We seek to work with the brightest minds from the clinical and non-clinical worlds. As part of that collaborative effort, we have established the Boulder Crest Retreat Wellness Committee, comprised of leaders in their fields. The Wellness Committee provides guidance on a wide range of our activities at the Retreat and ensures we remain at the leading edge of innovative thought.
Keynote speaker, international customer experience consultant and best selling author of three books, John DiJulius, works with world-class companies like the Ritz-Carlton, Lexus, Starbucks, Nordstrom, Nestle, Marriott Hotel, PwC, Cheesecake Factory, Progressive Insurance, Harley Davidson, State Farm, Chick-fil-A, and many more.
John isn’t just talking about it, he lives it, as a successful entrepreneur of two businesses, including John Robert’s Spa, a chain of upscale Cleveland locations, repeatedly named one of the top 20 salons in America, and The DiJulius Group, a customer experience consulting firm that uses the X-Commandment methodology to providing a world-class customer experience.
Brian Gast is an executive coach, top team facilitator, author and retreat leader. Brian combines his experience as an executive and entrepreneur and trusted advisor to hundreds of leaders of the world’s most dynamic organizations to navigate pragmatic yet transformational change that expands leadership capacity and organizational performance. Brian’s clients include Fortune 1000 companies as well as private regional companies: Roche Pharmaceuticals, DeVry, Inc., Cisco Systems, Polycom Corporation, Clear Channel Communications, and Stryker Corporation. Brian is also a Certified Forum Resource for Young Presidents’ Organization.
Prior to launching his coaching practice, Brian was the CEO of three telecommunications companies—including one publicly traded company and one owned by private equity investors. Prior to becoming a CEO, Brian was a banker and venture capitalist. Brian is the author of the award-winning book, The Business of Wanting More: Why Some Executives Go from Success to Fulfillment and Others Don't. Brian is a member of YPO Gold. He lives in Littleton, Colorado.
Randy Hetrick is founder and CEO of TRX, one of the world’s leading training brands, and creator of the Suspension Trainer®–perhaps the most prolific piece of exercise equipment in history. Over the past three decades Randy’s unique resume includes: collegiate athlete, 14-year Navy SEAL Officer, bootstrap entrepreneur, multi-patented inventor, and growth company CEO whose company earned multiple placements on the rosters of the Inc. 500 Fastest Growing Companies and Outside Magazine Best Places to Work. Randy holds an MBA from Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, where he is a contributing lecturer on entrepreneurship, branding and leadership and is a regular keynote speaker to corporations and non-profits alike. He recently added television to his resume as host of Spike TV’s reality series “Sweat Inc.”
Lt. General PATRICIA HORAHO (ret.)
Lt. General Horaho is the first woman and nurse to serve as a military surgeon general, serving as the 43rd U.S. Army Surgeon General and commanding general of the US. Army Medical Command. In her 33-year career with the Army, Horoho held every level of leadership in Army Medicine and served as commander of Western Regional Medical Command, based in Fort Lewis, Wash.; Madigan Army Medical Center in Tacoma, Wash.; Walter Reed Health Care System in Washington, D.C.; and DeWitt Army Community Hospital in Fort Belvoir, Va. She also served as the special assistant to the commander for the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Afghanistan.
Rick Houcek is the president of Soar With Eagles Enterprises, a company with a singular purpose: To provide high-octane, world-class strategic planning systems for business and life —helping ambitious leaders, teams and individuals achieve extraordinary results. He is creator of the Power Planning™ Strategy system that helps leadership teams of growth-oriented organizations drive peak performance, has led more than 300 high-stakes planning retreats himself, teaches his proprietary Passion Planning™ personal life goal system to ambitious achievers, and has delivered more than 600 high-energy keynotes speeches and presentations to audiences world-wide on leadership excellence, goal setting, high performance, and winner behavior themes. Additionally, he has led CEO advisory boards for mid-market companies for 10 years, has coached more than 300 CEOs in over 85 industries, worked with 500 advertising clients over an 18-year marketing career, and is author of 22 books, e-books and audio books on self-motivation, team excellence, and peak performance topics.
