Coaching for Democracy
I go by Meg for short and I coach progressive democracy champions, nerds, organizers, innovators, and
leaders like you to make your most meaningful impacts for systems change.
As a ICF certified coach, coaching skills trainer, and facilitator I help my clients to expand and advocate for the possibilities of democratic representation and systems change -- without burning out in the process.
(Because gosh-golly, your contribution matters.)
Here's what clients say:
"The coaching program, Meg, and her team are invaluable! Meg helped me not only professionally, but personally as well. Her coaching helped strengthen my leadership skills. I left more confident in myself and my decisions."
- Candidate Engagement Director, Brand New Congress -
These times are highly energized.
We are seeing a system that’s not serving the people or planet, polarization that’s increasing, and global temperatures that are rising.
You see a possibility for our world.
You know we are capable of improving democracy and see it is key to supporting a more thriving, collaborative, harmonious world.
Let's make it happen.
You have unique gifts, talents, and skills that contribute to the world we seeking. Let's stretch ourselves beyond our comfort zones and reimagine what is possible.
Here's how I can help:
1:1 Coaching Sessions.
Women Candidate or Campaign Staff?
Get custom-designed high-impact support for your women-led, progressive candidates and campaigns with Women Forward Coaching.
Compassion Skills Training
Learn how to consistently build spaces of trust and collaboration with Compassion Skills Training where you will learn how to navigate challenging situations while not martyring yourself in the process.
Coaching takes you past your stopping points.
Instead of staying stuck in indecision or grinding through your to do list, with my coaching support, you’ll...
→ get super clear about what’s most important,
→ come to decision points more quickly,
→ take actions based in your integrity with more ease, and
→ experience rest as essential for the impact you seek.
It saves you time and energy.
While coaching inspiring leaders in our democracy, I’ve witnessed clients save themselves months of overthinking and inaction. Coaching helps you flip the script and makes it possible to create big impacts while also not depleting your energy stores.
You'll respond to urgency without feeling rushed.
^ Yes, read that again! When I was first trained in crisis intervention, I was trained by paramedics who taught me that you never run on the scene of any accident - you walk - because if you run 1) you are more likely to miss important details and information 2) it is harder to work at peak effectiveness when ramped up.
I experienced this principle in action and learned it's importance. I now believe slowing down to speed up is one of the most critical skills needed in systems-change work today.
The folks I serve are often tired and strained by the urgency of the change they are seeking. I help them shift from fear and nervousness to resilience, creativity, and ease. As a result they have breakthroughs around responding to the challenges of our time more effectively and with less dread (you know I mean?).
Coaching is distinct.
Therapy supports in healing the past; coaching is about taking action.
Consulting offers expert advice; coaching draws forth your own expertise.
Mentoring offers wisdom from experience; coaching taps your own wisdom.
Training fulfills set learning objectives; coaching clarifies your own objectives.
These are all useful tools -- each supports specific types of outcomes. It is useful to see which tool would be most supportive for you at this given time. Not sure where to start? I would be happy to jump on a call to help clarify which modality will be most supportive for you.
Who I love
I love working with:
Folks who are redefining and reimagining the policies, systems, and structures that govern society.
People who close the gap between government and it's citizens.
Those who center the wisdom found at the at the margins in their systems change work.
Folks who work to increase the number of people who are involved in change efforts.
This often includes:
Progressive candidates and campaigns championing such policies and changes.
Organizations and teams focused on election reform, new models of governance, or innovative policy.
Folks who find themselves at the margins and who amplify the dignity and wisdom found there.
People who are familiar with or interested in de-centralized models of governance & leadership.
Facilitators, mediators, and project managers who are helping usher in new ways of being in collaboration, connection, and community with others.