Retreats / Professional Development Day

Invest In Yourself

In this fully customized, half-day to full-day Professional Development Day retreat, specifically designed for teachers, Interior Health professionals, administrative professionals, and office-based employees. Participants will have an opportunity to invest in themselves by looking inward, building resilience, improving overall health, and build a personal strategy to create a more balanced life.

Session 1 will Look Inward: Participants will learn about themselves, their own personality styles, their innate gifts and talents, and how they may be able to bring more joy, fun, and fulfilment to each day.

Session 2 will focus on Building Resilience: Participants will discover and discuss strategies to improve resiliency in any situation, develop stronger change management tools, and how mindfulness can reduce stress and improve productivity.

Session 3 will build on Improving Health and Fitness: Participants will participate in a physical activity session (suitable for all fitness levels) paired with receiving tangible information about health, fitness, and nutrition that they can apply in their own lives to lead a more healthy and vibrant lifestyle.

Session 4 will guide participants to create a Personal Strategy: Participants will look at how to design each day to live more intentionally, to have greater focus, and more energy.  Participants will leave this session with several ideas that they can incorporate right away to truly live their best life every day and bring their goals and dreams to fruition.

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DIVA Retreat (Private)

Discover your Inner Voice through Adventures of the body, mind and spirit

This private retreat for your organization can be day-long up to week-long in length. It is designed specifically for women and women’s groups, including female business owner groups, female executives, home-based business owners, administrative professionals, Interior Health employees, mothers groups, and even book clubs!

Each DIVA Retreat is customized to suit the unique interests and needs of the specific group of extraordinary women attending. You can choose the location or allow our team to do so. From outdoor adventure as the basis for your retreat to a more pampered spa-like setting, this retreat will be sure to leave you feeling inspired, fulfilled, and incredibly empowered!

Past DIVA Retreats have included a mix of the following segments:

  • Contribution and Philanthropy – Hands on work project with a local charity.
  • Health and Fitness – Everything from outdoor adventures to yoga and HIIT classes (high intensity interval training), meditation, nutrition, stress reduction, diet and weight-loss, cooking classes, dance classes, and more.
  • Team Building Activities and Adventures – Doing fun excursions, such as: snorkeling, zip lining, dance classes, artistic expression, etc.
  • Introspection and Self-Discovery – This segment includes everything from art classes, to journalling, and extensive self-discovery tools and activities.
  • Goal-setting, Visioning and Creating Abundance – This segment offers time for divas to design their future lives, collaborate, gain clarity on their ultimate vision and how to create financial wealth and prosperity to solidify their roadmap.
  • Connection – Built in to every retreat is an opportunity for women to connect, bond, collaborate, and support one another.

Women will leave their DIVA Retreat with greater confidence, inspiration, self-awareness, energy, and focus!

DIVA Retreats are offered to private groups or individuals. If your organization would like to inquire about a private DIVA Retreat, please contact Crystal.

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DIVA Retreat – Public Event, Nov 2020

Discover your Inner Voice through Adventures of the body, mind and spirit

This week-long retreat is designed specifically for all women: female executives, home-based business owners, administrative professionals, mothers, sisters, and anyone who wants more out of life.

Each DIVA Retreat is customized to suit the unique interests and needs of the extraordinary women attending. This retreat will be sure to leave you feeling inspired, fulfilled, and incredibly empowered!

Our next retreat will take place in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico in November 2020. We will be hosting the retreat in a private villa, with a personal chef, and ocean-front setting.

Past DIVA Retreats have included a mix of the following segments:

  • Contribution and Philanthropy – Hands on work project with a local charity.
  • Health and Fitness – Everything from outdoor adventures to yoga and HIIT classes (high intensity interval training), meditation, nutrition, stress reduction, diet and weight-loss, cooking classes, dance classes, and more.
  • Team Building Activities and Adventures – Doing fun excursions, such as: snorkeling, zip lining, dance classes, artistic expression, etc.
  • Introspection and Self-Discovery – This segment includes everything from art classes, to journalling, and extensive self-discovery tools and activities.
  • Goal-setting, Visioning and Creating Abundance – This segment offers time for divas to design their future lives, collaborate, gain clarity on their ultimate vision and how to create financial wealth and prosperity to solidify their roadmap.
  • Connection – Built in to every retreat is an opportunity for women to connect, bond, collaborate, and support one another.

Women will leave their DIVA Retreat with new life-long friends, greater appreciation for themselves and their extraordinary brilliance, excited about their life and future, filled with inspiration and positive energy.

If you are a woman seeking more out of life, join our next public DIVA Retreat held in November 2020.

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Small Business Bootcamp – Life & Business Mastery

Crystal has over 20 years of experience working with small business owners and entrepreneurs.  In addition, she spent almost 15 years as a consultant with the Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) and Community Futures, teaching entrepreneurs how to grow their business.

This half-day to full-day business owner bootcamp will offer entrepreneurs and small business owners an opportunity to look at their own business strengths, weaknesses, and how to grow their bottom line. In addition, audience members will have an opportunity to network with one another, collaborate, share strategies, and develop tangible solutions to problems they are facing.

This bootcamp is designed specifically for small business owners, industry conferences, and home-based business operators. It is perfect for annual business conferences, industry events, Women In Business conferences, and Chamber of Commerce gatherings.

Each Bootcamp is customized, designed to meet the needs of the audience. Topics to be discussed include marketing, financial management, staffing, customer service, organization and time management, personal health, stress management, how to attract customers, how to stand out from your competition, innovation, and so much more.

Ready to take your business to new heights?

