Annual Events

Sometimes, you need to step back to move forward. It may seem counter intuitive, but entrepreneurs are often running so fast that they can miss huge opportunities or go miles before they realize they’ve been speeding in the wrong direction. Throughout the year, our team will host multi-day gatherings of entrepreneurs from diverse backgrounds at The Retreat. These sessions are part executive education, part rejuvenation and all about building a network of like-minded people who will provide insight, support and guidance well after the session ends. We call this the “Entrepreneur Bootcamp” but consider it an opportunity to step away from your business for a brief time so that you return recharged and ready to scale new heights personally and professionally.

February 1-5th – Super Bowl Weekend at The Retreat

align5 is thrilled to host the 3rd Annual CEO Boot Camp in the Florida Keys during Super Bowl weekend. Come network with a unique group of entrepreneurs from a variety of backgrounds and enjoy all the amenities of a luxurious private resort, while taking in all of the festivities leading up to the NFL championship.

When and Where:

– Stay at The Retreat, a luxury private resort located in beautiful Marathon Key, Florida
– Arrive Thursday, February 1 and depart Monday, February 5, 2018
– The cost is $6,500 per person
– All meals are included and will be prepared onsite by our personal chef
– 8 spots available — reserved on a first come basis
– Theme party on Super Bowl Sunday

DON’T WAIT – RESERVE YOUR SPOT TODAY! Call Denise Richmond at (610) 299-6466 or email her at drichmond@localhost.



“Wow, what an incredible event. If you are looking to have your mind stimulated and challenged, look no further than the Entrepreneur Retreat. I left the event with over a dozen ideas that I can quickly implement in my business. I made an ROI on my registration fee within the first hour. If you are a growth company CEO, you want to attend this Retreat!”

– Adam Witty, CEO, Advantage Media Group

“Awesome experience! The level of visibility into John and Chad’s prior experiences was enlightening and transformative. I had an ‘aha moment’ while sitting through one of the sessions that led to naming my #2, our company’s COO within a few weeks of returning from the Retreat. The experience allowed me to take a step back and realize I already had that person in our company but had not previously looked at their traits and characteristics in the light of a COO.”

-Shawn Scarlata, CEO and Founder of SMART Security Pros.


More About the Retreat

Entrepreneurs need a place to relax, recharge and make connections that can drive their future success. No one knows this better than John Ratliff, a serial entrepreneur who is the owner of The Retreat and a co-founder of align5, a consultancy focused on helping entrepreneurs achieve their goals. John has designed The Retreat to be an exclusive, luxurious, island getaway in the Florida Keys, where people of diverse backgrounds and interests come together to share ideas, exercise creativity and draw inspiration from the energy of like-minded individuals. To learn more about The Retreat, please visit To learn more about John and align5, please visit

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Super Bowl Weekend at The Retreat

March 7th, 2017 – CEO Boot Camp with Verne Harnish

If you are interested in more one-on-one time with Verne in a small group of 10 instead of the thousands that attend his conferences (like the upcoming Fortune ScaleUp Summit), you’re invited to attend his second CEO Boot Camp March 7 – 10 at The Retreat, in Marathon, Florida, located two hours south of Miami in the Keys. The first CEO Boot Camp scored 9.8 out of 10 (five led businesses over $80 million; five under).


Thank you so much for this experience. I have come back feeling excited and empowered with a clear game plan for 2017. Working one on one with you (Verne) was a highlight as were John’s (Ratliff) stories. The content was presented in such a way that it really became actionable.


– Jennifer Lyle, CEO of STS Healthcare, who attended Verne’s inaugural CEO Boot Camp


This is a chance to connect with Verne’s broad network, contacts, and experience to help solve the constraints in your business – along with having the opportunity to spend several days together with nine other CEOs. Currently several of the spots are already reserved.


Plan to arrive Tuesday evening March 7 around 6:00 PM for cocktails, dinner, and an opening discussion session. Last year, CEOs went deep fast. The program is structured each day Wednesday – Friday:


  • 9 AM – 1:30 PM – Structured content and guided discussions
  • 2:30 PM – 5:30 PM – One-on-One’s with Verne, along with think and sun/activity time
  • 6:00 PM – Cocktails and dinner
  • After 8pm – In and around the hot tub where the real problems are solved!


The Boot Camp is $7500, which is all-inclusive of food and accommodations. Attendees may depart Friday afternoon or stay the weekend to further decompress for no additional charge.


It was the best education experience I’ve ever had.


– Tom Bemiller, CEO The Aureus Group.


For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Tanya Fraser at