Embark on a transformative business journey amidst the rugged beauty of the Black Hills of South Dakota, where our exclusive mastermind unfolds at a working horse ranch.


May 2-5, 2024

Join a select group of ambitious professionals for an immersive and spiritual experience that seamlessly blends strategic collaboration, innovative thinking, and the rustic charm of the Wild West, forging connections that will shape your success against the backdrop of of nature's majesty on a working horse ranch in the shadow of the Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monuments. . .showing you that things can be bigger!



Horse Powered Leadership for You & Your Team

In the most inspiring of event locations, with a beautiful mountain backdrop in the sacred Black Hills of South Dakota.

It’s an utterly impressive setting for an unforgettable leadership experience on a working horse ranch.


Personal & Professional Breakthroughs

Welcome to the Black Hills of South Dakota, where the prairie meets the sky and where your journey to self-discovery and leadership transformation kicks off.

We're inviting you to our exclusive "Trail Blazers" mastermind retreat, a unique mix of leadership refinement and horse wisdom, with a little old-fashioned ranch-style fun, to get you saying, “Yee haw” by the end of the weekend! 

Leadership Mastery in Nature's Classroom.

You always get the same things in life until you become the leader you always wanted to be.

Regulate your energy for response not reaction

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change

Energy speaks louder than words. 93% of our communication is non verbal

Relationships over tasks in leading horses, teams or family

Enrich relationships by clarifying boundaries

Build trust without words.

Practice techniques for self care for increased productivity

Reset your body's rhythm for optimum health

Have FUN!!!




Jeffrey primetime television host of C-Suite with Jeffrey Hayzlett and Executive Perspectives on C-Suite TV, and business podcast host of All Business with Jeffrey Hayzlett on C-Suite Radio. He is a former fortune 100 CMO, best-selling author, and Chairman of C-Suite Network, home of the world’s most trusted network of C-Suite leaders. Hayzlett is a well-traveled public speaker, the author of four bestselling business books.

As one of the respected business leader, Mr. Hayzlett has been inducted into five business Hall of Fames and the author of four best-selling books, and is a sought after business and leadership keynote speaker.

Hayzlett is a turnaround architect of the highest order, a maverick marketer and has been referred to as the "Chuck Norris of Marketing" by the European media. He is aC-Suite executive who delivers scalable campaigns, embraces traditional modes of customer engagement, is a digital maven and possesses a remarkable cachet of mentorship, corporate governance, and brand building.

Hayzlett leads business programs featuring The Mirror Test, Running the Gauntlet, Think Big, ACT BIGGER, and The Hero Factor all focused on driving high growth businesses with a philosophy of BEING RELENTLESS and how you ADAPT, CHANGE or DIE!



From TV Dramas to Executive Communication Coach nearly all of Sandra Dee’s life has focused on relationships (sometimes real, sometimes “as seen on TV”).  

Her major acting roles began on Another World, then Sunset Beach, Bold and the Beautiful, General Hospital, Days of Our Lives and guest starred on many prime time shows.

Ironically, her inability to use her own voice drove her to study human and animal communication, neurolinguistics and becoming a master in several modalities, including NLP, Hypnosis, Stage Mastery, and Natural Lifemanship.

Sandra Dee is an international speaker, TV, Radio and Podcast host, Published author, CMMS coach, Blue Ribbon Ambassador and animal enthusiast. Her clients have appeared on major stages worldwide as well as all major US networks.

She founded Charisma on Camera Presentation Training in 2010 and Unbridled Life LLC featuring her signature Leadership-Focused Retreats with Horses, in 2019.

Her mission is to illuminate the path for leaders to fully express all they are Designed to be.

Your Leadership Coaches & Speakers


Top CEO & Trusted Community Leader

Tricia Benn is the Chief Executive Officer of C-Suite Network, the most influential network of business leaders, and the General Manager of The Hero Club, an invitation-only membership organization for CEOs, founders, and investors.

