In partnership with Jenn Perrault of Haute off the Rack, we present to you a three-day immersive experience at a countryside oasis created with mothers in mind. The Retreat at the Ranch features a unique program designed specifically for female creative business owners, who are also mothers. We know all too well the continuous challenges we face when it comes to the ever changing landscape of motherhood, as well as running your own company. We’ve developed the perfect balance of the two facets, and we'll be diving deep into your business to answer those trajectory-shifting questions with ample time set aside for rest and restoration that mothers so rarely enjoy. We will gather for three beautiful and inspiring days at The Za Ranch nestled in Covington, Louisiana as our curated speaker lineup teaches on branding, business strategy, battling against burnout, harnessing your creativity + so much more. This idea was inspired by the desire to giveback to our motherhood community through Jenn's philanthropy, Haute Mama Collective - which provides moms in need with resources, products and support. A portion of the proceeds from ticket sales will go directly to benefit mothers in need.
Not only are we going to workshop your ideas into reality, but we’re going to actually spend time filling up those cups you pour out of all day long. The content your business needs to grow and thrive, time to reflect and implement new practices, yoga, mastermind groups on the porch, nature walks along the property, delicious cocktails over conversation, and an estate that feels like a little slice of heaven.
CEO, The School of Styling
Logan is the CEO of The School of Styling and a branding strategist for creative entrepreneurs. She enjoys inspiring entrepreneurs to go after those big dreams and encouraging them to find fulfillment in their businesses. She truly believes in community over competition, and creating a space for creatives to find theirs. Hosting events nationwide to bring creative entrepreneurs together and watching women succeed in their lives and businesses is what she is most passionate about. She currently lived right outside of New Orleans, Louisiana where you can find her chasing her two toddler boys, Shepard and Sawyer.
CEO + Content Creator, Haute off the Rack
Jennifer Palpallatoc Perrault is a fashion and lifestyle content creator based in Louisiana. She's also a mom to her two little boys Beckham and Brooks and a wife to her husband Blake. She started her blog, Haute Off The Rack, in 2012 and since then has amassed a loyal following of more than 240K across platforms. Jenn is hands-on in her creative approach and her storytelling abilities, social media savvy and business acumen have launched and sustained her career for nearly a decade. Her brand partnerships have sparked multiple design collaborations including three design collaborations with Gigi New York following her 2014 design and launch of her first handbag, the Jenn Bucket Bag and her 2016 collection of the Jenni Saddle Bag. Most recently Jenn launched her second 8-piece Fall Collection with Gibsonlook in September 2022. All of Jenn’s products have become the brand’s best-sellers for years on end.
Content Creator + CEO, Dashing Darlin
Female Friendship Coach and Educator
Danielle is a friendship coach and educator who leverages her background as a high school teacher to now share the latest research on women's communications, cooperation, and conflict. She's become a leading voice in the conversation around relational health and a go-to media expert, having been featured in outlets like the New York Times, Oprah magazine, and CBS News. She shares research about connection on her social media, provides personal coaching sessions, and travels across the country speaking about the power of female friendship. Her podcast, Friend Forward, is a top-ranking show on Apple Podcasts, and a powerful resource for women looking to improve their platonic relationships. Her book, "Fighting For Our Friendships" will be released in May 2024.
Angelle is the CEO and the face behind Dashing Darlin’ - her lifestyle blog. Prior to that, she was a preschool teacher and cheerleading coach. After her second child was born, I made a choice to became a stay-at-home mom. Shortly after our fourth child, she got the itch to throw herself out there on social media to inspire other moms with positivity and affordable fashion. And, it was the best decision. It has been a wild, mind-blowing adventure.
Her focus has always been faith, family and fashion - and recently, her love for travel and home decor. She has worked with brands such as Target, Old Navy, Revolve, and Wayfair. BUT ultimately, she wants to influence other women to love who God created them to be. Each woman has a unique style, shape, talent, and personality. She wants every women to feel free to be their true, authentic self!
MD., MS., Owner of DS Family Medicine
Dr. Devan Szczepanski grew up in Louisiana, and started and completed her medical training at Louisiana State University. She was a member of the rural scholars program dedicated to improving primary care in Louisiana. She became a Board Certified Family Medicine Physician in April 2014. Upon graduating, She and her family moved to Covington where she has been practicing primary care since that time. In June of 2016, she was excited to finally open her own private practice where she has dedicated herself to providing individualized comprehensive care to each of her patients. Between 2021 & 2022, she launched her own line of skincare products— So Lux Welness and a brand new practice in Miramar Beach—So Well Medicine.
Devan now lives with her husband and 4 boys on 30A and practices both here in Covington and also in Miramar Beach.
CEO, Monomin + Monomini
Rachel is an accomplished architect and designer with an affinity for fashion. In 2014 she created Monomin as an extension of her architectural style and representative of her minimalist sensibility. In 2016, she opened Monomin, and has grown the company to be recognized in several publications as well as recently voted the #1 Women's Boutique in New Orleans 2020 by the Gambit readers. When not at Monomin, she operates her design company Taravella Design-Build as lead architect and principal. She raises her two daughters, Harlow and Jolie, with her husband Aaron in the historic district of New Orleans.
Ph.D., Brittany Joslyn Coaching
Brittany has a diverse background in leadership development, HR consulting, counseling psychology, and career development to generate deep insights and provide maximum impact to clients. She integrates her expertise in business and psychology to bring a unique perspective to her work. Brittany’s areas of expertise include team coaching, individual leadership assessment, 360 feedback, and executive coaching, with particular focus in emotional intelligence, executive presence, self-awareness, and career development. She uses a pragmatic, goal-driven process that is built on a collaborative, egalitarian relationship with clients.
