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The LeadWell Retreat

  • GRAND VIEW LODGE 23521 Nokomis Avenue Nisswa, MN, 56468 United States (map)

An Energizing Learning Experience for Working Women Like You

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Are you hesitating to take on bigger professional roles due to the very real demands of your personal life? Do you feel like you are capable of accomplishing more, but aren't sure if you can handle any more? Then this retreat could be the personal jumpstart you have been waiting for! The lives of women today are becoming increasingly complex and demanding. Backed by academic and practical research, this program recognizes the stressful realities of balancing work and life commitments, and provides proven strategies for increasing your capacity to handle it all.

During this 3-Day Retreat, we help women learn how to more effectively manage their energy, improve their resilience and wellbeing, and live their best life.  The LeadWell Retreat requires you to step back from the busy-ness and reflect on where you are at and where you want to go.  Participants will complete a number of groundbreaking self-assessments and exercises that help them identify how they can increase their capacity for achieving the life they want to have.  If you are at a pivot point professionally or personally, this is the experience for you. 

To support you during this transformational experience, you will work with a personal LeadWell Coach before, during, and after the retreat. You will also learn alongside a network of other working women like you who can provide valuable insights and ongoing accountability for putting YOURSELF on your to-do list. 



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  • A clarified vision of the life I want and my definition of success
  • A framework for evaluating life decisions and my personal/professional tradeoffs
  • Strategies for increasing my personal energy and resilience
  • A personal action plan for strengthening my wellbeing and accomplishing my goals


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  • Pre-Session:  Self-assessments and 1-Hour of executive coaching
  • All-Inclusive 3-Day Retreat including lodging, healthy meals, social events, yoga, mindfulness, powerful conversations, valuable tools, and much needed YOU time
  • Post-Session:  1-Hour of executive coaching to create personal action plans
  • Ongoing networking & support to help you LeadWell


Grand View Lodge is located 2 hours North of the Twin Cities and is one of the most popular resorts in Minnesota.  Participants will enjoy peak Fall colors and the shimmer of beautiful Gull Lake outside of the windows of our private cabin.  Whether you chose to share a room or select private accommodations, you will be comfortable and cozy in this home away from home.   Each day you will be invited to learn in our inspiring Leadership Living Room environment where yoga pants and ponytails are always welcome.  To learn more about this popular Minnesota resort, visit their website at

Our Approach

This is not a typical classroom experience and we don't consider ourselves traditional teachers. This is learning we will create together. The LeadWell experience includes the most impactful learning exercises we have found in 20+ years of training and coaching female leaders. Our highly experienced team will guide you through what feels like a "shoes off self" conversation custom designed for busy women leaders in the 21st Century.

About Us

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The LeadWell experience is powered by The People Side, a team of world-class facilitators and coaches.  Our team is able to masterfully engage leaders in conversations that help them thrive, not just survive, in today's rapidly changing world. Your lead facilitator will be Candyce Penteado, founder of The People Side and thought leader in 21st Century Leadership. Candyce has personally taught over 10,000 business leaders globally and has coached hundreds of C-Suite female business leaders. You will enjoy every minute you spend learning with her because she keeps it real and doesn't shy away from honest feedback and tough conversations. Candyce is partnering with powerhouse LeadWell coaches, Michelle Newman and Jill Hauwiller on this event. These amazing women specialize in the development of other amazing women. This is a transformative and passionate team with proven results.

What Our Alumni Say...

"What a fantastic experience. You will not find a better group of trainers and coaches. I would highly recommend going!" 

"I will never forget it. I learned so much and gained a network of smart, strong women who are supporting each other as we strive to balance home, work and ourselves in this crazy world. Thank you to the team at The People Side for a life changing experience." 

"I left this experience feeling incredibly empowered and focused. The most exciting thing is that I am not losing momentum! This is the best investment I could have made in myself." 

Earlier Event: September 15
The Leadership Living Room