The Founders Retreat

May 19th-23rd, 2019 in Puerto Vallarta
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Four Days. Big Growth. Lots of Fun.

Join up to 15 experienced members of the Rhodium Founders Mastermind group in a beautiful, private 15 bedroom Mexican Villa for 4 days (May 19th-23rd, 2019) focused on one thing…helping each other get to the next level of our businesses (and having some fun along the way).

2019 Puerto Vallarta

2018 Myrtle Beach

2017 San Diego

2016 Orlando

A Next Level Catalyst

Significant business growth inflection points don’t happen by sitting alone at your same desk, checking off the same to-do list.

Often they come from doing something different…by stepping away for a fresh perspective and working ON your business instead of IN it.

At this retreat, you can step out of your comfort zone, become more aware of your blind spots and push through them with help from a supportive group who has an unbiased outside perspective.

The retreat offered a private environment amongst a group of trusted entrepreneurs where I was able to be very candid about the challenges that face our businesses on a daily basis. Due to the connections and experiences at Rhodium Retreats, we’ve acquired a business doing over $15m gross per year, and have tripled net profit YoY over the last 3 months.
Mike Nunez


Give and Get Results

Real, actionable, in-practice, behind-the-scenes tactics that are working right now.

You’ll get to sit next to other doers and not only show each other exactly what strategies we’re using now, how we use them in our business, but also get to show each other how we’d implement those strategies in each other’s businesses…or even implement them on the spot.

This kind of sharing will allow you to gain new insight, inspiration, skills or tools that will have a meaningful impact on how you do your job, how you live your life and how successful your business is. It’s the kind of stuff you won’t get if you wake up tomorrow and do the same things you always do.

This might sound like a small thing, but at my last Rhodium Founders retreat someone showed me a conversion tracking hack and I’ve been using it like a fiend ever since to do better conversion rate optimization and increase click-through rates by 30%.
Jeff Hunt

Author, The Website Investor

Create “Best Friends”

It’s not who you know. It’s who knows you.

There are a couple dozen members in the Rhodium Mastermind who love geeking out about business…but have you had a chance to really get to know each of them?

The Retreat is the perfect opportunity to get to know them better. And more importantly, they will know more about you and your business.

After the Retreat, the feedback you’ll get from the group will be much more targeted. They will know your unique constraints, goals, challenges, and opportunities. In other words, they have full context with which to share relevant guidance and experience.

At each retreat I’ve been able to extend my relationship with the people in this community and that’s lead to dramatically deeper conversations and partnerships and success. I’ve sold businesses that came directly from conversations at the retreat and gotten a helping hand from people I had the chance to help as well.
Jason Glaspey


Facilitated Mastermind

A Perfect Mix of Structured and Unstructured Time

The Retreat agenda has been designed like the framework of a house which each member builds upon. We have structured time where everyone comes together as a group to share knowledge and solve problems.

Plus there’s ample unstructured time where more one-on-one or small group conversations can happen…plus some interactive fun for the extroverts and some alone time for the introverts.

The Agenda

  • Sunday, May 19th (Crossover Day and Mastermind Evening Opening)
    • 1:00 – 4:30 PM: Optional crossover day with the “Owners Mastermind” group at Mangos Beach Club.
    • Check-in to Villa as early as 3:00 PM. Please bring $250 USD (+ $250/guest) in cash for food, beverage and staff tip.
    • 6:00 – 7:45 PM group dinner
    • 7:45 -10:30 PM Opening check-ins, sharing of pre-work (slide template here) and planning for “Give” session proposals. 
  • Monday, May 20th (Mastermind Day 1)
    • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Group breakfast.
    • 10:00 – Noon: Morning structured sessions.
    • Noon – 1:00 PM: Group lunch.
    • 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Afternoon unstructured time.
    • 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Afternoon structured sessions.
    • 6:00 – 7:45 PM: Group dinner.
    • 7:45 – 11:00 PM: Evening unstructured time.
  • Tuesday, May 21st (Mastermind Day 2)
    • 8:30 – 9:30 AM: Group breakfast.
    • 9:30 – 10:30 AM: Morning structured sessions.
    • 10:30 – 1:00 PM: Optional Group Lunch at Ocean Grill.
    • 1:00 – 6:00 PM: Optional Excursion to Yelapa
    • 6:00 – 7:45 PM: Group dinner.
    • 7:45 – 9:00 PM: Group check-in and debrief.
    • 9:00 – 11:00 PM: Evening unstructured time.
  • Wednesday, May 22nd (Mastermind Day 3)
    • 9:00 – 10:00 AM: Group breakfast.
    • 10:00 – Noon: Morning structured sessions.
    • Noon – 1:00 PM: Group lunch.
    • 1:00 – 4:00 PM: Afternoon unstructured time.
    • 4:00 – 6:00 PM: Afternoon structured sessions.
    • 6:00 – 7:45 PM: Group dinner.
    • 7:45 – 11:00 PM: Closing party.
  • Thursday, May 23nd (Departure Day)
    • Check out of villa by 11:00 AM.

