GREEN RIVER LEADERSHIP AND RESILIENCE RETREAT
April 30 – May 6, 2023
Inverting Your Perspective: Finding the Power Within Yourself, Your Life, and Your Business
Co-ed: Limit 16 Attendees
At this moment, are you where you hoped to be personally and/or professionally?
Are you living to your fullest potential?
Are you the leader you aspire to be?
Are you unapologetically yourself?
Are you achieving your goals?
Are you living without regret?
Are you living without fear?
Are you fulfilled?
Are you happy?
IF YOU ANSWERED NO TO ANY OF THE ABOVE, KEEP READING.
“It has been an honor and a privilege to have listened to and learned from both Michelle “MACE” Curran and Sara Schulting Kranz. Through profound experience and action, these two are the real deal. Anyone can learn from a textbook, but MACE and Sara have learned from being in the thick of it. The leadership lessons learned from them will last you and your team for a lifetime.”
– Mike Frey, CEO and Owner: Pacific Geosource Inc., P&H Development, LLC, Geogrid, LLC
Join Sara Schulting Kranz and Michelle “MACE” Curran
Both small-town Wisconsin girls who started in humble beginnings, Sara and Michelle share very similar values with aligned goals: to teach what they have learned from their own real-life experiences–-from the cockpit, adventure, and life–to inspire others’ dreams, goals, and aspirations in personal and professional lives.
Sara Schulting Kranz has lived through life’s toughest emotional and mental traumas. At age 40, she was debilitated by PTSD when her marriage and life collapsed due to her husband’s secret double life. She went back to three important values she learned as a small town midwest girl: truth, inspiration, and hope. Her recovery involved climbing and waypointing through the toughest mountains, and paddling far on the Pacific Ocean. This is where she found resilience, self leadership, and forgiveness.
A former teacher and stay-at-home mom, Sara is now a successful businesswoman leading life-changing retreats in the Grand Canyon, Alaska, and the San Juan Mountains, CO since 2016. At 49, she is a keynote speaker on The (New) Art of Resilience, TEDx on Forgiveness, published author, executive producer of a documentary in production, and is a wild adventurer, having turned her pain into life’s greatest purpose.
Michelle “MACE” Curran is a former Thunderbird pilot ‘19-‘21, combat veteran, fighter pilot, author, and outdoor enthusiast. MACE’s hardwork and encouragement to chase her dreams was bestowed upon her at a young age. Always a thrill seeker, the desire to seek out something greater drove her to leave her small town and join the military. This structured and challenging environment allowed her to thrive, and she rapidly focused on becoming a fighter pilot as her ultimate goal. Years of work focused on this singular goal culminated in the night she found out she would be going to fly F-16s.
From Asia, to Europe, to the Middle East, it was one unforgettable experience after another. The challenges were tough, but the rewards were greater. The pinnacle of her career, and what led her here today, was the last 3 years of her career as a Solo Pilot for the Air Force’s elite demonstration squadron, the Thunderbirds. She served as only the second woman ever to fly in the Lead Solo position, since the team began in 1953. The honor of serving in this position empowered her to do whatever she could to inspire others.
TOGETHER WE WILL BE FOCUSING ON:
- Taking action and calculated risks like a fighter pilot
- Understanding how your inner critic is holding you back
- Using life’s difficult experiences to become happier, healthier leaders
- Discovering the power of being bold
- Stepping into your authentic self
- Using vulnerability as a powerful tool
- Shifting your view of failure from an F-word to your biggest asset
- The true essence of resilience: what it is, what it is not, and how to create more
- How practicing forgiveness can save you and your business from pain
- Realizing that staying comfortable can cost you
- How to keep moving forward when disaster strikes
- And so much more..
GROUP COACHING AND HIKING
Pre and Post Retreat Support:
Led by Sara and MACE, group coaching calls provide a supportive environment to learn what you are truly capable of. Deep-dive into your values, set your intentions, and dive into the work before we even hit the water.
- ZOOM All calls and sessions are done via Zoom.
- Pre-retreat 3-4 group coaching sessions.
- Post-retreat 3 group coaching sessions.
On the Green River Retreat:
- During the expedition, we will continue our coaching journey outside of the four-walls we will live and work in.
