A powerful 3-day immersive business retreat focused on:

Strategy ✧ Planning ✧ Transformation ✧ Thought Leadership ✧ Next-Level Results

Jan 11th - 13th, 2022 in Laguna Beach, CA


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For Passion-Fueled Business Owners Ready for Their Next Level of Business Growth


This Retreat Is For You If...

  • Your business is doing well, but you want to make a much bigger impact #impactiseverything
  • You want to simplify your business while keeping it growing year after year #lessbutbetter
  • You want to grow a team of total rockstars just as passionate about your business as you are #dreamteam
  • You want to increase your sales and profitability without adding more to your already overfull plate #leanoutlevelup
  • You are ready to step into your next level and become more of the visionary leader your business needs for sustainable success #nextlevelyou
  • You want a clear and focused plan to make your next level vision and goals a reality #letsdothis


Simply stated, to lean out is to focus on what matters most right now and to eliminate anything that isn’t adding value to your customers or profit to your business.

About the Retreat

As business owners, we often get so busy running our business that we don’t make enough time to work ON our business. Well, it's time that changes, don't you think?

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No Fluff. Real Results.

Take Your Business and Yourself to The Next Level

The LOLU Retreat Blends the Practical with the Transformational

Each day focuses on key activities and exercises that deliver your:

  1. Next Level Vision: We'll start by defining your next level vision and use this to create an ecosystem in your business where success becomes inevitable.
  2. Next Level Plan: We'll systematically break down your vision into goals, projects, activities, and habits that will fast track your results and over-deliver on value for your customers.
  3. Next Level You:  We'll help you step into more of the visionary leader role that your business and your team needs in order to level up.

We know you're not in this for the quick wins. You built your business to make an impact on your customers and those you care most about. You want freedom and flexibility and you want the comfort to know that what you are building will last.  We'll make sure you are able to do just that by focusing on:  

  • More Profit, More Impact: We'll build a profit based plan that let's you broaden your impact, in a way that doesn't have you working around the clock and adding more to your already full plate. 
  • Balance Redefined: Balance isn't bullshit. Not only is it possible, it is necessary for sustainable success in business. We'll explore a modern and lasting take on balance that you can begin to apply right away.

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What's Different About This Event

We know that success isn't about doing more.  It's about finding the few things that will make the biggest impact and optimizing the shit out of them.

As a result, you won't walk away with an overwhelming list of things to do, you will leave with a whole lot of clarity and focus, and a roadmap for success and scale for YOUR business.

With uninterrupted space and dedicated focus time, you will build out your 90-day plan that you can start taking action on right away.  

Best of all, you will be in good company with a small intimate group of powerhouse women who are trail blazers, dream chasers and magic makers.


The Lean Out Level Up Retreat will be the best investment you make this year - in your business, and in yourself.

Here's what you'll experience at the Lean Out Level Up Retreat

Action Packed Days

This isn't an event that is all talk with you taking notes and trying to keep up (or worse, trying to keep awake). 

This is hands on, action packed, and beautifully intense.  You will spend 3 full days working ON your business and building your plan for the next 90 days focused on profitability and sustainable success. 

But don't worry, we've creating an environment for reflection and connection too.  


Space for Reflection & Strategic Thinking

Sometimes you need to step away from your daily routine in order to truly grow. 

Give yourself the gift of space and dedicated focus time so you can reflect and think strategically about your next level of business and personal growth.

Take in the fresh air, feel the sunshine on your skin, and immerse yourself in the stunning California landscape and you will leave the retreat feeling refreshed, rejuvenated, and so ready for what comes next!  

We are all about Lean + Luxe and the retreat provides both.


Clarity and Focus

You will leave this event with the clarity and focus you need to make the next 90 days successful beyond your wildest imagination.

Expect some serious breakthroughs and game changer moments, and an action plan that is fully aligned to the big vision and goals you have for your business.


Get Your Specific Business Questions Answered

One of attendees favorite parts of the retreat is "Lean Coffee Hour". 

We end each day with a focus block dedicated to answering and digging deep on your specific business questions

Unlike other events where attendees have to sign up for hot seats and hope they get selected, every attendee gets their burning business questions answered during lean coffee hour. 

It's one of the many benefits of keeping each LOLU Retreat small and intimate with powerhouse women who want nothing more than to help each other succeed.  



