Transforming our social systems from dysfunctional and unjust to nourishing and life sustaining is the work of the courageous, the creative, and those of us who are willing to look into the face of uncertainty and say “YES”.
The truth is, humanity is at a crossroads between unraveling and thriving. Climate change is worsening the human-induced destabilization of our global life support systems, and we can’t know for sure how it will play out. Nevertheless, you’re called to do something about it. You’ve witnessed and experienced the hurt caused by a paradigm rooted in industrial growth, extractive economies, racism, white nationalism, and patriarchy; yet, you still see that transforming these forces of destruction into a life-sustaining society that doesn’t privilege a few over the many is worth working hard for despite great uncertainty. By saying “yes” to the work of shaping what’s possible for future generations, you have embarked on an epic adventure, and I am deeply grateful for that.
I know from my experience as an organizer and activist that the journey can be exhausting and scary -- rife with unforeseeable challenges that will require your transformation to surmount them. At times, you might question whether you have what it takes to be successful. You might feel lonely and like the world -- or even just the success of your team -- rests on your shoulders alone.
If so, you are not alone! The culture of capitalism has normalized such experiences to the point that “burnout” and exhaustion have become the assumed cost of success, but it doesn’t have to be that way. The adventure you’re on can be enlivening, deeply fulfilling, and even joyous when you are prepared with the right skills and support from a nourishing community. You’ll likely need to work hard and navigate great discomfort to affect the change you seek, but you can succeed without struggling.
My team at Radical Support Collective (RSC) and I believe that the world needs people like you -- people who have devoted their lives to creating a more just and thriving world -- to have the skills and support to reach beyond where they usually stop themselves. The world needs you to go for your biggest, most audacious dreams in a way that is nourishing for you and the people you love.
When you are nourished by the work you do, you will nourish those who you serve with joy and ease.
I invite you to discover what being “well nourished” looks like for you as a changemaker and to see a next step for bringing that to your life.
Read on to learn more about who my clients are and how to work with me...
As a result of our work together, my clients show up courageously to create their biggest, boldest visions for the world while living fulfilling and joy-filled lives. Would you love to access more joy, ease and creativity as you do your work to transform our world?
I work with individuals and teams who:
Are committed to climate/social justice.
Are leaders and creators of community.
Through their work, are transforming a broken/unjust/harmful system or piece of the world into something more beautiful and life sustaining! For example, they might be transforming our food system through radical urban gardening, transforming the political system by innovating electoral politics, transforming our energy economy from reliance on extractive industries like fracking to renewable resources, or transforming the way people build community.
Coaching with me might be right for you/your team if:
You want support going beyond where you usually stop yourself as you go for your biggest, boldest visions for what is possible for the world.
You want to live a fulfilling, joyous life while also making the powerful contribution to the world that is uniquely yours to make.
You have a vision for a project that you know the world needs and you are looking for support to overcome the doubts, worries and fears that are getting in the way of bringing it to life.
Or maybe you have more ideas than you know what to do with, and you’re ready to see where your skill, passion, support systems, and greatest potential impact are aligned.
You are doing work that you love and want to take it to the next level (or want to see what that next level could be!)
You are pouring energy into your work (or relationships) and you still find yourself frustrated instead of fulfilled.
You see that the way you’re doing things now is unsustainable, and you’re ready to do things with more clarity, focus, ease, and grace.
Through working with me you’ll gain:
The life-transforming skill of discerning your "voice of wisdom" (your innate brilliance and wisdom) from your voice of worry, doubt, and fear, so that you can see for yourself what to do no matter what life throws your way.
Increased clarity about your vision for the contribution you would love to make to social and climate justice.
Your own personal “blueprint” to living a successful (by your own definition), self-expressed life, where you know in your heart that you're making the difference that you're here to make.
The skill of consistently focusing your energy on your vision, even when “urgent” demands on your energy emerge.
The skill to shift your attention to a resilient and authentic way of being with others and your work.
Support to move beyond the internal stopping points that are getting in the way as you take action towards bringing your vision to life.
Insight on exciting new possibilities for creative action.
Skills to help you contribute to authentic and collaborative teamwork. You will see how you want to contribute to creating teams and organizations in which each person is supported as a whole individual to be in action around a personal or shared vision.
So! You, transformer of this hurting and beautiful world of ours... what is the next great adventure that is beckoning you to say YES to it?
Whatever it is, if any part of this letter resonates with you, I would love to offer you a complimentary one-hour discovery session to explore the brilliant vision for your life and work, where you might love to experience more ease and joy, and whether working with me as your coach is a good fit for you. Even if it’s the only session we have together, my promise is that you’ll see a clear step toward making a meaningful contribution to a thriving future with ease.