- Includes individual and group coaching and meditating in nature.
- You will hae 1:1 time with Sara and MACE.
- Be one of very few who experience personal growth, healing, and transformation in the vastness of this Canyon!
IN PARTNERSHIP WITH BREAKWATER EXPEDITIONS
Breakwater has a team of highly skilled outdoor professionals with years of experience in developing and leading adventure intentional programs and expeditions for teens, adults, and families.
MEET THE FOUNDER
Todd Mckibben is a seasoned guide, logistical master, and passionate outdoorsman. He has dedicated his life to helping others change their lives through the power of nature, inspired by his own personal experiences and connections with people he has met along the way. Todd has helped Breakwater support clients to bring more purpose, passion, and intention to their lives.
With over 20 years of experience and 3000 days in the field, he’s had the pleasure of serving a variety of populations. Happiest with a paddle in his hand, he finds power in movement, drawing from it a passion for life which he shares with his wife, two boys, and anyone he meets.
Sunday, April 30
- Meet in Grand Junction at our set hotel
- Introduction and short coaching session
- Dinner, orientation, and packing party
Monday, May 1
- Shuttle to rivers edge / 2-hour drive
- Finalize trip prep to put on the water
- Begin our 47-mile paddle of the Labyrinth Canyon section of the Green River for the next 5 days and 4 nights
Tuesday, May 2nd
- Morning group work
- Lunch and gathering
- Set up camp, explore, and nightly group work
DAY 4 & 5
Wednesday & Thursday, May 3-4
- Morning reflections
- Lunch and gathering
- Set up camp, explore, and nightly group work
Friday, May 5th
- Closing morning thoughts and reflections
- Paddle to Mineral Bottoms by lunch time
- Take off the river and head into Grand Junction for cleanup, hotel stay, and final meal celebration
Saturday, May 6th
- Fly home
WHAT IS INCLUDED
- 6 group coaching sessions led by Sara and MACE
- 7 days of transformational adventure on the Green River, Utah
- 4 professionals providing a safe, fun, and meaningful experience
- Guided meditation and coaching with Sara and Mace
- All lodging ground transportation, expedition expenses, tents, sleeping bags, gear and endless support
- Canoes: sturdy expedition Royalex canoes, 17-21 ft.
- Gear: personal camping gear can be provided.
- Cuisine: Healthy, fresh food, vegetables, fruits, nuts, grains, and meats. We will accomodate special dietary needs
- Not included: Alcohol during the trip and at meals
WE ARE HERE TO SUPPORT + GUIDE YOU
Sara and MACE walk what they preach.
Everything here helped us get to where we are today.
Combining leadership, resilience, the power of nature, adventure, and coaching will change your life.
Community and connection are essential for change. These life-changing retreats are designed to meet you where you are and provide support regardless of where you are in life.
If you are new to canoeing or adventuring, or if you have put yourself into the wilderness in your past, this is a space created for you.
We look forward to guiding and teaching you.
“I was blessed to have gone on one of Sara’s retreats in December, 2020 – it was magical. My heart was cracked wide open. Love, worthiness, and compassion for self was seen within me for the first time. Being held by another touched the core of my soul. It was the most peace, unconditional love, and laughter I have ever experienced in my life. Take that step and choose you.”
– Rhonda Kroger
“Michelle’s vulnerability, drive, and warmth were a breath of fresh air and a powerful example in how you can be successful in a high-stress, high-profile position, but still maintain your identity. Whether it was sharing a lesson learned the hard way, coaching our team on how to overcome obstacles they face, or providing tools on how to bring your authentic self to work, Michelle was warm and honest, and did not shy away from the tough questions. It was clear that she put the time in beforehand to tailor her presentation to our team, and was able to adapt her experiences to connect and impact all of us.”
– Program Chair, Boeing
BY THE END OF THIS PROGRAM…
You will learn how to take action and calculated risks like a fighter pilot and adventurer.
You will embrace the leader within you and make bold choices in your life.
You will incorporate various methods and tools to face and overcome your inner critic.
You will deepen your understanding of self and reframe the underlying stories and beliefs that hold you back.
You will see your patterns in life and make better choices to live in a way that serves you, your community, and your business.
