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The Radical Discernment Mentorship

Small-Group Coaching Cohorts Beginning in February

Applications Close February 1

On Zoom | 8 Spaces | Solidarity Pricing

Do you often feel exhausted and overwhelmed by everything you have to do and yet doubt you’re doing enough?*

You hold so many responsibilities—showing up for your community, engaging in professional/political/creative projects, caring for kids or parents, earning a living, tending to your health, not to mention all the logistics of daily life. 

You work hard to contribute to your community and succeed at work, but sometimes, the demands are overwhelming, and it can feel like you’re just trying to keep your head above water. 

In the face of a culture of separation and scarcity, the precarity of late-stage capitalism, and unrealistic societal expectations, it can be hard not to fall into thoughts of not-enoughness, inadequacy, and self-doubt. Offering yourself the same care that you give to others can feel impossible.

Additionally, you may be facing a significant, high-stakes decision or challenge. You may be considering leaving your job or changing careers. Maybe you were recently promoted or have taken on a big new responsibility in your community. Or you may know that you can’t keep burning yourself out, but you’re unsure what to change.

Whatever your unique circumstances, if you long for more clarity, self-trust, groundedness, focus, contentment, and support as you face the challenges ahead, I invite you to join the Radical Discernment Mentorship—a six-month small-cohort coaching program to help you rise to the challenges you face effectively, make the lasting contribution you long to make, and honor your own needs more.  

*Emily and Amelia Nagoski’s definition of burnout from Burnout: The Secret to Unlocking the Stress Cycle.

I’m now communicating my needs more clearly and in a way that elicits support. I am busier than ever, but now I am operating with greater stillness and presence.

I’ve aligned my personal life with my professional life in a way I’ve never experienced before. It truly feels like my life and livelihood—myself and my working self—are integrated now, nurturing each other and reflecting the same values, commitments, and aspirations.

Katherine weaves big themes together and distills them into tangible, manageable, and meaningful steps like it was no big deal, effortless and joyful. Her clients have access to a huge range of approaches, practices, and a whole wealth of training she’s done herself. It’s a unique way of coaching that cultivates wholeness.

–KC Ceccarossi, CEO, Common Media

Hi there! I’m Katherine Golub, MBA, PCC (she/her).

In my early twenties, I lived on the brink of activist burnout. I attached my self-worth to how much I contributed, which was never enough. Then, a series of wake-up calls convinced me to turn my ship around.

In 2013, I began my coaching practice supporting people who care deeply about making a difference in the world to take back their lives from overwhelm and honor their heart’s deepest callings. Over eleven years of coaching my clients to heal from burnout and make the contributions they want to make, here’s what I’ve discovered: 

Overwhelm is not inevitable. And, our experience of life largely comes down to the choices we make, moment by moment.

In a dominant culture rooted in extraction, supremacy, and toxic individualism, it is challenging and countercultural to tend to our needs. And yet, it is possible to feel deeply nourished and alive while showing up for change in the world, caring for loved ones, and honoring our values. 

Through my decade-plus of coaching hundreds of clients, applying what I learn to my own life, and continuously studying what works, I’ve found that there are certain skills that can reliably help us make wise decisions, focus on what matters most, stay true to our heart’s desires, and navigate our challenges with confidence and grace.

Over the years, I’ve discovered a skill set that consistently helps my clients take back their lives from overwhelm and show up in ways that make them proud. I call this skill set radical discernment.

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When I came to Katherine, I cared so much about my work and the students I serve, but I seemed to lack some mysterious supervision skills, and it appeared the other supervisors had them.

Rather than feeling shame about my challenges like I had before, Katherine and I worked together as a team to help me find healing, growth, and passion again.

Week after week, I noticed positive shifts in my perspective and leadership skills. I developed clarity about the kind of leader I want to be, strengthened my connection with my inner wisdom, learned to trust myself to make important decisions, and developed systems to empower and guide my staff.

