www.sethbush.com

Emergent Changemakers Coaching Group

A 3-month group to support you to take consistent, courageous action in service of equitable, just, and resilient communities.

Or schedule a chat about the group so we can see if joining is the best way to support you.
Email Seth with questions: coach@sethbush.com

Who is this program for?

  • You are an emergent changemaker: You see the world as it is, imagine the world as it could be, and are called to bridge the gap with some new (to you) contribution. You have an unshakeable idea for how you can make a difference, and you can’t bear to keep it on the back burner any longer.

  • Whether you’re a seasoned activist, leader or someone recently (re-)awakened to the injustices of our social systems and compelled to act, there’s a new level of community contribution seeking to emerge from your heart.

  • You’re more interested in action and civic engagement than complicit silence

  • Your calling demands personal growth and uncomfortable changes. For example:

    • A career change

    • Starting a new project or campaign

    • Learning and practicing a new skill

    • Becoming a participant/leader in your community or with an organization you see doing important work

    • A new relationship with money

    • The sometimes uncomfortable necessity to ask for and receive support

  • You see that now is the time to act, but action means change and change is uncomfortable. Help!

  • You’re seeking clarity on how to navigate those changes and wanting a dedicated community of support that has your back.

Outcomes You Can Expect

  • Clarity on the work you’d love to be doing in service of equitable, just, and resilient communities.

  • Momentum and experience of joy in that work.

  • Skills and tools for resilience so you can do that work for as long as it takes to experience completion.

  • A dedicated community of fellow changemakers from which delightful and functional systems of support emerge.

  • A way of being such that “self care” is the default position

  • Abundant energy for investment in your whole self while making the impact you’re called to make.

  • Thriving, transformational relationships with your community and fellow changemakers

  • Really awesome celebration dances

Dates

We’ll meet for our live sessions on Tuesdays, 7 - 8:30pm Eastern Time, on the dates below.

Intro call on 3/13: Get to know other group participants and declare what you’re willing to produce with the group’s support.

90-minute Group Coaching Sessions: 3/27, 4/10, 4/24, 5/8, 5/22, 6/5

Can’t make some of the live sessions? No worries! You’ll get a recording of each session no later than 48 hours afterward, AND you can always take advantage of the unlimited text support and Facebook Group.

Not available these dates/times? If you’re clear that you would join if the sessions were just at a different time (or day), email me at coach@sethbush.com and let me know. We may start a second group if enough people express interest.

What is coaching all about?

As a coach, I support you to:

  • See clearly the contributions you’re here to make

  • Move beyond your familiar stopping points

  • Have breakthroughs and learn the lessons you need to learn to grow into the person you are

  • Take action with ease and joy (instead of the familiar struggle)

  • Celebrate your successes and learn lessons they have to teach you

I won’t be giving advice, I’ll be supporting you to listen to your “voice of wisdom” and clear away the “mental fog” that often comes up when you’re going for something that is important to you.

In this coaching group, you’ll be with a group of 4-6 changemakers like you who are dedicated to making their greatest contribution for a better world. I will be coaching you in a group setting to have breakthroughs, and the group will be getting coached (directly and indirectly) as each person gets coached.

How it works & what you get

The group goes for three months. This allows us to create a tight-knit community of support, and allows you to set and score meaningful goals with the community alongside you for the whole journey.

Two 90-minute calls per month: We’ll meet for two group sessions per month, each of which is 90-minutes long.

Join by video or phone: We will meet via video chat on the Zoom platform, which is the next best thing to being in a room together. You can also call in by phone.

Get coached frequently: Each person will get coached at least every other session (and usually more frequently).

Small group: It’s important to me that you get the support you’re here for. This group will have 4-6 people in it.

Unlimited text support: In between our coaching sessions, we can text or email back and forth to talk about your questions, challenges, and celebrations!

Community Facebook group: Use this group for sharing celebration, pairing up with support buddies, asking questions, and cheering each other on.

Handouts and slides: I will be sharing occasional tools and handouts so that you can take the lessons from our coaching conversations and easily put them into action in your life. You will be able to access these through a shared Google Drive folder.

Video recordings: You will get video recordings of every session.

Pricing: Pay what you can!

