It's intentionally co-created
And prioritizes people, felt safety, & connection above all
- Megan Hale, MA
Hello, hello! And welcome!
Before we get into our community guidelines, I first want to define a few key terms we uphold inside our spaces. The following are terms I’ve defined as I understand them.
Brave Space: A space in which harm is mitigated by practicing consent, prioritizing belonging, being willing and open to have difficult conversations, transparent leadership is present, and connection is honored above all.
Restorative Space: A space in which repair is prioritized in the event harm is done.
Repair: The action of seeking resolution through conscious communication and taking personal accountability in a way that honors people’s boundaries, needs, and humanity.
Grounded Communication: The practice of processing and debriefing heightened emotions in safe spaces prior to engaging in difficult conversations with another human.
Harm-Diminishing Communication: The practice of being aware of when you’re emotionally triggered or activated and clearly communicating this to another person in order to create space & time for internal processing before communication is resumed.
Belonging: The felt sense that one can be their full self without risking connection to others.
Unconditional Positive Regard: The practice of assuming the best about another human.
Boundaries: The practice of choosing when & how one engages with another human.
Approachability: The level in which one is emotionally accessible, available, & intentionally welcoming/open to communication from another human.
Trust: The felt sense that one is safe sharing their vulnerabilities and they are held, protected, and compassionately witnessed.
Respect: The chosen practice & belief that every person is sovereign, unique, and deserving and they are their own best expert.
Diversity: The practice of intentionally bringing together a variety of lived experiences & perspectives that are impacted by the levels of privilege that intersect with each of that person’s unique identities.
Equity: The practice of intentionally creating fairness or “leveling the playing field” based on the awareness & acknowledgement that different identities experience different systemic obstacles requiring more labor and energy that could otherwise be reallocated if those systemic obstacles did not exist.
Inclusion: The practice of creating a space & culture that acknowledges unique identities so that they are seen, felt, included, and welcomed.
Power: The awareness of cultural systemic hierarchies that disproportionately impact equality, felt safety, and cultural norms within a given relationship.
Positionality: Being self-aware of your power and privilege in relation to another.
Humanistic Leadership: The style of leadership we practice within our spaces & culture that shares the highs & lows of life & business transparently.
Parallel Leadership: The style of leadership we practice within our spaces & culture that partners with vs. powers over.