I now approach challenges at work with clearer direction and confidence, and  I’m far more grounded in my choices at work and in the rest of my life. Rather than feeling anxious about what’s next, I’m excited to be on the journey.

–Meghan Bone, High School Program Director, Girls Inc.

Radical Discernment is the ability to make choices that honor our personal and collective needs.

I’ve come to rely on the skills and practices of radical discernment to help my clients amplify their joy and increase their impact, tend to what’s most important and say no with grace, lead with skill and feel deeply nourished. 

And I depend on these skills to run my coaching practice, nurture my relationships with my son and partner, serve as a city councilor, organize toward social change, write a book, and enjoy my life amidst it all. (Click here to learn more about my background and the modalities I draw from.)

I created the Radical Discernment Mentorship to help more people cultivate the clarity, confidence, and skills they need to rise to the challenges they face.

We each deserve to be held in a robust container of warm camaraderie, skilled support, and compassionate accountability. In this six-month program, you will regularly come together with peers who care about you, break free from old patterns holding you back, and cultivate skills that last a lifetime. I hope you will join me!

My experience working with Katherine was extremely transformational and led to huge and beautiful changes in my life. I let go of guilt, shame, and apology about following my body and intuition, excavated and realigned with my deeply held values, got clear about who and what I really want in my work life, and rooted more firmly into myself.

The experience was far more effective and transformative than any other therapeutic relationship I’ve ever had.

-Caitlin Marquis, Community Organizer

The Radical Discernment Mentorship will help you cultivate clarity, confidence, and capacity for contribution and for joy, in a space of camaraderie, guidance, and accountability.

One: Small-Cohort Coaching Sessions

At the heart of the mentorship are biweekly coaching sessions with your cohort, which have a maximum of four people, so everyone gets plenty of focused attention.

We meet for 90 minutes on Zoom twice per month, during which at least two people receive personalized coaching while other participants listen with the intent to support and learn.

Rather than teaching a linear, step-by-step curriculum, I tailor my coaching to participants’ current needs, weaving together multiple practices and modalities to help participants achieve their desired outcomes.

Each person benefits, whether they receive focused support or are learning from others as they navigate dynamics and patterns, many of which we can all relate to. And seeing your fellow group members nod and smile as you share your challenges can be like medicine that gets you through the hardest times.

We also have additional sessions for creating the container in the first month and closing the cohort in the last month.

Cohort One will meet at 9:30-11am on Fridays, and Cohort Two will meet at 1:30-3pm on Fridays.

Meeting dates for both cohorts are as follows:
 

  • February 9, 16
  • March 1, 8, 22
  • April 5, 26
  • May 10, 24
  • June 14, 28
  • July 5, 19
  • August 2

Two: Weekly Check-Ins with Written Responses

Participants write a weekly reflection in our group forum, sharing celebrations, challenges, questions, and next steps. I will read each participant’s reflections and respond with insights that benefit the whole group.

Three: Access to Courses & Workshops

As part of the program, you have unlimited access to my courses and workshops while working together.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is this program for?

The Radical Discernment Mentorship may be a good fit for you if you:

  • Actively engage in dismantling systems of oppression, including the privileges you hold. For example, if you’re white, you’re actively invested in dismantling white supremacy; if you’re a cis straight man, you’re committed to doing your part to dismantle cisheteropatriarchy, and so forth.

To better understand what I mean by systems of oppression, I encourage you to look at the Wheel of Power/Privilege by Sylvia Duckworth. Get curious about where you are on the wheel and ask yourself what you’re doing to redistribute power.

