A 3-Day Writing Retreat For Coaches, Writers & Entrepreneurs

May 2-4, 2023 in New Orleans, LA

Clarify your mission, blast through the inner critic, and change the world with your story!


Regular $997
Special early bird investment only $197 for all 3 days!

If you’re reading this, it means you know it’s time to share your story, mission, or message in a bigger way! 

Even if you feel some doubt, there’s probably a voice inside you that says, “You are made for this. Writing a book- being on stages or podcasts- even being a thought leader- is part of what you’re here to do.”

When that calling to write finds you, my experience is that you won’t be fulfilled (or even comfortable) unless you act on it and ultimately share your legacy with the world.

In case you don’t know me yet, my name is Sara Connell, and after a book saved my life 17 years ago, I used my second chance to make a contribution as a best-selling author.

Then I devoted my life to helping women and men with a story to share change- and even save- lives by becoming bestselling authors and speakers. 

The vow I made all those years ago has created a magical life. It took me to Oprah, The New York Times, Forbes, the TEDx stage, and many other exciting places.

It also inspired me to open Thought Leader Academy, where I enjoy the gift of coaching thousands of amazing authors, entrepreneurs, experts, and leaders who are changing the lives of millions through their stories and talks.


I’m sharing this with you because, after living the life I’ve lived, and working with the people I’ve worked with, I know that if you have the calling to write, to speak, and to share your mission…

Then not only are you capable and worthy, but someone out there right now needs your message… the one only you can share.

Your calling isn’t there by coincidence.

It’s there because you’re meant to make a BIG IMPACT on the world and there are people out there right now, waiting on your message. 

So come join me for my upcoming Write & Grow Rich Retreat happening May 2-4, 2023, in New Orleans, and over three powerful, interactive, and inspirational days together, my team and I will give you everything you need to:


Clarify your writing vision


Sharpen your writing craft


Gain confidence


Get clear on EXACTLY what you want to write


Finish and publish your first (or next) bestseller


Build a passionate audience of people eager to change their lives with your help


Use your writing to book speaking, podcasts, media appearances


Be seen as a leader in your industry


Monetize your writing and mission

Your ticket includes:

    • Inspiring ways to share your story, mission and message with the world
    • Writing workshops for all levels (beginner through advanced)
    • Dedicated individual writing time
    • Craft workshops
    • Masterclasses
    • Live coaching
    • Connection and networking opportunities
    • Mindset breakthroughs
    • Special evening sessions
    • Opportunity to add a 1-1 consult with an editor
    • Immersion in amazing city to explore and inspire your creativity

PLUS all the strategy and master mindset practices you’ll need to successfully fast track your sucess

WRITE AND GROW RICH will empower you with new, effective ways to share your story, mission, and message with the world and build a passionate audience of people only YOU can serve.

You’ll leave ready to make (or expand) the impact you are here to create!

So if you KNOW, deep down, that this is your year to make a huge impact and get your book/story/mission out into the world, but you find yourself…

  • Procrastinating
  • Putting other projects first
  • Feeling stressed and overwhelmed by your to-do list
  • Giving in to the fears and excuses for why you’re not good/capable/something enough to go all the way

Then click the button below to join me in May for the Write & Grow Rich Retreat!

Special early bird investment only $197 for all 3 days
(Save $400!)

Past retreat participants have become:

  • Bestselling Authors
  • Media Experts
  • Industry Leaders
  • Movement Creators
  • TEDx Speakers 
  • 6 & 7-Figure Coaches

They’ve also changed lives…both theirs, and the lives of people they are meant to serve!

Here’s what’s happening with clients who used what you will learn at this retreat:

It’s your time now!

If you’re reading this, I believe it’s because your story is needed. 

You are capable, worthy, and important beyond words.

What’s more- I believe you are the only one who can bring the message you are here to bring. 

There is someone sitting somewhere right now who needs your story, your insight, your vision.

Not mine. Not Oprah’s. Not Warren Buffett’s.


I say that because 17 years ago, a book from someone I didn’t know and had never heard of saved my life.

Because one woman shared her story, I was able to change mine.

Make no mistake, your story has that same power to change lives…

But only if you get it into the world and tell people where to find it.

Come to Write & Grow Rich, so my team and I can show you how to:

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Connect to your soul


Tap into the colossal power of a natural vortex


Choose your next big idea


Blast through limiting thoughts


Fill up with inspiration and guidance


Make a MASSIVE leap forward in the work you are here to share


Get empowered with new, effective ways to share your story, mission, and message with the world


Build a passionate audience of people only YOU can serve, and monetize your mission

Click the button below to grab your spot at the Write & Grow Rich Retreat!

Special early bird investment only $197 for all 3 days
(Save $400!)

*Retreat investment includes all content, materials, and supplies. Travel, accommodation, etc. are not included.*

Your mission, message, and audience are waiting!


What does my retreat ticket include?

Your ticket includes access to three full days of workshops, masterclasses, craft classes, strategies, coaching, mindset work, connection and networking with a community of like-minded writers, and all materials and supplies- EVERYTHING you need to share your story, mission, and message with the world and build a passionate audience of people only YOU can serve! (It does not include travel or accommodations.)

Is there a virtual option?

We are offering a fully in-person experience this year, so you can completely immerse and get the best possible results in the shortest amount of time. Immersion is a proven way to fast-forward results, and in-person immersion is most effective!

What if I get a ticket and then can’t come? Will I be able to get a refund?

You are eligible for a refund if you let us know by March 1st. After that time, we’ll have already booked your food and supplies so we won’t issue refunds

What if I’ve never finished - or even started - a book? Or if I’m not sure if I event want to write- Is this retreat for me?

Yes! Even if you have no clue what your writing should be about, or if you want to write yet, we will help you decide! What matters most is that you know you have a message to share in some say, and you want to clarify it, share it, and monetize it.

What if I HAVE published a book? Is this retreat for me?

Yes! If you want to publish another book, you’ll get what you need to identify your next book topic and make progress on fleshing it out, sharing it, and using it to fulfill your mission. This retreat will train you to sell more books, get bigger results and monetize your mission, story or any existing books in news ways.

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Sara Connell is a bestselling author and the founder of Thought Leader Academy where she helps coaches, writers and entrepreneurs become bestselling authors and speakers. She has been featured on: The Oprah Winfrey Show, Good Morning America, The View, FOX Chicago, NPR, Katie Couric and TEDx.

Her writing has appeared in: The New York Times, Forbes, Good Housekeeping, Parenting, The Bangelore Review, IO Literary Journal, and Penumbra & Psychobabble. Her first book Bringing In Finn was nominated for ELLE magazine Book of the Year.