What’s Your Next? Super-charging Your Career With a Villa Consulting Retreat

What’s your next?

So, I’m at this point in my career… I’ve loved every second of being on the air with the Todd on TV, radio, and now this gloriously expansive digital platform. But I keep feeling this nagging sense that I’m missing something – something important. I feel like there’s more I should be knowing and doing and… I just know. I’m not sure where I should be focusing- there’s so many choices and as women, there are always things we should be doing.

I need coaching. I don’t know if you’ve been subjected to “consultants” in your line of work, but I vividly remember one very expensive consultant who listened to a bit of our morning radio show and told me, “Hey, Erin. You should start saying you’re into NASCAR.”

“I should-  why would I say I’m into NASCAR?” (Mind you, the only name I think is from NASCAR would be like… Dale Earnhardt? He’s NASCAR, right?)

The consultant settled back, tugging at his belt a little. “You should say you’re into NASCAR because guys dig it when girls are into racing.”

“Uh, huh…”

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What’s your next?

Maybe this is the kind of coaching you’ve gotten. Maybe you haven’t gotten any. But if you’re at a point where you want to rise in the ranks at your company, maybe make a move to a better opportunity, or maybe you’re between jobs and you want to decide what your next should be – you need to be at this retreat! There’s a different energy with women, the way we approach professional challenges is different. We feel a huge pressure because of home, kids, our extended family, church, community, blah blah blah… Everything feels equally important, but how you handle the balls you’re juggling with all twenty fingers and toes changes when you have a better understanding of what you want and what your skills are. This is the gift that Merrilee Buchanan – the CEO and founder of Villa Consulting – will give you.


The retreat is September 8-12th in the beautiful Heber Valley. Everything- ev. er. ee. thing. Is included in this package- a beautiful villa, chef-prepared meals, all the coaching and training, even cocktail hours and adventures designed to stretch your boundaries are included in a price that is a fraction of a regular consulting fee. And when we all charge out of there and back onto the Road of Awesome, Villa Consulting is still behind us, with a support network and checking in to see if we’re reaching our goals.

I was surprised that the hardest thing for me was asking The Todd if I could just scoot off for three days and four nights. We have kids, the show – and all the other stuff that makes us all feel snarly and anxious about leaving our lives – and I felt guilty. He, of course, looked at me like I was a moron and said, “Of course you should go!” Give yourself permission. You likely need this as much as I do.


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The next challenge is this: getting your boss to pay for it. Ironically, since I’m the boss it was an easy discussion. But here are some crucial tips and facts to show to your boss to convince them of the wisdom of this move. It’s all about making you more valuable to the company. And it’s helpful to have a little “script” that’s worked well for others. In the end, if you can’t get your company to cover it, ask yourself if it’s worth investing in yourself, in your career. I guarantee it’ll be a fraction of that last family trip to Disneyland.

You can find all the information about the retreat and what’s included here. When you book your place, be sure to add TODDANDERIN for 10% off – you can also bring a friend or co-worker for $1,500 as well. This is our time- Villa Consulting travels all over the world to coach women executives- in fact, they’ve consulted with women in Saudia Arabia, Jordan, and Egypt. If they can convince business owners of a woman’s value in the corporate world there, then these are some genius consultants! So take advantage of the moment and join me. I’m ready for more- I need help getting there. If you’re in the same position, then let’s do this together. Don’t forget, there’s only 10 spaces open at the retreat as I write this, so please hurry! I’m looking forward to learning with you.

What’s Your Next? Super-charging Your Career With a Villa Consulting Retreat.

Find out more about Villa Consulting here, and sign up for the retreat here. Feel free to email me with any questions at


There’s a menace in our neighborhood. Watching, always watching… 8.13.19

We have… a dark presence in our neighborhood. There’s eyes watching, always watching. I finally caught the interlopers on camera, have a look. Could they be in YOUR neighborhood?

Plus! We have the scariest modern-day horror story that even the FBI can’t solve… a super-creepy tale of a family who paid 1.4 million for their new house… and never moved in. Prepare for chills.


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Imagine having to find a kidnapped newborn as your first assignment in the field as a rookie FBI agent. Then imagine having the young man you saved show up at your retirement ceremony from the Bureau. Are you ready to cry? This is the most beautiful Tell Me Something Good in a long time.



We’re a month away from the Chocolate Villa executive women’s retreat up in beautiful Heber Valley! Are you ready for a life-changing experience that’ll help you decide the important next steps in your life? I certainly am. Learn more about the coaching today on the show and when you’re ready to book the retreat, be sure to enter TODDANDERIN for 10% off. BTW: want to know more about the retreat and the amazing women who’ll be coaching us? Have a look here and here.


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Have you given any real thought to how you want to be buried? Like everything else, there’s a ridiculous (and we do not use that word loosely) array of options these days. Made into a diamond? Shot into space? Please. That’s for amateurs. We have so many more ideas for you.

The president of Brazil has the weirdest answer to climate change ever. Ever. Jair Bolsonaro is already under fire for allowing ranchers to destroy huge swaths of the precious rain forest, but his answer to criticism is, uh, unique, anyway. Have a listen, then shake your head in despair. Or laugh. Or plan a coup. Whatever.

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