Confidence • Peace • Productivity

Work/Life Balance Retreat

November 11 – 13th | St. Augustine, Florida









Does work/life balance got you CRAZY, BURNT OUT and UNPRODUCTIVE?

If you feel like you’ve lost yourself to the madness of work-life balance and are ready to learn new ways to increase your self confidence, peace and productivity AND finally let go of all the negative self talk and energy that is holding you back, then this workshop was designed with you in mind. You are enough, no matter what you have been through. You just need a little help getting back to YOU.

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Join us!

Join us for 3 days of fun, interactive learning about what you can do to instantly become productive again in your life. This is a live event with host Karolina LaBrecque, PhD, owner of the Help to Grow Institute LLC. It is designed to help you out of burnout and how to readjust, reequip and be productive again.

Would it be incredible to once again uncover your self worth?

Through our time together, you will be able to focus on what matters most to yourself, so you can bring the best of YOU back home to start living a more intentional life. 

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to say goodbye to self-doubt, and trust your decisions again?

Together, we are going to rid you of your self doubt and get you to the place where you start trusting and loving yourself again so you can move forward and be productive. 

If you valued yourself and had good self-esteem on a daily basis, what would change in your life?

We bet you would say “a lot!” You will discover the tools to make that happen during our time together through self-healing guided meditations, and elevated group share circles that will have you seeing yourself in a beautiful new way. 

Wouldn’t it be great if you could learn how to add more passion and purpose to your life outside of family and work?

Heck yeah! Sign me up sister! Can you imagine returning home with a new fire burning inside of you that ignited during your personal self reflection time on the beach! 

How wonderful would it be to not feel trapped in fear anymore? 

Self-confidence is where it’s at, and you are going to get a great big healthy dose of it while you are with us. Through our program, through guided exercises, through group sessions, you will reengage with yourself in a way that you have not recognized in a long time, or maybe ever. The new version of you that will emerge is ready for her next move! 

Wouldn’t it feel great to step back into the power of your purpose and once again get back to your life passions. And you finally feel that you are enough!

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What to Expect

Our live, interactive workshop will focus on:

  • Learn how to destress and get back to you;
  • Learn how to plan things that matter and get them done;
  • Learn why life balance is a myth and how to structure your life around life/work integration.

Your Host: Karolina LaBrecque, PhD.

Karolina LaBrecque, PhD is a holistic behavioral consultant and life coach who specializes in assisting individuals ranging from teenagers to adults of all ages in reducing stress, reaching their full potential, and living more balanced lives.

Presented by: Karolina LaBrecque, PhD.

Help To Grow Institute LLC


Who is this workshop for?

How many of these can you relate to?

I need to regain my positive self-image so that I can increase my physical, mental, spiritual, emotional and social well-being.

Well, come on!  We got you. Through fun and unique interactive exercises with other beautiful participants, you will regain confidence in your ability to make decisions surrounding relationships, career choices, health as well as other areas in your life. 

I don’t know the questions OR answers to what is most important in my life right now.

Wave your little hand in the air if that is YOU! Through our powerful Vision planning you will be able to answer the questions that have been clogging up your mind and finally take action to move forward.

I don’t know who I really am anymore. Everyone thinks I’m “this” but I am not.

This alone will be 100% life changing for you, and for those around you. In our gratitude exercise you will see just how much you are worthy of and have, it’s just buried underneath all the “other” non essential things you do daily.

I have no time management skill, my personal life, family life and professional life have no boundaries. I feel like I’m being pulled in a million different directions.

Now imagine having boundaries and management skills to have harmony with all those areas in your life. Are you saying, “Dang, I would love that! That would be Amazing!” Well, come on! You’re about to take control of your time and your life. With tips and tools for you to use, you’ll be armed to go back ready to stop saying “I don’t have time to do this” to honoring the time you do have, using it to how it best serves YOU. 

Did you find yourself saying “Yes that’s me!”?

Then let’s think about all the time, money and relationships  it has cost you by not taking care of yourself and all the hoops you are jumping through just to get through your day. What is it going to cost you in the future if you don’t take care of all these issues right now?

Do you need to unplug from the daily grind you find yourself in repeatedly every day? Do you want to develop a new way to do things so it fits into your life? Do you want to stop being exhausted every single day? Are you tired of putting on a good show for everyone else? Are you tired of just being “ok”?

