• Village Weaver, Intimacy Navigator,

    Possibility Manager

    I help the eco villagers of today and tomorrow

    come to terms with their feeling and their ambitions

    so they can more effectively avoid the booby traps

    that threaten their success

    Hear me say what I do, in a different way!

  • LET'S DO THE WORK

  • VIDEOS AND ARTICLES

    I have given many talks, like this one for TEDx Calgary in June 2020

    photo courtesy of TEDx Calgary

    I have written many articles and I share these regularly, here, on Patreon. Many of the articles are viewable to the public, and some are only viewable to my Patrons, who give monthly financial support to my work by subscribing. It's sort of long-term crowdfunding and it means a lot to me!

  • I am interconnected and supported

    by a global web of

    Next Culture Experimenters

    and Guides

    I am a Possibility Manager using Distinctions, Maps and Tools from Possibility Management in my offerings. I connect, experiment and create with Possibility Managers worldwide, and I think you might want to do that, too, through the open source portals that exist in the context of Next Culture. Here is the main PM website:

    Here are links to some of my

    most often visited PM websites:

     

    What Now?

    Become UnHookable

     

    and sites of several Possibility Managers from and with whom I learn:

     

    Scott East, Bowen Island, BC, Canada: Bridges to Next Culture

    Scott and I are teaming up to bring Trainings to Canada!

     

    Dean Walker, Oregon, USA, Deep Academy:

    Tools for Living in a Time of Collapse

    Dean has (among other things) mentored me during my creating Feelings Work offerings!

     

    Anne-Chloé Destremau, and

    Vera Franco, International Trainers of Trainers

    Anne-Chloé and Vera have guided me through Initiations and they set constant shining and inspiring examples for me

     

    Clinton Callahan, Originator of Possibility Management

    I don't know what to say here, go read for yourself!

     

    Please ask me for the links to any other resources you see me reference

    in other places, I have SO MANY!!

  • PROJECTS

    Awakening the Village (since 2014)

    Answering the Call

    In urgent need of my own village after my marriage ended in 2011, I began inviting people to gather, explore and connect to consider the themes foundational to "the Village it takes". Countless talks, potlucks, panels, workshops, celebrations, circles, one on one calls and visits happened over the years. Awakening the Village is the umbrella under which I "do everything."

     

    photo by Phi Vernon at https://www.thirdeyearts.com

    Awakening House Temporary Permaculture Ashram (2015-2020)

    Originator

    After much emergent dreaming, I set up Awakening House in the fall of 2015 in Calgary, AB, Canada as a microcosmic experiment of The Village. Residents and visitors tasted and tested intentional living possibilities up until the project ended with a beautiful Death Ritual in the spring of 2020.

     

    photos by me except where otherwise noted

    ArcaTribe Events

    Vibe Pod Bottom Liner

    From 2015 to 2020, I have been part of the two annual gatherings of ArcaTribe: Intention (5 days) and Symmetree (a weekend), and the revival of Envision, our organizers retreat. My role as Vibe Pod bottom liner has been to apply space holding technology to support the emotional well being of all involved, during and between gatherings. Since Covid Times, I have been empowering smaller, private gatherings according to cohorts.

    The Hempshire 109 Project (2017)

    It takes a microVillage to build a microHouse

    It was an honour to be invited as village weaver for the team that won 4 out of 5 categories with this hempcrete and timber beauty, "The 109," for the first ever International Grow Calgary MicroHouse Building Competition. The team included some of western Canada's most notable natural building pioneers Dion Lefebvre, Christina Goodvin, Dor Lav, Melody Mossing, Brian Lavoie, Chad Gendall, Olivia Johnson, and Hemp experts Erin Lindley, Bonnie Mackay, and Carl Martel. Great Fun was had.

     

    photo credit coming!

    The Tent City Symposiums at the Kinney Earthship (2015, 2016)

    near Vulcan, AB

    Time spent at the Kinship, Alberta's first Earthship Biotechture-built Earthship inspired me to undertake a gift economy project with the Kinneys' remarkable poet son, Ian. Two glorious summer weekends happened with pop up workshops, demos, herb and fossil walks, shared meals, games, drum circles and shepherding in the coulees.

     

    photo credit coming!

    And More!

    Too many to list!

    Permaculture Guild Calgary, and the AB Permaculture Convergence, One Tree Village (Dewinton, AB), Edmonton Ecovillage Hub, Studio M* and the 920A Live-In Library (Calgary, AB), Aloha Aina Farm (Salt Spring Island), Featherstone Farm (Creston, BC), Cherry Hill EcoVillage Coop (AB/BC), Our Calgary Intentional Community (we brought Diana Leafe Christian to town!), The Hempery (AB/BC), Alchemy of Womxn (east of Edmonton, 2017 and 2018, pictured!), The YYC Earthship Symposium, Project SaLV'age, AB Permaculture Convergences, Permaculture Calgary, FOODx, Calgary on Purpose, TEDx Calgary, oh my goodness I am missing so many.

  • NICOLE SAID...

    Thoughts, musings, and ruminations.

    This work I do is my LIFE, and there is so much to it that Modern Society does not talk about. Thus it is tricky for me to find the words that represent it clearly, which I SO want to do, so that what I am offering can be seen, and more easily received by others. The Fear that I might fail has...
  • TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT CLIENTS and COLLABORATORS SAY : more coming soon!

    Nicole is a brave collaborator and nurturing community builder. I’ve had the privilege of working with her on a range of projects including work with Calgary on Purpose, TEDxCalgary and an immersive learning session for the Systemic Design Exchange in Edmonton. When Nicole is in a room conversations get braver, the thinking gets deeper, and every voice is valued. She is an intuitive experience designer and a skilled facilitator. It’s a privilege to watch Nicole sharply challenge the status quo in tough conversations. I can’t wait to work together with her again. – Kris Kelly-Frere (Senior Innovation Designer with Vivo For Healthier Generations)

  • CONNECT

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