Relaxing poolside overlooking the stunning Pacific Ocean, you take a moment to reflect on the incredible time you’re spending with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs at this one-of-a-kind business building and lifestyle designing retreat.

Where are you – you ask?

You’re in spectacular Victoria, Canada, at the acclaimed Oak Bay Beach Hotel. You’re here creating your thriving business, designing your extraordinary life and building lasting friendships with other mission-driven entrepreneurs – all while enjoying the beauty of the Canadian West Coast.

Intrigued? Let me tell you more….


In this intimate, hands-on retreat, you’ll be part of a select group of entrepreneurs working to design your brands, businesses and lifestyles. We limit the size of the group so we can provide individualized attention to ensure you leave with RESULTS, not just theories.

Don’t know how to turn your ideas into income to fuel your dreams? Let’s consider the options and find YOUR best solution.

Confused about how to monetize your mission and profit from your passion? No worries, we’ll help you sort it out.

Can’t figure out how to structure your business and build a compelling brand? We’ll show you how.

Having troubles pricing your products and services? Attract dream clients with premium positioning and pricing.

Overwhelmed, overworked and burning out? Automating will save your sanity.

Afraid to sell so you’re still a “broke best kept secret”? We’ll take the scary, slimy and sales-y out of selling.

Craving fun, flexibility, financial freedom and fulfillment? This is your time and it’s easier than you think.

So why should you join us?

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

There’s no need to do this alone. Don’t waste time and money on expensive trial and error. I’ll show you the easiest and most elegant way to make real money and live life on your own terms!

The BrainPower Signature Success RetreatTM  is JUST what you’ve been looking for to get the help you need to make your business and lifestyle dreams a reality – NOW.

Plus take some time to explore the fabulous city of Victoria. Stay a few extra days and enjoy spectacular sites, thrilling excursions, gourmet dining and world-renowned gardens!

Okay, I’m Swooning. Sign Me Up For The BrainPower Signature Success Retreat!




“I had no idea how to find potential customers, create a stand out brand, or establish myself as someone worth listening to and learning from. By working with Mischelle, I learned how to find paying customers, brand brilliantly, sell confidently and finally started making money! Mischelle makes it simple and fun. Best of all, she keeps you accountable so you actually get it done!”

~ Emily Raynes, Cupcake Maven ~

The Venue

Victoria – Located on Vancouver Island, off the west coast of Canada, Victoria is a city like no other. Dazzling gardens, lush forests and stretches of empty beaches beckon you outdoors. World-class golfing, whale watching, shopping and dining keep you entertained and energized.

Our chic, oceanfront boutique hotel and spa is a short stroll from Oak Bay Marina and Victoria Golf Club. Elegant rooms are appointed with plush furnishings, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, heated bathroom floors, rainfall shower heads and whirlpool tubs. Room service is available 24/7 and there’s a fine dining restaurant, cozy pub and café onsite. Did I mention that this resort is stunning, the architecture exquisite, the food divine and the service top notch?

The Delights

As if the above details were not enough to make you swoon, our luxurious venue is also home to the world-class Boathouse Spa. While you’re here, experience the ultimate in relaxation and indulge your senses. Choose from a full menu of treatments, or unwind in the steam sauna or three oceanfront, heated mineral pools. Ahhhhh……

Glorious? Well there’s more…

Victoria is also home to the breathtaking Butchart Gardens. Once an abandoned quarry, the Butchart Gardens now welcomes over 1 million visitors each year to its 22 hectares of floral splendor. Ranked by USA Today, CNN and National Geographic as one of the top gardens in the world, it has also been designated a National Historic Site.

Lastly, no trip to the west coast would be complete without a rollicking whale watching adventure. Bring your camera and warm clothes and prepare to be awed by the wildlife and educated by the knowledgeable local tour guides.

Tips for Travellers

Victoria, British Columbia is one of Canada’s most beautiful cities. Consider adding a few days before or after your BrainPower Signature Success Retreat to explore this spectacular city, known as both “The Garden City” and “The Jewel of the Pacific”. Sailing, whale watching, winery tours, golfing and boutique shopping are just a few of the many activities that make Victoria a coveted destination. And then there are the gardens . . . This is, after all, home of the world-renowned Butchart Gardens, Abkhazi Gardens and February Flower Count. When you book your room with the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, just let them know you want to extend your stay to explore the city and they will make suggestions based on your specific interests.


Note: The retreat runs from 8:30 am Thursday September 13, 2018 until 3:00 pm Sunday September 16, 2016. Please be sure to schedule your arrival and departure times accordingly. You won’t want to miss a moment.

The Benefits

So what can YOU expect if you spend three and a half days learning, masterminding, business building and lifestyle designing at a luxurious and results-oriented retreat in Victoria?

Well, what if you learned how to design the most outrageously amazing, life-changing products and services for your clients (and as a result, created a dream income and lifestyle for yourself)?

Would that be worth coming to Victoria for?