Dr. Michael LEWIS,
Dr. Lewis is the President and founder of the Brain Health Education and Research Institute. He is an expert on nutritional interventions for brain health, particularly the use of omega-3 fatty acids for the prevention, management, and rehabilitation of concussions and traumatic brain injury (TBI). He founded Brain Health Education and Research in late 2011 upon retiring as a Colonel after a distinguished 31 year career in the U.S. Army. His pioneering work in the military and since has helped thousands of people around the world and regularly featured in the media including CNN’s Sanjay Gupta MD show and numerous radio shows and podcasts. He is a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and Tulane University School of Medicine. Dr. Lewis is board-certified and a Fellow of the American College of Preventive Medicine and the American College of Nutrition. He completed post-graduate training at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Johns Hopkins University, and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. He is currently in private practice in Potomac, Maryland (BrainCARE – www.BrainCARE.center), is a consultant to the U.S. Army and Navy as well as several organizations, institutes, and nutrition companies around the world, and a founding member of the Pop Warner Youth Football Medical Advisory Board.
DR. BRET MOORE
Dr. Bret A. Moore is a prescribing psychologist and board-certified clinical psychologist in San Antonio, Texas. He is a former active duty Army psychologist and two-tour veteran of Iraq. He is the author and editor of 13 books, including Treating PTSD in Military Personnel: A Clinical Handbook, Wheels Down: Adjusting to Life after Deployment, and Taking Control of Anxiety: Small Steps for Overcoming Worry, Stress, and Fear. He writes the biweekly column Kevlar for the Mind, which is published in Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps Times. He has also written feature articles for Scientific American Mind and The New Republic. Dr. Moore is a Fellow of the American Psychological Association and recipient of the Arthur W. Melton Award for Early Career Achievement in Military Psychology from Division 19 and the Early Career Achievement Award in Public Service Psychology from Division 18 of APA. His views on clinical and military psychology have been quoted in USA Today, The New York Times, and The Boston Globe, and on CNN and Fox News. He has appeared on NPR, the BBC, and CBC.
DR. RICHARD TEDESCHI
Richard Tedeschi, Ph.D., is a licensed psychologist and Professor of Psychology at UNC Charlotte where he is core faculty for the Health Psychology Doctoral Program. He teaches Ethics and Professional Issues, Psychological Treatment, and supervises doctoral students in their clinical practicum work. He has published numerous articles and books on the concept of posttraumatic growth that he helped to develop. He serves as media consultant on trauma for the American Psychological Association and is a Fellow of the Division of Trauma Psychology and has provided presentations and training on trauma for the U.S. Army, and many professional organizations, clinics, and educational institutions.
Dr. BARBARA VAN DAHLEN
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D., named to TIME's 2012 list of the 100 most influential people in the world, is the president and founder of Give an Hour™. A licensed clinical psychologist who has been practicing in the Washington, D.C., area for over 20 years, she served as an adjunct faculty member at George Washington University, where she participated in the training and supervision of developing clinicians. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland in 1991, her M.A. in clinical psychology from the University of Maryland in 1987, and her B.A., summa cum laude, in psychology from California State College in 1982. Concerned about the mental health implications of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, Dr. Van Dahlen founded Give an Hour in 2005 to enlist mental health professionals to provide free services to U.S. troops, veterans, their loved ones, and their communities. Currently the network includes nearly 7,000 providers, who have collectively given over $15.5 million in services. Dr. Van Dahlen, now an expert on the psychological impact of war on troops and families, has made Give an Hour a leader in mobilizing civilian constituencies and communities in support of service members, veterans, and their families. She is also leading a collection of concerned citizens, nonprofit leaders, and leaders from the private sector who have come together to create the Campaign to Change Direction, a national effort to change the story in America about mental health. Dr. Van Dahlen has received numerous awards, including the American Psychological Association’s Presidential Citation and the 2013 Richard Cornuelle Award for Social Entrepreneurship of the Manhattan Institute. In 2014 she was named a Woman of Distinction by the Coastal Bend Women Lawyers Association and honored by the Chief of Staff of the United States Army as an outstanding civilian who has made significant voluntary contributions to our military and the United States Army.