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Frequently Asked Questions
(Before You Attend the Summit)
Click on any of the questions below to see the answer.
How do I Prepare for the Event?
Q: What do I wear?
Dress comfortably and bring layers (the hotel conference room temperature can fluctuate).

Hot Tip: A great way to immediately become the person who attracts more clients is to dress like the most positive version of your future self.
If you were already making the impact (and money) you want to make, what would you wear to the Summit?

Note: Please do not wear fragrances, so that we may accommodate those with special sensitivities.
Q: What should I bring?
Water to drink
Pen/pencil and paper
Personal snacks
Your business cards and calendar for networking
Q: How can I get the most out of the event?
Here are our 3 best quick tips.

1. Set your intention for the Summit.

If the Summit was a turning point in your life and business, what would you get? And, how would the rest of the year be different? We encourage you to dream big. Anything is possible:

“When I attended the Client Attraction Summit I only had 5-6 clients and none of them were paying my full rate. I felt so confident and aligned after the weekend, I attracted 7 new clients almost effortlessly, and I was able to stand in my value and charge my full rate! A year later, I had 44 coaching clients. Now I refer all my friends to the Client Attraction Summit, and like me, they come back raving about it.”

--Jessica Colp, Life Coach

Thousands of people like Jessica have attended the Client Attraction Summit.

(Many were challenged financially and used the Summit as a turning point to make $10,000/month within a year of attending the Summit.)

As you read their stories, resist the temptation to compare yourself or beat yourself up...Instead, tell yourself, "If these people can do it, I can too!"

2. Don’t Miss a Minute of the Weekend

This weekend is designed to be a turning point in your life and business… but we can’t change your life if you’re not with us. 🙂

Every section builds on the next section. So, in order for you to leave the event feeling inspired and confident, with a full set of tools to attract clients, we ask that you clear your calendar for the entire three days.

Get ready to be inspired.

3. Make Friends

You are about to enter a room filled with
like-minded people who are dedicated to helping more people and making more money. You have a LOT in common.

One of the reasons so many of our members have started to make $10,000+/month, is because of the friendships, partnerships and support they've received from the Thrive community:

"The Thrive Community got me started... some of my best friends came from this community... I now have a million dollar business... I don't know where I'd be without Thrive."

--Sage Lavine

Feel free to reach out to people before the Summit through our Private Facebook Group. Invite people to dinner on Thursday evening, share rides and hotel rooms, or just comment on some of the inspiring posts that are already in the group.
Q: What time should I arrive?
Check-In: 8:15am-8:45am Friday
Event hours: 9:00am-6:30pm (no later than 7pm) on Friday
(There will be time for lunch and breaks.)
You won't want to miss one minute of this life changing event, so please clear your schedule for the entire weekend.
Q: What will I get?
In our 3 days together, you'll discover how to:
  • ​Create an inspiring vision that magnetizes your ideal clients
  • ​Free yourself from unconscious beliefs that keep you from true success
  • ​Apply the 5 Elements that allow your ideal clients to talk themselves into working with you (if it's a good match)
  • ​Create an answer to the question, "What do you do?" so your ideal clients want to work with you and refer their friends to you
  • ​Stop devaluing yourself and confidently share how much you charge (over 95% of attendees raise their fees)
  • ​Turn "I can't afford it" into "YES!" (over half the time)
  • ​Use the 5 Leverage Strategies to work less, make more, and help more people
  • ​Discover how our members are speaking to groups, transforming the planet and collectively making millions of dollars
And you'll get to know a community of wonderful, generous people traveling the road you're on now.
Q: How do I invite friends to the Summit?
One of the VERY best things you can do for yourself is bring a friend to the Summit. Why?

