June 2014 Gathering in Chicago with Liz Strauss

Dear Friends & Community,

Thank you for your interest in being part of the gathering in Chicago that is being held June 27 -29, 2014 with Liz Strauss. Paul O’’Mahony, Eric T. Strauss and I have been working behind the scenes to develop a weekend that will be full of amazing connections, wonderful learnings and inspiring personal & business opportunities!

We have been collaborating closely with Liz Strauss to plan what’’s next. We have also received feedback from many folks about what they want to happen when we all meet in Chicago in June. People have told us how much they truly value working together; both as a large group and through smaller group interactions as well. They appreciate being able to share the challenges and opportunities that are before their businesses. They love being part of a community that has common values & strong bonds.

We are very excited about what’s coming together!

What You Need To Know

1. Dates, Times & Venues

The gathering will be held on June 27 & 28, 2014  from 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM at the Inspire Business Center (in the West Loop)  which is located at 1016 W Jackson Blvd Chicago. On June 29, 2014 – 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM we will meet at Next Door (Lincoln Park neighborhood) which is located at 659 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago.

2. Working Agenda for the Event

We have been working closely with Liz Strauss to develop an agenda for the event.  Here is an overview of how things are shaping up. Note – this is still a “working agenda”; so things will continue to be updated as we get closer to the event.

On June 27 & 28, 2014 the days will consist of facilitated discussions, small group interactions and moments of insight with the room on a range of topics.  Each topic will be explored in three ways:

  • Facilitated discussion of the topic

  • Interactive quest (a 2-person, 3-person or small group interaction) in which we work together to identify best path and best practices for each of us.

  • Moments of insight shared with the room.

We will also be incorporating some Hot Seat opportunities into each of the days.

Day One – June 27, 2014

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Inspire Business Center

Finding Your Genius

Opens with a whole room conversation about goals for the gathering.

Topic 1 – How to tap into the genius that is your key contribution.

Topic 2 – How to identify the genius you need on your team.

Topic 3 – How to claim, convince, and deeply connect with your ideal community.

Ends with small group discussion to list the connections and information we each need to achieve our goals.

Evening Plans – TBA

Day Two – June 28, 2014

8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Location: Inspire Business Center

Putting Day 1 to Work

Opens with whole room discussion to aggregate the lists of connections and information we need.

​Topic 4 – Multiple how-to sessions pulled from the group list of needs.

Topic 5 – How to share content to attract ideal customers.

Topic 6 – How to get the right people sharing what you do.

Evening Plans – TBA

Day Three – June 29, 2013

9:00 AM – 11:30 AM

Location: Next Door

Several Possibilities

We are currently exploring a number of options for the morning of Day Three. We have several possibilities available to us and are in the process of developing them out. Whatever we finalize, we know it will be truly worthwhile – so we hope you will plan to join us. If you have thoughts about Day Three please feel free to reach out to me via email or direct message.

Lunch Plans – TBA

Important Note: We are still sorting out the logistics related to food/meals for this event.  Unless we otherwise advise you will be responsible for all costs related to coffee/meals etc.  We are exploring options related to this and are hoping to secure some local sponsors.

3. How To Register

There are a limited number of spaces available for this event due to the size of the venues we have secured. As such, we request that you complete the registration process as quickly as possible.

  • Step One: Follow this Paypal link to make a payment of $275.00 to confirm your registration for this event. (Please note: Any funds that you paid for participation in the previous June event have been fully refunded several weeks ago.)
  • Step Two: Complete the Registration Form so that we have your personal information on file for our registration records.

4. Hotel Accommodations

We have not secured a block of hotel rooms for this event so you are responsible to make and pay for your own hotel accommodation if this is necessary. One of the closest hotels to the event venue is the Crowne Plaza Metro. Out of town attendees may wish to register at this hotel. It’s about a 15 minute walk from the Inspire Business Center.

 5. How You Can Help

We expect that we will need some help with a few specific tasks prior to June as well as during the event. If you are interested in assisting with any of this please Jane Boyd. We will reach out to the community as tasks are identified.

Thank you for your ongoing interest and support related to this gathering with Liz Strauss.  We can’t wait to see you in June!



  1. says

    Sounds like a wonderful event. Hope you all have a wonderful time. I will be moving into our new house that weekend but will be thinking of you all. Have fun.

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