Leverage Alumni – November 2020

November 1 – 6, 2020

Our retreats have been postponed due to Covid. We hope to be back soon. If you have any questions, please email: booking@theredhouseretreat.com

November 2020 Leverage Alumni:

Speaking at the Red House


November 1 – 6, 2020
with Cheri Gregory, Susy Flory, Tonya Kubo
& Kathi Lipp

Prices vary depending on accommodations. Click register below for room type and pricing. Scroll down for the full schedule of this retreat.

Your Writers in Residence

Cheri Gregory

Cheri Gregory

Author, Speaker and Podcaster

Cheri is co-author of two books with Kathi Lipp and curriculum director for The LEVERAGE Speaker Conference; co-host with Amy Carroll of the Grit ‘n’ Grace podcast and co-author of Exhale (June 2019); founder of Write Beside You coaching services.

She loves helping writers turn the messy ideas in their heads into messages that transform readers’ lives.

Susy Flory

Susy Flory

Best Selling Author

Susy is a New York Times bestselling author or co-author of 12 memoirs, She’s written with celebrities, heroes of the faith, athletes, explorers, and the girl (and boy) next door.

Tonya Kubo

Tonya Kubo

Facebook groups expert

Tonya helps Christian communicators leverage the power of social media to build community around the messages of their hearts. She has been building digital communities for brands large and small since 2007 and believes strongly in the power of social media create positive change in the world.  She manages Facebook groups for authors, speakers and entrepreneurs — and she hosts her own FREE Facebook Group, The Secret to Thriving Online Communities, for Christian communicators who want to lead their online communities well. 

Kathi Lipp

Kathi Lipp

Author, Speaker, Podcaster

Kathi is the author of 17 books including best selling The Husband Project and the life changing Clutter Free. She has been named Best of Broadcast three separate times at Focus on the Family.

Kathi will share from her deep knowledge of working with agents and editors to help you position your personal story to connect with audiences.


Sunday, November 1

4:00-5:00 pm Arrival & Check-in / Meet & Greet

Workshop 1: Introduction: Let’s Get Started – Cheri and Kathi

Cheri and Kathi introduce you to the objectives of the week and outline your game plan for getting the most our of your time at the Red House.

6pm-7pm Welcome Mountain BBQ (weather permitting)

7pm Fire Conversations

Come sit by the fire and get to know your instructors and fellow retreat participants.

8:30 pm Program over for the evening.

Red House experience has taught us that everyone is exhausted the first two nights (travel and elevation have a lot to do with it). So, fall asleep under the stars and wake up under the trees, ready for an amazing next day.

Monday, November 2

7-8 am Breakfast

We will have one featured dish at each breakfast, or you can choose from fresh fruit, Greek Yogurt, and other delicious breakfast foods. 

8 am Devotion and prayer

On Sunday night, we ask for volunteers for each morning’s devotion. WE would love to hear from you.

8:30-10 am Workshop 2: Group Workshopping Time -Cheri 

Ken Blanchard says “None of us is as smart as all of us.”  That is a quote we believe in here at Leverage. In these workshop sessions held each day, you as a participant will be working with Leverage Alumni director, Cheri Gregory, as well as each other, to workshop aspects of your speech to make it as strong as possible. Come and be fearless as you receive feedback to make every aspect of your presentation stronger. 

10-11 am Workshop 3: Introduction to Story Crafting — Susy Flory

NYT bestselling author, Susy Flory, will be introducing you to story structure and flow in short format. Instead of an entire book, Susy will be taking you through Story Crafting in smaller spurts: a chapter, a speech, or even an article or podcast. 

11-12 pm Individual Work Time

Go and apply all your newly won knowledge by taking some time to work independently on your presentation.

12-1 pm Lunch

Lunch everyday will be a soup and salad bar with loads of choices!

1-2 pm Workshop 4: Build Your Marketing Plan –Kathi

Each day, Kathi will be working with you to find more ways to get your words into the world. You will discover the ingredients you need in order to build your resources as a speaker and communicator, and to make yourself known as an authority on your topic.

2-3 pm Workshop 5: Building Your Tribe — Tonya Kubo

Tonya doesn’t just want you to build numbers, she wants you to build connections. Each day you will hear from Tonya, ways to grow your audience numbers, and grow more connected as well. 

3-3:30 pm Break

3:30 – 5:00pm Workshop 6: Story Crafting –Cheri

Each day, Cheri will lead you in applying all that Susy taught, so that you can have great story throughout your speaking. 

5-6 pm Break

6-7 pm Dinner Street Tacos

Join us for a build-your-own dinner. Our meals consist of a ton of healthy and delicious ingredients that meet many dietary restrictions, so you can pick and choose what will fuel your body.

7:00 pm Ice Cream Sundaes and Fireside Chat

Tuesday, November 3

7-8 am Breakfast

8 am Devotion and prayer

8:30-11 am Workshop 7:  Group Workshopping Time –Cheri

11-12 pm Individual Work Time

12-1 pm Lunch

1-2 pm Workshop 8: Build your Marketing Plan –Kathi

2-3 pm Workshop 9: Building Your Tribe –Tonya

3-4 pm Workshop 10: Story Crafting –Cheri

4 – 6:30 pm Wine Tasting at Too Good Winery 

6:30-7:30 pm Dinner Italian Night

7:30 pm Popcorn Bar and Movies

Wednesday, November 4

7-8 am Breakfast

8 am Devotion and prayer

8:30-11 am Workshop 11: Group Workshopping Time –Cheri

11-12 pm Individual Work Time

12-1 pm Lunch

1-2 pm Workshop 12: Build Your Marketing Plan –Kathi

2-3 pm Workshop 13: Building Your Tribe –Tonya

3-3:30 pm Break 

3:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop 14: Story Crafting –Cheri 

5-6 pm Break

6:00-7:30 Dinner at Goldvine Bistro in Somerset, CA

8:00 pm Code Words Tournament

Thursday, November 5

7-8 am Breakfast

8 am Devotion and prayer

8:30-11 am Workshop 15: Group Workshopping Time –Cheri

11-12 pm Individual Work Time

12-1 pm Lunch

1-2 pm Workshop 16: Build Your Marketing Plan –Kathi

2-3 pm Workshop 17: Building Your Tribe –Tonya

3-3:30 pm Break 

3:30 – 5:00 pm Workshop 18: Story Crafting –Cheri

5-6 Break

6-7 Raclette Dinner

Raclette is a dish commonly found in parts of Switzerland, featuring raclette cheese, potatoes, meats, pickled onions, and pickles. This communal meal is one we share at every Red House Retreat.

7-8:30 S’mores and Sing Along

Friday, November 6

7-8 am Breakfast

8-8:30 Devotions and Schedule

8:30-9:30 pm What’s Your Go Home Plan? –Kathi and Cheri

9:30-10:30 Pack up – Bags by the door

10:30 Goodbyes/Group Picture