Let's talk about YOU.

We believe in you. 

Covid has made you re-evaluate your relationship to work, home, fulfillment, family and what really matters to you.

You’ve become clear that the work of teaching, healing, coaching, consulting, art-creating, community building, homemaking and (perhaps) mothering is where you are spending your energy.

Your body (+ SPIRIT!) has been telling you that forceful ways of working aren’t sustainable for you, but you aren't sure how to be successful without pushing through and "MAKING IT HAPPEN".



You are in the process of rediscovering and recreating the version of yourself and your work life, business or career that is not only financially supportive, but soulfully sustainable too.





You're invited to...

Illuminate
2022

Illuminate 2022

March 4th - June 27th

Deadline to enroll for the spring cohort is the new moon - Wednesday, March 2nd at 8pm Central.

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 Say goodbye to...

 Say hello to:

ANXIETY


OVERWHELM


CONFUSION


EXHAUSTING YOURSELF


ANXIETY

     OVERWHELM       
           
              CONFUSION

                    EXHAUSTING YOURSELF

                      

FLOW

FOCUS

CLARITY

CONFIDENCE

And having a LOT of damn fun ;)

Through a practice of setting an intention with each monthly moon cycle and taking action in alignment with our desires, values and unique energy flow over the last seven years, we've seen tremendous growth, joy and well-being in our lives and careers. We've each gone from burnout, dissatisfaction and mis-alignment to breaking through into the illumination of clarity, confidence and calm around our continual unfolding. (And trust us - no matter how much our minds wish it wasn’t, it's always a continual unfolding!)


We’re Kerri and Virginia, two creative entrepreneurs whose friendship started under the light of the full moon in Central Park NYC, way back in 2015.

This is what life + work can look like
when you are devoted to ONLY creating
from your DEEPEST VALUES.
This is what it looks like to Illuminate Work.

Feeling aligned with your truth + purpose in work or career 
WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR WELLBEING along the way.

Having a deep, embodied confidence around the ebbs and flows
of your energy, and structuring your work in a way that allows you to
  TRUST YOUR RHYTHMS.

Knowing exactly what actions you want to move forward each week
 to STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR VALUES AND GOALS.

No longer spinning your wheels or exhausting yourself with the stuff
 that DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.

Feeling the JOY OF FORWARD MOMENTUM without burnout.

Inviting more MAGIC, FLOW & SYNCHRONICITY in your life and work,
feeling the right doors open at just the right times, with less anxiety + worry along the way.

Feeling aligned with your truth + purpose in work or career 
WITHOUT SACRIFICING YOUR WELLBEING along the way.

Having a deep, embodied confidence around the ebbs and
flows of your energy, and structuring your work in a way
that allows you to TRUST YOUR RHYTHMS.

Knowing exactly what actions you want to move forward
each week to STAY ON TRACK WITH YOUR VALUES AND INTENTIONS.

No longer spinning your wheels or exhausting yourself
with the stuff that DOESN'T REALLY MATTER.

Feeling the JOY OF FORWARD MOMENTUM without burnout.

Inviting more MAGIC, FLOW & SYNCHRONICITY in your life and work,
feeling the right doors open at just the right times,
with less anxiety + worry along the way.

Imagine...

This is what life + work can look like when you are devoted to ONLY creating from your DEEPEST VALUES.
This is what it looks like to Illuminate Work.






Practice trusting your intuition and embodied knowing.

Activate the magic of articulation with the power of New Moon Guided Intention Setting.

Receive insights about your evolution (that you would have missed on your own) through the practice of reflective listening.

Explore Collective Astrological Themes + how the cycles of the moon (and your cycle)
affect your energy.

Discover your 4 core work/life values and bring them into your day to day.

Clarify and commit to your 90-day focus & the simple actions you will take to support yourself in aligning your actions with your values.

Stay accountable to yourself, while honoring your heart + body so you don't burn out. 

Learn how to approach planning + strategy in a way that allows you to adjust & flow as new information arises with less stress & anxiety.

