Women face unique challenges in life and in the workplace, and those challenges are not often addressed by the average professional development retreat. FLOW: The Ladyboss Retreat was born out of a desire to give working women a chance to step away from their busy lives and address those challenges head-on. This weekend women across the Midwest will come together to focus on personal and professional development. As working women, we know how hard it is to take time for yourself and your passions, but we believe you deserve it.
We’ve curated a lineup of expert speakers, inspiring breakout sessions, and impactful workshops that are sure to help you reconnect with your passions and walk away from the weekend ready to take on whatever comes next. Read on for the details, and be sure to snag your spot to FLOW: The Ladyboss Retreat before registration closes on Tuesday, February 22!
Shannon Full: Catalytic Leadership
President & CEO, Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce
Shannon Full became the president and CEO of the Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce in December 2020, bringing over 20 years of experience with chambers across four states. Full is a catalytic leader and believes that chambers should take risks, embrace change, and be bold in serving their communities.
Michael Kithcart: Wynning YOUR Way in Business & Life
Founder & CEO, MMK Consulting
Michael Kitchart is the founder and CEO of MMK Consulting where she helps clients learn to identify and embrace their best qualities in order to achieve success. She utilizes she “Wynning Your Way” framework, which she has perfected after years of doing this work.
Michelle Kommer: Women vs. for Women!
CEO & Owner, HighRoad Partners
Michelle is the owner and CEO of HighRoad Partners, a full service insurance brokerage that offers insurance and HR services to small businesses. She has had a long and interesting career that has taken her all kinds of places, and taught her all kinds of things, including the importance of female relationships in the workplace, which she has been studying since 2012.
Dayna Del Val: What’s Weighing You Down? Lift the Rocks off Your Chest
Founder & CEO, Dayna Del Val
Dayna is the founder and CEO of Dayna Del Val, extraordinary. Through her work as the world’s first Personal Systems Disruptor, Dayna motivates others to shake up their day-to-day and find what’s beyond their current reality. A life-long fighter, both for herself and those in her sphere, Dayna’s core belief is that there is always more for anyone who’s willing to pursue it, and she’ll help you do it!
Katie Pinke: Rejoicing Through Crisis
Publisher/General Manager of Agweek at Forum Communications Co.
Katie Pinke is the publisher and general manager of Agweek. Katie and the Agweek team showcase agriculture “from field to fork” and investigate important farming and ranching issues on digital platforms every day and in a weekly magazine and regional television show.
Bethany Berkeley & Katie Olson Munion: Commanding a Room & Event Emcees
Berkeley, CEO and co-owner of Dale Carnegie ND, and Munion, chief transformation officer and co-owner of Dale Carnegie ND, will bring their contagious energy to the retreat as our emcees for the event. They’ll also leverage their expertise in leadership, presence, and communication in a workshop designed to give you the confidence and skills you need to command a room and lead like the powerhouse you are.
Char Gust: The Formula for Dressing Effortlessly
Stylist & Owner, Style with Char Studio
Char Gust is the owner of Style with Char Studio. She took Style with Char from a blog to a full-time job in just seven years. She is also the author of the e-book “The Formula for Dressing Effortlessly.”
Saree Janz: Design Your Life: A Guided Hypnosis for Attracting Abundance
Saree Janz utilizes coaching techniques in combination with hypnosis and mindfulness practices to support her clients in removing habits that are keeping them from reaching their full potential. For FLOW, she will lead a guided meditation to bring spiritual and personal awareness, and will leave you with tips to bring mindfulness into your daily life.
Mariah Prussia: Define the Fight: Self Defense & Situational Awareness
As a personal trainer, motivational speaker, and self-defense coach, Prussia works with clients to dive into the emotional trenches, so they can heal from the past and thrive in the present. During this breakout session you’ll learn basic self-defense to help connect with and bring forth your inner warrior.
We can’t recap all there is to know about Mariah in one short paragraph! Read on for more.
Sarah Skedsvold: Forest Bathing
Owner, Nine-Four Coaching
Sarah Skedsvold is the founder of Nine-Four Coaching, a coaching practice soundly established at the crossroads between fitness, mindfulness, and the great outdoors. She believes movement is medicine and uses it, along with breathwork and getting into nature, to help improve her clients’ physical and mental health through individualized coaching.
Jessieca Bledsoe: Yoga
Owner, Indigo Bloom Yoga & Wellness
Jessieca Bledsoe is the owner of Indigo Bloom Yoga and Wellness. She opened the studio in fall 2021, and has already seen quite the success. She is incredibly passionate about the healing powers of yoga and is a 500 HR RYT instructor. At FLOW, Jess will lead a yoga class to help you stretch, re-center, and prepare for the weekend!
Dr. Jean Marie McGowan: Your Flow Workshops Presented by Sanford Health: Menopause 101
Primary Care Specialist, Sanford’s Women’s Specialty Clinic
Dr. McGowan works with her incredible team at Sanford’s Women’s Specialty Clinic to raise the standards of health care for women in the world of male-centric medicine. Dr. McGowan has been recognized with the New to Sanford Award for these efforts (first female recipient) and for her mentorship of residents with research. She is associate faculty and career advisor for the UND medical students, residents, and fellows, teaching the next generation of physicians to expand their knowledge, advocate for change, and improve health care for all.
Siri Thaden, RN, RYT: Your Flow Workshops Presented by Sanford Health: Mind & Self
RN & Manager of Women’s Specialty Care at Sanford
Siri is a wife, mama, yogi, registered nurse and manager of Women’s Specialty Care, Community Education, and the Pregnancy Navigator program at Sanford Women’s. She began public speaking and program promotion as Miss Minnesota 2012, advocating for heart and women’s health. She is also a certified yoga instructor with a special focus in yoga therapy for women’s health conditions.