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Live Courageously: Rebloom Retreat

May 5, 2025 to May 8, 2025
Richwood on the River / Special Events Venue & Lodging, Milton, KY
Event Summary

Hey there, fearlessly creative friend!

Join us for an incredibly uplifting retreat “Live Courageously: Rebloom,” set against the picturesque backdrop of Richwood on the River in Milton, Kentucky, May 5-8 2025. Get ready for a transformative experience featuring dynamic speakers, creative sessions, and the opportunity to nurture your courage and bloom anew! Pack your positivity and join us for an unforgettable journey of empowerment and growth!! #courageousliving #rebloom2025

Early Bird Ticket Price (March 17th - October 1st, 2024) = $960

Regular Ticket Price (October 2nd, 2024 - May 2025) = $1,265

 

Please continue reading to learn more about this retreat: what's included, schedule, speakers, and additional notes. 


What’s Included:

  • Dynamic, empowering presentations by 6 powerhouse speakers
  • Creative sessions led by two whimsical and fun artists(for any skill level)
  • An opening meet and greet cocktail party
  • 2 delicious catered lunches
  • A closing pizza party with a DJ
  • A beautiful swag bag
  • Cozy places on property to work, rest, or mingle through out the retreat
  • Transportation to and from Madison to Richwood at assigned times and locations
  • Soda, water, coffee, tea and snacks
  • Food options for dietary restrictions
  • Art supplies for the creative sessions

 

Extras:

  • Photographer available to book photo portraits on the gorgeous Richwood property
  • Social Media expert available for one on  one consults
  • Merchandise from the speakers available for purchase
  • An art gallery with works for sale (a % of sales going to charity)
  • Murals and a beautiful silo for photo opportunities
  • A dedicated Facebook group so the group can chat and plan together 

 

Not Included:

  • Travel and lodging…a suggested list of vetted properties and travel instruction will be provided
  • Breakfast each day and dinner Tuesday evening

Schedule: 

Monday, May 5th

  • 6-7:30pm - Arrive at Richwood on the River and check in
  • 6:30-9:30pm - Opening Reception
    • Heavy appetizers, dessert, signature cocktail, and refreshments
    • Opening Speaker: Britta Tabor (@ 8:00pm)
    • Optional: Dress up in colorful, floral themed fabulousness!

 

Tuesday, May 6th

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 9-10:30am - Speaker Session 1
  • 11am-12:30pm - Speaker Session 2
  • 12:30-2pm - Lunch (provided) & Free time
  • 2-4:00pm - Creative exercise led by Lori Siebert
  • Remainder of evening - Free time to explore Madison!
    • Dinner on your own
                

Wednesday, May 7th

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 10:30am-12:30pm - Creative exercise led by Pam Kravetz
  • 12:30-2:00pm - Lunch (provided) & Free time
  • 2-3:30pm - Speaker Session 3
  • 3:30-6pm - Free time to explore Madison!
  • 6-9:00pm - Sparkle Pizza Party with DJ
    • Dinner provided
    • Optional: Dress up in sparkles, glitter, and shine!!!

 

Thursday, May 8th

  • Breakfast on your own
  • 9-12:00pm - Closing Ceremony
    • Speakers
    • Circle talk about the experience
    • Walking meditation or journaling
    • Closing by Colleen Sutton, Cara Fox and Lori Siebert
  • Hugs & Farewells!

Additional Information:

About the Venue (Richwood on the River)

  • Address - 1233 KY-36, Milton, KY 40045
  • This venue is not handicap accessible but ADA accommodations are available by request. Please contact Colleen Sutton at colleenrsutton@gmail.com if you anticipate needing assistance.
  • Pictures of our goregous retreat venue are included below!

Transportation

  • There is a lack of public transportation options in this area of Southern, Indiana; There are limited Ubers, taxis, and rental cars. We encourage you to plan accordingly, such as carpooling, ride sharing, etc.
  • We will arrange for a scheduled pickups at nearby airports, such as Louisville and Cincinnati. We will communite those time frames at a later date. 

