Bestselling Author, Master Coach,
International Speaker, Mother of Four,
Women’s Leadership Advocate
Hi there! I’m Margie Warrell and I’m so glad you’ve found your way to this page.
Life is busy. In fact, it’s so busy that sometimes we forget to slow down long enough to think about the direction we’re moving. Without meaning to, we can find ourselves going through the motions but not living a life that inspires us on the deepest level. Which is why I decided to create a weekend for women just like you.
My Live Brave Women’s Weekend is all about giving yourself time out to reflect on what you most want to create and experience in your one and only precious life.
Drawing on my experience working with thousands of women around the world, I’ll help you identify the ‘blind spots’ holding you back from creating a life you truly love and designing a game plan to make it your reality.
There’ll be lots of talking: some of it by me, some of it by you, and lots of it together. You’re going to laugh. A lot! (And may cry, a little). You’ll get really present to the valuable lessons you’ve learned so far and the exciting possibilities that await.
I don’t have all the answers. But I’ve learned that when you stop still long enough (not easy for many women!), you discover that many of the answers you seek are already within you. Like what you need to say no to, what you need to say yes to, and the ‘stories’ you need to rewrite because they are no longer serving you (if they ever did). All of which will take courage. And I know a thing or two about that!
(If you’ve landed here but have no clue who I am, you can get the full scoop here. I’ve spent the last 20 years helping people, teams and organizations (including NASA, Deloitte, Google, Microsoft) to live and lead more bravely. I’m also a mom of four, married 25 years, Ambassador for Google’s Womenwill program and a member of the advisory board of Forbes School of Business and Technology.
This weekend won’t involve ziplining, chanting or a 10-step formula to ‘find your bliss’ or build your brand. It will go far deeper than surface level strategies to help you get ‘on purpose’ toward the biggest (and bravest) life you are called to live. Once you figure that out, the rest will fall into place… including creating your own personal roadmap to step into action immediately following the weekend (if not before it’s even over!).
Between plenty of laughter with other likeminded, brave hearted women you will learn evidence-based strategies to:
* UNCOVER the fears, beliefs and ‘blind spots’ holding you back
* CONNECT to your Big Why & clarify the highest vision for your life
* COMBAT stress and cultivate the mindfulness to thrive under pressure
* RECLAIM the power you’ve unconsciously surrendered to your inner critic
* DEAL with critics and naysayers who pull you down & fuel your doubts
* BUILD your ‘presence’ and authority as a change maker
* DESIGN daily ‘success rituals’ to take on challenges with more grace and grit
* FORMULATE an accountability plan that keeps you in action over the long haul
So whether you want to begin your ‘Third Act’, grow your business, ascend the ladder or move in a new direction entirely, you will leave the weekend excited to step powerfully into action.
One of the main regrets of the dying is that they lived too safe, risked too little and wished they’d been braver. This weekend is about helping you live a ‘no regrets’ life and avoid investing any more of your precious energy on a path that doesn’t nurture your strengths or ignite your passion.
If this sounds like your kind of weekend, then I hope you can join me.
Is this weekend right for you?
Not sure if this weekend is right for you? Fair enough. Let me tell you who it’s for (and who it’s not for… because it’s not for everyone!)
It’s for women who want to make their own unique mark on the world, but too often doubt if they can.
It’s for women who’ve been wondering “Where to from here?” but are unsure or overwhelmed at where to begin.
It’s for ambitious women who want to take their career to the next level but with less juggle, more joy and need ‘time out’ to reassess their approach.
Most of all, it’s for brave hearted women who don’t want to settle for anything less than the biggest life they are capable of living.
Who is not for? Women who are comfortable being comfortable or just not ready to be challenged. Yet.
Friday 25 October
Opening session: We kick off the weekend at 5.00pm. It’s important that you have arrived by this time as this opening session sets the foundation for the rest of the weekend. (A glass of bubbles may be in order at the point!)
As you will experience throughout the weekend, Margie will challenge you to both ‘rethink’ the stories you’re living in that are holding you back, reinforcing limiting beliefs and preventing you from taking braver actions.
