Women in Business – Bali Retreat

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Do you feel stuck? Tired? Burnt out?

Do you feel like you aren’t where you thought you’d be by now? Like you want to blow it all up and start over?

Do you feel unprepared for the next phase of your life? Overwhelmed about how to achieve your goals?

You’re not alone! I’ve been there and know exactly how it feels. That’s exactly why I created the Women in Business Bali Retreat – to help women get unstuck and define a clear path forward without feeling overwhelmed.

We’ll show you exactly how to get unstuck and move forward with clarity.

I’ve spent tons of money on books and online courses and more. Even though the content was good, it just contributed to my overwhelm and lack of focus. Only through TALKING IT OUT with people who understood did I make progress. That’s the power of the retreat – a place where everyone is taken out of their daily routines and has the safe space to talk out their dreams, goals, and challenges with a supportive group of women who understand.

Want to take the time to step back and look at the bigger picture in your hectic life?

Want to ignite your passion and purpose and create a plan to put those passions into practice?

Want to come together in paradise for coaching, community, and self-care?

Don’t miss out! We have just a few spots in the final week left – make sure to sign up for the retreat now!

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What’s Included?

The retreat has been designed to be all-inclusive, providing everything you need to leave the week feeling refreshed and energized, with clarity on how to move forward in business or your career. Everything below is included in the price of the retreat.

Only 1 week left!

Spots left in final week: Saturday 31 August – Saturday 7 September, 2019

Coaching and Action Planning

There is a schedule of structured workshops, as well as the flexible time needed to reflect, work on your own, and get one-on-one coaching throughout the week.

Luxury Accommodations

Set in beautiful Bali, daily yoga, massages, pristine pools, private resort, wifi.

Excursions-Personal Development Time

One day during the week will be set aside to let our hair down and explore all that Bali has to offer. Other excursions are available to take during your free time for an additional cost if you choose.

Community of Women

The key to the transformational value to the week is the community of like-minded women. Learn from and share with others and get inspired.

Healthy Meals

Authentic, family style meals will be made by the chef for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, including drinks and dessert poolside after dinner.

Just imagine, the chance to refresh, revive your drive, understand exactly what you want to achieve, and exactly how you are going to get there. Imagine this powerful kickstart filled with high-powered learning opportunities, major inspiration, and fulfilling change that goes beyond vision and into deeply practical ways of making the changes you want in your business. Are you ready?

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What we’ll focus on

Here’s just a sample of what we’ll focus on in the retreat:

  •  taking stock of what’s going well and what you want to change
  • getting clarity on any problems to be solved or changes to be made
  • dreaming big, defining the next milestone on your journey, and getting feedback from your community
  • creating your high-level roadmap, getting specific with your goals and the steps to achieve them, and learning from others
  • highlighting areas where you need to learn or hire for new skills and creating rituals to support your goals
  • ensuring alignment between your time spent and your priorities, setting up a reward system for your goals, and checking in on reality
  • creating an evaluation plan, thinking about guardrails, and failing fast/ failing forward for huge wins
  • reflecting, journaling, one-on-one coaching, and walking on the beach
  • you’ll even discover how to use the tools you learn to help others evolve once you return home.

… and much, MUCH More!

Space is filling up fast! Only a few spots in the final week available (31 August – 7 September 2019)

So, if you want to…

Deliberately design your personal and professional transformation…

Connect with a community of like-minded women who can relate…

and even spend a week removed from the daily grind so you can refresh and recharge…

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I was stuck and overwhelmed, working full-time as a leader in my organization, working part-time at George Washington University, finishing my doctorate degree, and starting my own business. I really wanted to fulfill the potential I knew I had but I was burnt out and my focus was scattered – I was trying to do it all myself.
I wanted to be able to use my talents to make a difference on my own terms and feel the passion and excitement about my life I was sure was possible.

The thing is it was so hard finding the time to do anything well. That meant I wasn’t able to use my talents to make a difference on my own terms, let alone feel the passion and excitement about my life I was sure was possible.

To make things worse, I felt terrible because I was falling short of the expectations I had for myself. I felt even worse about the situation because I was in constant “react” mode, which is not consistent with my personal identity. I felt like a failure – like I was never going to achieve my goals.

As I was struggling just to keep my head above water, my mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and my dad was diagnosed with cancer just a few weeks later. Suddenly, everything came crashing down around me… my priorities shifted and I let any progress I had made evaporate as I focused all my energy and attention on my parents.

That’s when the outreach of genuine support from friends, family, work colleagues, and acquaintances started pouring in. I had a realization about the power of a community: whether I needed a break, someone to talk to who had been through this before, an extra set of hands, or even just silly jokes and puns to make me smile, my community was there for me.
It was now crystal clear to me how to get more done in less time while also enjoying the process more – I needed to leverage my awesome community more in all areas of my life!

This was transformational for me.

