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Start or grow Radical Projects or Enterprises you love (and that love you back)

---90 Days At A Time---

Start Our Ongoing Virtual Collective Coaching Program for Radical Entrepreneurs

Join our community of Radical Creatives, Healers, Educators, Activists, Coaches, Consultants and the like.

(**Registration for Cohort 3 opens in Fall/Winter of 2017 Please note: elements of this offering will likely change, this is an old page that we've made available for your viewing**)

We, who live at the crossroads, are already brilliant.

We have ideas for days. Wholistic ideas. Intersectional ideas. Genius ideas. ‘We-All-Need-This” ideas. But we’re struggling to manifest them fully. We’re struggling to make a living doing the things we love while staying true to ourselves and our values. When it comes to ‘the struggle’: we’ve been through it, under it, around it, above it and now…we’re over it.

We already know what it’s going to take to build a radical community. We’re just under-resourced, stressed, tired, worn out, giving too much and pulled-in-a-million-directions.

We don’t need more innovation. We don’t need more information. We especially don’t need more ‘saviors’.

We just need a more radical (sustaining and sustainable) way to work.

We’re not talking archaic ‘business plans’ that never go as planned. We need something more alive.

We’re not talking superficial self-care and affirmations. We need to address our trauma.

We’re not talking band-aid-social-good (while I make a buck) solutions. We need to grow collective radical wealth.

For that... 

We need to develop our Entrepreneurial Resilience, in community.

Our ability to be present enough to make the most effective day-to-day decisions.

Our ability to work through our fears and face them as beautiful challenges.

Our ability to live with the ever emerging mystery of creation and the unknown.

Our ability to know what we truly desire and “let desire be our compass”.

Our ability to move with our own rhythm and workflow.

That is what it will take to not just start and grow but sustain our Radical Projects and Enterprises for generations to come. 

We want you to be a Radical Entrepreneur and we’d love to share what has worked for us so far.

Are you ready to develop your Entrepreneurial Resilience? Here's how. 

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Our (Ongoing) Virtual Collective Coaching Program for Radical Entrepreneurs

Is IT for you?


We and our current Radical Entrepreneurs consider ourselves: Crossroads People.

What’s that? Well, we:

Engage in our personal (inner & outer) work and constantly recommit to the process it takes to heal, grow and manifest.

Put the health and sustainability of our relationships to ourselves, our partners and all of our stakeholders and community members first -- in that order (and believe it is our radical source of wealth).

Are creatives who often live at the intersection of many worlds and can see holistic solutions that benefit all (not just ourselves and immediate communities).

Follow our love and desires and want to develop radical practices to bring the transformative visions we love to life.

Want to live wonderful, resourced and inspiring lives and undertake the journey of entrepreneurial discovery while dancing with the mystery of creation (aka, the unknown).

If you’re looking for someone to help you write a business plan, design your website, help with business cards, hand you a marketing blueprint, do your taxes or review your legal documents… we’re not right for you.

We intend on growing your Entrepreneurial Resilience so that you can be present enough to make the best decisions for yourself on your creative journey. We make sure you learn how to effectively process and respond to any situation you find yourself in. We provide the container to hold you and incubate your work. We create the fertile environment within which you can heal and grow into the Radical Entrepreneur you already are.

HOW DOES IT WORK?


We value implementation. We want you to get things done.

20% CONTENT DELIVERY (INFORMATION) + 80% IMPLEMENTATION WORK (DOING/MANIFESTING): Most programs pack information in you'll never be able to implement. We're not interested in teaching you MORE things. We just want you to really implement what you learn through what you're already doing. If you follow our advice and guidance, our program will fit seamlessly with the work you already do. 

We value accountability. We want you to feel held. 

WEEKLY: We teach you how to identify, explore and refine your ideas one week at a time. On Mondays, you publicly declare the most important thing you will accomplish that week. On Friday, you update the community on what you did and what you learned from it.

MONTHLY: We teach you how to work with goals, not as static facts, but as ever-changing assumptions and experiments. Every month, you'll evaluate how the goals you've set (or what you thought you wanted) shift as you move and the ecosystem around you responds with valuable feedback. You update your goals based on your new findings to make sure they are accurate and in line with your deepest desires.

