This Is Not
Your Ordinary Book Club...
It definitely does involve books, and it might even feel a tiny bit ‘Book Clubby-ish,’ but believe me when I tell you, this is altogether different from any book club you’ve ever experienced…
If It's Not A Book Club, What Is It?
I thought you’d never ask. The NOT so Ordinary Book Club is a joining together through openness and vulnerability. It’s a place to practice showing up, with courage, in front of others. It is small group coaching using books as a jumping-off point – the place from which we begin exploration.
You’re going to immerse yourself and marinate inside weekly digital coaching – personal emails with guidance and perfectly selected prompts, scripture-based devotions, prayers and action steps, complete with recipes. And then you’re gonna’ bring your JUICY reflections to our regular monthly hangouts.
This is growth for those who prefer a flight tribe, as well as a steady intake of pages. It’s unwrapping the book and turning the pages on some of the best titles on the market, and most importantly, this is unwrapping and turning pages on ourselves, exploring the landscape so we can fly higher than we have before.
Here's How It Works and What's Included:
For $29/month*, you get:
- Manageable reading plans for each book that we read. We typically read 1-3 chapters or around 30 pages a week.
- Audio recordings each week from me, where I share my take on what we’re learning as well as related personal stories from my life. Members often tell me that these recordings help them to understand and engage with the material on a deeper level. (Click here to hear sample audio from __________).
- Calls-to-action each week to help you take action on what you’re learning – not just think about it! – so that you actually create real change in your life.
- Virtual gatherings – beautiful opportunities to connect with like-minded souls, discuss how the book is landing for us, and get tangible experience in practicing the concepts we’re learning about.
- Private group online community platform (with lifetime access) – a 24/7 safe space where vulnerable shares about our messy, imperfect journeys are the name of the game.
- No long-term commitment. My intention is that this book club adds real value to your life. If at any point you’re finding that it’s not, it’s easy to cancel your subscription. You also are welcome to come and go based on your interest in the books we read.
*I want everyone who feels called to join to be able to participate, so if this is speaking to your soul but $29/month doesn’t fit into your budget, I also offer a sliding-scale option where you can choose your rate, as low as $10/month, no questions asked!
Things get started with a welcome video, detailing the reading plan, what to expect, and preparing everyone for taking flight;
Then you get weekly digital coaching (AKA: emails that outline the reading assignments, some favorite quotes from the book we’re tackling all pulled apart, scripture-based devotions, prayers and thought-stirring ideas for rethinking the content, the JUICIEST most SCRUMPTIOUS recipes, questions and a few exercises that support you in living, going deeper, navigating new terrain, and applying your learnings);
Access LIVE ZOOM small group virtual gatherings every two weeks – starting with a 60-minute opening call to set the tone. You’ll get bi-weekly 90-minute virtual gatherings where we go deeper on the books and go deeper on you. And, by “deeper” we do, as a group go DEEPER – this is a profound dive — so, bring courage, openness, and expect vulnerability;
You’ll find a community of growth-oriented book lovers like yourself. With a max group size of ten readers in each flight tribe, you’ll be aiming for strong connections – learning from, and with, the other page-turners in your group;
Direct access to Me for support via email;
Private group online community platform (with lifetime access) for interacting with your flight tribe;
A commitment to yourself and your NOT so Ordinary Book Club. When you’re in, you’re IN. Signing up for the NOT so Ordinary Book Club means attending, and participating in, a minimum of one small group virtual gathering session per month. Because small group coaching means you’re an accountability-pal for yourself and everyone else in the flight tribe. You’ve gotta’ show up to grow up;
A final wrap-up that includes neatly compiled bundles of our favorite immersions and digital coaching parts from every book; and
A few secret gifts and goodies along the way.
Here’s a Sneek Peek on June – November 2020
Braving The Wilderness, Brené Brown (June – July)
I Feel Bad About My Neck : And Other Thoughts on Being a Woman, Nora Ephron (August – September)
The Woman I Was Before: A gripping emotional page turner with a twist, Kerry Fisher (October – November)
TITLES FOR January – June 2021 Are TBA
OH YEAH, I CAN HEAR YOU SAYING…
YOUR INVESTMENT $29 per month
Want in, but all flights are full?
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P.S. Choose your Flight Tribe (Tuesday mornings 9 – 10:30 am CST, or Thursday evenings 5:30 – 7 pm CST) The next NOT so Ordinary Book Club Flight Tribes gather for a new book beginning on Oct. 6, 2020. When the flights are full, hit the link above, and send me a note about getting your wings on the waiting list.
Got QUESTIONS? HERE are THE ANSWERS…
Welcome newbie! I’m so happy you’re here. Digital coaching means you’ll be served up oodles of prompts, scripture-based devotions, prayers, questions, recipes and exercises via weekly emails – a full cocoon of thought-provoking goodies that will help you go deeper and feel supported in between our monthly calls.
Small group coaching is just that – a maximum of ten stunningly beautiful souls gathering together on monthly group virtual gatherings. Together we’ll unwrap the individual and collective layers that the book elicits. This ain’t no webinar! This is showing up to keep growing up! Keeping these virtual gathering sessions small guarantees that each person here is seen and heard — we’re aiming for rich connection, nose-diving in deeply rooted growth, as opposed to dipping toes into the waters of anonymity and what-ifs. You won’t be asked to tell all, but you will be asked to tell some.
Books are not included in the flight. You’re encouraged to purchase them in advance or time your reserves at your local library or bookstore lending program accordingly.
All selected titles will be announced in the month before the new book start and can be viewed online before signing up for the NOT so Ordinary Book Club. In other words, you’ll know everything in advance. For the January – June 2020 books, scroll back up, and you’ll see them listed out. July – December 2020 are currently TBA.
Two words – Breath. Love. Have you ever watched a movie and gotten more out of it the umpteenth time around than you did the first? And… have you ever read books that way? And… have you ever read a book and then read it again with a group of people and a personal coach leading the way on applying said book to your life?
YES. We cover one book every two months (as opposed to a book a month). That means the max amount of reading in a single week works out to about 25 – 40 pages… in other words, four or five pages a day will get ya’ there.
NO. Because we’re not just reading. We’re reading to spread our wings. We’re reading, journaling, note-taking, thinking, processing, coaching, applying, reading some more, laughing, crying, talking, and GROWING to fly higher. You will not be bored.
FLIGHT TRIBE 1 – Tuesday Mornings at 9:00 – 10:30 am CST
FLIGHT TRIBE 2 – Thursday Evenings 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST
Flight participants are required to attend a minimum of one small group virtual gathering each month with your tribe. Here’s why: at its core, the NOT so Ordinary Book Club is a small group coaching program. It’s about shared experiences and about creating connections in ourselves and with others, and that doesn’t work when you don’t or can’t show up. For calls to thrive, they need active participants, in the here and now, present and fully engaged.
If attending one virtual gathering per month doesn’t work for you, but you’re still looking for some big-time growth, check out The Amazing, Glorious Journey.
I get it. Sometimes life happens. If you miss a gathering, you miss a gathering. No worries. Just an FYI though – the gatherings are not recorded and are therefore not available for replay. We’re aiming for an equitable exchange of openness and vulnerability, and I feel like access to replays takes away from that. Cool? Cool.
Yes. You can come in for the NOT so Ordinary Book Club at any month, anytime. Most books take about seven weeks to complete. You can review new book start dates in the pink box above on this page.
I’m currently prepping books for the January – June 2021 schedule.