Let’s talk about WILD

You started your business to make a difference. To support yourself and your family. To be your own woman. 

Maybe you’re making that difference…but you don’t feel like it. 

Isolation. Imposter syndrome. Shiny object syndrome. 

These three are about the most brutal things you’ll face as a female entrepreneur. Trust me, I get it, friend. Why? Because I’ve experienced all of these things. In fact, I still do. It’s the very reason why I created WILD.

WILD is not like any other in-person experience. It’s not a conference. And it’s not a conference disguised as a retreat. It’s a true business retreat.

Yes, we have speakers and breakout sessions, but we also have craft workshops and actual scheduled rest times. This isn’t the kind of retreat that you need a vacation from. This is your business vacay. 

But it’s also your new community. While we will weave our main focus points (isolation, imposter syndrome, and shiny object syndrome), this isn’t a jam-packed schedule that you need a break from. There’s no FOMO (fear of missing out) at WILD. It is built as a true retreat atmosphere. You’ll find small groups, snacks n’ craft time, and intentional free time.


Amma Marfo AMMA MARFO – Amma Marfo

I’m looking so forward to a development opportunity that also acknowledges REST as part of our growth! It can be so easy and so tempting to advance our businesses by working nonstop, making them all that we are. But by gathering together, valuing excellence and ease in equal measure, we’ll leave as better versions of ourselves. I can’t wait to get into it with everyone 🙂


Ok, I’m in! What are the details? 

WHO: You! And 34 of your new business besties. WILD is open to all business types, including those just starting out as well as those who own multi-seven figure businesses.


WHAT: Women’s Inspired Learning crafteD is for creative entrepreneurs who identify as female and are at least 21 years of age. 


WHEN: June 4-7, 2020


WHERE: Black Mountain, North Carolina


HOW: For those of you flying into North Carolina, we suggest using the Asheville, NC (AVL) airport. This is the closest airport to Black Mountain and is about 45 minutes from our location. If you are driving to WILD, there will be parking available on site for you.


WHY: Because women-identifying entrepreneurs need a break. We need a place to find community, inspiration, and rest. We need a place to breathe, reboot, and recharge.


Sign Me Up Now!


Who’s behind WILD?

Nicole Saunders WILD Retreat FounderMe! I’m Nicole Saunders, a multi-passionate entrepreneur with a master’s degree in college student development. I spent almost a decade working in higher education helping students achieve their dreams and chase their passions while gaining valuable leadership skills on campus through student activities. And in that time, I worked on diversity and inclusion initiatives, as well as planned and coordinated countless events for the student body. I even was on staff for the National Association for Campus Activities…so rest assured, WILD isn’t my first rodeo. 

I’m a dog mom of three (and yes, they have their instagram!), married to my next-door-neighbor, and obsessive plant connoisseur. Creating WILD has been a dream come true for me. Being in the online business world can be lonely, and I know I’m not the only one who feels that way. WILD is my passion, and I can’t wait to meet you in June!


See you there!