Her mission is to build the C-Suite Network platform - community, content, counsel, commerce - that accelerates the success of c-level executives, owners, investors and influencers. She is a leader in creating an executive community of collaboration, based on integrity, transparency, and measuring success beyond the numbers alone – ‘The Hero Factor.’

This approach has driven her more than 20-year track record of industry disruption in building new businesses, revenue streams, and delivering double digit, year-over-year growth.

In addition to sitting on multiple business, associations and not-for-profit boards, Benn served as a senior executive for three enterprise-level organizations in market research, telecommunications, media marketing, and advertising. As Global Chief Marketing & Strategy Officer and U.S. Managing Director within MDC Partners, a $3 billion global holding company, Benn’s leadership drove double digit growth year-over-year and new contracts with some of the most important impact players in the world.

An award-winning business leader and international speaker, Benn shares an inspiring, practical, and actionable message that empowers great leaders to take their businesses to the next level.


America's Storyteller & Broadcaster

Known as America’s Story Teller, Jeff Gould is an Author, Speaker and Broadcaster-- gifted at inspiring and encouraging audiences and employees through Story.  

Jeff has written six books to date: I Like That Story I and II, a non-fiction collection of insightful and inspirational stories. As JJ Gould, creator of the Dead Air series of crime novels that take place in the rural Midwest.

As America’s Storyteller, Gould uses the power of stories in his presentations and has spoken to thousands of groups in his career.
Using a unique blend of humor, insight and stories, his content is rare and valuable.

Jeff has developed a number of on-line courses design to help students, parents and retirees along with workshops and webinars through his website

Gould is a South Dakota Broadcaster of the year. Award winning Advertising Consultant. His popular A Prairie Christmas program is available in nationwide syndication. Television- Fill-in host on local lifestyleTelevision \His A Prairie Christmas-On Stage, is a one-man theatrical production where Jeff uses the power of story and music to move audiences and celebrate the season.

His America’s Story is a popular and inspirational look at our nations unique history and calling. Jeff’s warm and engaging style has been compared to Paul Harvey and Garrison Keillor. He continues to blog and podcast.


Horse Whisperer

Kelly Jones is an author, horse lover, photographer, mindfulness expert, life coach, retreat leader, equine behaviorist, somatic experiencing practitioner in-training and certified equine professional with the Natural Lifemanship Institute, who is passionate about reconnecting humans to intuition and joy. 

Having experienced many challenges and setbacks in her own life, Kelly knows firsthand how devastating these experiences can be.  After many years of seeking intentional healing, she discovered a new life transformed by learning about presence and rediscovering her own essential self, and then set out to bring this freedom to others. Currently Kelly sees clients at her ranch in Colorado, and provides coaching on ZOOM, while partnering with other professionals to lead retreats in the United



Hollywood Stuntman

Allen Robinson is living life to the fullest he has done.  He has over 300 production film, television and commercial credits. . . and including an astounding 150 feature films. 

Allen has had the pleasure of working with some of Hollywood’s greatest actors, writers, directors and producers.

He is a two-time SAG Award nominee, as well as Taurus World Stunt award Nominee and has been indoctrinated  into the Hollywood Stuntmen’s Hall of Fame in 2016.   

Allen appreciates recognition from his peers and yet he is most grateful to be able to thrive in an industry profession that he has enjoyed for so long.

Robinson is also an experienced leader in Texas Search and Rescue.


Trail Boss & Ranch Foreman

Craig Pitt is living the dream as Ranch Forman and Trail Boss. This retired policy detective was roaming the Old West country before finding his home in the Black Hills.

Pitt moved from catching bad guys to now leading a team focused on good old fashioned hospitality. He now oversees the wrangling of guests and horses and leads a talented staff to oversee the caring for the animals and managing the ranches facilities, cabin structures and equipment needed to run this successful working ranch. He is an avid story teller.

