Healthy Wealthy Wise Virtual Retreat

January 8 @ 10:00 am - January 10 @ 5:00 pm
January 08 - January 10, 2021
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About This Event

Kickoff 2020 with health, wealth and making wise decisions. Join Karen Hunter, and her friends for an uplifting empowering weekend at the fabulous Hotel Hershey. Let’s become the change agent we want to see.

Life is a balancing act and the reason why many of us aren’t living our best lives is because we’re out of balance in some area or areas of our life. My goal is to give you the tools to construct the balance you need to live the best life you can.

The goal is to be healthy, wealthy and wise. For two days we’re going to motivate and inspire and plant seeds in these areas with yoga, swimming, wealth building seminars, wealth mindfulness and fun game night featuring Spades, Bid Whist, comedy and more.

And it’s at the wonderful Hotel Hershey in Hershey, PA (accessible by car, train, plane) recognized with the prestigious Forbes Four Star and AAA Four-Diamond Awards. There will be chocolate. Lots of chocolate, which has its own health benefits. Also, don’t forget to bask in self-care, relax and indulge at The Spa at The Hotel Hershey.


  • Workshop with Dr. Herve Damas, who will deliver a wellness plan for your healthier future
  • Workshop with Financial Behaviorist Jacquette Timmons, who will help you map out your financial future
  • Workshop with Dr. Michelle Yeboah and Dr. Nana Yaw Adu-Sarkodie, who will give the keys to relationship wellness
  • Workshop with day-trading guru Teri Ijeoma, who will breakdown the keys to investing in stocks.
  • Keynote Luncheon, featuring a state of our union message from Media Maven, Publisher, Professor and SiriusXM Host Karen Hunter.

Okay, now for the fun stuff!:

  • Swim classes from one of the world-renowned swim instructors, Agnes Davis (and yes, you can learn to swim in a day)
  • Soul Sunrise Yoga with Karen Taylor Bass
  • Game Night (spades, BidWhist, etc.) with raffles prizes that include cash, bootcamps, and much more
  • Comedy performances
  • Unlimited Chocolate

Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Retreat – January 10-12, 2020

Investment cost is per person:

$1,550 (Single occupancy) SOLD OUT!
$1,350 per person (Double occupancy) SOLD OUT!

First 20 to register will have opportunity to laugh, share and exchange with Host, Karen Hunter one-on-one Sunday Breakfast (private location). (THIS IS SOLD OUT!)

Confirmed Speakers

Karen Hunter

Karen Hunter is a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, professor and publisher. She is co-author of eight New York Times bestsellers. In addition to being the CEO of Karen Hunter Books, Karen is a former sports and news reporter with the New York Daily News, where she was the paper’s first African-American female news columnist.

Dr. Herve Damas

MD, MBA is a former professional athlete, strength and conditioning coach, fitness professional and wellness director who has received training in general surgery at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and diagnostic radiology at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Miami Beach, Florida. He practices yoga, pumps iron, meditates, eats organic, speaks three languages with his children and believes there’s a universal higher power guiding our existence.

Angela E. Matthews

Angela Matthews is a Native New Yorker and huge autodidact. Whether working at Goldman Sachs, or driving a leading Marketing Campaign for a new tech company, her success in many areas, stems from a natural interest to understand why things are the way they are. As a native New Yorker, her story is like many: First generation, Well Stamped Passports, Lover of Markets (Flea and the Dow Jones) , and a flair for adventure.

With a degree in Philosophy and a Minor in Business, Marketing and International Studies, Angela has transformed many institutions and industries  by merging her experience and strategic thinking to create multi- dimensional levels of success.
Angela Matthews prides herself in not only being a connector or a fixer, but a shifter.

Jacquette Timmons

Financial behaviorist, author, speaker, media personality slightly obsessed with getting you to embrace the idea that financial success isn’t just about the dollars and cents.
Jacquette M. Timmons is a financial behaviorist. She works with everyone from the middle class to the 1% helping them manage their choices around money. In particular, she integrates financial and behavioral analysis to help people blend the emotions of money with the math of money, let go of their money “baggage,” and start to move forward with financial goals more clear – feeling confident and more in control so they can save more, remove debt, invest smarter and earn more.

Through direct, but unbiased, coaching (for individuals and couples), engaging training experiences (for corporations and non-profits), and aha-inducing speaking and writing, she helps her clients figure out the best actions to take and choices to make to ensure their money is working for them. Jacquette is the founder of Sterling Investment Management, Inc. and the author of Financial Intimacy: How to Create a Healthy Relationship with Your Money and Your Mate. Jacquette holds an MBA in finance from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Business and a BS in marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology.

