WHAT IS THIS JOURNEY?
A six-month transformational program for twelve carefully selected remarkable women who are up to big things in the world. The program will be led by Lynne Twist, Carolyn Buck Luce, and Sara Vetter. This intimate program will empower you to take the next evolutionary leap in your life and your contribution to the world. And it will help you design the best decade of your life, so far. By being part of this journey, you will join with five prior years of RWJ graduates that have been through this program. Our commitment is to grow this network of remarkable sisters into a sisterhood they can count on.
We are at a pivotal time in human history, the Sophia Century, when women will take their co-equal role in partnership with men and the world will come into balance. And this upcoming decade is shaping up to be the most pivotal decade in human history. Mother earth, our societies and our institutions are crying out for the rebalancing of feminine and masculine energies so that empathy, insight, nurture, collaboration, compassion and gratitude can combine with logic, reason, technology and might to build a world that works for everyone. The 2020 shock waves of the pandemic, the stark reality of racial injustice, the decline in social and political discourse, and the severe climate crisis and the #metoo movement in 2017, are all tailwinds pushing us to this new future. There has never been a time such as this that requires remarkable women to step up and offer their unique contributions to what they care most about.
Our experience over many years working with amazing women is that there are many historical, cultural, societal and familial headwinds that hold women back, keep them from recognizing their full remarkableness and lock them into stories of “not enough” or “too much” that no longer serve them. The patriarchal system has also kept women from fully standing with and for each other in our power, our beauty, our ambitions and our dreams. This course is designed to transform that – to allow you to discover a new story about yourself, get clear about your unique destiny and equip you to step fully into the next chapter of your life – and do so in an enduring sisterhood that you can count on forever.
We are committed to providing an impeccable environment, powerful distinctions and a container of deep relatedness that will give you the opportunity to:
- Have the unique experience of being fully uplifted, seen, and emboldened by other powerful women
- Become part of a circle of deep relatedness and sisterhood that you can count on for the rest of your life
- Learn powerful distinctions that you can live into that will awaken how remarkable you are and enable you to fully realize your unique gifts.
- Experience a new level of clarity, power and effectiveness in every area of your life
- Clear away obstacles, wounds and unexamined assumptions that have held you back
- Connect with and fully own your inner and outer beauty
- Deeply experience your own sufficiency and prosperity
- Experience deep healing and have access to ancient shamanic and indigenous wisdom and ceremony
- Have a direct experience of the power and majesty of the natural world
- Be confident that the next ten years will be the best decade of your life, so far.
“The Remarkable Women's Journey was, in a word, MAGIC. It provided deep insights and granted me permission to invest in myself. It created an incredible foundation for connection and bonds leading to life long friendships.”
Impact Investor, Entrepreneur, and Artist
“The Remarkable Women's Journey has proved an invaluable source of strength for me. The friendships cultivated with the other truly remarkable women in the program are life long and most importantly life giving. The teachings of the leaders have expanded my mind, inspired my future and shifted the way I see my work, my family and my purpose. I am forever grateful and forever changed for the good.”
Entrepreneur, Philanthropist, and Artist
“In a circle of sisters, where we are all seen, held and celebrated. Journeying to the center of the forest with Earth's original people settling down into our true nature spirit selves, held in the earth's bosom, our true home.”
Business Owner and Artist
THE 2023 JOURNEY
Our journey together will traverse key milestones through a series of transformational retreats and gatherings:
Retreat #1: The Internal Journey – Bolinas, CA
May 3 – May 7, 2023
We will all be together for a four-day/four-night in-person retreat to create our sisterhood, understand our life stories so far, and delve into key distinctions that will facilitate the opening of transformational possibilities as we “hear the call” from the future and consider a new story.
Retreat #2: Experiencing the Journey of “Unknowing” – Immersion into the Ecuadorian Amazon Rainforest
July 23 – August 3, 2023
Here we will have the opportunity to “unlearn” and “unknow” what has guided us to date in order to learn anew, as we experience ancient indigenous, earth-based wisdom.
Retreat #3: The Return – Lake Tahoe, CA
September 14 – September 17, 2023
A three-day in-person gathering to witness, acknowledge, integrate, commit and celebrate all that we have learned as we launch ourselves into the best decade of our life so far.
Throughout the Journey: Ongoing Support
Lynne, Carolyn and Sara are curating and designing a monthly program with three opportunities for deepening insights and expanding conversations, which will be organized around your busy schedule:
- Monthly 90-minute online “Wisdom Gatherings” with the full group
- Monthly 60-minute one-on-one coaching calls
- Monthly 60-minute small group “sister circle” co-mentoring calls
Wisdom Gathering – 2023 Online Schedule:
#1 – Welcome – Wednesday, April 12, 8:30a – 10:00am PT
#2 – Post-Retreat Check-in – Wednesday, May 17, 8:30a – 10:00am PT
#3 – Subject TBD – Wednesday, June 7, 8:30a – 10:00am PT
#4 – Preparing for Ecuador – Wednesday, July 5, 8:30a – 10:00am PT
#5 – Post-Ecuador Check-in – Wednesday, August 16, 8:30a – 10:00am PT
#6 – Subject TBD – Wednesday, September 6, 8:30a – 10:00am PT
You will be joining a network of five other classes of Remarkable Women who have been participating in the RWJ since 2017. Over the course of our “formal time” together, you will have opportunities to meet with your sisters from previous classes by participating, at your choice, at other SOMI-sponsored programs.