Craig and his team have high standards of integrity, safety, teamwork, and flexibility and service in order to meet the high demands of a very busy tourist season. South Dakota’s number one industry is agriculture and the second is tourism and the High Country Ranch is at the crossroads of both vital industries.



Lifelong Leadership Skills



Experience hands on learning as you embark on a transformative leadership journey at a working horse ranch, where the symbiotic dance between humans and horses becomes the classroom, fostering teamwork, communication, and resilience, as the wisdom of these majestic creatures guides you toward newfound insights in the art of leadership. Learn how to use these lesson in life and business. Come and share, learn and cheer.


Join a dynamic business leadership mastermind, led by world-class c-suite executive leaders, sharing life and boardroom lessons with fellow attendees. Innovative minds converge to exchange insights, challenge perspectives, and collectively navigate the intricacies of strategic decision-making, fostering a collaborative environment that propels each member toward unparalleled growth and success.


Think Big, Act Bigger under a big blue sky. Learn from top business leaders who have been there and done that and sharing insider tips to help you in scaling and strategically positioning your ventures for exponential growth. Propel your business to new heights of success and influence with collaborative wisdom, expert guidance, and actionable strategies.


Immerse yourself in the authentic charm of a real working horse ranch, where the rhythmic cadence of hoofbeats, the earthy scent of hay, and the genuine warmth of cowboy hospitality converge to offer a hands-on, unforgettable experience.


Nestled in the heart of South Dakota, the Black Hills stand as a sacred testament to nature's artistry, where majestic granite peaks adorned with lush pine forests create a landscape of awe-inspiring beauty, harmonizing spirituality with the serene allure of the American wilderness.


Discover the breathtaking allure of a high country guest ranch, where the refreshing mountain air, sweeping landscapes, and warm hospitality combine to offer an unforgettable escape, inviting guests to fully enjoy the tranquility of the rugged terrain.

Better than Yellowstone --- AS SEEN ON TV!

REAL VIP Experiences


Enjoy a chuckwagon dinner which delivers wholesome goodness, blending hearty flavors, cowboy traditions, and served in an outdoor - - -highlighted by nature's ambiance. Rustic, comforting fare under the open sky creates a memorable dining experience, fostering camaraderie and a taste of the Old West. . .and don't worry, there are always seconds!


Partake in an exclusive whiskey tasting experience offering the connoisseurs a journey through rare and refined spirits. Savored in an intimate setting, each sip unveils nuanced flavors, while expert guidance enhances the appreciation of this luxurious and exclusive exploration of fine whiskey.


Discover your favorite varietal with a private wine tasting event providing a sensory experience, indulging participants in diverse flavors and aromas. This immersive voyage cultivates a refined palate, deepens appreciation for wines, and fosters social connections, creating a delightful and educational ambiance for both enthusiasts and novices alike.


Learning to rope, whether in knot tying or leadership, parallels essential skills. Like a skilled mountaineer secures knots, a leader binds their team through clear communication and thoughtful strategies. Precision matters in both domains – each knot or decision is deliberate.

Adaptability is crucial; just as cowboys choose their ropes and horses based on the job to be done, leaders tailor their approach to their team's dynamics. Patience and practice characterize both endeavors, with mastery arising from learning and adapting to mistakes.

Ropes symbolize connection, reflecting the leader's role in fostering strong interpersonal bonds within the team. In essence, the art of learning to rope encapsulates the key elements of effective leadership – precision, adaptability, patience, and the ability to build meaningful connections.


Gathering around a campfire fosters leadership qualities through a unique blend of camaraderie and shared experiences. The informal setting encourages open communication, breaking down hierarchical barriers. As the flames flicker, leaders have an opportunity to connect with their team on a personal level, creating a sense of trust and unity. The shared warmth and the simplicity of the environment strip away pretenses, allowing for genuine conversations that reveal individual strengths and challenges. Leading around a campfire involves active listening, understanding diverse perspectives, and fostering collaboration.