Agnes Davis

Agnes C. Davis is a renaissance woman with a mission to inspire, empower and inform. She is a unique individual who has lived through the seasons of life and weathered a few harsh winters along the way, both personally and professionally. Now in her mid-50’s, Ms. Davis has reinvented herself and is reveling in the spring of her rebirth. She has successfully launched a swim company, now in its 9th year, and is enjoying her role as a health and wellness advocate.

Davis is the CEO of swim swim swim I SAY, a successful sports and recreational business with several dedicated staffers, servicing over 100 clients. As a cardiovascular perfusionist at a top New York City hospital, she has worked alongside some of New York’s top surgeons including Dr. Mehmet Oz, managing the heart/lung machine during open heart surgery.

“Having a full-time job on a cardiac surgical team, I know the importance of putting one’s self as a priority. I have dedicated myself to total health and fitness by staying active, swimming, working out, eating healthy and getting my mind right. My gift is teaching wellness and courage. A great accomplishment is when I see a student who had a fear of water jump into the pool; or an adult, who once complained of achy joints, now in the pool getting fit and active. That’s good stuff,” says Agnes.

Davis’ passion as an advocate for health, wellness and swimming, has been lauded and featured in national platforms, such as: Associated Press, USA Today, WBLS-FM Steve Harvey Morning Show, NBC Weekend Today, ABC News, Yahoo Parenting, Miami Herald, San Francisco Chronicle,, The Network Journal, Washington Post, as well as Black Enterprise, Crain’s New York Stories, and Sirius XM Radio.

Karen Taylor Bass

Award-winning PR expert, storyteller, speaker, and media coach.

Karen Taylor Bass is the Founder and Media Strategist for TaylorMade Media, LLC. She has created strategic public relations, branding, and marketing campaigns for nonprofits, schools, corporations, luxury brands, celebrities, athletes, and entrepreneurs.

Her talent is crafting engaging branding campaigns while simultaneously securing top-notch media placements. Karen’s placements range from the Associated Press, NY Daily News, New York Times, NPR, WBLS-FM (NY), Hot97-FM (NYC), ABC News, Washington Post, USA Today, Yahoo News, Oprah, AOL Parenting, Forbes to Entrepreneur magazine. Taylor Bass brings determination and courage to each campaign, project, client and mentee she works with.

Bass has authored two best-selling books on public relations and branding.

Joyelle Nicole Johnson

Comedian, Writer, Actress

Joyelle Nicole Johnson is a Brooklyn based stand-up comedian, writer and actress. She can be seen on the final season of HBO’s “Crashing” and is currently the warm up comic for Hasan Minhaj’s “Patriot Act” on Netflix. Joyelle made her network TV debut last year on “Late Night with Seth Myers” and most recently wrote for the final season of “Broad City”.

She has performed on Comedy Central’s digital series Comics to Watch, Wyatt Cenac’s Night Train for Seeso, Laff Tracks for TruTV as well as being a panelist for Refinery 29/Facebook Watch’s After After Party and MTV News.  Joyelle was selected for the 2018 FOX Comedy Showcase, was a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up for Diversity Showcase and has performed at festivals like Sketchfest, Bonnaroo, The New York Comedy Festival and Bumbershoot.  And while transitioning to the headliner that she is today she regularly features for Hannibal Buress and has opened for Dave Chappelle, Maria Bamford & Russell Peters.

She also combines her dream of comedy and activism by touring with Daily Show creator Lizz Winstead’s Lady Parts Justice League.

Lamont King

Actor, Writer, Producer

Lamont King’s clever yet conversational style on stage as a stand-up comedian has been winning audiences over for nearly a decade. For years he displayed his comedic talents as a member of the Russ Parr nationally syndicated morning radio show on Radio One. Lamont is now a regular on the Roland Martin NewsOne TV show on the TV One cable network filmed in Washington, DC.

Coming from out of state, is there a nearby airport?
Yes. The Hershey Hotel is accessible via airport, train, and bus.

Is there a shuttle service from the airport, train, and bus?
Yes. Reservations (for a fee) can be made directly via the Hotel Hershey. Contact directly for a pickup.

Will refunds be granted if I am unable to attend?
Refunds will be granted through November 29 in full amount. After November 30, refunds will not be granted.

What is included in the pricing?
Hotel accommodations (plus applicable taxes) at the fabulous Hotel Hershey, 4 workshops and 2 breakfast, 1 lunch, 2 evening reception, keynote luncheon with Karen Hunter, game night event, yoga, swim class, chocolate treats all weekend.

Are spa services included?
No. All spa reservations must be made directly with the Hotel Hershey. (Inform them you are with the Healthy, Wealthy, Wise Retreat)

Whom do I contact if there are questions?
Contact our event production team at