Dinner: At 6.30pm we will then head to The Jetty Restaurant for a wonderful 3-course seafood dinner. Prepare for plenty of laughter and lots of authentic, big thinking and brave conversations. Women who’ve attended previous weekends attest to the special bonds they’ve made over shared meals (and a glass of wine!).
Saturday 26 October
Wake up your body: For the early risers, we’ll head out for a brisk 45-minute walk (and talk) to the nearby 5-mile trail to bring our bodies to life before breakfast. (Besides caffeine.)
Morning session: Let’s begin… with taking stock!: We’ll kick off our morning session at 9.00am with an exercise to help you get really clear about what’s working, what’s not and what’s in the way. In the process, you’ll identify your ‘blind spots’ and redefine what success looks like on your terms.
After morning tea, we’ll be doing a powerful exercise to help you rewrite the ‘stories’ which are limiting your future. This session often leads to powerful ‘ah ha’ breakthrough moments.
Lunch: Great conversations happen over great meals shared… expect plenty of them!
Saturday afternoon: Time to reignite your passion and reset your compass! In a deeply transformative exercise, you will be guided to reimagine with the highest vision for your life – your unique ‘True North’ – and to confront any deep-seated fears that are keeping you from stepping toward your boldest aspirations. If you’ve been lacking clarity of direction, this will help crystallize it and fuel your courage to choose the path of faith over fear.
You time… We’ll wrap up around 4.00pm to give you downtime before dressing up for our evening soiree!
Saturday evening: Ladies Night Out! Tonight is about celebrating yourself and the power of the sisterhood! So pack your favorite dress or outfit – whatever makes you feel feminine, fearless and fabulous. We’ll convene for a glass of bubbles before another delicious dinner at Bridges on Kent Narrows and fun evening of simply celebrating who we are! (Because most women don’t do that nearly enough!).
Sunday 27 October
Sunday may be a rest day, but not this weekend! Join the earlier risers for a half hour trail walk to wake up your body.
The morning will again kick off at 9am.
Morning: Being brave in your relationships! This morning’s session will focus on how you can build stronger, more meaningful and authentic relationships – personally and professionally. We will take a look at what gets in the way of having the courageous conversations needed to build trust, address conflict and open new doors of opportunity in every realm.
After morning tea you will put pen to paper to map out your plan of action (creating your Live Brave Goal Plan!) This is your blueprint… your road map to step boldly into action and dealing with the forces and fears that are likely to get in your way from making positive changes in your work, relationships, wellbeing, finances and life
We will wrap up the day with another power exercise that will help you connect to your innate value and reinforce your commitment to living a life that lights you up. We will then wrap up just before lunch with a completion exercise that cements your weekend of learning and the new relationships you’ve made.
Homeward bound… by the time we wrap up around 1pm, you will have a whole new sense of possibilities for yourself and your future, leaving recharged and ready for your re-entry back to life.
But it won’t be the same. Because you won’t be the same (not quite). You’ll be stronger, and wiser, and braver. You’ll also be a whole lot clearer about the woman you want to be in the world and the mark you most want to make. As past attendees will attest to, Margie will see to it!
Hilton Garden Inn, Kent Island
All seminars will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn, located on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay, 35 miles from Baltimore or Washington Raegan Airport (a little further from Dulles airport).
UPDATE! Accommodation at the Hilton has now filled up, however, we have a limited number of rooms available very close by at the Best Western Kent Narrows Inn.
How the Live Brave Weekend has changed lives…
“This weekend was a priceless opportunity to take a step back from my hectic day-to-day life and reassess my goals and priorities. Margie lead us on an inspiring journey towards finding greater purpose in our lives, free of self-imposed limitations. I loved meeting a diverse range of amazing women and cultivating new, supportive friendships and left feeling self-assured, purposeful and, most importantly, happy.”
“For a long while, I’d been playing it safe, living in denial and letting a whole bunch of fears and excuses take over my biggest dreams and desires. I would recommend this weekend to anyone who knows deep down that they have more to offer and just needs a little push to step out and Live Bravely!”
