2019 By Design – a Thought Design strategic planning workshop experience2018-11-28T17:36:27+00:00

If we asked you “what are your plans for 2019?” you’d likely respond with a running checklist like this:

Eat healthy, go to the gym 5 days a week, lose 15 pounds, get 10x new followers on social media, get promoted, get married, meditate everyday, buy a new car, buy a new house, make more money, quit my job to start my business, spend more time with my kids, learn a foreign language, travel more, read more, pick up a new hobby, learn to cook, be more present, get control of my finances… the list goes on and on…

All of these are amazing things to strive for, don’t get us wrong, but you need more than a master to-do list in order to actually make these things happen. You can’t just throw these things at the wall or on a vision board and expect them to stick, you need to understand not just WHAT to integrate, but WHY it’s necessary, and more importantly, HOW it fits in with your specific situation.

Join us for

2019 BY DESIGN

An immersive Thought Design workshop experience where you’ll learn new ways of thinking, strategize your goals for the year, and develop the plan to actually achieve them.

This will be the most empowering 8 hours of your year, we promise. Using tools created by our experts, you’ll leave here with your first 90 days thoughtfully designed, and the ability to apply your new ways of thinking to Q2, 3 and 4. You won’t just make a fancy to-do list for the year. You’ll create a design for your life.

During the Full-Day Workshop, you will:

  • Reflect on highlights, struggles and shifts of previous years
  • Understand the brain science behind your behavior and thinking patterns
  • Delve into your non-conscious dreams and desires
  • Discover your “word of the year”
  • Define your core strategies that will focus your intentions
  • Strategize your quarterly goals
  • Plan your monthly priorities, experiments and learning opportunities
  • Create a detailed roadmap for the first 90 days [Q1] of 2019
  • Explore pathways towards achieving your vision of the future
  • Learn how to grow from your failure experiences
  • Design 2019 to be your best year yet

Inspirational. Creative. Innovative. Invigorating.

These are just some of the words that have been used to describe our space here in Rockford, Michigan. The 2019 BY DESIGN workshops will make full use of our beautiful riverfront facility, including our state-of-the-art kitchen, learning classroom, and (weather permitting) outdoor promenade.

We’re a short 15-minute drive north of Grand Rapids, with easy access, free parking and surrounded by nature.

One of the biggest struggles we see in designing your year is accountability and follow-through.

What happens after you leave the workshop, beautifully designed plan for the year in hand, full of motivation and clarity? How do you hold yourself accountable for fulfilling your well-crafted year? 

We’ve got you covered.

Throughout the year, you can attend three additional half-day workshops at the end of each quarter in March, June and September. During these 3-hour sessions, we’ll do some reflection on how the previous quarter went, and use some of the same strategies used to plan your first 90 days, to plan the next 90. Think of this as an opportunity to check back in with yourself as the seasons change, to ensure the year you’ve designed is on track for success.

But what about in-between these workshops? We’ll send you an email at the beginning of each month, full of inspiration to get your monthly priorities, experiments and learning opportunities on your calendar. How’s that for some major accountability?

With the Full Day Workshop + Accountability, you’ll get…

  • 1 Full-Day Immersive Workshop (see all the amazing benefits above)
  • 3 Half-Day Workshops (final dates and times will be determined based on workshop attendee preference and will be announced on January 30)
  • 11 Monthly Inspirational and Motivational Email Check-ins (starting February 1)

Invest in yourself this year.

Full Day Workshop

$129

Full Day Workshop + Accountability

$179

Accountability buddies are the best.

Register with a friend and you both get $20 off!

Get started by selecting your full day workshop.

After selecting your desired workshop date, you’ll be prompted to choose between the Full Day Workshop ONLY or the Full Day Workshop + Accountability.

Wed., December 12

9am-4pm

Register for 12/12

Sat., January 19

9:30am-3:30pm

Register for 1/19

Wed., January 23

9am-4pm

Register for 1/23

Workshop Highlights

Below are answers to some questions about the workshop experience, so you can be best prepared to step into this work.

Yes. We want to spend the majority of our time together designing your 2019. Therefore, we’d like you to come prepared with some reflection of previous years. Our pre-session work will prompt you to review the past year to record milestones, accomplishments, positive happens, failures, and more.

No matter what you’re creating, having a solid foundation helps you design better. Think of this information gathering like collecting puzzle pieces. In order to get the most out of this work, you will gather your puzzle pieces to bring with you to the workshop as a starting point, and we will help flip them right-side up, and arrange them in a way that makes sense of your thinking, behavior and emotional patterns.

You will receive an email with the pre-session work 72 hours in advance of the workshop. Please set aside 2-3 hours to really dive into this – we promise it will be worth it.

  • Completed pre-session work
  • Your 2019 Planner or Journal
  • Personal choice beverages and/or snacks
  • post-it notes
  • blank paper
  • pens
  • pencils
  • writeable walls
  • dry-erase markers
  • prepared planning tools to accompany the strategy exercises

At the full day workshop, we’ll be serving breakfast and lunch prepared by Chef Justin. We’ll also have complimentary coffee, tea, water and snacks. Please let us know of any dietary restrictions or allergies when you sign up.

Energy in is energy out. This means that the amount of attention, focus and work you put into creating your plan for the year is what you’ll get out of it. We feel that the tools and strategies that we’ve created will not only help you design the best year of your life, but will also motivate you to make your dreams and desires a reality. Plus, with our Accountability add-on sessions, you can’t help but stay accountable to your plan.