Impact Retreat

Your chance to connect with top-level business owners,
entrepreneurial thought-leaders and small business game-changers

Not just a Retreat! A life-changing business transformation…

The Breakthroughs Retreat is not just a retreat. It's a capstone event … an annual gathering of an elite group of entrepreneurs doing what many dream of and never make happen … designing a sustainably profitable business that gives you more time for what matters most and more money in your bank account than ever.

You’ve heard the statistics…

The majority of small businesses fail within the first 3 years. Of those that survive, 85% are not profitable, barely breaking even, or worse, losing money year after year. Most entrepreneurs work 60+ hours per week, year after year, chasing an illusion of freedom that always seems just out of reach…

This is the experience of MOST small business owners, but NOT ALL.


They are TRAILBLAZERS, changing the story of small business, proving that WORK SUPPORTS LIFE, NOT THE OTHER WAY AROUND.

These entrepreneurs are building profitable, sustainable businesses that do not depend on their daily involvement.

These entrepreneurs are empowering teams to make decisions and carry out the operations of the business.

These entrepreneurs are designing their businesses to create a legacy for their families, their team members and their communities.

These entrepreneurs gather once per year at an exclusive Retreat… sharing cutting edge best practices in leadership, team building, efficiency and profitability.

Hosted by entrepreneurial thought leaders and authors, Dr. Sabrina Starling and Mike Michalowicz, this gathering is a breakthrough experience unlike any other…

What's Special About the Breakthroughs Retreat

Deep, Real Connection

Get Ready to…

Address ALL aspects of being an entrepreneur … from the nuts and bolts of running a business … to the impact on your life.

Receive encouragement and support to live your best life. 

Feel seen and heard.  It's safe to be vulnerable and let it all hang out if you choose to do so.

Experience the support from others like you, in a relaxed setting, gets you out of the daily grind.

Tap into internal resources normally not available when you are in your normal environment. 

Imagine sitting with a board of directors with a wealth of insight and insider information to which you get to be privy. 

You will leave FULL, not depleted like most events.

The best part is you have real plans of what you are going to do… not just ideas with no idea of how to execute. 

Our motto is to lead with love, shine bright, be a gift.

You will experience all of that and more!

Now imagine your team of super hero employees — so loyal they would take a bullet for your business. They eagerly show up day or night to do what is needed to take care of your customers.

Every day your team surprises and delights you.

They go the extra mile.

You trust them.

You count on them.

They have your back and they know you have theirs.

Your team eagerly serves it up to them.

Imagine smiling every day you go to work and jumping for joy on the days you choose not to.

When your business can run without your daily involvement, it has real value if you choose to sell it.

And you may choose not to sell it. Maybe you continue to grow it and reap the profit.

Regardless, when your business can withstand you going on a 4 Week Vacation, you have real FREEDOM.

Your registration is not just registration to attend a Retreat. It's your commitment to transforming your LIFE!

At The Breakthrough IMPACT Retreat…

You'll strategize with the Best!

In a warm, welcoming, life-affirming space where magic can happen because you feel seen, heard, understood, and supported.

Being an entrepreneur is a whole-self journey.

You will get to experience the transformational power of being in a space where there are no pretenses, where the people around you are introspective, emotionally intelligent, and willing to lead from the inside out.

Don't expect a hand shake at the door and it stops there. Expect to receive a hug and give a hug, to think more deeply about life and work and team and community.

These are relationships to carry with you into the future.

If you aren't growing externally, it is time to grow internally.

The Breakthroughs Experience

Designed by The Business Psychologist, Dr. Sabrina Starling, this retreat experience is crafted to laser focus your attention on action steps customized to your business that generate the greatest impact.

Unlike other coaching and training companies, Tap the Potential LLC is renowned for it’s attention to impactful, actionable learning, specifically designed for entrepreneurial business owners eager to advance their companies, while dealing with the daily complexity of a growing business, juggling multiple responsibilities, and excessive demands on your attention.

Your Hosts

Dr. Sabrina Starling

Dr. Sabrina Starling, The Business Psychologist and international best-selling author of the How to Hire the Best series and The 4 Week Vacation™, is the founder of Tap the Potential and host of the Profit by Design podcast.

At Tap the Potential, we work to free business owners from the constant demands of a growing business.

We believe work supports life, not the other way around. Clients in our Better Business, Better Life coaching program have more time for what matters most and more money in their bank account than they’ve ever had. Next, we send them off on a 4 Week Vacation™ to celebrate their hard-earned journey to take their life back!

Dr. Sabrina and her team at Tap the Potential are on a mission to change the story of entrepreneurship from one of long hours, grinding it out, to one of sustainably profitable businesses that support and enhance life. The Tap the Potential Solution™ and our Tap the Potential Family of Business Owners are disrupting small business as usual. We are on our way to making the Tap the Potential Solution™ the mainstream model for growing business.

By 2023, 150 Tap the Potential clients will have taken 4 Week Vacations.
These are the trailblazers, role modeling what’s possible for entrepreneurs.
In many entrepreneurial circles, it is becoming more and more common for
one entrepreneur to ask another, “Have you taken a 4 Week Vacation™?”
(as opposed to asking “How many employees do you have?” or “What is
your annual revenue?”). Taking a fully unplugged 4 Week Vacation is rapidly
becoming the recognized symbol of entrepreneurial success.

