Be whole courageous powerful

Transformation is catalytic. Transformation is work. Transformation is the process of questioning what is, to understand what could be.

Curious about the strength that comes from transformation?

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Have you taken a slow, smooth breath today?

Our Services

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Personal Coaching

We work with individuals to bring their best self forward. Using the traditions of co-active design and yoga, we work under the core belief that each of us is creative, resourceful, and whole. Our operating principle is that we are our most powerful when we are fully present. With this perspective, we work with individuals to align values with impact and unlock untapped potential.
Curious about living and working in your values?
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Team Coaching

We work with teams to facilitate short and long-term dynamics that provide a way for team members to face external and internal challenges, grow, and move forward.  Our goal is to have diverse teams trust one another, be able to have hard conversations, and deliver on shared goals.
Curious about team and culture transformation?
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Consulting

Our team has deep and wide-ranging experience across various organizations. Through this experience, we are able to provide and build infrastructure for the following
  • Building creative collaborations
  • Educational curriculum and strategy
  • Fundraising
  • Designing for Innovation
  • Building creative collaborations
  • Organizational development
  • Strategy
Curious about adding and building skills?
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Workshops

We work with teams to facilitate short and long-term dynamics that provide a way for team members to face external and internal challenges, grow, and move forward.  Our goal is to have diverse teams trust one another, be able to have hard conversations, and deliver on shared goals.
Curious about a brief and focused adventure?
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Communities

Community is power. Community is the ground and the expanse. Community is the ocean and the stars above. Community is love.
Curious about joining the communities we’re building?

Our Approach

Who We Are

Fueling the Courageous

At VGA we understand the desire — and the struggle — to bring our values into full expression as individuals, teams, or within organizations. With a foundational belief that all is interconnected, we bring a holistic approach to understanding challenges and co-creating options to forge onward. We believe laughter and joy must be part of the process of creating infrastructure and accountability. Above all, we believe that the work for justice must be nurtured, supported, and loved.

View our work

Y of the North

In the summer of 2021, a NYT headline stated “​​Are the Kids All Right? Ask the Camp Directors.” Camp couselors have been at the intersection of COVID-19 and this country’s most recent racial reckoning.

I Grow Chicago to We Grow Chicago

Out of one, many. The impact of community led place-based efforts are finally getting the philanthropic attention they deserve.

This is a gentle reminder to be where your feet are. Take the next 10 seconds to focus on long, smooth breathing.