Becoming Visible

 

"To be human is to become visible
while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.
To remember the other world in this world
is to live in your true inheritance..."

- David Whyte


 - The Intention - 

The intention behind BECOMING VISIBLE is to assist each woman in becoming more visible in her true work and authentic expression in the world.

  • If you know the pain of keeping yourself hidden,
  • If you know what it's like to let your Inner Critic get the best of your good ideas,
  • Identify as an Introvert living in an Extrovert's world,
  • If you are longing to become more visible in your work, yet just seem to keep Self-sabotaging,

You are invited. 

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In BECOMING VISIBLE, it's my intention that you will step out more boldly and vulnerably than ever before, take risks, and experiment with new ways of being seen in the world, all while being held in a compassionate & courageous community of other women who are doing the exact same thing. 

By stepping into our innate and instinctive aspects of wholeness*, we find that we actually do have the courage and capacity to show up in the world and be truly seen.

*Program aspects of wholeness are based on Bill Plotkin's Nature-Based Map of the Human Psyche


- Who is 'becoming visible' For? - 

BECOMING VISIBLE is for courageous, independent, business-minded, soul-rooted, and real women who:

  • Are ready to become more visible and expressed in their work in the world
  • Identify more as an introvert and have had challenges sharing themselves vulnerably & authentically
  • Are ready to step forward in a bigger and bolder way in their life and work
  • Are open to taking risks, experimenting, winning, failing and having fun!
  • Want to take their visions, ideas and projects to the next, more visible level

- What you get - 

By joining BECOMING VISIBLE, you will:

  • Identify your long & short term vision & goals as they relate to your work in the world 
  • Create and take steps each week on your own Self-designed project (see 'The Growth Project' below) 
  • Have the opportunity to take risks & experiment with being seen, with other awesome women at your back
  • Join a community of other like-minded, like-hearted women who are ready to really put themselves out there in the world
  • Learn how to evoke and bring out your 4 aspects of wholeness, into your work and your life (see 'The Curriculum' below)
  • Be eligible for continuing on in a bi-monthly BECOMING VISIBLE Mastermind Group at a discount, if you'd like on-going support in becoming visible

- The Growth Project - 

While BECOMING VISIBLE is a learning community, it’s also an action-oriented growth group. As such, one requirement of each woman’s participation is that she create a project for herself (a “Growth Project”) to take action on.

Your Growth Project can be anything you like, however it must meet one criteria: it must stretch and challenge you to grow past your current comfort zone. 

For example, you may wish to:

  • Lead a workshop or retreat
  • Teach your first webinar or live class
  • Speak or perform in front of an audience 
  • Write your real, honest and vulnerable blog each week
  • Create and launch a new course 
  • Commit to writing the first 3 chapters of your book and getting feedback on it
  • Share your poetry widely and publicly

 - curriculum overview - 

Week 0:  PREPARATION Before we formally begin together, you’ll receive a few of pre-assignments about a week beforehand that will help you arrive fully prepared into the group:  

  • A visioning exercise to assist you in getting clear on how you’d like to use your time in the group
  • Growth Project Clarity Worksheet
  • An overview of the 4 aspects of wholeness we’ll be learning about

Week 1:  FOUNDATION  What do you want out of our time together? What is your Growth Project and what sort of support will you need? This week, we’ll set a solid foundation for our time together, defining our goals, and identify next actions. 

Growth task #1: SET YOUR GOALS (you'll also receive the BECOMING VISIBLE goal-setting guide)

Week 2:  INVOKING OUR WHOLENESS   Each one of us was born innocent, wild, instinctive, whole and fully feeling. This week we’ll learn about our four innate aspects of wholeness: those divine, natural strengths and capacities we ALL possess, and how they can help us step more fully, bravely, and authentically forward in the world.

Growth task #2:  CULTIVATING WHOLENESS

Week 3:  THE ART OF BECOMING VISIBLE  What does becoming more visible in the world look like to you? If you could do it anyway you like, what would authentically sharing yourself look/feel/be like? This week, we’ll discuss putting ourselves out there in a way that feels organic and right.

