All events and workshops are offered online. There will be no in-person events until further notice. Please be super safe and look for ways to contribute to and hold space for everyone. We are one big community ♥
Something We Can Hold – Circle Three: Possibilities
The final in our series of virtual circles to deepen your awareness of the present moment, the ability to relate to others, and to create new possibilities
When we circle together, we bring our hearts, our listening and our speaking to the center, and we co-create a space of sacredness.
It is in this spirit that I invite you to our third and final virtual circle for Career Changers and anyone looking for more Purpose in their current work. We will engage in meaningful questions to deepen our presence in the here and now, and envision the future.
This circle will take place live online and will be INTERACTIVE. Choose between participating at 11 am or at 5 pm Pacific (Los Angeles time). You can calculate your local time to participate here.
WHEN YOU REGISTER, you will receive a link to connect on Zoom about one hour before the start of our Virtual Circle. If you don’t see the email, check your Spam and Promotion folders.
A few years ago I began to look for ways to interact and live outside of our cultural paradigm of domination. I found that approach in Circles.
john a. powell says that the antidote to “othering” is not sameness, but belonging. When we come together in Circle, we create sacred space. It is not you + me. It is you + me + every person who joins us + the interpersonal field in between. It is not just the sum of each component, it is something more.
And so, in the safety and welcoming of Circle, we can hold and be present to what we couldn’t hold alone. We can hold each other. We can hold the uncertainty, the grief, the anger, the guilt, the wrongness, the forgiveness, the love, the peace, the uncertainty, the messy experience of being alive, the possibilities of creating a different future. We can hold our own insights.
Participating in a Circle is a way to deepen our own presence, our own insights about what is happening, our own relationship to the deeper Self.
Will you join us in Circle?
Here are all the details:
The energies of the past are still here in the present, and as we let them go, space opens up for what we want to create. What possibilities do you see? What would you like to initiate or contribute to?
Join a group of fellow Career Changers and people passionate about doing what they love to imagine what can be possible together.
Please note that this event will NOT be recorded.
How to Prepare:
- Create your own sacred space: pick a quiet place, light a candle, declutter the space around your computer
- Please have with you a piece/object that represents you/what you feel in this moment in time, or that represents your intention for our virtual circle
- Bring a bell or other gentle noise maker to the virtual circle
- Take a few minutes to slow down and be present before joining the call
- Make sure to have what you need to eat and drink either before or next to you, so you can be fully present for the duration of our gathering
- This is a completely live and interactive meeting and you will need to be fully present and participate.
- No one will be able to join after the initial check in to protect the integrity of the Circle.
- This Virtual Circle will be live online. Please connect a little before our starting time so we can begin on time (or close enough!) I will send a private link to join using Zoom only to those who register online.
- You only need to participate once for each Circle (at 11 am or 5 pm Pacific) – pick the time that works best for you
- Please make sure you have fast and reliable internet connection, video camera, headphones and mic as needed to participate.
- Please turn your video on to fully participate in the virtual circle
- People who leave Zoom on but do not participate (video off, not responsive) will be disconnected from the call to protect the integrity of the Circle
- Although a Zoom app is available, I highly recommend you plan on attending using your laptop or desktop computer.
- This virtual circle is open to anybody from anywhere in the world 🙂 The entire workshop will be in English.
- By participating you agree to keep all that people share, including their names and identities, confidential.
- No recordings or screenshots are allowed
This series of Virtual Circles is inspired and offered in the spirit of The Circle Way, with profound gratitude to the many people who developed this way of being present and relating to one another.
August 26: From Feeling “Not Enough” to Thriving
Join me for a special, deep dive into living life from a place of wellbeing and possibilities. Shift from feeling “not enough” to thriving in anything you do.
***Please note: this event is online and hosted by General Assembly – Please RSVP with them here: https://ga.co/2DeUYgN You will be emailed a link to connect on Zoom before the start ***
One of the most common experiences we share as human beings is the feeling we sometimes get of not “being enough.” You might experience it during the best of times (hello Impostor’s Syndrome!) or when times get tough. You might feel it once in a while or often, as a little hum in the back of your mind that you barely notice.
How do you shift from feeling “not enough” to feeling you can do what you set out to do, you can embrace your achievements, that you are in fact enough, even when things are tough?
Join me for a deep dive into living life from an inner place of wellbeing and possibilities, and shift from feeling “not enough” to thriving in anything you do.
Speakers featured at past events:
- SHEANA AHLQVIST, PhD – User Reseacher and Principal Consultant at PhD Insights.
- REMA MORGAN-ALUKO – Director, Software Engineering at Fandango (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- JOE ALTEPETER – Strategic Innovations Partner at Downtown Women’s Center’s MADE by DWC and past President and Board Member of Social Enterprise Alliance – Los Angeles.
- ANTHONY BARCELO – VFX Supervisor for independent films and Senior Compositor for feature films, TV, commercials such as Star Wars VII The Force Awakens, Avengers: Age of Ultron, The Amazing Spider-Man 2, and more.