Director, Anytime Fitness
“Margie’s Live Brave Weekend was, without a doubt, one of the most inspirational weekends of my life. Margie is a rare gem in an ocean of motivational gurus and career guidance gurus. She delivers where others fail, with an approach that is not only incredibly effective but amazingly powerful.”
Founder, Blue Planet PR
“I can absolutely recommend this weekend. It was brilliant! I now live every day more bravely and treat myself far better. It’s now 12 months since the weekend and I still loved every moment. It gets my highest recommendation.”
Team Leader, Finance Industry
“I was at the point in life where I knew that if I didn't make some major changes, it would start affecting my relationships and health. This weekend gave me a starting point to once again value myself, recharge my courage, and draw on the strength of a group of amazing women to take the first steps.”
CEO, Edge Property
“I arrived at the Live Brave Weekend feeling very overwhelmed and stuck in several areas of my life. I left with a renewed clarity of direction and confidence to make the changes I’d been putting off. It was an extremely rewarding (and fun!) weekend that I cannot recommend highly enough.”
Founder, Hayes Winery
“This weekend helped me find the courage to change my life for the better, including making an extremely difficult decision. I haven’t looked black since. Margie Warrell is inspiring as are the women you meet. The strategies you learn can be applied to all aspects of your life, work, relationships etc. Would recommend to everyone.”
“The Live Brave Weekend was the perfect format for taking time out to learn more about myself and focus on my ‘Why’. Margie's authenticity combined with her very powerful insights have changed my perspective and led to huge growth in my business.”
Principal, Finsec Partners
“The Live Brave Weekend was everything I hoped for and more. I left with a renewed energy for the next big thing in my life, serenity about my current situation, and the knowledge that I really can be as brave as I need to be.”
Speaker, Boston Marathon Bombing Survivor
“Margie’s Live Brave weekend was a fantastic experience. Intuitive, down to earth and a ton of fun, Margie has a remarkable ability to identify the blind spots holding people back and help them create bigger lives than they would otherwise.”
Co-Founder Anytime Fitness | Founder, Human Kind Project
“Margie has an infectious positivity and is a wonderful teacher. Her ideas will help you succeed in whatever area of life you are struggling to find the courage to live true to yourself and make your dreams come true. What an inspiration!”
Psychotherapist and Coach
“I honestly know I would never have achieved my goals and be loving life if it wasn’t for attending this weekend with Margie. I was tired of not moving forward and wanted to drill down to what was holding me back and stopping me from taking the next step.
I had carried an idea with me for over seven years… to create a range of activewear for curvy women which would suit any activity. I didn’t know how to start or where to start. I drew up my goal plan that Margie gave us and constantly recited my new mantra “Don’t wait till you know everything” – one of the many things Margie said over the weekend.
It took one year from the weekend to the day when my first shipment of #BeKeane activewear arrived at my door and I could not be prouder. I honestly know I would never have achieved my goals and be loving life if it wasn’t for attending this weekend with Margie.
If you want to know what’s holding you back, find your motivation and create a doable plan to achieve your goals, then this is for you. Don’t hesitate. Be brave and book it in!”
Brenda Keane, Owner, BeKeane Activewear
A limited number of partial scholarships are available. Apply here!
Your registration includes:
- Two nights in a twin-share or single room
- A 2 1/2-day weekend lead by Margie including worksheets
- Complimentary wi-fi, snacks, morning and afternoon tea, lunch both days as well as a three-course dinner on Friday and Saturday nights.*
- Complimentary registration in my 10-day video course – Train The Brave Challenge – that you can commence any time that works for you following our weekend together
- A Live Brave journal to use over the weekend and refer back to for years to come
- Last but not least, plenty of fine wine each evening and friendships you can’t put a value on!
*Breakfast not included. Alcohol service limited to 2 hours per evening.
Upon completing your registration, you will be sent a welcome letter with more information and invited to a private Facebook page where Margie will be posting videos and messages for you prior to the weekend. It will be a great way for you to stay connected with your new friends and support each other in “living brave” long after our weekend is over.
