The Radical Support Collective supports organizations and individuals to do joyous, purposeful work that is in deep connection to their movements, community, and the world. We use the tools of ecological thinking and coaching to support our clients to both create -- and be a reflection of -- a world in which everyone is thriving.
What is Radical Support?
Radical support happens when everyone sees their role in movement work clearly and is fully supported to live their lives as a reflection of the thriving world they seek to create. It means being in constant relationship with your team and your shared purpose regardless of the challenges ahead -- instead of carrying the weight of the world on your own shoulders. Radical support is the fertile soil from which our boldest, most beautiful visions can grow.
What We Do
We support movements for social change through an ecological lens, which means we see that each of us is a crucial member of a complex, deeply interconnected ecosystem. We support you to do your work in a way that reflects a world where everyone thrives and to do it from the understanding that your life is bound up with every other team and individual.
We know that every changemaker and team is unique, so we create a system of support that meets your needs. Our collective members are all certified coaches, and we have a diversity of additional skills and experiences to offer our clients — ranging from training grassroots organizers and strategic planning to yoga instruction and meditation.
When you work one-on-one with an RSC coach, we'll support you to clarify your vision for the life you'd love and learn tools to consistently focus your energy on bringing that vision into reality. Through coaching, you'll see exciting new possibilities for action and for building a community to support your changemaking. We'll support you to boldly go for what you know in your heart is possible.
TEAM & ORGANIZATIONAL COACHING
When your team signs up to work with RSC, we create support you by weaving together one-on-one coaching, team coaching, trainings on community resilience and strategic resistance, and healing work for body/mind/spirit. As a result, your team will experience clarity on your shared purpose, ease in your collaboration, and a sense of satisfaction that you're doing the work you're meant to do.
Courses & Training
Explore, learn, and receive support alongside a community of dedicated changemakers in one of our public programs. Join us for one of our bi-weekly Dream Team Mastermind groups or invest in six months of transformational support through the Thriving Teams Course (launching in early 2019). We can also design custom training and programs for your organization or team.
Our team believes in the leadership of dreamers and changemakers who are committed to building a more just and sustainable future for all. We believe in the magic of community and that through interconnection anything is possible.
Humanity has a lot of work ahead. The living systems that support all of humanity are unraveling. We're facing climate change, xenophobia, and a broken political system. This is exactly why now, maybe more than ever, is the time for our movements to start seeing how we’re all deeply interconnected and dependent on one another -- at the movement, organizational, and individual levels.
Being a changemaker today is a courageous and uncertain path. We know the beauty and challenges of that journey. Like so many of our allies and peers, we have been lit up by our vision for what is possible, only to talk ourselves out of acting on it. We have declared our dedication to equity and justice only to get tangled in the fear and worry that comes with saying “yes” to building a new world. We have felt alone.
We believe that if we choose to see ourselves and each other as whole, complete, interconnected beings, we could radically change the ways our movements work. We would no longer live on the brink of burnout (or in burnout) because of a culture we are upholding where we’re expected to carry the weight of the world on our own shoulders. Instead, we would be supported by our peers and organizations to be in constant connection with our shared purpose and each other regardless of the challenges ahead. That connection would fuel our vision for what’s possible through our collective work.
We founded the Radical Support Collective because we want changemakers to experience a sense of joy and purpose in their work that stems from deep connections with their movement, community and the world.