WAKE THE WARRIOR

Leave this 5-day retreat with a focused plan and the connections needed to awaken your personal power and share your gifts with the world.

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.” --Alice Walker

Your poetry shifts people’s perceptions. Your novel connects disparate cultures. Your TEDTalk inspires action. Your nonprofit heals hearts. Your memoir inspires one teenager to claim her voice. Your article educates thousands. Your essay becomes a global call to action. Your words and your voice inspire others.

Any of these could describe you, because your words are power. Gift yourself the time and space to honor them at a Be the Change Retreat where you are encouraged in your unique vision of what it means to be a woman who authors change in her life, her community, and her world.

Jessica Lourey (MS, Social Responsibility; MA, Teaching Writing; tenured writing professor since 1998; author of 14 books) and Allison Quaid (CEO Creative Eco-Catalysts, rock star change-agent, 20 years experienced workshop facilitator, Reiki healer, storyteller ) combine their unique talents to help you connect vision to action. Whether it’s an essay, article, or book you want to write, a course you want to teach, a speech you need to deliver, a business that it's finally the moment to start, or simply space and time to write, plan, create, laugh, and replenish with a community of like-minded women, Jessie and Allison meet you where you are and take you where you’re meant to go.

“There is no force equal to a woman determined to rise.” W.E.B. Dubois

Some ideas for what you might work on include:

  • A manuscript that's been lingering in the background

  • A book proposal or book marketing plan including a query letter

  • Organizing a rally or protest

  • Your marketing writing: about page, author bio, book blurb, press kit

  • Blog posts

  • The curriculum for a workshop that you want to lead

  • An article coalescing your thoughts on a community or global issue

  • A TEDx or TEDTalk you want to deliver

  • A nonprofit you want to create or expand

  • Connecting with other change agents

Wake the Warrior Retreats give you the time, space, and expert support to embark on your impactful creative journey. Our stories brought together create a force of change impossible to ignore. Bold women at any planning, speaking, or writing level are welcome.

Retreat Leaders

Your leaders, Jessica Lourey and Allison Quaid, have gone through this journey in their own lives and are robust guides that will offer you the support and instruction you need. Jessica Lourey (MS, Social Responsibility; MA, Teaching Writing; tenured writing professor since 1998; author of 15 books; grantwriter; TEDx presenter) and Allison Quaid (CEO Creative Eco-Catalysts, rock star change-agent, 20 years experienced workshop facilitator, Reiki healer, storyteller ) combine their unique talents to help you connect vision to action.

"A word after a word after a word is power." --Margaret Atwood

Dates, Times & Locations

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Pricing

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Sample Schedule

Day One

1:00 pm   Lunch and Welcome

Day Two

8:00    Meditation
8:30    Breakfast
9:00    Empowerment
10:00   Ideation
11:00    Craft Session Tailored to Your     Vision
12:00   Lunch
1:00    Writing/researching/relaxing on your own. You can also schedule a 1:1 session with Jess or Allison.

5:00    Community support session: share your daily progress, get encouragement and feedback

6:30    Cocktail/walk/meditation

7:00    Dinner