What will you do this summer

that changes everything?






One in 4 adults - and nearly 1 in 3 millennials - is considering leaving their jobs.


That's a lot of people thinking about
what isn't worth doing...

...and what is.

Maybe you've had a breakthrough recently about  what you want (or no longer want) to do.

Or maybe you're ready for one.  

Grab the replays!

Check out this free series of workshops 

& interviews designed to light you up!

Replays available

for a limited time!

Check out a full week's worth of workshops & events
designed to inspire your best work — and your next step.

It's rain or shine. Bug free. 

And you won't have sit around in a wet bathing suit for extended periods.

It's kinda like if you could...


 ... Put your business brain in a bathing suit.


... Swim laps on your laptop.


... Make your LinkedIn profile and your inner artist bunk for a week in the same tent.


... Weave your stories and ideas together into something better than those dumb plastic lanyards we used to make. 


Terri Trespicio

Terri is a writer, speaker, and brand advisor whose TEDx talk, "Stop Searching for Your Passion," has more than 7 million views, and Hubspot named her one of the “Top 18 female speakers who are killing it." A Gateless certified instructor, she helps people of all backgrounds tap their creativity and put their work into words. Her forthcoming book, "Unfollow Your Passion," will be released January 2022 from Atria Books/Simon & Schuster.  


Dorie Clark

Dorie is a marketing and communications strategist, was named one of the Top 50 business thinkers in the world by Thinkers50, and author of several books including Entrepreneurial You and forthcoming book, The Long Game: How to be a long-term thinker in a short-term world. 

Susan McPherson


Susan is the author of The Lost Art of Connecting and founder of McPherson Strategies, a communications consultancy focused on the intersection of brands and social impact. 


Laura Belgray

Laura is a copywriting expert, founder of Talking Shrimp, co-creator with Marie Forleo of The Copy Cure, and author of forthcoming book, Tough Titties (Hachette 2022). She will tell you she’s an unapologetic lazy person, but given how much she has accomplished, we all find this hard to believe.


Farnoosh Torabi

Farnoosh is a leading personal finance expert, host and creator of the award-winning So Money podcast, which was named Top Female Hosted Podcast, Top Financial Podcast Award, and Top Podcast to Grow Your Business. She’s also the author of several books, including
When She Makes More.


Kate White


Kate White is the New York Times bestselling author of fifteen novels of suspense, including the just released The Fiancée, as well as eight Bailey Weggins mysteries. For fourteen years Kate served as the editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine before she left to concentrate full-time on being a suspense author.

Ilise Benun


Ilise is the founder of Marketing Mentor, host of Marketing Mentor podcast, and author of several books including The Creative Professionals Guide to Money.


Michael Roderick

Michael is the founder of Small Pond Enterprises, a consulting practice that grew out of his arts and entrepreneurship background. A former high school English teacher, Michael has also worked as a Broadway producer, and created an arts incubator program to teach more artists about building and growing their own businesses (PLAE).

He is al the founder of The Connecting Connectors Conference (ConnectorCon).


Jenn Lederer


Jenn is a motivational comedian and keynote speaker who combines elements of comedy, intuition and business strategies with a sense of heart. She’s been featured on SiriusXM, Forbes.com, The Huffington Post, Inspiring Lives Magazine and comedy clubs all over NYC.


Linda Ugelow


Linda is an author, speaker, TV host, speaking empowerment coach, and author of Delight in the Limelight. She’s been featured in Money Magazine, Nylon Magazine, Inspired Coach Magazine, mindbodygreen, Huffington Post, Positively Positive, and Thrive Global.

Sarah Montana

Sarah is a speaker, writer, and storyteller whose TEDx talk, "The Real Risk of Forgiveness and Why It's Worth It" has nearly 750,000 views. An award-winning screenwriter, Sarah has written several movies for the Hallmark channel, and is currently at work on a memoir.

Karen Kenney

Karen is a certified Spiritual Mentor, writer, speaker, and host of the The Karen Kenney Show Podcast. She’s also a certified Gateless instructor, retreat leader, and founder of THE NEST - an online spiritual membership & community, and has been teaching yoga for 20+ years.  