QUARTERLY: We teach you how to integrate and set time aside for everything you've learned to settle. 

We value communal growth. We want you to know you're not alone. 

MARATHONIC STAMINA: Building a radical enterprise is a marathon, and we use the power of community to direct your energy, fuel your desire and cheer you on.

EXPONENTIAL GROWTH: What we learn in community can have exponential impact on our healing, growth and resilience. We offer you the opportunity to learn from other like-minded radical entrepreneurs on the journey.

WHAT IS IT MADE OF?


THE FOUNDATION: CORE CURRICULUM 

Our core curriculum will provide you with tools, systems and approaches that boost your Entrepreneurial Resilience. It is delivered through two 15 to 30-minute pre-recorded video sessions per month. Each segment ends with clear action steps you need to take to integrate the lessons into your project or enterprise. The lessons are generally layered from the most basic concepts to the more complex applications so that anyone at any level can benefit from them. You can watch these sessions on your own time, at your own pace.

LIVE COLLECTIVE COACHING

You have the option to participate in 2 live group coaching sessions per month (with Ije and Samia), where you can work through more specific questions based on the core curriculum or your project. If you can’t attend the live sessions, you can always leave us your questions on the session’s page beforehand. We always provide the recordings for those sessions.

LIVE COLLECTIVE WORK SESSION

You have the option to join a virtual co-working session per month with your cohort community of Radical Entrepreneurs. We work together on to-dos we’ve been avoiding and keep each other accountable in community.

A VIRTUAL COMMUNITY + EXTRA TOOLS & RESOURCES

We require that you to join our small & private Facebook group where you can interact with other Radical Entrepreneurs in the program to get feedback, support and encouragement. We will be sharing resources, tools, technology etc. to help move you forward. If you don't operate on Facebook, we can help you get set up in a way that won't interfere with your needs.

LIVE FACEBOOK OFFICE HOURS

For those who prefer to ask questions in the written form, you can join us twice a month for Facebook Office Hours where we will respond to questions on the spot, in writing.

**WITH OPTION 2 ONLY** MONTHLY ONE-ON-ONE SESSION

As part of Option 2, participants get a one 60-min private session with the facilitators (Ije or Samia) per month. This is designed for Radical Entrepreneurs who need and are ready for more consistent customized, individualized and intensive attention because they are:

One: Running young enterprises in high-growth mode and need some focused midwiving attention.

Two: Running mature enterprises and need more in-depth attention to review all aspect of their enterprise and devise a strategy for their existing organization.

Three: Have the time and resources to focus on getting more intensive attention on specific entrepreneurial areas that we cover in the core curriculum. 

ADD-ONS (@ A DISCOUNTED PRICE FOR ALL MEMBERS)

ONE-ON-ONE SESSIONS: Anyone (from package 1 or 2) has the option to get additional 30 or 60 mins of private, personal support per month at a discounted rate. We will work more intensively on your project or enterprise. And if you want more than that, we can discuss an alternative setup.

MASTER CLASSES / GROUP INTENSIVES: You can join a live master class or group intensive on a topic of the participants’ choice - also at discounted rate from the public. In these classes, we will focus on working through a particular collective issue or aspect of your projects in a small group setting.  This can include: website creation, brand and messaging, content creation, radical selling, team development, reading financials, radical investment etc.

EVENTS / CONFERENCES: Turtle Tank will be hosting speakers and other virtual events. All participants in our Collective Coaching Program will be able to attend most of our virtual events for free.

WHAT'S THE COMMITMENT?


ONGOING SUBSCRIPTION

We've designed the Collective Coaching Program as an ongoing monthly subscription program (and yes, you can end your subscription at any time).  We want you to stay or leave as you please and need. 

That said: we don't believe in quick fixes. If you’re really serious about growing your Radical Enterprise, we have to be real with you. We know how much time it actually takes to really move through your growth cycles. Anyone who promises you that you’ll experience revolutionary shifts in less than 12 months is bullshitting you.

Radical Projects and Enterprises are like children. They take time to grow and bloom. We are invested in the journey of radical change over time.

