We believe that each organization & individuals are unique & therefore require customized support designed specifically for them. UP specializes in creating innovative development & plans suited for the individual organizations & communities.
We don’t follow a cookie-cutter philosophy to consulting. that’s why all our tools are vetted through numerous iterations.
But we take it yet another step…
Every time we do a gig, we learn, right along side our clients. We learn how our tools impact those we serve, how folks orient to our styles & methodologies, and then we make adjustments. This means that every time we do our work, every single time, we bring our internal lessons forward to serve individuals & organizations moving forward.
somatic campaign development
our focus areas
UP has created a unique methodology for developing strategic plans that simultaneously attends to both short- & long-term goals using a somatic lens.
Training imparts the analytical structure of Somatics & Embodied Organizing, & teaches specific skills in each of our focus areas.
2-4 days retreats provide an uninterrupted environment that results in far more advancement than the equivalent time in episodic training.
UP’s work emphasizes personal leadership skills as the foundation for sustainability & effectiveness.
The overarching goal of UP’s work is to reshape organizational culture to prioritize wellness & dignity towards high efficiency + external impact.
UP’s engages the whole agency in every focus area & on every level using somatic coaching (individual, staff-wide, executive, & board).
leaders of embodied organizing (LEO)
- Staff: Somatic analysis of an agency’s internal communication & operational systems to identify practices that impede effectiveness & impact.
- Community: Exploring the history of the communities organizations serve; what actions community members are therefore primed to take or not take & customizing organizing approaches to cultivate desired actions.
- Board: Aligning the roles & responsibilities of Board members with the vision & goals generated by the somatic process, emphasizing where, when & how the work of the Board connects to the work of the organization.
- Collective: Designing points of contact & group interaction practices to streamline & enhance effectiveness of the agency & the community as an ecological whole.