Your Exclusive Invitation to the

Next Level CEO Retreat

for Women of Color Business Owners

December 6 - 8, 2019

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Join this exclusive group of women business owners at the annual Next Level CEO Retreat™. This is not your ordinary retreat…it is a strategic planning on steroids. Come ready to take a deep view into your business, close 2019 strong, build your strategy for 2020, hear from successful women business owners, and gain from an advisory board ready to help you succeed.

  • Want to make more money?
  • Feeling stuck in your business or don’t know where to start?
  • Don’t have a strategy to grow to the next level?
  • Tired of working by yourself?
  • Want a detailed plan to execute?


McPherson|Berry’s Next Level CEO Retreat™ is an exclusive event and draws over 30 women business owners devoted to growing their business by creating an effective strategic plan, improving their processes/systems, learning successful sales strategies,  and access to coaches to help with their mission.

This retreat was designed to bring CEOs serious about growing their established business to the next level. This is not a conference of speakers and leaving feeling energized but later learning you now have to figure it out by yourself. This extraordinary retreat provides the unique opportunity to work on YOUR business strategic plan in real time, develop your blueprint to grow and execute your business with help.

Join award winning CEO, LaSonya Berry, and an exclusive group of women CEOs for 3 days of accelerating your business for greater success. This will not be a large group but an intimate group of committed women focus on building dynamic businesses. Space is limited and we will reach our target group of serious women quickly so register now.

Leading With a Servant Heart

The foundation of our management and executive development is based on servant leadership. We branded the CEO letters in upper and lower letters to illustrate this concept. Business owners are the executive leaders that share their vision and mission and then work WITH their team to execute it. The components that we have included in the retreat are provided below. This is what NEXT LEVEL WOMEN do.... serve their team, peers, community and others to succeed.

Be Strategic & Purposeful

Align your business at all levels to move collectively in the right direction. Be laser focus when driving your mission. Get focus!

Business Leadership

Don't just be good. Don't just work on the business and in the business. Build your executive presence. Be great!

Collaboration & Partnerships of Value

Size and capacity should not keep your business from competing. Join forces and build your company's capability!

PowHERhouse Circle™

Growing a business requires knowledge and overcoming challenges. Join a trusted group to support your mission... PowHERhouse Circle™!


The fastest growing demographics of business owners are  women of color. However, over 60% generate less than one million in revenue and those that do are challenged with having the right infrastructure maintaining a million plus company.


The secret to next level business is growing in profits.

More Impactful Business + Secure Operations + Growing Team + Effective Leadership = Growing Profits


Strategic planning is beneficial tool that large organization use to be successful. It can cost at minimum $15,000 to have this planning conducted for your business. The Next Level Women CEO Retreat™ provides this opportunity at a tremendous value. The connection you make with other amazing women business owners is priceless.

How you benefit:

  • Make More Money
  • Have Time to Focus on What Matters Most
  • Build Systems to Work More Effectively
  • Create Partnerships to Build Your Capacity
  • Collaborate with Other CEOs to Improve Your Effectiveness
  • Build Your Executive Presence to Increase Your Influence
  • Develop an Effective Strategy


  • Create your master plan.
  • Build your business acumen and insight to increase your revenue.
  • Take the time to document the specific tasks needed to get you to your goal.
  • Implement the best practices, processes and strategies to improve your success.
  • Learn to lead and run the business like a CEO.
  • Participate in exercises to address your challenges and things that keep you up at night.
  • Collaborate with other amazing women CEOs to SOW & GROW.
  • Create partnerships that can strengthen your brand.
  • And get Relaxed, Recharged, and Rejuvenated to execute.

Don’t just survive but ELEVATE!

Agenda at a Glance

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM Session 1: Mindset and the Blue Sky Thinking. Having the mindset for growth and clarity on where you are going in your business. (Strategy)

12:00 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM Session 2: Business Alignment – Current State Vs Future State. The current state of your business and what you need to reach your goals. (SWOT)

5:00 – 6:00 PM Group Coaching Session

* Schedule subject to change

8:00 – 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 – 12:00 PM Session 3: Get Strategic – Developing your OPSP. Develop your blueprint to execute, grow,  and scale. (Execution)

12:00 – 1:00 PM Lunch

1:00 – 4:00 PM Session 4: Cash, Indicators & Accountability. Addressing the company financials, cash flow, and performance indicators for accountability.

