Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, California

January 23 & 24, 2019

January 23 & 24, 2019

Calamigos Ranch
Malibu, California

When you’re running a business in growth mode, everyday is a catch up day…

Things are moving forward and fast. But you can’t ease off the accelerator right now—there’s just TOO much to doFrom the outside looking in, you realize you’ve achieved more than many women (and men). But you know behind the curtain, it’s a different story…

You’re overscheduled, and overcommitted.

The requests coming your way are nonstop—client/customer demands, vendor calls, team questions—it’s decisions, and more decisions every day.

Your impressive revenue leaps also mean more spending leaps. (Which you could handle if you didn’t feel so intimidated by financials and Profit & Loss statements.)

With all the texts, phone calls, emails, and voicemails—you can barely focus for more than 30 minutes. Sometimes you aren’t sure WHAT you should be working on.

Why is this happening? The truth is…

No one ever prepared you for the full 360° leadership skills needed to run a business.

You know better than anyone that as the head of your business, you are required to stretch yourself daily—even when things don’t come naturally to you.

It’s not just about having a vision.

It’s about communicating that vision to others—in your branding, your hiring and training, and your customer service.

It’s not just about being a stellar service provider.

It’s about finessing your internal systems so excellence is easier to deliver, time and time again.

And it’s not just about being an entrepreneur.

Because as a woman, you’re running many other shows in your life, whether it’s mom duties, or personal pursuits.

On the cusp of hitting a major business milestone—whether it’s your first $300K or your first million—you are at a PIVOTAL moment in your life and your business…

And trust me, I know this because I’ve been there…

I’m Joy Chudacoff, and in a former entrepreneurial life, I used to work what I call “8 to faint” running a successful medical marketing business in Southern California that generated $1 million in annual revenue.

But once I got married and had my two children, something had to change. My long hours, and weekly travel demands were just not sustainable.

Even though my business was thriving and in high growth mode, I had to make a very conscious decision: I could either let the business run me around in circles and into the ground.

Or, I could take ownership, and really embody a new style of leadership--one that allowed me to hone my area of genius, grow as an entrepreneur, while also making a difference in the world.

After I sold my business at a hard-earned profit, I leapt into my passion full time, providing premier, high-end, results-driven, and strategic coaching and consulting to women in business.

I love being able to share the business lessons, strategies, and leadership wisdom I’ve cultivated over the past 29 years, to help women entrepreneurs break through their personal glass ceilings and create a better version of success for themselves and their families.

If you want to SCALE up—and still love your life and business in the process…

  • You need room to breathe so you can reconnect with your genius.
  • You need to crystallize your vision for growth so you are confident about what’s next.
  • You need time to discover what will fire you up in 2019.
  • You need to look at the big picture--your life, your business, and yourself--and get clear on your priorities.

And this is what brings women to Align--my exclusive 2-day business retreat for women entrepreneurs, ready to look at their business strategically in 2019, scale UP on revenues and systems, and win back more time to live and lead.


Align brings together a small group of elite-level entrepreneurs in a high-touch, intimate setting to focus on big-picture strategy, a sustainable (and sane) growth plan, and leadership mindset.

Align drills down on key areas of leading a high-growth business…

Aligning Your Core Values & Big Brand Vision

Better Execution & Team Performance

Client Attraction & VIP Client Care

Upleveling Your Systems & Business Structures

Getting Comfortable with the Numbers for High Growth

Here’s just a sampling of the topics we’ll dive into:

  • How to build a team culture that attracts high-caliber rock stars to your business—ones that will wow your clients/customers, and keep your reputation soaring.
  • A behind-the-scenes look at creating a full-circle VIP red carpet client experience. (This is my signature model that I’ve never revealed before, but it’s one of the most coveted business frameworks I ONLY share with my private clients. You’ll love this!)
  • Why your client attraction system is under-performing, and what you need to do immediately to repair and restore your lead generation efforts.
  • How to seamlessly add irresistible upgrade and upsell models to your existing client/customer base. (I’ll show you a few real-world examples to get the creative juices flowing for your business.)
  • What is required of you at a minimum, if you want to get the best out of your team members?
  • How to measure the outcomes of your efforts across the board, so you know what’s working, and what needs a course correction?
  • How to prioritize your big growth goals—and how to map them out for 2019.
  • The key marketing metrics you need to monitor, so you don’t lose money on dud campaigns and "shiny object syndrome.”


PLUS, I’m excited to announce this year’s Align Retreat will offer Two Special Bonus Guest Speakers:

Laura McHolm

If you attended Align last year, you remember her well from the ‘She’s Got Moxie’ panel. Laura will be back this year to talk about, Marketing in 2019: Break Through The Noise and Disrupt Your Industry.

