• a Creator and Catalyst

    of Transformational Experiments

    Taking a Stand

    for Gaia's Risky Human Experiment

    to Succeed

  • HOW WE COULD WORK TOGETHER

    I am back in North America after time in Europe

    in service to individuals and groups wanting to use Conscious Feelings, Torus Technology and Whole Permaculture

    distinctions, tools, maps, and processes.

    My on-line offers continue during my Nomadic adventures

    I bring this work to YOU

    I can come and join your life for a week to catalyze YOUR experiments

    There is a lot we can do alone, but at some point, we need a team. And at some point, our team needs a catalyst.

     

    I bring new Distinctions, Maps, Tools and Processes designed to up-level your Gaian project so you can make an empowered and on-purpose New Start.

     

    Make me an offer that includes nourishing, natural food, a cozy bed, a solid wifi connection, and something about my Wish List.

     

    Currently I am landing in places near Calgary, AB, Canada.

     

    Rage Club: Experiments with Conscious Anger

    Learn about and practice responsible anger as part of a TEAM

    The life of your wildest dreams starts with your authority, your creativity and your clarity, which are informed and fuelled by YOUR ANGER.

     

    Get back your anger.

    Safely.

    Consciously.

    Responsibly.

     

    Do you and any of your friends want to create a Conscious Anger cohort or Rage Club? Let's do it.

     

    Video replays of previous introductions to Conscious Anger Work (also known as Rage Club) are viewable here:

    ~ 50 min 

    ~ 39 min

    ~ 5 min

     

    Rage Club is empowered by Possibility Management.

     

    Click to learn more about PM Rage Clubs and Rage Club Spaceholder Training.

    Money Club

    Create and deliver extraordinary value to your Circle, backed by a TEAM

    Money Club is about creating a team that empowers YOU to create extraordinary abundance in ways that do not cost aliveness for ourselves, each other nor the Earth

     

    If you want to become part of a Money Club that supports and empowers YOU to deliver the work of your Archetypal Lineage, click on the end of the rainbow.

     

    Conscious Feelings Work: one-on-one

    Feelings are not a design flaw

    Feelings are for handling things in the HERE and NOW.

    Emotions are for healing things that happened in the PAST and are still affecting our lives.

     

    I hold space and help you inner-navigate and find your next steps for transformation.

     

    80- 110$can/ 90 min session

     

    If you want a session, please book in here.

     

    Conscious Feelings Work: the Art and Science of Sound Presence and Holding Space With and For  Each Other

    Our relational trauma heals in the context of relationship

    There is a lot of healing we can do alone, as we do the First Phase of Conscious Feelings Work: lowering the Numbness Bar.

     

    Eventually, we need others to witness as we feel and to co-navigate They can see from the outside what we cannot see from the inside.

     

    In Conscious Feelings Work Cohorts, we practice as a group to grow our capacity and skill to hold space for each other, while having space held for our own healing.

     

    In the final session of the series we empower each person's ongoing work in 3-Cells and Teams.

     

    This work empowers YOU to become a Seed.

  • OFFERS

    Rage Club for Women starting Nov 25

    Distill Your Purpose Nov 20 and 27

    333 Initiation ongoing

  • FOR SINGLE MOTHERS

    I make a stand to empower Single Mothers to call in the Village It Takes

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  • CONNECT

    Please email me to ask any questions

    or to ask about working together

  • PROJECTS

    cool things I've been part of

    Federhof, Germany

    Gaian Possibilities for Families

    Federhof is growing from a family home and farm into a home and farm for families.

    The Devalaya Bridge-House, Germany

    Catalyzing the Building of a Bridge-House to Next Culture

    Bridge-Houses are places where people live and discover how to create more Bridge-Houses. I feel joy to have been part of the early growth here. I plan to return in the Spring of 2022.

