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Radical Women's Leadership Retreat to Launch in Jamaica 2019


The resort town of Oracabessa in St. Mary, will be the venue for the first ever Radical Women's Leadership Retreat which is set for February 9 to 16 next year.

The weeklong event which will be staged at the Golden Clouds Villas, is the brainchild of wellness coach and behaviour change communicator, Madeline Kennedy of Kennedy Coaching.

"This training will allow women to develop and begin a plan of action to achieve success and wellness as they define it, having fun while breaking the cycle of over-doing and dancing with burnout," Kennedy told Positive Tourism.

Kennedy will be partnering with Jamaican transformational author and energy practitioner, Sharon Parris-Chambers to facilitate a workshop on holistic partnering strategies and systems change called the "Woman's Community Think Tank." They will 'lean in' to the emerging future with Jamaican community leaders and retreat participants co-creating this incubator for ideas and synergy based on the evidence-based ‘Theory U’ approach of MIT's Sloan School of Management. Parris-Chambers' most recent book "Living Life as a Sacred Practice" just went for sale on Balboapress.com at https://tinyurl.com/ybaloqs3

 The majority of these workshops are designed to further women’s soft skills of leadership, and will be held at the seven acre beach-side paradise, Golden Clouds Villa of Oracabessa, Jamaica. The retreat will also facilitate two satellite workshops. Matriarchal community leader Gloria Simms of the Maroon tribe of Jamaica, will impart her wisdom on "Uniting the Feminine and Masculine for Rebirth" in the lush village of Charles Town, Portland. And in the stunning Red Hills of Kingston, international humanitarian and artist, Fosuwa will speak on "Women's Leadership in the Arts Spanning Millennia" before offering an ancient batik dyeing workshop. Clinical Herbalist Hannah Mitchell will offer workshops on "Elemental Therapeutics for Self-Care" and Yogi Tracy Pearce will offer a Hatha Yoga for all abilities. There will also be daily guided meditations, self-led prayer, and journaling exercises to deepen women's self-awareness and ability to self-regulate. 

Retreat spaces are limited and must be purchased by November 30, 2018. Interest-based scholarships of up to $1000 are available, and women and men are welcome.

Madeline Kennedy is a licensed Master Social Worker, Federal Policy Advisor, and Social Entrepreneur with twenty years’ experience successfully coaching women and people from all walks of life to lead happier, healthier, more successful lives. This is one of many international initiatives Madeline has spearheaded, and her daily consulting work involves leading the transformation of healthcare for millions of New Yorkers. Kennedy asks that readers, users, facilitators, and wellness practitioners share this information with their network.


Source: Madeline Kennedy (Kennedy Coaching)


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