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Train To Reign!  Quintessential Queens 2016

If you’re ready to have an Epic Experience that will forever change your perspective on your worth, your value, your life and your future, you’re in the right place!

sch circle photoAs the conference creator and host, I’m delighted that you took the time just to travel over my webpage!  Here you will find all of the required information to help you make an informed decision about our upcoming investment in your health and wellness!

There is a lot of information below…so let me give you the quick version.  Also remember updates are being placed on  the “Queens 2016” event page on Facebook. 

There are 3 ways to take part in this EPIC Empowering Event.

Friday, February 26, 2016 – Conference Only | 9:30am – 5:00pm
The conference for 1 person is $65.00
Register for one person click here www.paypal.me/CareerMagazine/65 
Register for a two or more (enter $65 for each person) www.paypal.me/CareerMagazine

For a group rate of 10 or more please call 404.604.4511

2.  MEET & GREET WITH RUTHIE BOLTON $25 (Does not include conference)
Meet and greet will begin directly at the conclusion of the conference 6:00 -7:30pm
Register for one person www.paypal.me/careermagazine/25
Register for two of more (enter $25 for each person) www.paypal.me/careermagazine

Friday, February 26, 2016 – Conference, Jazz and VIP Dinner with Ruthie Bolton | 9:30am – Dinner begins at 7:30pm after the meet and greet
Register for one person click here www.paypal.me/CareerMagazine/97 
Register for a two or more (enter $97 for each person) www.paypal.me/CareerMagazine

(includes meals/2 night stay at a Marriott property)
Friday, February 26 – 28, 2016, Conference, Jazz, VIP Dinner with Ruthie Bolton and a weekend retreat – limited to 20 women,  in the beautiful Napa Valley Wine Country.  (As of January 15, 2016, payment arrangements are no longer available.  If you would like to register for the weekend retreat, you may do so here).   We will RELEASE our room book with the hotel on Friday, January 29, 2016 – NO EXCEPTIONS.
Register for one click here www.paypal.me/careermagazine/512
($497.00 +paypal fees)

We cannot guarantee the discounted hotel conference rate for any registrations after Friday, January 29, 2016.  Please call 404.604.4511 for more information.

If you are not staying for the weekend retreat, but still wish to stay the night in the Napa Valley area, you can take advantage of our hotel conference and your reservation by January 29, 2016 (our room block will be released after that date).  You can still book on your own, but we cannot guarantee the conference discount rate.

If there’s anything I can do to help you along the way connect with me directly by phone at 404.604.4511 or on social media! Facebook  Twitter Call me on Skype


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At the Quintessential Queens Conference and Retreat you will:

*Refresh, renew, restore, rejuvenate and reassess where you are and where you want to go in life!
*Gain clarity on where you want to go next, and design an actionable plan for success.
*Develop a fresh mindset around how to focus on your top priorities and spend your time on what really matters.
*Connect with other epic women who, like you, want to achieve success beyond the boardroom.
*Honor your strengths and find out how to maximize them without apology or regret.
I’m looking forward to teaching, as well as having other phenomenal speakers join me with one goal: to help you RETREAT TO AN EPIC & EMPOWERING EXPERIENCE!

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The one- Conference is held  on Friday February 26, 2016 at the SpringHill Suites, conveniently located at 101 Gateway Road East in the beautiful wine country of Napa, CA!  Registration will begin promptly at 9:00 am and the Conference promptly at 10:00am.   The Retreat will begin at the conclusion of the Conference and is held at a 4-Star Resort and Spa.  To ensure the tranquility of the experience, the retreat location is only disclosed to registered participants!

The SpringHill Suites is a beautiful property offering many amenities including a full breakfast, a heated pool, fitness center, refrigerator, microwave and pull out couch in every room.  For those who are attending the one-day conference, but desire an overnight stay please call the hotel directly at 707.251.4000 using the conference code “Queen2016” for a discounted rate.  Room block will be released on 1/15/2016.  Room reservation made after that date will not receive the discounted conference rate.  More info on the SpringHill Suites.

