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Radical Purpose For Radical Creators

A 6-Week Virtual Workshop To Revolutionize how you live and work

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 13th 2018 @ 11:59pm PST

*looking for our Virtual Collective Incubator for Radical Entrepreneurs? This workshops is a prerequisite!*

We, at this creative crossroads, are brilliant with ideas but truth be told: we don't really know how to work.

We have ideas, creations and projects for days. Wholistic ones. Intersectional ones. Genius ones. ‘We-All-Need-This’ ones. 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, our Radical Purpose 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 work. 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.

Several years ago, after struggling to grow and maintain our own creations and enterprises, we (Ije and Samia) started to think about how we could design a way of working that uplifted our whole selves. A way rooted in Radical Love and Freedom, in practice. We wanted to work FROM love and freedom, not simply FOR love and freedom.

We designed a strategic framework rooted in nature, in our body’s wisdom, in the wisdom of afro-indigenous approaches and queer, people of color strategies for thriving. We did it for us first and then started to share it with our communities.

THE FIRST THING WE TEACH IN OUR STRATEGIC FRAMEWORK That will revolutionize how we live and work IS (YOU GUESSED IT): THE RADICAL PURPOSE FRAMEWORK, TOOL And Practice!


Here’s a little bit about our Turtles’ experience with the Radical Purpose Tool…

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Why Radical Purpose Practice for Radical Creators?

A Core strategic compass Rooted in Radical Love and Freedom

*looking for our Virtual Collective Incubator for Radical Entrepreneurs? This workshops is a prerequisite!*

As strategists and transformationalists, we have 12+ years of living proof that a practice of (re)aligning with your Radical Purpose is foundational to creating projects, enterprises, communities and worlds of Radical Love and Freedom.

At Turtle Tank, everything starts with Radical Purpose.

How come?

Three reasons:

ONE: WORK = LOVE vs. WORK = DRUDGERY

When rooted in a practice of Radical Purpose, we move away from “duty”, from shoulds and have tos. From work that drains and beats us down -- regardless of the outcome. We move away from work as drudgery, as a place of pain, struggle and oppression. We center in desire as a force of well-being, a source of creative power, a fire that fuels us in unimaginable ways. Our labor is of and for love. Meeting and feeding our personal desires is EXACTLY what enlivens, lifts and empowers our communities (no more guilt and shame around enjoying the work we do -- and yes, it’s still work even if we enjoy it).

When living in Radical Purpose, we are able to bring our unique, sacred gifts and contributions to our communities from a place of deep fulfillment, wholeness, love and freedom rather than a place of depletion, exhaustion, stress and lack. Yes, it’s just as important to be in love with the process (the work itself) as we are with the outcomes of our work. Having a healthy and enjoyable process, a wonderful way of working, is our birthright.

TWO: RADICAL PURPOSE AS STRATEGY

A practice of Radical Purpose awakens our deepest place of strategic power from which we make the most effective and efficient decisions. It aligns us with our inner navigational compass from where all our creative ideas, strategic decisions, intuitive nudges and powerful realizations emerge. When we are present with this practice, we can eliminate unnecessary struggle and adopt the most impactful strategies that are aligned with who we are and how we work.

We become magnetic. Our people and opportunities seem to find us or we simply run into them with ease. We become responsive to opportunities that we didn’t even know existed. We embrace challenge as opportunity for growth and transformation. We embody our most creative, powerful and impactful selves.

THREE: COLLECTIVE POWER vs. COLLECTIVE CONTROL

We say that Radical Purpose is a fundamental organizing principle. It is the guiding force behind the most effective forms of organization and creation. Every system naturally self-organizes through the Purposes of its parts.

As we develop a practice of aligning with our Radical Purposes, individually and collectively, we set ourselves up to engage in the most powerful, fitting and wonderful relationships. We draw and create the most robust, resilient and creative teams, partnerships, relationships, projects, enterprises and communities.

When we organize around our unique individual Radical Purposes, we move away from the need to control others. Instead, we tap into the ever-emerging power and gifts of the unique self as a cohesive, creative force in tune with the larger collective. With that, we grow the power of our communities exponentially.

Through the pursuit of Radical Purpose, we are driven by the mysterious creative force of the universe into worlds of Radical Love and Freedom. 


Here’s a little bit about how the Radical Purpose Tool change our Turtles’ work and lives…

You will walk away with a deeper understanding of your desires and Radical Purpose as well as a tool and practice that consistently (re)aligns you with your purpose, how you are designed to work, and how best to strategize for long-term sustainability and impact!

