Circle of Self Discovery

Curating women’s retreats and workshops for women, who like me, are navigating the seasons of life.

Thrive – Bloom – Flourish

“You must give up the life you planned in order to have the life that is waiting for you." -Joseph Campbell

Hey There! I’m Shelly Bartosek, curator of women’s retreats.

Providing space for you to thrive, bloom, and flourish through the seasons of your life.

About Me

After a 20-year corporate career, I transitioned to a career in higher education, instructing business courses. Following a desire to more fully meld my business background with higher education, I earned my Educational Leadership Ph.D. in August 2019, having researched transitions and emerging adults (think young adults), exploring how to successfully support students throughout college and early career life transitions.

Beyond pursing a career in higher education, it is my desire to support and encourage others. In responding to this calling, I began consulting in 2013, with a roll out of a rebranded Shelly Bartosek Consulting late 2019. But my inner voice continued speaking to me, challenging me to do more, and has begun to reveal itself beyond any dream I had previously dared to dream. In the process of embarking upon a new adventure, re-framing consultant into facilitator, I enrolled in the Sedona Women’s Institute Facilitator Training program and renamed my consulting business to –

Circle of Self Discovery

Within this re-imagined opportunity, I curate retreats and workshops for women, who like myself, are navigating the seasons of life. I know your life is full of chaos and you hardly have any time for yourself. That’s my life! Creating Circle of Self Discovery Women’s Retreats was built out of a need to create my own personal space where I might rediscover myself, interests, passions, and experience life on my own terms. Out of this desire emerged a deep calling, a need, to create space where I could invite women to come together. Circle of Self Discovery is all about providing space for you to THRIVE | BLOOM | FLOURISH — Embracing the seasons of your life, celebrating the very individual journey of living as experienced and valued by you.

Credentials

  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) Educational Leadership, Higher Education
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA) Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (BSBA), Management
  • Sedona Women’s Institute, Facilitator Certification
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt
  • Leadership Midland, 2014
  • Great Lakes Bay Institute for Leaders, 2015, Ambassador

Proven Experience

 

  • Founder, Owner, Lead Success Coach – Shelly Bartosek Center of Self Discovery
  • Instructor, Lecturer II – Central Michigan University
  • Consultant – St. Michael’s Learning Academy
  • Six Sigma Implementation Team – Dow Chemical

Women’s Retreats

Providing space for you to
Thrive | Bloom |Flourish
through the seasons of your life

Circle of Self Discovery Women’s Retreats are all about providing space for you to THRIVE | BLOOM | FLOURISH — Embracing the seasons of your life, celebrating your very individual journey of living as experienced and valued by you.

When life is full of chaos and you hardly have any time for yourself.

When you are just surviving. The Circle of Self Discovery provides space and opportunity to step away from your day-to-day living.

Thrive–Thriving is not a destination. It is an ongoing journey that continues to take place. Your life is meant to thrive, and not just survive. Embrace your thrive journey. Life only gets better as you thrive.

Bloom– Planting seeds within you that will grow and bloom.

Flourish–Growing within the safe space of a women’s retreat, where you will grow well, and thrive

Uniquely Curated Retreats

Women’s retreats and workshops

Hosted locally and regionally.

Private Retreats

Customized one-on-one, small group, retreats, weekends and workshops.

Adventure Retreats

Filling weekends and longer with adventures, domestic and international.

“How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.”

—Anne Frank

“Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”

–Anthony Bourdain

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