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5 Reasons You Need To Attend The 2023 Empowerment Experience


Relax & Recharge


Learn from other Entrepreneurs


Educational Sessions to benefit your business


Network & Grow your business


Incredible guest speakers


OCTOBER 2nd - 4th 2023

Join us in 2023 as we bring together small to medium-sized business entrepreneurs in Austin, TX for a retreat designed to foster collaboration, connection, and professional growth.

At the EU retreat, you'll have the opportunity to discuss the challenges and triumphs of entrepreneurship with your peers, form meaningful relationships, and gain valuable knowledge and insights to help grow your business. Don't miss this chance to be part of a dynamic and engaging community of entrepreneurs united in their drive for success.

Sponsors EU Empowerment Experience 2023


Monday, October 2nd:
  • Arrival, check-in, enjoy the resort
  • Welcome, introductions, social/networking cocktail hour
  • Keynote dinner at the Blind Salamander
    • "The State of Entrepreneurship in Today's Market"
Tuesday, October 3rd:
  • Morning meditation session @ the Spa lawn
  • Expert panel discussion:
    • "Navigating the Economic Horizon: Insights and Strategies for Maximizing Growth Opportunities in the Next 3 Years"
  • Off-site event & Lunch
  • Networking/free time at resort
  • Interactive workshop & dinner
    • "The Winning Entrepreneur Mindset: Overcome Limiting Beliefs and Mindset Shifts for Success"
  • Evening social activity
Wednesday, October 4th:
  • Morning pickleball challenge
  • Expert panel discussions:
    • "Accelerating Your Business with Technology: Navigating Rapid Change and Seizing Growth Opportunities"
    • "Cash is King... and Queen: Unlock Your Business's True Financial Potential"
    • "Creating a Culture of Intrapreneurship: The Secrets to Building a Team for Long-Term Success"
  • Lunch & "The $100M Journey"
  • Closing & Departure

Empowerment Experience

In 2022 dozens of leaders met in beautiful South Carolina to discuss and collaborate over the trials and tribulations of entrepreneurship

Bonds were strengthened, relationships were formed and knowledge was gained from fellow like-minded entrepreneurs

In 2023 Entrepreneurs United will lead 50 small to medium-sized business entrepreneurs through an adventure in Austin, TX with the goal of introducing a group of like-minded team members in an otherwise sometimes isolating role of entrepreneurship,