The campfire setting also presents challenges, such as organizing tasks like promoting teamwork and problem-solving. Overall, the campfire experience cultivates leadership by emphasizing connection, authenticity, teamwork, and adaptability, essential qualities for effective leadership in any setting.


Learning from a stuntman about taking a punch and giving a punch translates into valuable business lessons. Taking a punch involves resilience, the ability to absorb setbacks, and bounce back. It teaches us to persevere through challenges. On the flip side, giving a punch is about delivering impactful strategies or innovations, making a mark in the industry. This implies the importance of proactive, assertive actions in business. Just as a stuntman prepares meticulously for stunts, in business, thorough planning and risk management are crucial. The lessons extend to risk-taking, adaptability, and strategic execution. Ultimately, understanding the dynamics of taking and giving "punches" in business cultivates a resilient, proactive mindset essential for navigating the dynamic and competitive landscape.

Lifelong Leadership Lessons

Explore your wild side. . .



Witness the iconic faces of American history etched into the Black Hills. Marvel at the colossal sculptures of Presidents Washington, Jefferson, Roosevelt, and Lincoln, symbolizing the nation's founding ideals. The site's historical significance, stunning views, and patriotic aura make it a must-see destination, encapsulating America's grandeur. There is nothing more patriotic than a visit to Mount Rushmore and take in this national treasure.


Experience the awe-inspiring Crazy Horse Memorial, an ongoing tribute to Native American culture and leadership. Towering bigger than Mount Rushmore, this colossal sculpture honors the legendary Lakota leader. Witness the dedication to preserving heritage and inspiring unity, making it a compelling destination for those seeking cultural enrichment and a deeper connection to history.


The Badlands of South Dakota are uniquely special with their otherworldly landscape of rugged canyons, towering spires, and colorful sedimentary layers. Erosion has crafted a surreal, dramatic terrain, providing a haven for paleontological discoveries. Its raw beauty, diverse wildlife, and geological wonders make it an unparalleled destination for nature enthusiasts and adventurers.


Nestled in the heart of South Dakota, the Black Hills stand as a sacred testament to nature's artistry, where majestic granite peaks adorned with lush pine forests create a landscape of awe-inspiring beauty, harmonizing spirituality with the serene allure of the American wilderness.


Immerse yourself in the authentic charm of a real working horse ranch, where the rhythmic cadence of hoofbeats, the earthy scent of hay, and the genuine warmth of cowboy hospitality converge to offer a hands-on, unforgettable experience.


The Mickelson Trail, spanning 109 miles through the Black Hills, beckons with its scenic allure. A captivating route for hikers, bikers, and horseback riders, it unveils diverse landscapes, from dense forests to open meadows. Its accessibility and enchanting beauty make it a magnet for those in search of adventure and tranquility.


Day One - Thursday

Arrival (2:00- 6:00 pm)

Check-in & Credentials & Cabin Move In

SWAG Bag Pick Up

Private Ranch Tour

Executive Networking Reception (6:00 pm)

Meet Your Neighbor and DINNER

Leadership Session

In between arrival and dinner, you are encourage do one or more of the following:

Porch sitting, axe throwing, challenge another attendee to checkers, visit the pig, smell the goats, prep the campfire, go for a bike ride on the historic Mickelson Trail, watch the horses come in, visit Mt. Rushmore or Crazy Horse, scope some elk, avoid the bison (we are serious!) or take a nap.

Day Two - Friday:

Personal Development Time: Meditation, Mountain Traill Ride, Run or Hike, & Journaling

Rise & Shine Cowboy BREAKFAST & Table Discussions

Moving the Herd

Choosing Your Equine Partner

Horse Powered Leadership Session

Core Leadership Lessons


Lessons in Leading the Herd

Personal Development Time: Meditation, Mountain Trail Ride, Run or Hike, & Journaling or Porch Sitting & Massages!

