Women’s Leadership Academy in Flagstaff, Arizona for 2018

2 retreats at the Kilted Cat/Thornagers

  For real women who are up for the adventure.

And because being a leader takes guts

2 events
  • Strategic Planning for Your Life, Your Work, and Your Team

EXPIRED: Friday, May 18, 2018, 9:00am-4:30pm

  • Creating a Culture of World Class Communication & Customer Service

Friday, Aug.17 2018, 9:00am-4:30pm

FOR THE SECOND RETREAT ONLY: Use Promo Code: 250cost when registering to pay $250 instead of the full $379.

Tickets are limited.
Don’t come if:
  • You have no interest in changing your life.
  • You don’t value relating to other women.
You will get:
  • Reflection to guide your future.
  • Laughter.
  • Strategies that work.
  • Fantastic sessions and panels of experts.

Price: $379 schedules & covers your year of professional & personal growth! Spaces are limited.

W H A T’S I N C L U D E D : 2 full-day retreats, connection with dynamic women, a yoga gift certificate, doTERRA essential oil, Peak Scents skincare, great food, and a beautiful mountain retreat 

A portion of the proceeds will go to Grand Canyon Association.

Strategic Planning Retreat

Do you ever feel like you are working hard but aren’t making headway enough?     Or that you’d like to be more strategic in your life?.

What you’ll gain:
  • The 7 must-dos for effectiveness & efficiency
  • Strategies for how to get the right things done
  • How to maximize relationships & priorities to be strategic & productive
  • Concrete ideas for managing email, meetings, systems & self-care
Exemplary women leaders panel
  • Colleen Smith, President, Coconino Community College
  • Coral Evans, Mayor of Flagstaff & Executive Director of The Sunnyside Neighborhood Association of Flagstaff
  • Joanne Keene, Executive Vice President & Chief of Staff, Northern Arizona University
  • Julie Pastrick, President/CEO Greater Flagstaff Chamber of Commerce
  • Diana White, Center Director, AZ Small Business Development Center
  • Ali Applin, Executive in Residence for Marketing and Community Engagement, Coconino Community College
  • Being the minority gender amongst your peers
  • Leadership challenges you’ve faced that relates to you being a woman
  • Specific strategies you use to be more effective or influential at work
  • A leadership/communication skill that you possess now that was hard won
Communication & Customer Service Retreat

Would you like to increase happiness at work for you, your colleagues, and your clients? Here’s a secret: customer service and communication are the same thing. So, whether you have customers, clients, patients, colleagues, or supervisors, friends or family. this is for you.

What you’ll gain:
  • The 9 must-dos for exemplary communication & customer service
  • Understanding of your influence style and how to use it during change
  • Feedback about your leadership presence
  • How to maximize the 3 forms of communication for optimal effectiveness in all relationships
Exemplary women leaders panel
  • Heidi Hansen, Economic Vitality Director, City of Flagstaff
  • Christina Caldwell, Regional Director, Goodwill of Central Northern Arizona
  • Cassie Petit, Assistant Director of Learning & Organizational Development, Northern Arizona University
  • Lauree Battice, Business Manager, Northern Arizona Intergovernmental Public Transportation Authority
  • Julie Leid, Owner, Peak Engineering, Inc.
  • Jamie Whelan, Vice-Mayor, City of Flagstaff
  • Communication challenges you’ve faced that relates to you being a woman
  • Specific strategies you use to be more effective or influential at work
  • Customer service skills that you possess now that were hard won

ABOUT the facilitators

Julie Lancaster

Julie Lancaster knows that being a leader takes guts.

Before being the founder of Lancaster Consulting, Julie walked the talk. With 22 years of leadership in the U.S. and beyond, her experience guides her practice. Julie has served 100 direct reports, and has provided 900 performance evaluations. As the president of Lancaster Consulting, she now trains and coaches thousands of professionals each year.

Together with her clients, she is results oriented, future-focused, and is a positive advocate for success. In the public, non-profit, and private sectors, Julie serves as a leadership coach, consultant and trainer. Her topics range from strategic planning to increasing accountability, and topics that influence workplace success.

She provides:

  • Leadership Development Academies
  • Retreats and Workshop Series
  • The “Coaching for Excellence” program

Julie commits to only working with groups and individuals who are up for the adventure of leadership* and believe in creating real change.
*Leadership is a mindset, not a position.

Julie’s coaching clients range from aspiring leaders to CEOs. Although she works with 80 teams each year, she specializes in working with higher education institutions, local and federal government, health care, technical organizations, women leaders, transit, the justice system, values-driven teams and organizations in transition.

Julie holds a Master’s Degree in Education, is a certified Myers-Briggs practitioner, has been awarded Adjunct Instructor of the Year, and lives in Flagstaff, AZ. She travels around the country working with teams who aspire to flourish.

Raquel Romero

Raquel Romero is a self-described “leadership nerd” who likes observing how leadership emerges in all walks of life. Before joining High Ridge Leadership in 2015, she enjoyed a 22-year career in the federal government: 15 years as a Public Affairs Officer with the US Forest Service and seven years with the National Park Service (NPS) as a Leadership Development Specialist.

While with the Forest Service, Raquel worked as a communication strategist and spokesperson on many high-profile, high-conflict issues. She found that the projects with effective leaders tended to have the most positive outcomes. She became intrigued and wanted to learn more about leadership and what she could do to help others hone their skills. So, in 2008 Raquel changed her career focus and joined the NPS as a Leadership Development Specialist. While working on her Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership she designed a program for employees at Grand Canyon National Park. It quickly grew and was ultimately a national leadership development program that served NPS employees from throughout the country. Raquel was proud to receive two prestigious awards: one for “Excellence in Innovation” from the NPS Intermountain Regional Director, and one for “Visionary Leadership Development” from the National Parks Conservation Association.
As Principal Consultant with High Ridge Leadership, Raquel is excited to continue her work helping people become better leaders and the teams they lead become more effective.

Raquel’s education includes a Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast Communication from Eastern New Mexico University and a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership from Norwich University. She also holds certifications in: Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Emotional Quotient Inventory (EQ-i 2.0), Thomas-Kilmann Conflict Mode Instrument (TKI), Change Style Indicator (CSI), Change Navigator (CN), Decision Style Profile (DSP) and Influence Style Indicator (ISI). In addition, she is trained in the Interaction Method of meeting design and facilitation. Raquel is a member of the International Leadership Association, The Association for Talent Development, and The Society for Organizational Learning.
Raquel lives in Flagstaff, AZ with her husband Mike and two children, Aspen and Carson. She loves running, hiking, skiing and cooking new recipes with ingredients from her garden.

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