Seasons of Bravery Ritual & Retreat
Learn how to create a ritual around your next season of bravery. Conclude the previous season, make space for the upcoming season, envision the possibilities, identify the friction, map out a plan-of-action, and celebrate accordingly!
You'll receive instructional videos, a .pdf guidebook to use while you're "offline" and a 6-part ritual with easy, step-by-step action items!
Not sure how to "fix" your website? Let's schedule a website audit! You'll discuss the perfect home page strategy for you, which kind of About page is best, and all the quick changes that get epic results from your buttons and copywriting. After a 45-minute video chat with our founder, Emily Ann Peterson, you'll walk away with simple tweaks and small fixes to your website that will empower your self-promotion bravery to feel easier!
Students enrolled in The School of Bravery get the following content...
Everything you need to know about your new role as a student in The School of Bravery: best practices, how to navigate your student library, get support, FAQ and more!
Every bravery student gets a Bravery Boost (aka Welcome Call) with our founder Emily Ann Peterson! This is perfect to get yourself acquainted with The School of Bravery, set your initial 30/60/90 day goals, and ask any pressing questions you might have regarding your next feat or season of bravery.
Check out the upcoming calendar of events for The School of Bravery! Every month we host online masterclasses, group coaching, accountability meetups, creative classes, virtual hangouts, and so much more! If you're a currently enrolled student, this is the spot with access to our Zoom link!
Twice Monthly on 2nd Tuesdays at 1 pm Central & 4th Mondays at 11 am Central
Bravery is not a "spectator sport." Masterclasses taught by Emily Ann Peterson are an excellent way for our students enrolled at the CORE and VIP levels to receive new skills, communal support, and "hot seat" group coaching. These live events are centered around our monthly bravery ingredient and hosted online via Zoom. Questions can be submitted in advance via Office Hours in our Slack group. Masterclass replays are uploaded shortly after each event for those who cannot attend live.
A fresh batch of masterclass replays from the annual archives is also released every month. Students are encouraged to use these as a refresher for bravery building or a binge-worthy deep dive into new layers of courage.
Weekly in our Slack group on Wednesdays
Bravery is not a solo expedition. Office Hours are your opportunity to get the weekly support you need for your bravery. Most of our students use this time to get additional coaching from Emily Ann — relationship bravery, career questions, marketing conundrums, creative quandaries, or anything else that may come up!
Some of our students also use these office hours to ping career, business, or marketing questions off of each other. Some students even use this time to share exciting strides of bravery and celebrate the high moments! This time is for you, use it wisely!
Meditation with Kate Fontana
Bravery is meeting yourself in the silence. Each month, guest faculty member, Kate Fontana provides us with a monthly meditation audio for our bravery ingredient of the month.
Kate Fontana is dedicated to the beauty and mess of community building, justice, love, and spiritual & personal growth for all. She is the founder of The Sanctuary Northwest and is a Master's of Divinity candidate at the Seattle School of Theology & Psychology. She is deeply informed by Catholic social teaching; interspirituality; rhythms of liturgy, bodies, and nature; Sacred Feminine traditions of Christianity and Yoga; an unexpected friendship with Jesus; and a theological blend of Harry Potter, the Bhagavad Gita, Battlestar Galactica, and the Gospels.
New meditation audios are available automagically on the 1st of every month!
Yoga With Ashton Szabo
Bravery is a physical experience. Our CORE and VIP students receive a monthly yoga class recording from Ashton Szabo to practice embodying courage in new physical ways!
Guest faculty member, Ashton Szabo is a yoga teacher trainer, body movement expert, and perpetual student of all things spiritual. Heavily influenced by teachers like Douglas Brooks, Joseph Campbell, and Alan Watts, Ashton brings universality to his teachings that extend beyond just the realms of yoga. His concern is for the opening expansion and well-being of his students (aka bravery!) Ashton strives to help each student find what is useful for them in realizing their fullest potential.
New class audios are available automagically on the 1st of every month!
Creative Journal Writing
Bravery is using the blank page. Join your fellow students and Emily Ann Peterson to dive into writing prompts provided by guest faculty, Janet Haney (author of Write Your Way Through Change) We explore each month's bravery ingredient together via Zoom with the empty page, pen, and a few prompts!
This is not your typical "dear diary" writing class. We don't care what you had for lunch, but we do care that you're using ALL the resources available to you to make your bravery as easy as possible! This includes creative writing! You'll walk away empowered to immediately apply a brave, fresh perspective to your own life, career, creativity.
New creative journal prompts are available automagically on the 1st of every month!
