Meet the FLOW Retreat Lineup

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!

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

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.

Read Shannon’s “Women You Should Know” feature.

Listen in on Shannon and Ladyboss president and co-founder Laura Caroon’s conversation about transparent leadership on the Ladyboss Podcast.

 

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.

 

Meet Michael Kithcart, one of Ladyboss Midwest’s “Women You Should Know.”

Get a sneak peek of what you’ll hear from Michael at FLOW on the Ladyboss Podcast.

 

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.

Read Michelle’s feature for more on her background and what she’ll be speaking on at FLOW.

 

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!

Listen to the Ladyboss Podcast featuring Dayna for more on her background.

 

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.

Learn more about Katie Pinke on her blog.

 

Want to hear more? We do too! Register now for FLOW: The Ladyboss Retreat!

 

BREAKOUT SESSIONS

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.

Read Ladyboss Midwest’s blog about Bethany.

Listen to Katie and Laura discuss the importance of celebration on the Ladyboss Podcast.

 

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.”

Read our interview with Char Gust.

 

Saree Janz: Design Your Life: A Guided Hypnosis for Attracting Abundance

Owner, Inner Spark Coaching & Hypnotherapy

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.

Check out more about Saree and her background.

Tune in to the Ladyboss Podcast to hear Saree Janz and Mariah Prussia talk about their shared passion for whole woman wellness.

 

WORKSHOPS

Mariah Prussia: Define the Fight: Self Defense & Situational Awareness

Motivational Speaker/Self Defense Expert/Professional Trainer/Mindset Coach, MPX Fitness

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.

Tune in to the Ladyboss Podcast to hear Mariah Prussia and Saree Janz talk about their shared passion for whole woman wellness.

 

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.

Meet Sarah Skedsvold.

Join Sarah on the Ladyboss Podcast as she talks Movement and Mindset with Ladyboss Midwest president and co-founder Laura Caroon.

 

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!

Read Jess Bledsoe’s feature for more on the adventure of starting her own business.

 

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.

Listen to the Ladyboss Podcast with Dr. Jean Marie McGowan to hear her advice on advocating for your health.

 

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.

Get to know Siri on the Ladyboss Podcast as she talks all things menopause.

 

For schedule details and more information, visit ladybossmidest.com/retreat. Spots are limited, register today!