Gain access to more capacity, energy and inner fire than you’ve ever experienced before

April 24-27, 2019

Are you an inspired and strong leader who is eager to find out how to access even more depth, energy, capacity and fire within you . . . so you can maximize your impact and find even greater fulfillment in your work and life?

If you’re feeling ready to experience a fresh way to become re-inspired in your leadership, SPARK 2019 is for you.

Join us Wednesday, April 24th – Saturday, April 27th, at the luxurious C Lazy U Ranch in Granby, Colorado to step away from your routine responsibilities, and into nature. Together, at SPARK 2019, we’ll engage in a powerful process that brings together leadership development and self-discovery and deep self-work with yoga, mindfulness, nutrition and play. You’ll come away with greater access to your creative and leadership potential, a replenished reservoir of energy and renewed insight that is absolutely available to you.

Make no mistake . . . sparks will fly!


The SPARK 2019 retreat is one part leadership development, where you’ll discover new research-based practices and insights that will expand your capacity to lead with greater impact – and one part energy renewal, rest and rejuvenation.

Here’s a look at what you’ll experience in just 3 days at SPARK 2019:


  • Daring Leadership – 4 simple shifts to having courageous conversations with confidence and ease.
  • Anatomy of Trust – 7 key elements for gaining trust with others.
  • Leadership Circle – Uncover and shift hidden behaviors and patterns that drain your energy.
  • Bring A Challenge, Leave With A Plan – A powerful, 3-step guided process that leverages the insights of fellow attending leaders to inform how to immediately create meaningful change.


  • Daily Yoga – gentle and rejuvenating for people at any ability level.
  • Somatic Practices – tuning into the reliable wisdom of your whole body.
  • Increase Resilience – recognize your personal rhythm and engage in simple and quick practices that boost energy and capacity.
  • Be in Nature – the schedule includes space for personal time, reflection and play.
  • Nurture Yourself – with beautiful accommodations and delicious food prepared by award-winning chefs.

When you join us at SPARK you will:

  • Co-create a personal road map that outlines where to focus your time, energy and resources after the retreat – so you’ll go further, faster and enjoy yourself a whole lot more.
  • Get even more connected to what lights you up inside – and learn how to tap into that as the source of your authentic power.
  • Remove layers of accumulated stress and connect more deeply to yourself – through guided meditation.
  • Nurture your body, mind and spirit – with daily, gentle yoga sessions and delicious meals prepared with locally grown foods.
  • Make meaningful connections with other strong, inspired leaders – and have some amazing fun, too!

Agenda Preview

Day 1

12:30pm: Check in
1:30pm: Kick off conversation and combined learning session
6pm: Group Commencement Dinner
7pm: Guided meditation session

Day 2 & 3

7:30am: Guided yoga session
8:45am: Combined learning session begins with a light breakfast
1:30pm: Combined learning session concludes with a light lunch
1:30-5:30pm: Enjoy down time to rest, relax, or get into nature by exploring the grounds or nearby attractions
6pm: Group Celebratory Dinner

Day 4

10am: Check out and Goodbye Breakfast

Are you ready to access long-lasting and meaningful change in your own leadership?

Joining us for three days in April at the stunning C Lazy U Ranch, a sprawling and secluded, all-inclusive guest ranch in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.

Your registration investment includes:

  • Daily learning and self-discovery
  • Daily guided yoga sessions
  • Guided mindfulness practices
  • Ranch activities such as: horseback riding, (with a horse reserved just for you throughout your stay) and access to trail hiking and more
  • A three-night stay in your own private, luxury cabin
  • Daily gourmet meals
  • Plus a special surprise gift as a thank you for joining us
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Here is what leaders who’ve engaged in this powerful process tell us about their experience:

“Amazing and insightful!”

— Executive Director of a private Denver-area Montessori school

“I loved this experience AND it left me wanting more.”

— Senior Executive of a regional non-profit

“Every detail was so carefully planned and executed; I was so tended to, which allowed me to truly immerse into my personal learning.”

— CEO of a Colorado-based foundation

Yes, I Will Attend!

 Pay In Full                                                    Payment Plan             

$2,856                                                3 installments of $952

Your registration investment includes: 3-day retreat and on-demand access to facilitators, daily yoga and guided meditation, 3 nights accommodations in a private cabin, all (gourmet) meals and included on-ranch activities, such as daily hikes, horseback rides and more.

Have questions or want to register by phone?

Reach us now and we’ll get back to you quickly.

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GG Johnston

GG Johnston is more than a business coach and more than a consultant. She’s a strategic thinking partner and advisor to business leaders who want to outperform their own historical growth and create a clear competitive advantage.

As past President and CEO of one of Denver’s premier public relations firms, GG spent years running her own business and serving as a trusted adviser to business leaders across many industries.  For more than 15 years she saw large and small companies invest significant resources in marketing and communications campaigns. Some netted impressive results while others failed.

The difference, she recognized, is that organizations with clear strategy and people who are aligned with and mobilized around that strategy succeed by leaps and bounds over those that don’t.  That’s when she launched her consulting business, Downstream Partners.

Part mentor. Part therapist.  Part chairman of the board. GG stands shoulder-to-shoulder with clients, working inside your business to create strategic clarity, accountability and alignment around strategy.  So you get the maximum return on your investments in your staff, your customers and your partners.

GG’s specialties include:

  • Business strategy. Goal setting. Accountability.
  • Organizational Health and Culture
  • Optimized Operations
  • Interpersonal & Relationship Skill Building
  • Communication: Strategy and Coaching
  • Leadership & Staff Development
  • Team Building
  • Facilitating Effective Meetings

Abbey O'Neal

Abbey is an engagement experience strategist and a culture cultivator. Having spent 15 years leading strategic communications, PR and brand marketing teams within organizations spanning a number of industries, she now helps business leaders align their individual gifts to their professional sense of purpose.

Bringing an outside perspective to her clients’ companies, Abbey strengthens collaborative and intentional culture. She is passionate about helping companies create a new standard for connecting with people through branded experiences. Abbey is an accredited customer experience strategist, (ACXP) and a trained team builder through Emergenetics, (ESPA).

Additionally, she completed her 250-hour teacher training in Vinyasa flow with Samadhi Center for Yoga in 2009. In 2010, she completed a 100-hour Hatha yoga intensive with Amy Ippoliti, gaining experience in leading a practice with the focus of guiding one’s practice from the heart center. Abbey began integrating energy and mindfulness work into her practice with clients in 2011 and is certified as a Level III and Master Reiki practitioner.

Abbey has an astute awareness of stakeholders’ desired outcomes and balances this with the ability to recognize and help resolve root issues that cause stifled energy, which lends to her ability to guide business leaders through opening up to their full emotional, creative and leadership potential.

Abbey’s specialties include:

  • Engagement Experience Design
  • Team Growth & Enhancement
  • Culture Cultivation
  • Mindfulness & Energy Work
  • Internal/Corporate Communications
  • Business Strategy & Operations Improvement
  • Reputation Management
  • Business Process Innovation