The 2022 Seasons of Bravery Retreat

Year-In-Review & Goal Mapping


Say goodbye to 2021!

Confidently envision your 2022!

Kickstart your year with like-minded courageous creatives!


Saturday, January 1st

Sunday, January 2nd

10 am - 2 pm CST (UTC-5)



Register & Reserve Your Seat:

GIFT IT to someone special!  Payment options available!

Solidarity: $150    Standard: $200   Pay-It-Forward: $300

New Year's Resolutions: Let's face it. They're bullshit

Besides, we all know COVID-19/Omicron doesn't give a flying flute about your plans for the future! 

So how do you prepare for the new year after a year like 2021? (or 2020?!) The years that will go down in history books as ummm... (rollercoaster? dumpster fire? nightmare? joy ride? adventure? blackout? parachute ripcord?)

Obviously, your plans for 2022 are gonna to take more than a spoonful of motivational sugar and that extra poof of fairy dust in your back pocket.

<Enter SEASONS OF BRAVERY RETREAT, wearing a super hero cape>

If you're ready to punt 2021 swiftly into orbit AND want 2022 to be the year you...

  • stop burning down your life with non-decision 
  • get organized (in a way that works for *you*)
  • shift your focus forward into the future
  • and make a master game plan!

Then you'll fit right in!

Join fellow comrades and bravely look back on 2020's highs and lows so you can make grounded, resilient, flexible, and easy-to-implement plans for 2021! 

Introvert Bonus: Virtual retreats let you stay snuggled up in the cozy comfort of your home.

(helloooo, soft pants! yes, please!) 

This annual review & planning method is particularly effective for those of us with deeply-held values & hopes for the future.

Why? It's flexible & reflexive. It's got room for individuality & surprises.

Hi, I'm Emily Ann Peterson. I'm a trauma-informed business coach/consultant and the author of Bare Naked Bravery: How to Be Creatively Courageous. 

I've built and refined this annual review & quarterly planning system over the last 6 years(!!!)

This Seasons of Bravery Retreat is my favorite way to conduct a year-in-review, shift my focus toward the new season, and make grounded plans from an honest, hopeful, and holistic perspective.

This year The School of Bravery is going through the whole process, again, together! via Zoom! Like all the cool kids these days!

Why YOU might need 2022's Seasons of Bravery Ritual & Retreat:

If you're hoping for good things from 2022 then it's likely gonna take...

  • courage to make space for those big/bold things
  • vulnerability (and a couple of deep breaths)
  • flexibility to make all the necessary plans 
  • honesty to acknowledge successes or failures
  • imagination to envision our next brave steps

Not everyone is up for something like that, but you're probably not just anyone, right? (Most people who end up on our website are pretty special people.) :-)

The super good news is the invaluable strengths and resources found in this process. The time, gratitude, collecting of history, and expression of creativity is a huge boost and a fantastic start to the new year. 

When planning and strategizing is done in a way that works uniquely with you and your life, then creative preparation and organization becomes crucial to your resilience, flexibility, and growth.

Bonus! Rolling our sleeves up to get it done together makes doing brave things more manageable and *gasp* FUN!

BTW, you won't be asked to "manifest" a thing.

You and the rest of the world deserve more than sheer willpower, spiritual bypassing, toxic positivity, or name-it-and-claim-it philosophies. 

However, you absolutely *will* be asked to explore new versions of...

  • ease
  • flexibility
  • inclusivity
  • and resilience! 

All Attendees Receive:

  • 6 Live Group Sessions & Replays - 45-min each, 3 sessions both days, broken up into short, interactive group and solo activities. Note: To respect privacy and to encourage live attendance, 2022 replays are posted 24 hours *after* the retreat is completed and available for 2022 attendees only.
  • Pop-In Coaching Support - Emily Ann is available both days for the full duration of 10 am - 2 pm (12 hours total!) So if you need to pop in with a question in between sessions, you totally can!
  • Built-In Breaks - Introverts, silent thinkers, and dance party people will appreciate this. Each day of our retreat has two 75-min breaks for solo reflection, physical movement, time to complete our planning activities, and snacks 'n such.
  • Printable Guide - So you can rinse & repeat the process later as frequently as you'd like!
  • Digital Template (eBook!) - This massively detailed .pdf will rocket you through the entire process step-by-step so you can dive deeper later too!