If you are you too, we recommend that you consider committing to our program for at least 3 MONTHS to really get a taste of what we do (and get clear about what you want). And if you’re looking for deep radical change and growth, we recommend committing to our program for at least 12 MONTHS. As coaches and  strategists, that’s when we’ve seen the most growth with our clients.

TIME REQUIREMENTS

The minimum requirement to stay in our program: setting aside 15mins/day + attending one live event/month (Coaching call, Facebook Officer Hours, Virtual Co-Working Session, Individual Session). We see that this basic time commitment can help you set the necessary habits that will grow your Entrepreneurial Resilience. Your time commitment will organically grow as you see fit and as your projects/enterprise develop. 

We also require that you keep up with our basic accountability process which happens weekly, monthly and quarterly -- as best as you can (and it's completely doable with the 15mins/day allotment). 

We've structured the program in a way such that all Radical Entrepreneurs at any level of their development or their enterprise's development can participate on their own terms and at their own pace. We layer the information from the very basics into more complexity so that you can access it how you need it (basics first, intensives later). You can choose to participate at whatever level you see fit for you, as long as you honor the minimal commitment. 

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We're offering 2 membership options

Applications for Cohort 2 are due on Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 @ midnight PST. We'll get back to you by Friday, May 5th. Payment for subscription will be required by Sunday, May 7th. The program kicks off on Monday, May 8th.  


OPTION 1

$125/month

This is a monthly membership subscription which you can end at any time

Every month you get:

  • 2 core video lessons (15-30 mins each)
  • 2 opportunities for live collective coaching
  • 1 opportunity for a co-working session
  • An ongoing  virtual community forum (FB)
  • Live Facebook Office Hours
  • Ongoing accountability processes
  • Discounted access to individual sessions, masterclasses, events, workshops
 

OPTION 2

$300/month

This is a monthly membership subscription which you can end at any time

Every month you get:

  • 2 core video lessons (15-30 mins each)
  • 2 opportunities for live collective coaching 
  • 1 opportunity for a co-working session
  • An ongoing  virtual community forum (FB)
  • Live Facebook Office Hours
  • Ongoing accountability processes
  • Discounted access to additional individual sessions, masterclasses, events, workshops
  • A 60-minute monthly individual sessions with a facilitator

(to learn more about which membership option is best for you, visit this page).

 
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Our Approach

ENTREPRENEURIAL RESILIENCE + RESOURCES

WHY DO MOST ENTERPRISES FAIL (HOW IS OUR PROGRAM DIFFERENT)?

We believe that most enterprises fail (primarily and permanently) because the people that grow them lack Entrepreneurial Resilience: the ability to understand and sustainably navigate their very own unique entrepreneurial journey (what we call at Turtle Tank: the mystery of creation).

People usually blame their failures on everything else -- from lack of market traction to irreconcilable team differences.

Here’s the thing: developing Entrepreneurial Resilience is not a sexy or flattering process. It’s quite challenging. Experimentation (what we commonly refer to as “failing”) needs to become our friend. Mystery needs to be exciting. Risk needs to be fun, measured and affordable (especially for at-risk marginalized folks). The journey towards Entrepreneurial Resilience is much more demanding than the enterprise itself (enterprises and projects do really come and go) and we need to attend to it to truly manifest.

Entrepreneurial Resilience is challenging because it requires a constant commitment to healing, learning and growing. With that we develop the Strategic Instinct we need to make decisions and work with (rather than against) the unknown. It makes us creative, agile, adventurous and powerful. With Entrepreneurial Resilience, we are able to effectively respond to anything that emerges -- especially the most challenging circumstances.

That said, we started Turtle Tank with the dream of providing 2 essential elements to growing economic justice and radical wealth. While you’re in the Tank (Turtle Tank that is), we want to:

ONE: Teach you how to fish → Grow your Entrepreneurial Resilience [Already happening]

TWO: Provide fishing spaces → Provide access to financial (and other) resources [We’re strategizing to make that happen]

We don’t believe in the old adage of the importance of “teaching how to fish” over “giving the fish”. We believe that we need to do both, proportionally and simultaneously. Our approach to growing Entrepreneurial Resilience is underway through programs like the Collective Coaching Program for Radical Entrepreneurs. Our strategy to providing financial and other resources is in the works…

We work with 2 aspects of Entrepreneurial Resilience:

Inner strategy and Outer strategy.

