One weekend designed
to transform your thinking.

The vision behind Encounter began with one idea; exceptional people deserve a space to come together and wrestle with big ideas in inspiring locations.

At first glance, you'll see images of attendees dancing. Because, that's part of the unique Encounter experience. Personal development can be boring — but it doesn't have to be. We bring together the rare combination of left-brain and right-brain activities that inspires attendees to see themselves in an entirely new light.

Attendees have left Encounter saying "This was the best weekend of my life." Others have said "I haven't danced like that in 20 years." Many more have said "My soul needed this."

What will you say? We hope you'll join us in southern California in 2019.

- Shanelle Williams and Kareem Taylor, Encounter Camp Co-Chairs 

Meet The Team


Shanelle Williams
Co-Chair & Event Producer

Shanelle Williams is the founder and CEO of  True Splendor, an event management and production firm. Her events expertise has been requested as far as London, Sao Paolo and New York City. Shanelle leads and manages all of Encounter's event strategy, planning and execution. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Merchandising from Clark Atlanta University.

Kareem Taylor
Co-Chair & Content Strategist

Kareem Taylor is a content strategist, speaker and writer. Kareem began as a voice actor with clients including CNN, Taco Bell and Toyota. Fascinated by how brands create bonds with consumers, Kareem started helping people and brands develop media that spreads. He has worked with clients including Netflix, 20th Century Fox and Warner Bros. Kareem leads Encounter's marketing, strategic brand partnerships and growth strategy.

“Always be yourself, unless you can be a unicorn. And then always be a unicorn.”
― Bozoma St. John