Included in tuition:
- Lodging and food at each in-person retreat
- Travel expenses within Ecuador
- Monthly one-on-one coaching with leaders
- Small Group and Full Group coaching sessions
Not included in the tuition and the responsibility of the participant:
- Travel expenses to and from all in-person retreats
To insure that we fulfill our bold intentions for this journey, we want to talk with you and learn about what you want from this opportunity. We can then, together, choose if this is the right program for you. We have designed our conversation about the program with you to be valuable whether or not you join us.
The first step is to complete our Inquiry Form and our team will get back to you:
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For more than 40 years, Lynne Twist has been a recognized global visionary committed to alleviating poverty, ending world hunger and supporting social justice and environmental sustainability.
From working with Mother Teresa in Calcutta to the refugee camps in Ethiopia and the threatened rainforests of the Amazon, as well as guiding the philanthropy of some of the world’s wealthiest families, Lynne’s on-the-ground work has brought her a deep understanding of people’s relationship with money and life. Her breadth of knowledge and experience has led her to profound insights about the social tapestry of the world and the historical landscape of the times we are living in.
Founder of the Soul of Money Institute, Lynne has worked with over 100,000 people in 50 countries in board retreats, workshops, keynote presentations and one-on-one coaching in the arenas of fundraising with integrity, conscious philanthropy, strategic visioning and having a healthy relationship with money.
In 1996, Lynne and her husband, Bill, co-founded The Pachamama Alliance — a social profit (nonprofit) organization whose mission is to empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.
Sara Vetter has been working with the Soul of Money Institute and in partnership with Author and Founder Lynne Twist since 2011. She is also the Major Gift Fundraiser for the Pachamama Alliance, an alliance between indigenous people of the Amazon and conscious committed people in the modern world. She has raised millions of dollars and led and participated in more than 20 delegations and immersion trips to the Amazon Rainforest. Sara has played a leadership role with the Nobel Women's Initiative, working closely with the six Nobel Women Peace Prize Laureates on fundraising, strategy and special delegations. Sara has co-led delegations to Dharamsala, India to see his Holiness the Dalai Lama, the Democratic Republic of Congo to work with Nobel Laureate Leymah Gbowee. She also co-led a coalition to Liberia working closely with Ms. Gbowe and Nobel Laureates Jody Williams, Mairead Maguire and Shirin Ebadi. Sara is also a member of the WPO (Women’s Presidents Organization). Sara’s effectiveness in producing results for the Soul of Money Institute and Pachamama Alliance are legendary. It was her initiative that landed Lynne Twist’s interview on Oprah's Super Soul Sunday in 2016. Sara is also a gifted Keynote Speaker.
Sara's passion is to be a catalyst for positive sustainable change in the world. She is a Business Leader, a Major Fundraiser, Women's Advocate, Speaker, and Transformational Coach for The Soul of Money Institute. She is on the leading edge of world-changing initiatives, innovations, and conversations. As Chief Enrollment Officer, Rainmaker, Manifestor, and Executive Mom, Sara has raised millions of dollars for causes she is passionate about, and at this time in herstory, she is committed to awakening women to transform the world as part of The Sophia Century.
Carolyn Buck Luce
Carolyn is a gifted strategist, keynote speaker, author and teacher who has spent her career building highly effective organizations and teams in the private and nonprofit sector.
Carolyn is the Managing Partner of Imaginal Labs, a boutique consulting firm focused on helping courageous leaders make the difference they dream of. She is also the co-founder and Executive-in-Residence at the world renowned think tank, Center for Talent Innovation where she has led groundbreaking research and projects to illuminate the path for women’s empowerment and redesign the patterns and practices that make leaders effective. In 2012 she was named “Woman of the Year” by the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association.
In addition, she has served in a variety of capacities in advancing women’s leadership including past Board Chair of the New York Women’s Foundation, a NYC Commissioner on Women’s Issues appointed by Mayor Bloomberg, an adjunct Professor at Columbia University teaching a course she designed, “Women and Power” and a current top-rated lecturer at Berkeley’s Executive Women’s Leadership Program.
Tracy is the project manager and program design contributor for The Remarkable Women’s Journey.
As a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, Tracy has worked as a pastry chef and caterer for over 20 years. In 2003, she left the culinary arts to become the Special Projects Coordinator of the Child Development Center at California Pacific Medical Center in San Francisco, where she worked for 13 years.
In addition to doing freelance project management, in 2016 Tracy launched The Impeccable Nest, a service to help people organize their living and work spaces in a highly efficient, supportive process, as well as offering specialized consulting for short-term project management. In addition, Tracy has a boutique catering service for private fine dining in the Bay Area.
Tracy and her partner, Tammy, currently live in Cupertino, CA. Their blended family includes five young adult children and one grandchild.
Tracy is a committed partner, mother, collaborator and global citizen, engaged in supporting others as they pursue their dreams and achieve their goals.
“The Remarkable Women’s Journey helped me move from inaction to action in all areas of my life, most importantly providing me with an opportunity to stand for the restoration of the health and well being of Mother earth and all her inhabitants.”
Philanthropist and Cancer Anthropologist
“It was an amazing experience and the first time I had made such a big investment in myself, for myself. At this time of transition in my life, finding a new way to frame my contributions and talk about my path outside the workplace and most importantly, to be able to clearly communicate what it means to me to live with purpose. I felt like I had been doing that but this course helped me get it so cohesive and clear. The women I met were all wonderful, vulnerable and as uncomfortable as I was when we started. The real miracle of the course is they will be my lifelong supporters now that we have made this journey together.”
Former CTO, at major Wall Street firm, Impact Investor, Non-Profit Board Leader