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January 11-15, 2023

The 2023 Women's Invitational (January 11-15, 2023) is an all-inclusive, regenerative leadership experience designed to empower, encourage and engage women in bringing their personal leadership to their communities. 


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Begin each day with sunrise walks and poolside yoga.  Delight in the grace of Curaçao's natural beauty while nestled in a seaside villa high above the Caribbean waters. Enjoy local fare prepared by our private chef.



 Through a carefully curated  collection of island experiences (think snorkeling, art galleries and and beach hopping), discover renewed energy for the coming year.



 As each year brings new promise, what promises will you need help with? In this intimate group setting, explore issues, trends and answers specifically with you in mind. Schedule your private consultation with Executive Coach,  Angela Durham and make 2023 your best year ever. 


This fun, all-inclusive, five-day regenerative leadership experience is designed to empower, encourage and engage women in bringing their personal leadership to their communities. The Invitational is a resource for women who have had to navigate tremendous change over the past several years and provides concentrated space to focus and realign one's resources with the changing landscape. Participants will meet with Angela before arrival to discuss personal goals and provide a context for the 5 days of leadership-level briefings, personal reflection, group feedback and action planning to come. During the Invitational, participants are hosted in a luxurious, private villa in Curaçao while enjoying daily cultural excursions and delicious local fare prepared by our chef!



Wonderful things WILL happen!

  • Explore new opportunities for personal leadership

  • Identify personal and professional priorities

  • Explore new tools for energy and focus

  • Strengthen resources for personal resilience

  • Develop a personal roadmap for the coming year

  • Expand their personal support system

If you have questions about if this is a good fit for you, please schedule a call!


Wednesday, January 11 (Arrival Day 1):

We convene at 4pm at Curaçao's Hato International Airport. Our driver will transport us to a private villa overlooking the Caribbean Sea in Westpunt.  Get to know your island mates Dushi-Style with a casual reception and welcome dinner.

Thursday, January 12 (Day 2):

Start the morning with a yoga stretch or a lap in our private pool. Enjoy a relaxing breakfast before heading into our topics for the day. In case you’re still wondering what’s on everyone’s mind, we’re talking about Women! Specifically, the State of Women in 2023 - and how we bring our leadership presence to meet the moment. The is our time to discuss the issues, trends and possible answers for us and our communities.

Later that afternoon, we join Lusette Verboom for a private reception at Gallery Alma Blou. As the owner and curator of the largest and oldest art gallery on the island, she'll share her experience building the gallery into what it is today in the historic Landhuis Habaai. We'll also meet some of the artists she represents and the influences for their work. The Gallery Alma Blou, like Curaçao, sits at the heart of the Caribbean and represents a wide variety of artistic styles, ranging from colorful folk to the more classically inspired. The evening promises to delight and illuminate Curaçao's rich history. 

Still decompressing from the holidays? Gearing up for the coming year? Then come back to our villa after dinner and enjoy an amazing sunset with a glass of wine - or better yet, Curaçao!

Friday, January 13 (Day 3):

Morning sunrise is my favorite time to reflect. Join me for a cup of coffee or to simply take in the ocean views. 

After breakfast, we deep dive into areas that require our personal leadership. What insights are we bringing into the new year? How are we empowering and engaging those around us? How do we build our own resilience?

Of course, we’ll need to refuel with a proper lunch before heading out to explore Curaçao’s world renown marine life located only minutes away. Enjoy beach hopping and snorkeling at Grote Knip, arguably one of the most beautiful beaches on the island. 

As the evening sets, we’ll conclude the day over dinner and drinks prepared by the wonderful Chef Housen! 

Saturday, January 14 (Day 4):

By now, you know where your favorite hammock is and will find yourself reflecting on all the sights and sounds of the previous days. You ask yourself, "What’s next?"

We head out early for a walking tour of old-town Willemstad. We learn about Kaya Kaya and the famed murals located throughout Otrobanda.  We cross the Queen Emma bridge into the historic  Punda neighborhood.  Ensconced between colorful buildings, small shops and funky vibes, we savor the Dutch influence over lunch in this UNESCO World Heritage site. We visit local shop owners and enjoy flavorful refreshments before heading back for a refreshing dip in the pool.