Alex Jamieson

is an entrepreneur, guide, coach and (my favorite) a multi-hyphenate creator and artist. She hosts the popular Her Rules Radio podcast, and is the best-selling author of five books, including her latest, Radical Alignment. She was also the co-creator and co-star of the Oscar-nominated documentary Super Size Me. More at alexandrajamieson.com


Mary Gauthier

Mary Gauthier is a grammy-nominated singer songwriter whose 2018 album Rifles & Rosary Beads was named Best Album of the Year at International Folk Music Awards and #1 Best Singer/Songwriter Album of 2018 by LA Times. Mary’s also a Gateless-certified instructor, and her brand new book is
Saved by a Song: The Art and Healing Power of Songwriting. More at marygauthier.com.

What you will do...


Experiment with new ideas and approaches to your work (whether that’s your career, your business, or stuff you do just because you like it). We’ll do some seriously fun things—without taking ourselves too seriously.


Hear from authors, makers, and creators of all types who make creative play a critical part of their work—and participate in workshops with open-minded, positive people who are rooting for you.


You’re going to generate ideas, stories, and strategies, using the page as a discovery tool. The Gateless Method will change the way you approach the page as a tool for self-discovery.

What you will discover...

How to counter your inner critic
Why there's no such thing as TMI - and how sharing more can extend your reach.
How to expand your network without having fancy connections or a big personality.
How to use your work as your personal development laboratory.
What successful professionals do to keep their creative channels wide open.
How to use comedy as a breakthrough to new ideas.
How to feel more comfortable (and less terrified) in the spotlight.
How to write in a way that doesn’t feel like torture


How one business owner manages a daily email
How a bestselling mystery novelist turns out a book a year
How a copywriter tripled her list by dishing on...herself
Why a prominent business thinker invests valuable time in things that aren't paying her or directly connected to her work.
How one woman knew she when she was (and wasn't) ready to share her story

 All of the fun. None of the sunburn. 


July 19-23, 2021

Register now.
Come when you can.


What to expect...

Here’s what each day looks like:

(and yes! It will be recorded and shared with registrants only)

Morning Swim

Start each day with a dip onto the page. Terri will lead you through a brief meditation and writing prompt, followed by some feedback. Insights and sparks abound! 


Art & Craft

Come ready to learn, try, and experiment skills and tools to add to your arsenal.  

Guided Hike

Set out to explore new territory with an expert guide.


Meet back by the fire to listen to and chat with a featured guest about how they keep their creative wheels turning and use those efforts to power their work. 


'We may think of play as optional, casual activity. But play is fundamental to evolution. Without play, humans and many other animals would perish."

– Diane Ackerman, Deep Play

This event is SPF 50

We’ll be drawing on and working within the principles and guidelines of The Gateless Method—which means no judgment or criticism of your work, no disclaiming; it functions as a kind of SPF, screening out harsh rays so we can enjoy the warmth.  





July 19-23, 2021

Register now.
Come when you can.


About Terri Trespicio

Terri Trespicio is an award-winning writer, speaker, and brand advisor. She helps individuals and organizations to nail their messaging and engage clients, customers, and fans. She also leads writing workshops and retreats all over the country to help people tap their creative genius. Her TEDx talk, “Stop Searching for Your Passion,” has more than 7 million views. She was recently named by Hubspot as one of the “Top 18 female speakers who are killing it” and cited as one of the world’s leading creatives by Creative Boom magazine. A former magazine editor and radio host at Martha Stewart, she has appeared on the Today show, Dr. Oz, The Early Show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Anderson Cooper Show. Her work has been featured Oprah magazine, Marie ClairePrevention, Business Insider, Forbes.com, and Inc.com.  She leads several events and retreats each year for people who want to surface their own creative genius. An in-demand, top-rated speaker, Terri is also a stand-up comic and has performed all over New York City and beyond. She lives in Manhattan.

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