Additional Offerings That Pair Nicely:

Some of these might be really good to get purchased/scheduled *before* the retreat, so that you've got the best tools available to plan for your 2022!

  • Client Pricing & Calendar Calculator Tool ($100-250, includes private coaching session) - If you're a client-based business, freelancer, coach, teacher, etc. then this calculator was created to identify blindspots in your pricing strategy and how you structure your work week through out the year. 
  • Website Audit ($200, includes private coaching session) - if you have a website and (secretly) worry that it sucks or maybe you know it doesn’t do you and your awesome work justice, then this website audit could give a boost of boldness! You'll walk away with a tangible list of tiny improvements and the confidence to put yourself out there!
  • Signed paperback and audiobook of Bare Naked Bravery ($17.95, US shipping only) - I'll pop a copy in the mail and you get an instant download of it too!

Retreat Schedule

Saturday, January 1st

Sunday, January 2nd

10 am - 2 pm CST*

*Convert to your timezone here.  


10 am - 10:45 am CST* → Group Session

10:45 - 11:30 am CST* →  Solo Assignments & Break

11:30 am - 12:15 pm CST* → Group Session

12:15 pm CST*  →  Solo Assignments & Break

1 pm - 1:45 pm CST* → Group Session

Session 1 // Day 1

10 am - 10:45 am CST*

Welcome, Introductions & Deep Breaths

In this opening session we'll get things kicked off with introductions and expectations for the weekend! We'll also do some group activities to prepare your brain and body for the day before diving deep into our year-in-review of 2021 during the following break.

Session 2 // Day 1

11:30 am - 12:15 pm CST*

Honesty & Gratitude for Things Past

You'll spend this session learning tools that make it easy to mine valuable planning info from 2021. Since this deep dive process can dredge up some heavy feels, you'll be armed with tools to ease the emotional side of combing through 2021's historical nuggets. 

Session 3 // Day 1

1 pm - 1:45 pm CST*

Dreaming with a Vision of Possibility

Our final session of Day One is cleaning up your lenses so you can see 2022 with the perspective geared towards possibility. The evening's homework assignments are aimed at priming your subconscious to envision that next year could actually turn out better than you expected. 

Session 4 // Day 2

10 am - 10:45 am CST*

Identifying Friction & More Deep Breaths

Our first session of Day Two entails a check-in with everyone, more group activities to prepare for the day, and an overview of how we can use our following break in the day to prepare for 2022. You'll learn how to catch the trouble spots ahead of time so you can ease those crises and headaches!

Session 5 // Day 2

11:30 am - 12:15 pm CST*

Planning with a Power of Choice

Now that you're aware of the "caution zones" for 2022, we'll spend this second session and the following break pulling everything together into a game plan for the year. You'll end up with a rubric that works with you and your life's desired trajectory with room for flexibility too.

Session 6 // Day 2

1 pm - 1:45 pm CST*

Sharing & Celebration

In our final session, we'll wrap up any loose ends related to creating our map of the year. Our cherry on top of our time together is a really special group activity. You'll leave feeling ready for whatever 2022 will bring with enough time in the day to continue the preparation and celebration in your own way. 

Register & Reserve Your Seat:

GIFT IT to someone special!  Payment options available!

Solidarity: $150    Standard: $200   Pay-It-Forward: $300

  • Seasons of Bravery Retreat

    A 6-part virtual retreat over 2 days. Join fellow courageous creatives to bravely look back on 2020's highs and lows so you can make grounded, resilient, flexible, and easy-to-implement plans for 2021. 


    “Emily Ann's business coaching has made an extraordinary impact on my small music business. Her comprehensive approach to coaching meant she gave me practical tools to reduce friction, grow, and automate my business; but also held space for seasons of grief, processing of family and religious trauma, and deeper understanding of the ways anxiety and depression affect my business too. My business has nearly doubled in revenue every year for the last three years that I've worked with Emily Ann. We walk the path; she shines the light to illuminate the next step.”

    2021 retreat attendee, music teacher