You will grow your self worth and self love…and use them as a compass to guide you in moving forward.
You will learn to live from your heart and gut.. and not simply your mind.
And so much more..
QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE ABOUT THIS PROGRAM…
Q: How long is the program?
A: This is a condensed coaching program and a multi-day Green River Retreat. We will have 6-7 virtual coaching sessions where we will deep-dive into a new topic each time. The intent is for you to be ready in every way to head into the retreat with intention. Likewise, we keep our coaching sessions going after the retreat so you can implement what you have learned into your everyday life. Need to miss a call? No problem! They will be recorded and shared with you.
Q: How fit do I need to be?
A: If you are concerned about or questioning your physical ability, please reach out to us and let’s have a conversation. Canoeing is as much about mindset and heart as it is about physical ability.
Q: What if I am afraid?
A: Sara and MACE are well accustomed to fear, and how to transcend that fear into your deepest learning. Please reach out and let’s discuss. This is where it begins!
Q: How is this different from another guided trip?
A: These retreats are beyond hiking, kayaking, or canoeing. You will be guided not only into nature but also within yourself. Being on this retreat becomes and experiential journey of self-discovery, growth, and healing.
Q: Is this really worth the investment?
A: Yes. If you’re ready to invest in yourself, let go of limiting beliefs, transcend your story, and believe in yourself.. Absolutely! This experience is one you will continue to tap into for the remainder of your life. So, yes, it is absolutely worth the investment.
Q: How much time will I get with you?
A: You will get access to us throughout our coaching calls together and through Voxer, an instant messaging app. We are with you every step and paddle of the way. Not only that, but clients become like family. This experience connects us for life.
PLUS YOU WILL RECEIVE THESE LIFE-SHIFTING BONUSES
BONUS #1: A SIGNED COPY OF MY BOOK: Walk Through This: Harness the Healing Power of Nature and Travel the Road to Forgiveness
I wrote this book for all of you. Throughout this journey together, we will be diving deep into the pages of this book. Ask me anything while you are here.
BONUS #2: A signed copy of Michelle’s new book: Upside Down Dreams
MACE will sign her new children’s book and offer personalized words of encouragement.
A story written for kids with big dreams looking for a real-world heroine. Inspired by the firsthand interactions Michelle “MACE” Curran had with many girls during her time as a Thunderbird Pilot.
Lilly Padilly, an adventurous 8-year-old, finds herself drawn to the thrill of flight after seeing six fighter jets streak over her school. Facing skepticism from her peers and her own self-doubt, a heartwarming bond with her grandpa brings her to a pivotal moment in her life. Lilly’s uncertainty is banished after an inspirational encounter with one special pilot solidifies her dream.
BONUS #3: Sara’s digital course: UNSTUCK + FREE: How to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone
UNSTUCK + FREE: How to Live Outside Your Comfort Zone is an immersive digital course that brings “learning from the trail to life” with HD videos, a guided visualization, my own personal learning + downloadable pdf worksheets.
I created this course for those ready + willing to let go of fear, should’s + stories holding you back from living a life on your terms. This course will deepen your sense of self and guide you towards choice, freedom + alignment with what sets your soul on fire. Recorded from the trails on Mt. Baldy in Southern California, watch + learn from this course at your leisure. I loved creating this for you!
DAYS OF EXPLORING, CANOEING, MEDITATING AND COACHING IN NATURE WITH 2 LEADERS AND GUIDES
6 – 7
DIGITAL COURSE: UNSTUCK + FREE AND 2 SIGNED BOOKS
MONTHS OF SUPPORT VIA VOXER APP
ONCE IN A LIFETIME EXPERIENCE
INVESTMENT VALUE FOR THE EXPERIENCE
Includes coaching with two experts, continuing support, and an all-inclusive week-long wilderness retreat valued at $20,000+
Your cost: $9,997
Join us for this life-changing and priceless experience.
We understand that walking this journey of personal development and reflection can oftentimes feel overwhelming and exhausting.
We also know how important it is to face what scares us and do the deep work. Not only do we benefit from this process and experience, but so do those closest to us in our lives, as well as our businesses, communities, and the world around us.
There has never been a better time to take the leap and say YES to you.
We are here for you. We believe in you.
Sara and Michelle