Every week, for 6 weeks…

We share a Concept class (90mins) and a Practice class (60mins) to help you understand, implement and practice the Radical Purpose framework and tool.

What’s a Concept Class?

A virtual concept sharing class where we learn about the core concepts of Radical Purpose (the framework, tool and practice)

What’s a Practice Class?

A virtual live coaching session where we practice, discuss and provide collective coaching around implementing the Radical Purpose concepts

We run everything virtually

Our program is held virtually via online education and video conferencing platforms. Yes, live sessions will be recorded though we recommend you show up live to get the most out of this program.


The Weekly Topics…


Week 1: What is “work” anyway?

We examine our current definitions of “Work” and engage in radical re-visioning that move our relationship to work from drudgery to desire.

Week 2: Radical Purpose: Why root in our ‘Why’

We learn about the Radical Purpose framework and root in our Why.

Week 3: Radical Purpose: How we embody it

We understand who we have to be to embody our Radical Purpose.

Week 4: Radical Purpose: What we do to enact it

We define the unique, day-to-day work that manifests our Radical Purpose.

Week 5: Radical Purpose framework: for effective strategy

We create strategies that move us from how we’re currently operating to how we want to operate and learn how to generate effective strategies and actionable steps from the Radical Purpose tool.

Week 6: How to stay aligned with our Radical Purpose

We outline our Radical Purpose practice and learn about the many applications of the framework (team building/facilitation, products creation, strategic decision-making etc.)

Check out the schedules available below, pick your best match and apply.

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Apply to join the Radical Purpose Deep Dive!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH 2018 @ 11:59PM PST

** Looking to join our Collective Incubator for Radical Entrepreneurs? Remember, this Radical Purpose Deep Dive is one of the prerequisites**

This is our first time offering the Deep Dive outside of our Collective Incubator so the price is reduced!


Application Process (please read carefully):

ONE

Once you submit your email and hit the APPLY button, you will be directed to a payment form where you will be asked to submit your payment information before receiving your application form.

TWO

Even though you are submitting your payment information, you will ONLY be charged if 1) you are accepted by our team OR if 2) you don’t submit a complete application (ex: submit payment information but forget to apply). So, Please make sure you are 100% committed to paying if accepted and joining the program.

If your application is not accepted this round, your payment plan will be cancelled Automatically and YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED At all.

THREE

By submitting the payment form, you are agreeing to be charged once we send you the acceptance notice via email. Your first charge of $200 will be automatically deducted 9 days from the day you entered your payment information. Your second charge of $200 will be deducted 30 days from the time the first charge was made.

FOUR

Once your’ve submitted the payment form, you will be re-directed to the application link. You will also receive an email from Turtle Tank with the application link to access the questions and directions for submission.

FIVE

As a POC-centered (people of color-centered) community we want to give POC members the option to explore the vulnerable content of Turtle Tank in a space with other POC folks where the focus of the work can be solely rooted in the POC experience. For this reason, we offer 2 cohort options. One mixed (POC + white folks) and another POC Only.


APPLY FOR A MIXED COHORT

(People of Color + White folks)

$400

(REDUCED FROM $500)

2 Payments of $200 (first payment upon acceptance, second payment after 30 days from the first payment)


SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Content Classes: Sundays from 5-6:30p EST/ 2-3:30p PST || on January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10, 2019

Practice Classes: Thursdays from 9-10p EST/ 7-8p PST || on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2019

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APPLY FOR A POC ONLY COHORT

(People of Color only)

$400

(REDUCED FROM $500)

2 Payments of $200 (first payment upon acceptance, second payment after 30 days from the first payment)


SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Content Classes: Sundays from 5-6:30p EST/ 2-3:30p PST || on January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10, 2019

Practice Classes: Thursdays from 10:15-11:15p EST/ 7:15-8:15p PST || on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2019

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Some more quick thoughts and musings from our Turtles

And here are the full #MeFirst + Radical Purpose Stories (1 hour each) from the Turtle Tank Community

Plug into a series of stories from our community of Radical Creators, Radical Entrepreneurs and Radical Leaders. We are sharing about how putting ourselves first through Turtle Tank’s incubation framework has revolutionized our lives and work, creating more impact than ever before and bringing us closer to a world of Radical Love and Freedom.


 

Meet the Strategists and Transformationalists facilitating the Deep Dive experience…


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Samia Abou-Samra (Co-Founder and CEO)

Samia is an artist and Radical Entrepreneur. Samia is the founder/owner of Whale Wonder: a creative playspace that grows radical systems for a more human world and the original incubator for Turtle Tank.