Growth task #3:  AUTHENTIC VISIBILITY

Week 4:  AUTHENTICITY VS. SOCIAL ACCEPTANCE  What has stopped you (up to now) from putting yourself fully out in the world? Do you find yourself overly concerned with what others might think? This week, we’ll have a vulnerable roundtable discussion about authenticity vs. social acceptance, and what we fears come up with becoming visible. We'll also discuss how to embrace our fears, and move forward in ways that are authentic for us.

Growth task #4:  CHOOSING AUTHENTICITY IN EACH MOMENT

Week 5:  INTEGRATION  How is your Growth Project going? On this call, we’ll hold a Mastermind session where you’ll get to share your wins, ask your questions, and get support from the group around any challenges you might be facing. 

Growth task #5:  RE-GROUP, REFINE, AND DEFINE NEXT STEPS

Week 6:  BOLD, SOULFUL ACTION  This week is all about BOLD ACTION. Where have you been holding back? What could you use some support on? Use the group's energy and support to encourage yourself forward.

Growth task #6:  BOLD ACTION

Week 7:  LIVING AS IF   Where do you find yourself now? What have you accomplished? What is still left to do? As we wrap up our time together, we’ll share our authentic wins, failures, experiments, and victories, and celebrate them all. We’ll vision ahead to 2018, too, to start to lay the foundation for the year to come. 

Growth task #7:  CREATE YOUR 2018 PLAN!


 - How It Works - 

This is a small group coaching / learning / growing lab spanning seven weeks in the Fall of 2017. There are seven group calls* (90 minutes each) that you can join from the comfort of your own home or office. 

  • The seven BECOMING VISIBLE group calls will be on Mondays from 10am-11:30am PT.* 
  • About a week before we begin, you’ll receive a ‘welcome packet’ with a few exercises to help you prepare for our time together.
  • Along with your enrollment in the group, you will also receive one 60-minute private coaching session with Gage, to be scheduled anytime during our seven weeks together.
  • You will also receive Weekly Reflection Sheets to track your learning & growth.

* Each group call will be 90 minutes long, accessible via phone (conference call), from 10am to 11:30am PT (except the first and last calls, which may run slightly longer). The seven Mondays are:  Sept 11, Sept 18, Sept 25, Oct 2, Oct 16, Oct 23, and Oct 30 (there will be no call on Monday, Oct 9)

* Each call will be recorded for you to access later.


- Pre-requisite -

If you're interested, before registering, please send me an email with the following information: 

  • Why now is the time that you'd like to become more visible in your true work in the world
  • Your Growth Project concept
  • What you hope to walk away from BECOMING VISIBLE with

- The Investment - 

 

The full investment for the 7-week BECOMING VISIBLE group is $335. 

The early-bird registration price of $295 is available until August 29, 2017.



 - And Finally - 

"...the risk to remain tight in a bud [is] more painful than the risk... to blossom."   - Anais Nin

If there’s something in you that's been yearning, longing, even dying to emerge and be seen in the world, I highly encourage you to join BECOMING VISIBLE.

My personal promise is that you'll get support, encouragement, clear witnessing, and fiercely compassionate guidance to help you bring forth YOUR unique Self in the world.


 

What to Remember When Waking

 

In that first hardly noticed moment in which you wake,

coming back to this life from the other

more secret, moveable and frighteningly honest world

where everything began,

there is a small opening into the new day

which closes the moment you begin your plans.

 

What you can plan is too small for you to live.

What you can live wholeheartedly will make plans enough

for the vitality hidden in your sleep.

 

To be human is to become visible

while carrying what is hidden as a gift to others.

To remember the other world in this world

is to live in your true inheritance.

 

You are not a troubled guest on this earth,

you are not an accident amidst other accidents

you were invited from another and greater night

than the one from which you have just emerged.

 

Now, looking through the slanting light of the morning window

toward the mountain presence of everything that can be

what urgency calls you to your one love?

What shape waits in the seed of you

to grow and spread its branches

against a future sky?

 

Is it waiting in the fertile sea?

In the trees beyond the house?

In the life you can imagine for yourself?

In the open and lovely white page on the writing desk?

 

- David Whyte