Your Identity Your Journey Your Discoveries Your Growth
A Community of Support

Pride & Grit’s tailor-made retreat was hosted in both 2021 and 2022 with over 200 combined attendees. Stay tuned for details on future transition events. 

What made past Evolve events unique?

Virtual and In-Person Gatherings

In the past we have offered both virtual and hybrid experiences. 

Small Groups

We wanted participants to feel seen and heard. Opportunities for small group conversations and speaker-led discussions gave attendees a chance to see themselves in and build community with other seasoned spouses. 

Live Speakers

All speaker presentations were virtual and live, but highly interactive with elements of reflection and discussion. 

Fun Technology

Our virtual workshop platform supported a unique & interactive experience. This was definitely not your average zoom. 

Life Coaches

In 2021, over a dozen experienced life coaches and clinicians joined the retreat as guides for virtual table discussion after each speaker. 

Reflective Workbook​

In 2022, participants received a printed and bound copy of our event workbook. This allowed attendees to participate in workshop reflections and capture their learnings. 

"I loved connecting to the other seasoned spouses...and sharing our current stories and future fears. It was refreshing to not be the oldest person in the room."

Evolve 2021 attendee

Past Sponsors

"Having the words and tools to better understand who I am I think are really going to change my life and the struggles I've been in."

Evolve 2021 attendee

Past Retreat Speakers

Learn more about our past speakers and the topics they covered during Evolve events.
Using Stories to
Move Forward

Leah Brown

Certified Life & Leadership Coach
Managing the
Burnout Cycle

Jen Whitmer

Certified Enneagram Coach


Fall in Love with
Your Strengths

Jennifer Pasquale

Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach

Mapping Your

Dr Patrice Carter

Board Certified Life Coach

Transition & the Family


Lisa Howard

Associate Vice President, Barry Robinson Center

Defining Your Identity


Tammy Meyer

Certified Life Coach

Transition & Marriage


Dr Shauna Springer

Expert in Military Transition and Relationships

Uncovering your Talents


Corie Weathers

Clinician & Strengths Coach


"The amount of information and resources I walked away with is incredible." 

Evolve 2022 attendee

A Snapshot of Evolve


Global Participation

We had participants from an  average of 8 countries across both events 

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Average Years

Nearly 70% of attendees have lived a military-connected life for 20 years or more

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Would Return

Following the 2022 Retreat, participants are extremely likely to return again

Impact Reports

Read more on our participants’ experiences in these impact reports. 

2021 Report

2022 Report

Impact Reports

Read more on our participants’ experiences in these impact reports. 

2021 Report

2022 Report

You are curious

You’re a battle-tested seasoned military spouse, but you’re more than that.

You’re at a point in life when your curiosity about your future, values, and growth is top of mind.

You want to tap into your potential, own your identity, and align your future to your values.

You need a guide, and maybe a cheerleader, as you peel back the layers of who you are and what you want.

You value community

As a seasoned military spouse you’ve seen the benefit of community. But, you struggle to find others that understand the season you are in.  

You appreciate hearing others’ struggles, because you know you’ll see yourself in their challenges and in their solutions. 

You enjoy sharing what you’ve learned, knowing you don’t have all the answers, but you do have experiences all your own. 


You want to act

Military life has made waiting your superpower. But, so is taking action. 

Investing in others is easy, investing in yourself is harder. But, you know it’s what you need. 

You are ready to write a new chapter, whether at the next duty station, on the journey to retirement, or just in daily life. 

You believe that showing up for yourself is an important next step in your life. 

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