New Course: Three Feet of Influence

Every social change and non-profit leader we know is doing the best they can to hold things together right now. 

They feel exhausted.

They don’t have enough time.

They don’t have enough money.

They’re trying to prevent their colleagues from burning out while also trying not to burn out themselves.

Clarity about mission and goals and accomplishing them feels just out of reach. 

It’s not just you  – it’s everyone.

Having trained over 1,000 social change leaders how to scale their impact, we can say one thing with absolute certainty: 


Your impact in the world will ultimately be determined by how well you use

your three feet of influence. 


Your three feet of influence is how you show up day-in, day-out as a leader. It’s how you treat people. It’s how you treat yourself. It’s the seemingly mundane decisions and actions that determine whether or not you will succeed.

In the past our focus has been on thriving. 

Right now we’re just talking about surviving. 



How can you, your organization and your mission survive the current crises? 

What is the most life-giving and sustainable way that you and your organization can be of service to the ongoing evolution of our species and to the wellness of our planet?  


If you’re asking yourself these same questions, you will find kindred spirits in this course.

In Three Feet of Influence, Becky has distilled her approach to taking responsibility for what matters to her into four practical sessions that are meant to be applied immediately.  She spent decades learning things the hard way so you don’t have to. She spent years refining her coaching abilities with other social change leaders.


 Three Feet of Influence Will Help You:

  • Address your most pressing “pain point” as a social change or non-profit leader right now (not enough time, not enough money, burnout, etc). 
  • Give you a framework for how to respond to any leadership challenge in a way that increases the likelihood it will be resolved satisfactorily.
  • Free you your time to focus even more of your creative energy on making your big dent in the Universe.


Three Feet of Influence is:

  • 100% virtual. As soon as you register you will have immediate access to all of the online modules
  • Each module includes short videos of Becky explaining the concepts, opportunities for self-reflection, then practical exercises and handouts to put the principles into practice right away
  • Weekly group coaching call with your classmates and Becky so she can support you in fully integrating these life-changing concepts 

Three Feet of Influence is authentic, actionable and life-altering. 

Who should attend? Any social change leader, from front-line supervisors all the way up to C-suite executives and board members of a foundation or non-profit will benefit from taking this course

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