The format:

VALUES BASED ACTION ALIGNMENT:
Deep Dive Intro Workshops +
Monthly sessions on Zoom, where you will:

 MOON CYCLE INTENTION PRACTICE:
Weekly group sessions on Zoom,
where you will:



Practice trusting your intuition and embodied knowing.

Activate the magic of articulation with the power of New Moon Guided Intention Setting.

Receive insights about your evolution (that you would have missed on your own) through the practice of reflective listening.

Explore Collective Astrological Themes + how the cycles of the moon (and your cycle)
affect your energy.









Includes: astrological weather report for the current cycle, embodiment practice, break-out rooms for witnessing and reflection along your business journey, journal prompts, plus extra magic, synchronicity & fun tunes ;)

Purpose: Stay connected to your being and doing intentions for the moon cycle as you navigate the energy fluctuations of the cycle with ease

Weekly Group Support and an approach that helps you transform your relationship to work easefully & sustainably.

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next steps

GIVING Back

Enrollment details 

Calendar

Meet YOUR FACiLITATORS

FAQ

OUR Methodology

Next steps

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our methodology

Reinventing our relationship to work is a process process of discovering and honoring (or living into) our values, exploring our being through intention and noticing, and developing sustainable focus for doing with 30/60/90 planning. Each method is in infinite relationship with one another and our lives.

VALUES = your core desired feelings & experiences as they relate to work, career, business, collaboration and life. 

BEING = your internal experience of yourself, your body and your relationship to your work and life. 

DOING = the action steps you take to move your work life + projects forward.

We support you in this flow by helping you define your values and intentions around how you want to feel and experience yourself in your work. We apply those foundational insights and intentions to create a 90-day focus and action plan where you can practice bringing your values and intentions into your work life. (This action piece can be as detailed or not as you like. We support what level of doing-ness is right for you at this moment).

Our process facilitates ongoing discovery and sustainable refinement to become the person you most want to be in your work life from the inside-out (and have your outside reality shift to match that at a rate that feels good to your nervous system.)

This process is nurtured by a group environment of Compassion and Community Care, which allows you to feel supported, seen, witnessed and accepting of yourself and others as you grow and evolve. 


“Although the 30/60/90 process wasn’t natural to me, throughout the course of this program I have been able to embrace and find joy in the organization and function of it - creating the space for me to succeed in areas and also to find more information about the areas where I wasn’t succeeding and looking at those as growth opportunities.” - Teresa

"Before Illuminate, I had this mindset around launching, that it had to be fast and I had to have no sleep doing it and I just needed accountability and robust, intense pressure to get it done...but I had a lot of loving gentle challenge from Kerri & Virginia about my approach, the foundations I was rooted in and my values. So I ended up actually restructuring and renaming a lot of different values that I wanted. Instead of "accountability" and "quick fast outputs", I moved to "ease" and "gratitude" and building trust in myself." - Lexi

OUR Methodology

the science
of compassion

Did you know that Illuminate emerged out of Stanford University's Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education - Applied Compassion Training Program and was compassionately designed by Virginia Wilcox (in collaboration with Kerri Van Kirk).

Illuminate 2022 will provide a structure of guided compassion practices proven (by science of compassion research) to be effective in strengthening one’s ability to experience compassion and take compassionate action - a foundational piece in being able to transform your relationship to yourself and your work.


Throughout the program we will be focusing on the following:
- Compassionate relationship to oneself; experiencing self-compassion
- Capacity for compassion in relationships with others; expressing compassion for others
- Compassionate perspectives on our culture and community
- Compassionate culture creation and containers of safety and connection.






Meet Your Facilitators

VIRGINIA
WILCOX

KERRI
VAN KIRK

teresa
Geoghegan Brown

KERRI
VAN KIRK

Virginia and Kerri founded the Illuminate program in 2021 and Teresa was a participant. This year, Teresa is a facilitator! You can read her story below (plus what Virginia and Kerri are most excited about for Illuminate 2022!) or visit our About page to learn more about us, our values and our backgrounds.