One of the best things you can do to level up is to surround yourself with people who think different.⁣

▫ People who have achieved the next level of success⁣
▫ People who are outside your industry⁣
▫ People with different experiences⁣
▫ People with different perspectives⁣

At this retreat, you will find yourself building connections with the people who will help you get to your next level, from your retreat host to the other attendees.

To further this connection, plan to spend the 1st evening enjoying conversations and cocktails at the poolside social. 


Tools for Sustainable Success

We'll work through powerful exercises and discussions to not only transform and level up your business and yourself but to also build sustainable success so you always have the confidence that your business will thrive.

As an attendee of the LOLU Retreat, you'll receive an exclusive workbook to compliment the activities we do together, as well as a 90-day Lean Out Planner to keep you focused on making your big bold goals a reality. 

You'll have all the tools you need to build sustainable success both at the event and after.


BONUS: Mini-Photoshoot

You are taking the time to invest in working ON your business, so why not optimize that investment with some new photos for social and web!

Each attendee will get a personal mini-photoshoot with photographer Taylor Krause who specializes in capturing candid moments that reflect the essence of you and your brand. 

These mini-shoots are lots of fun and provide you with fresh content for your next level. Best of all, you can cross new photos off your to-do list for this quarter and invest that time in something else. 

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Sneak Peek Inside the 3 Days

Explore the high level agenda

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  • Welcome Breakfast
  • Vision Quest Workshop
  • Goals & Intentions Workshop
  • Bucket, Fuckit, CHuCK-it
  • Creating Space Workshop
  • Cocktail Reception & Swag
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  • Sales & Growth Targets
  • Passion + Profit Plan Workshop
  • 12-Month Roadmap Workshop
  • Private Photo Op
  • Your 90-Day Plan Workshop
  • Lean Coffee Hour
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  • Building Sustainable Success
  • Planning Workshop
  • The Art of Commitment + Kaizen
  • Your Next Level
  • Lean Coffee Hour
  • Celebration + Retro

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" I feel like I've had so many light bulb moments in this retreat... not only am I walking away knowing that my business will be even more profitable,

I know that I'll be able to spend less time in my business and more time ON my business,

and even more important than that, I'll be able to focus on activities that really feel pleasurable for me and really allow me to operate in my zone of genius. 

I can not say enough amazing things about this retreat."

-Melissa Cassera, Entrepreneur and Screen Writer

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What You Can Expect


You'll leave this 3 day retreat with:
  • A clear vision for the year and your next level of business growth
  • A roadmap of the major projects and marketing campaigns that will result in you achieving your big bold goals
  • profit-focused and lean 90-day plan
  • The clarity of exactly which activities to focus on and which to cut so you can achieve more by doing less
  • Relationships and connection with other powerhouse women
  • Some serious swag to keep the positive momentum going, like our 90-day Lean Out Planner
  • Photos for social and web!  We have a full-time photographer with us all 3 days and attendees will not only get access to some of the event photos, but everyone will get a personal mini-photoshoot so you leave with fresh content

Your Investment

$2,500 $2,000 early bird pricing


Meet Your Host and Leader

Crista Grasso is a serial entrepreneur, international lean business consultant, coach, and accessory brand owner. As the creator of both the Lean Out Method and the 90 Day Lean Out Planner, Crista has been helping businesses achieve accelerated results and increased profitability for two decades.  
Known as the "Business Optimizer", Crista has the ability to quickly cut through the noise and focus on optimizing the core things that will make the biggest impact to grow and scale a business.

She specializes in helping businesses identify the most important things they should focus on right now that will drive maximum value for their customers and maximum profits for their business.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Summary of What's Included

What You'll Leave With:

  • A clear vision for the year and your next level of business growth

  • A roadmap of the major projects, and marketing campaigns that will result in you achieving your big bold goals

  • A profit-focused and lean 90-day plan; best of all, you will know exactly which activities to focus on and which to cut so you can achieve more by doing less

Special Bonuses Include:

  • Hard Copy 90-Day Planner in your choice of color ($50 value)
  • Mini Photoshoot for some fresh up-level content for your website and social ($250 value)
  • Plus we have a few other surprises for you when you get to the retreat (you'll love them!)

In addition, you will receive instant access to our Lean Out Circle Resource Vault with tools and templates to help you lean out + level up your business.

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If you have any questions about the retreat, we're here to help make sure it is a great fit for you right now.  Let us know what questions you have by clicking the Contact Us button below.

My team will get back to you quickly with answers, or to schedule a call to chat.

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Are You In?

We'd love to have you join us!

Your Investment: $2,500 $2,000 early bird pricing


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