SpringHill Suites
 (Meeting Center) 
101 Gateway Road East 
Napa, CA 94558

Retreat Location:  Yes!  It’s Gorgeous, but this is just a snap shot of the 9 acres of beauty.

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UnknownStephanie C. Harper, PHR, CCP, CHRM
Conference Host. 

Stephanie C. Harper is a Champion for Women!  A Certified human resources professional by trade, author, career expert and Publisher of CAREER Magazine, she is the creator of the Quintessential Queens™ Conference and Retreat!  What originally began as a the Diva Disconnect™ in 2013, Stephanie who was overwhelmed as a mother, wife, entrepreneur and caregiver to her Centenarian grandmother decided that for her birthday she would give the gift of DISCONNECTING to 10 of  her closest family and friends.   What transpired over the weekend was the beginning of something big.  This year, Stephanie decided to expand this opportunity to more than 10 women and you’re invited!

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Two-time Gold Medalist, former WMBA Basketball player and Author









Caterina Rando
Caterina is the founder of the Thriving Women in Business Community and through this organization she and her team conduct a variety of programs designed to provide skills, support and an environment for breakthroughs for women succeed who want to need to be loud and proud about their value.





Cheryl Pullins

Cheryl is a Certified Professional Coach, Creator of BrandFluent™, her signature system that teaches multi-passionate women how to use authenticity to create an irresistible brand, and she developed the Empowered LifeStyle Coach Certification Program. As a speaker, Cheryl was handpicked to be featured on stage at the first ever TEDx event held at a women’s prison.

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 YOU DESERVE IT!  This is not your “typical women’s conference”.  This is not a Faith-based conference.  This is not a carer, business, publishing, branding or mastermind conference. Simply put,  the focus is not business or breakthrough,  THE FOCUS IS YOU!

Below is our itinerary* *subject to change*

Friday, February 26, 2016

Saturday, February 27, 2016

Sunday, February 28, 2016

During the Quintessential Queens 2016 Conference and Retreat you will:

Q.  Quintessentially conquer a new realm of authority
U.  Uniquely discover your hidden value or re-discover the value you have to bring
E.   Engage in self discovery activities without apology or regret
E.   Experience a new wave of engagement
N.  Never be the same! It just wont be possible….

You are worth the investment! Many times as women, we invest in others before we invest in ourselves.  Or we invest in “things” for the sake of pleasing others.   It’s not an event, it’s an experience that guarantees to be EPIC!  This makes a great Christmas gift to yourself or a great Valentine gift from your significant other!  Remember there are only 20 spaces available for the weekend retreat and all payments for the retreat, must be made by December 31, 2015.  The registration cut off for the one-day conference is January 20, 2016.
There are two ways that you can “be seen by Quintessential Queens 2016”.  On our step and repeat banner or in our Conference Guide.  Our team is working diligently to create the best sponsorship/advertising opportunities  for the conference guide and will be offering them shortly.  For now, we have a “step and repeat” advertising opportunity. 

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The Advertising option that is available now is the placement of your logo on our step and repeat for only $150.   This advertising opportunity gives you the a few leads from all over the country (as we have registered participants from California, Florida,  Georgia, Alabama, Michigan and Texas thus far).  When you sign up to place your logo on our step and repeat, it also automatically places your logo in the sponsorship guide as well.  Once your payment is made, you will be taken to page to upload your logo and your contact information.  Thank you in advance.


Our sponsorship guide  opportunities will be available on the website on Friday Oct 25, 2015.
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1.  What’s the difference between the Conference and the Retreat? 
The conference in a one-day event, while the retreat is a weekend experience.  The conference will serve more than 100 women, while the retreat is only open to 20 women.  The conference and retreat are also held at two different locations.

