A letter from Seth: To the audacious adventurers shaping a life-nourishing future...

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 with ease. 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 are ready 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.

  • 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.

And visit my page to learn more about me, my qualifications, what my clients have to say about their work with me.

I can't wait to hear from you,

Seth

P.S. If you have thoughts, reflections or feedback on this letter, I’d love to hear from you! Email me directly at seth@radicalsupport.org.

A letter from Jess: To those called to transform the unjust pieces of this beautiful world

Transforming the destructive and unjust pieces of our world into something that is beautiful 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, our world is at a crossroads between unraveling and thriving and we can’t know how it will play out. In this moment in human history where we look in the face of climate chaos, rampant ecological destruction, and rising racism, xenophobia and white nationalism, this work (YOUR work)-- to reckon with these forces of destruction and transform them into something life sustaining-- is an a epic calling, and one that is vitally important to the future of the planet. I’m so deeply grateful that you have devoted your life to doing this work.

I know from my own experience as an organizer and activist, that it is a path filled with possibility, uncertainty, beauty and pain. I know that at the same time that this path is thrilling, enlivening, and deeply fulfilling, it can also be lonely, exhausting and scary. As changemakers, we can’t know whether our work will succeed in the ways that we want it to, but we can choose to live fully amidst the great adventure of this time: to work for the transition from a paradigm rooted in industrial growth, patriarchy, and white supremacy to a life-sustaining society that doesn’t privilege a few over the many.

As a changemaker on this courageous journey, you are always growing and evolving and expanding into the next great part of the impact that YOU are uniquely positioned to create. In our movements, too many of us are burning our candle at both ends, being martyrs for the things we love, and exhausting ourselves as the cost of bringing about a better world (sound familiar? I know used to know this very well myself).

My team at Radical Support Collective and I created RSC because we believe that the world needs  people like you, who have devoted their lives to creating a more just and sustainable world to go for their biggest boldest dreams and that these courageous people deserve to live lives that they love while making the impact that matters most to them.

You deserve to be lit up and thriving as you do the work that you do to serve the world… and so, I want to invite you to work with me, to get support to do just that: THRIVE.

Read on to learn more about who my clients are and how to work with me:

Through our work together, my clients to 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 changemakers who are committed to climate/social justice

  • Are leaders and creators of community

  • Through their work, they are transforming a destructive/unjust/harmful 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 through innovating electoral politics, or transforming climate chaos, by organizing for climate justice

Coaching with me might be right for you/your team if:

  • You want support to go for their biggest, boldest visions for what is possible for the world

  • You are ready to start living a truly luminous life while also making the powerful contribution to the world that is uniquely theirs 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

  • 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 it's leaving you frustrated instead of fulfilled

  • You see that the way that you’re doing things now is burning you out, and you’re ready to do things with more ease, focus, clarity 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 definitions), 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. You will develop the skill to shift your attention to a more 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 thE unjust pieces of this beautiful world of ours... what is the next great thing in your life and your work that is beckoning you to say YES to it?

Whatever it is, if you see yourself and your vision for your life in this letter,  I would love to offer you a complimentary 55 minute discovery session to explore the challenges you are facing, your brilliant vision for your life and work, 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 the difference in the world that you are here to make.

Are you ready to be truly lit up by your life and your work? Let’s talk.

Click here to sign up for a discovery session and here to learn more about me, my qualifications, what my clients have to say about their work with me.

I can't wait to hear from you,

- Jess

p.s. If you have thoughts, reflections or feedback on this letter, I’d love to hear from you! Email me directly at Jess@radicalsupport.org


"Invitation" by Mary Oliver

Oh do you have time
to linger
for just a little while
out of your busy

and very important day
for the goldfinches
that have gathered
in a field of thistles

for a musical battle,
to see who can sing
the highest note,
or the lowest,

or the most expressive of mirth,
or the most tender?
Their strong, blunt beaks
drink the air

as they strive
melodiously
not for your sake
and not for mine

and not for the sake of winning
but for sheer delight and gratitude –
believe us, they say,
it is a serious thing

just to be alive
on this fresh morning
in the broken world.
I beg of you,

do not walk by
without pausing
to attend to this
rather ridiculous performance.

It could mean something.
It could mean everything.
It could be what Rilke meant, when he wrote:
You must change your life.

Mary Oliver, “Invitation,” A Thousand Mornings (New York: Penguin Books, 2013).

Introducing the Radical Support Collective!

Introducing the Radical Support Collective!

By way of introduction, we are Jess, Seth, and Anastasia. We are each changemakers and leadership coaches with roots in the movement for climate justice. We believe that a better world is possible, and that deep interconnection is the key to bringing it forth. That is why we’re launching the Radical Support Collective (RSC for short).

The RSC 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. We will provide this support through one-on-one coaching, team coaching, trainings on community resilience and strategic resistance, and healing work for body/mind/spirit.