Staying Grounded Under Fire

Culture Offerings from LIFT Economy

Friday October 25th, 2024 | 10a - 1:30p PST




Cultivating Inner Groundedness for External Impact

Embark on an enlightening journey with our workshop, "Staying Grounded Under Fire," designed to enhance your ability to stay centered and connected to your values, even in the midst of challenging interactions. This workshop isn't just about workplace dynamics; it's a deep exploration into maintaining balance and presence across all spheres of life.

Workshop Highlights:

Embodied Learning through Role-Plays: At the heart of this workshop are role-plays that transform abstract concepts into tangible experiences. You'll apply tools and techniques to your real-life scenarios, gaining practical insights into how to navigate difficult conversations with ease and authenticity.

Understanding and Working with Vulnerability: This workshop is for those who seek a profound understanding of themselves and the capacity to work with their vulnerability. It's an invitation to engage not just intellectually, but energetically and non-verbally, tapping into the powerful synergy of all aspects of communication.

Techniques for Immediate and Long-Term Groundedness: You'll learn both short-term and long-term strategies for accessing your inner capacity and groundedness. These techniques are key to managing triggers and staying balanced in triggering conversations.

Integration and Confidence in Chaos: Learn how to integrate and refocus when things get chaotic, either internally or externally. This workshop guides you towards more confidence and joy, even amidst professional and personal stressors.

Inner Realm Focus and Pattern Breaking: What sets this workshop apart from other LIFT Economy Culture offerings is its focus on achieving inner balance during challenging conversations. We delve deeply into the nuances of your internal realm, equipping you with tools to direct your attention intentionally.  We offer techniques for breaking established patterns of reaction. This approach enables you to relate to others with more freedom and presence, managing difficult feelings more effectively.

Transcending Workplace Communication: While we will focus on workplace communication, the skills and strategies you learn will transcend the professional environment, proving useful and applicable in various aspects of your life.
Join us for "Staying Grounded Under Fire" and take a significant step towards more balanced, playful, and effective communication. 

This program will draw on the foundational concepts of Nonviolent Communication (NVC), a communication approach that emphasizes empathy, compassion, and awareness. Nonviolent Communication aims to facilitate more effective and empathetic interactions. This program is designed to be engaging for everyone, whether you're just beginning to explore NVC or have prior experience with it. It will offer practical and interactive exercises, ensuring that participants at all levels find the material accessible and enriching.

These workshops underscore that while we can't control outcomes, our energy, words, and openness significantly influence the dynamics. Therefore, we encourage participants who can turn their video on, fostering a more connected, interactive, and intimate learning environment.

Transcending Workplace Communication: While we will focus on workplace communication, the skills and strategies you learn will transcend the professional environment, proving useful and applicable in various aspects of your life.

The tuition for this individual workshop is $115. We believe in accessibility and have a policy to never turn anyone away for lack of financial capacity. Please feel free to reach out if you need special accommodations to invest in yourself to attend this training. 


Workshop Details

Friday October 25th, 2024 | 10AM - 1:30PM PST | Virtual Event

Are you an organization with 3+ folks interested in taking a workshop? Contact us for group pricing.

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Although each of these trainings are valuable individually, we believe that they're more transformative when taken as a series — allowing more opportunities to build skills over time and in community.

To make the series as accessible as possible, we're offering all four courses (six trainings) for $500 - a savings of 25%.


Meet Your Trainer: Phoenix Soleil


I'm an artist, activist, and educator with a deep interest in the intersections of community, emotional intelligence, and trauma. I also teach and practice Insight Meditation and am a certified trainer in Nonviolent Communication (NVC). NVC is a powerful modality that helps us connect with others and our own emotions and values for more effective and healing interactions.

Over the years, I've conducted workshops and training sessions on communication, racial justice, and meditation for various organizations, including Google, the Kellogg Foundation, UC Berkeley, the Insight Meditation Society, and the Search Inside Yourself Leadership Institute. I also provide support in mediations and facilitate restorative circles.

Since 2018, I have served as a partner and co-owner at LIFT Economy, a worker-owned cooperative consulting firm dedicated to empowering businesses to be a force for good. Additionally, living in intentional communities has been part of my journey. My experiences have given me an in-depth understanding of the complexities and challenges associated with communal living, collaborative work, and collective decision-making. I am particularly passionate about assisting individuals and organizations in cultivating healthy, thriving cultures. Additionally, I'm deeply involved in improvisational theater, freestyle rap, dance, and writing. Currently, I'm working on an Afrofuturistic sci-fi novel.

You can listen to my engaging discussion with Sharon Salzberg on fierce compassion and self-care at a presentation for Google Talks. I invite you to explore more about my work and insights through various videos and audio recordings available on my website,