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We need each other. We always have, but now in the times of lockdown our need for support and camaraderie is probably more important than ever. If you’ve never been a part of an intentional circle or support group of some kind, you are in for a treat.

Scott and I are currently in week four of our lockdown. Our New Mexico governor wisely called a state of emergency well ahead of the others. So in an effort to do our part in flattening the curve, and shortening the duration of this crisis, we shut our doors socially and professionally (i.e., to seeing clients in person). Fortunately, a portion of our work––coaching, online courses and Wisdom Circles has always been done virtually, so our days are still engaged and fulfilling. But that doesn’t make the lockdown any less challenging.

COVID-19 Community Resources

Financial Support

Everything is changing every day so besides the following suggestions, please check Federal, State and City websites daily for changes and additions for loans, grants, debt forgiveness and other disaster relief allowances.

Small Business Administration

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Economic Develop Department
Additionally, check your state’s (your local) Economic Development department.

Creditors
Forge a relationship to your creditors – suspension, forbearance, pause to your monthly bills up to 12 months if possible. This includes mortgages, land lords, credit cards, and any other bills.

  • Ensure it does not impact your credit
  • Keep in touch with them monthly (none of us have any idea how long this will go for)…forge a relationship.
  • Claim your power in a partnership with them

US Chamber of Commerce

National Small Business Town Hall

Tamara Bates
EQUUS client, financial coach, and former UBS financial advisor is offering FREE financial coaching sessions.

Coronavirus Relief Resources
A regularly updated spread sheet of private and public resources, grants, and programs.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Small Business Relief Tracker:
Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus

Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus

Amid coronavirus restrictions, how to maintain your financial health

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

Where to Find Financial Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic





Tracking

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

The COVID Tracking Project



Health, Education Resources

Betsy Brown, MD
The COVID-19 daily information blog from PolyClinic physician Betsy Brown, MD who is at the US epicenter of the virus outbreak in Seattle – sane, grounded and informative.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Rick Hanson: Just One Thing

Compiled list of learning resources for Children

Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic

Robots vs. Viruses: Presentation and Q&A with Mark Stibich – From DENT the Future

What You Need To Know About Hand Washing

PSA Grocery Shopping Tips in COVID-19





Food & Supplies

Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic
This 13 minute video made by a doctor gives tips on how to keep the virus from entering your home when bringing in groceries and food deliveries. This is good info to add to your virus protection tool kit.



Building Life Boats – Practical Advice for Building Financial, Emotional and Spiritual Resilience in These Times

This will be a great grounding seminar providing practical advice for building financial, emotional, and spiritual resilience in these chaotic times. Our panelists will cover everything from setting up a virtual workspace successfully to how to protect your mind and soul during a time of crisis.

Facilitator

Kelly Wendorf, MCC, MECD

Founding Partner

Kelly Wendorf is an executive and personal coach, published author, spiritual mentor, and socially responsible entrepreneur. Her early experiences were vitally and deeply shaped by the natural and ancient world around her where she learned a way of listening to forces within people, nature and moments. This unconventional education grants her a gift of perception that liberates untapped potential and hidden gifts within individuals and organizations, helping them to solve problems differently through a wisdom-informed and wholeness approach.

Panelists

Mary Elaine Baker

President, Co-Founder
Patriot Advantage

Mary Elaine Baker is president and co-founder with her husband Brett of Patriot Advantage, a military spouse and veteran-owned boutique business that provides virtual administrative and marketing solutions for business owners and entrepreneurs who are task saturated. Recognizing the untapped potential of military spouses who often have difficulty maintaining traditional employment, they conceived of Patriot Advantage not just as a business opportunity but also as a vehicle for creating positive social impact by matching this talent pool and others who share the company’s values with entrepreneurs who needed to focus their time on their core business.

Topic: Running a Small Business Virtually

J. Scott Strachan, CPCC, PCC, MECD

Founding Partner
EQUUS

As a socially conscious educator, serial entrepreneur, speaker and facilitator, he brings a wealth of experience to his clients. Scott dynamically engages with organizational leaders, business groups and private clients to evoke positive, sustainable changes and expanded possibilities informed by what is already possible within them. His ability to illuminate the hidden strengths and capacities within his clients makes him a trusted companion to those who are strongly motivated toward transformation. Scott has worked within many highly matrixed companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco, to assist them with shifting their organizational culture towards one that is more conscious, aware and human.

Topic: Financial Reframes, Options and Tips

Read full bio >

Daniel Weil, CPCC

Founder, DNW Associates
EQUUS Faculty

Based in the foundation of the Co-Active® Model, Dan’s programs incorporate a lifetime’s unique experience, perspectives, curiosity, wisdom and an expansive ability to listen. He works collaboratively in his program offerings that are customized for private individuals, leaders, executives, or with groups. Dan’s specialties include Brand Development Coaching where he is especially gifted at assisting clients to discover the soul of their work and how it is authentically and powerfully expressed in the world. Dan also creates and facilitates workshops and retreats, designed to build connection — to inspire attendees from within themselves.