Samia serves as a strategist, consultant, educator and creative director for Radical Entrepreneurs (makers, healers, artists, activists, educators) dedicated to love and freedom. Samia enjoys all aspects of the creative process particularly in the areas of music/media, entrepreneurship, indigenous knowledge and radical health.

Samia has a BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity (with a focus on Ritual, Medicine & Performance) from Stanford University and an MBA in Environmental and Social Management from Antioch University of New England (along with many other certificates and specializations you can find out all about when you join us).


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Ije Ude (Co-Founder and Chief Transformation Officer)

Ije is a health & wellness strategist and Radical Entrepreneur. She has coached Radical Entrepreneurs for the last 10 years on managing their energy and revolutionizing how they work.

Ije has 20 years of work experience in social justice and non-profit organizations as an organizer, trainer and facilitator. She has designed research-based curricula for organizations such as Girls Inc, Planned Parenthood and The Freedom institute. Today, alongside being a founder of Turtle Tank, Ije is a certified Resilience Toolkit facilitator who works with individuals and organizations to provide effective solutions to stress and trauma.

Ije has a BA in Human Biology (with a specialization in Black Women's Health and Well-Being) from Stanford University and an MA in Integral Counseling Psychology from the California Institute for Integral Studies. (along with many other certificates and specializations you can find out all about when you join us).

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India Harville (Community Engagement Specialist)

India is a performance artist, somatic educator, and social justice educator. India serves as the Community Engagement Specialist for Turtle Tank where she helps facilitate the member journey for collective incubator members. The unifying thread in India’s work is supporting people working with their bodies as vehicles for personal and collective growth and transformation.

India has a BA in psychology from New College of Florida and a MA in Integrative Health Studies from the California Institute of Integral Studies as well as many trainings in somatics, bodywork, social justice education, and coaching.

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Apply to join the Radical Purpose Deep Dive!

APPLICATION DEADLINE: THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13TH 2018 @ 11:59PM PST

** Looking to join our Collective Incubator for Radical Entrepreneurs? Remember, this Radical Purpose Deep Dive is one of the prerequisites**

This is our first time offering the Deep Dive outside of our Collective Incubator so the price is reduced!


Application Process (please read carefully):

ONE

Once you submit your email and hit the APPLY button, you will be directed to a payment form where you will be asked to submit your payment information before receiving your application form.

TWO

Even though you are submitting your payment information, you will ONLY be charged if 1) you are accepted by our team OR if 2) you don’t submit a complete application (ex: submit payment information but forget to apply). So, Please make sure you are 100% committed to paying if accepted and joining the program.

If your application is not accepted this round, your payment plan will be cancelled Automatically and YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED At all.

THREE

By submitting the payment form, you are agreeing to be charged once we send you the acceptance notice via email. Your first charge of $200 will be automatically deducted 9 days from the day you entered your payment information. Your second charge of $200 will be deducted 30 days from the time the first charge was made.

FOUR

Once your’ve submitted the payment form, you will be re-directed to the application link. You will also receive an email from Turtle Tank with the application link to access the questions and directions for submission.

FIVE

As a POC-centered (people of color-centered) community we want to give POC members the option to explore the vulnerable content of Turtle Tank in a space with other POC folks where the focus of the work can be solely rooted in the POC experience. For this reason, we offer 2 cohort options. One mixed (POC + white folks) and another POC Only.


APPLY FOR A MIXED COHORT

(People of Color + White folks)

$400

(REDUCED FROM $500)

2 Payments of $200 (first payment upon acceptance, second payment after 30 days from the first payment)


SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Content Classes: Sundays from 5-6:30p EST/ 2-3:30p PST || on January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10, 2019

Practice Classes: Thursdays from 9-10p EST/ 7-8p PST || on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2019

View/Add the Google Calendar here

View/Add the iCal here

 

APPLY FOR A POC ONLY COHORT

(People of Color only)

$400

(REDUCED FROM $500)

2 Payments of $200 (first payment upon acceptance, second payment after 30 days from the first payment)


SCHEDULE OF CLASSES

Content Classes: Sundays from 5-6:30p EST/ 2-3:30p PST || on January 6, 13, 20, 27, February 3 and 10, 2019

Practice Classes: Thursdays from 10:15-11:15p EST/ 7:15-8:15p PST || on January 10, 17, 24, 31, February 7 and 14, 2019

View/Add the Google Calendar here

View/Add the iCal here