  • Are committed to doing the emotional work it takes to show up well. Unlike most leadership trainings, this program focuses on the inner work of change-making, including learning to tend to the wounded and struggling parts of yourself. This program isn’t for you if you’re only looking for tactical training.
  • Have trouble finding a mentor with an aligned worldview. You don’t trust coaches and therapists who don’t understand that systems of oppression, including capitalism, imperialism, white supremacy, and cis heteropatriarchy, are at the root of most of our problems. You long for skilled support that acknowledges the collective trauma of oppression and supremacy culture.
  • Are willing to practice being seen and supported by peers. If you doubt that you will ever feel comfortable sharing in front of others or are at a place where you want more personalized care, private coaching is probably a better fit for you (click here to learn more about my leadership coaching and career coaching services).
  • Enjoy learning from others’ experiences. During each group session, you will witness other participants receiving coaching from me, and most participants are surprised by how transformative witnessing others’ processes can be.

However, if you’re feeling drained from holding space for others and don’t feel you have the energy or interest to witness others’ experiences (no shame in this; thank you for being honest with yourself!), private coaching may be better for you.

Click here to learn more about my leadership coaching and career coaching  services.

If you feel called to join but aren’t sure if the program is a good match, please email me at katherine@callingsandcourage.com, and we can talk more.

Is this a safe space for people of the global majority?

If you are Black, Indigenous, Latine, AAPI, or a person of color, welcome. I appreciate you taking the time to consider what the best support system might be for you.

As a white person socialized in white supremacy culture, I am deeply committed to consistently developing my anti-racist facilitation skills, centering group agreements that minimize harm, and maintaining open lines of feedback to make my courses feel as supportive as possible. If you join this course, I will do everything possible to create an environment of trust, resonance, and safety for you. 

And at the same time, I want to acknowledge that I cannot promise to prevent all harm, there is always a risk that white supremacy culture could show up in some way in our work together, and it is possible that you could be the only person of color in the group.

You deserve not to be the only one, you deserve spaces where your experience is centered, and of course, it is possible that you would feel more trust and resonance with a coach who shares your racial or ethnic identity. For these reasons, before you reach out, I want to share with you recommendations to practitioners of color, in case you might feel better-supported by them.

For career coaching for women of color, I recommend checking out Embrace Change. I’m on the lookout for other career coaches of color, and I welcome you to send me any recommendations to katherine@callingsandcourage.com.

For personal transformation more generally, you might also want to check out these coaches, healers, and teachers: adrienne maree brown, Alok Vaid-Menon, Denise Collazo, generative somatics, Jaiya John, Kai Cheng Thom, Lama Rod Owens, Layla Saad, Leonie Smith, Lewis Mehl-Madrona, Michele Cassandra Johnson, Ntathu Allen, Octavia Raheem, Omkari Williams, Oriana Falkowski, Paths to Peace, POC4NVC, Rocio Rosales Meza, Roxy Manning, Stephanie Ghoston Paul, Tara Rivera, The Embodiment Institute, The Red Ma’at Collective, Sonya Renee Taylor, Valarie Kaur, and Yaba Blay.

After reading all this, if you still feel called to join the group, I would be so happy to have you. Either way, I hope you find precisely the support you need, and I welcome you to reach out with any thoughts or questions.

Do I have to be able to attend all coaching sessions to take part in the program?

I highly recommend trying to attend all group sessions as attending at a regular cadence helps build momentum and maintain accountability to yourself. That said, if you do have to miss a meeting, please let me and your cohort know.

Participants pay the monthly rate regardless of whether they attend all the sessions.

If you already know that a date will not work for you, please let me know.  Occasionally, I can change the dates at the beginning of our six months to accommodate participant schedules.

Do you have private coaching options?

Absolutely! If you long for one-to-one support, I invite you to check out my leadership coaching services or career coaching services. Click to learn more.

Do you have private coaching options?

Absolutely! If you long for one-to-one support, I invite you to check out my leadership coaching services or career coaching services. Click to learn more.

I’m just not sure.

