Build Your Brave Retreat

Watermark Beach Resort | Osoyoos, B.C. | April 19 & 20, 2024

Hosted By Susie Helland
Gold Sponsor:  Smooth Effects Kelowna

A Retreat To Remember...

Not only will you leave feeling inspired and empowered, but you will leave without the things that no longer serve you, which will motivate you to go after your passions and believe in yourself. You will have created actionable steps to take home with you so that you can continue to feel the drive and desire to live as your best self. 

Meet The Speakers

BUILD YOUR BRAVE RETREAT
Watermark Beach Resort  |  Osoyoos, B.C., Canada  |  April 19 & 20, 2024

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Host: Susie Helland

Entrepreneur | Influencer | Social Media Strategist

Susie Helland is a remarkable entrepreneur, boutique owner, and influential figure in the Okanagan region. With her unwavering commitment to empowering women, Susie encourages individuals to cultivate their courage and build their brave.

As the owner of Build Your Brave Boutique, Susie has created a space where women can embrace their unique beauty and foster a deep sense of body love. Her boutique serves as a platform for promoting self-acceptance and empowering women to feel confident in their own skin.

Susie's impact extends beyond her boutique, as she has emerged as a prominent Okanagan influencer. Her passion for local businesses and travel shines through in her content, where she shares her love for exploring new places and supporting the local community.

In addition to her entrepreneurial pursuits, Susie has bravely shared her personal journey of widowhood at the age of 31. Her appearances on podcasts hosted by Paola Rosser, Melissa Fino, and Cassandra Barrie have allowed her to open up and inspire others through her story of resilience and strength.

With her infectious enthusiasm and unwavering support for women, Susie Helland continues to make a profound difference in the lives of those around her. Through her advocacy for building bravery, promoting body love, and championing local businesses, she has become a beacon of inspiration and empowerment.

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Keynote Speaker: Jessica Janzen

Motivational speaker | Business Coach | Entrepreneur | Author | Philanthropist

Jessica Janzen is a motivational speaker, business coach, entrepreneur, author and philanthropist. Jessica’s world blew up in 2016 when doctors delivered the news that her son had a rare genetic disease called Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA). At the time, there was no cure, no treatment and she was told her son wouldn't make his first birthday.

After overcoming the loss of her son, Lewiston, Jessica decided she didn't want to be in survival mode a minute longer. She used her pain as rocket fuel to create the change she desired and built a life of joy and success. Through her advocacy work, Jessica breaks through barriers to make life changing impact for a more accessible, and joyful world. She is the master of getting unstuck and bringing the joy to any situation.

Jessica's mission is to empower leaders, teams, and individuals to reach their fullest potential by providing them with her Roadmap For Resiliency and strategies for navigating mental health and burnout. Through engaging storytelling and inspiring life lessons, she aims to cultivate a possibility mindset that enables individuals to answer the question of "So Now What" and spiral upwards towards success and joy.

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Mindy Crawford

Human Design Coach

Meet Mindy, the vibrant force behind Team Jilly's digital marketing triumphs for seven remarkable years. Today, she's embracing a thrilling new chapter: motherhood and a deep dive into the world of self-discovery.

Mindy's journey is fueled by an enduring passion for self-improvement, the law of attraction, manifestation, vision boarding, and an insatiable thirst for learning. But here's a little-known fact about her: Mindy is not just a marketing maven; she's also a Certified Life Coach!

In 2020, (while we were all spending a lot of time at home!) driven by a desire for a fresh challenge, Mindy plunged into an online Life Coaching Program at Rhodes College. Over five months, she dedicated two evenings each week to mastering skills that not only elevated her leadership in marketing but also brought new depth to her personal life.

Mindy always envisioned leveraging her newfound skills on a larger scale, but she felt something was missing – a robust system and a solid foundation. That's when she stumbled upon the transformative world of Human Design.

Embarking on a journey with Human Design, Mindy absorbed wisdom from renowned experts Erin Claire Jones and Jenna Zoë. Her fascination with this system, which uncovers one's unique individuality and optimal energy use for attracting aligned opportunities and making sound decisions, knew no bounds. This led her to become a certified Human Design Reader.

