My approach works best for people who are deeply committed to social change and find themselves in one of the following two groups…

Group One: You’re in a leadership position where interpersonal dynamics, an overwhelming workload, and lack of support threaten the longevity and quality of your work. Here’s what that might look like:

  1. Conflicts within your team threaten your success and leave you frustrated, disappointed, and bewildered. Your work is too important to fumble, but it feels hard to hold your vision front and center when conflicts take all you’ve got.
  2. No matter what you do, someone will be mad at you. Your decisions keep you up at night, and feeling alone with it all makes you feel even worse. You want to finally be able to stop second-guessing yourself and trust that you’ll be okay.
  3. You were recently promoted or elected to a new leadership role, and you’re nervous. You want to do everything you can to prevent conflict, navigate skillfully around obstacles, sustain your energy, and succeed in this work for the long haul.
  4. You’re a white leader committed to anti-racism. You want to create working conditions where people are truly supported—especially people of color. But you’re hearing complaints from staff or clients of color, find yourself getting upset or overwhelmed, and feel lost about how to make things better.
  1. You recently received hard-to-hear feedback or a mixed 360 review. You need to learn some new skills or ways of being at work in order to show up more effectively.
  1. You’re a board member of an organization facing a pending leadership transition. You know that the organization needs to invest in navigating this change well and supporting younger leaders to steer the organization toward long-term success.
  1. You’re a leader in your fifties or sixties, and you’re wondering what’s next for you in life and work. You want to feel excited about the next phase of your life and proud of the legacy you leave behind.

Group Two: You’ve reached a fork in the road. The conflict, frustration, and exhaustion have reached a tipping point, and you’re now contemplating changing jobs or careers.

You want to stop feeling drained at the end of the day and be more present to your loved ones, while still doing fulfilling work. Something has to give, but you’re struggling to identify alternatives that would feed you and narrow in on next steps.

As you contemplate what’s next, voices of self-doubt and insecurity make it hard to see your path forward. You keep going back and forth about what to do next. You want to get clear about whether you can find fulfillment in your current work or whether you need to go in a whole new direction.

My approach works especially well for the following professionals:

Leaders of organizations dedicated to progressive policy change, community organizing, facilitating transformation, or designing solutions to this moment’s most pressing challenges

Executive directors, organizational leaders, and others with titles that include the words director, coordinator, organizer, founder, manager, president, or lead

Social entrepreneurs who put people and planet over profits and are committed to building just and democratic economies

Elected and appointed government leaders

Candidates running for public office

Ministers and other faith leaders

University professors and others in higher ed

You’d probably be a good match for the work I offer if you value:

Solidarity: You are deeply committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, and doing your part to bring forth a world in which all peoples’ needs are met. You are passionate about confronting systemic challenges, addressing systemic complexities, and working toward systemic transformation.

Friendship: You value love, community, and connection, and long for more of these in your life.

Wellbeing: You’ve reached a moment in your life where you’re ready to prioritize your own needs. You long for greater ease and delight and to stop having to choose between caring for others or caring for yourself.

Emergence: You aren’t seeking to become perfect or to “improve yourself.” You understand that creating the world—and the lives—we long for is an emergent, iterative, sometimes messy, learning process. And you want to finally embody your full, authentic self, while feeling proud about how you show up as you walk this path of learning.

Does this sound like you?

If so, then I am confident that I can help you get clear about what’s next, increase your effectiveness, and access a greater sense of aliveness and calm, so you can keep showing up in ways that make you proud—and bring you delight—for the long run.

But first, I invite you to get a taste of my work and start receiving morsels of nourishment through my free, email Love Letters to Changemakers.

Because your work is hard, and you deserve support.

 

Curious about why my approach is so effective for social change leaders at risk of burning out? Let’s explore why most approaches don’t work and what works better. I’ll see you on the next page!
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