Topic: Service as a Way to Wellness

Read full bio >

Adam Ram Charan, B.C.S.T.

EQUUS Faculty

Adam Ram Charan has been passionate about exploring consciousness through meditation and healing work for decades. A native of New York, he has spent the greater part of 30 years in India where he gained a deep appreciation and understanding of spiritual awareness practices and intuitive wisdom which finds expression in his practice of integrative bodywork and transformational coaching. He combines this with extensive training in holistic therapeutic approaches including Craniosacral Biodynamics, Somatic Movement Education, Holistic massage, Somatic Experiencing, Ayurvedic massage, Thai bodywork, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Pranic healing, and more. He received his coaching training and certification through Coacharya in Chennai, India.

Topic: Somatic Anchors to Presence and Groundedness

Read full bio >

Niccole Toral, MA, LPCC, CDWF, TEP, Vision Quest Guide

EQUUS Faculty

Over the last 17 years, Niccole spent time as an apprentice under respected indigenous healers from the highlands of the Peruvian Andes, North American First Nations, and Mexico. During these apprenticeships, she underwent intense spiritual initiations, which became the matrix for her approaches to healing. Niccole specializes in Shamanic and Nature based ceremonies inherited from her North and South American ancestors and teachers during her training. She incorporates these ancient healing techniques to deepen a person’s experience of their loving and transformation so they may more fully inhabit who they authentically are.

Topic: Ancient Wisdom Practices and ‘Larger Perspective’ Spiritual Reframes

Read full bio >

Last night I received a call from a loved one in Seattle. She and her roommates were self-quarantined in their home, at least one of them had COVID-19. They are young and vital, yet with Seattle melting down around them, their workplaces closed, graduation postponed, and their college classes abruptly shifted online, the household was becoming a veritable titanic of emotion. She was leaving Seattle, she said, along with her roommate, to take refuge at her roommate’s family home across the country.

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We need each other. We always have, but now in the times of lockdown our need for support and camaraderie is probably more important than ever. If you’ve never been a part of an intentional circle or support group of some kind, you are in for a treat.

Scott and I are currently in week four of our lockdown. Our New Mexico governor wisely called a state of emergency well ahead of the others. So in an effort to do our part in flattening the curve, and shortening the duration of this crisis, we shut our doors socially and professionally (i.e., to seeing clients in person). Fortunately, a portion of our work––coaching, online courses and Wisdom Circles has always been done virtually, so our days are still engaged and fulfilling. But that doesn’t make the lockdown any less challenging.

COVID-19 Community Resources

Financial Support

Everything is changing every day so besides the following suggestions, please check Federal, State and City websites daily for changes and additions for loans, grants, debt forgiveness and other disaster relief allowances.

Small Business Administration

SBA to Provide Disaster Assistance Loans for Small Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Economic Develop Department
Additionally, check your state’s (your local) Economic Development department.

Creditors
Forge a relationship to your creditors – suspension, forbearance, pause to your monthly bills up to 12 months if possible. This includes mortgages, land lords, credit cards, and any other bills.

  • Ensure it does not impact your credit
  • Keep in touch with them monthly (none of us have any idea how long this will go for)…forge a relationship.
  • Claim your power in a partnership with them

US Chamber of Commerce

National Small Business Town Hall

Tamara Bates
EQUUS client, financial coach, and former UBS financial advisor is offering FREE financial coaching sessions.

Coronavirus Relief Resources
A regularly updated spread sheet of private and public resources, grants, and programs.

Disaster Unemployment Assistance

Small Business Relief Tracker:
Funding, Grants And Resources For Business Owners Grappling With Coronavirus

Protect yourself financially from the impact of the coronavirus

Amid coronavirus restrictions, how to maintain your financial health

Government Response to Coronavirus, COVID-19

Where to Find Financial Help During the Coronavirus Pandemic





Tracking

Coronavirus COVID-19 Global Cases by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU)

The COVID Tracking Project



Health, Education Resources

Betsy Brown, MD
The COVID-19 daily information blog from PolyClinic physician Betsy Brown, MD who is at the US epicenter of the virus outbreak in Seattle – sane, grounded and informative.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Dr. Rick Hanson: Just One Thing

Compiled list of learning resources for Children

Coronavirus: Ten reasons why you ought not to panic

Robots vs. Viruses: Presentation and Q&A with Mark Stibich – From DENT the Future

What You Need To Know About Hand Washing

PSA Grocery Shopping Tips in COVID-19





Food & Supplies

Safe Grocery Shopping in COVID-19 Pandemic
This 13 minute video made by a doctor gives tips on how to keep the virus from entering your home when bringing in groceries and food deliveries. This is good info to add to your virus protection tool kit.



