PULSE Coaching Group
A 3-month group to support you to take consistent, courageous action along your hero's journey.
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 the thing you do next after PULSE. You have a vision for how you can make a difference, and you want support making it clear and taking steps to make it reality with ease.
You’re more interested in action and civic engagement than complicit silence
Your calling demands personal growth and uncomfortable changes. For example:
A new job or course of education
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 -- TBD, 2 Sessions/month May thru July
Fill out the Doodle Poll to indicate your availability: https://doodle.com/poll/vxgcxcyw85z32x3p
Mark "Yes" if you can meet in-person and "If need be" if you can only meet via video conference or phone call on a given day. Mark "No" if you are unavailable. We'll check-in about the schedule after we start to set times for the second half of June and July.
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 6 changemakers from PULSE 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/meetings per month: We’ll meet for two group sessions per month, each of which is 90-minutes long. We will decide together whether to meet in-person or via Zoom video conference.
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 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 online session.
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.