Outer strategy is what we’re most familiar with. It’s about how we design our work. It covers:

  • How to know what you’re really meant to work on / your path and purpose
  • How to pick and launch a project from scratch (or many projects at once)
  • How to read the signs, take calculated risk & embrace the unknown
  • How to design an enterprise model that works for who you are
  • How to fail smartly and quickly
  • How to make $$$
  • And all the other technical stuff

Inner strategy is often left out of many entrepreneurship and business trainings. It’s about how we’re designed to do our work. It covers:

  • How to be true to your innermost desires
  • How to manage your energy (not your time)
  • How to understand how you’re designed to do work
  • How to build new habits and create the lifestyle you want
  • How to increase productivity (not by doing more, but by doing the right things in the right order)
  • How to stay inspired and in the flow
  • How to deal with the impact of trauma, injustice and oppression on your behavior so you don’t sabotage your dreams

We look forward to having you join our community of Radical Entrepreneurs and to growing with you.

TESTIMONIALS FROM OUR CURRENT ONGOING RADICAL ENTREPRENEURS (they make us blush). 


"I am not exaggerating when I say that being part of this group has transformed my life."

I love being part of the Turtle Tank community. I am not exaggerating when I say that being part of this group has transformed my life. Samia & Ije have helped me understand that the path of entrepreneurship is really a path of exploring and uncovering all parts of ourselves-- where things are easy, where we are triggered, the rhythm of how we work, etc. Samia & Ije have created a very special community of folks supporting each other as we walk on this path of radical entrepreneurship. They are the perfect team of heart & brain, soul & strategy. They are able to hold space for all of the members who come from all walks of life with enterprises at different stages of development.
Especially for folks of color, we can't separate our work from who we are or the way that oppression or trauma affects us. I am learning how my own unresolved trauma prevents me from fully stepping into a life that is truly free and liberating. Because of what I was able to learn from this group, I finally had the courage to leave my toxic job and a stable, comfortable life to create a life that gives me more joy and meaning. I can't wait to see what will continue to unfold.

- Amy Chou (Radical Entrepreneur & Healer)


"Turtle Tank is the best group business training/coaching program I have ever done, and I have done a lot of them!"

In the 90 days that I have been working with Turtle Tank I have experienced so much clarity in my vision for my business, and rapid growth in areas where I had been stuck for years; namely how to set goals and move towards achieving them, how I engage in self care for myself as an entrepreneur, and how to prioritize what matters most  to me and what makes me happy. I have been so impressed with how much actual support and direction I have received in order to embody and live into the answers that have emerged from my inquiries in those areas. Turtle Tank is not just business coaching, it's life coaching too, because as a small business everything that impacts me in any area of my life impacts my business too. So in addition to my business improving, my overall quality of life has been deeply enriched.
Turtle Tank provides so much material, handouts, videos, live coaching, a Facebook group, Facebook office hours, co-working sessions and optional private coaching as well. There are so many ways they engage with us and encourage us to stay connected. I love that there are so many different ways I can stay connected.
Samia and Ije bring so much knowledge, experience, compassion, and conviction to the work. They are accessible, encouraging, and constantly improving the program based on what my cohort needs. They are incredibly honest and share valuable insights from their own histories as entrepreneurs - both positive and negative. They are also really transparent about their current entrepreneurial pursuits which is so refreshing for  me and creates so much trust in me. I love getting to see how they are practicing the very same things they are teaching me and to see how it works for them. They are a delightful team with so many skills between them - I  feel like all my needs, questions, and desires are addressed. Turtle Tank is incredibly designed and the materials they provide are very organized.  It is clear to me that they have put a lot of work into creating this program.
In addition, my cohort is amazing and supportive. We encourage each other and share with a level of honesty and vulnerability that I haven't experienced in many spaces.  We don't have to show up like we have it together, we   can be exactly as we are in every moment and find acceptance and guidance on the next small step we can take. Being an entrepreneur can be very lonely and isolating. Now I have a built in community! We have so much fun together, we witness each other, and we are building deep relationships. I didn't realize what an asset the community was going to be when I started but now I love it!
Turtle Tank is like a family of radical entrepreneurs who share many of my values and politics. The shared values and politics are so valuable to me - I left several business coaching programs because they didn't center the experiences of businesses owned by folks navigating multiple oppressions who also serve clients navigating multiple oppressions.  Turtle Tank does.
Turtle Tank is a lot of work!! - it makes me confront myself in so many ways - and I have to put time and effort into both the inner personal work and the outer work on my business. But having the support of the Turtle Tank materials, Ije and Samia, and the cohort has finally created the container I have needed to catapult myself into an entirely different playing field in my business. It has been a deeply rewarding and satisfying journey so far. I have accomplished more in 90 days than I have in 3 years of working in other systems. I feel a sense of pride and accomplishment that I attribute to my involvement with Turtle Tank. I see a long future for myself as a Turtle Tank client and I am deeply grateful to be working with them.