Places to Stay

 

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Event Details

Colleen Sutton (Retreat Co-Founder)

Colleen Sutton is the owner/operator of RIchwood on the River. Starting out in the hospitality industry at the age of 14, she began working at an Upstate NY popular vacation inn. Vision the movie Dirty Dancing and you would be correct. This instilled in her a love for creating opportunities for people to make unforgettable memories. She quickly discovered Event Planning and knew that was her heart's passion. In 2010, after working for event venues in Colorado, Indiana and Ohio, she started her own company, Ava Rose Event Design, LLC, named after her daughter. She began creating spectacular events in the Tri State area as well as Park City, Utah and Boulder, CO. Then in 2014 she took a class at her church, Unity of Garden Park, that would change her life forever. The class was Mary Morrissey's PROSPERITY PLUS. Colleen set her sights and vision on becoming a Wedding & Events Venue Owner. In 2015 that manifestation became her reality in the purchase of Richwood.  

Being the owner/operator for Richwood on the River is a dream come true for Colleen. A wonderful friend said to her during the purchase process, “If your dreams don’t scare you, then you are not dreaming BIG enough!” She holds onto those words daily. Thanks Tania!

She hopes to inspire her daughter, Ava Rose, to fully understand to follow her dreams and to always do what truly makes her happy. The money will follow. Hearing the laughter in the halls of the mansion from guests enjoying the warmth of a fire and the love of family and friends is exactly what her hopes were and are for the property.

"I love sharing my home with you and hope to have my small part in creating memories that will last a lifetime." ~  Colleen

 

 Cara Fox (Retreat Co-Founder)

Cara Fox is the visionary owner behind Little Golden Fox, a delightful haven for creativity and community nestled in Madison, Indiana. Born and raised in the Midwest, Cara's journey into entrepreneurship began with a profound passion for fostering artistic expression.It was her desire to cultivate a space for hands-on artistic exploration that led her to establish Little Golden Fox in 2011.

With a discerning eye for talent and a commitment to showcasing local artisans, Cara has curated a diverse range of workshops spanning painting, sewing, crafting, and more. Her studio has quickly become a cherished hub for both budding and seasoned creatives, known for its welcoming atmosphere and personalized customer service.

Beyond her role as a business owner, Cara is deeply involved in the Madison community, supporting local charities and initiatives whenever possible. Her dedication to both her craft and her community has earned her respect and admiration from all who know her.

As she continues to nurture and evolve Little Golden Fox, Cara remains steadfast in her commitment to providing a one-of-a-kind space for artistic expression and connection. With her unwavering passion and determination, there’s no doubt Cara Fox is poised to leave her mark on the creative landscape for years to come.

 

Lori Siebert (Creative Session Leader & Co-Founder)

When asked to define her artistic style, Lori Siebert says that she likes to be a bit of a chameleon. Constantly experimenting with different styles and mediums feeds her insatiable curiosity. She has a very whimsical design sense and loves to play with color to give each collection that and she designs its own unique personality. She started taking private art lessons at the young age of 7 and continued to study art throughout high school. This lead to a degree in graphic design from the University of Cincinnati. She opened her own design firm just 3 years out of college in 1987. Her firm, Olika Studios, has developed branding and design programs for influential clients such as Target, Bath & Body Works, Nickelodeon and Universal Studios. Lori began the art licensing arm of her business 15 years ago and now works with several top manufactures in the gift and home decor industry. Her client list includes Demdaco, Creative Co-op, Studio M, Lang and many more. Her licensed products have been sold through many key retailers and small gift shops throughout the United States and Canada. She has been featured in “Where Women Create” and “Where Women Create Business.” She is also the co- founder of ArtBizJam and ArtBizJam Abundance, which provide helpful business tips and networking opportunities for women artists. And, she hosts and teaches at several creative retreats each year including her first European retreat in southern France in 2019 and will be repeating it again in 2022. One of her greatest honors is being an amdassador for Gudrun Sjoden, her favorite fashion and home textile designer. 

She creates everyday in her home studio in Kentucky...sewing, sculpting, drawing, painting meeting with clients and developing concepts with her very talented design team. Her husband, Steve, is her business partner and she has  two children... Kenzie (who is a designer and works closely with her mom at Olika) and Tanner (who is a mechanical engineer.) She also has two grandchildren who light up her life!!!

Pam Kravetz (Creative Session Leader)

She’s a mural makin’, street paintin’ quilt sewin’, yarnbombin’, curatin’, flashmobin’, tutu wearin’ rootin’ tootin’ art monster. She is a regionally & nationally recognized visual artist with more than 50 art exhibits & installations.

