Saturday, October 1st 2016

8:30AM - 4PM
Town & County Club
22 Woodland St, Hartford

Do you sense your life can be so much more, but you aren’t sure how to get there?

Then INSPIRE! is most definitely for you!

Step out of the stress of your everyday life
and breathe in possibility for your future filled with
peace, purpose and success!


Come to...

·  Discover what's holding you back from living a life you love

·  Learn five essential strategies to alleviate your struggle so you can flip your life right side up

·  Tap into your inner potential and be inspired to take immediate and deliberate action

Accomplishment AND fulfillment are NOT mutually exclusive. Both are possible when you have the right strategies in place!

Let’s get started on October 1st!


Host: Marge Piccini Speaker, Life & Legacy Design Mentor

Recognized as the “Queen of Quantum Leaps” by her clients, Marge inspires high achieving women to move beyond their career struggles into an exciting, meaningful and fulfilling life path.

After a 25 year career as an award-winning sales professional for a Fortune 100 Company, where she ranked in the top 5% of her industry and sold nearly $1 billion in products and services, Marge traded her accomplished and high stress career for an inspirational entrepreneurial adventure helping other accomplished high stress women to redesign their life and career. Her unique CATAPULT program leverages her own life and career transformation experience and her extensive business development expertise and takes the women she works with farther than ever imagined. 

During the retreat, you'll hear Marge's remarkable story which proves that "Nothing is Impossible!" and she'll show you how you can begin to make significant work/life changes. With the best tools, strategies and support in place, you, too, can have it all!

Guest Speaker: Eileen Kaplan

When Life Hands You a Lemon Grove…
Two-time Breast Cancer Survivor, Author (Laughter is the Breast Medicine), Humorist and Sought After Speaker Eileen Alexander Kaplan thought she’d experienced her share of challenges but apparently there were more. A little more than a year ago Eileen was diagnosed with Stage 4 Pancreatic and Liver Cancer; a literal death sentence. Needless to say it proved to be her biggest challenge yet. Be inspired and uplifted as Eileen shares her moving story along with the secrets to her success and has you laughing along the way. Eileen’s story proves that even when life hands you a lemon grove nothing is impossible!

Panel: Courageous and Tenacious Women


Kim Pita - This great journey called life is filled with amazing possibilities and new beginnings, yet can be so tough when our minds are cluttered with anxiety and worry. Kim Pita was able to cast aside her innate fears to flip her life upside down and inside out. Her personal journey includes growing up in a divorced family when divorce was rare, the tragic drug-induced death of her younger sister who struggled with mental illness, surviving her own divorce after 17 years marriage, walking away from the multi-million dollar marketing agency she founded, and finally starting over again as a co-parent to two children, writer, brand consultant and inspirational speaker. Kim leverages the wisdom and knowledge gained from, sometimes, messy life experiences to help transform industry pioneers, small businesses and family-owned companies from chaos and uncertainty to harmony and prominence. Kim will share her touching story of transformation, resilience and finding mental clarity.

Susan Berman - After losing her husband to esophageal cancer, Susan was compelled to learn as much as she could about its causes and prevention. Now as a Certified Health Coach she is dedicated to helping adults suffering with Acid Reflux Disease to live healthier lives. Susan’s story of how she went from grieving, dumbfounded, and determined to Change Leader will astound you.

Leesa Schipani - Change Leader and Business Growth Expert to Boutique Brands. Leesa’s distinct background in sales, service, human resources and change leadership make her a valuable asset to boutique brands seeking to add millions in sales to their top line revenue targets. A woman of great strength and humility, Leesa’s moving story will inspire you to action.

Wendy Ladd - Founder of Hello Gorgeous! a pop-up clothing boutique and women's empowerment program. For over 20 years Wendy worked in the shadows in her family's business until she decided that she wanted to achieve her own success. Her inspiring transformation began with her physical transformation and worked its way to her core. Wendy's story of how she went from totally disregarded to unfreakinstoppable will super-charge your own desire for change.

Leadership Lessons from the Experts

Amy Jaffe Barzach
Mining the Golden Nuggets of Your Life

Advocate for boundless opportunities for women and children. She serves as the Executive Director of the Women's Advancement Initiative of the University of Hartford and Vice Chair of the Collegiate Women’s Leadership Educators Alliance (CWLEA). Previously Amy founded and served as former Executive Director of the award winning Boundless Playgrounds, the first national nonprofit dedicated to helping communities create inclusive playgrounds where children, with and without disabilities, could play and learn together. Be prepared to shift into a boundless mindset!