In 2021 I, like many others, was in the depths of exploring the unknown and was emerging ready to rebuild. Feeling a calling that was connected to my career track yet somehow very different from where I had been, (teaching massage therapy) I started on a journey to explore what that meant. One opportunity led to another, I met Kerri and began working with her in addition to the platform where we had originally met. Always intrigued to see what opened up next in regards to working with Kerri I was immediately drawn in when she talked to me about Illuminate, it felt like home. Why? Not only was I in a career expansion, I felt we were in a collective expansion and one aspect of that was our relationship to work. Illuminate’s method of weaving “being” and “doing” into work spoke to me. I fell into the “being” category and needed help with the “doing.” The conversation with values, intention and 30/60/90 planning was the draw for me. I wanted support that gave value to the things I valued.

The program was a catalyst for the change I needed the most; a place to more fully understand, accept, and love me as me. It offered the space for me to embrace and embody myself which led to a deeper understanding of how I create a sustainable relationship with work. When I thought of my next steps in sustainable work it included online community, working with people individually and in groups, and facilitating space for meaningful connections both within myself and with others.

Seeds had been planted in the spring and I was nurturing the sprouts through Illuminate and a few other leadership training projects I was involved in. One beautiful fall day a phone call with Virginia nearly sent me cartwheeling over the moon! She and Kerri were offering me an opportunity to be a part of the Illuminate team! I am always in awe of the magical process of planting and nurturing the seeds of our transformations and not knowing exactly how/when they are going to bloom. I have a deep respect for the process that brings us to this moment. And I celebrate Kerri and Virginia’s process of birthing Illuminate from a dream to a reality and sharing it with the world.

I am rooted in the relationship to my values which include: Respecting the DIVINE PROCESS- mine, yours, ours; Exploring wisdom in NATURAL RHYTHMS ; EMBRACING WHOLENESS - all the parts, pieces, and thresholds; and honoring my capacity in the PRESENT MOMENT. This year, I am excited to be creating with amazing women and exploring how my new relationship with work facilitates compassionate Being in Action.


From Teresa:

After a first pandemic year of discipline & growth, in 2021 I transitioned into my new home - from NYC to a tiny village in coastal Maine, which I absolutely adore and am becoming deeply  involved in,

I'm excited to be leading the "Doing" part of the program in 2022. I will be focusing on holding space for our participants to set a focus and take action in a way that honors and supports their values and intentions. I've always been a "get it done" kind of gal, but the JOY of work has really come through being able to plan and take action from a place of feeling GOOD. This is what truly keeps work sustainable for me and I'm excited to help others along the journey! Personally, I will also be applying the Illuminate framework to help me prepare for pregnancy & motherhood in 2023.

My values have evolved for 2022. I traded in INTENSITY for COMMITMENT and AUTHENTICITY for TRUTH. PLEASURE and WISDOM are carrying forward from last year and I am excited to explore all of them more deeply. 

2020 was a "full-stop" year of revising and revisiting every priority of my life. How I spend my time, who I spend it with and what is my "work" in the world became the primary focus of my attention. 2021 came along and HOW to implement and take ACTION on these realizations of my newly discovered values and priorities became my primary purpose. I called Kerri to see if she wanted to co-create & gather a group of heart-aligned, self-authoring women to join us in a structured practice to support the emergence of this more compassionate and values-aligned approach to our work and ILLUMINATE WAS BORN!

2022 will be a deepening into the manifestation of the core values I hold so dear: JOY in my day-to-day tasks, RECIPROCITY in my partnerships and client relationships, CONGRUENCE in my words and actions, and PSYCHOLOGICAL SAFETY in showing up as my whole-self in all the contexts of my life and relationships. All the facilitators of our Illuminate are IN PRACTICE ourselves. So we simply create the space for us all to do our work in a container of compassionate care. Why? Because individual courage is more accessible when you have a cohort of powerhouse women being loving mirrors, reminding you of who you really are as the challenges of life continue to be complex and the obstacles continue to be real. We can feel all the feels and forward motion is still happening. Ch-ch-ch-anges!!! I'm looking forward to deep-diving into what is truly important to each of you in our Values Discovery Sessions and reminding us that the way we are "doing" our work can be a direct reflection of what is truly essential to the heart of our work... in this lifetime, on this planet, in our relationships, in this moment...now.

