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In the race that is your life, are you running to win?

"… Let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us" (Hebrews 12:1 NIV)

Ready to Run

What's YOUR strategy for your business, your work, your life?

Do you have goals and a plan for 2020?

Ready to Run is a two-day strategic planning retreat based in listening prayer and sound business practices.

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  • Learn and practice listening prayer skills.
  • Assess your current financial metrics—or create new ones—to measure success
  • Review with God your 2019 calendar and financial statements for insights and themes.
  • Prayerfully map out a plan for 2020 including goals, objectives, actions and deliverables.

Ready to Run is ideal for anyone who recognizes their work as a calling--business leaders, managers, sales professionals and employees. This retreat is your time to explore what God is up to in your life and career, and how He wants to work in you and through you. Through guided prayer, look at where you have been, where you are now, and where you are going. With strategic prayer, you will have the opportunity to start the new year with a clear focus on how God is calling you to invest your time.

We won't just talk about how to plan; we will get out our calendars and do the work of mapping out a strategy. And we will do it prayerfully, seeking God's answers to what He wants to accomplish in us and through us.

Meet your trainers

We are excited that John Szydlowski will join the teaching team for this year's retreat! John will help you understand what metrics to use to measure success and progress. He loves to help ordinary people understand Key Performance Indicators, cost drivers, profit levers and gap analysis. John spent most of his career in Accounting and Business Analysis including Corporate Controller and CFO positions, helping companies see the big picture of numbers and business processes. His professional qualifications include a degree in Accounting, passing the CPA exam, earning an MBA, and over 35 years of experience.

John joins our primary trainer Dawn Whitestone, LMHC, creator of Ready to Run and author of Strategic Business Prayer and the Strategic Business Prayer Workbook. She loves to help people implement practical strategies to grow in every area of life: personal, professional and spiritual. She is sought after as an author, speaker, Executive Coach, Business Consultant and Program Development Specialist.


This year, our retreat will be at the beautiful San Pedro Retreat Center in Winter Park, Florida. This is the perfect location to get away from the office for prayer and planning. Return to work refreshed and ready for the final quarter of 2019, with a plan for 2020!

God knows the plans he has for us, and that they are good plans. Let's take the time to meet with Him and let Him show us what those plans are. Let's get Ready to Run!

Learning to Listen

man sitting on wood with bible"My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me." (John 10:27 NIV)

WhiteStone Professionals loves to help people learn to listen to the voice of God. Recognize the unique ways in which God wants to communicate with you. Every retreat we offer begins with this half-day session. We can also bring this training, in full or in part to your group at your location.

  • Half-day workshops
  • Keynotes
  • Lunch and Learns
  • One-hour targeted training
  • Journaling sessions

For the next scheduled event, check the calendar above. To schedule a customized event for YOUR group, call us at 407-605-2720.


Created and Called

Created and Called: Identity: Purpose: MIssion: Action

"For we are God's handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." (Ephesians 2:10 NIV)

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28 NIV)

You are not an accident. God created you with purpose for meaningful mission and GOOD work.  In this full-day retreat, you will learn to connect with God through listening prayer. Then, go through a targeted process of discovery and confirmation. Prayerfully answer the questions:

  • Who did God create me to be?
  • Why am I here at this place in this time in history?
  • How am I called to serve through good work?
  • What action steps do I need to take to fulfill my purpose and mission?

For the next scheduled event, check the calendar above. To schedule a customized event for YOUR group, call us at 407-605-2720.


Increasing Influence, Impact and Income for our Clients:

  • The Joy @ Work and Rare Leadership programs, coupled with the one-on-one coaching and strategic prayer sessions, have made a dramatic difference in my life!
    Brandon Owen, MBA Broker Semoran Commercial Real Estate
  • I have told several people about Dawn's workshops and my ‘ah-ha’ moment. I am eager to attend future events & I am open to learn more!
    Michelle Ogden CRPS®, CFP®, QKA® Michelle Ogden and Company
  • Dawn’s approach in presenting the physiological aspects of how our brains respond to relationships is not only fascinating but key to understanding how we can functionally affect our communication toward others and how they respond to us. Her sound and practical therapies provided me with encouragement and help in improving my relationships with family members and colleagues alike.
    Kathy Thomas Principal Master’s Mind Strategies, LLC
  • Not only was I set free from some painful issues, but I left with more clarity, focus and a greater sense of self-worth. I highly recommend Dawn Whitestone to anyone.
    Mark Goldstein President Central Florida Christian Chamber of Commerce
  • "I went to Dawn’s Ready-to-Run Strategic Planning conference knowing what our challenges were but felt lost as to how to make plans to tackle them. I left feeling really excited about where our business could go and with a plan to lead our staff to get it there. Within a month after the conference we were already able to set in place some crucial changes that helped our business. Efficiency improvements are a huge takeaway for us!"
    Beth Marinelli Owner, Marinelli Auto Service
  • It has been our privilege to partner with Dawn Whitestone to build her company’s website. In so doing we have read, edited and challenged every word on the site. It is clear to us that Whitestone takes a much different and most needed approach to business coaching and training. I hope you sense not only the words you read but the heart of the professional behind the words…we certainly did! For any company seeking a “higher” path to business success, call them, you won’t be disappointed.
    Larry Davis, President Internet Revenue Specialists
  • ​I began a One-Day Strategic Prayer Intensive with a general plan and direction for a new initiative I was to launch in our organization. At the end of that day I had detailed goals and specific strategies to meet those goals. I had no idea so much could be accomplished in one day. The time I spent with Dawn was incredible. It literally set the foundation for everything I am now doing.​
    Cynthia Williams Chief Financial Officer Coordinator-Women Impacting Missions
  • Every Christian small business owner should make this Ready to Run retreat part of their business plan.
    Pam Lindeman The IEP Advocate
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