Create Your Adventure

Get and Give Help On Your Specific Challenges and Experience

Each member is expected to come to the retreat with at least one “Give” topic and at least one “Get” topic. On the opening night, the group will vote and select which topics will be part of the structured sessions. Remaining topics will be focused on during unstructured time.

At the retreat we were discussing our strategy with one of the members and he offered to do a tear down of our website. As soon as the rest of the group heard, they all came along to help with this activity even though it was 11pm after a very long day. From the tear down we made important changes that have yielded new leads to our business.
Robert M.


Structured Sessions

Sample Structured Sessions The Group Can Choose From

Hot Seat
One person gets feedback from the full group on a burning issue.

How You Get: Get the full group’s experience share on your specific issue. Listen in on other’s hot seats and get ideas you can implement in your business.

How You Give: Directly solve other member’s business problems. Help others avoid mistakes you’ve made in the past.

Tactical Presentation
One member presents their “best tactic” for 15 minutes then answers the group’s questions.

How You Can Get: Learn new tactics you can apply to your business. Find out how others are using tactics in ways you’re not and improve your processes.

How You Can Give: Prepare a presentation around something that’s worked well in your business and which others can implement.

Roundtable Discussion
Choose a focused topic for the full group to discuss and share how each person “works” in relation to the topic.

How You Can Get: Find out how different people are solving the same problem. Identify tools and resources the group is using in relation to the topic.

How You Can Give: Identify and propose a topic which is relevant for the full group. Bring your ideas to the table to spark a vibrant discussion.

Website Tear Downs
Put your website up on a projector and let the group recommend improvements.

How You Can Get: Get a specific punch list of ways to improve traffic and conversions on your website. Take recommended improvements and apply them to any site.

How You Can Give: Use your experience to make specific recommendations on how to improve a member’s website.

10X Session
Present your business to the group and let everyone strategize how they would grow it by 10X or more.

How You Can Get: Get past your constraints and identify big growth opportunities which may be outside your comfort zone. Listen in and find out how other members “think big”.

How You Can Give: Identify where members might be limiting themselves and open up their mind to new possibilities.

Implementation Session
Watch over one member’s shoulder as they implement a tactic and implement in your business at the same time.

How You Can Get: Implement improvements to your business in real time with the support of other members and someone with experience. Get past “I don’t know how to do this” on things you’ve been wanting to implement.

How You Can Give: Show how and help people implement something you’ve done multiple times and follow up to hear what results they get.

Get Away.
Be Pampered.

Puerto Vallarta: an Affordable Tropical Destination With Easy Access and All The Amenities.

PVR is easily accessible with direct flights from most major U.S. airports.

And the timing is ideal. Here’s why May is great in PV…

  • Tropical but not too hot and humid.
  • Outside of the busy tourist season.
  • More affordable hotels for extending your stay.
Why Visit Puerto Vallarta?

“Stretching around the sparkling blue Bahía de Banderas and backed by lush palm-covered mountains, Puerto Vallarta (or just ‘Vallarta’ to many) is one of Mexico’s most enticing coastal destinations. Each year millions come to laze on the dazzling sandy beaches, browse in the quirky shops, nosh in the stylish restaurants and wander the picturesque central streets and enticing malecón (boardwalk). There are activities aplenty, including boat trips, horseback rides, diving trips and day trips to the interior. After sunset, Vallarta takes on a new identity with pumping nightlife along the cobblestone streets.”

Lonely Planet

Introducing “Villa Mia”

We’re all under one private roof to maximize our time together.

Highlights of Amenities All Included

  • Your own private bedroom and bathroom.
  • Two Chefs
  • Two Waiters
  • Two Maids
  • Concierge and Services Manager
  • Shopping and Meals Prepared to American Standards
  • 50,000 gallon purification system
  • Ample group meeting areas
  • Two In-Villa Bars
  • Jacuzzi
  • Pool
  • Air conditioning
  • Ocean Views
  • Beach Access
  • Kayaks
Why Villa Mia?

“The secluded 54,000 sq/ft beachfront Villa Mia Resort is located in the south side of Puerto Vallarta, about 20 minutes from downtown, where the green of the jungle and the blue of the ocean offer you a “special frame” for an unforgettable stay. The 15 bedrooms have the most beautiful and eccentric views of ocean and exotic gardens, you will experience nature as you never had before.”

Learn more about Villa Mia >>


Pricing Is Made Up of Three Parts*

  • Event Ticket: $499 (Waived For Founders Members)
  • Room Rate: Determined by attendance according to the table below. Room rate does not include cost of groceries.
  • Food and other misc costs: Each person will pay equal share for groceries at cost. Chris will be in touch closer to the event but expect this to be around $50/person/day covering all meals, snacks and beverages. You may also choose to pay for your own optional excursions.