5:00 – 6:00 PM Group Coaching Session

6:30 – 8:00 PM Group Dinner on Your Own

9:00 AM – 11:00 AM Session 5: Staying the Course. Developing habits and use of the planning system to keep you on track to success.

11:00AM – 12:00 PM  Retreat Closing Session


1:00PM – 5:00PM Schedule a one-on-one coaching session.

Checkout or stay and enjoy the resort.

Your Investment

Regular Registration
  • Workshops that allow you to work on your business real time
  • Retreat Workbook
  • Breakfast and Lunch Daily
  • 2 Group Coaching Sessions
  • All Retreat Activities
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Registration fees are nonrefundable. McPherson, Berry & Associates, Inc is not responsible for any loss or damage as a result of a substitution, alteration or cancellation/postponement of an event. McPherson, Berry & Associates, Inc shall assume no liability whatsoever in the event this conference is cancelled, rescheduled or postponed due to a fortuitous event, Act of God, unforeseen occurrence or any other event that renders performance of this conference impracticable, illegal or impossible. For purposes of this clause, a fortuitous event shall include, but not be limited to: war, fire, labor strike, extreme weather or other emergency.

Past Events

Best time spent away working on my business! There were so many ways I was missing opportunities in my business. The way I was operating was costing me. LaSonya was able to help me put some systems in place and develop a plan to help me take my business to the next level.


Thank you for helping me not give up on my dream. Being an entrepreneur is hard. I am glad to have a team to help me .

R. Alvarez

Your Next Level Team

Performance Coach

LaSonya Berry, MHRD, CEO McPherson|Berry, Retreat Leader

LaSonya Berry is an award winning business owner with an exceptional track record of growing businesses and individuals to achieve their full potential. She has earned the title of the “Performance Coach”. A dynamic human resource professional, she has lent her expertise to a wide array of organizations of all sizes and Fortune 500 companies such as IBM, Wells Fargo, and General Electric for over 20 years.

She is a life long learner and have the credentials to prove it. LaSonya is a two time graduate of Clemson University (Industrial Engineering and Masters in HR), an alumni of the Goldman Sachs 10KSB program, graduate of the Tuck Executive Program and the Kellogg School of Management. the She leads her organization in providing innovative leadership development, supplier development programs, and HR services to businesses.

Her propensity for achieving significant bottom-line results earned her many prestigious awards . She was recently featured in Diversity Plus magazine for the program she developed for minority millennial business owners. LaSonya has been awarded one of the 25 Most Powerful Minority Women in Business, one of the Charleston Business Journal’s Forty Under 40, and a WBENC Business Star. In 2015 and 2014, her company made the exclusive HR industry Leadership 500 Excellence Award as an HR service provider.

A sought after conference speaker and consultant, LaSonya has authored several books including “101 Power Tips for the Workplace” and the newly release "CEO Strategy Planner". She frequently writes as an expert on leadership, millennials, small business, and human resources for publications. She has been featured or a contributor to Huffington Post, Diversity Professional, MBE Magazine, Black EOE Journal, Business RadioX, Center for Entrepreneurial Learning & Leadership, Rolling Out Magazine, Black Engineer, and The Network Journal.

Your Takeaways

  • 1

    Take a deep dive into your business

  • 2

    Improve the weak areas of your business

  • 3

    Put the right systems and processes in place

  • 4

    Build YOUR strategy for the new year

  • 5

    Learn from successful women business owners


Hilton Head Island, SC

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We have made special accommodations for you at the hotel on the beach. You will be able to reserve your room at special rates starting at $109/night. This will give you an opportunity to enjoy the beautiful views and the great amenities. Receive the location information once you register. Travel by car or book your flight into Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.






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McPherson|Berry is an award winning talent management firm noted for leadership & supplier development, human resources consulting, and building high performing organizations.

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