There’s a life-defining conversation calling to you right now.
A transformational journey with you at the center. Bold. Catalytic. Wise.
Who are you becoming?
The Unfurling program is about re-connecting and re-committing to yourself. It’s a reminder to excavate joy and meaning, and to put them back at the center of your life. It’s a virtual living room for women who are ready to deep-dive into their own powerful truth in the company of others doing the same.
Come on in and reclaim your unique strengths and gifts, while releasing old stories and outdated beliefs about who you are and what you’re here to do.Use this space to create a vision for what’s unfurling in you right now, so that you can meaningfully participate in your own transformation. The journey’s final destination: an outer reality that’s finally in alignment with your inner landscape.
Step into your Unfurling.
Do you feel like online programs are too big to provide meaningful connection and support? Are the people in your life unable to embrace the ways you’re changing and growing? Would you like the intimacy of a group of like-minded women to help you invite a more truthful expression of who you are?
Join me for a four-month, small group program designed to challenge, nurture and encourage you as you unfurl. We will co-create a circle of eight women with a common agenda: to step powerfully into a new chapter in our careers and/or our personal lives. We’ll take a close look at our roadblocks and our allies, call in the resources we need, and create reliable maps for ourselves to follow. We’ll invoke wisdom and support for ourselves and each other as we unfurl.
Our time together will be intimate, healing and enlightening.
Want a better sense of what Unfurling is all about? Listen to the Identify Your Unfurling call recording, where I share takeaways from the program and guide you through an exercise to help you get in touch with what’s unfurling in you right now.
Do you see yourself here?
You’re stepping into a new role (student? single parent? entrepreneur? retiree?) and struggling to find your bearings.
You’re on the verge of a major career transition.
The creative idea you’ve been incubating is ready to enter the world.
You’re done pretending you’re not ready; you want to join your colleagues at the table.
You hear the call to deepen your relationship to Spirit.
And you know that a guided circle of support could help you navigate these waters.
What’s this program about?
We will use the container of the group to support and explore your unfurling. Our circle will generously share the real life experiences of hearing the whisper, allowing ourselves to be sidetracked, getting in our own way, losing faith, regaining clarity, honing inner wisdom, and taking action in our relationships, our careers, and our lives. We’ll learn from ourselves and from each other.
Along with sharing valuable tools and concepts, my role as your facilitator is to invite inquiry and discovery, rather than download information. I’ll encourage you to embrace the unfurling that’s underway with all you’ve got. It’s your ticket to timely transformation.
This program is super heavy on sharing and cross-pollination. Join us if you want a powerful group within which to explore, claim and celebrate who you are, and who you are becoming.
Women in Amy’s Unfurling programs:
- move from unfulfilling work into soul-aligned careers
- infuse their businesses with authenticity, integrity and values
- end the cycle of exhaustion and burnout, replacing it with a routine of self-care that nourishes and energizes
- revive dormant creativity and place it on the front burner
- become adept at asking for what they truly want
- shift from disempowered thinking into grounded, authentic being
Here’s what you’ll get:
- Eight 90-minute group calls, plus recordings of each call
- Two 60-minute live Q and A calls, plus recordings of each
- Eight optional calls with your accountability partner (to be assigned once we begin)
- Membership in a private Facebook group where you can share insights, expand your learning and get support from Amy between calls
- Juicy assignments for you to deepen your learning and challenge yourself further
- One 60-minute private coaching call with Amy
As a result of this program you can expect to have:
- Clarity on and appreciation for what’s unfurling, with clear next steps to get you where you want to go.
- A new sense of purpose and heightened energy,
- A cadre of fellow journeyers you can rely on for ongoing support
- Confidence in using your authentic voice to powerfully enact change
- Tools to keep you on track when you waver
Want to learn more? Listen to the recording of a recent free call, where I share takeaways from the Unfurling program and guide you through an exercise to help you get in touch with what’s unfurling in you right now.
What I bring to the Journey:
I created this program because I have a special knack for facilitating magic in the groups I lead. Women in my programs laugh hard, cry if moved to, and share generously. I’m enchanted by the synergies generated in groups and the soulful leapfrogging that happens regularly.
