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2023 Mastermind Retreat Hope Taylor Mastermind | Charleston, SC


Last week, I hosted my incredible 2023 Mastermind Retreat in Charleston, SC and it was AMAZING! As a reminder, my Mastermind is my high-level coaching program that I offer for business owners who are looking to begin education and create passive income. For 6 months, I coach these entrepreneurs through weekly calls, one-on-one Voxer discussion, real-time feedback and personalized coaching. This means all of the women at this retreat have been meeting EVERY WEEK since July…and this was our FIRST TIME all meeting in person! It was SUCH a blast!

This was our first mastermind retreat in awhile that was ALL girls…and we made the absolute best of it! Everyone arrived on Tuesday evening to a Christmas-themed welcome party including charcuterie, Christmas candles and a holiday classics playlist! We all cozied up in holiday pajamas, had delicious pizza and caught up about how CRAZY it was to finally be meeting in REAL LIFE! We kicked off Wednesday with a yummy breakfast, then hit the ground running for a jam-packed day: branding photos for all of the attendees, an afternoon of content, one-on-one coaching and our grand finale dinner downtown at Sorelle in Charleston. It was complete with incredbile photos thanks to Laura and Rachel, learning all about the necessary systems to create passive revenue and lots of yummy snacks in between 🙂

On Thursday, we all checked out of the beautiful Boho Rosa Airbnb before saying farewell at a delicious brunch downtown. I’m always amazed at how FAST these retreats go by! Time really does fly when you’re having fun!

To Helen, Caitlin, Hannah, Jamie, Heather, Ledia and Courtney: Thank you from the bottom of my heart for trusting me to be your coach this year. Hosting this mastermind is truly the biggest honor of my entire career, and I am always blown away by the incredbile friendships that come out of this retreat experience. I consider each one of you such a dear friend, and I am so, so proud of everything you have already accomplished this year. I can’t wait to continue to cheer you on for the next 2 months as we finish out 2023 strong!

To Laura and Rachel: Thank you so much for capturing always capturing each retreat so beautifully! The behind-the-scenes images and group photos that you capture are a highlight for me every single year – especially with a sweet baby bump included this year!!! 🙂

If you are a business owner that is interested in learning more about the mastermind experience, CLICK HERE! I will NOT be hosting the mastermind in the first half of 2024 while I am on maternity leave, but applications are currently OPEN for the July-Dec 2024 group. I’d be so honored to review your application!

Now for the most fun part: THE PHOTOS!!! Including my own images, Laura and Rachel’s beautiful photos and some behind-the-scenes snaps from my phone!

Baby girl and I all ready to welcome attendees on Tuesday night!!

Heck yes to Christmas PJs!!!!

Starting off early on Wednesday morning with head shots for everyone!

Had to squeeze in just a few bump photos with baby girl 🙂

I just adore all of them! And this color coordination totally happened by accident! Haha!!

Look at all those gorgeous faces!!!

Back to the house for cozy clothes and an afternoon of learning!

And some behind-the-scenes from my phone of our delicious dinner and brunch on Thursday!

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I'm Hope Taylor, an international Senior Portrait and Wedding Photographer based in Charleston, SC. I'm also an educator, international speaker, and the host of multiple sold-out workshops each year!



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