Entering a Mindful Life: Rediscovering Your Purpose and Potential

Medicine, Money & Meaning: Finding Your True Identity and Life Purpose

Chris Cappy, Rhonda Waters & Matt Lambie
August 19 - 26, 2023
Feathered Pipe Ranch




Program Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $3995

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you each save $100!


“People get stuck in areas where they have lots of things, but they’re not happy. And that’s where this “Second Mountain” idea comes in. Guess what the second mountain is made of? It’s made of community. It’s made of relationships. It’s made of service. It’s made of contribution. And those things seem to be the things that are directionally correct if you want to be fulfilled.”

~ Chris Cappy


For those who are entering a new stage in life – considering what’s next for their career, evolving relationships with partners, children, and friends, or facing new health challenges – it can be a time of questioning and seeking. But this is also a chance for reimagining the adventure that lies ahead and an opportunity to discover and define how you want to live a meaningful and conscious life.

This is an innovative workshop for the Feathered Pipe Ranch, bringing together a collaboration of Chris Cappy, Rhonda Waters and Matthew Lambie, specialists in the fields of leadership coaching, personal development, and sustainable finance, to help anyone attending, whatever his or her circumstances, to make sense of life’s changes. Using the extraordinary energy of the Ranch’s setting combined with practical tools and research-backed methods, this week is a chance to deeply reflect, reorient and renew your perspective and set in motion better ways to realize an (even) better life.

What you can expect to of this workshop:

Medicine, Money & Meaning: Finding Your True Identity and Life Purpose Your storyline… the highs, lows and learnings you’ve gained thus far;
Greater clarity of your purpose and a stronger sense of direction to live into the (even) better life;
A deeper understanding of the human energy system (physical, emotional, mental and spiritual energy) and strategies to help you manage and expand your energy capacity to enable high, sustainable performance in work and life – without sacrificing your health and happiness along the way;
The TTI Talent Insights survey assessing your behaviors and motivators… the ‘owner-operator’ manual you may have never received;
Hard research on the fundamentals of health… your food, rest, exercise and attitude… and better to best practices that support a truly healthier you;
A full appreciation of what money is — and isn’t — it’s mechanics and it’s psychology. This will include plenty of ideas for linking your meaning and sense of purpose with what, for you, would be a truly satisfying livelihood;
Practical ideas and tools and well researched approaches for leading change in your life;
Opportunities to give to others from your own depth of experience in a peer supportive way;
Real time practices and ways to reset and renew yourself when challenged with anything… to return to center whenever you need or want to;
A ‘go forward’ plan with support mechanisms in place to follow you home post-workshop.

This workshop is for professionals, entrepreneurs, or anyone in significant transition… in other words, for all of us wondering how to live better while remaining true to ourselves. It is designed to be highly experiential, engaging, entertaining and quite practically useful to your journey, wherever you find yourself now.

Feathered Pipe Ranch - Medicine, Money & MeaningDaily Schedule:

7:30-8:15am — T’ai Ji/Yoga & Meditation
8:30am — Breakfast
9:30-12:30am — Morning session
12:30pm — Lunch
4-6pm — Afternoon session
6:30pm — Dinner

The general shape of the six days will be a variety of two to three-hour morning and afternoon sessions and equal time for reflection, retreat, connection with others and enjoying the remarkable peace of the Ranch.

Learn more about Feathered Pipe Ranch’s COVID-19 safety protocol.



RETREAT TIP! Extend your time in peace and beauty while savoring Western hospitality by spending some time exploring the great West’s National Park treasures either before or after your week at Feathered Pipe Ranch. Glacier National Park is a glorious and scenic 3.5 hour drive north and west of the Ranch, while Yellowstone is just a 4.5 hours drive south and east of the Ranch through some of the prettiest Western territory you’ll ever see.




Medicine, Money & Meaning - Chris CappyChris Cappy founded Pilot Consulting Corporation in 1994, a firm specializing in leadership development, executive coaching and implementation of strategic objectives for companies throughout the world. The ‘Co-Pilot’ network comprises over forty senior consultants, thought leaders and educators having extensive experience with Fortune 500, start-up, non-profit/NGO, and privately held family companies.

Chris has thirty-five years of consulting, teaching, coaching, and speaking engagements in the areas of change management and design/implementation of Work-Out processes that support execution of strategy and cultural change.  This includes many customized, ROI-assessed skill-building interventions under the banner of Leaders Teaching Leaders. He has coached hundreds of executives through professional / life transitions in service of greater success and life fulfillment.

For four years he was a principle in the award-winning Executive Challenge Program at Boston University’s School of Management, an innovator in experiential team development.

Between 1984-1995, he was a faculty member at General Electric’s Crotonville Institute and served as lead consultant with Work-Out for the GE Appliances business, assessed by Jack Welch as being “the most culturally transformed of all GE Businesses via the Work-Out process.”

Between 1994-2001, Chris and the Co-Pilot team drove and managed IBM’s worldwide adaptation of Work-Out methodology. From 1996 to 1999, nearly five-hundred ACT (Accelerate Change Together) initiatives were successfully conducted in over thirty countries resulting in several billion dollars of measured returns. Simplified, faster and more consistent execution results were realized through this focused, cross-culturally valid engagement process.

Chris is active as one of the founding members with Marshall Goldsmith’s Learning Network and is currently serving as Chief Learning Officer with our joint-venture partner Empactful Advisors. His book Driving Leaders highlights how high-performance driving and racing disciplines can improve executive and entrepreneurial leadership performance.

