Caterina Rando’s luxury retreat this past weekend, October 25-29, was a milestone for me and I can safely say for the nine other women entrepreneurs who participated.
It took place at Il Villagio, http://www.ilvillaggio.com, a resort in Yountville, in the heart of the wine country.
Four very gifted speakers on various subjects from healing, prosperity and “green” usage of products kept us rapt, Thursday night, and Friday and Saturday mornings. The rest was free time to enjoy the spa, swimming pool and many local shops. Caterina and her husband Gary Dunn hosted us for lunch at the Bottega, property of the star chef Michael Chiarello.
Andthe hot air balloon ride fulfilled a long-held fantasy of mine.
But the most cohesive and solidifying event was the subtle one — 10 women all having started or just starting their own businesses– coming together for mutual support and the wisdom generously shared by Caterina and the speakers.Of course we swapped our stories, drawn from experience, mistakes, successes and courage.