-India Harville (Owner, Loving the Skin You Are In)


"Finally I am building MY BUSINESS!!! Thanks Turtle Tank!!!"

I live in a chronically ill body (low energy) and have a tonne of personal responsibilities and a long and complicated history that needs to be detangled. I have spent years spinning in circles and trying to make progress on building my business, continuing my healing, and just keeping up with life. Many times I have felt like giving up on creating my own business but my illness prevents me from keeping a 9-5 'JOB'... so I have persisted even though there has been little in the way of outward signs of success.
Enter Turtle Tank and Ije and Samia's wonderful wisdom on all things business related for REAL people.
Now I have structure and space to thrive in different aspects my life... Now each week I am tackling a major energy drain or progressing on a business goal... Now each week I am feeling like I am regaining control over how, when, and why I work and what feels like authentic growth versus trying to force myself into yet another business model mold built for someone else.
Finally I am building MY BUSINESS!!! Thanks Turtle Tank!!!

-Cat Webb, Mystic Priestess and Coach


"In just the first month of joining, I took a leap of faith (grounded in the lessons, tools and supports provided by Samia + Ije and the wider TT community), and left my job to make space for healing and moving towards the kind of work I want and need to be doing in this world." 

Samia + Ije have co-created something truly unique and magical with Turtle Tank. I came to this community at a time when I was feeling stuck and exhausted on multiple levels, uncertain of my gifts and unclear about my future. When I signed up to be a part of the first cohort, I was working full-time at a non-profit and had been working (both $ and un-$) in the non-profit and philanthropic sectors for a decade. In just the first month of joining, I took a leap of faith (grounded in the lessons, tools and supports provided by Samia + Ije and the wider TT community), and left my job to make space for healing and moving towards the kind of work I want and need to be doing in this world. This space has nourished my spirit and amplified my dreams. I had never explicitly considered myself an entrepreneur before diving into Turtle Tank, but through video lessons, goals boarding, weekly accountability check-ins, virtual coaching and co-working and so much more, I have begun to recognize the barriers and drains that have stood in my way and have rediscovered the visionary, creative and resourceFULL parts of myself. Not only are my visions coming into sharper relief, I’ve even begun collaborating and building together with a fellow Turtle! This program is radical in every sense of the word, and is as much about bearing witness to our shared humanity as it is about building new enterprises. Turtle Tank is a fierce and loving family that tells you everyday, “I got you. You’ve got this.” I am eternally grateful for the deep wisdom and brilliance of Samia + Ije and my fellow Turtles and cannot recommend it enough! It will, without a doubt, change your life for the better!

-Bets Edasery (Healer + Community Builder + Advocate + Entrepreneur)


"As someone who has been critical and still is of the promotion of entrepreneurship, I have found Turtle Tank's approach and defining of entrepreneurship as a process of self-discovery immediately applicable, timely, and insightful."