From Kerri:

from virginia:

Spring 2022:

Welcome Session: (90 min)
March 4th

Values Discovery Workshops (2 hours)
March 7th
March 14th

Human Design Intro Workshop (2 hours)
March 18th

30/60/90 Intro Workshop (2 hours)
March 21st


May 2
May 9
May 16
May 23


May 30
June 6 
June 13
June 20




Monthly 30/60/90 Sessions (90 minutes)
March 28th
April 29th
May 27th

Weekly Moon Cycle Sessions (90 minutes)
April 1
April 8 
April 15
April 22

Values Reflection & Summer Celebration Session (2 hrs)
June 27



Fall 2022:

After your initial 4 month enrollment, you will become part of the Illuminate Alumni Community where you will have optional access to several different levels of continuation! We'll explain more about this later, but essentially, it's a way to continue working with us if you find this community and practice fruitful for the long-term, in a way that can grow and change as you grow and change, no strings attached!

Fall 2022:

After your initial 4 month enrollment, you will become part of the Illuminate Alumni Community where you will have access to several different levels of continuation! We'll explain more about this later, but essentially, it's a way to continue working with us if you find this community and practice fruitful for the long-term, in a way that can grow and change as you grow and change!



Monthly 30/60/90 Sessions (90 minutes)
March 28th
April 29th
May 27th

Weekly Moon Cycle Sessions (90 minutes)
April 1
April 8 
April 15
April 22

Values Reflection & Summer Celebration Session (2 hrs)
June 27



Illuminate 2022 PROGRAM INVESTMENT & DATES:

Are you experiencing economic hardship this year? Check out our Access for All option.

Go back to the Illuminate video!

OR

For 4 Months

 $425/month

The program runs from March 4th - June 27th, 2022. All calls are either Mondays or Fridays at 11am Central.




(Click Here to View Dates in Calendar Format.)

Deadline to Enroll is the new moon - Wednesday, March 2nd at 8pm Central.

$1700

Pay in Full

Investment

We are so excited to be partnering for a 2nd year with SHE IS THE UNIVERSE to fund a new grant program for young female entrepreneurs from countries around the world. We have been friends with the founder, Laura Peña, for years and LOVE the work she's doing with young women. 10% of the profits from Illuminate 2022 go to She Is The Universe!

GIVING BACK!

Spring 2022 calendar

Spring 2022 Calendar


click here to see written out dates & Investment details.

"Illuminate offers a wonderful community of like-minded women and a reminder to pay attention to the moon cycles as well as our own rhythms as we move through life. It’s not always something that can be worked around, but seems to help when I can follow these patterns. Kerri and Virginia create an environment that’s nourishing and supportive for women who are seeking more joy, play, and curiosity as they create more purposeful ways of living." - Tina

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what we stand for

Women being valued for the feminine qualities that we bring. 

The perfection of the present moment.

Respecting the mystery of life.

Creating a space where the emergence of truth is possible and lovingly accepted.

Practicing together.

The psychological safety to disagree. 

The inner strength + truth to not “know” but keep going anyway.

Individual and collective wholeness.

Healing our Divine Feminine + Divine Masculine energy so we can work in harmony with ourselves and the planet.

Loving ourselves through it all.

In an effort to recognize that our innate value has nothing to do with money, but lack of funds can often separate us from the ability to contribute our presence to programs like this one for many reasons, we have created our access-for-all program to lessen the obstacles to participation in our program due to economic hardship. Please click here to fill out the access-for-all application form for this program.






