FLORALPRENEUR® WORKSHOP

APRIL 14-16

Looking For A Floral Design Workshop That's Fun, Welcoming, Sustainable AND Business Minded with Delicious Chef Prepared Meals?

Learn Sustainable Design Principles & Practical Business Training for Floral Designers with Hitomi GilliamFrançoise WeeksPhebe Higgins & Alison Ellis

Elevate Your Confidence In Elements & Principles of Design, Sustainable Mechanics, Business Planning & Branding Strategies to Increase Sales!

Get the hands-on training and business resources you need to level-up your design skills & your brand position. 

Join Us April 14-16th at The Round Barn, Waitsfield, VT

(1 Seats Currently Available)

JOIN THE FLORALPRENEUR® WORKSHOP...

BALANCE OF BUSINESS,  MECHANICS & CREATIVITY!

You'll learn:

  • Elements, Principles & Mechanics of Design with Hitomi Gilliam
  • Sustainable Woodland Designs & Floral Fascinators with Françoise Weeks
  • Sales & Social Media Tips with Phebe Robinson-Higgins
  • Business Planning & Branding Strategies with Alison Ellis

Elevate Your Design Knowledge & Business Acumen All In One Workshop! 

Ready to sign up? (20 12 Seats Available)

Register Now!

APRIL 14-16th

FLORALPRENEUR® WORKSHOP

Hands-On Instruction with 4 Teachers for 2-Days at an Historic Vermont Inn!

Meet Your Instructors...

HITOMI GILLIAM

Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD, is a keynote lecturer and educator known around the world for her floral design demonstrations that emphasize a focus on art and the elements, principles and mechanics of design.

Hitomi's creative edge is inspired by a “less is more” approach with a focus on fearless designing--meaning you know you have the right mechanics to create your intended effect!

In 2 Days of Training You Will:

  • Learn sustainable mechanics with a focus on Reuse To Reduce
  • Apply the elements & principles of design with greater confidence
  • Have an opportunity to get feedback on your work from a master designer

You'll walk away with the foundational knowledge that allows you to build any kind of design you can dream up!

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

FRANÇOISE WEEKS

Françoise inspires florists across the globe with her signature woodland designs and botanical couture! Her passion for keenly observing nature along with deeply honed architectural skills helps transform the way her students see flowers and approach their design mechanics.

In 2 Days of Hands-On Training You Will:

  • Design your own Floral Fascinator
  • Create a Framed Woodland Design  
  • Learn to utilize flowers and plants with fresh eyes and renewed curiosity
  • AND Françoise will be signing copies of her new book,Wonder of the Woodlands!

Florists will discover new tools to tap into your own unique style and explore using plant materials in new ways that you can incorporate into your current work.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

ALISON ELLIS  

Breathe new life into your business plan and level-up your branding and marketing strategy with Alison Ellis.

Get practical shortcuts to improve your branding including:

  • Business Plan & Goal Setting Session
  • Websites That Sell--How To Attract Great Clients
  • Taking Control of Your Marketing Strategy-Without Posting On Social Media Every Day 
  • Plus A 1:1 Private Strategy Call To Discuss Your Unique Goals Prior To Workshop To Make Sure You Get The Most Out Of Your Experience

You'll walk away with actionable tips to improve your website and marketing, as well as answers to your specific questions so you can implement right away.

MEET YOUR INSTRUCTOR

PHEBE ROBINSON HIGGINS 

Gain insights on how to increase your engagement and transition from "social" to "sale"--whether you're online or in person!

Sales and Social Media Strategies are two of Phebe's sweet spots--she makes it look so easy!--and at the end of the last Floralpreneur® Workshop florists said they want her to share more about both! 

You'll learn about:

  • Sales Strategies That Help Your Business Stand Out 
  • How To Create Effective Instagram Posts
  • Monetizing Your Social Media: Learn About How Phebe's TikTok Took Off 

Get the essential "techie tips" you need to know to run your business in 2024, wow your clients and close more sales with interested buyers.

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE

Sunday, April 14th: Arrive at 3pm to kick off the Floralpreneur® Workshop!