I didn't know I was looking for a program like Turtle Tank until I started watching the free online videos I found on Facebook. I was so inspired by the honest, authentic, and real conversation between Ije and Samia that spoke to the challenges I was having in my own life and work. As someone who has been critical and still is of the promotion of entrepreneurship, I have found Turtle Tank's approach and defining of entrepreneurship as a process of self-discovery immediately applicable, timely, and insightful.

- Amara


"I came into TT thinking it would be whatever. Like, I’d give it a try and leave if it wasn’t meeting my needs. A few months into the program, and my mind has been blown again and again. I have fallen in love with this group and these guides and these teachings."

Basically what I have to say is this: if you want to be held deeply, if you want teachings that will bring you to the core of your desires and your longings, if you want some of the most skilled coaching around, Turtle Tank is for you.
I always felt like just parts of me could be expressed in other biz trainings and marketing masterminds. Like I had to hold a lot of silences in other places. With Turtles, I feel like I can honestly be my whole entire self. I can be me: my whole range of my feelings, hopes, doubts, fears, dreams, questions. I also don’t have to explain my identities or lived experience here. And, I’m met with guides (Ije, Samia, and other Turtles) who see me, who get it, and who offer me strategies and shifts that I am actually integrating in my daily life (like focusing on doing what brings me the most joy every day).
The collective coaching group is off the chain amazing. I feel like I have found a framework and a paradigm that actually makes sense to me. Ije & Samia are two of the smartest, most intuitive, most skilled coaches/strategists I’ve met in my life. I feel so lucky to have found them.
You know when you find something you didn’t know you needed (or you did know, but it wasn’t more than a whisper)? Or when your fave artist/scholar/healer/thinker articulates something so deep and real to your experience, and you’re just so grateful for that articulation? That’s what Turtle Tank feels like to me. If you’re looking for something deeper on your entrepreneurial journey, this is it. If you’re wanting to figure out what you LOVE, this is for you. If you want to find some tender, intuitive, smart, radical loves to build community and imagine with, this is the group for you. It’s honestly not meant for everyone. But I believe we are part of something bigger. I feel like I can see myself connected to Turtle Tank many years from now.

- Sofia Rose Smith (Writer, Healer, Coach)


"Being in Turtle Tank for the past 5 months has been the best thing that ever happened in my life (and I'm not saying this lightly)." 

No, I am not miraculously cured of my illnesses or made 50K last month but I have never before in my life found a structure that was both supportive and flexible enough for me to grow at my own rhythm. Turtle Tank feels like a home full of nourishing space, playful witnesses, and generous vulnerability that somehow magically combines with time tracking, business strategy and productivity habits. If you are ready to embrace your whole self as you build your enterprise, come join us, we're waiting for you. ❤

- Alicia Montplaisir, Artist


"The patience, understanding and support received from Ije and Samia is a blessing not found in all places of education".

Turtle Tank has, in a short period of time greatly impacted my life as a whole. The gifts and tools received so far have assisted greatly in growth surrounding my life work and purpose, self love&acceptance, and the deepening of my process and day to day habits. Ije and Samia provide incredible support, wisdom, experience and light to what before seemed like a foreign world of entrepreneurship and business. Their perspective is deeply rooted in strong morals and a wholistic life approach, which as an herbalist I greatly respect, honor and appreciate. The community in which Turtle Tank facilitates and holds space for is supportive, safe, vibrant and nurturing.  Ije and Samia have far surpassed their requirements as teachers, mentors, and humans. The patience, understanding and support received from Ije and Samia is a blessing not found in all places of education. I could not be more grateful for this incubator. It is a beautiful space full of unique stories and life paths.
No matter your background or stage in life, I believe Turtle Tank can provide true assistance in your process. I greatly look forward to my evolving journey with this Turtle 'Ohana.

- Nalani Kornfeld


"It feels great to be surrounded by so many like-minded individuals who are doing such revolutionary work."

The collective coaching program has been an amazing experience. It honestly feels like home. It feels great to be surrounded by so many like-minded individuals who are doing such revolutionary work. The best part about the collective coaching program is that it is a process. Samia and Ije will support you every step of the way. They help you unravel and dissect very complex concepts and processes and transform them in to digestible tools and resources. The B-squared tool was a breakthrough for me because I often get stuck in my own head. But the B-squared model helped my visualize my life and my businesses from a broader perspective! This program is amazing and it's definitely transforming the way entrepreneurs think and create! Thank you Ije and Samia!