Join a select group of entrepreneurs who are saying “YES!” to creating a thriving business and extraordinary life.


Your BrainPower Luxury Retreat Takes Place September 13-16, 2018

The Signature Success RetreatTM follows my tested and proven, 5-step I.D.E.A.S.TM Business and Lifestyle Design System. Click here to learn more.

Pre-Retreat Work—You will receive a comprehensive welcome package and questionnaire to complete and submit prior to the start of the retreat. This pre-work ensures you’ll be ready to dive into this hands-on, working retreat. 

We begin at 8:30 am on Thursday, September 13, 2018 with breakfast and an introduction to my I.D.E.A.S.TM framework 

Thursday—Join me and your fellow entrepreneurs to start the day with your first of four gourmet breakfasts (included). Then we dive in and Identify your passion, purpose, professional skills, profit goals and perfect lifestyle

Define your ideal clients – we go way beyond the usual “customer avatar” stuff and discover your perfect business model to support your income and lifestyle goals.  Network with your new friends over a delicious lunch and get active during our Chai Tea and Thai Chi afternoon refreshment break (included).

FridayEngage your dream clients with captivating branding, high value content and signature products and services that practically sell themselves. Craft compelling copy and primp for your professional headshot (included).

SaturdayAutomate and structure your team to ensure you have the flexibility and freedom you desire. Sell without feeling scared, slimy, sales-y or pushy. Polish your intriguing introduction and practice your new skills during our Mingling & Martinis event (included). 

SundaySelling Part II. Finding clients (marketing) and closing sales (making money) are the two biggest challenges for most entrepreneurs. Master marketing and sales conversations and never worry about finding paying clients again.

We wrap up your transformational retreat with a traditional Victorian High Tea (bring your top hats/fascinators!). You will leave by 3:00 pm feeling inspired, clear about your next steps, proud of your results and celebrating your BrainPower Signature Success. 

Get The Details – What’s Included And What’s Not

What’s Included

  • Content-rich, results-focused morning and afternoon coaching sessions
  • Professional headshot to set the stage for your captivating new brand
  • Delicious, gourmet breakfasts and lunches daily
  • Unique, energizing refreshment breaks – think Chai Tea & Thai Chi
  • Mingling & Martinis session to put your new networking skills to work
  • Traditional Victorian “High Tea” on Sunday (bring your top hat/fascinator!)
  • BrainPower Signature Success Toolkit – comprehensive checklists, templates, guides and worksheets

*Subject to space availability, attendees may bring guests to the Sunday High Tea. Advance booking and additional fees will apply. Contact us for details.


What’s Not Included

  • Your roundtrip travel and ground transportation to/from Oak Bay Beach Hotel 
  • Accommodations in Victoria. Please contact the Oak Bay Beach Hotel directly to book your room
  • Personal expenses such as spa services, souvenirs, long-distance phone calls and tips for hotel staff
  • Activities, meals, excursions and spa expenses beyond those specified as included 
  • Any costs related to guests who are not registered with the program
  • Personal, medical and trip cancellation insurance
    **Please read the Terms of Use for more information.



Hi, I’m Mischelle vanThiel, BA, MBA

We are going to have an amazing time in Victoria building your business, designing your dream life, getting you real results and soaking in this luxurious location. See you soon!

As Founder of BrainPower Business Inc., I am blessed to be a sought-after speaker, award-winning salesperson, innovative business and lifestyle strategist, entrepreneur and executive, Over the years, I have led teams of 5 to 500, managed $100 million budgets, and consulted internationally on business development. I have a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Master of Business Administration Degree (MBA – Entrepreneurship), and loads of training in leadership, coaching, marketing, sales, media relations, financial planning and human resource management. 

My mission is to change the world, one wildly successful, passion-driven entrepreneur at a time. How? By sharing proven strategies that help you (re)discover your passions, build a lifestyle-enhancing business and transform what you ALREADY know into an income that fuels your dream life—all while keeping it sane and simple.


What’s The Investment For This Luxurious Business Building Retreat?

Take your business and lifestyle to the next level at the BrainPower Signature Success Retreat for only $2,500 USD. Pay in full or take advantage of our payment plan of four monthly payments of $675 USD.

*Please note that the payment plan totals $2,700 USD.

donnasMischelle inspires confidence and brings out the best in those she works with. She has a unique ability to challenge and support people to achieve their personal and professional goals. She is capable of balancing an understanding of the big picture, while paying attention to the details that get you there. She gets results. 
~ D. Spaulding, Calgary Association of Lifelong Learners ~



deepa-aA transformative mentor, Mischelle treats every person as an individual and works with your particular strengths to ensure you accomplish your goals. She goes to great lengths to facilitate your success, always offering so much insight and experience… She motivates you to be your best and to achieve beyond your imagination… She will make your work and life better. ~ Deepa Acharya, Academic Chair, SAIT ~


This Is My Time! Register Me For The BrainPower Signature Success Retreat Today!

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