Featured in Ladies' Home Journal as one of 16 women making the world a happier place and one of the few women at the helm of a moving company, Laura McHolm had an unlikely start as co-founder and marketing director of NorthStar Moving Company.

Laura has been consistently nominated for multiple awards including: Los Angeles Business Journal’s and San Fernando Valley Business Journal’s Business Owner of the Year, Executive of the Year, Business Woman of the Decade, Philanthropist of the Year and won Trailblazer of the Year award.

Carrie Callahan

We are living in a world that has a “trust” crisis. So how do you build the know, like and trust factor when everyone seems to be tuning out and blocking your message? Carrie will share with you, How To Create Trust in The Age of Fake News.

Carrie Callahan is a Public Relations veteran with over 18 years of experience. Known for developing and executing targeted communications programs for national and regional brands and services. Skilled in creative approaches to media relations, events and integrating traditional and digital channels for start-ups and big brands including Tiffany & Co., Mars and Nantucket Nectars. Carrie provides public relations and marketing services to companies seeking to build their brand and establish industry leadership.

And there's more in store. In my work, advising women for nearly 14 years, I’ve noticed a pattern…

Do any of these sound like you?

  • You don’t keep your eyes and ears on your team, so you’re in constant frustration and reaction mode.
  • You don’t delegate at all.
  • You don’t charge the competitive market value for your products or services, even though you know they are top-notch.
  • You don’t stay on top of your invoicing and bookkeeping, and let clients pay weeks, even months late.
  • You want to take a day off and spend more time with your family, but you don’t feel like you can be THAT transparent with your team and clients.

The fastest and most sustainable way to get to your next level of growth is to master the “inner game” of leadership.

And that’s why at Align 2019, we’ll dive deep into a layer of your business that may have never been revealed to you before.

I believe there is a powerful force that stops one too many women entrepreneurs from achieving their full potential.

I’m talking about invisible blocks--an inner glass ceiling--that I’ve seen hold back even the most highly successful women entrepreneurs. And you can’t ignore this force because it’s what keeps your business satisfactorily under-performing year after year.

These invisible blocks show up as bottlenecks in your business, in your pricing structures, team dynamics, and your delegation habits.

But once you get savvy and can spot these blocks in action, you can quickly put your business on the fast path to more profits—and your team and YOU can experience more ease.

I can’t wait to share my insights here, and see what game changing leadership solutions emerge for YOU from this discussion.

"I found this event exceptional. Joy’s process of aligning us is full of amazing nuggets of information and guidance. Hearing from others’ experiences too is both humbling and inspirational. Thank you, Joy!"

"I keep coming back because of the valuable content and inspiration Joy provides!"

"The Align Retreat helped lay the groundwork and business plan for the year. The good content about caring for ourselves and working on business not in business will be critical for me as I march forward in growing my business."

“The Align Retreat helped lay the groundwork and business plan for the year. The good content about caring for ourselves and working on business not in business will be critical for me as I march forward in growing my business.”

Here’s how you know Align is right for you:

  • You’re on a growth trajectory, but you feel deeply unprepared or overwhelmed to take on all the higher level demands.
  • You’re moving forward fast, but your systems, revenues, and structures feel stuck—it’s time for a 360 uplevel.
  • You need space and time to breathe, so you can cultivate a vision for what’s next.
  • Your support team is satisfactorily performing, and you know things could be working better.
  • You’re bored or disillusioned with the way things are going—and you want to look at things from a new, fresh angle.

Here’s what you’ll get from your time at Align...

A strong network of high caliber women, like you - There’s true power in bringing bright minds together to share ideas, and talk out the unique challenges of leading a high growth business. You’ll discover how much you have in common with other successful women leaders in various businesses. And you’ll LOVE hearing groundbreaking solutions across a spectrum of industries that you can apply to YOUR business in a fresh, smart way. This collective networking alone is one of the most exciting, high-value dimensions of Align.

A no-fluff, all strategy & substance content lineup - The Align Retreat is designed to give you practical tools and strategies, so you can take action, and quickly scale your business in those areas that need it most. I want you to feel good because you are armed with a plan that will skyrocket your profits, and bring ease and sustainability to your life, your team, and your business systems. This is the type of inspiration that will stay with you year-round, because it’s grounded in real action and a solid 360° leadership strategy. Rest assured, you are going to have plenty of inspiring A-ha's, breakthroughs, and high vibe moments--but my job is done when you walk away with the structures you need to soar in 2019.

Your 2019 Scaling Up Action Plan - During the 2-day retreat, you’ll be carefully evaluating the key areas of your business—your team, systems, productivity, leadership skills, numbers, and core values—and identifying what shifts need to take place in 2019. You’ll not only be problem solving, but you’ll be creating a quarterly action plan for the year that will act as your guiding light for the growth and challenges ahead.