WOMEN SUPPORTING WOMEN:
A passionate advocate for gender equity, Margie believes that the social and economic empowerment of women is vital to ending poverty, strengthening communities and solving the world’s most pressing issues. She will be donating 10% of the profits from this weekend to support the work of Women for Women in Africa, a non-profit organisation that educates, empowers and elevates women and children in Kenya’s Kibera slum, one of the world’s largest urban slums. Margie has been supporting women in Kibera since visiting in 2017.
“When it comes to helping people make wiser decisions, take braver actions and enjoy better outcomes, Margie is a master. Her practical wisdom will guide you to a more authentic, passionate and purposeful life.”
Louisa Jewell, President, Canadian Positive Psychology Association
Live Brave in 2020
Register your interest in Margie’s Live Brave Women’s Weekends in 2020.
We’ll keep you up-to-date and let you know as soon as registration opens.
SOLD OUT! THIS EVENT IS NO LONGER OPEN FOR REGISTRATION
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All prices are USD and include taxes. *Breakfast not included.
Cancellations made before Sunday 25th August will receive a full refund less a $85 administration fee. Cancellations made between Monday 26th August and Tuesday 24th September will be reimbursed 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be provided after Wednesday 25th September. You may request a credit for future events. All tickets are transferable.
Research shows that when more women are seated at decision making tables, better decisions are made, improving bottom line outcomes and creating more inclusive cultures. Yet many women struggle to counter the implicit bias, double-binds and gendered leadership norms that have long held women back and contribute to the leaky pipeline in many organizations.
Margie’s Live Brave Women’s Weekend offers organizations who are committed to gender diversity a valuable and affordable opportunity to embolden their female leaders (and emerging leaders) with greater confidence and courage to become more effective change agents, power brokers and catalysts for systemic change. Download the corporate brochure package below or contact Margie’s team at LiveBravely@MargieWarrell.com
More Feedback from Live Brave Weekenders
“The Live Brave Weekend was enlightening. I dealt with stuff that was buried and now put to rest. I enjoyed and marveled at my fellow women's courage and bravery. Thank you for a wonderful weekend Margie. I've been telling everyone how great I found the experience.”
“The Live Brave Weekend is a powerful, witty and warm program that helps women reconsider, reprioritize, and recalibrate their life. Thank you Margie.”
“Margie's energy is invigorating and her perspective and wisdom inspiring.”
“I registered for Margie's Live Brave Weekend a little cynical. I needn’t have been. It was an amazing weekend that I got an incredible amount from and can highly recommend it to all women, from all backgrounds and walks of life.”
“Margie is an inspiring motivator. In business terms, her Live Brave Weekend was a perfect stock take and strategic planning weekend!”
“The Live Brave Weekend and Margie exceeded my expectations on every count. We laughed, we cried, we had life altering breakthroughs and we got to love and appreciate ourselves and the people in our life a whole lot more. We left with actionable goals to keep us moving forward in our life. It was the perfect way to take time out with like minded women who are all seeking to better their lives.”
Naturopath & Nutritionist
“I signed up for the Live Brave Weekend with high expectations of Margie and was thrilled to get even more from the weekend than I thought I would. Margie has a great way of connecting with people and I can recommend this weekend to anyone needing time out to nurture themselves and rethink how they’re approaching their challenges.”
“Margie's Live Brave Weekend was exactly the kickstart I needed. The quality connections with the other fun and vibrant women reminded me that I'm not alone and inspired me to make the subtle changes I’d been putting off.”
Development & Commercial Funding Manager
“I committed to the Live Brave Weekend even though I wasn't 100% sure what I was going to experience. I left feeling lighter, like I'd gotten rid of some of the sh*t that was holding me back. Margie is the real deal.”
“The Live Brave Weekend was an amazingly powerful experience. I'm so glad to have been a part of it. Thanks Margie for sharing your gift with us all.”
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If you have any questions about the Live Brave Women’s Weekend, please email one of Margie’s team at LiveBravely@MargieWarrell.com