Building Life Boats – Practical Advice for Building Financial, Emotional and Spiritual Resilience in These Times

This will be a great grounding seminar providing practical advice for building financial, emotional, and spiritual resilience in these chaotic times. Our panelists will cover everything from setting up a virtual workspace successfully to how to protect your mind and soul during a time of crisis.

Facilitator

Kelly Wendorf, MCC, MECD

Founding Partner

Kelly Wendorf is an executive and personal coach, published author, spiritual mentor, and socially responsible entrepreneur. Her early experiences were vitally and deeply shaped by the natural and ancient world around her where she learned a way of listening to forces within people, nature and moments. This unconventional education grants her a gift of perception that liberates untapped potential and hidden gifts within individuals and organizations, helping them to solve problems differently through a wisdom-informed and wholeness approach.

Panelists

Mary Elaine Baker

President, Co-Founder
Patriot Advantage

Mary Elaine Baker is president and co-founder with her husband Brett of Patriot Advantage, a military spouse and veteran-owned boutique business that provides virtual administrative and marketing solutions for business owners and entrepreneurs who are task saturated. Recognizing the untapped potential of military spouses who often have difficulty maintaining traditional employment, they conceived of Patriot Advantage not just as a business opportunity but also as a vehicle for creating positive social impact by matching this talent pool and others who share the company’s values with entrepreneurs who needed to focus their time on their core business.

Topic: Running a Small Business Virtually

J. Scott Strachan, CPCC, PCC, MECD

Founding Partner
EQUUS

As a socially conscious educator, serial entrepreneur, speaker and facilitator, he brings a wealth of experience to his clients. Scott dynamically engages with organizational leaders, business groups and private clients to evoke positive, sustainable changes and expanded possibilities informed by what is already possible within them. His ability to illuminate the hidden strengths and capacities within his clients makes him a trusted companion to those who are strongly motivated toward transformation. Scott has worked within many highly matrixed companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco, to assist them with shifting their organizational culture towards one that is more conscious, aware and human.

Topic: Financial Reframes, Options and Tips

Read full bio >

Daniel Weil, CPCC

Founder, DNW Associates
EQUUS Faculty

Based in the foundation of the Co-Active® Model, Dan’s programs incorporate a lifetime’s unique experience, perspectives, curiosity, wisdom and an expansive ability to listen. He works collaboratively in his program offerings that are customized for private individuals, leaders, executives, or with groups. Dan’s specialties include Brand Development Coaching where he is especially gifted at assisting clients to discover the soul of their work and how it is authentically and powerfully expressed in the world. Dan also creates and facilitates workshops and retreats, designed to build connection — to inspire attendees from within themselves.

Topic: Service as a Way to Wellness

Read full bio >

Adam Ram Charan, B.C.S.T.

EQUUS Faculty

Adam Ram Charan has been passionate about exploring consciousness through meditation and healing work for decades. A native of New York, he has spent the greater part of 30 years in India where he gained a deep appreciation and understanding of spiritual awareness practices and intuitive wisdom which finds expression in his practice of integrative bodywork and transformational coaching. He combines this with extensive training in holistic therapeutic approaches including Craniosacral Biodynamics, Somatic Movement Education, Holistic massage, Somatic Experiencing, Ayurvedic massage, Thai bodywork, Myofascial Release, Reiki, Pranic healing, and more. He received his coaching training and certification through Coacharya in Chennai, India.

Topic: Somatic Anchors to Presence and Groundedness

Read full bio >

Niccole Toral, MA, LPCC, CDWF, TEP, Vision Quest Guide

EQUUS Faculty

Over the last 17 years, Niccole spent time as an apprentice under respected indigenous healers from the highlands of the Peruvian Andes, North American First Nations, and Mexico. During these apprenticeships, she underwent intense spiritual initiations, which became the matrix for her approaches to healing. Niccole specializes in Shamanic and Nature based ceremonies inherited from her North and South American ancestors and teachers during her training. She incorporates these ancient healing techniques to deepen a person’s experience of their loving and transformation so they may more fully inhabit who they authentically are.

Topic: Ancient Wisdom Practices and ‘Larger Perspective’ Spiritual Reframes

Read full bio >

Last night I received a call from a loved one in Seattle. She and her roommates were self-quarantined in their home, at least one of them had COVID-19. They are young and vital, yet with Seattle melting down around them, their workplaces closed, graduation postponed, and their college classes abruptly shifted online, the household was becoming a veritable titanic of emotion. She was leaving Seattle, she said, along with her roommate, to take refuge at her roommate’s family home across the country.