Welcome! My name is Alicia Jay. My background is primarily in the fields of leadership development, gender justice, and philanthropy (longer bio is below).
I come to Rabble Up having worked in the progressive movement for 10 years, and spent those same 10 years figuring out how to make change, get paid, and stay sane. It hasn’t always been easy.
If you’re reading this, you probably already know how easy it is to give yourself over to the cause, work long hours, for little money, and still constantly wonder if you’re really making a difference.
My story is no different. I’ve been through my fair share of months barely paying the rent, stressed out 60+ hour work weeks, and somewhat-existential breakdowns wondering if social justice is all a pointless battle. But, I wasn’t willing to stay in those moments for very long.
I’m committed to the idea that it doesn’t have to be this way, and have now worked with hundreds of people to pull themselves out of this ‘stuckness’ and find true alignment with their passions and needs. I know now that is entirely possible for this generation of social change leaders to live differently and create new expectations for our movement.
While there are many leadership development training programs out there (and I love most of them), there are fewer resources that provide an individual leader with the tailored support they need to move forward. Workshops and one-size-fits-all curriculums are really useful, up until a certain point. I have found that lasting change really comes from ongoing support and guidance that is designed for each person’s unique situation, personality, desires, and strengths. For me, individual coaching has been a cornerstone of building my career.
That’s where coaching and Rabble Up comes in. I am here to work with YOU. I am here to help YOU find alignment with your deepest values (or maybe even figure out what those values are first!) and share some wisdom about how to make change, get paid, and stay sane. Again, it won’t be easy, but it is absolutely possible. I can’t wait to hear from you.
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