Ignite Your Soul Weekend

Girl, Dream Big & Business Brand Workshop is a two-day in-person immersive training that will grow your brand and network.

New York , NY
November 8-10, 2024

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Hey girl!

We have something LIFE CHANGING to share with you – and we’ve got a feeling (bold statement alert) that it’s the missing piece you’ve needed to make the biggest breakthrough of your personal and professional life!

We are intimately familiar with how you’re feeling right now. You have an intuition inside telling you that there’s a badass leader and goal-getter buried beneath the surface. Perhaps you have an incredible business idea… maybe you know your strengths are the key to helping others, or your gut instinct is telling you it’s time to EXPAND your brand and your business! But lately * sigh* you’re left frustrated – knowing you’re not reaching your fullest potential, disappointed by leaving money on the table, and feeling a bit lost without the right network of girlfriends to turn to.  It’s time to stop playing small and take your next BIG leap! – Change isn’t easy. It’s scary starting something new, scaling your ideas, charging what you’re worth, pivoting then pivoting again, and asking for help.

The courage to “do the thing” starts once you’ve committed to sharing it in the right rooms with the right networks, relentlessly ideating on it, and making very bold moves that take you from interested to committed.

The aim of this retreat is to help get you out of your head and back into your body alongside a supportive group of like-minded entrepreneurs.

Come Fill Your Soul . . .

New York City is where dreams come true.  New Yorker's know the tenacity and consistency that BIG DREAMS require, so there's no better place to expand your vision for your life than in this magical city!  The host hotel, Park Lane Hotel, is situated perfectly at the entrance of Central Park with amazing views!


The Dream Big weekend getaway purpose will give you the tools needed to expand your brand, vision and network. So you can make choices that better reflect your priorities and move closer to your dreams.

This is an intimate, impactful, and insightful workshop architected to help you discover your next steps in monetization, gain confidence & clarity, leverage insider secrets to audience growth, and discover opportunities for your brand to improve… all while introducing you to the essential network of women you will need and learn from along the way.

We recognized an unmet need for a workshop that should be positioned between a large format event (where you can hide and blend in) and a long-term, higher priced mastermind. This led us to create a streamlined format that is hugely impactful all while being affordable, intimate and conscious of your time.

You’ll be learning from experienced entrepreneurs, visionaries and  leaders in their lanes of genius to teach what’s working (and not working) for them, so you can build the brand of your dreams.

Women Attendees Should:

  • Want to start or expand their brand and their network
  • Be serious about learning from experts and applying/implementing it
  • Be ready to take massive action despite their fears
  • Leave with a plan for 2024 and beyond that will scare you to wake up and LIVE LIFE!


Friday, November 8th

5 pm: we'll gather together and spend a "happy" hour getting to know one another before we head out to dinner as a group (dinner not included)

There is a VIP Wine & Apps Upgrade Option to meet with Speakers (wine and appetizers ARE included)



Saturday, November 9th

8am: Starting with a sunrise yoga walk in Central Park, followed by a nutritious breakfast.

10am-12pm: Morning Session: Your Next Chapter with Denice Duff

12-4pm: Then, you'll have the afternoon to get new branding photos with Denice, enjoy NYC shopping or a matinee, whatever makes your heart dance.

5-7pm:  Evening Session - Expand Your Brand with Laura Doughty, your Host

7pm: On your own

reconnect with your desires


Sunday, November 10th

9am-12:30pm: The weekend ends with a guided meditation, yoga and a message from Rita Catolino and concluding with Goodbye Brunch and Celebration (brunch is included)


  • This networking and branding workshop is a two-day, live, in-person event
  • Held at the beautiful Park Place Hotel, New York 
  • A journal for notes, breakout sessions, lunch, and workshops will all be provided.


  • Coffee, tea, and water is served in the morning
  • A delicious brunch will be provided on Sunday
  • A journal for notes will also be provided
  • Your hotel stay and flight are NOT included, however we have secured a 15% discount at the host hotel; details will be sent via email upon registering for the event


  • Join us immediately following the main event for an intimate reception from 5:30pm – 6:30pm
  • Mingle with some of the speakers
  • Enjoy complimentary Wine and Appetizers
  • Deepen your connections with your new girlfriends!
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D E N I C E   D U F F

She was an engineering major at UCLA and a Theatre and Photography major at New York University. Since then, she's worn many hats to make a life possible from leaving her LA home of 20+ years and creating an empty nester life in the big apple - New York City.  To now, running her IN YOUR FACE SKINCARE line out of Florida.

Her and her husband have one daughter, Paris Helena Duff, who had a successful career as a model with one of the world’s top model agencies: NEXT LA. She did a one year apprenticeship in NYC with world-famous photographer Mark Seliger and is now a consummate pro photographer focusing on fashion and beauty in LA.

But at the bottom of everything she does, she's addicted to helping people. Denice always believed it was a “selfish” quality of mine that since grade school nothing made her happier than when someone said “Thank you for your help”. Denice says, "The “noises in my head” were always dead silent when I was helping someone else. I’ve carried on this policy all through my life even when on an acting set. I was always interested that the crew was in good spirits and that they felt validated and appreciated. It’s my SuperHero Power and I LOVE to unleash it on people wherever I go. My high school softball coach said you always want to leave a person happier then when you first met them."

