Make 2020 Your Year of Self-Discovery with us at Lake Tahoe

Take self-reliance, understanding your why, and how to build your success through relations to the next level. 

Imagine getting everything you need and deserve!

Imagine learning how you can successfully connect and engage the world around you. Imagine people understand what you mean specifically and that this new understanding helps you impact action around you at a new level!

Come to our event and let us show you how to discover your internal "roadmap" and scientific "naked truth".

We have an experience of a lifetime waiting for you at Lake Tahoe!

You’ll discover what it means to navigate life using your internal compass, and learn how to see yourself from the inside out. 

Strengthen your individuality, discover your soul map and create your vibrant life through your unique feminine power! Yes, all this will happen when you join us in Tahoe! 

How does this help you?

Leadership is about influence. To influence you need to connect. To connect you need to understand. By attending this event you will level up your leadership skill set immediately!

This is the new road to leadership. 

And the best part about our event is that you get to share your experiences and dig deeper - with other like-minded women on the magical shores of Lake Tahoe.  


Is this Retreat for you? 

  • You’re bursting with ideas and want to be heard
  • You are ready to level up your life and take your turn
  • The idea of making changes feels exciting but a bit overwhelming
  • You know it’s time to make your dreams come true
  • You’re done putting yourself on the back burner
  • You are ready to "invest in you" because you are worth it
  • Behind every great woman, there is a great plan! 

If any of these are true then this event and celebration are for you!

Prepare for a Fabulous Experience

  While we spend time together you will:  

  • deactivate stress and bring joy into our everyday world
  • understand how to bridge communication gaps 
  • practice problem-solving techniques
  • develop team conflict resolution skills so you can have a stronger influence
  • identify your unique value when working with a team
  • feel rejuvenated and inspired to live your best life
  • learn to ASK and RECEIVE with grace and courage  

Your Destination We will provide education and a personal development path from the shores of Tahoe that offers immersion in nature, the lake at your door, morning beach yoga, and more! We have an action-packed two days of powerful and insightful speakers that will bring you to a new place in your life.

Each speaker brings great value and insight to our event and will deliver a presentation guaranteed to blow your socks off!

As a member of our new "Sisterhood of Strength", you’ll have the opportunity to connect with other women who have taken themselves on this same “off-road” adventure. 

Also, you’ll hear from our panel of skilled thought leaders. These ladies are focused on supporting you on your journey. Prepare to be inspired by these esteemed speakers who will share their stories and success formulas with you.  

Sign up for our amazing event and bring a friend! 

Your Guide Shari Pheasant - 2018 EDAWN Mentor of the Year, Entrepreneur, Award-Winning Business Expert, Author, Speaker & Growth Strategist 

Shari has traveled the country working with successful business owners and teams. She has spoken at Harvard Business College and graduated from Disney's Employee engagement program in 2015.  

Shari guides business owners, leaders and the future leaders of the workforce desiring to "Align & Next Level" their relations, business, career, and lives. Shari focuses on developing human capital, increasing engagement, strengthening strategic financial management, streamlining operational development, and developing a professional growth plan to maximize your team's potential through her Aligned Leadership program. 

Clients will tell you . . ."Shari knows her stuff! She has a unique way of getting in your head & heart to help you use your best talents & succeed!"  

Tahoe Beach Retreat & Lodge

You will love love love this location, where they offer cozy lakefront lodging!  

Set on the south shore of Lake Tahoe, this laid-back resort is two miles from both Harrah's Lake Tahoe Casino and Heavenly Mountain Resort.  

The cozy, casual quarters come with gas fireplaces and coffeemakers, plus iPod docks, flat-screen TVs, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Most rooms have balconies or patios, while some add lake views and direct beach access.  

Amenities include a heated outdoor pool, a hot tub, and a 24-hour fitness center, as well as a pier and a marina with jet ski and kayak rentals. There are two restaurants and a tiki bar, plus meeting/event space and laundry facilities. Parking is free!  

Reserve your room at the Beach Retreat soon!

♥ Love Notes ♥ what do people say about this program?

"Shari does an amazing job of bringing out authenticity and honesty in the team. Understanding my own brought a whole new level of awareness to the way I communicate with those around me and collaboration has a whole new meaning! " Caitlyn Williams - Vice President of Client Services, Kukui  

I have attended numerous hours of professional development in my 25-year career in the automotive industry. I can confidently say that the two days I spent with Shari had an immediate effect not only on my professional interactions but also in my personal interactions. Jill Trotta - Vice President, Marketing, Industry, and Sales at RepairPal  

Here are the Top 10 Reasons to attend our Retreat.  