Spots Remaining

Empowerment Experience Attendees

Tyler Cunningham

Owner • Jade Contractors llc

Rodrigo Silva

- • Alpha & Omega Remodeling

Yulexys Herrera

Chief Operating Officer • Alpha & Omega Remodeling, LLC

Jeff Wyatt

Owner • DLR Financial Services

Will Nelson

Chief Operating Officer • BrandPoint Services

Rich Wilson

President & CEO • Paul Davis Restoration, Inc

Mike Stone

President & CEO • CertaPro Painters®

Kyle Werych

Business Advisor • Cultivate Advisors

Dale Busic

President • CertaPro Painters of Cypress, TX

Vinny Malts

Owner • Evolving Athletes LLC

Mark Miller

President • Field Marketing Solutions, LLC

Shannon Barrows

Entrepreneur • Executive

John Mitchell

Founder • ThinkitBeit.com

Mike Pleau

Co-Founder • Land Peek

Jason Mitchell

Co-Founder & President • Financial Wing, LLC

Kerry Battles

Of Counsel • Devine Millimet & Branch

Andy Disher

Co-Founder & COO • Konexial

John St.Pierre

Founder • Entrepreneurs United

Ken Evans

CEO, CTO, and Founder • Konexial

Erika Conklin

CHO • IOI Ventures

Jon Sommer

• Retail Construction Signage

Robert Troxler

Owner • CertaPro Painters of Cary-Apex

Rich Hoffmann

Sr. Vice President of Leadership & Strategy • CertaPro Painters

Tom Kent

Franchise Law Attorney • Saxton & Stump

Kerri Ford

Managing Director, Head of Technology & Business Services • G2 Capital Advisors

Greg Nezerka

Owner • CertaPro Painters Commercial

Colin Bowman

Partner • Cultivate Advisors

Matt Barranco

Owner • Barranco

David Barranco

Business Owner • Barranco

Mike Hopkins

Chief Operating Officer • Paul Davis

Steve Lovgren

Owner • Soccer Management Company

Keira Brinton

Keira Brinton • Awakening Authors

Steve Hearon

President • Brandpoint

Chris Miller

Sr Vice President • United Insurance

Vincent Pastore

Principal • HBK

Jason Knapp

Financial Advisor • Wells Fargo Advisors

Brian Stevenson

Financial Advisor • Wells Fargo Advisors

Laura Dermody

President • Pellucid Travel

Jared Antista

CEO • IOI Ventures

Mike Hersh

CEO • Brandpont

Angela Martin

Shareholder • Devine Millimet & Branch
Empowerment Experience

Expert Panel Discussions

In this expert panel session, economists and business leaders will provide entrepreneurs with insights and strategies for navigating the economic landscape in the next 3-5 years. Attendees will learn about the different economic cycles and how to take advantage of them to grow their businesses. The panelists will share practical tips and strategies for identifying growth opportunities, managing risk, and making strategic investments. They will also discuss the impact of emerging technologies, changing consumer behavior, and other trends on the economy, and how entrepreneurs can adapt to these changes. Overall, this session is designed to help entrepreneurs gain a better understanding of the economic landscape, and provide them with practical tools and strategies for maximizing growth opportunities and achieving long-term success.

In this expert panel session, entrepreneurs will learn about the latest trends and developments in business technology, and how to take advantage of them to accelerate their growth. The panelists will discuss the rapid pace of change in technology, and provide practical tips and strategies for staying up-to-date and leveraging new tools and platforms. Attendees will learn about the latest innovations in AI, digital marketing, and sales strategies, and how they can be implemented to drive business growth. Overall, this session is designed to help entrepreneurs navigate the rapidly-changing landscape of business technology, and provide them with practical tools and strategies for staying ahead of the curve and achieving long-term success.

This session will provide entrepreneurs with practical tools and resources for managing their finances and optimizing cash flow. Expert panelists will share insights and strategies for minimizing taxation, protecting their businesses, and growing the value of their assets. Attendees will learn how to identify hidden financial opportunities, manage risk, and maximize profitability. Entrepreneurs should attend this session to gain a better understanding of their financial situation, develop a more strategic approach to cash flow management, and unlock their business's true potential.

In this session, entrepreneurs will learn how to build a culture of intrapreneurship within their organizations. Expert panelists will share strategies for empowering their teams to think creatively, take calculated risks, drive innovation, and act like owners. Attendees will learn about the evolution of leadership, from manager to leader to mentor, and how to foster a culture of growth and collaboration. Entrepreneurs should attend this session to learn how to build a high-performing team, cultivate a culture of innovation, and drive long-lasting business success.

In this keynote and subsequent workshop, attendees will explore the mindset and beliefs that may be holding them back from achieving their goals and reaching their full potential. Through a series of interactive exercises and group discussions, participants will learn practical strategies for identifying and overcoming limiting beliefs, developing a growth mindset, and cultivating a positive and resilient attitude.

Expert facilitators will provide insights and guidance on the latest research and best practices related to mindset and behavior change. Attendees will leave the workshop with a deeper understanding of their own mindset and beliefs, as well as practical tools and strategies for overcoming obstacles and achieving success.

Overall, this workshop is designed to help entrepreneurs overcome common mental barriers to success and develop the mindset and resilience needed to thrive in today's fast-paced and competitive business landscape.

The Empowerment Experience - Resort


Hotel Omni Barton Creek Austin, TX

  • Secluded in the rolling hill country of Austin, Texas, the 4,000 acre newly-renovated Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is the ultimate retreat. Whether you want to relax under the care of our massage therapists, play a round of some of the best golf in the country, or experience everything the "Live Music Capital of the World" has to offer.
  • Ranked among the best resorts in Texas: Top 5 Resorts in the Southwest Conde Nast Traveler and Top 5 Resorts in Texas Travel + Leisure World's Best Awards 2022


"Favorite memory? The electric bike ride along the beach & building relationships that will last a lifetime."

“I was honored to be asked to be part of an event where CEOs from different industries gained trust and knowledge in each other.”

"We relaxed, we played, but most importantly we learned!"

If you are looking for some awesome, knowledgeable people to work with, these are the guys I highly recommend. Their friendliness and result-driven approach is what I love about them.



with Incredible Guest Speakers.

Sponsors EU Empowerment Experience 2023

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