I'm looking for 12 women

who are trying to unravel the knot in her heart, searching for freedom from the loop that plays in her head, seeking connections with women who see a bigger picture.

I’m looking for 12 women.

You might be one of them.

There’s never been a better time for women to step into their calling with courage. You are a leader among women, but admit it, you’re tired. When you are at your best, everyone in your life winsBut there are days when you are not at your best…

Your soul aches for a more life-giving rhythm…
Your mind longs for clarity and focus…
You crave connection.

If this is you, read on.

I’m Donna Carlson — a connector, coach and catalyst, putting women in a room to create something greater together. The theme for this summit is inspired by a song that talks about the crushing and the pressing of life that turns grapes to wine. I created this video to explain why we’re making new wine.


“You had me at wine!”

That’s what most women say when they hear about this coaching intensive weekend. We do taste some amazing wines at this retreat, and they serve a purpose to demonstrate how the characteristics of a noble wine are similar to the fruit of a mature life. We use winemaking as a metaphor for the way we tend the vineyard of our own lives and curate the soil with intention. The theme was inspired by a song that goes…

In the crushing
In the pressing
You are making new wine
In the soil I now surrender
You are breaking new ground

Over three days, we will crush…

…the tyranny of the hustle that keeps us from what’s important
…fear, doubt and the lie that we’re “not enough
…the habits that sabotage our success.

Here’s how we do it…

Tending the Soil

The soil is the first essential growth factor to create a wine of noble character. Likewise, the soil of our life forms us but doesn’t determine who we become. That’s why need we to know our soil to create strategies for the future.

The way we do this is with the 360º Life Map we we walk you through the process of taking an inventory of your life so you can determine what in your soil is working for you…or not.

Strategies for Growth

The second essential growth factor of a noble wine is the right environment for growth to flourish and the need strategies to grow all of the inside qualities that move us from surviving to thriving, where we see the world more clearly.

We weave holistic awareness about the connection between your gut and brain and the factors that cultivate a healthy mind, soul and body so you can create your own strategy.

Design & Intention

The third essential growth factor of a noble wine is to follow the vintner’s design. It’s after the winemaker has chosen the best grapes and designed the wine that the crushing and the pressing begins. How we respond to that matters.

This retreat is designed to provide you the space you need to see things clearly, understand how you’re designed to move from surviving to thriving and design a strategy to live that way.

Landy, fast track woman learning to breathe

Landy Spearman runs her own successful business and came mostly to serve and support the mission of Life Strategy Design, but discovered a new operating speed for her life that involves slowing down. Learning to breathe again is the surprise benefit that Landy walked away with.

Natalie, solo-preneur

When we work alone, connections are the lifeblood of creativity. It’s a lonely life as a solo entrepreneur and we know we are better when we link purpose with others. Listen to what Natalie, a solo-preneur, found in the cool connections she made at the Life Strategy Retreat.

Meredith, "How the bleep?"

Meredith Masse teaches a career mapping program called “How the bleep did I get here?” She majors more in wine than she does in yoga. She recommends the Life Strategy Retreat retreat to professional and executive women looking to clarify their purpose and create a clear vision for their life.

Kim, business development pro

Kim Searles is a business development pro who operates in the fast lane — often moving faster than the speed of thought. She starts the day running and this retreat taught her the value of slowing down. She came with a yoga mat still in the wrapper and was delighted with what she discovered. Listen to her epiphany at this Life Strategy retreat.

I'm looking for 12 women

I have confidence that there are 12 women who know when they read this page that they need to carve out this time in November. YOU are the reason we are planning this retreat and we’re ready to take you on a journey of discovery and strategy. Your life will never be the same!

 Your registration includes…

…your room, food, wine and access to all the amenities available to resort guests,
one private coaching session with Life Strategy Coach Donna Carlson, 
one private faculty appointment per day to dive deeper,

and a one year membership in the Life Strategy Mastermind Community.

 I guarantee you will leave with…

…the self-insight you need to be the influencer your tribe deserves,
life-giving rhythms that bring you energy, courage, clarity and focus, 
…the connections that will catalyze the change you are made to create in the world.


The Experience

Walk with me through a visual tour of your weekend. 

Before you even arrive, we’ll review your wellness itinerary, schedule your bod pod screening and provide you with advance learning materials to increase your awareness of your wellness spirit, soul and body. When you walk in those doors, you are transported into a world that’s all about YOU. We’ll greet you by name, we’ll hand you an Experience Journal, hand you a beverage and show you to your room. Each evening begins with a wine tasting journey led by our Master of Wine, then every morning is made to order – yoga, hiking, spa.

This is YOUR weekend. How many times have you come home from a retreat exhausted? Not here. We’ve built in blocks of time for you to disconnect every day in between the elements of a fabulous wine-making program for your life that culminates in your personal work of art.

I like details. You too? Want to know more about our fabulous faculty?  Here’s more. 

Want to the details of our agenda?  Here is a detailed schedule.

Want to know just skip to the part where you sign up? Keep reading… 

Register Here

Garden of the Gods Resort
Colorado Springs, November 14-17, 2019

Do you see yourself in this picture? Register here!

You just missed the early bird registration, but there’s still room! If you have a tribe or group that would like to take advantage of our special group and non-profit rates, schedule a call now so we can talk details. 

Private Room

Registration including private King room, a view of the Garden of the Gods, all meals and wine, workshops, 2 faculty one on ones per day on Friday and Saturday, one private coaching hour with Donna, one bod pod assessment and the six week private coaching community with your cohort after the retreat.

Shared Room

Registration including shared room with two queens, a view of the Garden of the Gods, all meals and wine, workshops, 2 faculty one on ones per day on Friday and Saturday, one private coaching hour with Donna, one bod pod assessment and the six week private coaching community with your cohort after the retreat.

Life-changing investments take planning. Want to break up your payment into three installments between now and October 31?

Set up a 15 minute call and we’ll arrange your payment dates and get you on your way to Colorado!

Resort amenities

Your registration includes Wi-Fi (not that you’ll need it), in-room coffee and tea, access to Kissings Camels 27-hole private golf course, access to the sports club with group exercise classes, tennis courts, recreation center an swimming pool

Strata Wellness Spa

Adjacent to the resort, the Strata Wellness Center has a wide variety of spa treatments for your whole health and wellness. Strata has assembled experts in medicine, exercise physiology, nutrition, women’s health, spirituality and other wellness specialties. Your registration includes a free consultation with the Strata Integrated Wellness Spa to match spa amenities with your wellness and restoration needs. Your registration includes a 20 minute Bod Pod scan. 

Their state-of-the-art Bod Pod system scientifically calculates both lean muscle and fat mass, allowing more effective targeting of the areas needed for effective weight management & physical activity. The Bod Pod will accurately calculate resting metabolic rate, providing you with the information you need to adjust your daily caloric intake and activity level for ideal health.  Melinda Poland, a nurse practitioner and women’s health specialist, will talk to us about our Bod Pod results and what we might do with this information.


The closest airport is Colorado Springs Municipal Airport. The Garden of the Gods Resort offers airport transportation for $40 each way. Please contact the concierge at (719)329-6900 or concierge@ggclub.com.

Questions about the retreat or about our sponsors (below)? Contact donna@360lifestrategies.com or 719-209-9900