R E T R E A T


2017 SPEAKERS

(2018 SPEAKERS TO BE ANNOUNCED!)

 
 

GEORGANNE BRYANT

Georganne Bryant opened Frances Boutique, affectionately named after her grandmother, in the heart of midtown Phoenix, Arizona in 2006. She personally curates Frances’ revered blend of unique clothing, jewelry, paper goods and handmade gifts. Georganne is dedicated to collaborations with other local businesses to enrich the Phoenix community. The award winning annual craft fair, “Frances Crafeteria” has showcased hundreds of independent Arizona crafters and artists. With a loyal following, Frances has been voted “Best Boutique” by Phoenix New Times since 2006. Georganne is also the co-creator of the Phoenix Small Wonders Map, a free guide to local dining and shopping. For her work in the community she was listed by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of the “Ten Women Who Move The Valley” in 2012. The Frances family shares Georganne’s passion for creating a special shopping experience and encouragement of the creative community in Phoenix.

Georganne Bryant opened Frances Boutique, affectionately named after her grandmother, in the heart of midtown Phoenix, Arizona in 2006. She personally curates Frances’ revered blend of unique clothing, jewelry, paper goods and handmade gifts.

Georganne is dedicated to collaborations with other local businesses to enrich the Phoenix community. The award winning annual craft fair, “Frances Crafeteria” has showcased hundreds of independent Arizona crafters and artists. With a loyal following, Frances has been voted “Best Boutique” by Phoenix New Times since 2006.

Georganne is also the co-creator of the Phoenix Small Wonders Map, a free guide to local dining and shopping. For her work in the community she was listed by Arizona Foothills Magazine as one of the “Ten Women Who Move The Valley” in 2012.

The Frances family shares Georganne’s passion for creating a special shopping experience and encouragement of the creative community in Phoenix.

PERSONAL STRENGTHS + LEADERSHIP STYLES

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wife • mom • business owner

community builder

@georganneb

@francesvintage


CHRISTY WEBER

Christy is a creative consultant for artists and entrepreneurs who thrives on turning ideas and dreams into actionable, achievable steps. Starting her wedding industry career in 2001 as a photographer, she went on to co-found JunebugWeddings.com in 2006, and acted as its Executive Editor until selling the company to investors in 2014. Today, her consulting company Action & Co. helps small businesses of all kinds thrive through effective websites and marketing materials that highlight each brand’s distinctive voice and connect with their ideal clientele.

Christy is a creative consultant for artists and entrepreneurs who thrives on turning ideas and dreams into actionable, achievable steps. Starting her wedding industry career in 2001 as a photographer, she went on to co-found JunebugWeddings.com in 2006, and acted as its Executive Editor until selling the company to investors in 2014. Today, her consulting company Action & Co. helps small businesses of all kinds thrive through effective websites and marketing materials that highlight each brand’s distinctive voice and connect with their ideal clientele.

BRANDING + SOCIAL MEDIA FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

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owner of action & co, 

co-founder of junebug weddings

@christyweber


FAWN DEVINEY

“There’s a mood to Fawn DeViney’s images – a sort of deep-breath-outness – that I find irresistible (I’d be flicking through them all day if I could). They offer a mood board of the kind of serene lifestyle you could definitely lead…if only you won the lottery and moved somewhere in Italy.” -Kassia St. Clair, Author, SECRET LIVES OF COLOUR ---------- “The woman who has a way with neutrals. Fawn has developed a soothing visual language that - much like an afternoon stroll or a milky cup of tea - has an instantly calming effect.”  -Irene Edwards, LONNY MAGAZINE --------- “Crisp, clean, and clear, her work has a calming quality, one that encourages deep breaths and reserved examination. It’s an intimate quietude seemingly reflected in DeViney’s daily life.” -Becky Bartkowski, PHOENIX NEW TIMES

“There’s a mood to Fawn DeViney’s images – a sort of deep-breath-outness – that I find irresistible (I’d be flicking through them all day if I could). They offer a mood board of the kind of serene lifestyle you could definitely lead…if only you won the lottery and moved somewhere in Italy.” -Kassia St. Clair, Author, SECRET LIVES OF COLOUR

