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POWER Retreat

Jeannette Regala Smith



Executive Coach & Leadership Consultant Roberta Riga presents:

An exclusive & experiential 2-day/2-night executive retreat to empower women leaders to create maximum impact for business and personal success

Learn from Olympic champions, VCs & seasoned execs to play big & achieve new heights! Network with a community of dynamic leaders!


Targeting the dynamic intersection of personal and professional development, this POWER Retreat offers a highly experiential context for executive women to tap into deeper aspects of being, leading, and how we show up in the world. In relationship with others we will focus on skills to cultivate, integrate and realize personal and professional potential in business and everyday life.


  • What if it was possible to lead successfully in both a demanding executive role and in managing our personal lives? We will learn to effectively navigate those tensions and expectations between aspects of “being a successful leader“ and “being a successful women”, and examine how we (re)define success.
  • What would we experience if we dropped some typical response patterns that hold us back from playing big, being bold and taking a stand for ourselves? We will explore identity, beliefs and our own limitations such as perfectionism and self judgment, to learn how to build “resilience,” harness our innate wisdom and power to engage more fully, authentically and wholeheartedly as we lead ourselves and others.
  • What if we needed to change the way we think and relate to ourselves as the fundamental creative force of our own power instead of expecting others to change first or validate us from the outside? We will explore what’s possible as we move from passivity or being a victim of circumstance to being an active, empowered player in shaping and driving our business, our lives, and our world.


Increased leadership capacity, greater resilience, clarity of personal and professional goals, enhanced skills and a support network to fully realize your goals.

A transformational experience to propel you forward in business and life

Intensive skill-building sessions led by Speakers | Hosted conversations | Intentional networking opportunities:

Core Purpose – getting to the core of your personal philosophy &values to create aligned, positive choices
High Performance Mindset Training –
mindset skills: resilience, focus, recovery, optimism, mechanics of calm
Women & Money –
Self value/monetary worth, negotiating compensation, career progression, & startup funding
Feminine & Masculine –
harnessing &integrating both energies to manifest as a powerful, authentic leader
Bridging the Gap –
strategies on getting to the next level or transitioning to entrepreneurship
Embodied Leadership –
tapping into your body’s deeper wisdom for fully aligned power
Presence & Presentation –
practices to be fully in your power in executive presence & presentation delivery
Connection & Network –
opportunities to build a unique, global tribe to share, support &promote each other
Reflection & Self-Care –
opportunities for quiet time in nature for meditation, rest, mindfulness

Plus two follow-up coaching sessions – one group call and an individual call with executive coach Roberta Riga to support learnings and individual goal achievement


Swati Mylavarapu

Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

Swati is an experienced startup leader having led business operations and strategy for Square’s international efforts in Canada and Japan. She previously built sales & client services for Quid, and was an early team member at where she worked on mobile technology for Sub-Saharan Africa and India. Swati holds degrees from Harvard University and University of Oxford, where she was a Rhodes Scholar. As a partner at KPCB she currently focuses on evaluating and investing in venture-stage companies developing digital health and consumer technologies and businesses. She is a champion for women entrepreneurs and women in senior leadership ranks. Swati is passionate about the role great technology can play in solving the world’s biggest challenges. She is also a social impact philanthropist and operates in service of leaving the world a better place than when she found it.


Nicole Davis

Ariana Kukors


Olympic Athletes & Win Forever Leadership Coaches

Win Forever is a high performance consulting group founded by sport psychologist Dr. Mike Gervais & Seattle Seahawks Coach Pete Carroll. After spending more than a decade on the world’s stage in volleyball and swimming, Win Forever coaches Nicole & Ariana are dedicated to working with large organizations as they move through mindset training and high performance architecture. Through the lens of competition on the world stage including an uncompromising awareness of the fine margin between being a competitor vs. a consistent high performer, they blend the art of individual high performance with winning team culture development.

