease.

  • This session is going to be loads of fun, with lots of role-playing. You will walk away with a script to better prepare you for those difficult conversations with clients. You will know exactly what to say when a client questions you about, your fees, your discounts, and project budgets.

Session #5

Guided Journaling

Sometimes we all just need a little time to put our thoughts onto paper. 

  • In this session, you will have time for quiet reflection with questions to guide you toward setting the most intentional goals for your year ahead. Backed with the knowledge from previous sessions you will confidently set realistic and achievable goals for your business

Save your spot at this one-of-a-kind 3-day event.

Your ticket includes:
    • 2 Nights of Hotel Accommodations
    • Opening Night Welcome Reception
    • 2 Breakfast Buffets
    • 1 Private Dinner with Rebecca and Other Designers
    • Loads of learning
    • The Opportunity to Connect and Build your Designer Network
    • And the tools to make 2023 your best year yet!
Regular Price | $4,095 CAD
Early Bird Price | $3,595 CAD (Ends on November 30, 2022)


Want to know more? Here’s a sneak peek at our itinerary:

A copy of the final itinerary will be given to you days prior to the event. We’re crafting this event to be a one-of-a-kind experience that perfectly combines all aspects of supportive and interactive learning and creative and relaxing activities. We’re super excited to share all of the little details with you.


Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Consider arriving early to take advantage of all the JW Marriot has to offer!

4:30 pm Sign-in | Get yourself set up in your room and experience the wonderful amenities on-site.

7:00 pm Mix and Mingle| Opening Cocktail Reception.

9:00 pm Free Time | The rest of the night is yours!


Thursday, February 2nd, 2023

8:00 am Breakfast | This is the most important meal of the day! Before we start learning grab yourself some coffee and have a warm breakfast with us.

9:00 am Learning | We dive into the first workshops of the day.

12:00 pm Free Time | Use this time to grab yourself some lunch and explore.

1:00 pm Learning | We dive into our next workshops.

5:00 pm Free Time | Take a dip in the pool or book the spa and get ready for dinner.

7:30 pm Dinner | Let us wine and dine you!


Friday, February 3rd, 2023

8:00 am Breakfast | Join us for a buffet breakfast.

9:00 am Learning | Last learning workshops together.

12:00 pm Goodbyes | Time for big hugs and ‘see you soon’ goodbyes.



We’d love for you to join us on this retreat! You’ll be happy you did.

Travel safely and we’ll see you in Muskoka!

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