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“The woman who has a way with neutrals. Fawn has developed a soothing visual language that - much like an afternoon stroll or a milky cup of tea - has an instantly calming effect.”  -Irene Edwards, LONNY MAGAZINE

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“Crisp, clean, and clear, her work has a calming quality, one that encourages deep breaths and reserved examination. It’s an intimate quietude seemingly reflected in DeViney’s daily life.” -Becky Bartkowski, PHOENIX NEW TIMES

PHOTOGRAPHY + JOURNALING

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editorial photographer

@sfawnd


 
 
 
 

MACKENZIE COLLIER

Mackenzie is owner and lead designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, an unconventional residential & commercial interior design firm in Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District.  She started her business in a tandem garage space in 2011 with no start-up capital and was the sole employee for the first two years. Now, her all-female team of six manages million dollar projects throughout the valley, but is most proud of bringing fun & affordably priced a-la-carte design services to design-lovers on a real-life budget.      Prior to graduating with honors from the Interior Design program at Harrington College of Design in downtown Chicago, Mackenzie earned her BS in Psychology from Michigan State University. The marriage of these educational backgrounds gives her the uniquely adept ability to communicate effectively and grow her business by maneuvering through professional negotiations with confidence. Mackenzie is passionate about empowering communities of women who can help each other navigate their paths to success. She constantly searches for new inspiration through travel, art, music, nature and adventure. 

Mackenzie is owner and lead designer at Mackenzie Collier Interiors, an unconventional residential & commercial interior design firm in Phoenix’s Roosevelt Row Arts District.  She started her business in a tandem garage space in 2011 with no start-up capital and was the sole employee for the first two years. Now, her all-female team of six manages million dollar projects throughout the valley, but is most proud of bringing fun & affordably priced a-la-carte design services to design-lovers on a real-life budget.   

 

Prior to graduating with honors from the Interior Design program at Harrington College of Design in downtown Chicago, Mackenzie earned her BS in Psychology from Michigan State University. The marriage of these educational backgrounds gives her the uniquely adept ability to communicate effectively and grow her business by maneuvering through professional negotiations with confidence. Mackenzie is passionate about empowering communities of women who can help each other navigate their paths to success. She constantly searches for new inspiration through travel, art, music, nature and adventure. 

DESIGN + BUILD A PROFITABLE BUSINESS

MONEY-CONFIDENCE • DELEGATING

NEGOTIATING • RISK-TAKING

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INTERIOR DESIGNER

@mackenziecollierinteriors


CHALYCE HADLEY

Energy Clearing + Teacher

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EMILY blanche

Emily Blanche is a creative and nurturing yoga teacher, respected for her delivery of yoga and meditation practices that encourage self love, patience both in class and in life. With over two decades of experience, Emily serves a diverse population which includes people of all ages, experience levels, and physical abilities. Her classes integrate practices from Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga traditions as well as sound healing to support physical well being, stress relief, and peace.  She is known among many communities for her big heart, creative spirit, and her ability to bring people together in ways that generate connection, acceptance, and joy. Yoga classes with Emily are welcoming and inviting to all. Her classes teach participants to love their bodies, find calm from within, and give tools for soothing depression, anxiety and other life stresses while building community and personal strength.

Emily Blanche is a creative and nurturing yoga teacher, respected for her delivery of yoga and meditation practices that encourage self love, patience both in class and in life. With over two decades of experience, Emily serves a diverse population which includes people of all ages, experience levels, and physical abilities. Her classes integrate practices from Kundalini Yoga and Hatha Yoga traditions as well as sound healing to support physical well being, stress relief, and peace. 

She is known among many communities for her big heart, creative spirit, and her ability to bring people together in ways that generate connection, acceptance, and joy.

Yoga classes with Emily are welcoming and inviting to all. Her classes teach participants to love their bodies, find calm from within, and give tools for soothing depression, anxiety and other life stresses while building community and personal strength.

yoga instructor

SOUND therapy • mindfulness

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