2019 Expertise Mastermind


Marrakesh, Morocco

If you’re a solopreneur,  who has always wanted to travel the world, while working on your business AND relax a little too – then join Karamel McCoy for the “You are an Expert” soloprenuer mastermind adventure.

August 26th – September 2nd, 2019!

As you bathe in the sun on the rooftop garden in the middle of the walled city and the souks are closing shop – you find yourself entranced by the prayers being chanted from the Mosques.

Upon entering the exotic courtyard of the Riad, you’re greeted by a refreshing glass of lemon grass infused water and delectable treats native to Marrakech under the African skies.

When you take a dip in one of the 3 bathing pools, you can’t help smiling about the delightful day you just had navigating through the alluring shops, eating in charming restaurants, and exploring with your amazing fellow solopreneurs!


Marrakech! It’s the most dreamlike city in the world.

(Yves Saint Laurant was on to something, when he came to Marrakech year after year for inspiration!)

Marrakesh BREATHES and is a PERFECT place to spend 6 delightful days (and 7 nights)…

…brainstorming, planning providing & getting feedback on your ideas for the way ahead for your business while learning the intricacies of self empowerment and personal development with other like-minded soloprenuers.

Imagine bringing that pile of stuff you’ve been working on for your business and FINALLY getting it all straightened out!  Perhaps you’ve been feeling…..

Overwhelmed by your content or lack there of?

No worries, we’ll hash it out!

Can’t seem to figure out what your mission is?

Happy to help – we’ve got you covered!

Having troubles pricing your services or products?

Easy peasy – let’s do it together!

Marketing your business got you frustrated and flustered?

We’ll lay out your plan month by month.

Not sure how to monetize your expertise to make extra money?

Let us count the ways…

So why should YOU

join us?

Simple, this is the PERFECT environment to get your business plan and your marketing strategy nailed down.

There’s no need to do this alone, worrying about whether you’re doing things the right way or not – or whether you’re going to be able to sell anything!

The You are an Expert Mastermind Morocco is JUST what you’ve been looking for to get the help you need to make it happen!

Plus we’ll be exploring the fabulous city of Marrakesh, eating incredibly delicious food, and availing ourselves of some of the most body-melting spa services!

TBA, Registered Massage Therapist, Owner

The Venue…

Morocco – bordering the Atlantic and Mediterranean Sea – evokes images of souks and medieval maze-like streets, stretches of empty beaches, and stark deserts and mountains touched by Berber, Arabian and European influences.

We’ll be spending six fabulous nights in the beautiful city of Marrakesh enjoying the exotic culture, food, shopping, and the glamorous décor of our legendary 5-star boutique hotel, Riad Camilia. Located right in the Medina, down a narrow alley, you’ll feel like you’ve found a secret oasis that only you know about.

The Moroccan craft-work is stunning, the rooms beautifully appointed, and the atmosphere is the perfect cross between African-Oriental chic and a classic colonial club vibe. The hotel staff is superb – Serving made to order breakfast and authentic, fresh Moroccan cuisine at every dinner!

Tadelakt walls, chiseled plaster, mosaic tile floors, and metal lamps create lovely patterns of light that dance upon the walls and add to the hushed ambiance making Riad Camilia perfect combination of classic riad and chic boutique hotel.

And best of all, you can walk right out the door and immerse yourself in the mesmerizing souks and smells of Marrakesh!

For sure you’ll fall in love with the Moroccan decor and there’s no way you’re going home without a piece of Morocco – whether it’s a beautiful lamp, unique textiles, a pouf, a carpet, silver jewelry pieces, or leather goods.

Take a moment to watch this video taken by a past retreat participant to get a feel of Riad Camilia!

The Cuisine…

Let’s get this straight right from the start – Moroccan food is simply delicious – perfect for our vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. The breads here are baked fresh daily, and the dinners are slow, multi-course relaxing affairs with candlelight and magic.

If you don’t eat this or that – no worries – we are happy to accommodate any of your food preferences.

We’ll have four nights out on the town to experience the ubiquitous mouth-watering local tagines (you CANNOT go to Morocco and not eat a scrumptious tajine with couscous!) and on our last night we’ll dine in the most well-known club in the red city, Naranj, where we will delight in the most scrumptious meal of our time in the medina.