Professional education includes a Bachelors of Science in Production Management from Rochester Institute of Technology and graduate work completing Boston University’s Management Development Program and Columbia University’s Advanced Organizational Development Program.

Learn more about Chris: pilotconsulting.com



Medicine, Money & Meaning - Rhonda WatersRhonda founded Waters Learning and Development in 1997, and for over 25 years, she has been delivering customized coaching, training and development focused on growth, possibilities and the potential within each of us. Rhonda’s passion is helping people develop the capacity to perform as their best self at work, at home and in life. Throughout her career, Rhonda has travelled the world providing the support and tools necessary for leaders, teams and individuals to evolve and create sustainable high-performance habits that help them shift from simply surviving to thriving. She believes that at the heart of transformation is human energy, and by harnessing that energy, giving it purposeful direction and building capacity, we have a limitless ability to ignite performance, adapt and remain resilient in the face of life’s storms.

Rhonda’s areas of expertise include coaching, human energy management, resilience, emotional intelligence, leadership development, interpersonal and communication skills, and team development.  She has served as a Performance Coach with the Johnson & Johnson Human Performance Institute for 16 years and is a member of the Client Advisor team for Empactful Advisors. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in English Education from Appalachian State University and a Masters of Adult Education in Training and Development from North Carolina State University.  Rhonda has completed numerous advanced training programs and has certifications from various professional organizations, including The Center for Applications of Psychological Type, The Hay Group certification for Emotional and Social Intelligence coaching, DDI International trainer certification in Behavioral Event Interviewing, the Vella Approach certification in Advanced Learning and Curriculum Design, DiSC and AFAA Group Exercise Instructor certification.

Rhonda experience is diverse and wide-ranging, from non-profit organizations, schools, and community groups to senior leaders of global organizations. Selected clients include NC State University, SAS, GlaxoSmithKline, Cisco Systems, Inc., Sanofi Pharmaceuticals, Deloitte, Nationwide Insurance, Johnson & Johnson, Starbucks, Genentech, General Electric, Chevron, LabCorp, AholdDelhaize, Lockheed Martin and John Deere.

Rhonda’s guiding principles for both design and delivery of training and coaching include key adult learning strategies – make it practical, relevant, and experiential; focus and align with purpose; and emphasize the value of communication, deep human connections and interpersonal relationships in a demanding, often impersonal, and fast-paced world.



Medicine, Money & Meaning - Matt LambieMatt has more than 19 years of experience in finance, operations and leadership. A CPA and CFO, he founded OPFI Advisory Solutions, LLC in 2017 and specializes in assisting capital-challenged businesses find long-term success. In his work, Matt is engaged in strategy, project management and leadership development for clients in the fields of heavy equipment and contracting.

As a leader, Matt is uniquely competent in all aspects of business strategy and management including: operations, finance, supply chain, employee relations and sales. He has mentored and coached large cross-functional teams while improving operational performance and sustaining financial results.

With a passion for people and an innate drive to succeed, Matt’s approach to building and maintaining professional relationships between peers, team members, suppliers and customers is a blend of his decades-long expertise and his emphasis on personal mindfulness practices.

Matt is a 200-hour registered yoga teacher credentialed by Yoga Alliance and has completed Reiki Level One. He has a love for serving others through his role as Guest Services Director at the Feathered Pipe Ranch in Helena, Montana. Matt believes that almost any source of suffering can be remedied at the intersection of nature, heart and spirituality in a trusted and supportive space.

He finds a great deal of joy and inner peace in the mountains and on bodies of water. Matt often says that his greatest teachers are travel and the opportunity to experience customs and cultures from around the globe.

Matt received both a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting from Marquette University.



Medicine, Money & Meaning - Feathered Pipe FoundationProgram Tuition & Basic Accommodations: $3995

*Invite a friend(s) new to the Feathered Pipe and you each save $100!




Registration deposit required: A $500 non-refundable deposit is required to secure online registration. Full payment is due eight weeks before the start of the program.

Tuition fee includes: Triple Occupancy Main Lodge, Shared Yurt/Deluxe Wall Tent/Sai Condo, or Single Tipi/Tent, plus meals and use of all amenities – our bathhouse, sauna, hot tub, as well as all the Feathered Pipe Ranch facilities and grounds. Upgraded accommodation are available.

Additional lodging upgrade pricing: Click here

Full description of accommodations options: Click here

The retreat will include:

7-nights indoor or outdoor accommodations (upgraded accommodations require an additional fee)
 All daily classes and group sessions, suitable for all
Delicious and lovingly prepared international cuisine
 Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day
Full access to the extensive Feathered Pipe grounds (including the hot tub and sauna)

Not included:

 Bodywork & Massage
Montana Accommodation Tax $25
 Staff gratuities

Shuttle service: Shuttle service from/to Helena Regional Airport on arrival/departure day is complimentary (free) for all registered guests. Please note that if you are needing pick-up or drop-off on any other day, that there will be a $35 one-way charge.

Arrival and departure: Please plan to arrive at the Feathered Pipe Ranch no later than 5pm on the arrival day (Saturday, 19 August) of your retreat so you can join us for a 5:30pm walkabout tour of the grounds before dinner and our group evening orientation. Please arrange to leave the Ranch in the morning or early afternoon of departure day (Saturday, 26 August). Checkout is at 9am, and guests are welcome to stay at the Ranch until their flight leaves that day.

Interested, but still need more information? Visit our FAQ page, drop us a message including your contact details here, or give us a ring at (406) 442-8196.

Thanks and look forward to seeing you!


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