2019 Coaching Programs

Rolling into Summer Retreat

A Women’s only Retreat along the Great Allegheny Passage

June 1-2  – Noon Saturday to 2 p.m. Sunday

You’ve attended retreats, but have you ever done a rolling retreat in celebration of summer, of adventure, and of stepping up? This women’s only retreat will include a mix of cycling, camaraderie, and coaching discussions centered on personal renewal and potential. This women’s only retreat weekend includes:

  • Saturday afternoon kickoff, picnic lunch, and 11-mile ride from Ohiopyle to Confluence
  • Saturday late afternoon guided discussions and group meal
  • Saturday night B&B stay in Confluence (The Parker House)
  • Sunday breakfast and early morning ride/activity (participants choose one)
  • Sunday return ride to Ohiopyle (11 miles) and closing activity

Cost: $290

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Gremlins in the Woods: Identify and Work with Your Inner Critic 

July 16 – 6:30 – 9:00 p.m. – outdoor workshop in Frick Park

About: Sure, gremlins can be scary, but the worst ones are the inner critics in our own heads and of our own creation. You might hear them telling you “You’ll never land that job. You’re not qualified,” or “Don’t get your hopes up. It’s never going to happen.”

In this second-time workshop, we’ll explore what our own personal gremlins might be and how to keep them from holding us back. The “gremlin” theme is inspired by Rick Carson’s classic, Taming Your Gremlin. This two-hour workshop will include refreshments and an optional full moon hike following the program. Location: Frick Park Observation Deck (in the woodland area near the Frick Environmental Center).

Cost: $25

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Women’s Business Network “Healthy Mind, Body and Business” Leadership Training

July 9 – 4:30 p.m.

About: Keynote for this twice annual leadership training hosted by the Women’s Business Network (WBN) at the Ohio Township Nature Center

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Custom retreats, workshops, and nature experiences can be created upon request.


Past Experiences, Retreats, and Workshops

Outdoor Adventure Vision Board Workshop with REI

January 12 (two sessions)

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (FULL) and 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Vision boards help to create a visual representation of the things you’d like to attract to your life. In partnership with REI, I’m putting a fresh spin on the New Year vision board trend by offering one that’s 100% focused on outdoor adventures. If you’re ready to dream up some of your next outdoor pursuits, join us for this free workshop. We will provide all supplies, including boards, but if you have any favorite supplies, magazines, or even a fancy board, feel free to bring them along.

Cost: Free


“What’s Your Spark?” Sessions for the Women’s Business Network and the REI Women’s Campout 

About: In these sessions, participants considered what thing in their life they wanted to light a fire around and how to sustain that fire over time. All the while, they were improving their fire skills, learning to start a fire with nothing more than a fire striker and tinder and kindling gathered on site.


Sunset Supper on the Farm

About: In a year (2018) that marked five years in business and Amy’s Associate Certified Coach certification through the International Coaching Federation, this fall farm supper was hosted in appreciation of past and present coaching clients.


Gremlins in the Woods: Identify (and Squash) your Inner Critics 

About: This two-hour program on identifying and dealing with our inner critics was held in Frick Park Environmental Center’s Greer Living Room, a cozy space that overlooks the park’s Falls Ravine. The session was followed by a full moon hike hosted by the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy. Learn more.


“Great Aspirational Passage” Program at Laurelville Retreat Center 

About: Leading a program for a private Road Scholar group. The program is focused on how the Great Allegheny Passage has been an aspirational corridor and continues to inspire and challenge trail users today.


Participants in Cycle Forward’s “Spark a Flame” session during the Women’s Business Network’s annual retreat, 2018

-Absorbed in the Task at Hand (mindfulness and single-tasking workshop)

-A Mindful Hike (with Camera) (exploring the relationship between photography and our nature connections)

-How Getting Outside Changed My Life (a facilitated conversation for River of Steel National Heritage Area)

-Opening Doors to the Outdoors (a faciliated panel discussion for Rivers of Steel National Heritage Area)

-Pop-up Coaching Series in Frick and Schenley Parks

-The Myth of Multitasking (for Global Links)

-Various community workshops, keynotes, and conference sessions related to trails, tourism, and empowering communities