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Evolve Retreat:
A Two-day Event

Learn more about the past events dedicated to the conversation and community seasoned spouses need and the impacts made.

Pride & Grit’s tailor-made retreat was hosted in both 2021 and 2022 with over 200 combined attendees. 

Stay tuned for details on Evolve 2024.

Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing we will ever do.

-Brené Brown

What made the Evolve Retreat 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. 

Past Sponsors

Past Retreat Speakers

Learn more about our speakers and the topics they covered during our two days together. 

Using Stories to
Move Forward
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Leah Brown

Certified Life and Leadership Coach for Executives and Teams

Certified Dare to Lead(R) Facilitator

CDC Certified Divorce Coach(R)

Former Seasoned Military Spouse

Managing the
Burnout Cycle

Jen Whitmer

MA in Communication and Culture

Graduate Certificate in Theology and Leadership

YEC Certified Enneagram Coach

Military Child



Jennifer Pasquale

Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach

20-year Corporate Trainer & Facilitator

Seasoned Military Spouse

Founder, Pride & Grit

Mapping YOUR

Dr Patrice Carter

Owner, Breakpoint Coaching Collective

Board Certified Life Coach

Certified Professional Christian Life Coach

Military Veteran Spouse

U.S. Army Reserve Veteran

Transition & the family


Lisa Howard

Associate Vice President, Barry Robinson Center

Veteran Spouse

Defining Your identity

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Tammy Meyer

Certified Life Coach

Certified Purpose Clarity Coach

Certified Yoga Instructor & Meditation Facilitator

Seasoned Military Spouse

Transition & Marriage

Shauna Springer

Dr Shauna Springer



Expert in Military Transition and Relationships

uncovering your talents

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Corie Weathers



Certified Strengths Finder Coach

Military Spouse

"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


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. 

"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

Impact Reports

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

2021 Report

2022 Report

"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

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Pride & Grit is a Trademark of Hinshaw Consulting Group, Inc 2018© and Pride & Grit Consulting, LLC. 2022© All rights reserved.