Anne Devereux-Mills

Founder, Entrepreneur,
Board Executive, Philanthropist

Anne Devereux-Mills is the of Chief Strategy Officer of Lantern, a San Francisco-based start-up that is using technology to bring mental wellness programs to people otherwise underserved due to challenges of stigma, access and cost. Anne also founded Parlay House in 2012, a salon-style gathering of over 800 Bay-area women who come together to connect, learn and grow with each other. In 2015 Anne also became a mentor for She-Can Foundation, and organization supporting and grooming the next generation of female world leaders. An activist on issues related to social justice, Anne was also a key member of the team that helped pass California’s Proposition 36, which brought fair sentencing to thousands of non-violent inmates as part of California’s Three Strikes reform, and was the Executive Producer of the highly acclaimed new documentary on post-prison life called The Return. In 2013, she joined the board of Braven, an off-shoot of Teach for America which focuses on identifying and empowering our nation’s high-performing yet underserved youth. She also helped found the iHUG Foundation, a not-for-profit school in Uganda supporting some of that nation’s most needy children.

Prior to coming to San Francisco, Anne was a single mom raising two daughters in the New York area, with a significant career in the healthcare marketing. Specifically, she was the Chairman and CEO of LLNS and TBWA\WorldHealth (and their worldwide marketing network) after her successful roles as Chief Integration Officer at BBDO and Managing Director of their highly successful healthcare unit. She also served as CEO of Consumer Healthworks, a division of Merkley and Partners, as well as President of Harrison & Star.

A Wellesley College graduate, a proud mother, a mentor of women and girls, and in her spare time she can be found at the gym, on a paddle board or traveling the world with her husband, David Mills. Anne is a Board Director of Marchex, a Henry Crown Fellow of the Aspen Institute, a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a Board Member of The Battery.

Richard Spitz

Founding Managing Director, Strong Force Intellectual Capital
Former Head of Korn/Ferry International’s Technology Executive Search Practice

A seasoned executive from the talent search space with decades of experience advising private equity funds, investors, technology companies & entrepreneurs, He has expertly assisted many clients with organizational transformations and leadership changes and performed numerous management assessments. Richard spent 13 years at Korn/Ferry International, the world’s leading Talent Management company, where he was Chairman of the Global Technology Market, conducted hundreds of targeted executive level searches, and grew and managed a global search team. He has served on numerous boards including the Board of Advisors of the Harold Price Center for Entrepreneurial Studies at UCLA’s Anderson School of Business. Richard holds advanced degrees in Law from Tulane University and Taxation from New York University School of Law.


October 5 - 7, 2016 I Wednesday 3pm – Friday 1pm PDT

Includes all event fees | 2 nights lodging, all meals | 2 follow-up coaching sessions

(DISCOUNTS OF $350 - $1000 OFF - for corporate groups of 3, start-up leaders, non-profits, participants from outside the Bay Area)

Email or Call 650.804.6388 to see what’s available

“Switched On” Women Leaders in the front row or ready to step up

Director Level & Up  | Entrepreneurs


 Marconi Conference

18500 State Highway One
Marshall, CA  94940


A Place to Stay

The 62-acre Marconi Conference Center State Historic Park in scenic West Marin County is located along the east shore of Tomales Bay near the quaint community of Marshall. The location provides dramatic views of the bay and the lush inland hills of the Point Reyes Peninsula.

Integrating 25 years of global experience in successful leadership roles, organization development & change management consulting, and executive coaching across and beyond the high tech industry, Roberta Riga has created a truly unique and POWERFUL transformational experience for women leaders.
Roberta Riga
Roberta Riga


Executive coach & leadership development consultant 

Executive Positions Include:

Founder, R Riga Consulting
Chief People Officer, Zynga
COO, Humanity United
VP HR, Bioware/Pandemic Studios
VP HR, Interval Research


Client Companies Include:

Laine Forman
Laine Forman

Global Learning, Programs Manager, Facebook

Laine is a seasoned learning and development professional with rich experiences designing and delivering training programs for creative tech organizations including Zynga, Levi Strauss, Google and Facebook. Laine shines through her expertise in facilitating growth and her warm, authentic zest for connecting people to their core leadership strengths. She is well versed in using innovative learning and change initiatives to transform workgroups into high performing teams. As an expert presenter, workshop facilitator, and improvisation trainer, Laine specializes in instructional design, program management and designing interactive learning tools. Her Master’s in Conflict Transformation and graduate studies in Counseling Psychology add to her deep understanding of human behavior.

