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 The Powerful Pause Retreat 

Thank you! We will be touch for the 2020 Powerful Pause Retreat later this year:

3 days to reclaim your vitality

while becoming even more successful!

Only 30 seats available, and they're full scholarship.

Reclaim your vitality, while becoming even more successful

Completed 26-28 April 2019, San Francisco CA

Join Us

for this FULL SCHOLARSHIP RETREAT ($997 value) at Montcalm's headquarters in San Francisco's SOMA district.

Where You'll Learn...

  • A personalized pause plan to implement immediately to feel more aligned and fulfilled.

  • Emotional-based tools to use ongoing to feel more vitality and fulfillment every day.

  • A renewed sense of purpose, vision and clarity for who you are becoming.

  • Experience and learn daily pauses.

  • Insights from experts on how to feel more aligned and create new ways of being.

  • Powerful tools to be on your edge as a successful leader by creating better relationships, boundaries and increasing productivity.

Our Itinerary themes for each day...

(for a detailed daily schedule scroll to bottom)

DAY 1: Reconnect


DAY 2: Renew 


DAY 3: Recommit

My Promise

to You at

The Powerful Pause Retreat

  • Unlock your powerful edge as a business leader using neuroscience, emotional intelligence, and mindfulness to step into your best self and stay there.

  • Discover a treasure trove of energy to tap into and unlock, ongoing.

  • Greater fulfillment in life and in work.

  • In-person, meaningful connection with yourself and others during our time together.

Our Panelists & Facilitators - bio's here 

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Ali Abramovitz 



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Julia Arndt


Erin Burch


Adriana Cerundolo




Rachael O’Meara is a transformation leadership and executive coach who empowers professionals to learn and build the emotional intelligence skills to thrive at work and beyond. 


For the past ten years, Rachael's experience in sales and client services at Google has helped her have a pulse on what it takes to be a successful and thriving transformational leader. 


Her book Pause was named one of 2017's top business books for your career and was featured in the New York Times and on She is certified in Transformational Coaching from the Wright Graduate University for the Realization of Human Potential (ICF model), and has an MBA from Fordham University.

Our Unconditional Guarantee to YOU...

I'm confident that the tools you'll get will be worth at least 10 times what you'll invest to attend this event. And, if something comes up that makes it impossible for you to join us LIVE… You may transfer your registration to a future event OR get a credit towards any future purchase with Power of Pause (with no expiry date). You are also welcome to transfer your ticket to a friend or colleague and allow them to attend in your place.

There is zero risk for you to attend this event and your satisfaction is guaranteed.


ZN, Social Impact Intrapreneur

I've achieved nothing short of miracles with Rachael, who helped me regain confidence after a challenging career year. She held space for my mission and her emotional based coaching helps me explore and redefine old ways of thinking. As a result I've launched a new project and obtained buy in from two executives and $100k investment.


Lauren, Professional Organizer

Rachael helped me learn the power of creating my own vision which helped me hone in on what I desire more of in my life. I also moved through my biggest blocks that were keeping me from living my dream. Now I run my own business helping others organize their lives!


Dan, Make School

I've learned that overachieving can be nourishing from Rachael's program. I'm blown away what I'm learning about myself.

The Powerful Pause Retreat

Regular Price: 3 Day Event


>>Limited Time Offer<<


This is a FREE ticket to an event that has a value of $997. You'll get your $100 seat deposit back at the door.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Where should I stay?

We do not provide a hotel room block rate but we recommend some great spots including and Intercontinental in SOMA.

What about meals?

We will be eating lunch out Saturday so please bring $20 cash (ideally) for your restaurant. Sunday lunch will be a pizza party which we will provide and pay for. Please bring snacks and a water bottle for feeling hydrated.

What happens if I have to cancel and can’t come?

If something comes up and you absolutely cannot attend… you can transfer your registration to a future Powerful Pause Retreat or get a credit towards another training program with Rachael O'Meara (with no expiration date).

Additional FAQ

Q: I'm from out of town, where can I stay? 

A: We recommend walkable Intercontinental Hotel at 888 Howard St nearby, or any airbnb's in the area.

What about parking or public transport?

A: If driving, there is a flat rate 24x7 ($20/$15) lot at 1064 Mission St on the same block. There's also metered parking on the street ($2.75/hour). You can also take BART and exit and Civic Center.

Q: What are the hours of the retreat?

A: Friday 6:30pm - 9:30pm, Saturday 10-6pm, and Sunday 10-6pm. 

Q: Do I need to attend all 3 days? 

A: Yes, attending Friday eve, Sat and Sun are required. This is about honoring who you are becoming, and committing to being fully available for yourself to join our practices all 3 days. Think of this as an investment in YOU - a huge act of self-love and self-care to show up for 3 days. You're going to feel full of vitality and life but attending all three days is part of that. There are limited seats and being here matters as we are building on what we learn and creating deep connection starting Friday. If you can't make all 3 days, consider signing up for a Pause & Thrive 30 minute breakthrough session with me instead.

Q: What meals will we have at the retreat?

A: No, but there will be scheduled breaks and lunch breaks. Friday we begin after dinner, so please eat something before you arrive. For Saturday & Sunday lunch we will be going out in small groups of 3 or 4 nearby.  Please bring $40 CASH (approx $20 per meal) so you can pay for your meal easily when in a group - avoid the credit card hassle and cash-only restaurants you may choose. We will be finished for dinnertime Sat and Sun and you are encouraged to go out in small groups for dinner if you don't have plans.

Q: Will there be breaks and/or snacks?

A: Yes. After all, we are pausing so breaks matter. We will have breaks for lunch and 1 or 2 others per day. Please bring any snacks to get you through until meal times and a water bottle. We will have water but having a container to put it in that doesn't spill is important (let's keep our pristine space pristine!). We will have coffee and tea in the AMs and during breaks available.

Q: Can I bring a friend?

A: Yes-- in fact, we highly recommend it. And after you reserve your ticket, forward to a friend for them to grab a ticket for the same seat deposit… WHILE THEY LAST. (There are a limited number of tickets available.) Invite them today!

Q: What should I wear?

A: We recommend you dress business casual and comfortably. And, bring layers!! We are in an office and we can’t always modulate the temperature as well as we’d like to… we’ll also be outside a couple times throughout the event and it can be chilly, so bring a rain jacket/umbrella just in case.

Q: What is the details schedule? See below:

FRIDAY 7-9:30 PM


  • 6:30 Doors open for registration

  • Introductions / Logistics

  • Workshop Topics

    • EI + Vision

    • Transactional Analysis

  • Vision for the Future: Social Impact Partner Spotlight

  • Evening Call To Action

Saturday 10-6pm


  • Call To Action & Day 1 review

  • Renewal Experiential Exercise

  • Workshop Topics AM:

    • Navigate the negativity & learn the tools to thrive

  • Lunch Break

  • Panel Discussion: Renewal

  • Special Offer

  • Workshop Topics PM:​​

    • Yearnings

    • Renewal Nourishment 

  • Evening Call To Action

  • Renewal Experiential Close

Sunday 10-6PM


  • Experiential Exercise

  • Call To Action & Day 2 review

  • Workshop Topics AM:

    • Recommitment

    • 7 Areas of Life

  • Lunch Break​

  • Workshop Topics PM:

    • Create Your Support Network

    • Tying it all together

    • Create Your Pause Plan

  • Breathing/Stress Techniques

  • Celebrating & Closing Ceremony

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