I’d also like to introduce you to a couple of my favorite restaurants: Foundouk, Terrasse des epices and of course our own hotel, Riad Camilia! And the desserts? Oh dear…..I hope you plan on doing a lot of walking around town to burn off the calories (just look at the picture behind this text – seriously).

Feeling brave?

Then try something at the open air market at the infamous Jemma el-Fnaa Square at night.

There’s always something fascinating to taste – simply wind your way past the snake-charmers and witch-doctor stalls and then simply follow your nose!

The Delights…

To start with, no trip to Marrakesh would be complete without indulging in a traditional hammam at Le Bain Bleu.

The Moroccan Hammam is a place where locals go to socialize, relax and meet one another, but also to get scrubbed within an inch of their lives!

Be prepared to open your pores (and have your dead skin be gone!) with an exfoliating glove and savon noir soap (their black soap made from home-grown olive oil). Slather on a little argon oil afterwards and you’ll leave feeling squeaky clean, fresh, shiny, intensely relaxed and totally refreshed! Ahhhhh……

And don’t forget to treat yourself to Le Bain Bleu home products and take home their delicately perfumed candles (they make lovely holiday gifts), their home perfumes, and face and body crèmes.

Souks + Seashores!

If that’s not tempting enough – I’ve planned a day trip to the beautiful sea-side port of Essaouira (pronounced “essa-weera” or “es-Sweera” in Arabic – see the picture to the right) to explore the souks, seashore and enjoy a lovely lunch. The fortified city walls, constant sea-breezes, and sea gulls flying above make this city charming with a totally different feel than Marrakesh!

Not to be missed is a stop at the Cooperative Marjana D’huile D’argan for some of Morocco’s beloved Argan Oil. After all, once we go to the hammam we’ve got to make sure we keep our skin soft and our locks shiny.

We can’t forget a tour of the highlights of the city with our trusty guide exploring the old medina souks for djellaba robes, spices, babouches (Moroccan slippers), carpets and colorful ceramics, perhaps visiting the old ruins of the El Badi Palace, or the stunning Bahia Palace (which truly is an architectural wonder).

I’m not sure exactly what we’ll be seeing yet – it all depends on our mood and our guide. And yup – don’t worry, you’ll also have plenty of time to do your own shopping if you need some extra retail therapy!

I’ll be happy to give you my secret shopping list so you can do some serious explorations on your own but if you’re feeling like you need to just chill-out, our awesome hotel has the pools, either in the courtyard or on the rooftop where there are two! Maybe pick up that book you’ve been meaning to read while sipping on flower infused water.

The Bennies…

So what can YOU expect if you spend 7 delightful days (and 6 nightsmasterminding and enjoying yourself on an exquisitely decadent adventure to Marrakesh?

Well, what if you got insanely inspired to write the most outrageously amazing life-changing business plan?

And what would it mean to you if you picked up a few gems that ended up providing you with the most clarity you have ever had toward monetizing your expertise?

Would THAT be worth coming to Morocco for?

I sure think so!

PLUS you’ll get to pick my brains for 5 days – that in itself is priceless!

Please keep in mind: This is a MASTERMIND – so that means I will not be lecturing in front of the room to you.

Come to the event with a list of what you want to get done and we’ll accomplish it together!

After the trip we will continue to follow up in the You are an Expert private Facebook group along with a bi-weekly one on one call with me so we make sure that you are accountable and get the job done!

**This will guarantee you have all the post-retreat follow-up assistance necessary to get your business rocking and rolling and monetized.

You come in with a concept about what you think your business will be in 1 year, and then you walk away with a completely – not different – but expanded version of what you’d originally thought you were going to do.

And this transformation happens because of the amazing energy that comes fromeveryone around you, their input and imagination –  sparks something in you that has you thinking larger and more creatively than you would ever have sitting alone.

Together we can focus on:

  • Getting clear on exactly what your thriving business vision is (you can’t teach everything you know).
  • Understanding the particulars about creating your business mission statement (you have got to be truthful about who you are and where you are going).
  • How to PROPERLY price your product or service (so you don’t LOSE money)!
  • The TOP strategies for promoting and marketing your business (if it doesn’t reach the masses,  you could lose your business and your shirt)!
  • Tips you can use on Facebook to get your tribe excited about your business (there are more than you think).
  • Further monetizing your business (scaling your business providing multi-income streams)!
  • Whatever it is you want to discuss and work on!