  • Learn to understand how the energy around you can affect every day
  • Increase your self-awareness and better understanding of others  
  • Uncover information without making assumptions in every day life 
  • Identify how to better use your unique skillset to bring you success
  • Hone in your newly-learned skills and activate greatness in your world
  • Learn to communicate with clarity that brings results
  • Figure out how to understand another person’s styles and connect 
  • Learn to solve difficult problems through people with ease 
  • Enjoy Lake Tahoe in a personal and unforgettable way  

Join Our Sisterhood at Tahoe

Meet Our Lake Tahoe Retreat Speakers

Ashley Ahmadzai

“Go big and expect miracles. All ways. Always!” 

Ashley Ahmadzai believes you deserve to live a vibrant life! You also have everything you need to succeed already within you! Ashley speaks on owning your power, but with a Psychic twist! She specializes in Manifestation, mindset alignment & tuning your being (and your business) to the vibration of love! 

The wait is over - Your time is Now! 

Jessica Hudson  

Reiki Master and Shamanic Healer  

Are you fully embodying your Divine Feminine Power? Is your cup overflowing? Are you living your most joyous, abundant life? Woiuld you ike to answer YES to all these questions?  

Jessica will share her master energy techniques to raise your vibration and protect your energy. She will conduct a group healing during the retreat.  

Debbie McCarthy 

Better known as About Town Deb 

Debbie McCarthy, better known as About Town Deb, has spent the last several years embracing her passion for wine, food, and travel throughout Northern Nevada, California, and beyond. Documenting her experiences and sharing them with her community on social media has sparked a new joy in Deb, and she looks for every opportunity to bring new friends into her family.  

Pamela Zimmer

Are you ready to get your life back?

Anyone can get caught up in our juggle-this-juggle-that lifestyle. But what if we stopped hiding behind excuses and exhaustion? What if, instead, we admitted that it’s a bunch of crap and did something about it?  

Pamela’s work helps women return to their individuality. I encourage women to listen to the story they are telling themselves — to acknowledge their triumphs and stumbles, and get back to being individuals.  

Rachel Flower 

Discover the spiritual map of your life with numerology.

Rachel Flower coaches artists and entrepreneurs by using a precise system of spiritual numerology called soul contract reading. 

She has over 20 years of experience as a coach and a mentor to executives in Fortune 500 companies, as well as other coaches, entrepreneurs, and change agents.  

Shari Fitzpatrick

Shari Fitzpatrick

 I'm so "berry" happy to have you here!  

After 20 years as the owner/operator of the first successful chocolate covered strawberry retail company in the country. Shari turned to her interests in writing and motivational speaking. Her book Berried in Chocolate, an emotional journey of her successes and mistakes, appeals to anyone with a dream.  

Kay Salerno & Shila Morris - Co-Owners Squeeze In Restaurant Group  

Sister entrepreneurs from Reno, NV. Kay & Shi are the owners of the Squeeze In Restaurant Group. Their solid, heart-focused marketing strategies have set their brand apart, helping them grow to 8 figures in 4 states, with hundreds of employees, thousands of fans and millions in revenue annually.  

Kay and Shila have now seek to share their journey and expertise with other entrepreneurs through their appointment as Marketing Faculty for the John Maxwell Team, SCORE speakers and frequent contributors to national publications.  

Kay & Shila speak and coach to help others scale their influence while growing in their endeavors and love to bring a special flare of fun and practicality to all of their workshops and speeches.

Brenda Terry - NLP Coach and Master Trainer  

Brenda Terry, is a coach for coaches -- anyone who helps other's create a result they want.  

A master coach trainer who works with coaches who have limiting beliefs and mindset blocks. She helps clients make more money, land higher-level clients, and change lives.  

Using NLP, Time Line Therapy®, and hypnosis, she teaches them how to change the beliefs, patterns, and behaviors that aren’t supporting them so that they can reach their goals, and make more money while serving their clients and find more joy in all areas of their lives.  

You can hear her speak as the host of the Mind Revolution Podcast, and learn more about her work at 

Our Celebrity Guest Emcee Connie Wray

Connie Wray has emceed many major events throughout the Reno Sparks area including the Reno Gazette Journal’s Fantasies & Chocolates, The Reno Philharmonic’s Pops on the River, The Northern Nevada Nurses Association Gala & Renown Hospitals Salute to Service Gala.

“It was an honor to be a part of the 1st Annual Women’s Leadership & Legacy Retreat. I know that to level up it can be terrifying and life changing! This is the time to take the leap and trust in yourself. Join me this next year as we contineue to bond with like minded women who are fulfilling leveling up and taking their passions to the next. I’m thrilled to be your Emcee in 2020 for this inspiring retreat.” ~ CONNIE WRAY

Calendar of Events


6 pm on 09/24/20

Our VIP TIKI Welcome Party on the beach at Tiki Bar starts the retreat out for our VIP Guests with wine, hors d'oeuvres and connecting conversation between speakers and our VIP guests. Enjoy the ambiance of sunset on the beach with a cocktail in your hand and a friend by your side.  

  • Wine tasting, hors d'oeuvres and mingling with speakers and VIP guests ONLY.  

