CATALYST RECAP


On May 26th & May 27th, 2018 a group of women seeking to catalyze their personal and professional success gathered on a beautiful Point Grey estate in Vancouver, B.C. for a fully catered weekend retreat that rejuvenated, empowered and inspired.

The intimate workshop, facilitated by international TEDx speaker and life & business coach Heather White, encouraged collaboration and growth for both the like-minded women who attended and the panel of speakers who participated, including Jenna Herbut (Founder of Make It), Amanda Biesel (Founder of SKN Holistic Rejuvenation Clinic and Forget Beauty), Andrea Shillington (Founder of Brands for the Heart), and Sarah Bundy (Founder and CEO of All Inclusive Marketing).

Ideas were exchanged, barriers were broken, and relationships were fostered
between strong and hardworking women dedicated to bettering themselves and
lifting one another up. Attendees left refreshed, reinforced, and armed with tools to help them improve multiple aspects of their lives.

The Prevail Project is grateful and humbled to have been able to facilitate CATALYST with the help of an incredible group of women

When I was invited to attend the CATALYST retreat I was admittedly hesitant to commit. I was stressed and busy with my 9 - 5 job, and thought I’d probably be quite content with soaking up the sun at the beach that weekend. However, I came to realize that the retreat was exactly what I needed. Although, I myself am not (yet) an entrepreneur, I learned so much about what it takes to get to the next step when it comes to personal and professional goals. I was so impressed by the incredible connection I felt with the like-minded, strong and hardworking women I interacted with. My fellow attendees, our career coach Heather White, and the wonderful panel of host speakers all made CATALYST a huge source of inspiration, empowerment and development for me. Thank you Lauren for your vision and for organizing such a powerful experience! I can’t wait for your next event!Kirsten van Westendorp
My weekend with the Prevail at CATALYST was possibly one of the most beneficial workshops/retreats I’ve ever attended. I came not knowing just how potent the experience would be; being able to connect with amazing life coach Heather White on a multitude of topics surrounding business, leadership, and integration of self-care practices really helped me see the big picture. I was also given many tools to help facilitate growth for both myself and my business. Being able to connect with like-minded women in a safe space that encouraged exploration of ideas was extremely valuable. Hearing other opinions and having outside support offered was especially valuable for me as a sole proprietor. The whole weekend was great: the work exercises changed my views for the better, and I left feeling completely rejuvenated and inspired to take my entrepreneurship and life goals up a notch! I highly recommend this program for any woman looking to kill it as an entrepreneur and as a human. Words can’t adequately describe my gratitude for the experience and to everyone involved - thanks again Lauren!Tee Krispil, Founder, Fleurs Tea
I came into the weekend with a dream and left with a plan. Having just launched my new venture, Spent Apparel, I was able to gain a clearer focus on how to structure and execute a plan to grow my business. I found the speakers inspiring, and particularly enjoyed the guidance provided by Heather White to help identify and eliminate roadblocks. Armed with the learnings from the seminar and the confidence of such a great support group of entrepreneurs, my sales have already grown significantly. I continue to use the lessons from the weekend and am thankful that I could participate in such a great experience.Stephanie O’Connor, CEO, Spent Apparel
After going from working in a loud office to working primarily by myself, I was feeling isolated and looking to connect with like-minded individuals. I want to build a strong network of peers so we can bounce ideas off of one another and cheer each other on. I have attended numerous larger-scale workshops and often don't raise questions or add my own point of view, but the small-format retreat felt so intimate and comfortable that all of us were able to participate and collaborate on every topic. I left feeling recharged and have since connected with all of my fellow retreat members separately. I’m so excited to integrate the learnings from this retreat into my day-to-day!Cynthia Cyr, Founder, Bare Skin Bar
I've been in my career for 10 years and thought I had heard and done it all. CATALYST provided me with so many tools to take my decade career to a whole new level! I was in awe at how much I was able to take away from my weekend and am constantly reminding myself if everything that I learned. I got to meet amazing women, learn from the best in the industry and take a deeper look into my decision making and habits... This was such an invaluable experience.Randa Salloum, Online Marketing Specialist & Production Manager at Randa Salloum