We've found that the people who have the greatest success with this program are the ones who build their businesses in community (instead of trying to do everything on your own), so we'd like to give you the opportunity to bring a few friends to support you in developing your new skills.
Just send your friend to and ask them to write in your name on their application. We'll make sure they get approved for a Full Scholarship so they can join you!
Q: How do I meet Summit attendees before the event?
If you haven't joined the Summit Facebook group yet, we highly encourage you to do so! We are sharing hot tips, giving feedback to each other, and letting others know about what we do. It's an awesome way to feel connected to the group before you even arrive to the Summit!

And you can also request a roommate or arrange for carpooling, etc.
What if something has come up and I’m not sure I can make it to the Summit?
Q: What if I’m not as inspired as I was when I signed up?
A: If you’re not inspired about your business (or even burned out) then the Summit might be perfect for you. We’ll help you re-ignite your inspiration and see a new vision for yourself and your business.

If you signed up for the Summit many months ago and forgot what inspired you…

2. Read here what you’ll get from the Summit.
3. Read success stories from our members who have gone on to have $10,000 Months.
4. Keep reading the FAQs below in case there are some other questions we can answer.
5. Talk with one of our Client Attraction Summit Coaches. Email [email protected] or call 831-824-4607
Q: What if a health challenge has come up?
We have experienced several health challenges since we started Thrive Academy. I (Jesse) have had chronic neck and back pain and adrenal fatigue. And, I (Sharla) had many complications after the birth of my second son and have been diagnosed with an autoimmune disorder. But, we are committed to our mission, so our health hasn’t stopped us from leading any of the over 200 events we’ve led over the last 12 years… What it did was have us dramatically increase our self-care and recharge time.

If you have a major health challenge coming up before the Summit, one option is to reschedule to the next Summit in about 4 months (you get one free transfer) and spend the weekend in bed healing. This is true, especially if you are contagious or feel that spending the weekend at an event could put your health in serious jeopardy.

Another option is to take this as invitation to practice deep self-care leading up to the event, so that you feel restored and recharged enough to attend the event. We have had people attend our events who had broken bones, cancer, migraines, and many other ailments. Many have shared that the insights, breakthroughs, and plentitude of hugs were the exact medicine they needed to heal themselves so that they could more fully thrive.

We wish you the very best and want you to thrive as well.
Q: What if a family emergency has come up?
We’ve noticed that sometimes our clients, just when they are about to launch, have family emergencies come up. Sometimes they are called to drop everything and take care of their loved one. We have deep respect for the generosity and deep love that call on. If this is the case, and you can no longer make the Summit, we encourage you to transfer to the next Summit about 4 months from now (you get one free transfer).

But sometimes we find that our people unintentionally sabotage themselves by taking care of everyone but themselves. If this is the case, we invite you to get creative and resourceful. How can you find a way to both take care of your loved one, while still attending the Summit and taking care of yourself?

We encourage you to schedule a time to speak with one of our Summit coaches so we can help you figure out how to join us.
Q: What if I don’t have the money for airfare or hotel?
The Summit is designed to help you make more money. But, in order to attend the Summit, you may need more money to pay for hotel and/or airfare. This can feel like a catch-22.

Practical Suggestion: You can inquire in our private facebook group about sharing a ride or a room, which can potentially save you hundreds of dollars.

Our story: In our early days, money was extremely limited for us. But, we kept finding a way to pay for our education because we knew we were meant to inspire thousands of people and we needed the tools and confidence. We cashed out a mutual fund, borrowed from friends and family, maxed out credit cards, sold things we weren’t using, slept on friends’ couches, cut expenses, got clients. Whatever it took to follow our dream.

If you decide that you are ready to learn how to make more money so that you never again have to say no because of money, we would love to support you.

We encourage you to schedule a time to speak with one of our Summit coaches so we can help you figure out how to join us.
Q: I’m in another program- should I attend the Summit also?
When we first started Thrive Academy, we were so passionate about learning and growth that we were in 3 different substantial programs at the same time. This meant flying all over the US and Canada, sometimes twice in a month. But, we were hungry to learn and these programs were the key to us making $175,000 in our first year and $732,000 in our third year of business.