2.  What kind of conference and retreat is this? 
It’s probably easier to tell you what this conference/retreat IS NOT!  It is not a faith-based conference (even though we love the Lord).  It is not a business conference (even though the host is human resources professional by trade).  It’s not a woe-is-me, lift your head oh broken woman and be healed conference! (even though they serve their purpose).

This conference/retreat is a safe place where women will gather from all over the Country and discover who they are in quintessential (the purest form) Queen fashion.  Our previous events have proven that women need exactly what this conference offers…a fresher course on taking their rightful place in every area of their lives, commanding their stage and wearing the appropriate crown based on where they are in their journey!

Are children welcome? 
This is an adult only affair.  However, the conference host would not dare empower women and not empower her own two princesses who are 17 and 15  years old.   As a result, we would like to honor a few “princesses” during our VIP Dinner and give them an opportunity take part in this experience.  If you would like to include your princess (age 15 or older) and include them in the dinner event, please contact Stephanie directly at 404.604.4511.  There will only be 10 openings.

This would be a great vacation opportunity, can I bring my husband? 
You can bring your husband if you would like.  However, keep in mind your Weekend Retreat Rate is for double occupancy.  If you want to bring your husband, you will be responsible for your two-night stay on the suite property.  But also remember, the point of the retreat is to “disconnect” from our daily lives and pour back into ourselves.  The weekend retreat does offer some “me time”, but most of the activities planned will be group activities that are not husband- friendly….in fact your husband would not be invited to join in the “women only” and would have to plan his own activities – – however, Napa and the surrounding area offers MANY OPTIONS!

What is the hour of Power? 
In preparation of our VIP Dinner with Gold medalist and WNBA Basketball player Ruthie Bolton, we will need to exit the conference room so the hotel staff can re-set the room.  During this time, we will gather in the lobby for an hour (or so) and relax.  Guest will have an opportunity to get some fresh air, sit around the fire pit, enjoy some jazz, have a glass of wine (on your own) and do some networking with other women who are in attendance.  Our Jazz hour will take place outside (weather permitting) or in the lobby of the hotel.

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Airports: The closest airports to Napa, CA are Sacramento (SMF), Oakland (OAK), or San Francisco (SFO). Alamo will allow you to rent a car with a round trip ticket and a debit card. All airports offer shuttle services.  Those staying over for the Weekend-Retreat, shuttle information will be provided in your welcome packet.

A welcome packet will be sent to all participants on or around November 5, 2015.   More travel information will be provided, but for those looking for airline tickets NOW, the above information is for your benefit.


Quintessential Queens, you do NOT want to miss this event Join Stephanie C. Harper and other Queens February 26-28, 2016 in the beautiful wine country of Napa, CA…. YES, you’re worth it!

What began as a “Diva Disconnect” in 2013 as a weekend get away of 10 friends is now a Life-Changing Immersion Conference & Retreat for Women to be equipped, empowered and energized to elevate self-love, self-respect and self-reliance!  That’s right, we’re ditching the careers, the business, the branding, the publishing, the mastermind sessions (and where applicable, even the signifigant others and children), to simply focus on SELF!

We’ve emerged from Diva’s to Queens and there’s even an panel of Kings who want to empower you with tools to further compliment your journey so you can live your best life!  You simply show up. We provide the platform, environment and the opportunity to have a one of a kind EPIC empowerment experience.  Limited Seating!  Don’t delay…..

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The Weekend Retreat is LIMITED to 20 women and includes a 2 night stay (double occupancy*) + meals on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Only 12 left_edited-1Because of the varied logistics required for the weekend retreat.  All we can no longer offer payment arrangements as of January 15, 2016. To inquire about remaining spaces call 404.604.4511.  An information packet will arrive with all logistic information once you have registered.