    SerVivo, Portugal

    In service to SerVivo

    Gabriel Millinger and I brought possibilities to this remarkable dance community. Over 18 spaces in two weeks were held empowering radical honesty, healing, clarity, discovery and transformation.

    Spring of 2021: The Washing Machine

    Six Transformational Trainings in Six Weeks

    1. Expand the Box with Scott East in Calgary, Canada

    2. Expand the Box with Sophia Magdalena Hofmann, in Ericeira, Portugal

    3, 4 & 5. Expand the Box, Possibility Village Lab, & Intimacy Journeyer Lab

    with Clinton Callahan and Anne-Chloe Destremau in Mafra, Portugal

    6. Possibilitator Training Gathering with Vera Franco in Mafra, Portugal (pictured)

    Awakening House Temporary Permaculture Ashram (2015-2020)

    Originator

    After much dreaming and discussion, 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.

    Awakening the Village

    Answering the Call

    Fertilized by Awakening Caffe, I expanded personally, and so did the possibilities to bring my work further afield.

     

    Expansion started to happen into other spaces with other Space-Holders, and Awakening the Village was born.

     

    photo by Phi Vernon, Third Eye Arts

    ArcaTribe

    Vibe Pod Bottom Liner and Mentor

    From 2015, I have been part of the two annual gatherings of ArcaTribe: Intention (5 days) and Symmetree (3 days), 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.

    It takes a microVillage to build a microHouse

    It was an honour to be invited as a village weaver onto the building team that won 4 out of 5 categories with this hempcrete and timber beauty, "The 109," at 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, Dori Lav, Melody Mossing, Brian Lavoie, Chad Gendall, Olivia Johnson, and Hemp experts Carl Martel, Erin Lindley, and Bonnie Mackay. Great Fun was had by all.

    More for Men

    Men are the first casualties of patriarchy

    My love for the men in my life, and my work with Alison Armstrong empowered this two year project holding space for me to heal and create initiation for themselves.

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

    near Vulcan, AB, Canada

    Time spent at the Kinship, Alberta's first Earthship Biotechture-built Earthship inspired me to undertake an experimental gift economy project with the remarkable poet, Ian Kinney.

     

    Glorious workshops, demos, herb and fossil walks, shared meals, games, drum circles and farm duties from egg collection to shepherding happened in the coulees of Southern Alberta, Canada.

    Awakening Caffe

    Seeding the Village

    In the cozy after-hours at Francesco's Food and Coffee every Sunday evening for two years, I held space for talks, workshops, forums, speakers, celebrations, swaps, and more to draw village around myself and to experiment with the many facets of Village-Making.

    Mother of Team Generys and the Wise Guys, beginning 1991

    Meet my four biggest inspirations

    My work is devoted to these four remarkable humans: Sagan, Tallis, Genevieve and Cerys, and to Gaia, to whom we are each inherent.

     

    Photo from 2007

    And More

    Too many to list...but...

    Permaculture Guild Calgary, the AB Permaculture Convergence, One Tree Village (Dewinton, AB), Edmonton Ecovillage Hub, Studio M* , Aloha Aina Farm (Salt Spring Island), Featherstone Farm (Creston, BC), Cherry Hill EcoVillage (AB), Our Calgary Intentional Community (since evolved into the Herding Cats Collective), we brought Diana Leafe Christian to town, New Paradigm Hempery, Alchemy of Womxn (east of Edmonton, 2017 and 2018, pictured), The YYC Earthship Symposium, Project SaLV'age, FOODx, Calgary on Purpose, TEDx Calgary, XR Calgary Action and Training...oh my goodness I am missing so many.

  • Acknowledgement of the Indigenous

    I am a first generation settler born and raised in the place known as Canada, a descendant of settlers who colonized the place known as South Africa.

     

    I acknowledge that massive injuries have been enacted on Indigenous People and land the world over, by the people of Modern Culture.

     

    I take a stand for creating a culture that doesn't do such heinous things.