So, we are always a fan of following your “YES!” If you resonate with us, and you’re in other programs, we invite you to relate to include the Summit as part of your accelerated growth plan.

Unless you already have way more clients than you can handle and you’re successfully speaking to groups, and have tons of people buying your home study course and signing up for your group program, we promise that we can be of great service to you.
Is this Event Right for Me?
Q: I’m just starting - should I wait until I feel ready before I attend?
We created the Client Attraction Summit because we believe that there are people waiting for you, who need your gifts, even if you’re just starting out. Attending the Summit when you are just getting started can save you from the heartache and frustration of having a deep craving to make a big difference, without the skills to be able to attract the clients you so deeply want to help.

About half of the people who attend the Client Attraction Summit are just starting their business and have little to no skills or training in growing their business. The other half may have been in business for years, but are ready to take things to the next level.

If you look at the rising transformational leaders of today, you’ll find that many of them made their first six figures after attending this event.
Q: I already have clients. Will this event be too basic for me?
About ⅓ of the people who attend the Summit are seasoned coaches and holistic practitioners who are hungry for the next level of success. In fact, many of our friends who earn 6 or even 7 Figures have raved about the Summit.

The only way you won’t get a ton out of it is if you come with a closed mind. And even if you learn nothing from our 3 days of content (which you will), you can learn a LOT from seeing how we conduct a multi-million dollar coaching and event business.
Q: Who is this event for (just Coaches and Holistic Practitioners or anyone who wants clients)?
We draw a lot of people who consider themselves Coaches and Holistic Practitioners. But, as long as you have a big heart and you’re seeking more clients in your business, this event is for you. We’ve had writers, consultants, speakers, energy healers, doctors, veterinarians, hairstylists, real estate agents, attorneys, accountants, teachers, etc. join us and get a ton from the event.
Q: What if I only have an idea for a business and still have a job?
When one of our members attended the Client Attraction Summit, he was working as a full-time teacher and he came to the event with ‘an idea.’ In less than one year, Roni Habib soared past his $10,000/month goal as he helped close to one thousand teachers avoid burnout and learn how to become better teachers. He had such a successful first year with this ‘side’ business (hundreds of people were attending his events) that he gave notice at his teaching job so that he and his wife could focus their entire energy on their mission. Everything starts as an idea...
Will I feel Comfortable at this Event?
Q: What if I’m an introvert and I’m uncomfortable in groups?
When I (Sharla) first met Jesse, he was very introverted. At events, I would look forward to hugs and making new friends during breaks. Jesse would disappear to our room to meditate. Eventually, Jesse discovered that when he gave himself permission to be his sweet, quirky, and powerful self, he became more comfortable socializing and started spending some breaks making deep friendships.

At the Summit, we’ll take breaks about every 90 minutes. You’re welcome to take solo time. And, our intention is to create a safe place for you to be your sweet, quirky and powerful self so that you naturally enjoy meeting new people because you feel exceptionally comfortable.
Q: Will I fit in?
We know that nervous excited feeling when you first arrive at an event. Well… you can count on a warm welcome from our team, starting when you first check-in. Throughout the event we’ll be doing lots of partner exercises so you’ll get connected with people (even if you’re an introvert).
By the end of the weekend, you may be surprised by how much you feel a part of the group and how many people you’ve been inspired by.
And if you want to get a head start making new friends, join our private Facebook Group to start connecting with people before you meet them at the weekend.
Q: What if I have a very specific diet?
We favor hotels that can accommodate many different nutrition requirements. And you can request a fridge or upgrade to a suite if you prefer to prepare your own food.
Q: What if nobody talks to me?
Not a chance. Seriously. This one simply isn’t going to happen.
Q: Will I be the only _ (BiPoC, LGBTQ or some other marginalized group) there???
Did that blank fill in for you by itself? Maybe even more than once? We’ve all had experiences of feeling like we didn’t belong in a group, whether because we belong to a group that’s historically been marginalized or because of other ways we’ve been isolated or negatively singled out.