-Jazlyn Fuller (Creative Healer, Graphic Designer, Community Developer)


"I am confident the work that the Turtle Tank Collective Coaching provides, will allow me to achieve my goals."

After working as a project manager for a Fortune 500 company for 14 years, I took a break to think about where I am with relation to money. My values mean a great deal to me and discovering Turtle Tank gives me a mean to reflect my values in the work I do.
It's early days yet, after 90 days, I can see growth. I can see tender shoots of habits that will strengthen over time, of relationships that will bloom in their time and a centered position that I can explore for life. I am confident the work that the Turtle Tank Collective Coaching provides, will allow me to achieve my goals.
I am grateful to decolonize while I work, to embrace diversity in all it's myriad forms and share work with like minded folks. Thank you for this opportunity!!

- Lillian Bennett (Project Manager with Fortune 500 experience)


"Turtle Tank is invaluable and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to shape their business and the goal they want achieve around their life versus the other way around."

This cohort has definitely changed the paradigm of what a goal is, what strategy is, and how to treat them and how to treat myself. For me, this is SO key in pursuing my vision for my life without the trite "grind grind grind, don't sleep, always be busy, go go go go, sacrifice it all" mentality that I've run into in the entrepreneurial space. I am grateful to them for allowing us to follow our own lead, if that makes sense. It gives me room to be curious, to grow, to observe, to test, and to just BE. I need that so badly on this journey, because I feel like my life depends on how I treat myself (and others) in this process and I know my business and the value I provide will shine so much brighter for it. Turtle Tank is invaluable and I would highly recommend it for anyone looking to shape their business and the goal they want achieve around their life versus the other way around.

- Tamara Pickens (Owner of Moyo Wellness)


"Turtle Tank is not at all like any other coaching program I have heard of, there's no cookie cutter standardized sterile formula of success."

I have had the honour of working with both Samia and Ije individually in previous years and now I am apart of their beautiful collaborative coaching program, Turtle Tank. Turtle Tank is not at all like any other coaching program I have heard of, there's no cookie cutter standardized sterile formula of success. In Turtle Tank we are given guidance and support to getting clear on our unique way of working and encouraged to bring our whole selves to the day-to-day labour of our dreams and in turn our radical enterprises are sustainable because they are rooted in what brings us joy and energizes us, versus for example, me trying to push my circular shape into a square mold - that just isn't me. I have also worked with Samia and Ije one-on-one in the past. Samia is a genius for creating systems for organizing one's goals and dreams, as well as, strategizing radical entrepreneurship, while Ije is a goddess of reframing one's internal bullies into love balms and self acceptance salve and giving concrete revolutionary tools for minimizing energy drains, finding the "hows" of how you work most gloriously while having the most fun. Years ago, Samia opened up the doors for me to give myself permission to dream, before then I only saw my future as bleak and a struggle to survive, I couldn't fathom thriving. Later, Ije guided me to loving my unique way of being and really seeing the abundance of what I have to offer in this lifetime and how to celebrate and revel in the magic of it all. As a coach duo, Turtle Tank has offered a roadmap, tools, and a loving community to uplift me and my fellow Turtle loves on our way to our dreams and is showing me all the dreamy things that are already in bloom or about to burst wide open in my life.  I often tell my beloved coaches that I am a Turtle Tank'er for life, I'm kind of ride or die like that, so whatever or however Turtle Tank and these two gifted people evolve I am for it and I will support it. People who know me well know that I'm discerning and intentional for what I full heartily back and Turtle Tank, Samia and Ije are kin that I vouch for and I trust deeply.

- Setareh (Artist and Healing Arts practitioner)


"Ije and Samia are experienced, generous, responsive, and innovative guides." 

They offer tools and frameworks that respond to so many questions about HOW we build work and offer service that fits with our values and ethics when those values and ethics do not align with the economic system we live under. They do this by gently but firmly insisting on approaching work with our whole humanity at the core, including our health and our joy, which in itself is resistance to patriarchy and capitalism.

