Women's Retreat for God-sized Dreamers & Entrepreneurs 

2018 Dates Will Be Released Soon! 

We are a community of Women determined to make a positive impact in the world through our relationships & businesses! We are driven to not just talk about our dreams but to DO SOMETHING each day to make them a reality! Join us as we enjoy time networking with like-minded dreamers: relax and learn from incredible speakers as they share tips on business, life & faith!

I want to take a moment and thank the incredible women that attended & supported our Defining Your Joy retreat this year. Wow!!!! God is so very good! I am overwhelmed by His presence this weekend and watching His work through this retreat and in the lives of these women. My dream, Defining Your Joy is about creating community, equipping and encouraging women on their God-sized dream journey. It was so amazing to see this come alive through the quiet exchange of personal stories shared over coffee with old & new friends, powerful messages of encouragement delivered from the stage, and the tears and hugs given around the campfire. I thank you all for opening your hearts, being willing to share your dreams, wins, and challenges with all of us! I am so very blessed that God has given me this dream and a desire to come alongside you on your journey, but this weekend I am most grateful for the front row seat I have been given to see God’s work in action in the lives of us all!

I love you ladies and am praying for you as you take your next brave step! 

Can’t wait till next year!

What Is Included:

Defining Your Joy All Inclusive Retreat Package

2018 Dates TBD

$499- Retreat Package Includes: 


Access to all interactive workshops, sessions & keynotes

All session materials & workbooks

1 nights lodging in your own private villa suite (includes full bathroom) 

All meals: including a welcome reception, snacks, unlimited wine bar and much more

 complimentary morning yoga classes 

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Incredible prizes & give-a-ways

Our Retreat Location: Sautee Mountian Resort

Sautee Mountain Resort is a relaxing getaway located in the heart of the North Georgia Mountainsbetween Helen, GA and Lake Burton. Immersed in nature, this resort is made up of twelve spacious 4-5 bedroom villas and a main retreat lodge. Our goal is to focus on our retreat objectives while relaxing in a tranquil setting. 

Relax In Your Own Private Villa Suites With Full Bathroom

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Meet The Defining Your Joy Leadership Team: 

Defining Your Joy Retreat is led by a team of uniquely gifted women from Georgia, Chicago, Virginia and Minnesota. We are all passionate entrepreneurs representing a variety of different business types. We have a common desire to see women live out their dreams! 


Natalie Joy - Host & Founder


Rachel Britz - Logistics


Ella Huysamen - Retreat Decor


Sherrie McDaniel - Registration

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2017 Retreat Speakers


Meet Kim Hyland 

Kim is a Writer, Speaker, and the founder & Host of Winsome Retreat. Kim blogs at Winsome Living, and her first book will be released by Baker Books in early 2018. She is also Jeff's wife, a mom to five sons and one daughter, mother-in-love to three, and Amelia, Elisha, and Ezra's grandma! Kim's passions are to love her family and friends well and encourage women through speaking and writing about her imperfect path and God's perfect plans.

Topic: Crushing Comparison



Meet Deb Brown

Deb Brown brings to women powerful truth from God’s Word along with a gentle caress of comfort and a healthy dose of laughter. She is passionate about inspiring women to freedom-living faith – a faith that says no to fear and yes to God by trusting Him in the dailyness of our lives.

Topic: Living Bravely


Meet Jenn Hand

Jenn Hand is a coffee drinking lover of Jesus. She has a zest for life and loves to go on adventures with Jesus around the world - often getting lost somewhere along the way! Jenn has been professionally speaking since 2004 and became the Executive Director and founder of Coming Alive Ministries in 2012. She spent two life changing years overseas in South Asia as a missionary and has traveled to many third world countries to share the love of Jesus.

Topic: Discovering Your Promise Land

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Meet Natalie Joy 

Natalie Joy is currently living in Atlanta, GA where she moved 7 years ago for warm weather and a cute boy. She married that cute boy and they just celebrated their 3 year anniversary. After thirteen years in the corporate consulting world, she felt God’s pull on her heart to take a leap of faith to start Defining Your Joy LLC. Her true passion is coming along side women and providing resources & opportunities to help them grow their business/ministry. 

Topic: Finding Joy in Your Journey 


Meet Ria Story

Like many, Ria faced adversity in life. Raised on an isolated farm in Alabama, she was sexually abused by her father from age 12 – 19. Desperate to escape, she left home at 19 without a job, a car, or even a high school diploma. Ria learned to be resilient, and not just survive, but thrive. She worked her way through school, an MBA, and eventually resigned from her career in the corporate world to pursue a passion for helping others achieve success. 

Topic: Your Story Matters

Meet The Launch Your Dream Academy 

This incredible team of industry experts will be present at the events to offer breakout sessions featuring guidance, advice, and feedback as you move through your business journey! Please feel free to bring your questions and at least one marketing pieces you would be interested in having critiqued.