Hello, my name is Nicole Hartley Bradford.
I am here to help Gaia's risky human experiment to succeed.
I am a Transformational Experiment Creator and Catalyst
here to empower YOUR family, partnership, team, project, intentional community, ecovillage.
Let's unplug our attention and energy from hierarchical systems and patterns that 'cost the Earth' and future generations.
Let's plug in to Gaia the Earth, and radically and responsibly create extraordinary lives...together.
I will 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 Gaian projects so they can make an empowered and on-purpose new start.
If you can feed me nourishing, natural food, house me in a cozy bed, let me use your solid wifi connection, and somehow flow power to my ongoing work, I want to come and work with you!
Get in touch to begin the conversation any time.
Currently I am looking for a place between/near Calgary, AB, Canada and Boulder, CO, USA for mid September to mid November.
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.
Learn to have your anger safely. Consciously. Responsibly.
Create a Conscious Anger cohort or Rage Club with me.
Video replays of previous introductions to Conscious Anger Work (also known as Rage Club) are viewable here:
~ 50 min
~ 39 min
~ 5 min
My Conscious Anger Work is empowered by Possibility Management.
Click to learn more about PM Rage Clubs and Rage Club Spaceholder Training.
Create and deliver extraordinary value to your Circle, backed by a TEAM
Money Club is about creating 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 link >>
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 adversely 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.
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.
This work empowers YOU to become a Seed.
Low and co-cost
Coaching for Single Mothers
This work is made possible by Patrons and donors from around the world
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cool things I've been part of
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.
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
6. Possibilitator Training Gathering with Vera Franco in Mafra, Portugal (pictured)
Awakening House Temporary Permaculture Ashram (2015-2020)
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
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.
The Hempshire 109 Project (2017)
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
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.
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
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.
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...
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.
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.
Highland, Ballet, Jazz, Gymnastics, Track and Field, Soccer, Volleyball and Theatrical Dance
Hatha Yoga and Mi Lee
Ecstatic Dance and 5 Rhythms
Now that's an education
My first international trip occurred when I was one. Another at age 5, then a six month "World Trip" at 12, much of which I retraced as an 18 year old on another 6 month adventure. In May of 2021, I officially became nomadic.
I am the mother of four children; my sons each have their own dad, and my daughters share a dad
My favourite job EVER!
I began studying permaculture in 1991
This set of hobbies grew out of both necessity and intrigue.
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.
Human emotions are not a design flaw
My connection with B-School Alumni, Irene Lyons, introduced me to the work of Gabor Mate, Bessel Van Der Kolk, Stephen Levine.
"The world needs that special something that only you have"
Marie's online business school empowered my early efforts to hone in on what would become my life's work.
Pop up villages, Passion Shows and Vibe Pod
The magnificent peers of ArcaTribe provided me five years of experience in collaboratively co-creating.
"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.
Possibility Management is highly effective and totally reproducible
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.
WHAT COLLABORATORS SAY: more coming soon!
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.
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.
SerVivo, Palmela, Portugal
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.
Naomi Ojinika Mbanefo