The 2016 Making Things Happen Intensive, now in its seventh year, is the first of its kind. This two-day intensive, led by Lara Casey, author of Make it Happen, is designed to fire you up and set you on a powerful path. Together, we’ll dig deep, establish priorities, uncover a purposeful vision for your life and business, set goals, and discover how to make what matters most happen. Making Things Happen was founded on the idea that you have the choice to change your life. Read what our latest MTH class had to say about their experience here.
In November 2009, Lara Casey took a seemingly small but gigantic risk that would change the course of her life and thousands of others. She wrote a blog post in response to an email that asked the question, “How do you make things happen?” That blog post started a revolution, and just 30 days later had her touring the US on a sold out 13-city tour to teach people the principles she used to make big things happen. Six years since it began and 1000+ alum later, MTH has become a national movement in the wedding and creative industry. MTH alum have made phenomenal things happen since attending (from national acclaim to life balance to new businesses to making creative passions their full time jobs!), becoming a part of one of the most supportive and encouraging collaborative communities out there ensures the MTH effect is lasting.
MTH is not for the faint of heart or for people who want a quick fix, but for people from all walks of life who really want to change, grow, and harness their full potential. Are you struggling trying to control family responsibilities and expectations? Are you a working professional striving for balance, purpose, or running with a big idea? Or are you a small business owner burning the candle at both ends? Whether you’re a mom, a seasoned professional, or a creative with a big idea, MTH is right for you if you’re ready to stop letting fear dictate your life and start living and working with purpose.
Even those who have gone through the MTH experience have a hard time articulating it, but that’s okay – we encourage alums to let their actions explain the powerful changes they’ve experienced! Today’s Making Things Happen Conference is designed to fire people up to make bold decisions towards their best lives and empower them to step into their fears instead of away from them. Attendees are given the time and space to walk through vital and challenging questions — the ones that are easy to ignore on a day-to-day basis. We dig in together to discover our cores, and then learn how to act on those cores by ridding ourselves of distractions and fears to step boldly onto a new path. We believe life is too short to play small.
There are many other great conferences out there that provide the nuts and bolts of business planning and execution. MTH was created to give you the foundation and purpose to make what matters happen, be it in family, career, or business. Doing this work makes whatever you want to make happen more fruitful, more successful, and more purposeful.
For more, read feedback from many of the past MTH attendees on their experiences here.
Two impactful days with our inspiring and incredibly open collection of speakers. Conference sessions last from approximately 10am to 6pm on days one and two. Breakfast (starting at 9am), lunch, and snacks are served both days. There are also several optional and informal get-togethers throughout the Conference: a meet-up on Sunday evening and “fireside chats” to decompress on the nights of days one and two. Many attendees choose to get dinner together on one or both nights of the Conference, as well. We recommend you do not plan any travel on either Monday or Tuesday to get the most out of the experience.
Our Chief Encourager and conference organizer, Kristin Winchester will be in touch with you from the moment you purchase your ticket until the end of the conference (and far into the future — we love keeping in touch!). She’s the woman behind all of our conference logistics, making sure that you’re well-prepared and informed, that all dietary needs are met, and that the conference runs smoothly.
Kristin is likely the first person to give you a giant hug once you arrive in Chapel Hill, and has put together a great group of MTH alum who serve as volunteers during the conference, lovingly dubbed the “Encouragement Crew.” They’ll be on hand during the conference to welcome you, direct you to the conference room, and offer any last-minute hugs to calm your nerves.
– Amy Gabriel, March 2016
– Whitney Pruitt, March 2016
– Amanda Daly, March 2016
– Erin Sagester, March 2016
– Brittney Storm Rankin, March 2016
– Danielle Edwards, March 2016
– Diana Kerr, March 2016