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Who Will Lead You

Your Facilitators


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Renée Dineen

The experience was designed and will be guided by  Renée Dineen—a wife, mother of two middle-school aged children, certified leadership & life coach, seasoned group facilitator, travel writer, blogger and global explorer. Through her own extensive training, work and life experience, Renée will lovingly and skillfully support you in discovering how to reinforce an already strong relationship or repair one that may be broken.  

Today Renée runs her own global coaching and consulting practice out of California, with an important focus on women and leadership. She believes that the new era of women’s leadership calls us to step more fully into our role as change-makers, requiring greater attention to self-care and our true aspirations. Only then can women achieve the freedom, discernment and choiceful balance needed to do their best work.

Renée earned her Masters Degree in Industrial/Organizational Psychology and is a graduate of New Ventures West and the Deep Coaching Institute.

Learn about what inspired Renée to create the Modern Goddess Retreat by reading her article, An Unlikely Calling.


Holli Kaplan

Facilitator for Younger Goddesses

“Where is the effing manual?!” mother and parenting coach Holli Kaplan has demanded to know. As a recovering ‘perfect mother,’ Holli’s imperfect journey towards mindful parenting informs her coaching model along with her skills from a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology and a career in employee development training. Holli is a workshop staff member at Spring Ridge Academy and Modern Goddesses as well as the founder of Teeter-Daughter, a website devoted to helping parents establish and maintain a stable path for their teen.

Since repaving her own rough parenting road, Holli understands the ways that an adolescent daughter’s defiance, withdrawal, perfectionism, substance abuse, self-harm, and/or sexual acting out can erode connection between mothers and their daughters. As an experienced facilitator of workshops for parents mending relational struggles, Holli’s work addresses the root of this pain for parents by coaching them to examine their thoughts, feelings, and behaviors that don’t work and eventually replace them with ones that do. She offers empathic guidance for mothers as they learn to attune to their most authentic and resilient selves, groundwork that is necessary for family relationships to thrive.

Today, the words, “I can only control myself,” provide the grounding necessary to infuse steadiness as Holli navigates the inevitable potholes along the bumpy road of parenting her daughters. Mothering excellence has replaced her harsh goal of perfection and Holli has since become a pleasant person to live with. (According to Holli’s daughters who have since become tolerable teens to live with, she concedes.)  

In her spare time Holli can be found rocking out to live music, sewing, traveling abroad, hiking with her family, or dancing like nobody’s watching.  

Thankfully, there's no manual for this kind of dancing.

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