With Pam, Contemporary Art is not a spectator sport – it is understandable, accessible, interactive and community oriented. Truly, she is inspired by the beauty in the chaos of the everyday. Her artwork ranges from street art, Artworks installations at Cincinnati’s Children’s Hospital to monumental Memory Quilts in the lobby of the Contemporary Arts center. Recently Kravetz was the Art Director for The Blink Parade, a Board Trustee for Artworks ,The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Ish Festival, HRC (Human Rights Campaign), and is a Co-liaison for the National Council for the Ceramics Arts (NCECA) Conference in Cincinnati.

She is the creator & face of CAC-tV and the curator of the live art performances. Her alter ego, Pinky Shears is the notorious Mastermind of the Yarn-Bombing Collective – the Bombshells of Cincinnati and the performance art collective The Polyester Spy Club. Her current exhibit on view at the Cincinnati Art Museum Rosenthal Education Center – Ace Ramone, Mr. Doodle-Boy & the Peanut puts the best parts of herself & her art into an interactive wonderland. Her interactive exhibition, I Think My Uncle Gershun Was A Golem, at The Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati, Ms. Kravetz used her artist voice and platform to talk about her family, her Jewishness and antisemitism. Currently, she has an installation at the Cincinnati Contemporary Arts Center in the Creativity Center’s UnMuseum, titled Pinkolicious Pamajama’s House of Wonder and Silly Scooter’s Playhouse. Kravetz is also a CityBeat newspaper Best Artist of 2022, an Enquirer Cincinnati Women of the Year 2017. She has numerous awards and recognitions as both an artist and art educator. Pam is always up for the next larger-than-life art bonanza!!

 

Britta Borden - Tabor (Speaker)

Meet Britta Borden-Tabor, your go-to digital influencer and empowerment coach who specializes in inspiring women over 40 to live a life beyond their wildest dreams. Blending motivational speaking with the transformative power of fashion, faith, family, and femininity, Britta offers a one-of-a-kind roadmap to personal development and holistic success.

Her online community, The Hive, serves as an empowering space where women learn to embrace their individuality, elevate their style, and live unapologetically. With Britta, you’re not just finding your style or your next travel destination—you’re unlocking your true potential.

Dionne Woods (Speaker)

Dionne Woods of The Turquoise Iris is an artist, creative coach, podcast host, BloomTV expert, and MadeTV Network’s Director of Community Engagement and a contributing maker. Dionne is known for her vibrant and expressive style of painting that began on furniture and has since been featured on canvas, clothing, accessories, journals, and more. She is also the founder of The Turquoise Iris Journal, a printed media platform for artists and creatives to share their work and experiences. Through her membership groups, one-on-one coaching, podcast and the Journal, Dionne helps others tap into their creativity, follow their passions and find their unique voice through art. Her latest venture is turning her artwork into a velvet fabric collection.

Jamie Jamison (Social Media Consulting)

Jamie lives in Youngstown, Ohio and Chautauqua, NY.  She is a natural light and still-life photographer with a passion for flowers, vintage finds, and handmade treasures. As an Instagram Influencer (@alajamie), she connects with over 52k floral enthusiasts and has inspired people throughout the world with her uplifting photos. Jamie is a social media content manager and content creator for businesses as well as a brand ambassador for several national companies. She also provides coaching for Instagram, photography, and styling.  

Jamie is a communication Instructor at Youngstown State University and was awarded the 2019 Part-Time Excellence Award for teaching.  Her area of focus is Social Media Communication and Social Media Campaigns.  Jamie and Lori Siebert are proud hosts of the podcast ReBloom.  She currently a BloomTV Network Expert, an instructor at NYBG and formerly an instructor at the Flower School of NY and LA.  

Her photos and artwork have appeared in Country Living Magazine, Somerset Life, Bella Grace Magazine, Somerset Digital Studio, Somerset Memories, Artful Blogging, Somerset Studio Gallery, Somerset Apprentice, and the Torpedo Factory Target Gallery.   

Litsa Spanos (Speaker)

Driven by a passion for art and the desire to bring beauty into as many homes, healthcare/healthcare facilities and corporate offices as possible, Litsa Spanos opened the doors of Art Design Consultants over thirty years ago. At that time (with just two clients) and limited space, her ultimate goal was to create exquisite and inspiring environments using artwork by contemporary, living artists. Litsa has an uncanny ability to select beautiful artwork and discover talented artists for her clients’ collections. 

