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WOMEN RISING RETREAT

Awaken Your Power, Explore Your Path, Embody Your Full Presence, November 14-16, 2018
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Mindfulness Teacher, Speaker, Psychologist, Master Somatic Coach, Conscious Leader

Chris is a luminary leader, skillful  somatic leadership coach, & engaging speaker.

As a transformational change agent, she’s living her calling – to lead powerful, agile leaders beyond their current successes to create conscious, thriving workplaces and communities.  

 

 

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What wants to emerge in your life?

It’s a question I’ve been reflecting on a lot lately. It’s also a question that I’ve been asking my clients.

Many of us are trying to square what we’ve dreamed about with what’s so urgent all around: the rush of daily life and accompanying decision-fatigue, the juggling of a never-ending to-do list, and the changing landscape of our lives that’s unfolding right before us. We’re beginning to wonder “if” not “when” we’ll make the time for that which wants to emerge.

In my own listening, what wants to emerge is a gathering of women.

Women who long to move more deeply into their lives, to re-connect with what matters most to them, to explore what might happen when we collectively pause to listen to reflect on what it means to be alive in the world today.

A gathering of women who listen together. Who learn together. Who take a stand for dignity in all their actions.

When is that last time you actually paused to listen to your inner voice? Really?

From one busy professional woman to another, I know how difficult it is to step back, slow down, and listen.

Listening is tough most of the time. Listening to the still small voice within is tricky.

Nevertheless, those niggling thoughts and sensations you’ve been having about tackling your next big challenge, noteworthy goal, or exciting new role persist.

You know you have unrealized potential – places in your life and career where you haven’t been accessing your power for the greater good.

It’s too easy  to start auto-piloting your way through life, losing touch with what matters most to you on your way to success.

I know. I’ve been there too. Recently.

I’ve created this retreat, because what’s been emerging for me is a need to come together collectively to listen to ourselves and one another.

We’re better together.

My five-part process is designed to stretch and challenge you while fully supporting your growth and self-care in the company of other committed women.

Retreat with me, Dr. Chris Johnson, leadership coach and mindfulness teacher, for 2.5 days of empowering, nourishing, life-changing experiences at the Women Rising Retreat from November 14th-16th 2018 in Lake Geneva, WI.

In the time we’ll spend together, you’ll learn how to wave goodbye to overwhelm and  get off the work-life roller coaster so you can craft a successful path to creating a life you love.

You’ll transform stress and overwhelm into resilience by taking time to pause and play together.

You’ll do a perspective check, looking at your current mindset, and tap into the power of your highest self and inner confidence.

You’ll drop into your body’s wisdom and become present to what’s most important to you.

You’ll connect with yourself and other women, accessing the support and freedom you crave to be fully yourself.

You’ll practice new skills that will spotlight clarity and direction for your future.

 

With heartfelt love,

Chris L. Johnson, PsyD.

Founder, Q4 Consulting, Inc. & the Core Presence Institute

"A pause gives you breathing space to listen to the whispers of the real you waiting to happen."

-- Tara Estacaan

You’ve learned a lot to get where you are today. You don’t need more classes or a guru. 

You need reflection time, and someone to gently guide you while asking the questions you didn’t know you needed to ask, and speaking the challenges you didn’t know you were experiencing. You need to open some new doors inside yourself and explore.

In collaboration with the other retreat participants, you’ll co-create the space to do just that!

We’ll help you identify your unique pattern of influence, while gently spotlighting those pesky blind spots, otherwise known as – your unrealized potential.

This might happen in a Circle Session. Or, it might happen during a nature hike. It might come to you after awakening from a deep, restful sleep.

Either way, you’ll see and feel things much differently after leaving this retreat. In fact, you’ll be a more fully alive version of yourself after taking this time away.

We’ll take a deeper dive into experiential practices of Attention (mindfulness), 360 Awareness (somatic, full-body awareness), and the Language of Deep Conversations, to further leverage possibilities for shifting conversations and making contributions through accessing our power and dignity.

We know that leaders lead best, and most powerfully, when they’re on point with what matters most to them, well-rested, energized (yes, sleep & self-care rate highly here), deeply supported, and resourced.

We’ve got you covered.

 

Retreat Itinerary

  • Arrival  — Wednesday, November 14
    • 4:00pm — Check-in at the Bella Vista Suites
      5:30pm — Opening Session
      7:00pm — Light Dinner Reception
  • Day 1 — Thursday, November 15 
    • 8 :00am — Breakfast
      8:45am  — Arriving & Sitting Practice
      9:00am  — Session 1
      12:00pm — Lunch/Spa/Hike
      2:00pm  — Session 2
      4:00pm  — Nature Walk on the Lake Shore Path
      5:00pm  — Day’s End Session
  • Day 2 — Friday, November 16
    • 8 :00am — Breakfast
      8:45am  — Arriving & Sitting Practice
      9:00am  — Session 1
      12:00pm  — Lunch/Spa/Hike
      1:30pm  — Session 2
      3:30pm — Mindful Walk
      4:00  — Final Session, complete by 5:30p.m

You’re a Perfect Fit for the Retreat If: 

  • You’re seeking greater influence and impact
  • You believe that connecting your experience with nature, your body, and others is central to developing as a leader
  • You’re willing to contribute to creating a safe space for everyone—including you—to explore uncomfortable questions and embodied patterns
  • You’re committed to the work (and reward) of living life fully, connected to your purpose
  • You’re growth-minded, in a transition, and ready for more clarity, focus, and ease in your life and work
  • You’re ready to move out of limiting beliefs, embodied patterns and overwhelm to live fully and mindfully in the moment
  • You believe in transparency. You’re willing to be open & honest about your challenges and questions, and willing to try something new — a practice, a conversation, a perspective

You’ll leave able to:

  • Center under pressure into presence so that you are more able to show up and act as the leader/parent/partner you want to be
  • Cultivate resiliency as a resource so you can engage purposefully with the growing ambiguity, complexity, & power of our world
  • Act with greater agency and power while taking a stand for yourself and/or others
  • Engage conflict with greater compassion and dignity – for yourself and others – while staying true to your values & boundaries
  • Think clearly to address life’s complex problems, resulting in more skillful conversations, enhanced decision-making, and increased creativity
  • Design and commit to a plan for increasing focus, presence, and confidence in your leadership journey

"As a leader, it's a major responsibility on your shoulders to practice the behavior you want others to follow."

