BELLA TV got to know woman business owner, activist, and philanthropist, Amanda Cey DeMonaco. She is the Founder & CEO of the beLeaf Retreat and of ABCey Events, a premier San Francisco event planning firm dedicated to building events for the future.
Amanda was concerned and distraught when the pandemic hit. Like other families, Amanda grappled with new childcare challenges, while seeking ways to help her business survive as the demand for private and corporate events vanished overnight. beLeaf Retreat stemmed from Amanda’s love of all things plant based, and her desire to help her family and others successfully transition to a healthier, more values based lifestyle. Being vegetarian for most of her life and now vegan, Amanda has cultivated a deep understanding of conscious consumption and the links between the food we eat and the impact of these choices on our health, animals, and planet.
Perfectly positioned to answer to the biggest drop in meat consumption our country has ever seen, Amanda is leveraging her passion and 13 years of experience producing events for companies including Microsoft, Adobe, Tesla, Upwork, Sephora, Oracle, and more, to bring this innovative, experiential event to the homes of parents and kids around the world. Adults, families and children will embark upon a virtual, at-home journey through beLeaf’s custom-built, animated environment where hands-on interactive workshops, accountability circles, product marketplace, and VIP experiences accompany live content delivered by engaging leaders and influencers.
beLeaf Retreat is a 2-day revolutionary experience designed to connect individuals and families to the plant-based movement. Together with leading plant-based brands, influencers and expert speakers, beLeaf Retreat plans to meet this extraordinary moment and mobilize people towards positive behavior change. The weekend experience aims to give participants the inspiration, support, and tools necessary to transition to a healthier, more sustainable lifestyle. The weekend’s content topics will include Health and Food, Environmental Impact, Value Systems, and Animal Empathy.
beLeaf has partnered with some of the top brands and influencers in the industry that have a shared mission of helping families commit to the plant-based movement. Participating partners include Laird Superfood, Ripple, Lava, Four Sigmatic, Purely Elizabeth, Coola, Thrive Market, Purple Carrot, Splendid Spoon, and more. The retreat is also proud to collaborate with some of the biggest celebrity advocates in the plant-based space including professional athletes, Gabrielle Reece, Hannah Teter, Leilani Munter, and more.
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