Renewal and rejuvenation are the messages I have gotten from the universe the last three months. It has been a complex transition. I over analyzed, I over planned, I doubted. I was waiting for the "right" time. The time has come. It actually has been here for awhile, but I wasn't ready to listen to Spirit's call. I am ready for the uncertainty of a career shift.
As many of you know, I have been working tirelessly to launch my coaching and consulting business successfully. This includes a revamp of the website, new look for marketing materials, and most importantly, a shift in the type of work I am focusing on. After the violence of Orlando and Baton Rouge, I struggled with how this continues to be the norm, the norm of violence and silence. I found myself angry that so much energy is still being expended just to prove to many that racism, and all forms of oppression, are daily realities for most of us. In processing and healing through this anger, I’ve discovered that the work of just training and workshops on the basics of institutional racism and oppression isn’t the right niche for me. Although a critical part of liberation work, my skills and talents are much more impactful when working with individuals, groups, organizations, and small businesses that have made the commitment to equity. My work until this point has been 80% working with those that feel equity is important but still struggle with how it is important to their work and the personal growth that must accompany any collective change. How many more people need to die or live torturous lives before it is enough to motivate all to action?
I’m shifting my energy to primarily coaching those who are motivated; those that have hit roadblocks or barriers to their journey of embodying equity itself and living the values of justice and building sustainable and thriving communities, not just having it on paper or in policies rarely kept. For me, this is what I can do to impact culture change. Supporting skill building and self-actualization for those who which go deeper into personal accountability and actively working to upend our social programming that upholds oppression.
I will still offer training and workshops, however my main focus is my coaching. Coaching is how Spirit calls me to lend to transformational change. It took me too long to listen to Spirit.
Are you ready to listen to your Spirit's call?