-- Himanshu Bhatia

Lodging & Accommodations

Bella Vista Suites is a luxurious boutique hotel on Lake Geneva’s stunning waterfront. It features a sparkling indoor pool, on-site Heartland Spa, and detoxifying Himalayan Salt Sauna – all within easy walking distance of downtown Lake Geneva with its first-class shopping, local dining, arts, antiques, and interesting history.

You’ll enjoy a private, comfortable room equipped with a soothing hot tub. You’ll have time to explore on your own, get in a hike, or sign up for a spa treatment of your choice at the in-house Heartland Spa.

“I’ve been so fortunate that the life I’ve been given has been surrendered early on to commitments way larger than I could ever accomplish in my own lifetime.”
~ Lynne Twist

“Your life is always speaking to you. The fundamental spiritual question is: Will you listen?”
~ Oprah Winfrey

What’s Included with Women Rising Retreat

Your retreat registration includes:

  • 2 nights’ accommodation (November 14th & 15th, 2018) at the Bella Vista Suites (private rooms)
  • Evening Session and light dinner on Wednesday night
  • Breakfast and lunch on Thursday
  • Breakfast and lunch on Friday
  • 2.5 days of Core Circle Conversation with plenty of time for embodied practice, questions & individual support

Your investment for 2.5 days of Core Circle Conversations, Embodied Practice, 2 nights’ hotel accommodation, 2 optional self-care activities, and a new coterie of supportive professional women is $850, single occupancy.

  • Early Bird Special if you apply before October 19th, 2018 is $775.
  • Payment plans in two installments available until October 19, 2018. General price is $850.
  • For Group discount information contact Alyssa@Q4-Consulting.com
  • Click here to register

Payment plans are available. Registration is limited to 16 people and closes on Tuesday November 6th, 2018.

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Travel

Bella Vista Suites is regionally located a short distance from Chicago, Madison and Milwaukee, WI.
335 Wrigley Drive, Lake Geneva, WI 53147

Bella Vista Suites

Milwaukee

Milwaukee is about 55 minute drive to Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva.

Chicago

Chicago is about a 90 min drive to Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva.

Madison

Madison is about a 75 min drive from Bella Vista Suites in Lake Geneva.

About Chris

I’m Chris Johnson, PsyD., founder of Q4 Consulting, Inc. and the Core Presence Institute™

I’m passionately committed to cultivating exemplary leaders, collaborative teams, healthy workplaces, and thriving communities.

I hold a doctoral degree from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology, where my clinical focus has been healing trauma individually, in families, and in the workplace. And as a Master Somatic Coach and Certified Mindfulness Teacher, I’ve offered extensive programs to train attention and tap the body as a rich source of intelligence, wisdom, and action. A key commitment of mine continues to be to extend embodied leadership into the marketplace, and to that end, I’m privileged to serve on the Executive Team for the Chicago Chapter of Conscious Capitalism as Chair of Learning & Practice.

When I’m not working, I’m likely either making art, gardening, reading a great book, or at the Aikido dojo practicing the art of peace.

Dr. Chris met me at a time of great personal and professional transition. She held me accountable to myself. The results? Chris helped me stake out a safe place to explore my newly emerging career path. And, she helped me to clarify a declaration for my future. I never dreamed I’d make such progress. I’d absolutely recommend Chris to anyone seeking to find their path.

BL

Working with Dr. Chris I have discovered some amazing things: I have come to know a person I never thought existed. I feel like magic has happened in my life.

CM

Dr. Chris isn’t constrained by the pretenses of her profession. She is incredibly flexible and responsive, yet has challenged me to stand in my power and build my capacity as a professional.

LG

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I’ve never worked with Dr. Chris in one of her programs? Can I still attend the retreat?
We learn and grow through practice and repetition. Attending one of Dr. Chris’s workshops or learning series will jump start your learning, effectively preparing you for the Retreat. Visit the Events & Registration Page to see if there are other happenings you’re also interested in. That said, you can complete the questionnaire and share your interest and experience with Dr. Chris to ensure this retreat will meet your goals.
When should I arrive?
Check-in at Bella Vista Suites starts at 4:00pm on Wednesday, November 14th.  An evening session begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Penthouse, followed by a reception. If you’d like, you can choose to arrive early to take advantage of autumn’s quaint and natural beauty in Lake Geneva. The front desk can hold your luggage until your room is ready. Or, you could come in the day before and book an extra night directly through the hotel.
Can I share a room with another attendee?
You could, though likely won’t want to! The basic retreat registration fee includes a king size, single occupancy room.
Will there be time to relax and recharge throughout the retreat?
Of course! Our schedule will include plenty of rest and reflection time, as well as flexible time for connecting in small groups or exploring the local area.
What should I pack?
We’ll have a complete packing list ready for you about a month before we meet up. But here’s the general gist: you’ll want to pack casual clothing in layers, as well as walking-around-town shoes. We will be exploring the Lake Shore Path so you might also want clothes and shoes comfortable for light hiking.

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