3:00pm: Welcome Students and Teachers with a Meet & Greet

3:30-4:30pm: Business Planning & Intention Setting Session

Break/Check-In to Your Room

5:30pm Welcome Cocktails & Dinner 

 


 

Monday, April 15th: Arrive at 8am for Breakfast at the Inn

8:45am-5pm (AM and PM Sessions. All meals included.)

5-6pm Break

6pm Dinner in The Barn

 


 

Tuesday, April 16th: Arrive at 8am for Breakfast at the Inn

8:45am-5pm (AM and PM Sessions. All meals included.)

5-6pm Break

6pm Dinner in The Barn (Wishing A Fond Farewell!)

Monday & Tuesday

 

8:00am--Breakfast at The Inn: All Attendees Are Invited 

8:45am-10am--Business Sessions with Alison and Phebe

10:15am: Hands On Design with Hitomi and Françoise

12:30pm: Break for catered lunch

1:30pm: Afternoon Design Session or Demonstration

3:30pm: Design Critique with Hitomi

4:30pm: Business Strategy Mini Session, Wrap Up Final Thoughts & Questions

5-6:00pm--Relax & Recharge: Take a Walk, Check Email, Call Home, Have a Catnap

6:00pm--Join us for dinner & conversation each evening!

 

Pack your tools, bring your refillable water bottle, and we'll make sure you have everything you need once you're on site!--from flowers to supplies to meals and snacks and bottomless pots of coffee and tea!

GET YOUR SEAT NOW!

PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN & BUSINESS IN ONE PLACE

Elevate your design confidence and get clarity on your business strategy so you can run a more sustainable business from mechanics to marketing!

PAYMENT PLAN

$1094

2 INSTALLMENTS

  • Meet & Greet PLUS Business Plan & Goal Setting Session on Sunday at 2pm
  • Welcome Reception Dinner
  • 2 Full Days of Hands On Training (Mon-Tues 8:45-5pm)
  • Reuse To Reduce: Live Demo, Design Critique and Instruction with Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD
  • Foam Free Woodland Designs & Floral Fascinators with Françoise Weeks
  • Sales & Social Media Strategies with Phebe Robinson-Higgins
  • Website & Branding Strategies To Attract Great Clients, PLUS 1:1 Coaching Session with Alison Ellis
  • All Meals Included! You'll Enjoy Chef Prepared Meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Throughout the Workshop Featuring Local and Farm Fresh Produce
REGISTER NOW

PAY IN FULL

$1988

SAVE $200

  • Meet & Greet PLUS Business Plan & Goal Setting Session on Sunday at 2pm
  • Welcome Reception Dinner
  • 2 Full Days of Hands On Training (Mon-Tues 8:45-5pm)
  • Reuse To Reduce: Live Demo, Design Critique and Instruction with Hitomi Gilliam, AIFD
  • Foam Free Woodland Designs & Floral Fascinators with Françoise Weeks
  • Sales & Social Media Strategies with Phebe Robinson-Higgins
  • Website & Branding Strategies To Attract Great Clients, PLUS 1:1 Coaching Session with Alison Ellis
  • All Meals Included! You'll Enjoy Chef Prepared Meals for Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Throughout the Workshop Featuring Local and Farm Fresh Produce
REGISTER NOW
SPACE IS LIMITED. SALES ARE FINAL.

If you are unable to attend for any reason, tickets are transferable--you may sell your ticket to another interested floral designer or farmer-florist for equal value. Lodging is not included in the ticket price. See lodging details below in FAQs.

ABOUT THE VENUE

HISTORIC BED & BREAKFAST

THE INN AT THE ROUND BARN

Round Barn Farm is home to more than just Vermont’s premier wedding venue and bed & breakfast. Their 45 acre grounds feature an organic garden allowing in-house caterers to create fresh farm-to-table dining experiences, and offer breathtaking views of the Vermont wilderness.

Originally constructed in 1910, the Round Barn now hosts many community events and Inn-related activities. Weddings, concerts, art exhibits, and conferences are all held inside the twelve circular walls of the Barn.

  • 7 Rooms will be Available On Site for Students
  • We'll Provide A Workshop Code for A Special Rate
  • First Come, First Booked

Each room offers a unique view and its own uniquely designed decor. We look forward to sharing this special venue with you.

There are many lodging options available in the area once the inn is booked up including The Warren Lodge.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS.