Empathy Through Action:

Becoming a Woman of Influence

October 19-20, 2023

A retreat designed by The Black Swan Group for women.

A retreat designed by The Black Swan Group for women.

Creating an environment where you can

learn, grow, and connect.

Our experienced speakers will provide valuable insights and practical tips on not only business and negotiation situations, but also tips on communicating with those closest to you.

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Empathy Through Action stands out from other business retreats. We offer a one-of-a-kind, forward-thinking experience that challenges the norm.

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The Retreat

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The Details:


Dates: Oct 19 - 20


Tickets Starting at $2,599 pp

The Location

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Thank you for your interest in Empathy Through Action. We are thrilled about this unique opportunity and are currently putting the final touches on the agenda. Stay tuned for the confirmed details, which will be shared soon.

The retreat will span over 1.5 days, allowing participants ample time to immerse themselves in the experience. On the first night, we have planned a special and relaxed bonfire story time, creating a cozy atmosphere for sharing and connecting.The following day promises a full day of engaging trailering events, designed to challenge and inspire.

Through innovative negotiations and interactive activities, we aim to foster personal growth and empathy among all participants.To conclude the day, we have arranged an exclusive cocktail hour with our experienced coaches. This intimate setting will provide an opportunity for further discussions and networking, allowing you to make valuable connections.

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The Campfire

Every one of us has a moment of negative impact that we think back on from time to time. It could be when someone made us feel ‘less than’ or unworthy. Maybe we were treated poorly, judged unfairly, or made an example of for no good reason.

The first night of the retreat we will be sharing our horror stories around the campfire. Come prepared to vent about that moment in your life and speak that negativity out loud among a group of supportive women in a cozy, relaxed atmosphere.

We’ll roast marshmallows, make s’mores, and enjoy a few cocktails.

Feel free to write your story down and ceremoniously burn it up!

The Agenda

Thursday, October 19th

4:00 PM- 5:30 PM- Hotel Check-in

6:00 PM Registration Opens outside by Patio

6:00 PM Campfire/Storytelling / Meet the Team

Friday, October 20th

8:00 AM- 9:00AM

Check-in & Breakfast

Get checked in for the day, find a seat, and have a light breakfast before we get started.

9:00AM - 12:00PM

Session 1

In session one, you'll learn about Tactical Empathy and how it can help you influence the people in your life in a positive way. You’ll gain an understanding of how to get the mindset of an influential woman.

12:00PM - 1:00PM


Lunch is included.

One-hour lunch gives you a chance to network while processing and discussing what you've learned in the morning.

1:00 PM - 5:00PM

Session 2

In session two, you'll learn how to use tactical empathy with your influential mindset to achieve greater success in all areas of your life. You’ll get introduced to the Black Swan skills that are specifically beneficial for women to use and get practice with using them appropriately through several exercises.

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The Cocktail Hour:

Friday October 20th- 5pm

Immediately following the end of training

After a busy day of training,

we have arranged an exclusive cocktail hour with our experienced coaches. This intimate setting will provide an opportunity for further discussions and networking, allowing you to make valuable connections.

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Empathy Through Action:

Breaks the mold of traditional business retreats

In both personal and professional settings,

individuals may encounter distinct challenges,

especially when involved in negotiations.

Our goal is for Tactical Empathy® to become a natural instinct,

guiding our clients in navigating such situations with grace and effectiveness.

We’ve curated a weekend that is personalized for professional women—Empathy Through Action.

From seminars and workshops, to venting smores-sessions around the campfire, to having space for relaxation, to building community and networking, and so much more.

Other retreats, conferences, and seminars often focus on problems—we focus on solutions and learning the skills to implement them.

This isn’t just another self-help, feel-good retreat—this is personal and professional empowerment.

About The


Sandy Hein is a Negotiation Instructor and Coach at The Black Swan Group. She has been with the company since December 2011 and transitioned to a full-time role in July 2020.

As one of our instructors and coaches, Marcella Oakley has unique experience in both law enforcement and Real Estate. Her diverse work history and background makes her an outstanding addition to The Black Swan Group.

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This retreat has limited seats available.

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