B&B Retreat 2022

Lets go back to the beach ...

We’re excited to finally announce that YES, it’s happening — we are headed back to the beach for a Breakthrough & Begin retreat November 3-6, 2022, in Emerald Isle, North Carolina, and this one’s exclusively for B&B alumni!

Please note that registration for the 2022 retreat is now closed. We look forward to seeing our B&B alumni on the beach this November!

Based on your feedback and interest surveys, here’s how it’s going to work:
- We will open registration on Thursday July 7th at noon (12 pm) EST/11 am CST.
- A link will be sent to everyone via email. If you are receiving this email, you will receive the link to register.
- There will not be a pre-screening process this time around. We already have information from all of you. You will secure your spot by registering and paying the registration fee.
- When you register, you will be able to select your room preference and payment preference (either all at once or installments).
- If your preferred room option is not available/sold out, you may opt to select another room option or have your name added to a waiting list for your first choice of accommodations.
- That’s it! Once you receive your payment confirmation, your spot is secured and you can start planning to meet us at the beach.

Questions? We’ve got answers for you: 

How will this retreat be different from my first retreat?

This retreat will be different because you are different from the last time you came to Breakthrough & Begin! (Let’s be real, the past few years have changed us all tremendously.) And while we’ll draw upon the themes and concepts that led to so many aha moments and transformations at past retreats, we will most definitely expand and dive deeper into the focus areas that are central to personal development. 

Another significant difference is that Mel will be doing less teaching and explaining of key concepts (identity development, limiting beliefs, fear-based patterns, values), as you are a group of women who already share a collective baseline knowledge. This experience will be more focused on evaluating your current state, asking questions of where do you want to go, getting honest about what’s in the way, breaking down the process for values-based decision making and then focusing more time on runways, plans and little leaps. So, less background teaching and more time for individual insights, opportunities to share with the group and action plans. 

There will be extra emphasis, work and conversation with the central question of: how do we keep aspiring, growing, achieving and desiring personal and professional success while also living true to our values and the life we say we want for ourselves. A worthy footnote in this conversation is the consequence of burnout and disappointing others when making hard yet needed decisions. Who couldn’t use some guidance and clarity here?

Will you offer alumni pricing?

Yes! We are rolling back prices to our original B&B pricing structure. Rather than getting into confusing discount codes and pricing strategies, we are going back to basics. This is the last time we will ever offer these prices! As we move forward with new content and a new structure, future B&B pricing will reflect that. 

What are my room options and pricing?

Keep It Cozy – King Suite Registration (10 spots available)
Accommodations for this registration will be the following:
– Sharing a spacious king bed suite (1 bed) with private full bath + shower 

Queen Suite Registration (2 spots available)
Accommodations for this registration will be the following:
– Sharing a room with your own queen bed + full bath (street side)

Bunkmate Registration (2 spots available)
Accommodations for this registration will be the following:
– Sharing a large room with your own full bed
– Room features private full bath and shower

Single Room Registration (limited to one spot)
Accommodations for this registration will be the following:
– Your own spacious king suite + full private bath + shower

Is there a refund policy?

We get it! Sometimes life happens and things come up. Here's how our policy works:
– The deposit is non-refundable.
– Please know that you alone may NOT transfer your spot and registration to another participant unless it is another alum + approved by our team.
– If you cancel prior to August 10, 2022, you will receive a full refund, less the deposit. If you cancel after August 10, 2022, you will receive a 50% refund not including your deposit.
– After Sept 1, 2022, we regret that no refund is available unless we have a waiting list and can fill your spot.
– If your spot is filled, you will be completely refunded less a $100 processing fee. There are no refunds for no shows, early departures, or unused services.

And here is some more info for you!


We’re headed back to Just Breathe! The stunning oceanfront accommodations include:

– Pool/Jacuzzi
– Sandy beach
– Laundry
– Elevator
– Wireless high speed Internet access
– Covered and open decks for lounging
– All bedrooms have a private, full bath
– All-inclusive meals, snacks, coffee, juices, beverages and adult beverages. Breakfast is ‘make your own’ with an assortment of delicious options. Lunches and dinners are catered. The kitchen will be open 24/7 for #allthesnacks as well.

Also included are:

– All materials for the weekend (paper, pens, etc)
– All the swag and gifts
– A Zoom chat after the retreat

Registration does not include:

– Travel to/from Emerald Isle, NC
– Travel to/from nearby airports to Emerald Isle house. You do not need to rent a vehicle and we do not recommend doing so. Shuttle service is available from New Bern or Jacksonville NC airport to the island. Uber is also available. We will provide you with a detailed travel document once our group is finalized. 

And just in case you need reminding, your registration also includes:

Mel. All of Mel. Mel’s current one-hour coaching fee is $150. For companies and small groups, the daily fee is anywhere from $1,500 to $5,000.

Accessibility – Our team is all yours, all weekend long. Morning coffee, beach walks, conversation, meals, lounge time, learning time, all of it. We will be fully present with you the entire weekend. 

Knowledge – Whether business, professional, personal or otherwise, Mel’s gift is helping you see a path through it and asking simple questions that get to the heart of what’s really going on. 

The space – Creating a space for you to feel safe, free and open is a responsibility our team holds in the highest regard and we believe this is something that makes our retreats stand out from the rest. 

The women – For each one of you who will decide to return, there is a woman at this retreat who will become your person. There is a woman who will become your ally in life. There is a woman who will hold your story, pain, joy and grief with immeasurable love that you simply can’t know until it's experienced. 

Soooo …

You know what this experience entails, and all the powerful ways it can impact your life. The invitation is yours to claim. 

And now our question for you is …

Will you join us back on the beach?