Expected Room Rates*

Attendees Nightly Room Rate*
9 $338
10 $331
11 $310
12 $292
13 $272
14 $258
15 $247

*Room rates include taxes, amenities and an additional 5% event organization fee but no grocery cost.

 Room selection priority

Clearly some rooms are better than others at the Villa. To make it (somewhat) fair, room selection will be made according to the timelines below*.

  • Priority A Group – Members who pay full expected room rate by December 31st, 2018.
  • Priority B Group – Members who pay for their first night expected room rate by December 31st, 2018 (and pay balance by April 1st, 2019).
  • Everyone Else – Priority based on date full expected room rate paid.

*If multiple people in a priority group want the same room, they can bid against each other for rooms.

The Rhodium Retreat is where I got the advice to restructure my business and triple my income.

Neal McSpadden

Partner, Global Tax Services, Inc.

Lock in Your Spot

Important Deadlines for Registering

The 14 spots in Villa are first come, first served. Priority group registration ends December 31st, 2018. Final registration deadline is April 1st 2019 or when attendance is full, whichever comes sooner .

To register, please pay the expected nightly cost of $300. This nightly amount will be adjusted up or down depending on attendance and Chris will settle up after the registration deadline.

Recommended payment methods are Venmo or Paypal for maximum flexibility of settling up. If you prefer to pay by check or need an invoice before making payment, please email [email protected].

Recommended Payment Options

Pay With Venmo

Venmo charges no processing fees and has an easy to use app for money transfers. Please make payments to

Payment amount options:

  • (Recommended) Group A Priority: Pay $1200 via Venmo.
  • Group B Priority: Pay $300 via Venmo.

Pay With Paypal

Paypal charges a 3% fee. Please add this fee to your payment and make payments to the Paypal Id [email protected]

Payment amount options:

  • Group A Priority: Pay $1236 via Paypal.
  • Group B Priority: Pay $309 via Paypal.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who will be attending?

All Rhodium Founders Mastermind members are invited. If you plan to attend, please register. For a complete list of everyone who is attending, please check the #retreat2019 Slack Channel or view the Attendee Google Sheet here.

When is everyone else getting in and leaving?

Check the Attendee Google Sheet for travel plans of each person coming.

How will we communicate before and during the event?

In the #retreat2019 Slack Channel or text Chris at 1-406-360-0486.

Check with your cell phone provider for international plan options. For example, Verizon has a $5/day plan here.

What is the address of Villa Mia?

**NOTE: Google maps has the wrong address when you search “Villa Mia Address” but it’s the correct physical location.
The correct address (if you want to inform a cab driver) is
km14.7 carretera a barra de Navidad
Col. Boca de Tomatlan

What is the best ground transportation?

 The best way to get around Puerto Vallarta is UBER or a taxi. They’re everywhere and cheap and safe as long as they are properly marked.

If there are going to be large groups coming in or leaving around the same time, getting a large van or suburban is pretty cheap. Example fares here.

Will there be internet access at Villa Mia?
Yes, wifi is provided.

What should I bring?

Please bring $250 USD (+ $250/guest) in cash for food, beverage and staff tip.

If you plan to show data about your business, you should bring a laptop which you can access your businesses from.

Other than that, bring appropriate attire for casual, active and water related events.

You may also want to bring sunscreen, bug spray, snorkels or other items you might need for optional excursions.

Can I share a room?
Due to the way room rates are priced according to usage, room sharing is not an option until we fill all the rooms. Keep in touch on Slack for status on rooms and when/if room sharing becomes an option.

Can I bring a guest?
If your guest is a “significant other”, they are welcome to come. Keep in mind, they should expect you will be very busy during the structured portions of the day. If there’s interest, we will build a separate itinerary for guests. Your guest will need to share your room and contribute equally to food and beverage costs. If you would like your guest to participate in the structured portions of the event (such as a business partner), the group will need to vote on this. Contact Chris for further instructions.

Can I bring a car?
We can only park 10 cars off-street at any time at the house. If you plan to park a car, you must confirm availability with Chris first.

How will we handle paying for group meals and beverages?

Everyone will pay for their own portion of meals and beverages. Our concierge will shop for us at cost and we will pay him or her with cash. Please bring $250 USD (+ $250/guest) in cash for food, beverage and staff tip. If you want to opt-out of contributing to alcohol, please notify Chris.

What if I want to stay extra days?
That’s great and I encourage you to coordinate with others staying extra days.

If we have enough people, we can try to utilize one of the two rental houses next door ( and

If the Owners group doesn’t fill up for their retreat (right before Founders retreat) I will let the group know so you can stay in the extra bedrooms before the event.

Can I propose a different structured session?
Absolutely! If you have a session format idea which doesn’t fit in any of the current buckets, you can propose the structure to the group before the event.

Can I attend the Owners Retreat?
If the Owners group doesn’t fill up for their retreat (right before Founders retreat) by the registration deadline I will give the registered Owners Group members the option to invite members from Founders and/or the larger Rhodium community.