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May 10, 2019

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West Michigan Photographer // The Haven Conference – Camp Blodgett – Part I!

The Haven Conference is a conference for like-minded entrepreneurs who want to connect, grow and get fired up about going to the next level with their business!

This conference was different than most conferences I have been to.  Women from all different industries were in attendance but all had the same goal in mind….success.  The thing that I loved most about the day was that each woman had success on the brain, but only wanted to achieve it the right way.  The kind way.  And the honest way.  Putting others first and always achieving community over competition.  That is the industry that I want to be a part of.  That is what made The Haven Conference just that….a haven.

The day started off with a light, healthy breakfast at the most perfect setting, Camp Blodgett, along the lakeshore on Lake Michigan in West Olive.  The sun was shining, making you know that it was going to be a great day!!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake MichiganThe Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The first speaker was Brooke from Stellaluna Events, the creator of the conference.  She spoke about ‘Visualizing A Life You Are Unapologetic For”.  Brooke talked about setting your goals into smaller attainable goals and building your business around what you want your life to look like….not the other way around.  Solid Gold right there!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake MichiganThe Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

Second up was Amanda Adamcheck speaking about ‘Alignment and A 6+ Figure Mindset’.  Something that she said that really stuck with me is that “at every new level, there is a new devil”.  This is SO true!!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

Then Kalin Sheick from Sweetwater Floral spoke about ‘Storytelling to Help Your Profitability & Brand Loyalty’.  Kalin was hilarious!  I was seriously almost crying half of the time that she was speaking.  Her stories and examples just rang SO true!  “Where the messy is, the story is!”

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

We took a break for lunch and had a crazy delicious and healthy lunch provided by The Farmhouse Deli.  It was seriously amazing…oh that kale salad!!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake MichiganThe Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake MichiganThe Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

And it only made sense that we opened back up with a dance party to get the blood flowing!  So much fun! (With DJ Matt getting it done…and the only male in the room!)

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

Brittney Suttle spoke next about ‘Money Mindset, Abundance & Manifestation’.  Brittney is seriously the only person I have met that gets excited about taxes.  She is certainly a good person to know!!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The final speaker of the day was Kerry from Reset Brain & Body who spoke about ‘Meditation, Wellness & The Entrepreneurial Mental Game’.  Kerry took everyone outside to the deck where she led everyone through an exercise and meditation that can be done anytime to take a little break and bring some peace back into your life.  The setting was just about perfect with Lake Michigan off in the distance.

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

And, of course, what day doesn’t end well without a charcuterie spread and a fun cocktail hour?!  If you are interested in this event but missed out on the West Olive sign up, you are in luck!  The Haven Conference is coming to Detroit in November.  You can sign up here!!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake MichiganThe Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

The full group (minus me obviously….!).  Check back in a few days for ‘Part II’ where I’ll be sharing headshots of each gal along with a little of their story and how you can support them!

The Haven Conference - A conference for entrepreneurs at Camp Blodgett on Lake Michigan

Rockstar Haven Conference Vendors:

Planner & Host: Stellaluna Events

Coordination: Christina Burton Events

Entertainment:  DJ Matt at 27 Entertainment

Venue: Camp Blodgett – West Olive, MI

Rentals: Rentalex Events

Catering: The Farmhouse Deli 

Speaker: Kerry Biskelonis – Reset Brain & Body

Speaker: Amanda Adamcheck – Kiloh & Co. and Amanda Adamcheck

Speaker: Kalin Sheick – Sweetwater Floral

Speaker: Brittney Suttle – Britt & the Benjamins

Swag Bags: Under The Tin Roof

Mushroom Coffee: Four Sigmatic

Action Tracker Notepads: Kiloh & Co.

Lavender Lip Balm: Shades of Lavender Farm

Shirts: The Mitten Print Shop

Web Design: Sara Does SEO

 

  1. Brooke says:

    It was such a fun and amazing day and I am beyond grateful you were there to capture it! Thanks for being a part of the #HavenTribe Kellie! 

  2. Sara Dunn says:

    Wonderful photos and recap of a great day!!

  3. […] made me smarter…I know it did!!  And if you have FOMO going on after reading this post and the last post….don’t fret…some of these ladies will be heading over to Detroit for The Haven Conference […]

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