Do you finally want to take charge of your life again and enjoy it?

ARE YOU READY to take back your life?

Yes? Then join this exclusive group of professionals who are on a similar journey as you, and let’s do it together! 

Do you need to connect with Karolina personally to see if this workshop is the right experience for you? No problem, let’s chat. 

We believe in high quality, personalized work and support. This is an exclusive workshop, and space is limited to 35 people. Visit our contact page.


Calling all burnt-out professionals who want more.

Come take that step with us and let’s get you back to saying “I am enough and I love my life.”

Location & Venue

The Venue and location for the workshop 

The St. Augustine Embassy Suites Oceanfront resort is located on beautiful St Augustine Beach. It is just minutes away from the oldest occupied town in the Nation, 450+ years. With tons of history about pirates and battles with Spain and the French you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time for a bit to experience this beautiful city with its brick lined streets and Spanish colonial architecture. St Augustine is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Florida. There are 42 miles of beaches here.

St. Augustine has many top rated hotels, resorts and B&B’s to choose from. It also has an amazing variety of excellent restaurants serving incredibly delicious dishes reflecting the town’s multicultural heritage.

When we are not focusing on you, there is always something to do in your free time. Visit the historical sites all around the town and the Castillo de San Marcos Fort. Take a trolly tour and learn all about the history that took place here. Visit one of the fun attractions. Walk the 219 steps up the St. Augustine Lighthouse and enjoy the spectacular coastal view on the upper deck. Sit and listen to one of the many bands playing all over the town.

Have some fun on the water with a boat tour. Walk St. George street and take in the shops, galleries, restaurants and fun. Explore or go relax on one of the 6 beaches that this area has to offer. Each one has its own feel and beauty.

3-Day Content-Filled Agenda


Who am I and where am I going?

9:30 am – 12:30 pm Morning Session

The reality of today- my starting point

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 4pm afternoon session

Who I want to become-Design your life

4pm Time to go have dinner, wherever you choose. Go explore St. Augustine and have fun or go to the beach


What’s Holding me back?

9:30 am – 12:30 pm Morning Session

The voice in my head and reality of life

12:30pm – 1:30pm Lunch

1:30 – 5pm afternoon session

Thoughts and body- We are one

5pm Time to go have dinner, wherever you choose. Go explore St. Augustine and have fun or go to the beach.


The New You

9:30 – 12:00pm Morning session

Embody you vision/structure your life

12pm Tie up loose ends, gather all materials, get connect information from all the new friends and like-minded ppl you’ve just bonded with, say farewells and be ready to take your life to the next step…

What's Included?


Two and half day workshop on how to stop being overwhelmed and refocus plus a take home plan to keep you motivated.

Light breakfast and lunch during workshop days.

All workshop materials

Not included:

Roundtrip airfare

Your accommodations

Your transportation, car or taxi to and from St. Augustine

Meals and drinks (other than stated in what’s included)

Any off site activities

Any transportation to and from off site activities or restaurants

Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance


are you ready


Flights and Hotels

On Thursday, November 10, 2022 arrive through one of the listed  airports . Arriving the day before our retreat, will allow you to peacefully check in and get settled. We will also hold an informal welcome party on Thursday night.  We recommend you depart Sunday 13, 2022 after lunch unless you are staying in St. Augustine after the retreat to explore and have fun!

If you want to come earlier or stay later for some exploring – please see the list of hotels to help you make your decision. These are not all of your options. These hotels are closest to our retreat location. You have many other choices if you choose not to stay on the island.


Jacksonville (JAX) 

1 hour north of St. Augustine

Orlando International (MCO)

2 hours south of St Augustine

Sanford International (SFB)

1 hour 45 minutes southwest of St. Augustine

Hotels on St. Augustine Beach

Embassy Suites by Hilton St. Augustine Beach Oceanfront Resort
300 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080
(904) 461-9004

Best Western St. Augustine Beach Inn
541 A1A Beach Blvd, St Augustine Beach, FL 32080
(904) 461-9990

Courtyard by Marriott St. Augustine Beach
605 A1A Beach Blvd, St. Augustine, FL 32080

(904) 940-3800

Cancellation Policy

Any cancellations after September 20th will be non-refundable.