Meet Our Speakers

It’s time to step up, sharpen your Ladyboss skills, and make 2022 your year! FLOW: The Ladyboss Retreat is designed specifically for your professional – and personal – development, with empowering speakers who are prominent in their fields and sessions that address the specific challenges women face in the workplace and in life. Our keynote speakers will inspire and inform you in catalytic leadership strategies, “Wynning” in business and making your life work for you, and gaining confidence and skills to command a room. Plus, workshops will help you recenter and use your unique gifts moving forward, and you will hear stories of resiliency and strength.

Keynote Speaker Shannon Full

President & CEO of Fargo Moorhead West Fargo Chamber of Commerce

Full is an experienced relationship and community builder. At FLOW, she’ll speak about catalytic leadership, which is a way of leading that aims to reach a community’s highest aspirations by communicating across organizations and sectors. As a catalytic leader, Full believes that chambers should take risks, embrace change, and be bold in serving their communities.

Keynote Speaker Michael Kithcart

Founder & CEO, MWK Coaching

Kithcart is a high-performance leadership coach. She uses her “Wynning Your Way” framework to help grow and develop teams. At FLOW, she’ll present on “Wynning Your Way in Business and Life,” which will leave you with the tools to better your personal and professional life in a way that is designed to work for you. Michael believes in defining success for yourself in order to step into your greatness and will inspire you to do just that during her time at FLOW.

Keynote Speaker Michelle Kommer

CEO & Owner, HighRoad Partners

Kommer is the owner of HighRoad Partners – a company specializing in individual and group health insurance, as well as human resources solutions. At FLOW, she’ll present “Women ̶v̶.̶s̶.̶ for Women!” Her motto is, “Take the high road, the view is better from there,” and she is sure to bring that positive and passionate outlook to FLOW.

Keynote Speaker Dayna Del Val

Dayna Del Val is the Founder and CEO of Dayna Del Val, extraordinary.

At the retreat, she’ll present “What’s Weighing You Down? Lift the Rocks Off Your Chest,” to help attendees recognize and free themselves from the challenges that are holding them back. Del Val strongly believes in the power and purpose of knowing who you are, and using your unique gifts to your advantage in a world that wants to stamp them out. After hearing her speak, we know you’ll leave emboldened to take on your toughest challenges, and reconnect with whatever gets you out of bed in the morning.

Keynote Speaker Katie Pinke

Publisher/General Manager of Agweek, Forum Communications Co.

At FLOW, Pinke will present ​​“Rejoicing Through Crisis: A Personal Story of Brokenness That Led to Empowerment.” In early 2020, she spent three months in Colorado as her son went through spinal cord rehabilitation following a skiing accident that left him paralyzed from the chest down. Katie will be sharing her story of resiliency as a mom and as a small business owner through this life-altering experience. She is an incredible storyteller, which is evident in her work with Forum Communications.

Workshops Commanding a Room With Bethany Berkeley and Katie Munion

Dale Carnegie ND

Berkeley, CEO & Co-owner of Dale Carnegie ND, and Munion, Chief Transformation Officer at 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.

Workshops The Formula for Dressing Effortlessly With Char Gust

Stylist & Owner, Style with Char Studio

Gust will be leading a workshop on “The Formula for Dressing Effortlessly.” At her studio, Gust specializes in helping professional women dress the part and feel comfortable and confident.

Workshops Self-Defense with Mariah Prussia

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.

Workshops Guided Meditation With Saree Janz

Meditation Trainer, Spiritual Coach, and Certified Hypnotherapist

Saree Janz utilizes coaching techniques in combination with hypnosis and mindfulness practices to help you connect with your deepest inner self. 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.

Workshops Forest Bathing With Sarah Skedsvold

Owner, Nine-Four Coaching

Skedsvold will lead a group through forest bathing. Hold on – it’s probably not what you’re thinking! Forest bathing is a way of connecting with yourself by connecting more deeply with nature. You’ll head into the woods at the gorgeous Grand View Lodge to be immersed in the sights, sounds, and smells of nature.

Workshops Yoga With Jessieca Bledsoe

Owner, Indigo Bloom Yoga & Wellness

Jessieca will lead a yoga class to help you stretch, re-center, and prepare for the weekend! (Great for beginners or any level of yoga experience.)

March, 2022 • Grand View Lodge, Nisswa, MN