CEO, SCM - Shelby Clement Marketing and Podcast Host: Damn Good Marketing
Shelby Clement is a small-town Louisiana woman chasing a big dream. As a mama of two young little boys and a wife of a very supportive husband, Shelby is a marketing powerhouse with a passion for helping entrepreneurs and businesses unleash their full potential. With years of experience and a proven track record of success, Shelby has helped numerous brands increase their brand awareness and scale their businesses through the power of digital marketing.
CEO, Lawyer + Co-founder of ZA Lawyers
Gina Zapanta is the founder of the Empower Hour Podcast and co-founder of Z.A. Lawyers. She is based in Los Angeles, California and visits her home, Z.A. Ranch, in Covington, Louisiana every month. (She is an LSU Tigers convert #GeauxTigers) She is mom to six kids- two from her first marriage, two through her second marriage and two through surrogacy. Gina lives her life passionately, intentionally and unapologetically and thrives on creating a community of empowered women who want to live a well, healthy and fulfilling life on their terms. Gina resides in Sherman Oaks, CA and has four young children. She is also the owner of our retreat venue, The Za Ranch.
7:00 Breakfast *vip only
7:30 Optional nature walk *vip only
8:00 Morning wellness session *vip only
9:30 All Attendees Check-in + welcome
10:00 Speaker Presentation | Devan Szczepanski
11:00 Speaker Presentation | Shelby Clement + Jenn Perrault
12:30 Restorative Lunch
1:30 Speaker Presentation | Brittany Joslyn
2:30 Speaker Presentation | Danielle Jackson
3:30 Speaker Panel | Angelle Marix, Rachel Taravella, Danielle Jackson, and Logan Doerries
4:30 p.m. Rest, Reflect, or Explore
Spend time exploring the property, relaxing, connecting with one another and/or resting.
6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Party on the Patio
*all attendees + speakers
7:00 Breakfast *vip only
8:30 Optional nature walk *vip only
9:00 Journal Session
9:30 Speaker Presentation | Logan Doerries
1030 a.m. Speaker Presentation | Jenn + Liz Content Creation Workshop
engaging your audience with authenticity to create a loyal community
12:00 p.m. Farewell
Closing thoughts and final takeaways
1:00 p.m. Check Out
2:00 Intros + Welcome
2:15 Meditation Session
3:00 Journaling Session
4:00 Creative Brief "Hands-On Floral Styling"
Learn the technical form of floral arranging from our event florist
5:00 Class Dismissed
6:00 - 8:00 VIP and Speaker Welcome Party
Wine + dinner hosted by Ranch Owner, Gina Zapanta *vip only
8:00 Fireside Chats
S'mores and conversation around the fire *vip only
The School of Styling is for any female creative entrepreneur looking to refine their business, grow in knowledge, and connect with other business owners. This experience is specifically curated for female entrepreneurs who are also mothers. Our speakers and panelists will present on the unique challenges we face in motherhood and business ownership. The strategies that you'll hear are applicable to all stages and industries of creative businesses, from bloggers, copywriters, real estate agents, jewelry designers, and more! The mix of our schools gives students a fresh perspective on their own work. Whether you've been in business for 10 minutes or 10 years, you have a place here! But don't just take our word for it... here are some industry specific reviews.
You will receive the tools and training to help you build an intentional business that supports your role as a mother. If you need to set better boundaries, improve your time-management, or amp up your sales strategy, you'll want to hear from our speakers. Each educational session will be followed by an engaging q+a where you will get answers specific to your business and family needs. Not only will you be taking notes, you will actively be solving problems and having one "ah-ha" moment after another, while surrounded by women who know exactly what it's like to be in your shoes.
If you are feeling stuck, exhausted, burnt out and uninspired.. then I invite you to join us. This retreat was designed specifically to combat those feelings, and reignite that ambition that helped you start your creative business in the first place. With plenty of down time, heartfelt conversations, and impactful educational sessions, this experience will do what you're currently unable to do on your own. Hit the reset button, and return to your business with the foundation laid to feel inspired and content.
Running yourself into the ground trying to solve problems on your own, or texting a client back at 10pm after your *promised* yourself you'd set better boundaries just isn't working, is it? Allow yourself the space to dream about a business, the one that sets your heart on fire and gets you excited to open your laptop each day its there. I truly believe you can achieve anything you set your mind to.
A regular ticket will grant you access to three days of event programming, creative breakout sessions, and our traditional "ranch style" seated dinner Tuesday evening. The VIP ticket features everything included in the regular event ticket, plus a two night stay at the luxurious Za Ranch, the welcome cocktail party Monday evening, incredible swag bags, morning yoga and more.
October 9-11, 2023 | Covington, Louisiana
Programming will begin on Monday, October 9th at the event venue in Covington, Louisiana and end on Wednesday, October 11th. The venue is located about 1.5 hours from the New Orleans international airport, and about 25 minutes from downtown Covington. Shuttle transportation will be provided to the venue from downtown Covington for our VIP guests.
Jenn and Logan decided to come together to plan the Retreat at the Ranch after talking shop and sharing stories on motherhood. When they're not running a company, you'll find them running after their boys - between the two of them, there are four wild boys under four years old. Between Jenn's decade of experience in digital creation and fostering community, and Logan's experience in hosting and teaching workshops on business education, there will be wealth of knowledge offered to the attendees. We believe there is nothing more impactful than sharing a space with other women who've walked the same journey, and we are so excited to create that space for each of you!