Now, Mindy combines the empowering tools of life coaching with the insightful principles of Human Design. She's on a mission to guide others in unlocking their true potential and helping them invite more ease and flow into their lives.

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Denai Johnson

Radio & TV Personality | Holistic Wellness Extraordinaire

Growing up a sick, sad kid, Denai's personal healing journey began at a young age. Her life path has been about healing her body, mind & soul and is passionate about helping others do the same so that they may truly thrive!!

Denai Johnson, who has been a radio/tv media personality in both the Okanagan & Vancouver for the past 20 years, is a bit of a holistic wellness swiss army knife. She believes true wellness isn't a one prong approach, that there are many things that factor into us feeling truly amazing. As a result, she has pursued training in a number of modalities, including somatic therapy, nutrition, breathwork, and personal training. Denai is currently studying counseling psychology at Rhodes Wellness College.

Denai is so excited to be sharing her knowledge and passion with women attending the Build Your Brave Retreat, as she loves helping women get empowered to live their most vibrant, fulfilling lives!!

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Caron Keens

Laughter Leader | Wellness Advocate

Caron Keens is a Certified Laughter Leader & wellness advocate.  She has facilitated many Laughter/Wellness events for a variety of diverse groups & organizations over the past 13 years. 

Looking after ourselves is the 1st major step in wellness. Struggles and challenges are an inevitable part of everyone’s journey.  Caron will share her story which helps others connect and feel safe to share theirs.  We are not alone.  By making our own wellness a priority, we can more effectively navigate through life and be better prepared to help ourselves and others.  There is such a huge opportunity in filling our “toolkit” and finding ways to press pause/reset.  Self care. Self kindness. Self love. 

Hope, optimism and JOY are a choice away for each one of us.  Learn how the healing & positive power of laughter is one way to look after our mental health & wellness. Participate in an interactive & FUN event that will leave YOU feeling refreshed, revived & renewed. 

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Photography Partner: Stephanie Thompson

Professional Photographer

Kelowna raised, New Zealand born photographer serving West Kelowna and the rest of the Okanagan since 2018. 
 
When I’m not behind the lens you’ll find me with my sweet boy joey, my beautiful step daughter Saylor, my cute pup Ruby and hanging with my wonderful friends and family. I’m a cancer so I feel every emotion, I’ve backpacked Australia, I have celiac disease, I prefer savoury over sweet, and I am absolutely obsessed with golden hour portraits. I’ll make you laugh, feel super comfortable, and overall make our session fun!
 
Ive always been great with people, and now being behind the camera I want to make people feel comfortable in my presence even more so. I have a very loud and contagious laugh, a super big heart, and I guarantee I’ll have you laughing during any session we have together. 
 
If I’m doing a session with you and your sweet family, I want to capture it all! The dirty faces, the cute little giggles, temper tantrums, the missing teeth, & the hugs and kisses between siblings... as we know this only ever happens once. But must of all I want to capture the LOVE. 
 
Same goes for any couples session, mommy and me mini sessions, portraits of your dogs or even headshots! I will do my best to make you feel as comfortable as possible while having fun at the same time. I promise your partner will walk away saying “well that wasn’t that bad!!!”, because we all know the men usually dread these things. 
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The Venue

Watermark Beach Resort

BUILD YOUR BRAVE RETREAT
Osoyoos, B.C., Canada  |  April 19 & 20, 2024

Experience the South Okanagan “good life” at the Okanagan resort that defines easy living. At Watermark Beach Resort you'll find yourself surrounded by everything that makes this area one of Canada's top vacation destinations; stunning beaches, exquisite dining, shopping, a beautiful marina, and groceries for your full gourmet kitchen. Whether you prefer to unwind in a luxurious suite equipped with every imaginable comfort or bask in the warmth of Canada's sunniest weather by the poolside or on the beach, Watermark ensures an unparalleled experience with unforgettable moments, considerate amenities, and personalized service.

Join Us

For A Retreat You'll Never Forget

BUILD YOUR BRAVE RETREAT
Watermark Beach Resort  |  Osoyoos, B.C., Canada  |  April 19 & 20, 2024

General Admission

Regular Price: $797
Early Bird Price: $697

1.5 Days  | April 19 & 20, 2024

What's Included:

Full Day & a half of Powerful Speakers, Workshops and Fun Evening Bites (April 19)

Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Snacks, Lunch (April 20)

Opportunity to build community with like-minded women

$250 Gift Card For Okanagan Design Co.

