Coaching with Juliana
Juli (they/them) is a mixed, queer femme who walks the red road, born amongst the sacred mountains and rivers of the Northern Andes Mountains located in so-called Colombia and currently living in my second home, Massachusett, Wampanoag, Pongapoag, Nipmuck, and Black Liberator land (so-called Boston, Ma). A deep feeler, lover, systems thinker, and dreamer, my path has involved serving community as an educator, facilitator, healing artist, restorative justice practitioner, certified trauma-informed yoga and meditation instructor, life coach, personal trainer, astrology student, and budding herbalist. I hold onto the deep belief (and practice) that our bodies are our roadmaps to liberation, serving as compasses for alignment with our wiser selves, with those parts of us that are of this land, tapped into the magic and wisdom of our ancestors and all of our relations.
As a coach, Juli aims to serve as a partner in processing and healing, seeking to mainly listen while also asking poignant questions to support each individual in getting closer to their own discoveries and wisdom. Juli makes for a strong, yet compassionate accountability partner, and they bring their healing tools and resourcing to support their clients through their journeys.
Spring Up coaches provide coaching, peer support, and resource sharing to help clients meet their personal goals. Our collaborative approach to coaching is based in a non-hierarchical relationship that is solution focused — coaches recognize that clients are experts in their own lived experience. Coaching is strengths-based and culturally specific in that coaches help the client enhance their inherent strengths, skills, and resources accessible to them. Spring Up coaching has an expectation that the client is ready to engage in further learning and implementation of that learning outside of the session. The coach will not be more invested in the clients’ development than the client themself.
Please note that while many of our coaches are trained in skills of community accountability, mediation, therapy, etc. and will draw on tools from these practices, the coaches do not explicitly facilitate those experiences. While coaches do not engage in crisis response, our commitment to abolition means that in the case of imminent threat of serious injury to oneself or someone else, the client’s safety and self-care plan will be prioritized over external reporting. This might look like the coach contacting the client’s bluelight academy “course buddy” for additional support. We will never call 911 or other reporting mechanisms unless a client explicitly requests that we do. Additionally, Spring Up will provide a referral to Project LETS — a peer support community organization that supports folks without depending on state-sanctioned systems that trap folks in the medical/prison-industrial complex.
This offering consists of 60-minute virtual sessions booked with one of our eight coaches who have a range of experience from organizing to somatics and improv to sex education. These sessions can be utilized for a variety of goals including, but not limited to:
- Support for a community accountability process you are facilitating/engaged with
- Practicing generative conflict skills
- Processing past or current harms
- Support in processing accountability for causing harm
- Practicing liberatory facilitation skills
- Learning more about transformative justice, consent, and centered accountability
- Somatically integrating new things you're learning
- Engaging in equitable design for your organization
Prior to 1:1 sessions, clients will be provided with our confidentiality statement as well as our safety and care plan for their use. 24-48 hours following a session, clients will be provided with an email offering them resources on the topics covered in the session.