Never one to accept the status quo or back down from a challenge, Dr. Sabrina’s How to Hire the Best series grew from her desire to solve the toughest hiring challenges interfering with her clients’ growth and profitability. What sprang from her experience working with entrepreneurs in rural areas catapulted her into becoming the world’s leading expert in attracting top talent in small businesses—no matter what hiring challenges those businesses are facing—and earned Tap the Potential’s reputation as the go-to resource for entrepreneurs committed to creating Great Places to Work with thriving coaching cultures and highly engaged team members working from strengths.

As The Business Psychologist, and with her years of driving profit in small businesses, Dr. Sabrina knows what it takes to find, keep, and motivate exceptional performance out of your biggest investment—team members.

Mike Michalowicz

By his 35th birthday MIKE MICHALOWICZ (pronounced mi-‘kal-o-wits) had founded and sold two multi-million dollar companies.
Confident that he had the formula to success, he became a small business angel investor… and proceeded to lose his entire fortune. Then he started all over again, driven to find better ways to grow healthy, strong companies. Mike has devoted his life to the research and delivery of innovative, impactful entrepreneurial strategies to you.

Mike is the creator of Profit First, which is used by hundreds of thousands of companies across the globe to drive profit. He is the creator of Clockwork, a powerful method to make any business run on automatic. In his 2020 release Fix This Next, Mike details the strategy businesses can use to determine what to do, in what order, to ensure healthy, fast, permanent growth (and avoid debilitating distractions). His latest book Get Different (released September 21, 2021) will give you the tools to stand out in any market.

Today, Mike leads two new multi-million-dollar ventures, as he tests his latest business research for his books. He is a former small business columnist for The Wall Street Journal and business makeover specialist on MSNBC. Mike is a popular main stage keynote speaker on innovative entrepreneurial topics; and is the author of Get Different, Fix This Next, Clockwork, Profit First, Surge, The Pumpkin Plan and The Toilet Paper Entrepreneur.

Fabled author, Simon Sinek deemed Mike Michalowicz “…the top contender for the patron saint of entrepreneurs.”

Slow down to Speed things up!

Engage in high-level strategic thinking with other forward thinking business owners like you.

Don't be fooled… the magic happens when we slow down, rejuvenate and experience good conversation with quality people while relaxing in the Texas Hill Country!

Arrive in the afternoon

March 7

We will gather for an informal dinner so it's ideal to arrive prior to 5 pm if possible.

Depart Afternoon

March 11

Depart after 12:00 pm

(trade your cabin fever for the warmth of early spring in Central Texas)

What’s included

Comfortable and private accommodations in Austin

All of your meals (we’ll do our best to accommodate special dietary needs, so just let us know!)

Transportation from airport to hotel and Retreat location

All you have to do is purchase your plane ticket to Austin,TX. This all-inclusive retreat experience is virtually unheard of in the business world!

What will the Retreat be like?

This is not several days of meeting in an over-air-conditioned conference room at a hotel. This is an intimate gathering in a comfortable home, with a beautiful outdoor space to enjoy as the weather permits. Enjoy the beautiful and relaxing setting of our Retreat Venue: The Crystal Creek Retreat in Austin, Texas, conveniently located just minutes from downtown Austin with shopping, restaurants and The University of Texas.

Breakthroughs provides what is missing from so many other events – real “one on one” time and opportunities for conversations to take place to tap into the treasure trove of wisdom, experiences and resources other business owners can share.

At this retreat, these individuals and their experiences are treasure troves. Most are eager to share their knowledge. The key to this learning is to ask the right questions and then the hardest part – become a great listener. Ask a question, take a few bites of food. Then ask the next question.

Mark Hunter
Owner, Hunter’s Furniture & Appliance
Breakthroughs on the Bayou Retreat Alumnus

Is Breakthroughs Retreat for me?

Are you a life-long learner?

Is it important to you to shorten your learning curve by learning from other entrepreneurs’ experiences?

Do you enjoy sharing with, supporting and helping other entrepreneurs on their journey?

Would you thrive in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs who are as invested in your success as you are in theirs?

Are you willing to venture outside your comfort zone to learn what you don’t know you don’t know?

If so, the Breakthroughs Retreat is for you!

What Others are Saying

Join us for our VIP Boutique Training

(included in your registration!)

Enjoy time to mingle with your peers, while engaging in breakthrough learning and conversations!

Dive deep with our VIP Speaker, John Jantsch

Take a deeper dive into marketing.

Learn the framework for building a marketing system and marketing action plan for small business marketing success.

John Jantsch

Founder of Duct Tape Marketing

John Jantsch is a marketing consultant, speaker, and author of Duct Tape Marketing, The Referral Engine, The Self-Reliant Entrepreneur, and The Ultimate Marketing Engine. He is also the founder of the Duct Tape Marketing Consultant Network, which trains and licenses independent consultants and agencies to use the Duct Tape Methodology.

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Expires: December 9, 2022

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Not just a Retreat!
A life-changing business transformation…

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