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TEDx KELOWNA

From success to significance

In this inspiring TEDx Talk, Crystal shares 4 strategies to create a ripple effect in life, business, and the world. You will also learn about your ultimate purpose, innate gifts and talents, and how to make your why bigger to achieve your dreams.

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“All I can say is WOW! Crystal Flaman you were on fire at the recent Vernon Women in Business Leadership Conference. Your ability to tie the conference theme into your inspirational messaging. You had the entire room captivated with the interactive activities you brought to help solidify your messages. As the MC, it is my job to mind the room and the time slot. Your expert storytelling had us all captivated from beginning to end. Thank you! I would highly recommend you for any event where the group is looking to elevate their team and individual performances.”
Faith Wood, Inspiring Minds Consulting Ltd, Owner
“Crystal was invited to kick-off and set the tone for our Professional Development conference. She delivered an interesting and engaging presentation, and inspired us through her passion and leadership, focusing on creating significance in our successes. Feedback after the session was incredibly positive, appreciating the relevance to both work and home life. Crystal even left us with parting gifts – a crystal prism and rings with encouraging words on them…and I still have them hanging at my desk as a reminder of what she taught us.  I would highly recommend Crystal to speak at your next engagement if you’re looking for a moving, honest and successful woman to ignite passion and inspiration for your team.”
Caren Leinwant, Green Shield Canada, Individual Business Services Manager
“I have known and worked with Crystal for the past 20 years.  She is an amazing person!  Crystal is a great speaker – engaging, humourous, and has the ability to appeal to many different audiences – young and old.   She is always prepared and willing to be flexible depending on the needs of her clients.  She has worked with many start up businesses over the years to provide information and guidance.   I would not hesitate to hire or refer Crystal for any speaking, mentoring or coaching opportunities for businesses in my community.  I know you won’t be disappointed.”
Wendy McCulloch, Community Futures Boundary, General Manager
“Crystal is creative, innovative, passionate, and inspirational. She planned special, memorable, and meaningful activities for our students that helped them to recognize their talents, boost their self-esteem, and prepare them for their transition to middle school. Both staff and students were so impressed by Crystal. The students were excited about the gifts they received and these special tokens will forever remind them of the lessons learned during their time with Crystal.  It truly was an honour to work with Crystal and experience all that she has to teach and offer. Our students are better, more confident people because of the time spent with Crystal.”
Mrs Lara Davies, Teacher, North Glenmore Elementary School
“Her physical and mental strength is only matched by the kindness of her heart. Crystal Flaman is a talented entrepreneur and athlete who has combined her passion for humanity with sport. Every opportunity is used to promote the well-being of her fellow man whether it be at home or abroad. A gifted speaker who can inspire you to tears, or better yet action, uses her magnetic energy to promote positive change. Crystal is hard working, committed and her tenacity is evident in many of her successful projects. Working with Crystal will be one of the best decisions you have ever made. “
Laura Thurnheer, Associate Dean, Okanagan College
“The Diva retreat was the most amazing week of my year. I am new to yoga, so was worried I wouldn’t be able to keep up but Amelie was an amazing instructor and paced the class to include all abilities. It was a beautiful way to start the day! Crystal guided the workshops in her bright and positive way. Each day we meet for a workshop in a safe and supportive environment, with great materials to take away. She created a warm and welcoming place to talk and share experiences. The group of ladies – new to me – became friends I am still in contact with.  We each were able to laugh, share and feel validated.

The location was gorgeous and we had ample free time to explore the village, head to the beach or hang out at the resort. I loved the balance of yoga, workshops and free time.

I would highly recommend the retreat to give yourself time to pause, reflect and refocus.”
Dianne Bondaroff, DIVA Retreat 2018 participant, Artist, Entrepreneur, Change Maker
“I have known Crystal for over 15 years as a colleague and good friend. She is a key component of the instruction team for the Leisure Development Course, a unique three-year professional development program for parks, recreation and community development personnel. Crystal’s presentations are always inspirational, sensitive, insightful and tailored to the needs of the respective students. She is one of the most passionate and enthusiastic individuals I have had the pleasure of working with and would not hesitate in recommending Crystal for whatever endeavor she wishes to undertake.”
Chris Nelson, Coordinator, Leisure Development Course
“I am not sure how to compact my gratitude for what DIVA Retreats really has done for me. My first DIVA Retreat was in 2014. I was seeking exactly what it stands for: Discover my Inner Voice and Adventure through body,  mind, and spirit. I was so blessed to have spent the week with such amazing women and it was the start of a great personal journey since then. My second experience in 2018 was equally amazing and an opportunity to hold the space for someone else’s transformation experience.  At the same time, in the end I was newly inspired again!  I wanted to give back and, instead, got so much more in return. I recommend this retreat for anyone. You are safe and instantly welcomed if you come alone or bring your BFF's. I loved it all! Yoga, laughing, learning, hiking, biking, creating, trying healthy foods, humanitarian contribution.... and most of all making connections with amazing women from all over Canada.  I don’t think there is another retreat like this anywhere that is this affordable.
Louise Sarauer, Administrative Professional, Saskatoon, SK
“I have known Crystal for over 10 years and in that time I have had the pleasure of being a participant in her workshops and presentations as well as being a fellow presenter. Her unwavering enthusiasm for her topics and her sincere, heartfelt messages for her participants, makes her presentations exciting and meaningful to her audiences. She uses her own life challenges and successes as the back-drop for her messages allowing her to use humour to engage and connect with those in the room. Often using a variety of props and techniques, participants are continuously engaged in her presentations. As a result, Crystal is an effective speaker, focused on sharing her passion and beliefs to motivate participants to take action in their own lives, towards their goals and aspirations.”
Deb Comfort, Facilities Supervisor, Dept. of Recreation, Parks and Culture, Red Deer, AB

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