A letter to those called to create a life sustaining society amidst the climate crisis

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 are 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 these challenges 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 working effectively and living fulfilling and joy-filled lives.  Would you love to access more efficacy, 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 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 racism and misogyny by organizing for racial and gender justice, or transforming climate chaos by organizing for climate action.

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

  • You want support to go for your 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 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 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 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 and work for climate justice 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