2020 Lineup

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Anastasia Violet Lipske

Speakers' Agent/Consultant and Founder of Access Inspiration Women's Retreats

Anastasia Violet Lipske is the founder of Access Speakers, a high-touch speakers’ agency that is very unique in that they represent people who speak for free to grow their business.

She also consults with speakers to help them with their speaker branding as well as how to get themselves booked to speak. Having booked nearly 1,300 speaking gigs on behalf of her clients she has the experience and expertise to share valuable tips and tricks for speakers. The fact that she's sharing this from the viewpoint of a speakers' agent is very unique.

Anastasia is the founder of Access Inspiration...Retreats for Women. Her first retreat was in 2000 with a dragonfly theme and continued for ten years until she took a nine-year hiatus.

She's thrilled to be hosting these retreats again starting in 2020 with a flamingo theme. You can learn more about the vision of these retreats in the About page of this site.


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Ann Jonas

Transformational Coach and Workshop Facilitator, The Lotus Path

Ann Jonas is passionate about helping and supporting others to become more of who they truly are. She approaches her work from a holistic, intuitive, spiritual perspective with decades of experience as a bodyworker and birth doula. Today her most powerful gift is being a personal life coach, writer, speaker and workshop facilitator. Her desire is to support women in the unveiling of the higher self and allowing spirit to bring abundant happiness and love.


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Caterina Rando

CEO, Thriving Women in Business Programs and SF Business Center

Caterina Rando passionately serves women on a mission. Her 25+ years of educating and empowering entrepreneurs make her truly masterful at providing a ton of value. 

Caterina is all about, positivity, integrity, generosity, community and providing massive value while uplifting others. She is a sought-after-speaker, workshop and retreat leader and a prolific author her books include: You Can Think Differently, The Women's Giving Circle Guide, and The ABCs of Public Speaking to name a few.

She is also, the founder of the Thriving Women in Business Center in San Francisco, a place for women to gather and host workshops.

Plus she also started the Thriving Women in Business Giving Circle, a group of big-hearted entrepreneurs, who raise money for women and girls education and entrepreneurship training. She wants women to know that they do not have to wait until they are wealthy or retired before they can embrace philanthropy and start making a huge difference.



Cheryl Wagner

Professional Clown, Author, and Photo Booth Company Owner

Cheryl started life in New Jersey but didn't come alive until her move to San Francisco at the age of 21. Over the past few decades, she opened three retail stores, became a professional clown, accidentally wrote and purposely published a book (The Night Before Christmas in Bethlehem), became a Laughter Yoga instructor, and started a photo booth company.
She is a wife, mother, and grandmother. Cheryl lives in Petaluma with her husband of 34 years and hopes to keep working, playing, serving and making memories for her family and others for years to come.

Cheryl will be speaking on the importance of humor in our lives and no doubt, as she has for every other retreat of ours that she has attended, she will be entertaining and delighting us with her very presence.



Dianne Deering

Spiritual Circle of Life Coach – Grief to Weight Loss Vice President Arbonne International

On three different occasions, Dianne held reservations, seat assignments, and tickets on airplanes that all tragically crashed.  She knew she was spared because there was a purpose for her life.  That purpose is helping others through their losses – be it the loss of a loved one, a job, youthfulness, vitality, or healthy weight loss.  She uses a unique spiritual approach to healing body, mind, and spirit, in conjunction with Arbonne’s vegan personal care products. Dianne “lost” 13 sizes and has maintained that for more than four decades.

Dianne holds a master’s degree in Energy Medicine and is a licensed non-denominational minister. She is a Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR) facilitator and has been a vice president for a health and wellness company for 14 years - earning the company’s free white Mercedes Benz in her first year. She does ground-breaking workshops and seminars including the mystical.



Tamara Archer

Life Coach for Women, Speaker, Champion for Women Lit Up & Living Fully!

Tamara brings her certification as a Master Somatic Coach, depth of life experience, 30+ years of personal development, and dedication to lifelong learning to her commitment to helping women navigate more successfully the transitions in their lives with awareness, intention, and grace.  

She is no stranger to change as transitions have been a continuous theme in Tamara’s life. How quickly and well people navigate challenge corresponds with their awareness of their habits and practices, their ability to come back to center quickly, and their willingness to be uncomfortable and to organize instead around what they care deeply about.


Tracie Root

Tracie Root

Certified OPTAvia Coach, Life Coach, Speaker, Community Builder, Founder at GATHER

Tracie Root helps people to thrive. After decades in corporate America, and after a personal family tragedy, she shifted to helping others at a deeper level while making more time for her own fulfillment, adventure, and joy.

Tracie became a Certified OPTAvia Coach after experiencing her own health transformation over 7 years ago. Not only did she move from obesity to a healthy weight, but she also started paying that experience forward and became an accidental entrepreneur, growing and changing into the woman you see before you.

Now with the opening of GATHER, Tracie is committed to building a healthy community. GATHER is an inspiring, comfortable, yet professional space where people can experience new things, meet new people and think about new ideas. GATHER sponsors events and workshops and can be reserved for your event, too.

Tracie is an engaging and enthusiastic speaker. You'll come away believing you can do ANYTHING!


More speakers to come so please keep checking back!