I’m here for YOU and no subject is out of bounds! (Well, I really prefer not to talk about me because I’m interested in you)!

The Bonuses!!

(we can’t forget them!)

The best bonus of all: included with this retreat is our You are an Expert Program which has everything you’ll need to put together a FABULOUS business plan:

  • One year of bi-monthly LIVE group coaching classes so you have the support you need after the retreat.
  • My personal vault of activities that keep me on track.
  • ALL of my worksheets for staying focused and managing my planning calendar, and more!
  • Membership in our private Facebook group for one year where we’ll be answering questions and helping you year-round.
Keep in mind – this is a MASTERMIND – which means I will not be lecturing in front of the room to you – all the basic information your need for retreat planning will be at your fingertips as part of the You are an Expert program.

Come to the event with a list of what you want to get DONE
and we’ll accomplish it together!

**Getting the You are an Expert program and a year of post-retreat coaching will guarantee you have all the follow-up assistance necessary to get your business up and running, marketed and monetized in the time after this retreat.

About Marrakesh…

What can I say? I WAS Moroccan in another life! It is a beautiful country with vast contrasts from stark red deserts to lush green olive groves.

The people are as diverse as the stunning landscape, with Berbers and Arabs making up the majority of the current population.

Islam is the predominant religion, although there are Christians and Jewish people living in the country too.

The people pride themselves in being tolerant and open and abhor violence. The King and the Moroccan government are strongly against terrorism and have security measures in place to prevent negative influences from taking hold in their country.

There haven’t been any warnings for Morocco and it is considered quite safe to visit and in fact – there is a very large expatriate community living in Marrakesh because it is such a beautiful and delightful city with fabulous restaurants, reasonably priced, lots of activities, and a fascinating culture.

Most of the people speak both French and Arabic – so if you speak French you will have an especially fun time!

However, English is spoken by most people who interact with tourists so you will have no problems communicating with folks while wandering around town.


What’s Included:

  • Three morning (9-12pm) and one all-day (9-12, 2-6pm) deep-dive mastermind sessions + lots of juicy retreat conversation all week!
  • The You are an Expert program is included in the trip pricing so that you have follow-up support after the retreat is over.
  • 5-star boutique accommodations single or double occupancy six nights (yes, there are 2 beds in the room for double occupancy)
  • Six delicious breakfasts at Riad Camilia
  • Welcome dinner at the Riad + a farewell dinner together at Foundouk.
  • Dinner at Terraze de espices (“Terrace of Spices”)
  • 6 nourishing lunches either at our hotel or out + about town
  • Lunch out during our trip to Essaouira
  • Transportation and guide for our day trip to Essaouria Cooperative Marjana D’huile D’argan
  • Tour guide for our day around town and the souks
  • Half-day traditional hammam spa experience at Le Bain Bleu
  • Entrance fees to any sites we visit together in Marrakesh
  • Transport to the hotel on August 27th and back to the airport on September 2nd (at the designated times only!)

What’s Not-Included:

  • Your round-trip airfare from home
  • Any oil you purchase at the argan co-op
  • Souvenir shopping, personal phone calls, extra spa services, taxis, laundry, bell-boys, and tips for your room maid (we recommend $1-2 USD per day per person)
  • Personal, medical or trip cancellation insurance


You must arrive into the Marrakesh Menara Airport (RAK) on August 27th and depart September 2nd, 2019 after breakfast. We’ll have two airport pick-ups for the group arriving on August 27th – at 12 and 4pm. If you are not arriving in time to be on those transports we can help you arrange your own taxi to the hotel (at your cost).

About Karamel:

Karamel McCoy loves Soloprenuers. She loves teaching about business strategies, writing business plans, helping them discover their expertise, and helping them monetize their expertise – and she wants you to be successful at what you love to do!.

It all started back in 2010 when she gave birth to her baby girl who had severe eczema and she formulated and sold her own FDA approved all natural lip balm, DRY BEE GONE!

That’s when she found her first income stream and has been obsessed with solopreneuring every since. (after all, it totally changed her life). She ended up starting several successful income streams through small businesses she discovered she was an expert at.  Now she enjoys sharing her knowledge of successfully monetizing those businesses to help other soloprenuers do it too.

That inspired her to create her own workshop – You are an Expert®, where she’s been coaching and teaching women soloprenuers for the past five years

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