- Hannah Harris-Sutro (Somatic Counsellor, Facilitator, and Full-Spectrum Doula)


"Turtle Tank is a must if you are looking for something deeper than build your business, something more expansive than marketing goals."

If you are a radical thinker, and you are clear that your work will transform the world, you need the clear grounding that the Turtle Tank coaching program provides. You need the community of Transforming Turtles: folx whose politics for a Just World align with yours, who understand that that world is in reach & it doesn't require us to be broke & struggling to bring about.
You will learn how to work *with* yourself as opposed to *against* yourself. You will learn that your unique self is your best investment. Best of all you will join a community of smart, funny, supportive people using their inherent talents to bring about Justice.
Slow & Steady wins the race.

- M'Kali-Hashiki (Passion Philosopher)


"For years I have been asking for and wanting a powerful, heart-full, and innovating COHORT of people I am excited to call my peers. I am so grateful to have been answered with a collective coaching program for radical entrepeneurs - WOW."  

I can't stop talking about Turtle Tank!
The skills and approach that I am learning to live in this program are changing my business from the inside out. After eleven years of building my healing practice, and countless classes, seminars, and coaching programs on business training and marketing, Turtle Tank is really such a gift. I feel both more at ease with myself, and more deeply challenged to to take authentic action than I have before.
Samia and Ije are generous and inspiring, and they have created a program that truly meets you wherever you are in your journey, and gives you the tools, encouragement, community, and accountability to take your next steps. The wounds, the programming, the oppressions that have shaped us are not pushed aside in this process, but faced and loved and worked with as part of what brings our unique gifts forward.
For years I have been asking for and wanting a powerful, heart-full, and innovating COHORT of people I am excited to call my peers. I am so grateful to have been answered with a collective coaching program for radical entrepeneurs - WOW.  I love Turtle Tank!

-Dr. Teresa W. Lau, Doctor of Chiropractic, Reorganizational Healing Practitioner

Meet Your Radical Enterprise Strategists & Facilitators


SAMIA ABOU-SAMRA

Samia is an artist and entrepreneur. Samia has worked as a strategic consultant for radical entrepreneurs over the last 5 years. Samia is the founder of Whale Wonder (previously known as the co-founded Baladé Black) the enterprise currently funding the Turtle Tank project.

 

 

 

 

IJE UDE

Ije is a coach and facilitator. She has worked with radical entrepreneurs for the last 10 years. Ije is also a wellness consultant for social justice organizations.

 

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We're offering 2 membership options

Applications for Cohort 2 are due on Tuesday, May 2nd 2017 @ midnight PST. We'll get back to you by Friday, May 5th. Payment for subscription will be required by Sunday, May 7th. The program kicks off on Monday, May 8th.  


OPTION 1

$125/month

This is a monthly membership subscription which you can end at any time

Every month you get:

  • 2 core video lessons (15-30 mins each)
  • 2 opportunities for live collective coaching
  • 1 opportunity for a co-working session
  • An ongoing  virtual community forum (FB)
  • Live Facebook Office Hours
  • Ongoing accountability processes
  • Discounted access to individual sessions, masterclasses, events, workshops
 

OPTION 2

$300/month

This is a monthly membership subscription which you can end at any time

Every month you get:

  • 2 core video lessons (15-30 mins each)
  • 2 opportunities for live collective coaching 
  • 1 opportunity for a co-working session
  • An ongoing  virtual community forum (FB)
  • Live Facebook Office Hours
  • Ongoing accountability processes
  • Discounted access to additional individual sessions, masterclasses, events, workshops
  • A 60-minute monthly individual sessions with a facilitator

(to learn more about which membership option is best for you, visit this page).

 

Turtle Tank is an incubator for Radical Entrepreneurs. 

We help you start and grow your radical enterprise to make way for economic justice.


Turtle Tank is for: Creatives, Educators, Activists, Healers, and the like.

We provide:

  • An innovative educational framework for radical entrepreneurs

  • A community of radical thinkers-doers

  • Resources: tools, systems and technology

  • An investigation of radical economic theories

*This project is supported by Whale Wonder*