ACCESS FOR ALL

FAQ

The RESULTS:

What if I miss A session? Will there be recordings?


Yes! Recordings will be sent out by email and archived in the Mighty Networks course platform by the day after the call.

The RESULTS:

WHAT IF I'M UNCLEAR IF THIS PROGRAM IS A GOOD FIT FOR ME?


We .wrote this paragraph to help sense a right fit for this program:

A good fit for Illuminate is:
Someone who understands that repatterning takes the time it takes. The space you're taking for this program and yourself is the foundation of your future work life and will support you if you show up, As you experience the usefulness of our tools, practices, (and especially, ways of being with one another)  you will bring them into your day to day life, work and collaborations, You are excited to commit to weekly calls (or watching the recording whenever possible)  so you can truly set these new patterns, habits and ways of being in relationship with yourself and your work. You want long-term dividends, not just quick fixes. You are ready to connect, ready to dive in and discover YOUR way forward in work + life.

Still not sure? We encourage you to book a call with us! We would love to discuss your unique situation, goals and concerns. We'd be honored to hear from you and help you answer any question that can help bring you to make the best decision for yourself. Kerri is a human design expert and can teach you how to tune into your unique inner authority (your decision maker), if that is helpful to you. And Virginia is a master of reflective listening and absolutely will tell you straight up if there is another program that may be a better fit for your trajectory this year. We aren't trying to sell anyone anything. We trust that you know what you need better than anyone. And if you need a quick chat with one of us to feel your knowing, then we trust you will reach out. Email Kerri@kaylocreative.com or ViavirginiaWilcox@gmail.com

The RESULTS:

WHAT are the values of the illuminate program?


Alongside our personal work values, we have created values for the Illuminate program itself. Our four core values are: 

VITAL WISDOM:
When we recognize that the perfect conditions are right here, right now, we relax into the flow of life, playing our role in the family of things.

COMMITMENT TO COMPASSIONATE SERVICE:
We do the inner work to make the outer work that we aspire to possible, using our gifts to move ourselves and our communities in the direction of what is beautiful and good. 

REPATTERNING TOGETHER:
The things we aspire to are not impossible. With the support of like-minded compatriots, we approach our practice with courage and care. 

EVOLVING CLARITY:
Noticing and naming what’s true now leads to discernment & right action, in time. We trust that we know what we need to know when we need to know it.

We are committed to making our work accessible through the Access for All program, giving back through our yearly donation to She Is the Universe, and creating a space that is welcoming of all races, backgrounds and identities. We do not hold ourselves or our participants to perfection, just a willingness to learn, grow and repair when it is needed. We do our best to build a container structurally and in terms of who we accept into the program that makes this simple. 


The RESULTS:

REFUNDS?


In the instance that this program is not a good fit, you can apply for a pro-rated refund. No refunds will be given after March 31st. After this date, should you have an unexpected life event that would prohibit you from completing the program, contact us by email. 

The RESULTS:

WHAT IF I CAN'T AFFORD IT?

If you can't afford the program, you can apply for our "Access for All" option here. This option allows us to offer this program to people who are the right fit. Check the form for more details about what we are offering this round.

The RESULTS:

HOW CAN I SUPPORT WHAT you all ARE DOING?


If the program isn't a good fit for you at this time or you have extra abundance and would like to support our work, there are a few things you can do! Donate to She Is the Universe to help young female entrepreneurs - send your donation here with the note, "Universe".

Donate to our "Access for All" fund that helps create scholarships based on economic need - send your contribution here with the note, "Access for All". Finally, you can share this program with your networks or specifically with a friend you think may love it!

Work is a field where we get to discover & rediscover ourselves a thousand times.

Approach your work + life with fresh eyes &
a full heart. 

 Do it with style. With laughter.
WITH TEARS IN YOUR EYES. With truth, compassion
& COMMUNITY.

Ready to join Illuminate? 

We’d love to have you in the circle. 

SIGN UP NOW

Deadline to enroll is the new moon. Wednesday, March 2nd at 8pm Central

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