The First Edition: Sept 2-6, 2016

Seven luminous participants hailing from London, New York City, Berlin, Brighton, Barcelona, and Geneva.

Undivided attention and open hearts and so much laughter our bellies ached.

Leaps forward as every book took shape, almost like a miracle, far exceeding my wildest expectations.

All photos below thanks to Anja Adler.

Topics: Memoir of the World Wide Web; Citizenship; Decolonizing Philanthropy; Rockstar Networking; Spiritual Awakening; Women’s Narrative; Open-source political movements

Contemplating the audience and framing

Imogen’s Inspired Dinners

Duo Exercises: being seen, heard, and interpreted by an other

Solo exercises

Revealing the secrets of selling a proposal


Participants’ Progress to date: A wildly successful book published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers in October 2018; a self-published book that led to an offer from a publisher for the author’s next book; a completed memoir being shopped to agents; a proposal in development.

Selected Commentary:

"Big kudos! The schedule of the day was absolutely right on. I enjoyed the pace. The afternoon breaks were amazing. Having time to reflect, nap, swim, yoga, massage, write was a treasure...The food was absolutely fabulous... The location was great: It was nice to be tucked away from the world, daily responsibilities, the media, etc to be completely present and focused on the experience." 

"I feel encouraged, a sense of clarity and focus and connection to my book in a way that I didn't feel before."

"Ariane had done her homework, and brought a lot of carefully curated and personalized pro-level advice to the one-on-one sessions. Very valuable."

"Ariane is the finest guide you could wish for. Her presence, composure and control of the material in the masterclass sessions made them - and the whole retreat - a real treat."