I’ll contribute this to the conversation:
Over 800 hours of coaching women (both individually and in groups) as they unfurl in all aspects of their personal and professional lives
Coaching credentials from the ICF
A solid academic background (Masters degree from Johns Hopkins, undergraduate degree from Dartmouth)
A lifelong commitment to fostering sustainable change; initially with grassroots organizations, now with coaching clients
Experience as a mentor to women both internationally and in the US
My own unfurling journey from stay-at-home mama to thriving entrepreneur
I’ve made unfurling the centerpiece of my work with women because it’s unfurling – not merely “growth,” and certainly not self-improvement, that helps us move forward in our lives. Unfurling is a special kind of unfoldment we see all around us in nature, and, I’ve discovered, it also plays out in women’s lives. When you learn how to unfurl – which is just what you’ll learn in this program – you have a way to keep bringing yourself greater fulfillment and joy again and again – as the seasons change in your life.
Registration is now closed. Sign up here to be on the early notification list for upcoming programs.
Session 1: Meet your unfurling – You’ll clarify what’s unfurling in you right now, and uncover the most important messages it has for you. You’ll learn exercises you can use to uncover your next right direction, even in times of uncertainty or confusion.
Session 2: Creating optimal growing conditions – In this session you will identify and claim what you need to thrive: your values and strengths, your relevant life experience, and your calling. Once you’ve got this list down, no change you ever try to make in your life needs to feel overwhelming or impossible.
Session 3: Asking for what you want – You will play with freeing your authentic voice and creating a heartful intention. This is your “on” switch.
Session 4: Your road map – In this session we’ll be designing a detailed vision for where you’re headed, down to the specifics.
Session 5: Fuel for the journey – Get ready to start calling in what you need most to keep going: courage and fierce self-love. These are in plentiful supply but you must be comfortable with asking for them.
Session 6: Making your way – You can plan on encountering darkness and obstacles as your unfurling gets underway. In this session, you’ll work with fear and the inner critic.
Session 7: Allies – A comprehensive look at amassing the network of support you need for this journey. I’ll share my favorite practices and invite you to open yourself more fully to the support always available to you.
Session 8: Integration – completion and celebration; what’s next for you? We’ll share our accomplishments, acknowledge the uncertainties ahead and send each other off on our respective paths.
Group A: Wednesdays at 9:30am Pacific / 12:30pm Eastern
January 30, February 13 and 27, March 13 and 27, April 10 and 24, May 8
Group B: Thursdays at noon Pacific / 3pm Eastern
January 31, February 14 and 28, March 14 and 28, April 11 and 25, May 9
— groups are limited to eight women —
Amy Kessel is a certified life coach who helps women unfurl into their authentic selves. She encourages her coaching clients to know and ask for what they want, to move beyond self-imposed limitations and old stories, and to step into fuller expressions of themselves in their personal and professional lives. Her style of coaching is a blend of intuition and reason, flavored by profound respect for the journey.
Amy’s clients thank her for her deep listening, her razor-sharp insight and her gently fierce commitment to truth.
In service to advancing the call for women to unfurl, Amy’s passionate writing has been featured on Tiny Buddha, Roots of She, Power Chicks International and Stratejoy. She is also the coach for participants in the global leadership program, Playing Big , and a mentor to women in the developing world via WorldPulse.
Amy lives in a yellow farmhouse on an island in the Pacific Northwest with her family and a menagerie of farm animals.
Frequently Asked Questions
What if I don’t know what’s unfurling in me?
This program will help you uncover what wants to be seen right now, even if the whisper is hard to hear. With some careful tending, you will identify and encourage yourself to unfurl in the areas of your life that are ready for change. I can guarantee you that you’ll have the answer to this question shortly after the program begins.
What will I learn in this program?
You’ll learn how to stay true to yourself as you undergo a process of transformation. You’ll become fully aware of the signs and clues to watch for the next time you sense yourself beginning to unfurl, and you’ll know how to be in right relationship with the process from beginning to end. While the details and specifics will be different, the underlying framework is the same. This valuable insight will serve you again and again.
What if I don’t feel like sharing or being coached in front of the others?
Women in my groups have full permission to participate in the way that best serves them. There may be days when you don’t feel up to contributing to the conversation underway; you will still gain insight and participate in learning by being on the call. Each session is a combination of guided individual exploration and optional sharing.
What if I can’t make all the calls?
Each call will be recorded and delivered to you within 24 hours of the session. Listening to the recording and doing the exercises will give you the same learning opportunities you would have had if you were on the call. Also, listening to conversation and witnessing others being coached inevitably brings up “aha’s” for us all – try it and see!
What’s expected of me outside of the sessions themselves?
The sessions will spark ongoing exploration and discovery, which you will be encouraged to pursue both on your own and with a partner from the group with whom you will have a twice-monthly call. You’ll also receive between-session exercises which are designed for further deepening, and which you are invited to share and discuss in the Facebook forum.
Still got questions? I’m happy to answer them! Email me at amy (at) amykessel (dot)com.