     

    If you are of Indigenous ancestry, I thank you for putting up with so much, for so long.

     

    I am deeply sorry.

  • TESTIMONIALS

    WHAT COLLABORATORS SAY: more coming soon!

    Divyam'shu Konrad

     

    Nicole Hartley Bradford was living with me in our small community in Devalaya, Southern Germany for about one month in July 2021. I am still sad that she had to leave due to visa regulations.

     

    She was a real asset to our group bringing in her over five years of community living experience, knowing so well how to deal with various characters in their individual stages of development.

     

    She has the rare gift to bring clarity in relationships, always to have an ear and a heart for peoples needs.

     

    Her Emotional Healing Processes and her coaching for personal development, healing and transformation are priceless. She has full access to the tools of Possibility Management and her intensive life-experience as a mother of four children helps her in finding solutions in even difficult situations. Her integrity and reliability are remarkable.

     

    She has so many skills in day to day life, be it in the household, gardening and cooking. Her modesty and contentment make it easy for everyone to get along with. Her presence proves to be a boon to anyone she is living with.

     

    I do hope, she will return here soon and wish her all the best in finding the people to value her loving contributions. If You have any questions, please contact me!

     

    Divyám'shu Konrad, Devalaya, Mengen, Germany.

    Devalaya@posteo.de

    Bastian Fenske

     

    What are you angry about in your community? I mean, really: take a moment, take pen and paper and write down everything that comes to mind. What are you actually angry about?

     

    Why do I propose this experiment to you? My wish is to pass on a little bit of the empowering energy of clarity, of connection with our feelings, of integrity, of transformation and healing that Nicole brought to our community SerVivo.

     

    You could imagine it this way: 5 people live together here in SerVivo south of Lisbon, Portugal. We hold space for human potential development. We work with dance and bodywork. But also with nature, art, theater, music, clowning, meditation, ceremonies. Our guests and volunteers as well as the participants in our workshops and retreats, they love SerVivo. They come from all over the world. It is an oasis of just being human. Of being who you are. Of deep connection. Of transformation and healing.

     

    But old patterns have also crept into our community. Well-hidden from our eyes, well covered by unconscious fear. Oh yes, there is some resentment. And here and there I gave up. Am I really in my power in the team? How nourishing are our meetings for me? What am I holding back? How do I play small?

     

    Nicole is master at creating spaces to go deeper. She has developed a quality that I've never yet seen before to this extent: At the same time, being a crystal-clear spaceholder who can navigate all the waves in the space and to be vulnerable and visible as human being with feelings. She does not play in a professional role, does not hide behind the authority of her role in the space. She goes first. With an open heart. And she creates real connections. On the same level as everyone else.

     

    She is a team player and connected to the needs in the space. It is a great pleasure for me to work with her. She negotiates the next steps of the process with clarity and navigates towards more connection and common commitment.

     

    Nicole has my trust to guide me into and through the darkest corners of my underworld. The distinctions from Possibility Management that she offers are life-changing. If you want to create more connection in your community and more clarity; if you want to go even further towards the unique gifts that only you can bring into the world and become even better in teamwork, communicate with more clarity and love, navigate your inner worlds and your relationships with more possibilities and orientation, then I highly recommend Nicole as coach and spaceholder.

     

    Bastian Fenske

    SerVivo, Palmela, Portugal

    Kris Kelly-Frere

    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.

    Nature Ojinika Mbanefo

    Birgit Rüger

     

    For me Money Club worked very well because of your strength, clarity and love. I felt seen and heard, and I connected with you. There was high awareness from you. You kept the space clean. I sensed no Gremlin had a chance to hook you. You gave challenges, very big important challenges. Wow, that was my chance to take the challenge and fulfill the challenge. Your explanation of the distinction between needing and wanting changed my life. I have been digging and digging through what I was conditioned to want and finally I come to what I really want. Thank you for that. I thank you for your work, everything you are doing, I have high respect for your Magician.