- AMANDA BENDER – Senior Enterprise Account Executive at PowerToFly
- NIKKI BENZIMRA – COO at Doc2Doc Connect
- MICHELLE BLACKSHIRE – UI/UX Designer at Omaze (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- CASSIE BETTS – CEO MISLA.org and founder of District 2 (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- MICHELLE BRENNER – Senior Backend Engineer at ChowNow (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- MARTINE BROUSSE – Patient Advocate, Certified Mediator at AdvimedPro
- LISA MAE BRUNSON – Founder of Wonder Women Tech and Commissioner for Technology and Innovation for the City of Long Beach
- JUSTINE COCCHI – Techical Evangelist at Microsoft (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- LILY CONOVER – Writer and Consultant
- PRINCESS SARAH CULBERSON OF SIERRA LEONE – Co-Founder of Sierra Leone Rising, Author, and Public Speaker
- MANNY FRAGELUS – Founder of CG Master Academy (CGMA)
- KATHERINE GAFFNEY – Founding Partner at Xcelerate Financial & Angel Investor (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- HOPE GARCIA – General Counsel of Tumblr (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- BENTE GENERAL – Technical Recruiter at IMDb/Amazon (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- CHRIS GOLDIE – Community Solar Operations Manager at Cypress Creek Renewables
- USHA GUDURI – Mars 2020 Subsystem Lead & Full-Stack Software Engineer, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- COOPER HARRIS – Founder and CEO, Klickly (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- BRETT HEEGER – Startup and Social Impact Attorney at Gartenberg Gelfand Hayton LLP
- JEROME HELTON – Relationship-driven Growth Consultant and Partner at StartupTAP.
- AYANNA WILLIAMS HENDERSON – Adjunct Professor of Business & Marketing at Santa Monica College and Director of Digital Marketing and Social Media Partnerships at Pop Social Agency.
- JOSE HERNANDEZ – Community Engagement Manager at Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI)
- TERENCE HONLES – Principal Software Engineer at Nexleaf Analytics
- BRENDAN HUGHES – Creative Director at Hairpin / HHD. Public speaker and performer.
- NADYA ICHINOMIYA – Enterprise Agile Coach at Sony Pictures Entertainment, Co-Founder of Women in Tech:Hollywood and CEO/Founder of the Solve For Equality by 2025 in Hollywood & Technology Initiative
- EMILY JAFFE – Software Engineer at Fandango (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- TIMIRAH JAMES – Developer Evangelist
- SARAH JUNG – Educator turned entrepreneur, Founder of As We Dwell and Faithful Artisans.
- IRFAN KAMAL – Vice President of Marketing at Aspiration,
- TIFFANY (BURGESS) KAMANI – Talent Acquisition Recruiter at NBCUniversal, Inc. (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- BENNET KELLY – Internet Law Center and Pro Bono Attorney for the Cyber Civil Rights Initiative (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- NICKI KLEIN – Co Founder and CEO of Betagig, a new platform to help people “beta test” their next career before deciding on a major and pursuing an educational path.
- KIRSTEN KOROT – Intuitive Coach and Founder of Nature Nurture events.
- MIKEY T. KRIEGER – Freelance Developer & Project Manager
- CLARE LE – Director of Marketing and Events at the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) where she cheerleads on behalf of 44 startups working to save the planet.
- MILA LEVKOVSKY – Sr. UX Designer at Adobe – Interaction and visual design for next gen web and iOS apps. (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- DARREN MARBLE – CEO of CrowdfundX (CfX), a FinTech marketing firm that leverages a combination of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and digital marketing to help issuers acquire retail investors and shareholders at scale.
- MICHAEL MARTIN – Co-Founder and the Director of Public Policy at Free Machine and Head of Communities at SignalFire
- KAYLA MCCULLEY – Corporate Events Outreach Manager – West at Trilogy Education
- AMANDA MCGLOTHLIN – Co-Founder and Chief Design Officer at HQ Network
- ANNA MCNAUGHT – Founder The Liked Photo and Instagram Influencer
- STELLA MCSHERA – Founder of Equallet, the first comprehensive search platform solely populated with women-owned businesses.
- ZOË MELO – Social Entrepreneur with 15+ years of experience working with Social Design. Her mantra: A project only makes sense if it is good for people and planet.
- MITCH MIDDLER – Software Engineer and Computer Science Educator
- ANGELA MONTANO – Spiritual coach and prayer counselor. Founder of ReThink Prayer.
- RONNIE MOK – Sr. Technical Program Manager of Product Design at Hulu.
- JENNIFER NELSON – Digital Marketing Consultant and Instructor
- KRYSTINA NGUYEN – Director of Strategic Marketing for SonoSim
- MARISSA PERETZ – Founder of Silicon Beach Talent (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- MARIA S. REDIN – Chief of Staff of Two Bit Circus.
- SARAH ROBERTS – Assistant Professor at UCLA and leading authority on commercial content moderation (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- JENNIFER SEGAL – Project Management, External Relations, Mission & Launch Operations at SpaceX (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- DEBORAH SELLERS – Business Development, Corporate Strategist, Entrepreneur & Angel Investor (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- MAX SILVERMAN – Founder of Canvas
- PHIL STOVER – CoFounded Blue Skies Unlimited
- KAMEALE C. TERRY – Co Founder & CEO at ChargerHelp!
- AMANDA WANG VALENTINE – MotiSpark Co-Founder & Fuse Executive Advisor at FUSE Corps, LA County
- JUAN SEBASTIAN VASQUEZ – Data Programs Manager, Office of Finance of the City of Los Angeles ; Data Instructor, General Assembly
- PRISCILLA VENTO – Founder/CEO at 30 Miles North (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- HAVA VOLTERRA – Co-Founder, CEO at Parsley (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- AMY Y. WAN, Esq. – Founder of Legal Bootstrap and Sagewise
- LEIGH WARE – Marketing Director at Quilt (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- GIANNA WURZL – CoFounder of Quilt (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- CHANG XU – Investor at Upfront Ventures (with Women’s Voices in Tech)
- EMMA YEE – Senior Product Manager at Goodrx | Data