Register to Attend a Tailor-Made Event for Seasoned Spouses

Register to Attend a Tailor-Made Event for Seasoned Spouses
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The second annual Evolve Retreat will take place April 30 and May 1, with a focus on the personal development journey of military spouses whose servicemember is past the midcareer point.


These seasoned military spouses can attend in person on the first day of the Washington, D.C.-area event, can attend both sessions virtually, or choose a hybrid option. Registration closes at midnight April 20.


[REGISTER TODAY: Use the Code MOAA for a $20 Discount]


This event features a talented lineup of military-connected speakers leading interactive discussions, including:

  • Patrice Carter (Board Certified Life Coach): Mapping Your Journey
  • Tammy Meyer (Certified Life Coach): Defining Your Identity
  • Jenn Whitmer (Leadership & Enneagram Coach): Managing the Burnout Cycle
  • Leah Brown (Certified Leadership & Life Coach and facilitator of the Brené Brown “Dare to Lead™” program): Using Stories to Move Forward


Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a CliftonStrengths workshop, which focuses on finding the right language to confidently step into life, showcase your superpowers, and figure out the best way to show up for yourself and others.


Jennifer Pasquale, founder of Pride & Grit, a community for seasoned military spouses, developed the Evolve Retreat to fill a gap. She noticed most resources are designed either for new military spouses or for those preparing for or going through a deployment. Seeing the lack of programs or resources dedicated to the unique challenges seasoned spouses face, particularly those on a path toward their servicemember’s retirement, Pasquale launched an online community for seasoned spouses to share stories and advice and most importantly, to find our “own voice in a life over which we have little control.”


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Last year’s retreat hosted nearly 100 spouses from 14 states and seven countries. Most attendees had over 16 years of military association and were anticipating a transition within the next five years.


This year’s Evolve Retreat is an amazing opportunity to connect with fellow seasoned spouses, learn from certified life coaches, and finally prioritize yourself after sacrificing so much for so long.


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Jen Goodale
Jen Goodale

Goodale is MOAA's Director of Government Relations for Military Family and Survivor Policy.