Brave Wisdom: Whispers and Whitespace Retreat

If you are a super busy, goal setting, high achiever - you're in the right place.

 When was the last time you had some quiet time for yourself?

Are you tired of putting your needs/desires on hold?

Are you at a crossroads?

Is there too much noise in your life right now to even dream of intentionally set your 2019 goals? 

Good news!

The Brave Wisdom: Whispers and Whitespace retreat

 is just what you need to carve out space and time to be intentionally guided to define your 2019 goals. 

A question for you: As 2018 comes to a close are you going to stay on the treadmill of life "as is" or are you going to choose to do it differently in 2019. 

I ask as I've done both. One approach is way more gratifying that the other. 

The photos below are of me before and after my journey from burnout to lit up. The process I used to go rebound and reboot from burnout is the basis of this retreat. Here's my story - can you relate?



BEFORE: Burnt out, frazzled, frustrated and trying to hide it from myself and the world (I was going it alone and it wasn't working)

The above picture was my corporate headshot taken the day before I was put on a medical leave by my doctor due to burn out and health issues. I was working non-stop, sick all the time with bronchitis, eating poorly, feeling more and more frustrated while becoming less productive. I was trudging along trying to keep everything moving forward.

Living and working like that took a tremendous toll on my health, my relationships at work and home, and my overall experience in life. It was HARD and LONELY! I was so focused on keeping everything going that when I was feeling the symptoms of a heart attack a colleague drove me to the ER. They examined me right away and ruled out a heart attack yet couldn't figure out what was wrong. I was there for hours of observation. I brought my laptop with me to the ER and continued to work on a presentation in the hospital room. I choose to "power through" and not slow down. Turns out the symptoms were from the antibiotics I had taken for for the bronchitis that wouldn't clear. I did the presentation the next day and kept on going. I took pride in my ability to keep on going and didn't stop to evaluate the toll it was taking.

AFTER: Lit up, in the flow, energized and supported (I enlisted coaches and experts to support me and it worked!)

During my medical leave I knew I had to change so I took radical self-care action and I decided to enlist support on all avenues. I came to terms that going it alone had got me into a life that I did not want. What I now wholeheartedly know to be true for me is that I am an action taker and when I go it alone it takes me longer to get results. Honestly, that's why I have coaches and joined a mastermind community. 

Today I love my life and make decisions rooted in my core desired feelings: Ease, Bliss, Flow, Lit Up and Supported. And, I'm on a mission to bring this work to the world! Life is so much better when you make decisions based on your core desired feelings. It changes everything for the better.

I'd be honored to share my experience and process with you in the upcoming Brave Wisdom: Whispers and Whitespace experience. It's life changing!

If you are ready to do what it takes while being supported by me and the amazing Brave Wisdom community  I'd love for you to join us! 

All my best,



Imagine 2 1/2 days away from it all in Half Moon Bay, California

 YOU wake up and take a walk on the beach. It's peaceful and YOU feel alive.

YOU join the group for morning yoga. 

YOUR eat farm to table meals that nourish YOUR mind and body.

YOU are awestruck by the breathtaking ocean view, the sound of the ocean waves, and the smell of the crisp ocean air.

The view and setting melts YOUR stress away.

YOU are in a peaceful setting being expertly guided on a proven process to create your 2019 plan

and the best part of YOUR plan is that...YOUR plans are based on YOUR core desires!

Throughout the retreat there is time to take a nap, indulge in a massage, and reflect on your dreams. 

 YOU no longer feel depleted.

YOU are at peace and excited about the plans you've made for 2019!

Your Investment: $2,297 

Two payment options

Save money: $300 savings if pay in full OR Manage cash flow: installment option 

Registration Closed - Waitlist Open




January 11 - 13, 2019 at The Beach House Hotel Half Moon Bay, CA

High Level Agenda (subject to change)

Friday,  January 11 - Welcome reception and retreat kickoff by the bonfire from 6-8 pm

Saturday,  January 12 - Workshop + meals + self-care bonuses 8:00 am - 6:00 pm

Sunday,  January 13 - Workshop + meals + self-care bonuses 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

What's included:

  • 2 1/2 days group workshop led by Lisa Duerre - Licensed Desire Map Facilitator and Executive Coach
  • Personal reflective time to integrate and be mindful of your true desires
  • Morning group yoga session
  • One 60-minute massage
  • Breakfast and lunch (Saturday & Sunday)
  • Access to beautiful hiking, biking, and walking trails
  • Junior suite hotel room Friday 1/11 and Saturday 1/12
  • Private facebook group membership 

Air travel is NOT included. 