VIP Package Includes:

  • Welcome Party at the Tiki Bar on the Beach
  • Thursday & Friday Breakfast with our speakers
  • Special Seating during the event
  • Special Private dinner on the lake
  • Special Seating at Fridays Beach Party
  • Receive our "Pamper You" VIP Retreat Basket


09/25/20 - 8 am - 5 pm

Day One of the retreat begins with a special open breakfast and a VIP breakfast with Speakers. Take part in activities that open your mind to how others may perceive you. Our speakers will evoke emotions and stir your heart with their energetic stories and lessons learned.

  • Morning Yoga
  • Registration & Open Breakfast All Attendees
  • Private Breakfast with Speakers for VIP's
  • Morning of Learning & Invigoration
  • Special Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon Lessons of Love
  • Group Awaken Activity
  • Speaker Panel
  • Open Evening: Get Your Tahoe On - Wine Tasting at the pool!


yoga on the beach

09/26/20 8 am - 6 pm

We begin our day with more amazing presentations from our speakers. We will hear stories of mistakes and strength. Group activities will continue to show you another side of things while creating new friendships. Our Closing Beach Party & Dinner will be held outside under the Tahoe sky with fire to cleanse our souls and burn desire in our hearts.

  • Morning Yoga
  • Breakfast All Attendees
  • Private Breakfast with Speakers for VIP's
  • Morning of Learning & Discovery
  • Special Buffet Lunch
  • Afternoon of Advice and Inspiration
  • Group Activity
  • Mapping Your Plan
  • Closing Celebration Beach Party with Tahoe Fire Dancers


Enjoy Inspirational Entertainment

The Tahoe Fire Dancers 

After two full days of learning, growing and challenging yourself, let's celebrate with a special transformation. The Tahoe Fire Dancers will perform a special ceremony created just for our retreat designed to help us "burn" off the old and turn into our new selves. This mystic ceremony will stay with you until we see you again in Tahoe in 2020!  

 Light Your Fire in 2020 with more than just the event!  Join our Driven from Within Innovative Women's Leadership Training online!

womens leadership retreat

When you step into your scientific self, you’ll gain a more objective understanding of yourself and others.  

Looking at an individual from more than one perspective is vital.  

This knowledge helps you bridge the gap that exists between you and the rest of the world. 


What? You do not want to wait? Well, we have something for you!  

Join our Driven from WIthin Womens Innovative Leadership Training Program and you will begin activating your greatness RIGHT NOW!  

This is what you will experience if you choose to add one year of training to your experience!  

You’ll learn more about you, your communication styles and how that affects everything going on around you. We will spend time implementing changes to take you to the next level together!  

Figure out why you do what you do, what drives you internally and where you need to focus to build the life you deserve.  

Why this program works  

We are excited to be using Shari's unique coaching methods, best practice leadership strategies and one of the top scientific assessments in the world to help you identify, learn to master and activate your greatness.

driven from within

Driven from Within - This is about you

WHo are you m the inside out?

There are four basic personalitiy syles and over 394 combinations that can truly show you our specific and unique value in this world.

Do you know what your DISC style is? How about WHY you do what you do. We can show you that!

Why is learning about you in this way so valuable?

Are you a Driver - Influencer - Steady Eddy or Cautious Cathy and what goes on inside when you make decisions?

We think we know who we are - but let me ask you this: Have you ever experienced someone thinking you are different than you really are - mistaken your intent or abilities? 

My unique training process will open your eyes to understanding how perceptions may be holding you back. 

When you signup you will learn a new way of thinking about connecting and relating to others. 

And this knowledge will unlock doors, open opportunities and win over advocates for you!

At the Retreat in Tahoe, you will have the opportunity to learn more about you, your styles and how that affects everything going on around you. 

Observable behaviors and communication styles are just the tip of the iceberg! We can increase your knowledge of what’s underneath the iceberg so you can make the right decisions to grow the THRIVE in you! 

You will learn about internal drivers, hidden competencies and how your vision of the world and yourself affects you every single day. 

This is our video from this years retreat. Just to give you a taste of what is in store for you!

You can register right here once we Kick-Off 2020!

When you sign up for the DRIVEN FROM WITHIN complete package, we immediately reserve your spot at our Lake Tahoe Retreat, September 26th and 26th, 2020!  

Still need a little more clarification?  

We are offering you an experience of a lifetime to learn to understand your best self and how to activate your internal skill set to level up your life.

ACTIVATE your greatness prior to our 2020 event with Innovative Women's Leadership training through our online Driven from Within Program.

Then, on September 25th & 26TH, 2020 you will gather with other women on the shores of beautiful Lake Tahoe.  

While there, amazing women of merit will share with you and guide you on a journey to greatness. I hope you will invest a small amount in you and join us. I have worked hard to make this affordable for everyone. We have worked out special deals so it is an irresistible offer.  

We'll see you in Tahoe!