Pause 2023

October 20 - 22, 2023

Bourbonnais, Illinois

Only six spots available!


Pause 2023

Are you a woman who leads who needs an intentional pause from the whirlwind of obligations and commitments that swallow the days, weeks, and months of life?  Do you need uninterrupted time to reflect — where you are right now and where you are heading next?  Would you allow me to guide you through a carefully crafted weekend experience where you can answer the important, but not necessarily urgent questions?  

What's Included?

Pause is limited to a select group of six women leaders just like you.

  • Two nights at a gorgeous seven-bedroom luxury villa that sits on 40 acres an hour south of Chicago
  • One-hour one on one coaching session with Amy 
  • Four group coaching sessions with other attendees
  • Hot yoga class
  • Saturday dinner prepared by a private chef
  • All meals, drinks, snacks
  • Your own bedroom

Participants will dig into questions like:

  • Am I using my unique gifts to serve the world? 
  • What am I resisting? What is the root of the resistance? 
  • What is draining me most? To what or to whom am I giving too much?  
  • How are my support systems?  Where do I need more help or less?
  • What am I supposed to create next?  What will that require? 





Amy has created an experience with a balance of group work, one-on-one coaching, and refreshing and relaxing time to pause and spend how you see fit.

Friday, October 21
  • Dinner
  • Individual Coaching Sessions with Amy
Saturday, October 21
  • Saturday Morning
    • Breakfast
    • Yoga
    • Group Session #2
    • Individual Coaching Session with Amy
  • Saturday Afternoon
    • Lunch
    • Free Time – Hike at state park, rest, read, journal, whatever you want!
    • Individual Coaching Sessions with Amy
  • Saturday Evening
    • Dinner prepared by a Private Chef
    • Group Session #3
    • Individual Coaching Session with Amy
Sunday, October 22
  • Concluding Group Session #4

Invest in your Pause!

One-time payment of $2,500 or Five Montly Payments of $500

This unique experience is limited to only six women and the registration fee is non-refundable. While we understand that sometimes life happens and plans change, if you should need to cancel, your investment will be applied to one-on-one virtual coaching with Amy.

Interested in this opportunity, but not quite sure if this is the right fit for you? Email Amy and she'll be happy to talk to you one-on-one.


Yes, I'm ready to take a Pause!

Our Luxury Location

This recently renovated estate sits on 40 acres just a one-hour drive from Chicago. We'll start our program on Friday at 6:00 pm CST and will end at 11:00 am CST on Sunday.

If you're flying in, Midway is a little closer than O'Hare, and you should plan to arrive in Chicago by 3:00 pm Friday and after 1:00 pm Sunday.

Pause 2022

Take a look at some of the fun we had in 2022!

Had we not said yes to this weekend retreat, we most certainly would have filled our time with errands, cooking for our families, answering our emails, and anything else that was loud enough to move us to action. But because we made a choice for ourselves, to leave the busyness of our regular routine, we experienced intentional rest in a powerful way. We were quiet. We paused, and in pausing we came alive.

Our time together drew all of us to new realizations. We asked and answered hard questions. We contemplated our life choices—the big stuff like marriage, careers, and health. It was a safe space to be vulnerable. This vulnerability revealed our value. Understanding our value is the greatest realization we could ever know. We paused, and in pausing we internalized our worth.

Hannah Rowen-Fry, 2022 Pause Participant