Her vision continues to grow even bigger, opening a 13,000 sf mega-gallery in Cincinnati in 2020, along with a second retail gallery in Kentucky in 2023 as she continues to work with some of the most notable collectors across the US.

She is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including “Woman Owned Business of the year” by the Cincinnati Regional Chamber of commerce and has been a guest speaker at many national art shows in NYC, Miami and Las Vegas. She is also the founder of Blink Art publication and author of “Secrets of the Art World”. She has written articles for Art World News, Art Business News and Décor Magazine and founded ACA, the largest art competition in the country in 2009. It’s still going strong with awards to artists totally over $4.5 million within fifteen years.
Her newest passion is coaching artists and giving them resources to take their art careers to the next level with the SmART SELL membership program. 

ADC currently ranks in the tip 2% of all women-owned businesses. Thanks to her company’s continued success, Litsa is uniquely positioned to support many nonprofit organizations that she cares passionately about.

Mandi Blackford (Speaker)

Mandi Blackford is the cheeky glam ma'am behind the Champagne Fabulous brand of gifts and home decor, and hostess of The Age Inappropriately Show – a weekly video podcast.

Have you ever been told you were too old/fat/____ to do something? Or stopped yourself from trying things because others wouldn’t think it was "appropriate"? Mandi shares how she found the courage to disregard societal influence and how it’s changed her life.

Pump up your self-confidence, stop caring about what other people think, and focus on being your authentic self - while laughing so hard you might snort. Join the #ageinappropriately revolution where we know perfection is a stupid myth and fitting in is not the goal.

Gucci Erasmus (Speaker)

In 2020 I had a wild moment of reckoning. The part I loved most about my successful corporate career in organizational change (almost 30yrs) was literally the part that was not in my job description. I had climbed up the ladder with very little support, bar a handful of great women who were ahead of me and one awesome (male) mentor. I had been overlooked, pushed aside, asked to tone it down, stay in the shadows – basically shrink myself. But I am a rebel. And my ‘revenge’ was to make myself available to coach and mentor and nurture as
many women as I could find. The global disruptor, Covid19 Pandemic, gave me the opportunity to start extracting myself from my corporate career in pharma (which included lots of travel because I had staff in 5 global HO sites) and to start thinking in earnest about a new business where my passion was the cornerstone of a practical service offering.

In 2021 My GEM Power was born. It took me decades to fight to be whole. Women should not have to pay that price. At GEM a woman can access my coaching program, group and masterclass learning, and be part of a private online group, to educate, stimulate, encourage and ensure that she recovers her core wisdom to live authentically and unapologetically. Now that’s bold. I’ve been honing my coaching skills for more than 20 years and I am a skilled Gestalt practitioner. And my most useful ‘tool’ is the life I have lived for more than 60 turns around the sun. “There’s always an empty chair at my table. Sit with me.” (For clarification when I say woman or women I mean anyone identifying as female, all or some of the time.)

Billie Mocabee (Speaker)

As a small business owner at The Roost Latonia, Billie Mocabee has created a cozy and welcoming coffee and all sorts of quirk shop in the heart of Latonia, Kentucky, for the past five years. With her attention to detail, problem-solving, and interpersonal skills, she has captured a loyal customer base, a friendly and efficient staff, and a profitable and sustainable business. She is passionate about providing quality coffee, food, pre loved, and service to the community, and supporting local artists and entrepreneurs. In her words- “I am always looking for new ways to improve the customer experience and the social impact of The Roost Latonia. I value teamwork, creativity, and excellence, and I strive to make The Roost Latonia a place where everyone feels at home.”

General Terms

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Refund Policy

All tickets are non-refundable, unless otherwise stated by the event organizer.  

Miscellaneous Policies

There will be photographers and potentially video crews on site during this retreat. Your photo or video may be used for promotional purposes. By purchasing a ticket to this retreat, you understand and consent to your photo or video potentially being used / shared for these purposes. 

When & Where
May 5, 2025 to May 8, 2025
Richwood on the River / Special Events Venue & Lodging
1233 Kentucky 36
Milton, KY 40045
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