As you may know, we’ve led the Summit over 70 times. So we have a pretty good sense of the spectrum of people we attract, including:
  • ​BiPoC
  • ​LGBTQ people
  • ​People from all over the world
  • ​People who live with disabilities or chronic illnesses
  • ​Survivors of violence
  • ​Young adults and elders
  • ​People who have had successful businesses and people who haven’t started their business yet
  • ​Introverts and Extroverts
  • ​Woo-Woo people to Won’t-Woo people!
However you filled in the blank above, it’s pretty unlikely that you’ll be the only one in the room. And even if you are, YOU are completely welcome and we’ll do everything we can to help you feel comfortable.

If you're a BiPoC or LGBTQ, please know that we strive to create an environment that will have you feel welcomed, accepted, included and safe. We embrace all races, ethnicities, religions, and sexual orientations... we appreciate everything about you that makes you unique. We are aware of our privilege and strive to use it for good. We do not tolerate bigotry at our events. We are doing our work to understand issues around racism and equity. We aren't perfect, by any means, and we welcome a conversation if there is anything anyone on our team ever does or says that has you feel unwelcome or unsafe at our events.

Sometimes, it’s the very things about us that we fear will be rejected that create our unique magic and what we offer to the world.
Q: Is the Summit going to be boring?
We hate boring events. So we have created a cutting edge, inspiring, entertaining, and experiential event for you.
Q: Will I like the people who attend?
If you like kind, heart-centered people who are ready to get paid even more to make a bigger difference, you’ll LOVE the people who attend the Summit.
Q: Why is the Summit 3 days and not 2?
We used to offer the Client Attraction Summit as a two-day event. But we found that we were so rushed trying to fit everything in that we were shortchanging everyone. The extra day gives us time to answer questions and to have deeper, more inspiring exercises.
Will there be a lot of selling at the Summit?
Q: Is the Summit going to be valuable, or just a bunch of sales pitches?
We’ve been to events that we feel were one “sales pitch” after another. It’s embarrassing to admit that we used to do that too. Fortunately, we decided to stop doing that many years ago.

If we’re inviting you to spend 3 days with us, it’s our promise to provide you with some of the best business training you’ll ever get. One woman said that she learned more about business building in one day at the Client Attraction Summit than she had in a coaching program that cost $25,000!

And… to be transparent, we will invite you to join either our Client Attraction Mastery or Platinum program. Fortunately, enough people are so inspired by the value they got at the Summit that they decide to spend a year or more learning from us. But there is no pressure to join. You can learn more about our programs here.
Q: Am I going to feel manipulated into signing up for a program?
We have seen speakers use sales tactics that have made our skin crawl. We don’t do that at Thrive.

That being said, we will invite you to join either our Client Attraction Mastery or Platinum program. Our intention is to invite you in the most heartfelt and inspiring way possible. And, we only encourage you to say yes if our program would be a good fit for you.
Q: Will there be guest speakers at the Summit?
As of today, we (Jesse and Sharla) lead the entire event with no guest speakers. But, we have plans to train speakers to lead the Summit in the future. So, if you want to ensure that you are learning from us (the founders) we recommend you attend the next Summit.
What if I Have Challenging Life Circumstances?
Q: What if I’m too busy?
We get it because we are really busy too. We have kids, a team of 29 people to lead, hundreds of clients, good friends and our love to tend to. But, we make time for the things that are most important to us.

Is it a priority to create a business that pays you so well that you have even more time and freedom than you have right now? It is possible. We know, because we have so much more time off than when we were first struggling to grow our business.

If you’d like more time and freedom, we’d love to support you at the Summit to start creating that new lifestyle.
Q: What if I can’t miss work (job or clients) to make the Summit?
I (Jesse) remember how scary it was to ask my boss (at the last job I ever worked) whether I could miss work to attend a workshop. But, I was THAT committed to my personal growth.