Cowboy Cookout DINNER & Wine Tasting

Music, Campfire Songs, Storytelling and S'mores

Day Three - Saturday:

Personal Development Time: Meditation, Mountain Trail Ride, Run or Hike, & Journaling

Rise & Shine Cowboy BREAKFAST & Table Discussions

Moving the Herd

Morning Motivation & Keynote

Horse Powered Leadership Session

Watching for the Signs of Success

Horse Led Team Games


Workshopping: Putting Horse Powered Leadership into Your Organization & Life

Mastermind Hot Seats

Personal & Team Skills

How to Take a Punch (and Give One)

Team Roping

Personal Development Time: Meditation, Mountain Trail Ride, Run or Hike, & Journaling

Porch Sitting & Massages! PlusAxe Throwing, Pig Petting, Picture with a Goat, and Checkers. (No Petting the Ranch Boss!)

Chuckwagon DINNER & Whiskey Tasting


Celebrating and Sharing. Plus Music, Campfire Songs, Storytelling and S'mores

Day Four - Sunday:

Personal Development Time: Meditation, Mountain Trial Ride, Run or Hike, & Journaling

Farewell BREAKFAST :(

Hosted Table Discussions

Final Thoughts

Wagons HO!! (Stampede and Cabin Move Outs )10:00 am

One-to-One Executive Sessions

Optional Trail Rides

Private Black Hills and Badlands Getaways

What is included?

All the personal and professional development that you can squeeze into four days!

We understand the power of extraordinary mastermind events and our team of seasoned professionals specializes in creating immersive experience of a lifetime.

Plus you will receive:

  1. An intimate learning experience in a beautiful setting.

  2. Hands on learning.

  3. Networking.

  4. Group and one-on-one coaching.

  5. Full meals served with a little western flair and plenty of it. Normal diet preferences will be accommodated.

  6. Smores and coat hangers with a campfire.

  7. Beverages (water, soda, juice, coffee, tea and milk).

  8. Whiskey & Wine provided for the tastings. BYOB for personal consumption.

  9. Nightly accommodations in rustic cabins (with bath and shower) in a bunkhouse experience. Private accommodations are available down the road at your own expense.

Reach out to us directly with any questions!


Choose a Perfect Plan For You & Your Business

Trail Blazers Mastermind



First Class VIP Experience

Mastermind sessions, workshopping, networking, SWAG bag and inclusive of all meals


Use Code EARLYBIRD For Discount $2,995

Expires March 17th

(Discounted from $3,995)

Use code PLUSONE at checkout to add a second ticket $2,495

Networking Opportunities

Personal Growth

Collective Wisdom


World Class Experience


“ I had such a revelation! I have already shared my experience with others so many times… sometimes we need to lead from the front, but others, we lead from the back, and then remember to back off and let them fly. I’ve been working too hard! “

Megan -Chief Communications Officer

“It’s amazing! I am still seeing new things I learned from these horses every day."

D.K.- Insurance Executive

“( participants) In high levels of leadership, really focused on being introspective, creating room for reflection about what authentic leadership means…”

—Linda Fisk. LeadHerShip Global

“I feel super relaxed, connected, back to who I am.”

Marie, Founder - Profit Lab

Concierge Service

Reserve Your Spot Today!

Don't miss the chance to unlock your potential. Reserve your spot now and prepare to embark on a transformative journey towards creating memorable experiences, fostering growth, and making a lasting difference.

Following the confirmation of your registration we will forward additional details on travel suggestions, venue locations, meal preferences, dress code, final schedules and key team contact information to make the total experience the best it can be!

Event Contact Information

Mastermind Contact Email:


4916 South Technopolis Drive

SiouX Falls, SD 57106

High CountryRanch Address:

12138 Ray Smith Drive

Hill City, SD 57745

Assistance Hours:

Monday - Saturday

9:00am – 8:00pm ET

Sunday: Closed

Phone Number:


12138 Ray Smith Dr, Hill City, SD 57745, USA

Call 605-275-4075



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