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meet the breathe team.
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Jamie Cole
co-founder + chief breather

Jamie Cole has spent her career engaging with businesses and people in an effort to help them thrive.  Focusing on purpose and positive, effective engagement are Jamie's sweet spots. 

 

Jamie brings 20+ years of experience across diverse organizations including retail grocery, wellness, pharmaceuticals, CPG, sports marketing and residential summer camps. 

Most recently, Jamie built a wellness loyalty program called Club Fx - food for health, for Cleveland and Chicago retail grocer Heinen’s. A 23-store, family-owned company, Heinen’s has seen notable engagement from the 50,000+ Club Fx members who have joined since the February 2021 launch. As a key adjunct to Club Fx, Jamie built a Personalized Nutrition Center that offers a proprietary blood panel and Fx Scripts (whole food and whole-food supplement recommendations) for customers right inside the grocery store setting.

 

Jamie owned and ran Camp Robin Hood for 11 years in partnership with her husband David, and his camp buddy Richard Woodstein ("Woody"). Jamie rebranded the camp, integrated a backend software solution, led operations and all communications, and together with her partners, more than doubled the camper attendance in her tenure from 198 campers to over 440 campers.

 

Jamie's greatest legacy at camp was creating breathe - a women's health retreat - to bring dynamic women together to enjoy a beautiful setting, with delicious food, fun activities and meaningful conversation. Jamie believes women's connections with each other offers critical nourishment for the soul.

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Kristine Carlson
Don't Sweat the Small Stuff® for women host

Kristine Carlson, New York Times bestselling author and world-renowned speaker, is passionate about spreading her message of waking up to life with joy and gratitude amidst the ups and downs of this earthly existence.

Kris’ life mission expands upon the phenomenal success of her late husband Dr. Richard Carlson’s work in the “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff” series. She continues his legacy of peaceful and mindful living through her own bestselling books—Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff in Love, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Women, Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff for Moms, An Hour to Live, an Hour to Love: The True Story of the Best Gift Ever, Heartbroken-Open: A Memoir Through Loss to Self Discovery, and From Heartbreak to Wholeness: the hero’s journey to joy—as well as her well-known “What Now?” program and her upcoming Happiness Training Courses.

 

Over the past two decades, Kris and Richard have sold more than 25 million books. She has been featured on national radio and television broadcasts, including The Today Show, Good Morning America, The View, and The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Kristine is a sought-after inspirational speaker whose mission and message are built upon the tenants of joyful and peaceful living, mindfulness and meditation, and self-rediscovery in the face of grief or transition.

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Lynne Tapper
co-founder + chief activity coach

As a lifelong endurance athlete with the dual goal of training and racing until her bones turn to dust, Lynne relishes sharing that passion with everyone she meets.  Lynne has spent over three decades learning about training, recovery, and nutrition.

 

This zeal and dedication manifested itself in almost every professional endeavor from the Women’s Sports Foundation, ABC Sports and ESPN and Oxygen Media.  More recently, Lynne shared her passion for triathlons as a coach and co-founder of Team Training New England, a regional triathlon training program for beginners.  Later, Lynne became the co-founder of Imagine Float, a boutique floatation and wellness center offering float therapy, cryotherapy, infrared sauna, compression therapy and other recovery and wellness modalities.  

Through it all, Lynne has used her unique skills of organization and the ability to see the big picture to help bring a project or passion to completion.  With breathe, Lynne has enjoyed the opportunity to bring a group of women together over a long-weekend to eat, ride, hike and play.  The connections made have transcended over the years which is the greatest validation of this special retreat.

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