Align 2019 Accelerator Workbook - As an Align attendee, you’ll receive a 75-page workbook chock-full of powerful exercises and how-to content that complements the topics we’ll cover together live. This is not your bare-bones notebook you receive at many business events. In fact, my Align attendees LOVE the Accelerator Workbook so much, they have shared with me they use it ALL year--because it not only reinforces all that you’ll learn at the retreat, but also has practical exercises to guide you year round. For the upcoming Align Retreat, we’ve put a fresh new spin on this handy workbook, so you can dive into leadership, strategy, team building, marketing and productivity, and take action on what’s important to you right away.

"Each year, I go home with an action plan that I can implement immediately in my business. Connecting with smart businesswomen from around the globe is an added bonus of the event – I went back to the office knowing I have ongoing support from this community!"

"This retreat helped me redefine and upscale my business for the next 12 months."

The greatest gift you can give your business is time to step away and reconnect with your genius, your passion, and what’s next for you.

"I just attended Joy Chudacoff’s 2018 Align Retreat. There are coaches, and then there is Joy. Her passion and commitment to helping women entrepreneurs grow their business is extraordinary. When I arrived at the retreat, I was feeling stuck and stagnant in my business. After the event was over, I left with a new-found direction and a serious plan to grow my business in 2018! Align also reignited my passion for why I started my business in the first place. Joy, I can’t thank you enough and can’t wait to see you at the 2019 retreat!"

Sue Leedom
Mollie B’s Cookies

"I am certain that I have never spent a more impactful two days in my life than at the recent Align Retreat. Inspiration was evident in that room of clever women, and their willingness to share their resources went beyond generous, all the way to gracious. I personally walked away with both a sense of purpose and a feeling of relief to have unpacked the source of certain critical limitations. I will always be grateful for that enlightenment. I was equally impressed by your seamless ability to lead the conversations and adapt to the discussions in the room.I hope to attend more events in the future."

Janice G. Walters
Gallardo Graphics

Calamigos Guest Ranch & Beach Club


Calamigos Guest Ranch & Beach Club

Quietly nestled on 250 acres in the Santa Monica Mountains in Malibu Wine Country, Calamigos Ranch is the perfect event destination for strategizing and planning for a powerful year. This beautiful backdrop will inspire you far beyond the usual conference hotel setting.

My team has negotiated a very special room rate for Align Retreat attendees. Calamigos Guest Ranch is a four-star resort that's perfect for our deep work together on your business.

The Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) is approximately a 35-40 minute ride to Calamigos Guest Ranch. Join us for Registration and Meet & Greet on January 22, 2019.

Calamigos Ranch Amenities:


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Complimentary Breakfast
  • 24-Hour Fitness Room
  • Four Resort Pools
  • Complimentary Bottle of Wine
  • Priority Cafe Seating
  • Beach Club Access
  • Complimentary kayaks, paddleboards, umbrellas and chairs


About Joy Chudacoff

Joy Chudacoff is the leader for “business lifestyle” design for women. An entrepreneur for over two decades, Joy is said to have “x-ray vision” when it comes to helping successful businesswomen get from where they are, to where they want to be.

Before starting her own business consulting practice, Smart Women Smart Solutions®, Joy owned a highly profitable company in the medical sales and marketing industry, selling that business at a handsome profit.

For 13 years, Joy has been serving women as a professional certified coach/consultant, skilled group leader, highly sought-after motivational speaker and thought leader. Her expertise as a coach, consultant, and strategist is highlighted by the success stories and results she generates for her clients.

Joy is the host of the award-wining podcast for women in business, 'She's Got Moxie.' Joy interviews bold, smart, women entrepreneurs who are flexing their moxie muscle when it comes to success in business. 'She's Got Moxie' is ranked by iTunes as "One of The TOP 100 Business & Career Podcasts to Listen to."

"I LOVED your retreat and believe it was one of the BEST I have ever attended. My notebook is jammed packed with new ideas to implement now and changes I need to make personally. Over the past years my struggle has been in what area to focus in and messaging ...until Align. Your delivery method is spot on as a no BS coach and I love that aspect. My 2018 is going to be amazing thanks to you."

Karen Barno

I spent the last two days in a gorgeous setting surrounded by women business owners from London/Spain, South Africa and throughout the USA. I filled pages of notes on critical issues like energy management, decision making, team building, cash, and marketing. I learned so much but maybe most importantly I had the opportunity to reflect with other driven, accomplished women on my goals and how to make them happen."

Sara Grey Lachman

"I thoroughly enjoyed the whole event. I think it was the best ever!"

Susan Hunter
Susan Hunter Consultancy

We’d love to hear from you!

Should you have any questions about anything related to the ALIGN Retreat, my team is here for you. Send your questions to or call Kathy, our Director of Client Relations, at 310.266.0416 and she will happily assist you.


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