We’re so proud to bring you a beautiful collaboration from a passionate and talented crew! Each of these women has forged her own path and experienced her own transformation, and we’re delighted to have them be part of our experience. They will be supporting you in a holistic approach to self-care.


Your Coaches

 
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Laura Riordan

Laura will help you rediscover what lights you up, clarify what makes you tick and map your targets with practical instruction on how to get there. With a Ph.D. in Psychology and 20 years in the mind & body wellness industry, she brings wisdom, clarity, and swiftness to her coaching practice. She is interested in digging deep into passions that might have been forgotten and realistically tying those threads together. It is through this connected narrative that her clients can feel “in tune” with themselves again. For this retreat, Laura will focus on helping you to integrate what you’ve learned back into your daily life.

 

Linda Lesem

Linda will help you take a deep look at your whole person, identify strengths, navigate crossroads, and brain storm future possibilities. As a career counselor, trained therapist, and certified life coach, Linda specializes in Positive Psychology, the scientific study of optimum living and happiness. Linda works with a range of clients in her private practice, as well as creating and leading curriculum and workshops to help her clients pursue their next best steps. Linda will be leading our group sessions during the retreat.

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Your Crew

 
Nicole Giannini Dare to Detour

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The talented Nicole Giannini, founder of Siren Salon and Apothecary in San Anselmo, California, will be on hand to help you redefine your look for the new stage in your life, no matter what that means for you. She has a keen eye for beauty and style, and will work with you to help the outside reflect the inside. Every attendee gets a 30-minute consultation with Nicole, and a digital lookbook to help guide you when you return home.

 
Cass Wendell Dare to Detour

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Cassidy Wendell is a wellness writer, online educator, and community builder for people all over the world. Like many, she found her calling in a very roundabout way after losing her dad to a serious stroke in 2013. As a way to express her stress and emotions, she started a blog and soon found an exciting and meaningful career path in the digital space. 

Cass believes that community plays a huge role in professional and personal success.

With this notion at the forefront, she's now a full-time blogger, social media consultant, and brand strategist based out of Bozeman, Montana. Cass will be with you every step of the way during your time in Montana to make sure everything flows as it should.

 
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CAROLYN WILLIAMS

Carolyn is the founder and owner of Zephyr Cycling Studio in Bozeman, Montana. Carolyn is moved by music—always—making her the perfect person to guide our Mindful Inspiration segments throughout the day. 

 
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JACKIE JOHNSON

Hailing from the land of 10,000 lakes, Jackie has found herself right where her heart belongs in Montana. Full-time instructor and operations manager at Zephyr, dog-mom to rescued homeless pup Lola and Beartooth the Pug, smile and laugh-addict, - Jackie lives to motivate others. Jackie brings the “jamz” (and yes, with a “z”), positivity, and energy into her classes where she not only wants people to sweat, but to ALSO have a helluva time doing so. She can’t wait to get us all movin’ and groovin’ at the end of the day!

 
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Monica Michael Willis

Editor and writer Monica Michael Willis has spent 25-plus years as a magazine journalist. She was the features director at Country Living, and has written for dozens of consumer magazines, including Martha Stewart Living, Real Simple, HGTV, Food Network, Parent & Child, and Everyday with Rachel Ray. She is currently the editor at large for ModernFarmer.com, where she edits the news section and spearheads the publication’s food coverage.  In addition to covering travel, design, and the culinary landscape, Willis has written extensively about the environment and the many conservation issues facing us as a society. In her writing workshop, Willis will prompt participants to use honesty and humor to cultivate their distinctive voices and gain insight into the experiences that have shaped and defined them as friends, mothers, partners, and women of the world.

 
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Lo Magee

Lo Magee is a Tennessee native who planted her roots in Montana two years ago. To her, photography is about telling stories - the joys and details of life that shouldn't be missed. This is exactly what she plans to capture at Dare to Detour. When she isn't taking photos, you can find her with her gracious husband and pups on some sort of adventure. 

 
Kimmie Greer Dare To Detour

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Lover of coffee, skiing + adventure, Montana quickly became the dream home to Kimmie Geer almost ten years ago, when she moved from the Pacific Northwest for a college experience in the mountains.

Her love of photography has unfolded through her career in digital marketing. Capturing authentic human emotion brings her pure joy, and she is thrilled to come along on the Dare to Detour journey with you all and do just that.