Behind the Scenes of Ninety Five Media’s FIRST Annual Team Retreat!

In this episode, Emma shares how she pulled off a game-changing Team Retreat. She shares the ups and downs of planning, from dreaming up the idea of a Retreat to tackling logistical complications. Emma reveals her planning process, from choosing the perfect location of Denver, Colorado, to going all-in on a memorable team photoshoot. Her use of digital tools like ClickUp kept everything on track, proving that a well-organized approach is the secret sauce to a killer event. She shares how a Retreat isn’t just about work; it is a bonding experience, meant to strengthen team connections that Zoom meetings never could. Emma takes you through the highs and lows of planning a retreat, ultimately celebrating the magic of bringing a remote team together in person for the first time!

Listen in as we speak about:

  • The Transformative Power of In-Person Connections
  • Crafting Memorable Experiences
  • The Planning Process
  • Reflections

And much, much, more!

The Transformative Power of In-Person Connections

Embarking on a team retreat proved to be one of the most rewarding investments for Ninety Five Media. It marked the first occasion where every team member met in-person, helping to foster an unforgettable experience. However, the journey to orchestrating such an event had many unforeseen challenges and required thorough planning. Yet, with determination and support, Emma succeeded in crafting an extraordinary Retreat for her team. She channeled her organization and enthusiasm to spearhead the Retreat’s planning and execution.

Crafting Memorable Experiences

The Retreat’s success hinged on meticulous attention to detail and thoughtful consideration of various elements. From selecting an optimal location accessible to all team members to curating engaging activities, every aspect contributed to fostering a conducive environment for collaboration and camaraderie. The Retreat serves as a testament to the value of in-person interactions amidst a predominantly remote work environment. 

The Planning Process

To streamline the planning process and ensure seamless execution, Emma adopted an organized approach. Leveraging digital tools such as ClickUp, she categorized tasks, tracked progress, and maintained clarity amidst the intricacies of event coordination. Such meticulous planning was instrumental in orchestrating a Retreat that exceeds expectations and leaves a lasting impression. 


As the Retreat came to a close, its impact became evident to Emma. The team was actively engaged in meaningful conversations and shared experiences, fostering bonds that transcended virtual interactions. From team-building exercises to collaborative workshops, every moment contributed to a sense of unity and purpose, reaffirming the retreat’s significance in fostering team morale and cohesion.

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