Swag Bags

More to be announced soon...

VIP Package

Regular Price: $897

1.5 Days  | April 19 & 20, 2024

What's Included:

Full Day & a half of Powerful Speakers, Workshops and Fun Evening Bites (April 19)

Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Snacks, Lunch (April 20)

Opportunity to build community with like-minded women

$250 Gift Card For Okanagan Design Co.

Swag Bags

Shuttle to and from secret location (April 20 - Evening)

Dinner and wine from Time Family of Wines (April 20 - Evening)

Photos and Q.&A with Jessica Janzen (April 20 - Evening)

Chat with Guest Speakers (April 20 - Evening)

General Admission

Regular Price: $797
Early Bird Price: $697

1.5 Days  | April 19 & 20, 2024

What's Included:

Full Day & a half of Powerful Speakers, Workshops and Fun Evening Bites (April 19)

Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Snacks, Lunch (April 20)

Opportunity to build community with like-minded women

$250 Gift Card For Okanagan Design Co.

Swag Bags

More to be announced soon...

VIP Package

Regular Price: $897

1.5 Days  | April 19 & 20, 2024

What's Included:

Full Day & a half of Powerful Speakers, Workshops and Fun Evening Bites (April 19)

Breakfast, Morning & Afternoon Snacks, Lunch (April 20)

Opportunity to build community with like-minded women

$250 Gift Card For Okanagan Design Co.

Swag Bags

Shuttle to and from secret location (April 20 - Evening)

Dinner and wine from Time Family of Wines (April 20 - Evening)

Photos and Q.&A with Jessica Janzen (April 20 - Evening)

Chat with Guest Speakers (April 20 - Evening)

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Looking For Additional Payment Methods & Payment Plans?

You can pay for the event via etransfer and we are offering payment plans on a case-by-case basis.  If you would like to go this route, reach out Susie here.

Frequently Asked Questions

No, travel and accommodations are not included, although the Watermark Resort has offered attendees a special room rate (while quantities last). We highly recommend you book your room as soon as you purchase your ticket to ensure you receive the special room rate. Call the Watermark Resort directly and let them know you need the Build Your Brave Retreat rate. 

Yes it sure is! Food that is included are the Evening Bites on Friday, April 19. Also included is breakfast, morning break snack, gourmet lunch, and afternoon break snack.

All tickets are non-refundable, but they are transferable to another name up to 21 days prior to the event.

We would love that! If you have a business and would like to add something to our Swag Bags, please send Susie an email at buildyourbrave@gmail.com and as soon as we have finalized ticket numbers, we will let you know. We ask for physical items only please, no paper.

Yes we do! We don't want anyone to miss out on this incredible event so we've put together a number of creative payment options to make access to this event accessible to anyone.  Click here to learn more!

Okanagan Design Co. is one of Western Canada's premiere boutique web design agencies.  The gift card can be used toward upgrading an existing website or towards the development and design of a new website*. Other than that, there are no restrictions, limitations, conditions or fine print.  The $250 card can be used respectively as though they are cash towards upgrades to an existing website or towards a new website.  The gift cards can even be given away or sold to someone else!  You can visit their website and have a look at their amazing work:
https://www.okanagandesignco.ca

*Please note: Okanagan Design Co. generally only works with WordPress.  Contact them for more information.

Additional Payment Options

Build Your Brave Retreat | Watermark Beach Resort

We want to make sure anyone can attend this event so for a limited time and for a limited number, we are opening up creative payment plans to help make that possible.  If you would like to join us in Osoyoos for the Build Your Brave Retreat but cannot afford to pay for it all at once, we totally understand!  Reach out to Susie to discuss our payment plans.

Text Me

1-250-309-1934

Email Me

susie@buildyourbrave.ca

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About Susie Helland

Build Your Brave is my brand. It’s what my mission and vision is. To help women just like YOU to build your brave. To help you see your worth. To love and believe in yourself. To show you that those things you think about yourself or the words someone said to you simply aren’t true. To inspire and impact you to go after what brings you joy! To show you that life can be fun no matter what!

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