"If not you, then who? If not now, then when? If not this, then what?" -Kristin Fritz
When you say yes to joining the Catalyst Cohort you say yes to five-focused months of support, community, and collaboration.
You say yes to creating a program that brings your unique vision to life.
You say yes to being directly of service while nurturing your right livelihood, sparking inspiration, and truly catalyzing engagement and transformation.
I'm so glad you're saying yes.
Upon registration, a $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due to hold your spot. You are then welcome to make payments in 1, 2, or 5 installments. All payments must be made in full by June 11, 2018.
“I have had the privilege of working with Anya over the last twelve years and never cease to be amazed by her emotional sensitivity, inspired creativity, and genuine compassion. I can always count on Anya’s sensitivity and her ability to speak in an authentic voice – a rare ability that grants her the capacity to work and be comfortable with diverse groups of people.” – Lesli Mones, Founder, August Wilson Red Door Project; Founder, LeadershipLab
“Anya has an amazing ability to convert even the most skeptical participants at the beginning of a retreat into engaged members of a supportive community by the end of the day. I believe retreats with Anya are directly connected to staff retention and job satisfaction.” –Elizabeth Stock, Former Outreach Coordinator, Boys & Girls Aid
"Anya helped me to channel my passion and enthusiasm for my project into an effective plan of action. Her support helped me to move from the exciting, but often daunting and overwhelming place of pursuing a new idea, to turning it into a full-fledged community program that I've been running and growing for years." –Lisa Kagan, Founder, Family Heirloom Arts + Creator, Art of Motherhood program
“Without Anya’s guidance I would not have had the confidence to offer my program exploring the use of acupuncture to treat the trauma of racism. My work with Anya provided clear strategy, accountability, and emotional support to put this offer out into the world. The results were beyond my expectations.” –Sita Symonette, Founder, Black Pearl Acupuncture
“Anya is immaculately sensitive to student needs. She consistently goes above and beyond to ensure that every participant has what they need both logistically and emotionally. Her attention to detail and ability to organize vast, creative ideas into concise and thoughtful content is incredible. I highly recommend Anya to anyone seeking heart-centered, multifaceted support to move their dream forward.”– Flora Bowley, Painter, Writer & Workshop Facilitator
“Anya helped us to build the most racially and culturally diverse event our 10 year-old organization has ever had.” –Elliot Rasenick, Beloved Founder
“I love the intentional time we spent cultivating our community, the constant nurturance, the expertise of our guide, the opportunities for reflection.” —Katie Schuessler, Coach + Artist
“Anya’s unique contribution to this project included an unfailing compassion for the students and a consistent effort to create a program that was relevant, challenging and insightful, that was nimble enough to flex and grow with the needs of the class. This experience asked students to explore and share deeply personal stories and perspectives, and Anya worked tirelessly to create the safe and comfortable environment that allowed students to be truly honest and candid.” –Marcella Crowson, Artistic Director, Educational Theatre Program
“Anya is a great leader, activist, and educator. She has a deep understanding of anti-oppression issues and is dependable and responsive to the needs of a group. Anya's facilitation skills are superb and her contributions are consistently insightful and beneficial. The students love her!”– Jeannie LaFrance, Director, Illumination Project, Portland Community College
“Students have matured so much through this process – allowing themselves to be vulnerable, to take risks and to develop a willingness to be open. It has really impacted them – in a life-long way, I think. It’s been so amazing to watch.” Kenny Wikler, Teacher, PhotoVoice Project host site