Well, if you were my coaching client, I’d encourage you to do the following:

  • Check in with your body: In your mind’s eye, I invite you to imagine participating in the program. How does the idea feel in your body—good and exciting? Good but scary/exhilarating? Those are positive signs.
  • Explore the cost: With nearly every choice, we must let go of something to say yes to another. Ask yourself: What is the cost of joining the mentorship? What is the cost of not joining the mentorship? Which is greater?
  • Turn toward your Voice of Doubt with love and kindness. Our Voice of Doubt is the part that says Yeah, but… and What if… when we get closer to making a decision. Do your best to turn toward your Voice of Doubt with love and kindness and ask what it needs. Then, get curious: How might you move forward in a way that meets your many needs?
  • Reflect: What are your intentions for the next phase of your life? Does doing the course feel well aligned with your intentions, or not? What does your inner knowing say?

If your inner knowing says no, honor that. And if your inner knowing says maybe or yes, I invite you to apply for a discovery session below.

The purpose of this free, one-hour call is to get clear about what type of support you need. I’ll ask you a lot of questions, listen for what type of support I’d advocate for, and share my thoughts with you.

I promise not to pressure or invite you to join me if it’s not a good fit. And if I sense that a different program or practitioner is a better fit, I will recommend that. At the end of the call, you get to decide whether to join, no strings attached. It would be an honor to talk with you.

I’m having technical trouble applying.

We can help! Email me at katherine@callingsandcourage.com, and I’ll get you set up.

Before our group began, Katherine reached out to have a conversation and let me know that despite her best efforts to reach out to marginalized folks, I’d likely be the only trans person in the group. She took the time to talk with me and ask if there was anything she could do to make the space more supportive. No one has ever done that before.

When challenging feelings around my trans identity surfaced in relation to the group’s dynamics or my journey growing my business, I reached out to Katherine, and I always felt supported by our conversations, our plan of action, and Katherine’s follow-through.

The support from Katherine and cohorts helped me refocus when I encountered transphobic treatment while growing my business. Rather than feeling defeated or throwing in the towel—which I believe I would have done if I’d been on my own—the support helped me see that moment as a bump in the road, use it as an opportunity to discern what I really wanted, and keep going.

I found my dream gig, and still, six months later, doors just keep opening. The possibilities feel endless.

–Keelan Malone, Intuitive Healer

Solidarity Pricing

Here’s how it works:

First, we’ll get on the phone for a discovery session and decide if it’s a good match (more below).

Second, if we decide it is, you decide how much feels right. Take time to think about which of the following amounts matches your situation.

Solidarity.
$3,000 total
or $500/month

Sustain.
$2,550 total
or $425/month

Support.
$2,250 total
or $375/month

Scholarship.
$1,800 total
or $300/month

  • $500/month ($3,000 total) is the Solidarity Rate. Please consider paying this amount if you belong to the managerial or owning classes (read this document to learn more). This helps balance the cost of folks who cannot pay the Sustainable Rate and helps me make my work accessible to more people.
  • $425/month ($2,550 total) is my Sustainable Rate. This amount meets my needs and allows me to comfortably bring these teachings to more people without worrying about making ends meet.

If your organization is paying all or part of your mentorship free, please pay this rate. Often, organizations pay a partial amount, and my clients pay for the difference. If you have any questions about this, please let me know.

  • $375/month ($2,250 total) is the Support Rate. You might pay this rate if you’d struggle to pay the Sustainable Rate; have moderate debt; and support children, elders, or other dependents.
  • $300/month ($1,800 total) is the Scholarship Rate. Please pay this rate if paying more would be a financial burden and any of the following apply to you:
    • Are Black, Indigenous, Latine, AAPI, a person of color
    • Are transgender
    • Are Poor or Working-Poor (read this document to learn more)
    • Have a hard time finding work due to immigration status, carceral experience, or disability

If you need additional support or a different payment plan, please email me at katherine@callingandcourage.com to discuss.