  • Videos, Interviews and Articles

    I write articles and post them on Medium.

    Find a variety of videos; interviews, updates and introductory presentations on my YouTube channel.

  • My life and my work has always been
    and continues to be
    empowered by others

    I use many distinctions, maps, processes and tools, some of which I create myself, and others learned from others on the global team of experimenters creating Next Culture ~ Archearchy. Of course, the influences began long ago...

    My Parents

    Rowan and Carol

    My parents immigrated to Canada from South Africa after learning police where on their trail for teaching Black and Coloured people against the laws of apartheid. They regularly took me and my two brothers camping and travelling, providing amazing learning experiences. My dad, Rowan, died in 1993. My mum, Carol returned to South Africa for 20 years to repay her debt as a white South African to BIPOC South Africans.

    Atypical Education, Religion and Theatre

    Montessori, Private Catholic School for an Anglican kid, Parents on Staff, Dramatic Relief

    Some of my earliest memories are of Christ Church, Cranbrook and my Montessori preschool and kindergarten years. In grade 8 I finally experienced public school, and two years in a school without a parent on staff. Most of my highschool years were given to dance and drama, I performed in 7 plays in 4 years, including two awarded theatre festival performances.

    Movement Modalities

    Embodied awareness

    Highland, Ballet, Jazz, Gymnastics, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball and Theatrical Dance

    Improvised Movement

    Hatha Yoga and Mi Lee

    Ecstatic Dance and 5 Rhythms

    Global Adventure

    Now that's an education

    My first international trip occurred when I was one year old. Another at age 5, then a six month "World Trip" at 12, many steps of which I retraced as an 18 year old on another 6 month adventure in 1988. In May of 2021, I officially became nomadic.

    Becoming and Being a Mother

    I am the mother of four children; my sons each have their own dad, and my daughters share a dad

    My favourite job EVER!

    Permaculture, Simplicity and Unplugging from Capitalist Empire

    I began studying permaculture in 1991

    This set of hobbies grew out of both necessity and intrigue.

    The Self Realization Meditation Healing Center

    Initiation into Raja Kriya Yoga, training in Pure Meditation, Natural Spiritual Healing, Progressive Counselling and the running of a Centre

    I worked and studied at the BC Center and the Mother Centre in England.

    Trauma Recovery Work and Emotional Processing

    Human emotions are not a design flaw

    My connection with fellow B-School Alumni (2011), Irene Lyons, introduced me to the work of Gabor Mate, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Stephen Levine.

    Understanding and Celebrating Men, Women and Partnership

    I am a graduate of Alison's core curriculum, the experience of which changed my life as a woman, and made me an even bigger fan of Men.

     

    Read Alison's article about ending the longest-running war in history.

    ArcaTribe and ArcaLoves

    Pop up villages, Passion Shows and Vibe Pod

    The magnificent peers of ArcaTribe provided me five years of experience in collaboratively co-creating.

    Presence in Practice​

    Depth Dyad Work

    With Dolphin and Susan Kasper of Evolve Now, and

    Anjeli Hill

    Non Violent Communication

    "I feel ____, because..."

    Nonviolent communication evolved from concepts used in person-centered therapy, and was developed by clinical psychologist Marshall Rosenberg beginning in the 1960s and 1970s. Katrina Vaillancourt, the creator of the Love Smart Cards, made NVC accessible to me along with Lynda Switzer with whom I experimented to create workshops and peer to peer learning groups.

    B-Loops, the Benome

    Philip's space holding made immense healing possible, preparing me for my next stage.

    Possibility Management

    Possibility Management is highly effective and totally reproducible

    In the spring of 2020, I encountered Possibility Management, which was originated by Clinton Callahan in 1975, and has been empowered by Anne-Chloe Destremau since 200?. Studying and using PM has been like putting my personal evolution on steroids (I hate that analogy, but there it is).