Once I had allowed myself to mourn my mom’s passing, my dad got a bill of good health, and I was ready to start going after my goals again, I knew partnering and collaboration was going to be the key to my success.
I once thought that, to be successful, you had to do it all yourself. Now I know that is not only false, it is impossible! Everyone needs to surround themselves with an inspiring community…

I partnered with friends to co-create collateral for a business venture, collaborated with colleagues to write and edit a book on organizational change, and asked to have drinks with people who had already achieved things in line with my own goals. After I did that, I started achieving the goals I set up for myself in record time.

Suddenly… I was Dr. Barnes with an amazing professional reputation and the number 1 downloaded book in Business and Economics from Palgrave Macmillan.

That’s when I KNEW that the secret to achieving all of your goals was to collaborate and leverage your community.
My plan was to share this concept far and wide. So, I started developing the idea of the Women in Business Bali Retreat, merging the concept of a self-care retreat with the goal-achieving components of coaching and Master Mind groups.

So, I started building the perfect business retreat week – one that combined the relaxation and luxury of a retreat, the coaching and learning of a Master Mind, and the support only a community of amazing women can provide. But we didn’t stop there.

I then started practicing what I preached, expanding my own community of amazing women and building a coaching faculty of amazing and inspiring women for the retreat.

After that, we worked and collaborated together to take the retreat agenda to the next level – combining all of our experiences to talk through the exercises and trainings we could offer and customize depending on each woman’s needs.

After over 6 months of compiling an amazing coaching faculty, developing the coaching materials, and putting my own money down for the resort, we created Evolve Experiences Women in Business Bali Retreat.

We have created a place where women who are feeling stuck, or burnt out, or overwhelmed, can come together in paradise for coaching, community, and self-care for a week. We started with 4 weeks and only have spots in the final week left. I’m so excited for the opportunity to meet the women in these retreats and support them as they get unstuck, get clarity, and change their lives!

Mary’s CV

But Don’t Just Take My Word for It, Take a Look at What Others are Saying…

Allison Weiss

“Mary was knowledgeable about so many different aspects of running a business and always brought in other resources when she herself did not have all of the answers.”

Allison W.


“I’ve invested many years attending conferences, reading books, and conversing with motivational speakers across the country. I’ve applied their techniques and experienced minimal results. After engaging with Mary, my perspective has been adjusted and I have experienced positive change. Mary is a committed coach with an uncanny motivation for helping people transform their lives and experience results. Her fresh approach helps people experience a healthy balance of personal and professional success.”

John C.


“I have had the privilege of working with Mary over the past 4 years as a performance coach. Mary has helped me to identify and achieve far-reaching professional goals while balancing parenting a young child and cultivating nourishing personal time. Mary’s coaching approach combines psychology, change, and leadership theory, as well as adult learning, with the practical know-how of a seasoned manager, and through this unique technique, she has enabled me to navigate both management consulting and academia, as a doctoral student. Mary has taught me how to successfully manage conflict constructively and to set realistic boundaries based on environmental and stakeholder needs, as well as my own needs (professional and personal) to execute with precision and strength. Mary’s committed, kind, no-nonsense style has been nothing short of excellent over the years that I have worked with her. I highly recommend Mary as a performance coach.”

Rita M.

Caroline B.

“Mary’s presence and coaching combine the elements of powerful, practical strategies with unfailing positive energy and REAL caring that transfers itself across to you at all times. When you start learning Mary’s strategies to solving problems and achieving goals, you honestly understand HOW to get to where you want to be in your business. She is non-judgmental, yet at the same time extremely motivating and focused on making lasting changes. It’s the first time I have ever been coached by someone who combines the academic mastery of the topic that she has, with the practical strategies that anyone can use to put their dreams on the map!”

Caroline B.

Michael E.

“Working with Mary is like talking to a lifelong friend you just met. Her easy style makes the conversation just flow and before long you are having a deep, insightful conversation about career goals you didn’t realize you had. Her inquisitive nature lets her easily ask probing questions about past and current roles that serve as guideposts for contemplation about future opportunities. In the end, you just want Mary to be your friend, mentor, and career counselor because everyone needs her kind of magic in their life.”

Michael E.

Monica Suber-Duffy

“Mary has served as my coach at one of the most challenging times in my life. As such, she has not only encouraged me but also championed me. She’s seen in me what I cannot always see possible. She’s helped me find clarity where I once found a nebulous cloud. I recommend Mary as your coach without reservation.”

Monica S.

Employee from Facilitated Session, Boston

“Before you came, we hardly ever used the Conference rooms; we just didn’t collaborate that much. Now we have a hard time finding a free one because we’re always in there collaborating. We’re also following through on defining roles, which has helped build stronger teams. We’ve had other outside contractors who do this for a living come in and do this. They didn’t get to the heart of the matter like you did. We didn’t see as much of a change after they left like we did after you left. I’m really looking forward to having you come back next year to help us keep getting better.”

