Do you find yourself seeking permission?

Wondering about taking a big risk? Feeling afraid to make changes in your life or career?


You’re invited to join this intimate gathering of women in our brand-new book circle series, facilitated by our own, Coco Rosenblatt-Farrell.

In our first series, we’ll dive deep into Permission to Try: 11 Things You Need to Hear When You’re Scared to Change Your Life. As a community, we’ll work through the book’s themes together and uncover ways to apply them to our own lives. And to guide us through this experience, we’ll be joined by the book’s author, Annie Franceschi, at every session.

Hosted in the warm and welcoming community space of The Love Lab, we’ll explore the fears that keep us from taking risks, facing fears, and trying things that feel way outside of our comfort zone.


  • increased self love & acceptance

  • new levels of confidence & empowerment

  • new perspectives on the concepts of permission and change

  • a community of like-minded women ready to support you in the next chapter of your life


  • 10 hours of group empowerment coaching (broken into 4 sessions)

  • We’ll do this over 4 (2.5 hour long) interactive, evening sessions hosted across 8 weeks (we’ll meet every other Wednesday)

    • Session 1: Discovering Permission

    • Session 2: Rethinking Your Purpose

    • Session 3: Embracing Change & Taking Action

    • Session 4: Facing Your Feelings, Fears, and Failures

  • Your own signed paperback copy of “Permission to Try” by Annie Franceschi

  • Guided group meditation, empowerment coaching, and discussion facilitation by Coco Rosenblatt-Farrell of She’s Ready to Rise

  • Exclusive private group guidance from the author: small business branding expert and former Disney storyteller, Annie Franceschi of Greatest Story Creative, at every session

How to register now

First session date: Wednesday, March 6 (Following sessions will be 3/20, 4/3, 4/17)
Session meeting time: Every other Wednesday from 7-9:30pm at The Love Lab in Durham

Tuition Investment:
$300 (includes 10 hours of group empowerment coaching with both Coco & Annie, plus a signed paperback copy of the book)
limited seats available


Do I need to have read the book?


Do I need to have read the book before we start?

No! In fact, Annie will be gifting you a signed paperback copy at our first session on Wednesday, March 6. We’ll read the book together across 8 weeks, covering Part 1 on March 20, Part 2 on April 3, and finally Part 3 on April 17. The book is less than 200 pages, so you should have plenty of time to cover each part during the two weeks across each session.

What if I’ve already read Permission to Try? Will this experience still be helpful for me?

How wonderful! Our book circle is an exciting opportunity to spend private time with the author, meet a community of like-minded women, join in discussion and work on how the themes and insights of the book can apply to your life and/or career.

What will we do during each session?

Coco will lead us in guided meditation and active discussion around the book’s themes at every session, and the book’s author, Annie, will provide insight and guidance every step of the way. As a participant, you’ll have the opportunity to share your input and personal interests on what we should discuss and focus on from the book during each session.

Our first session will cover the themes of permission as a whole, and the other three sessions will be discussions, exercises, and exploration of the three parts of the book: Part 1 - Rethink Your Purpose, Part 2 - Embrace Change and Take Action, and Part 3 - Face Your Feelings, Failures, and Fears.

Will we talk about life? Career/business? Or both?

We’ll tailor our discussion to the group’s interests! The book covers many aspects of taking risks in life, career, and business, so we’ll focus on what everyone is most drawn to and dealing with in their own lives. We’re excited to explore these intertwined aspects of life together, and you definitely don’t have to have a full-time job or own a business to join us and gain value from this experience.

What if I have to miss a session?

Though we encourage attendance at all four sessions to get the most of your experience, you’re still welcome to join us if you have to miss one of our 4 sessions due to a conflict! We expect each session to be valuable.

If you do think it’s likely you’d have to miss more than 1 session date, a future circle on another book may be a better fit for you. Upon reserving your spot, please note that if you need to cancel, your investment in this series is partially refundable until 72 hours prior to the first session, minus a $25.00 processing fee. After this time, due to the nature of this event series, your investment will become non-refundable, regardless of how many sessions attended.

If you're unsure if this series will be a good fit for you, please contact Coco here with any questions before reserving your spot. She’d be happy to help!

Register now to join us.

More questions? Happy to answer them! Reach Coco here.


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