Stephanie Meux
Stephanie Meux

Embodied Leadership & Transformational Facilitator

Stephanie is an experienced event coordinator in the corporate sector and for spiritual and personal growth organizations, including Wisdom 2.0 and HoneyRoot. She has a deep commitment to the exploration of pathways that facilitate personal growth and transformation with a special interest in experiential learning modalities. Stephanie created and runs her own Equine Guided Education program, as one such medium that facilitates the expansion of self-awareness. She is passionate about the connection between mindfulness and embodiment and has been pursuing training as a body worker and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. Stephanie brings her professional event management skills, creativity, personal inquiry and generosity of spirit into deeper alignment through her work.

Jeannette Regala Smith
Jeannette Regala Smith

Executive Assistant & Event Coordinator

Jeannette began her career as a TV producer for the Discovery Channel and KRON, winning two Emmys for cutting edge technology show Next Step with Richard Hart and travel show Bay Area Backroads with Doug McConnell. She put herself through college teaching aerobics and working for the airlines, reaping the benefits of traveling the world. She graduated cum laude with a degree in communication, emphasis in broadcast journalism. Her journey from TV producer to executive assistant flowed through the dynamic fields of Hedge Funds, Philanthropy and Venture Capital, including Conifer Securities, Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Humanity United, Tallwood Venture Capital, DCM and Technology Crossover Ventures. Jeannette is a certified hypnotherapist and Reiki practitioner and proud mother of three compassionate kids, two dogs and three cats.


"Roberta is an exceptional leadership coach. She has a nuanced style that balances deep emotional empathy and kindness with a pragmatic, problem-solving approach. I have worked with Roberta on numerous projects and have always been impressed at her ability to transform difficult people situations into learning opportunities for everyone involved. Roberta is incredibly talented as a leader, and that is why she is so good at helping leaders become even better at their jobs."

Kirstin Falk

"Roberta is hands down the best leader I have ever worked with — the leader I aspire to be. Roberta is compelling, fierce and funny. She is able to sit down with anyone at any level of the organization, immediately identify their strengths, and leave them feeling empowered to take action. Working with Roberta allowed me to grow not only professionally but personally. I am lucky that she continues to be my mentor.”

Laine Forman

“Roberta coached me through one of my toughest times in my career as a product leader. She was pivotal in helping me successfully address workplace challenges and provide me with unique insights on how to be a successful female leader in tech. She really transformed my career and is the best coach that I’ve ever worked with. I cannot recommend her highly enough.”

Ellen Choi

"Roberta is a fierce coach. She not only challenged and stretched me but was a true champion. That is the most important thing about a coach - the ability to not just support but to champion the person she is coaching. Her belief in me helped me get through tough challenges with strength and authenticity."

Holly Liu




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Ticket price includes accommodations, all meals and transaction fees. Cancellations prior to July 31st will be refunded at 50% of the Event price paid, less processing fees. No refunds are available after July 31st. In case you can not participate for any reason, you may transfer your ticket to a friend or colleague by emailing the Event Sponsors, and provided that the Event Sponsors approve of the alternate applicant. By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge and understand that the sponsors and facilitators (“Sponsors”) of the POWER Retreat (“Event”) are not responsible in any way for any personal injury or harm to Event participants, nor any participant’s property theft or damage as a result of their participation in the Event. In no event shall Sponsors be liable to Participants or any other person or entity for indirect, special, incidental or consequential damages arising out of or relating to any Participant’s participation in the Event, whether based in contract, tort (including negligence), or otherwise, whether or not such party has been advised of the possibility of such damages.

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