Employee from Facilitated Session, Boston

Employee from Facilitated Session, Chicago

“People have talked about goal alignment forever. But you communicate it so clearly and make it so simple. It’s really exciting. We’ve done these exercises all before but with you it was so quick and effortless. Sometimes the regions feel very separated from Central Office. This alignment work is really important, especially in the field offices.”

Employee from Facilitated Session, Chicago

TJ Londagin

“Mary sits at the intersection of strategy, change management and impact. I worked directly with Mary for more than five years as I watched her grow and mature organizational workforces. She has a devout following, passion for all things workforce transformation, and an eye for making lasting/impactful improvements to organizations. She is not afraid to tackle even the biggest of challenges, and doesn’t shy away from fighting the good fight.”


George Prochaska

“Mary was a terrific colleague. She had the ability to listen deeply and think both creatively and practically. Mary lives a full life; she brings much more to the table than just work and education. She has traveled the world, and interacted with people and challenges many of us have never had the chance to encounter. Mary is top rate on many scales!”

George P.

Dion Duarte

“Mary is a phenomenal leader, coach and mentor. She takes time to listen to your concerns, while helping you to learn and progress as a leader. I worked for Mary as part of a one year full-time Executive Acquisition Leadership (EALP) at GSA. Quite frankly, that was the best leadership training I’ve ever had hands down. Mary’s guidance and insights have been instrumental in changing the way that I think, do business, and relate to others. If you want to affect transformational change(s) in your organization, Mary is the right person for the job and I highly recommend her!”

Dion D.

Janet Carter

“Mary Barnes is exceptional as a professional coach. She pushes you to be your best and think strategically on your professional goals. I have already recommended her to several of my colleagues. My participation in the Evolve Women in Business Bali Retreat was key to moving forward in my next professional goals.”

Janet C,

Dion Duarte

“Mary’s guidance and insights have been instrumental in changing the way that I think, do business, and relate to others. If you want to affect transformational change in your organization, Mary is the right person for the job and I highly recommend her!”

Dion Duarte

Workshop Participant

“We’ve had other contractors come in and do this. They didn’t get to the heart of the matter like you did. We didn’t see as much of a change after they left like we did after you left. I’m really looking forward to having you come back next year to help us keep getting better.”

Workshop Participant

Workshop Participant2

We’ve done these exercises all before but with you it was so quick and effortless.

Sometimes the regions feel very separated from Central Office. This alignment work is really important, especially in the field offices.

Workshop Participant

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So, Here's Exactly What You're Going to Get with The Women in Business Bali Retreat

  • Over 15 hours of group coaching/ instruction across 5 days helping you work through the 6-step EVOLVE methodology to help you get unstuck and move forward with clarity ($5000+)
  • Over 40 hours available for one-on-one coaching, as needed ($5,000+)
  • A workbook with a proven transformation methodology and dozens of exercises and tools that can be used over and over again to support your goals ($100)
  • A customized strategy and action plan to get you to your goals ($500)
  • A new network and incredible support system of like-minded women (priceless)
  • A re-awakening of your vision, enthusiasm, and inspiration (priceless)

Conservatively, over $10,000 worth of value if you were going to try to recreate this yourself

We also provide:

  • 6 nights stay in a private, luxury, oceanfront resort ($600+)
  • 18 meals during your stay, plus drinks in the evening by the pool ($400+)
  • Airport transfer to and from the resort ($120)
  • 2 hours of Balinese massage ($30)
  • A full day excursion in Bali ($150)

For a TOTAL VALUE of well over $11,000 per person.

Act Now and You Also Get These Bonuses to Accelerate Your Success

BONUS #1: Post-retreat follow-up coaching call with Dr. Barnes ($500)

BONUS #2: A printed copy of the soon-to-be published book entitled “Using the EVOLVE Methodology for Your Personal Transformation: Lessons from an Organizational Change Expert” by Dr. Barnes ($27)

So, the total value of what you're getting today is more than $12,000, especially when you take into consideration the incredible bonuses we're including for you. But the good news is you are NOT going to pay that price.

The price for the week in Bali – including everything except your flight, is just $5000.

And, because we want to make sure the final week sells out, we are offering a $500 discount to help pay for your flight. Just use the promo code WOW-10% at checkout.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to invest in yourself. Remember, you can’t pour from an empty cup! Join us to retreat-refresh-reimagine and return home reinvigorated and ready to accomplish your goals!

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Evolve Experiences - Women in Business Bali Retreat

A business retreat isn't a vacation. Within a week's time, you get clarity on your goals and map out how to get there, all while getting refreshed so when you get home, you're ready to power through your action plan.

It’s a tall order for a week, but by using an adaptable methodology, you will return home refreshed, rejuvenated and with a roadmap for your path forward.

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