Coaching for Democracy
I go by Meg for short, and I coach progressive democracy champions, nerds, organizers, innovators, and movement leaders like you to make your most meaningful impacts for systems change.
As a ICF certified coach, 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, we need you in this for the long haul.)
Here's what clients say:
“Meg has been a huge help in my run for Congress. Her training as a coach, empathy, and perceptiveness have helped me work through many challenges. I highly recommend Meg to anyone looking for a coach who brings a welcome light-heartedness to challenges and an orientation towards action."
- 2020 & 2022 Congressional Candidate, WA's 6th -
These times are highly energized.
You’re seeing a system that’s not serving the people, 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 you urgently want to see a world where all life is fully supported to thrive.
That’s why I’m here:
to help democracy champions, nerds, wonks, and innovators expand and advocate for the possibilities of democratic representation -- without burning out.
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, and
→ take actions based in your integrity with more ease.
It saves you time and energy.
While coaching inspiring leaders in our democracy, I’ve witnessed clients save themselves months and even years 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 urgent needs of our time more effectively and with less dread (you know I mean?).
In the wise words of adrienne maree brown, "it is urgent thinking that got us in this mess - it won't be that same type of thinking that gets us out."
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.
Who I love
I love working with:
Folks who are redefining and reimagining the rules that govern society.
People who look to close the gap between government and it's citizens.
Those who center marginalized populations in their systems change work.
Folks who work to increase the number of people who are involved in social change efforts.
This often includes:
Progressive candidates and campaigns championing such changes.
Organizations and organizers focused on election reform, new models of governance, or innovative policy.
Folks who find themselves at the margins (BIPOC, women and LGBTQ+, immigrant and refugee communities, those with disabilities and neurodivergence, socioeconomically disadvantaged folks, and beyond)
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.