Message on a Mission:
Deep Dive Retreat

Within us lives boundless treasures… whole manuscripts, the words of our greatest talks and writings of all kinds. We can’t hear them over the noise of our busy lives. With space, beauty and time, we can meet – and then share – these tremendous gifts. Let’s do that together.

The intention for this intimate weekend retreat is to deeply connect with your own message and your desire and ability to serve through that message.


To finally craft that talk you know lives in your heart… or map out the book, the video series, the articles that belong on the pages of your favorite industry publication.

If you’ve been dreaming of finally creating these works of your greatest expression but can’t seem to carve out the time to make it happen in your day-to-day life, this is the perfect opportunity for you.

 Whether you want to get up on a stage and share a beautiful, vulnerable talk; have an idea for a webinar or video series that you know will change lives in your audience or for your clients; have always wanted to write articles for industry publications but nothing comes out when you try to steal windows of time to begin the process; or some other content-creating dream — we are going to support you in making this happen.

What is this retreat?

Message on a Mission: Deep Dive Retreat is an intimate weekend gathering of 6-8 like-minded women who are ready to get their message out of their heads and into the hearts and minds of their ideal audience.

We’ll spend Friday together working through a beautiful series of exercises designed to help you deeply connect to your message and to your ideal audience member.

As we close the day, you’ll make a specific plan for what you want to create during the weekend.

We’ll meet together for a relaxing, delicious dinner at the amazing dining room on site to talk about plans for the weekend and get to know each other better.

On Saturday, get ready for our deep dive together! Across a mix of content and group discussion and time to yourself, you’ll write, script, speak into and talk through your content.

Whether it’s crafting a talk, outlining a video series, generating article topics and summaries, or something else, we will let the beautiful surroundings and the gift of uninterrupted time inspire your most amazing expression.  

In the evening you’ll have time to rest and recover, including dinner on your own or in smaller groups if you wish. 1440 Multiversity has the most delicious and nutritious options for every food preference.

On Sunday, the rubber meets the road! We’ll meet together to create a strategic plan for going out there and systematically sharing your content! We’ll pull out calendars and I’ll bring my favorite tools to track where you’re going to apply to speak or propose to write articles or how you’re going to spread your message far and wide to connect with and serve your ideal audience.

We will end by noon on Friday so that you can head back home in time to start a new week, brimming with new content and clarity!


Being accountable to Michelle, the program, and the other women kept me active and engaged. I’m part of about 3 other online programs right now and I’m way behind because I didn’t have the level of accountability that this course has. I liked Michelle’s vulnerability – it was super important for us to see she understands what we are going through.

Gayle Canton

When is it?

Friday, October 5 through
Sunday, October 7, 2018

Where is it?

1440 Multiversity in Scotts Valley, CA
(closest airport is San Jose International Airport)

What’s my investment?

Your investment is $500 if you register by September 1st ($600 after that until Sept 20th deadline) and your whole-hearted commitment to creating the content you’ve been dreaming of! This is a ONE-TIME price for this first time offering. My goal is to create a beautiful and richly productive experience. I also want learn about how to make the experience even better going forward. So, I ask for your honest feedback and ideas after our time together in exchange for this beta-level investment.

What other details do I need to know?

  • Lodging is not included in the registration price. 1440 offers a variety of lodging options to fit a variety of budgets and needs. (Please note that you must stay at 1440 multiversity so that we can share meals and other amenities as part of the retreat.)
  • With your lodging on site, all meals are included at The Kitchen Table on site at 1440 Multiversity
  • Registration deadline is September 20th. If you register by September 1, you save $100 off the regular $600 registration fee.
  • No refunds as we are making commitments and plans at 1440 Multiversity as well as with one another. Thank you for understanding.
  • Payment is via PayPal or check received by deadline.

One-time only “beta” rate investment for the weekend retreat is $500 (does not include accommodations)

Frequently Asked Questions

How many people will be in the group?

I’m hoping for 6 – 8. Our minimum is 4. We can accommodate as many as 12.

Will this work for me even if I’m not ready to craft a talk?

Yes! We are going to spend some time making sure you are crystal clear on the core message of your work, the stand you take. And I will share some beautiful and captivating ways to share that stand in a way that is most compelling, whether in writing, on video, on stage, in web copy… anywhere. How you apply those essentials is completely up to you! I will support you in whatever project you are working on. Having written a book (actually three books), created many video series, online courses and lots and lots of other communication – I’m excited to share anything I can to help you finally deliver on the project you’ve been most excited to create!

What if I don't know what my message is exactly? Is it still a good idea to attend this retreat.

Maybe. It depends on how close you are. It's common to feel uncertain about our message, especially when we haven't had time and space to really explore what we mean by it and who it serves. We will be doing rich work around those things at this retreat. 

That said, if you have no idea at all what you'd like to share with the world, this retreat may not be the best place for you because we dive in deep on messaging right away.  

Can I bring my partner to this retreat?

1440 Multiversity is a beautiful place and I'm sure your partner will love it there. 
The idea behind this retreat is that you get to create the creative time and space to finally say what you really want to say with full authenticity, power and grace – in whatever form you want to share it. I'd offer the question, will having your partner there while you are at this retreat most powerfully support that creative time and space for you? If so, then lovely! 

Hi, Michelle!

Michelle Barry Franco, that is (in case we haven't officially met ).

It is my heartfelt desire to help you say what you are on this earth to say with power, grace and grounded confidence. Yes, from the stage – but really everywhere. Because what I know for sure is this… that calling you feel deep inside to make a difference with your voice is the sign that you were meant for this.

Whether you dream of a TEDx talk, keynote at your favorite industry conference or serving circles of people in living rooms across the world – we’ve got this together. I’ve helped with them all.

If you know that what you have to say can make our world a better place – can change real lives and make a meaningful difference – but you just aren’t sure how to say it, let’s talk. I’ve been helping people just like you step into their most authentic powerful expression for 20 years. I’d love to help you, too. 

Other Questions?

Let’s chat <= Click here to schedule. I’d love to answer your questions and help you decide if this is a good choice for you.

It’s hard for me to describe how excited I am to share this experience with you! There is simply nothing like getting away from our usual surroundings, to somewhere beautiful and spacious, and opening into all that waits within us for discovery and expression. Let’s do this together!