After spending twenty-plus years honing her skills in the highly-structured corporate environment, Brooke set out on her own to use those skills in helping women and entrepreneurs succeed. Brooke founded and is actively involved in several dynamic organizations, including Viva Club Mexico, inspiring women to reclaim their joie de vivre through engaging workshops and adventure travel. Brooke teams up with dynamic, world-class co-facilitators to deliver the best "scream viva" experience possible. When not in Mexico, Brooke is helping entrepreneurs navigate the growth stage of their business though her company Springboard Ventures. Brooke Martellaro lives nestled in the pines of Colorado with her golden retriever, Meko. She loves golfing, traveling, wining and dining with friends and discovering new adventures.
A writer, editor, writing coach and workshop leader, Susan Stroh specializes in writing, ghostwriting, editing and teaching MEMOIR. Books she has written or worked on include: From Immigrant to Innovator: the Vision, Work and Legacy of Adolf Schoepe; by Susan Stroh; Why You No Scream Viva?!, by Brooke Martellaro; I Hate to Say Goodbye, by Ruti Yudovich: Jess Tyree; Legend: Still Racing, Still Winning; by Susan Stroh, Surviving Cancer: the Magic Ingredients, by Martha Frost; Loving Dangerously; From Nepal and Back, by Lynda Cain Hubbard; Papaw; by Susan Stroh; Fabulous Fifth by Irene M. Lane; Becoming Lee, by Lee Jackman; Me, by Karen Neiubur; Musings on Memoir, by Susan Stroh. Susan also has published profiles, stories and articles and won top awards for a screenplay and short story. Her memoir workshops have yielded several published books and she is nurturing more student and clients’ projects on their way to publication.
You and your life can be the inspiration and source material for many stories to celebrate.
Escape your world for one enchanting week in Playa del Carmen and let your imagination soar and your words flow! In this workshop, we will help you find your voice, connect the dots of your life and learn how to express your story authentically and eloquently. Our beautiful surroundings and adventurous activities will provide inspiration for writing exercises and Susan will provide expert instruction that reminds you of what you already know and things you might consider that you did not know. You will leave this workshop having recognized and nurtured your talent, ideas and intentions – and who knows, maybe even having completed the beginning of your own memoir.
No matter what, you will definitely come home ready to live your life to its fullest, Screaming VIVA!!
Retreats are Sunday to Sunday. Investment*: $2,500 - $2,800 USD, depending on single or double occupancy rooms. Return on Investment: Priceless.
*Investment includes workshop tuition, adventures, room and board. Investment does not include airfare, transfers, and spending money.