In our afternoon roundtable, we encourage bold visioning and support each other’s growth by exploring, “What resources do we have to be more impactful? What new habits will support me in the coming year?” 

Our final evening together will be a celebration for sure! A 5 course masterpiece of a dinner, served by Chef Brandon, will give us ample opportunity to acknowledge the magic of the moment.

Sunday, January 15 (Departure Day 5):

We’ll say fond farewells over morning breakfast by the pool before boarding group transportation to the airport. At this point, we’ll return the keys to our wonderful hosts, Ingrid and Ivan!

  • What is included in the program fees?
    The 2024 Leadership Invitational is a six night, 5 day, all-inclusive program held in a private villa on the island of Curaçao. It is holistic experience designed to awaken bold vision and inspire clear, decisive action. The learning journey is a carefully curated set of activities beginning with an Individual Discovery Session and a Small Group Orientation prior to arrival followed by 10 hours of Small Group Coaching, reinforced by daily cultural experiences while onsite and concluding with a Small Group Intervision to support ongoing development and accountability 30 days post return. Program fees inclusive of coaching, daily activities, lodging and meals total $7,250.
  • What are the key features of the Invitational?
    So glad you asked! This is what is included in the residential invitational: Six nights of lodging, meals and group transportation 10 hours of onsite small group coaching Individualized Discovery Planning Session Post Program Support Session Daily cultural excursions
  • How do I reserve my spot?
    A deposit of $500 is due upon registration. An additional payment of $1,000 is due December 1, 2023 with the final balance of $5,750 due on or before January 5, 2024. This schedule allows us to finalize contracts with local partners ensuring the best experience possible.
  • Do you accept company sponsorships?
    Yes, of course! Companies frequently sponsor executive coaching for their leadership teams. We have provided a Program Description that you can use for reimbursement.
  • Is this program tax deductible?
    Individual tax situations vary. Please consult your own financial consultant for details. As of September 2023, the IRS offers these guidelines. (
  • What if my company wants to do more to support our team's development?
    That's a great question. The Invitational is a wonderful introduction to our EPIC Leadership programs. We are available for team offsites, strategic planning sessions and key note speeches focusing on these and other topicsrelated to Empowered Leadership, EPIC Resolution for Conflict, Mental Fitness,and Leadership Presence among others. In addition, we provide leadership program succpocerta In certain instances, we can offer a discount for multiple registrants from the same employer. Please contact Angela directly at to discuss this and other opportunities for 2024.
  • What if I have last minute changes to my calendar?
    Please address cancellations or changes by email to For written cancellations received by 5pm ET, November 10, 2023, there is a 100% refund of fees paid. There is a 50% refund prior to November 24, 2023. There is no refund for cancellations received on or after November 25, 2023 due to contracting obligations. To avoid cancellation and trip charges, please consider adding Travel Protection to your registration. Plans include coverages for the cost of your airfare, program and other related expenses. Learn more about Travel Protection Plans at
  • Will I need my passport and any special visas?
    As of this writing, U.S. citizens can enter Curaçao with only their passport. If you are not a U.S. citizen or arriving from a non-U.S. location, please check for additional requirements at and .
  • Other questions?
    Contact us directly at


We'll be staying at the luxurious VistaMar, a spacious villa in Coral Cliff, Santa Martha. VistaMar’s seven  bedrooms  graciously  accommodate  up  to  18  guests. We'll enjoy  breathtaking  ocean  views  from  every  bedroom,  superior  comfort and an experience which sets VistaMar apart from any hotel on the island.


The 2023 Women's Invitational is being hosted by Angela Durham of Redwood Consulting Partners. She has been a tireless advocate for lifting women's voices through mentorship and in leadership development programs e.g. CALIBR Global Leadership Symposium, Paradigm for Parity®, Pacesetters for the Financial Women's Association and OASIS at Rutgers University. 

As to why RCP is hosting the invitational, she shares this point of view, "In all the programs I've worked with, time has been especially precious for women - and  even more so during the pandemic. Their worlds have been upended. This opportunity to step back and think about themselves, away from work and family is rare and yet so powerful. If companies hope to retain women's leadership at this critical point, they need to support them in this way."


Redwood Consulting Partners provides executive coaching and leadership consulting to teams around the world. For more information, please contact us at



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