Personal development should not be a luxury.
Because of this, Namasme's Karma Coaching Initiative was born. Due to increasing socio-political unrest and movements like Black Lives Matter and the third wave in feminism, I've become very interested in and increasingly aware about the controversial yet incredibly important topic that is privilege. I've been very lucky in my life and benefit from more than one form of privilege every day. This is not lost on me and I am grateful.
If you're reading this, you probably benefit from one form of privilege or another too. It may be your gender, your race, or simply the fact that you have access to the internet and can read. Regardless of what that privilege is, in my opinion the question we all need to be asking ourselves is how we're using it to be of service to the greater good.
When I asked myself that, I had to confront the fact that my work as a coach up to that point was benefiting a small and not very diverse subsection of society-- mainly those who were economically privileged enough to afford my services. That didn't sit well so I decided to do something about it. Enter the Karma Coaching Initiative.
For every new client that comes into my practice, I now offer a free month of coaching (4 sessions) to a person who is a good candidate (i.e. ready, eager, and willing to do the work) but who is struggling financially and isn't in a position to pay for my one-on-one services. Coaching is transformative and powerful. Everyone should have a chance to benefit from it!
Just to be clear though, if you're thinking this could be a sweet deal for you and you have enough disposable income to pay but prefer to keep going to happy hour instead of investing in yourself, this program is not for you. If, however, you are in serious need of some help and feel you'd like to explore the program, let me know by sending me a note to firstname.lastname@example.org explaining your situation and we'll evaluate if you're eligible for the program.
***Disclaimer: Applications for the program are accepted and evaluated on a rolling basis as new clients come in. This means you may have to wait to get started even if you are accepted into the program because I intentionally keep my practice small.***