Client Retreat


February 27 through March 1, 2023 ~ Orlando, Florida

10x your speaking & storytelling skills
with the power of in-person instruction and practice!

Join us for 3 full days (Feb. 27, Feb. 28, and Mar. 1), in sunny Orlando, Florida.

The purpose of the retreat is to dramatically improve your delivery, storytelling, performance, and stage presence with hands-on exercises and practice (and have fun while doing so!).

Your coaches, Carol Cox and Diane Diaz, will lead you through exercises and lots of practice with real-time feedback and adjustment.

We'll also have a professional videography team there to record 10 minutes of you speaking, so you'll have footage for your speaker reel.

If you want to get higher-profile and higher-paid speaking engagements, improving your delivery skills is a must. Plus, you will build so much confidence.

Uplevel your content, storytelling, and delivery.


Why Attend?

  • Get in-person, real-time training and feedback to take your delivery and stage presence from good to keynote-worthy
  • Spend quality time with an incredible group of women entrepreneurs
  • Get professional videography you can use for your speaker page and highlight reel (this is a huge value!)
  • 10x your speaking skills with in-person instruction and practice.


  • Sunday, Feb. 26 = Arrive in Orlando
  • Monday, Feb. 27 (start at 9:30 am) = Morning workshop to work on your speech and get feedback; lunch provided / tour the garden; afternoon workshop on delivery and performance; dinner out as a group (included)
  • Tuesday, Feb. 28 (start at 9 am) = Morning speaking practice and on-the-spot feedback; lunch provided / tour the garden; afternoon speaking practice continued; dinner out as a group (included)
  • Wednesday, March 1 (start at 8:30 am) = Morning videography (1st group); lunch provided; afternoon videography (2nd group); dinner out as a group (included)
  • Thursday, March 2 = Depart Orlando (or stay for a long weekend!)

We have 12 4 spots available.

Get to the next level of your


VIP Days can cost $5,000-$10,000 for 1 day.

Our Speaking Intensive = $5,500

Early Bird Price = $3,950

Save $1,550: Early bird price expires on December 31

Nearby Hotels: 

Hilton Garden Inn, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and 2 miles to Park Ave. There is a Whole Foods across the street.

SpringHill Suites Marriott, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and 2 miles to Park Ave. There is a Whole Foods across the street.

The Alfond Inn, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and adjacent to Park Ave. Very nice hotel.

Park Plaza Hotel, Winter Park = Located about 3 miles from our venue and on Park Ave.


The largest closest airport is Orlando International (MCO).

There is a smaller airport called Orlando-Sanford International Airport (SFB).

The Venue:

We will be in the Magnolia Room at Leu Gardens in Orlando. It's a lovely space that we will have set up to look like a speaking event, so the videography you'll receive will include you speaking plus b-roll of us as the audience.

Leu Gardens is near Winter Park, which is one of the nicest areas in Orlando. Winter Park has lots of restaurants and stores. Our evening dinners/outings as a group will be at restaurants along Park Ave. in Winter Park.


What Past Attendees Said

I learned SOOO much from both Carol and Diane and from each of the women at this event. I got to see such unique speaking styles and more importantly, I got to hear their stories and messages which opened my eyes to so many ways that we can all work together to change the world for good."

— Betsy Jordyn

All the training was perfect and actionable. I feel empowered! Practicing your talk sooner and often helps to 10x it faster.

— Dianna Deeney

I feel more confident in bringing in my story thanks to the practice and feedback. I am so inspired by the amazing women who gathered together. I learned not only from their different speaking styles, but also from their inspiring messages!

— Katie Anderson

I feel more confident about my skills and I love feeling closely connected to a group of speakers."

— Mary Beth Simon

This retreat made me feel more confident in my abilities and how to market my talks."

— Dr. Christina Madison, PharmD


Refund Policy

Since we have hard costs related to putting on an in-person event, we aren't able to refund your payments. You can transfer your payment to another Speaking Your Brand client.

Questions & Answers

How our retreat helps you to 10x your speaking skills

Meet Your Team

Carol Cox

Carol Cox

Carol Cox is the founder & CEO of Speaking Your Brand® and host of the Speaking Your Brand® podcast.

Carol facilitates most of the weekly live group Zoom calls.

Carol speaks on women's leadership, women in politics, and business storytelling.

During election seasons, she serves as a Democratic political analyst on TV news. Carol was named as one of Orlando's Women of the Year 2021 and has been featured in Forbes.

Carol has a Master's degree in History and lives in Orlando, FL.

Diane Diaz

Diane Diaz

Diane Diaz is our lead Speaking Coach with Speaking Your Brand®.

Diane works with our clients in the 1:1 coaching calls and VIP Days and co-facilitates the weekly live group Zoom calls.

Diane speaks regularly on personal branding, LinkedIn strategy, and women's empowerment. Diane has an extensive background in marketing and branding and is also an Ironman triathlete.

Diane has a Master's in Business Administration and lives in Orlando, FL.


Joy Spencer

Joy Spencer is a Speaking and Storytelling Coach with Speaking Your Brand®.

Joy is a certified executive and leadership coach and uses her C.R.E.A.T.E. framework to help people to discover, grow, and offer their gifts to the world.

Joy is passionate about storytelling and is the host of her own podcast called Reframe to Create.

Joy lives in Washington, DC.




Solita Roberts-Goodwin

Solita is our Executive Assistant and Client Concierge at Speaking Your Brand®.

Solita comes with years of experiencing working as an EA for a CEO of a large company and is adept at project management, planning, and operations.

Solita is also an image stylist and is passionate about empowering women to look and feel their best.

Solita lives in the Atlanta area.

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