Retreat Includes:

+All Conference Sessions
+Catered Lunch
+Conference Materials
+Conference Guide
+Training for Reigning Excerpt
+From King’s to Queens Empowerment Panel
+Live Jazz Hour in the Lobby (or outside weather permitting)
+Full Course VIP Dinner with Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton
+Autographed Copy of “Mighty Ruthie”
+2-night Suite Accommodations*
+Complimentary CulinaryRetreat at 4-star Resport and Spa

Our team will contact you regarding the occupancy arrangements.  If you are registering with a friend please indicate both names during the registration process and we will automatically room you with your friend.  If you prefer single occupancy, please contact us at 404.604.4511 for the single occupancy rate.
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420169_361045070606190_1933493714_nJoin The Quintessential Queens as we welcome Two-time gold medalist, former WBNA Basketball player and author Ruthie Bolton as our Keynote Speaker.  Ruthie has a powerful story of overcoming and overachieving against all odds.  Those who select the conference and dinner option will also have access to join us for a jazz hour and receive an autographed copy of Ruthie’s book “The Making of Mighty Ruthie Bolton”

Conference + Jazz + Dinner Includes:
+All Conference Sessions
+Catered Lunch
+Conference Materials
+Conference Guide
+Training for Reigning Excerpt
+From Kings to Queens Empowerment Panel
+Live Jazz Hour in the Lobby (or outside weather permitting)
+Full Course VIP Dinner with Gold Medalist Ruthie Bolton
+Autographed Copy of “Mighty Ruthie”.
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Conference Includes:
+All Conference Sessions
+Catered Lunch
+Conference Materials
+Conference Guide
+Training for Reigning
+From Kings to Queens Empowerment Panel
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We are pleased to offer group rates for your community of Queens.

Conference Group rate for 3 or more is $65.00 per person
For groups of more than 10, call 404.604.4511

Weekend Retreat Group Rate for 3 
We can offer a group rate for the Retreat until all slots are full.  The current rate of $497 is based  on double occupancy.  However all rooms have pull out couch and  can accommodate a 3rd person for an additional $300.  Which brings your rate to $432 per person (savings of $65.00 per person).   To take advantage of this option, please call 404.604.4511.


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What started as a birthday weekend get-away is now an “Epic Experience!”

Originally called, “Diva Disconnect™” the first retreat was held at a 4-star resort and spa in the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley California in 2013.  Who could foresee the events which transpired over the weekend would forever change the lives of women? Women who came in with no hidden agenda, untapped potential, and years of baggage found a SAFE haven to disconnect,  heal and create new bonds. The women ages 26-62, were hand-picked and personally invited by Stephanie C. Harper.  Arriving as strangers, with Stephanie as their one common connection, they became accountability partners and friends for life!

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After sharing the photos and videos on social media, women from all over the Country expressed an interest in being “part of the next one!” 856215_10202398193217002_1437529885_oThe challenge of only offering this retreat to 10 or so women annually promoted Stephanie to re-work the vision.  Why? Because she sees the need for women to “disconnect” everyday – – both personally and professionally.  As a result,  the weekend get-away is now a conference and retreat!  The one-day conference allows women a non-judgmental space to disconnect from they know to be norm and also form divine connections.  The weekend retreat offers a time of relaxing, refining and refreshing. One thing for sure, each woman that comes will leave with tools to help them approach their everyday life from a quintessential (the purest form) perspective.
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Historically, women are often overwhelmed and Stephanie C. Harper was one of them. Being a wife of a pillar in the community, mother of two daughters who actively participate in dance and cheer, an entrepreneur with multiple brands, and primary caretaker of her  104 year old grandmother, Stephanie just needed to GET AWAY! From planes and trains to automobiles, her career has presented her with numerous opportunities to travel around the world. So instead of opting for a “extravagant” retreat on a cruise ship or island, Stephanie sought out to create a more affordable “EMPOWERMENT EXPERIENCE” for women right in the backyard of her hometown!
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Videos and photos will be added soon…..




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