Does your next feat of bravery need some tidying before it feels easier? Our founder, Emily Ann Peterson's spring cleaning could be your next source of courage!
A Tidying Session is just that. 45 minutes where you get to tidy up your biggest (or most annoying) bravery questions & conundrums while Emily Ann gets to tidy up her home! The catch is that she'll be on the phone tidying while you chat.
It's simple: choose your price (hooray for sliding scales!), then schedule & show up for your session via phone or Zoom!
Weekly, monthly, or as needed available upon reservation
Bravery is asking for help and advice. Bravery Coaching your chance to get 1-on-1 attention with our founder, Emily Ann Peterson. You'll gain a new perspective on your courage while she helps your feats of bravery feel like a total breeze! These sessions are perfect if you're seeking regular support or preparing for a product launch, large campaign, creating templates for endless ease, or enduring a really overwhelming season of bravery.
Enrollment in The School of Bravery includes either monthly or weekly 1-on-1 bravery coaching!
Publish with Purpose
We believe every person has a story of bravery. Should yours be a book too? Self-publishing is the single most effective way for you to get your book *out there* for the world to see. Every author's book project is very different, but it is entirely possible for you to go from a thought bubble to a self-published Amazon bestseller in 90 days or less.
Turn blank pages to blueprints, and main ideas into manuscripts, then take that manuscript to market with a level-headed launch! Working with Emily Ann begins with six 1-hr sessions to nail down your book summary, ideal audience, outline, title, overall strategy, and next steps. If you've always wanted to write a book or your creative muse gifted you with the beginnings of one, then let's talk!
Anti-Racism Book Circle
Monthly on the 3rd Thursdays at 10 am CST
Bravery is ending systemic racism. Our monthly book circle exists to: hold each other accountable to the work of anti-racism, listen to our unique perspectives, and change racism starting from within ourselves first. Due to the sensitive nature of our discussions, we require new members to email us for an invitation. 100% of this book club's membership fees go to a non-profit working to end systemic racism and/or provide accessible mental health care to black women and girls.
Our next books: This month, we're finishing up reading Fearing The Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia by Sabrina Strings, PhD.
Anti-Hustle Book Club
Weekly on Wednesdays at 7 pm CST
Bravery is doing things differently. Our society expects increasingly high amounts of productivity and hustle. Your industry colleagues might preach about the rewards from hard work. You might feel worthless if you're not "doing something". But that's a sure-fire highway to burn-out, overwhelm, overwork, and generally frazzled.
This book circle is for anyone who wants to learn how to rest, recoup, and reboot endurance! We believe that resilience, ease, and flow are the ultimate forms of activism and resistance. The goal is to gather to nourish, guide, and rejuvenate our brave resistance to a world that demands more from us every day.
Our Next Book: How to Do Nothing: Resisting the Attention Economy by Jenny Odell (artist, writer & teacher at Stanford)
Digital Detox Club
Have you ever wanted to take a vacation from your phone or smash it to bits? Wish you could automate the bulk of your screentime and just go for a walk? We want to teach you how to unplug from your stress, distractions, without disconnecting from the things and people you love most!
Using concepts from Emily Ann Peterson's Bare Naked Bravery, members of The School of Bravery's Digital Detox Club will get a 30-day course for effectively stopping your screen addiction and monthly book circle & group coaching for automating the remaining bits and pieces of your life, career, and creativity that need to happen, but on your own watch.
We meet monthly on the 3rd Tuesdays at 7 pm Central. Meeting replays are available to those who cannot attend live. Ongoing support and discussion are available in the dedicated channel in The School of Bravery's Slack group.
Our Next Book: The Shallows: What The Internet Is Doing to Our Brains by Nicholas Carr
Courageous Creatives Book Club
Weekly on Wednesdays at 10 am CST
Bravery is expanding freedom of expression. This group of like-minded creatives meets weekly to discuss their creative careers, the practicalities of making money with art, and the bravery of putting yourself out there as an artist in any form or industry.
In addition to the weekly chapter discussions, attendees receive group coaching and career guidance by Emily Ann Peterson, songwriter & author of bestselling Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous.
We love books, always have, always will! If you're looking for a boost of bravery for your bookshelves or eReader, then allow us to suggest a few options!
Why? Because your bravery is needed, worth it, and contagious! There are several ways you can practice your bravery, build your creative courage, and increase your visibility with The School of Bravery. We've got a few ideas ready for you already!
If you're an Ambassador or affiliate of The School of Bravery, (or you'd like to be) this is the area that holds all your assets, links, best practices, and more!