Before working with Katherine, I was burned out after decades of work as a teacher, but I didn’t know what I wanted to do with the next phase of my life. Katherine normalized my struggles, encouraged me, and helped me believe that I deserve a more satisfying life. Her intuitive, compassionate approach made me feel like I had a friend by my side through this process of change.

Six months later, my work has taken a direction that feels so right for me—disaster relief work. And I am so pleased with the unexpected growth in my relationships. I continue using many of the practices Katherine taught me regularly, especially when I need to discern and take next steps.

I highly recommend Katherine to anyone who wants to more intentionally move through life, figure out how to make a positive impact while taking care of themselves, and experience more wholeness and joy.

–Domi Long, American Red Cross

Two new cohorts begin in February!

Cohort One will meet at 9:30-11am on Fridays, and Cohort Two will meet at 1:30-3pm on Fridays.

Meeting dates for both cohorts are as follows: February 9, 16 | March 1, 8, 22 | April 5, 26 | May 10, 24 | June 14, 28 | July 5, 19 | August 2.

Each group has a maximum of four participants, and to enroll, every participant must first do an initial discovery session. Spaces are first come, first served.

If you’re excited to receive the support you need to cultivate greater clarity, confidence, effectiveness, and joy, please fill out the application below. Then, we can get on the phone and discern whether the program is a good match.

I will email you to confirm receipt and set up a conversation within two business days of receiving your discovery session application.  I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Radical Discernment Mentorship Application Form

The coaching program kept me on track and gave me the support I needed to live bravely and intentionally.

I built an incredible community with a wide range of like-minded people who support and encourage me still, even after completing my work with Katherine. I still have strong relationships with others from the group coaching program.

Katherine gave me the support and encouragement I needed to address my inner judgment, self-doubt, and fears about approval from others. I am now able to quiet these voices and listen more clearly to my true self.

Not only am I in a better position professionally, but I am much happier.

–Amy Stein, Engagement Coordinator

Questions? Anything that comes up for you, just ask.

If you think maybe this program is what you need but you’re not quite sure, please ask. I don’t want an unasked question or unexpressed concern to keep you from getting clear.

Please use the form below to ask your questions, and a member of my team will get back to you within two business days.

I’ve really benefited by learning from, supporting, and being supported by my group. I thought I’d feel anxious being coached in front of others, but this group is so supportive, and I’ve found the practices that Katherine teaches powerful and effective.

As a result of the support from the group, I’m gaining the confidence I need to recognize right-sized commitments, listen to what my body is trying to tell me, and make decisions that support my values.

I’ve appreciated hearing what’s going on for the other group participants, both for the window it provides into the different ways they approach challenges and for the camaraderie of recognizing and experiencing similar feelings and needs together. I am amazed by how much my personal journey benefits from witnessing theirs.

-Jocelyn Cozzo, Librarian

When I came to Katherine, I cared so much about my work and the students we serve, but I seemed to lack some mysterious supervision skills, and it appeared the other supervisors had them.

As a result, I felt anxious and powerless, and I was trying to decide whether to stay at my position or find a new job.

Rather than feeling shame about my challenges, like I had before, I felt that Katherine and I were working together as a team to help me find healing, growth, and passion again.

That was truly an amazing gift.

Week after week, I noticed positive shifts in my perspective and leadership skills.

Working with Katherine, I:

  • identified my guiding principles,
  • developed clarity about the kind of leader I want to be,
  • strengthened my connection with my inner wisdom,
  • learned to trust myself to make important decisions, and
  • developed systems to empower and guide my staff.

I now approach challenges at work with clearer direction and confidence.I/m far more grounded in my choices at work and in the rest of my life.

With my newfound sense of ease and confidence, I realized that I am excited to remain at my current organization.

Of course, becoming the leader I want to be will take continual learning, but now I see concrete evidence of my growing ability to collaborate with colleagues and lead a team.

Rather than feeling anxious about what’s next, I’m excited to be on the journey.

-Meghan Bone, Youth Worker

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