Your Investment: $2,297 

Two payment options

Save money: $300 savings if pay in full OR Manage cash flow: installment option 






Money Back Guarantee

I want you to join in the Brave Wisdom: Whispers and Whitespace Retreat experience. You have been wanting to be happy at work and in your life. I do not want to delay you any longer. And in order for you to feel comfortable with your decision, I am going to take away any financial risk you may perceive.

If, after participating fully, you do not agree that the process of the experience is worth every penny of the price you paid just let me know anytime within the first 30 days of your program and I will promptly make arrangements to refund your credit card for the entire amount you have paid to date. This program is about you taking positive action to experience transformation. If you participate fully, you show up for the sessions, you do the work, you'll get the kind of results outlined. If you do not show up for the sessions or follow through on the commitments we've made together, the only guarantee is that it will not work for you.


About Half Moon Bay
With immense scenery and small-town charm, the Half Moon Bay Coast side offers visitors a broad range of experiences. You can marvel at the enormity of big wave surfing, towering coastal redwoods, and perhaps their most famous visitors - the magnificent grey whales. Or relish the joys of more modest destinations such as intimate family farms, small-batch craft breweries, and quite country roads. And as you may have heard, their famous pumpkins come in all sizes and shapes.
Breathtaking balcony views

A relaxing 60-minute massage is included 

Evenings by the bonfire

Our Beautiful Venue

Beach House Hotel - 4100 North Cabrillo Highway, Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Virtual Tour
Hotel Sleeping Room Overview
Each of the 54 junior suites in the luxury boutique hotel is designed to take advantage of the views of the beautiful Pacific Ocean and Santa Cruz Mountains from both the living room and bedroom areas.

We have the procedures of achievement upside down. Every New Year's, we come up with our to-do lists, resolutions, bucket lists, and strategic plans -- all the stuff we want to have, get, accomplish, and experience outside of ourselves and after the weight of the year end. It's exhausting and overwhelming

And here's the heart of it all: All of those aspirations are being driven by an innate desire to feel a certain way.

So what if this year, YOU get clear on how YOU actually want to feel within YOURSELF, and then YOU design YOUR to-do lists, set YOUR goals, and make YOUR resolutions

  • How do YOU want to feel when you wake up on January 1st?
  • How do YOU want to feel when you look at YOUR schedule for the week?
  • When YOU get dressed in the morning?
  • When YOU walk through the door of your studio or your office?
  • When YOU pick up the phone?
  • When YOU cash the check, accept the award, finish your masterpiece, make the sale, or fall in love?
  • When YOU say yes to YOUR desires?

Brave Wisdom Attendees Say...

What was your experience at the event? "AMAZING to see the transformation of others and feel it myself." 
What was your greatest takeaway? "Increased energy, centeredness, passion, hope, connectedness."
Would you recommend this experience to a friend?
 "YES!"  ~ 
BF, San Francisco

What compelled you to go this event?  I was feeling stuck!  :)  And, I knew that Lisa would be an excellent facilitator.
What was your experience at the event? It was great - really comfortable, with a great group of women.  I loved the idea of a desire map- such an unique way to look at identifying what we really want.  Lisa is really supportive and helped us move through the process in an effective way!
What was your greatest takeaway? That feelings are what we should be focusing on!  ~ J. Los Gatos, CA

What compelled you to go this event?  Job change/exploration and my time with Lisa as she helped me to navigate this transition. I realized that it is best to take some time to figure out what type of work best fits ME instead of feeling like I should do what's next.
What was your experience at the event? Great experience. Allowed be to put down some of my thoughts/feelings, get feedback and release all preconceived ideas and get down to the heart of who I am and who I want to be.
What was your greatest takeaway? I don't need to be like everyone else because I'm not. That I know the answers to what is best for me, I just need to listen.
Would you recommend this experience to a friend? Most definitely! ~S. San Jose, CA  

Cancellation Policy: The Brave Wisdom: Whispers and Whitespace retreat reservation for this event is non-refundable. If you are unable to attend as planned you can transfer your reservation to a proxy to attend in your absence.