I am committed to creating a world where everyone is supported 100% and no one is left out. The rate I charge for coaching reflects this by having those who can pay more support me to offer lower rates to those who can pay only at lower levels. By paying the most authentic fee for yourself, you are helping ensure that my support is accessible.

Suggested Sliding Scale

Pay one of these tiers OR an authentic amount higher, lower, or in between:

If your annual income (or the amount of money to which you have access) is… ...that’s about this much accessible funds per month... I suggest that you pay a monthly fee of... For a total program fee of:
$90,000+ $7,500+ $180 $540
$50,000 - $89,999 $4,000 - $7,500 $120 $360
$20,000 - $49,999 $1,500 - $4,000 $60 $180
$0 - $19,999 <$1,500 $20 $60
If $20/month is a hardship, let’s talk and find a way to support you!

How It Works

I operate on an honor system and don’t require you to disclose your income. I also honor that both expenses and income factor into your situation, so I ask that you discern the price truly right for you — whether that is below or above your suggested tier.

Answer the following questions for yourself using the suggested sliding scale below as a guideline:

  1. What investment level would be fairly comfortable for me to pay?

  2. What rate would be a “stretch” but not a hardship for me to pay -- truthfully factoring in my access to outside support (fundraising through family, friends, community, or creative ventures)?

  3. Am I willing to register at that rate?

  4. What would be the cost of NOT investing in my own growth, from a coach or otherwise?

I ask that you pay at the tier that is a “stretch” but not a hardship for the sake of:

  1. Your development: Your investment reflects the value you are willing to get out of this program. By paying at the level that is a true “stretch” for you,  you’ll get to see how incredibly capable you are of moving past your familiar worries and doubts and you will experience the very breakthroughs you are seeking from coaching.

  2. A thriving, inclusive community of changemakers: The lower levels are for those who truly cannot pay more, even factoring in the financial support of others. By paying an authentic rate, you are helping to build an inclusive, thriving community of world changers.

“What if I feel bad paying less?”

Please -- pay with joy and keep it simple! Make sure your investment is a true stretch and not a hardship. Pay more, knowing you’re helping folks join who otherwise couldn’t. OR pay less, knowing you’re giving what you truly can.

Want to talk it over? Schedule a complimentary discovery session with me at www.sethbush.com/#schedule , or email me at coach@sethbush.com. No sales-y stuff, no pressure, just a chat to see what will serve you best and answer your questions.


FAQ

What happens during the group sessions?

Sessions are 90 minutes long and happen twice per month for three months. You will get coached personally at least every other session (and usually more frequently than that).

A typical session looks like:

  • Getting centered together

  • Sharing our celebrations with one another (and mini-dance parties)

  • One person in the “coaching seat” shares what they’d like support on.

  • That person gets coached (usually ~15 minutes each). I’ll bring in the wisdom of the group to support everyone to be learning the lessons that are there for them. The magic of the group happens here!

  • Everyone shares their personal takeaways from the conversation.

  • Next person is up on the “coaching seat.”

There is never a dull moment on these sessions. And they are consistently very energizing for everyone who participates.

What topics/areas can I get coaching on?

Anything! There’s no limit. Although this group is for “changemakers,” you don’t have to get coaching on something you think of as your “changemaking work.” Because the truth is… everything is related to your contributions and changemaking! Topics you might get coaching on:

Career, passion, entrepreneurial ventures, relationship with money, relationship with time, love and partnership, health, friendships, teams, communication, activism, enjoyment and relaxation, hobbies … and just about anything else.

How is coaching different from therapy?

Psychotherapy is focused primarily on healing, processing, trauma, and emotions. Though you may experience emotions when getting coached, we see them as a normal part of being human, and direct our focus toward getting you the support to move forward clearly and powerfully.

Think of a sports context: If an athlete wants to play their best game, they hire a coach to support them to refine their game and make their greatest contributions. If they sprain their ankle, they wouldn’t go to their coach asking how to improve their game, they would see a physical therapist until they were healed enough to get back on the field.

It’s not uncommon for a person to realize during coaching that healing is called for. If a healing need arises while we’re coaching, my promise as a professional coach is to help you see what kind of support would make a difference for you.