L. Kay Wilson  
Women, Power & Influence

Founder & CEO Maverick Leadership Institute, Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, Trial Attorney, HuffPost Blogger. Dedicated to the positive evolution of power dynamics Kay’s vast body of work is impressive and her message delivery is awe-inspiring! Kay specializes in helping women to manage their power and authority while dealing effectively with maverick behaviors.

Marilyn Dayton
Reflections: What I Wish I Knew Then
Marketing Pro, Blogger “From Glam to Gram”, TV Show Host “From This Corner TV” and former World’s Top Model (1960’s). Prepare to be dazzled! Every conversation with Marilyn Dayton is inspiring.


Dr. Terrlyn L. Curry Avery
Struggle is Optional: How to Ignore your Ego and Listen to your Sacred Intelligence

Founder of Sacred Intelligence LLC, Pastologist (Ordained Minister and Psychologist), Author “Sacred Intelligence: The Essence of Sacred, Selfish and Shared Relationships." A devoted change leader, Pastologist Terrlyn shares a refreshing new perspective on spirituality, relationships and personal development.


Niyi Taiwo
Author “Top Ten Laws of Respect”, Speaker, Trainer, Thought Leader and Creator of the EKTIMIS Respect Model. Simplifying and demystifying the seemingly complex topic of respect is the foundation of Niyi’s noteworthy work.


8:30am - 11:00am  
Host Marge Piccini
Tapping into your Inner Potential to Inspire and Ignite
a Life and Career/Business you Love

11:00am - 12:00pm
Leadership Lessons from the Experts

A variety of short lessons to enhance your leadership effectiveness

Lunch is served

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Guest Speaker Eileen Alexander Kaplan

When Life Hands You a Lemon Grove...

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Panel: Courageous and Tenacious Women Panel
Featuring Kim Pita, 
Leesa Schipani, Wendy Ladd

2:30pm - 4:00pm
Host Marge Piccini
Defining your Best Next Step
Success Tips for Making Your Intentions Stick


The inspiration for the Inspire Women's Leadership Retreat...

What I've learned from working with so many inspiring and amazing women in my life is...

...we need each other!
...we crave inspiration and ideas! 
...we seek courage by example!
...we desire the life we’ve always imagined!
...we sense the heightened urgency as each year passes!

BUT... we are always just too busy to make it happen!

So I decided to create an opportunity to step away from your life, work and stress, get back in touch with your heart and soul, and commit to make decisions you know you need to make. 

Come to be enveloped in beauty…
When I began thinking about a place for this inspirational retreat, I imagined a beautiful New England setting with an intimate and peaceful ambiance. That’s exactly what I found at the Town & County Club. I can’t wait for you to see it!

Come to hear inspiring stories…
You’ll laugh and cry with some of Connecticut’s most successful women, who will share personal stories about their challenges and triumphs. Each one has tackled major life decisions leading to paramount pivots in their careers and lives. You will learn how their lives have been enriched with new passion, purpose and fulfillment.

Come to be in sisterhood…
You’re not alone. You’re definitely not crazy. You’re actually in the midst of a major life upgrade. It seems so challenging because it’s new for you. On October 1st you’ll discover why this transition is harder than previous ones in your life and learn to navigate your life upgrade so it feels less like a burden and more like a celebration. 

Come to be inspired…
If you come with an open mind and heart, you will feel 1000x better than if you enjoyed a bubble bath, massage AND yoga class. Get ready to soak in all the wisdom! Space is limited for this rare women’s retreat. Make it a girlfriend’s day and invite your best friend to come along. 

Come to be acknowledged...
This is a true gift to YOU! 

Join me and meet some of the most inspirational Connecticut women I know. Register today! 


Town & County Club
22 Woodland Street
Hartford, CT


In 1925, just five years after women were granted the right to vote, a group of 400 progressive and determined women committed their resources to form Hartford’s first private women’s city club. They had three primary objectives: to provide an organized center for women’s work, thought and action; to advance the interests of women, and to promote science, literature and art. They bought the grand 1895 Theodore Lyman house at 22 Woodland Street, just around the corner from Mark Twain's home, and created an organized center for social, intellectual and artistic gatherings. Overall, it is simply charming, warm & friendly and the perfect setting for the retreat!