Courageous Leadership Masterclass & Retreat

Courageous Leadership Masterclass & Retreat

Elevate Aviation presents Courageous Leadership Masterclass & Retreat with executive coach Jenn Lofgren and keynote speakers Rachel Mielke and Stephen Jones.

Please join us from April 28-May 1, 2022 in Kelowna, British Columbia, for a weekend filled with leadership learning, self awareness activities, wine tours, jewellery designing with Hillberg & Berk, networking, and connecting with women in aviation all across Canada.

Our goal is that everyone who attends makes new connections, unwinds, and walks away with valuable knowledge, new skills, and a renewed positive outlook – and has a blast doing it!

With space for only 50 women, we promise, you do not want to miss out!

“There’s a powerful transformational effect when you surround yourself with like-minded people.” – Po Bronson

Important Information

Dates: April 28 – May 1, 2022

Location: Prestige Beach House | Kelowna, British Columbia

Price: $550 per person

Price Includes:

  • Welcome Reception with hors d’oeuvres, drink tickets, and guest speaker Stephen Jones, CEO of Flair Airlines
  • 3 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Welcome gift
  • Courageous Leadership Masterclass with Executive Coach Jenn Lofgren
  • Keynote speaker Rachel Mielke, CEO of Hillberg & Berk
  • Okanagan Valley Wine Tour
  • Jewellery design activity with Hillberg & Berk
  • Invitation to private Facebook group for attendees

Not Included in Price:

  • Hotel accommodations (retreat guests receive special rates from $168-$196 per room per night at the Prestige Beach House – see details below for booking information and room sharing options)
  • Flights to / from Kelowna
  • Airport transportation
  • Any extra-curricular activities not included in the retreat schedule

Hotel Information and Booking

The Prestige Beach House is located directly across from Kelowna’s famous Hot Sands Beach and just two blocks from the main downtown hub at 1675 Abbott Street in Kelowna, BC.

The property was completely renovated in 2017 and all guestrooms received new beachy-themed decor, linens, drapery, and furniture.

With 67 rooms, a swimming pool and hot tub, fitness centre, a restaurant, and meeting space, the Beach House offers everything we need.

Room Types:

  • 1 King – $196
  • 2 Queens w/ Sofa Bed – $196
  • 2 Queens – $175
  • 1 Queen – $168

*All rates are before taxes and based on double occupancy. The prices are per room, per night. Hotel parking is available for $7 per night. 

Room bookings must be done directly with the hotel by March 28, 2022. To book call (250)860-7900 using the requested dates and group code 3190. 

Want to save money? We encourage guests to pair up with another guest to share the cost of the hotel room. If you would like Elevate Aviation to match you with a roommate for the weekend, please fill out the contact form at the bottom of this page and let us know! There are a limited number of rooms available with two beds, so don’t wait to book!

Event Speakers

Stephen Jones

President and CEO of Flair Airlines

Serving as President and CEO of the company, Mr Jones joined Flair in October 2020. Mr. Jones, former Managing Director and Deputy Chief Executive Officer of Wizz Air, was selected as CEO and President after an extensive global search. During Mr. Jones tenure at Wizz, one of the most profitable and fastest growing ULCC airlines in the world, he was responsible for operating a 110 aircraft fleet while heading the commercial, marketing, supply chain and digital organizations. Before Wizz Air, Mr. Jones served as Air New Zealand’s Chief Strategy Networks and Alliances Officer and was Chairman of the Alliance Management Board for the Star Alliance. 

Jenn Lofgren

Founder | Executive & Leadership Coach | Facilitator | Speaker

As a Master Certified Coach, Jenn specializes in Leadership & Executive Coaching. While this is her specialty, she doesn’t believe in one-size fits all coaching. Real people simply don’t work that way. She is recognized for taking a thoughtful and comprehensive approach to coaching and development planning. She partners with high achievers to help them identify and work through the root cause of their challenges – not just the symptoms. She does this by helping leaders accept where they are right now, uncovering their limiting beliefs and fears, understanding what they want next, and then challenging them to make courageous choices.

With over 15 years experience in coaching, mentoring, gap analysis, and strategic development, Jenn’s insatiable drive to learn new concepts allows her to provide expertise in the bigger picture of leadership paired with the nuances of your organizational context.

Rachel Mielke

Founder and CEO of Hillberg & Berk

Rachel Mielke, CEO and founder of Hillberg & Berk, is passionate about creating beautiful jewellery, and empowering women in the process. Her Regina-based luxury jewellery company’s success story is about more than making money; it’s focused on helping make a difference in the world – one sparkle at a time.

Through determination, hard work and business savvy, the Saskatchewan-born entrepreneur was able to take a few beads and a dream and transform them from a one-woman, kitchen-table-based operation into a multi-million-dollar company, with a large staff, housed in a spacious, world-class facility. Along the way, Rachel has inspired, supported and encouraged women to also find their sparkle.


Kicking off on Thurdsay evening, we have a fun, educational, and meaningful schedule planned with something for everyone! 

Time Event

Thursday, April 28, 2022

1900 - 2100
Welcome Reception

Friday, April 29, 2022

830 - 930
930 - 1000
1000 - 1045
Keynote Speaker - Rachel Mielke, CEO Hillberg & Berk
1100 - 1230
Courageous Leadership Masterclass Session 1 - Jenn Lofgren, Executive Coach
1230 - 1330
1330 - 1500
Courageous Leadership Masterclass Session 2 - Jenn Lofgren, Executive Coach
1515 - 1615
Jewellery Designing Activity with Hillberg & Berk
1830 - 2200

Saturday, April 30, 2022

830 - 930
930 - 1015
Reflections and Learnings from Day 1
1015 - 1145
Courageous Leadership Masterclass Session 3 - Jenn Lofgren, Executive Coach
1145 - 1245
1300 - 1700
Okanagan Valley Winery Tour
1930 - 2200
Dinner - Presenting Elevate Aviation's 2021 Women Who Inspire

Sunday, May 1, 2022

830 - 930
930 - 1100
Workbook and Challenge Review
1100 - 1130
Closing Remarks

Cancellation Policy: Cancellation with a full refund is permitted until February 28, 2022. For cancellations between March 1, 2022 – March 28, 2022 a refund of 50% of the registration fee will issued. For cancellations from March 29, 2022 or later, no refund will be issued. 

COVID-19: The event will follow all public health policies in place by the Province of British Columbia at the time of the event. In the event of cancellation due to COVID-19, full refunds will be processed to all guests. 

Vaccination: All guests must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination to attend. 

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