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Encounter You

It is time to give back to yourself.


Manifest what you desire. 

EncounterYou™ is more than just a three-day getaway. It's an urban oasis where women disconnect in order to reconnect, detoxify to replenish, deep-dive, and develop tools through gratitude and meaningful moments to own unique expressions, set intentions, and give back to themselves with introspective discovery and healing.

Created for women, by women. EncounterYou™ is a transformative journey to success where women step away from giving to others and daily life, and instead feed their own well-being by cultivating practices to encourage personal growth and self-discovery that in turn also promotes professional growth.


Why EncounterYou  ?

Encounter You. Butterfly. Women's Retreat. Experience. Powerful Women. Professional.

Take a peek into the weekend. 

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Day 1: Boldly own who you are, bond with others through music and a purpose-driven card

game, empower meaningful lifelong connections, and set your intention. Know that where

your intention goes, energy flows.

Day 2: Share what you discover about yourself, benefit from a reflective response activity,

anchor with gratitude, release that which no longer serves you, and reclaim yourself with a renewed sense of belonging.

Day 3: Embrace who and all that you are, deepen your life’s desires, embody confidence, and emerge with practical tools for being fully committed to your vision.

Invest in Yourself

You’re convinced that you want to attend EncounterYou™, and we really want you there. Here are a few tools to help you fulfill this desire!


The willingness to accept responsibility for one's own life is the source from which self-respect springs.

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Smiling. Mirror. Looking in the mirror. Self Love

Feed Your Wellness

Step into a paradigm of doing your soul's work that makes every single area of your life including your mental, physical, and emotional health even better. Promote professional growth and bring your most authentic, balanced, and validated self to your daily life.

Is this experience for you?

We believe that this luxury women's experience is for EVERYONE, and here are four key takeaways that you will journey though during EncounterYou™. 


Own who you are and claim your power.


Set your intention

and achieve goals. 


Release and renew your inner-most



Commit to your vision and manifest your desires.

When I refer to EncounterYou as
an “experience,” I mean experience!

We will learn, grow, build community, and connect deeply. We will also breathe in fresh air and relax in a story-book wooded oasis setting of a hotel surrounded by gardens, a spa, and outdoor trails. Take a nature walk. Relax by the pool. Enjoy a yoga class. Share a beverage with new friends. Prepare to luxuriate and receive. This is all part of your EncounterYou™ experience.

Houston Texas, Spa, Club, Encounter You, Women's Retreat


The Houstonian Hotel, Club & Spa is the escape that you have been looking for! This luxury resort is home to the biggest spa in the state, country club amenities, and  accommodations so lovely  you won't even realize that you are in the city.

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Women Laughing. Yoga. Womens Retreat. Encounter You. Self Love. Confidence

Optional Activities

During your stay, you will have the opportunity to partake in optional activities such as fitness walks, yoga classes, full club access, and a chance to fully give back to your self-care.

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Joni Goodman. Boss. Facilitator. Encounter You. Dare To Lead. Blonde. Business Woman. Encounter You

Joni D. Goodman, CPTD is a Certified Dare to Lead™ Facilitator (CDTLF) who lives and breathes personal and professional development. An enneagram #7 with a background in biochemistry (say what?), you can usually find her explaining all the physiological reasons behind our imposter syndromes and how to let it go to live our best life. Joni is known for creating safe spaces where leaders can put down their armor and lean into growth. To know her is to love her dance breaks and epic playlists. A recovering anxiety-ridden teen from Indiana, Joni pulls from her personal experiences and those of others to help leaders, individuals, and teams to be self-aware so they may more effectively communicate. Grounded with gratitude, Joni guides and supports you to fully EmbraceYou™ . Joni is a published author in: “The Book of Road Tested Training Activities”, “Association for Talent Developments (ATD) Training Toolkit application”, and “101 Ways to Make Training Active”. She has been a featured speaker for the HR Houston Gulf Coast Symposium, Invesco and CenterPoint Energy Women in Leadership, Female Integrator Mastermind (FIM), Texas Executive Women, and W.I.S.E. (Women In Sport and Events) to name a few.  

Have Questions? We have answers!

Who is this experience for?

What's the time

This weekend is designed for YOU! Do you desire to believe in who you are, feel more fulfilled in your life and work, and excel in all that you do? This is an opportunity for you to take time to be poured into and to pour into yourself. Join us and relax into your truth to experience more joy, contentment, and worthiness in all aspects of your life.

This luxury experience is a three-day weekend getaway. Arrive on Friday, February 9, at the Houstonian Hotel and settle in before our opening session. The Sunday, February 11, session will conclude at 1:00 p.m.

Women Dancing. Encounter You. Women's retreat. Yoga. Dance. Friends. Self Love. Experience. Curly Hair. Black Woman.

What is included
in the weekend?

What are the benefits
of attending?

Luxuriate with a formal celebration dinner, a la carte breakfast vouchers and a gourmet lunch experience. Access to the Houstonian Club – including full gym access, yoga, and various workout/cardio dance classes. Collaborate in your private, member only EncounterYou™ LinkedIn and Facebook groups. Experience two group connection calls via Zoom.

Gain greater confidence, live more truth and harmony in your life, boldly own who you are, and show up as your most authentic, balanced, and validated self.

Our Why...

"Joni D. Goodman, CPTD, CDTLF was our facilitator, and she absolutely blew me away. Everything she taught was of CRITICAL IMPORTANCE to my career."
Pillars of strength are made from raw vulnerable materials fabricated together to create resilience and true strength.  Thank you for modeling courage with your own story, Joni."
"I benefited both personally and professionally from working with Joni and am so glad to know that people like you are holding this much-needed series of developmental conversations out in the world."
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"Thank you for gifting me with your wisdom, candor, invitations to grow, and role modeling as it pertains to being a brave leader that shows up with no armor."

Do you want to attend EncounterYou™, but can't 

make it? Join the waitlist to be notified when the next experience dates are announced!

With Gratitude...


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