Mindfulness Beach Retreat

Thank you to all who attended!


When: Friday, January 18, 2019, 9:00am – 1:00pm (EST)
Where: Tradewinds Islands Grand Resort – St. Petersburg Beach, Florida

Start the new year off with the Alliance by winding down after the holidays, practicing mindfulness, and getting focused on your 2019 goals. Join the Florida ambassadors in beautiful and sunny St. Petersburg Beach. We’ll enjoy quality time near the ocean with our toes in the sand, industry networking, and a workshop featuring Robin Nickell, mindfulness coach, designed to help you be more mindful.


Optional group activity Thursday, Jan 17

Join us for a bonfire on the beach and a BYOCC (bring your own credit card) dinner the night before the workshop. Bonfire begins at 7pm with dinner to follow at 8pm.

A block of rooms is available at $179 per person, not including taxes and fees. To reserve a room please contact Tradewinds Group Reservations at 800-808-9833. Be sure to mention our group name: Alliance of Women in Workers’ Comp.

Please indicate when you register if you plan to attend the dinner or book a hotel room.



8:30am    Registration | Breakfast & Networking
9:00am    Welcome
9:10am    Mindfulness with Robin Nickell | Mindful Mechanics
9:50am    Table Collaboration
10:15am   Break
10:30am   Panel Discussion on Goal Setting / Achieving Personal Goals
11:30am   Table Collaboration
12:00pm   Networking Time
1:00pm     Event Concludes


A stellar panel will also discuss goal setting with helpful tips for setting and achieving your personal and team goals:

  • Michele Adams, Vice President Risk Management Service at Walt Disney World Resorts
  • Julie Fetherman, Executive Vice President Sales at Restore Rehabilitation
  • Kris McConnell, ARM, State Director at CCMSI
  • Vonesa Wenzel, Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at HomeCare Connect
  • Moderator: Artemis Emslie, President of Alliance of Women in Workers’ Compensation


Meet the Keynote Speaker: Robin Nickell

With over 20 years of experience in corporate sales and training and an enthusiasm for teaching meditation, Robin has a unique style of presenting the scientific benefits of meditation and demystifying techniques to create a sustained practice.

In 2013 she deepened her understanding of mindfulness and meditation while completing her 200hr Yoga Teacher Training at Heartwood Retreat Center in Bradenton, Fl. At this time her father was experiencing advanced stages of several forms of dementia. This awakened a voracious appetite for knowledge of the mind and its ability to heal and change through meditation.

In 2016, Robin completed her Meditation Teacher Training at ISHTA Yoga in NYC. She has also studied Mindful Based Stress Reduction at The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society. She is currently studying Neurobiology and Behavior at the University of Chicago and now brings this education to various businesses and non-profits.

View Robin’s blog post, Meditation and Business – available now!