One of the most recognized benefits of being a customer or Member of Life is the potential to completely revolutionize one’s marriage and family life–by simply applying the principles and practices that are woven into the exceptional audios, books, events and mentorship that we have to offer. While the media and our society continue to bombard us with pictures of broken homes, disrespect, cheating, indecency and apathy, the founding fathers and mothers of Life have decided to take a stand for what is right–even when it is not necessarily “popular” or “convenient”. Because of their conviction and passion to spread this message, people around the globe are catching the vision of seeking excellence in their home by living a more intentional life.
During a very unassuming weekend in the middle of August 2015, a new tradition debuted into the lives of the leading ladies of Life. As women from across North America and the Caribbean gathered in Nashville, Tennessee, for the first-ever Leading Ladies Retreat, they could hardly contain their excitement! This weekend at the Gaylord Opryland Resort was carefully planned out–and specifically designed–to inspire ladies everywhere to challenge themselves to a higher standard of distinction.
“If I had to sum it up, I would say it was an incredible weekend of learning & love! It was a perfect balance of teaching from Life Coach ladies with time to love on each other! Michael Dell has the 3 C’s and the Leading Ladies Retreat had the 3 S’s: shopping, spa & ‘secrets’ (talk that’s only shared amongst girls). I’m already looking forward to the next one!” –Lisa Hawkins
“This truly was the Life Coach ladies ‘unplugged….’ The depth of emotion and level of bonding with the ladies there made it a weekend to remember. It was a special weekend for us all.” -Lana Hamilton
Not only was it a treat to spend Friday evening, Saturday morning and Saturday evening learning from some of the most successful dames in the field; but these deserving leading ladies were able to take advantage of the breaks to strengthen their relationships with some of their best friends at a resort that boasts “spectacular atrium views, top-of-the-line amenities, exceptional service and a prime location!”
“I loved how deep the talks were. It was great how raw the Life Coach ladies were with us when they spoke on the panel. It was such an empowering weekend. We left the weekend with goals to be better wives, moms and leaders. I also enjoyed the break we had on Saturday to bond & have fun with our ladies.” –Keisha Lewis
“We had such a special time. It was a wonderful experience all the way around. I think we left with bigger feelings of closeness, a better understanding of commitment, and a sharing of how much we all have grown and have yet to grow in order to make the world-wide difference that I believe we have been called to. The tribute to Laurie Woodward was my favorite. Beautiful and so emotional. We are so grateful for her and the example she has been in all of our lives.” -Jill Guzzardo
“The leading ladies retreat was a life-changing weekend. It was a unique experience, where–in a wonderful environment–we had the opportunity to dream again and grow by learning specifics on women. As we shared unforgettable moments, we created solid bonds and renewed our commitment to each other. But, most of all, it reinforced our belief that we can live the life we’ve always wanted.” -Marie-Maud Laplanche
From pajama parties to talks on some pretty touchy subjects, this Leading Ladies Retreat had it all! Rightfully so, not only did these dedicated leaders have the opportunity to learn and grow; but they were also able to take some highly-coveted time to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life and focus on recharging their own batteries.
- She is 100% ENGAGED in her marriage.
- She EDIFIES & ENCOURAGES her husband.
- She thinks ETERNALLY, doing that which is right in the Lord’s eyes and not worrying about what the world says.
- She EXCELS in making her home a safe haven for her husband.
- She is willing to EXPERIENCE new things and she ENJOYS the journey of marriage.”
The power of association is never to be underestimated, and it is clear that these ladies were able to associate with some of the best minds out there.