So, the first question to ask yourself is: On a scale from 1-10 how committed are you to breaking through your personal limitations and make more money? If you not committed at a level 9 or 10, it makes sense to keep doing what you’ve been doing. If you are committed at a 9 or 10, then we invite you to get creative and resourceful and find a way to make it to the Summit.
Q: What if I feel guilty leaving my kids or partner at home for the weekend?
We get it. Our commitment to being amazing parents to our boys is our #1 priority. So, of course, leaving our boys with our nanny (even though the boys love her) to attend an event is sometimes hard.

But being amazing parents means that we are committed to providing a safe, comfortable home for our boys. It means that we’re committed to growing as human beings and as leaders. It means we are setting an example of following our calling and changing the world.

We can’t set this example if we’re not willing to follow our YES and trust our children with other people. Human beings, for centuries, have raised children with the support of their village or tribe. How can you find the support you need to follow your calling?
What if I have inner stuff coming up?
Q: What if I don’t feel ready for clients yet?
If you’re not feeling ready for clients, it might be because of one of two reasons:

1. You may not feel confident in your ability to help your clients get results.
It might be wise to get more training in your field: coaching, massage, acupuncture, nutrition, etc. But, often, you are actually more talented than you think at helping people and it could be your insecurities holding you back.

At the Summit, we’ll help you release outdated insecurities and increase your confidence. And we’ll help you get clients… because sometimes the greatest confidence comes from seeing the profound impact you have on your clients.

2. It’s just not the right timing to start growing your business.
If you have a health issue or you’re caring for a loved one full time, or finishing an intense PHD program, you may want to schedule your Summit for 4-6 months out when things clear up.

At the same time, it’s easy to tell yourself that you’ll start building your business when the perfect time comes. In our experience, there is never a “perfect” time. Sometimes it takes declaring that you’re ready and then attending an event that will give you the inspiration, vision and energy to pursue your dreams (no matter your circumstances).
Q: What if I don’t believe in myself?
Thank you. It can take great courage to admit this… even to yourself. We find that this issue is often at the heart of why people don’t take action (which can perpetuate the lack of belief in yourself).

There are five keys to believing in yourself:

1. A crystal clear vision of what success looks like for you.
2. Knowing how to talk about what you do in an inspiring way.
3. Feeling great about how much you charge (and feeling “worth it”).
4. Knowing what to say when someone says they can’t afford you (so you don’t take it personally).
5. Transforming the belief that gets in your way from seeing your greatness.

We cover all five of these keys at the Summit. So, welcome to the path of beginning to believe in yourself more fully. You are worth it.
Q: What if I don’t want to learn to sell? (I just want people to come to me)
When we first started out, we hated selling and wanted nothing to do with it. But, unfortunately, clients didn’t just drop in our lap… and when they occasionally did, we still had to invite them to work with us and ask them for payment.

So, instead of worrying about “selling,” it would be ideal to learn a heart-based system to make this conversation as graceful, heartfelt and effective as possible. We’d love to help you with that at the Summit.
What are my other options (besides the Summit?)
Q: What if I want to keep my options open that weekend?
We love our freedom too. But, true freedom comes from asking yourself powerful questions. Here’s a question you can ask yourself: How important is it to you to grow yourself so that you have the ability to reach more people and make more money?

If it’s not that important to you, there’s no need to join us. But if it is important to you, we encourage you to move mountains to attend.
Q: Can I just do the Home Study Course?
We have a whole library of home study courses that we’ve invested tens of thousands to acquire. Some we barely opened. Others have added great value to us.

If you’re a motivated, self-accountable, self-starter, you can get great results from investing in a Home Study Course. (We sometimes get messages from our Home Study Course clients saying that they received a big influx of clients.)
But we’ve found that in order for most people to get results, it usually information. AND inspiration, powerful transformation and heartfelt community… So, that’s why we recommend moving mountains to join us at the Summit.
If you absolutely cannot attend the Summit (or you just want to get started attracting clients right away) you can learn about our Client Attraction Mastery 2.0 Home Study Course here.
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