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R I T A  C A T O L I N O

Rita Catolino is a certified personal trainer, online coach, motivational speaker, fitness writer and cover model. Her passion for fitness and helping others can be attributed to having gone through many of her own struggles with weight her entire life.

After fighting a family trend of obesity, she decided to make a positive change after giving birth to her daughter in 2007; turning those obstacles into a positive philosophy shared with those who work with her. Her clientele includes women from all around the world; from lifestyle clients to athletes.

In 2012, she had the pleasure of training New York Times bestseller and creator of the Eat Clean Diet, Tosca Reno for her fitness competition in honour of her late husband Robert Kennedy.

Rita's philosophies and ideas have been featured in top fitness publications including Oxygen Magazine, Inside Fitness Magazine, Natural Muscle Magazine, Strong Fitness Magazine and Women's Health and Fitness.  She is also a head trainer on BodyRockTV.

Rita has teamed with another big name in the industry, Tommy Caldwell to bring listeners a weekly podcast based on women’s health issues. The podcast’s goal is to help women navigate through the daunting world of fitness and wellness in a sustainable manner.

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MEET YOUR HOST - Laura Doughty

Curated for YOU by Best Selling Author and Luxury Real Estate Broker, Laura Doughty - Sold over $1 Billion, Coached over 5,000 agents and $7 Billion in sales.

With over 20 years of experience working with high net worth individuals, owning multiple 7-figure businesses and successfully coaching thousands of individuals, Laura provides customized coaching and programs for real estate entrepreneurs.

"Y'all there's nothing better than New York City in the Fall!  Come get refueled just before the holiday season swings into high gear.  POUR INTO YOU and return with an abundance of overflow for those you love!"  xoxo - Laura

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MEET YOUR CO-HOST - Aneela Zaman

Aneela Zaman is a multi-talented entrepreneur. Before devoting herself to the real estate and the beauty business, Aneela was traveling the world at the age of 23 as a makeup artist working with large advertising agencies, models, tv personalities and film celebrities. She then went on to have a successful career in the luxury real estate in prestige Beverly Hills and simultaneously dedicated her relationships skills as a client liaison for Kelleher International an elite and professional matchmaking firm.

Aneela grew up in Toronto and moved to Los Angeles in her late twenties for love. Aneela first novel "Goodbye Isn’t Goodbye," is a powerful and heartfelt story based on Aneela’s real-life experience of love and loss. She is sincerely passionate about helping people. Aneela hopes that her beautiful yet tragic journey of friendship turned to romance inspires others to face life’s greatest challenges with strength and courage. Aneela is a hopeless romantic! Her story encourages others to always have hope and to never give up.

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open to the limitless possibilities of you

Additional Details:

We will be fueling you through the weekend with organic snacks, Isagenix shakes, and pure essential oil therapy along with other treats.

The DREAM BIG price includes:
Breakfast, snacks, Sunday Brunch and Fitness.  Personal Concierge is also available to assist you with any planning before, during or after the Retreat.

You will be responsible for Lodging, Air Fare, Airport transport, Evening meals and Saturday afternoon outing of your choice.

Trip Cancellation Insurance is available upon request.

Frequently Asked Questions

Everyone has their opinion on this. So, you choose what works best for you, JFK, LaGuardia or Newark. (Please note, flights are NOT included in the price of the workshop.) If you are flying in, you will want to fly in on FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10th as the workshop starts at 5:00pm.  For your return flight, please schedule it for after 12pm on SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12th.   You’re also welcome to stay Sunday night and connect with all the besties you just met and fly out Monday morning, November 13th.

We will provide coffee, tea, and water in the morning and a healthy and delicious lunch will be provided . You’re welcome to bring additional snacks (we get it…we love snacks too).

We will be starting workshop at 5:00pm on Friday evening, November 10th. If you’re traveling from out of town, you will likely want to fly in on FRIDAY.  For your return flight, please schedule it for 2:00pm or later on Sunday, November 12th as we will be wrapping the workshop at 12:00pm Sunday. You’re also welcome to stay Sunday night and connect with all the besties you just met and fly out Sunday morning, November 13th.

It’s completely up to you! You’re welcome to wear athletic attire if that’s your vibe, or dress up a little more if that makes you feel like a boss. You do you, boo! Dress comfortably, as we’ll be in sessions all day. Since the weather will be warmer, we recommend bringing a light sweater or jacket in case the meeting room is chilly… air conditioning is a must here! Layers are your favorite!

Expect to be loved and encouraged, but also challenged and stretched. No more playing small, sister! The world needs your message, and we’re here to help you share it in a powerful way. There will be general sessions with speakers and small breakouts in groups.

There are NO REFUNDS on live events.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, you may transfer your enrollment in the program to someone else. You MUST email concierge@monarchrec.com at least 30 days prior to the event to transfer your enrollment. A $25 transfer fee will apply. Previously transferred and complimentary tickets are not eligible.


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