This message is a fundraiser for supporting me in my journey to become a licensed Holacracy Coach by going through the assessments with Holacracy One. This will give me supporting resources and skills to be able to share Holacracy to the larger community and support businesses and organisations in implementing Holacracy.
I have been working on Self management for the last four years and Nonviolent Communication(NVC) for more than seven years . I founded Ahimsagram, three years ago, with the purpose of creating a world of individual empowerment along with collective abundance through setting up self managed organisations and for living learning and sharing Nonviolent Communication(NVC) while deciding to govern our organisation with Sociocracy which is a consent based dynamic governance process. I also invited others who were on a similar search to join me and we had on an average five to six people and during the first one and half years at Ahimsagram. As we practiced Sociocracy I enjoyed the collaborative decision making processes along with their challenges. At the same time I also realised that I was still needing something more which helps me move forward with greater ease and effectiveness in a relaxed manner. At that time, I came across Holacracy and found that it gave a powerful structure to deal with chaos and complexity of the real world and integrate the diversity and creativity of the team members. It supported the organisation to move towards a shared purpose while also supporting individual autonomy and creativity.
Initially, working with Holacracy was very challenging as it is a whole new system and needed unlearning old habits where some people are scared to take power as they never had power in the social structure and some who are used to taking more power don’t know how to share it and assume they have power over others when they do their day to day work. On top of that, Since I had grown in cultures where ‘power’ was often used to suppress or to be seen as something to rebel against, it was a dirty word and I often pretended I didn’t want to take power, and yet there was no way out so there was a sense of guilt in taking power and also at the same time dysfunctionality when there was total abandonment of authority and power. However, when I worked with Holacracy, it was a relief for me to see that power and authority can be distributed to support individual creativity along with care and transparency while connecting to the purpose of the organisation. It helped build clarity of processes and processes where each individual had the pathway to solve the tensions, that came in fulfilling ther roles by engaging with others in processes defined by the holacracy constitution.
After tasting Holacracy for an intial one year I had a hunger to get a deeper understanding of it and see places where it was actually used and was working well. I travelled to US to do a Practitioner Training with Brian Robertson and also then travelled inside US for about two months visiting various businesses and organisations which were using Holacracy. I had great support from Holacracy One team members who guided and nurtured me during this journey. Am also grateful to Mr N K Chaudhary and Jaipur Rugs who majorly funded this journey and the training.
It was reassuring to see Holacray working as an effective self management practice in many diverse businesses and organisations, which encouraged me to dive further into it at Ahimsagram after I came back from US and it has been a fun ride till now with all its spicy challenges. Later in 2018, I also went for a coach training as I decided to share it with others who are seeking effective self management, which was also supported by Jaipur Rugs.
Besides, the financial support there were many friends and from the larger community supported my Journey in the US who opened their homes for me and supported me in my travels. I am grateful for all these contributions and reassured that there are many of us.
I now plan to be a Licensed Coach for Holacray and am applying for that with the Holacracy One company, which offers a rigorous process for becoming a licensee and work with their support in Holacracy implementation in other Businesses and Organisations.
For this I need to go for two online assessments to establish my knowledge and understanding of practice of Holacracy. I would be asked to for facilitate a tactical meeting, as well as a governance meeting with coaches from ‘Holacracy One’ and they will coach me as well as assess me on that. The fee for each assessment costs around $895, however, they have agreed to support me and charge for only one of the assessment while allowing me to do both. It’s a 50 percent discount on the fee. I am much grateful to them. I want to raise money to this one assessment, which will be 895, USD(Rs62,000).
Lately we are inspired by the idea of Regenerative Businesses, where we want to create enterprises, run with holacracy which are going to impact the human footprint on the planet while conscious choices in our day to day life. We want to step into bringing organic products, set up gardens, support processes to create farmers markets in cities and much more. All these will also happen in a way that individuals who are purpose driven are engaging with clarity, transparency and interdependently. At this moment I also see my role in coaching all these teams which will be setting up these unique businesses. I see all this work can lead to a cultural, social and ecological shift on our planet.
If you would like to see a world of individual empowerment with collective abundance, and would like to support my journey of learning and sharing Holacracy to the larger world, you are welcome to contribute. Any contribution is welcome. I am also making an Fundraise Tracking Sheet for people to keep a track of the funds, where I will enter the name(unless someone wants the contribution to be anonymous), so any one can track the contributions and when I have collected enough to pay for the fee, people can stop from contributing to this fund. If you wish to contribute for this fund, please mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org or call or Whatsapp at +91-9486083163.
In case you have any queries, please don’t hesitate to ask me.