Some people believe that only the exceptionally talented, rich, or famous live extraordinary lives. For the rest of us, its simply something to strive for, something that we will likely never attain.
But we believe This ExtraOrdinary Life awaits you now. Despite all of its ordinariness, we all have the opportunity to do lots of little, ordinary things with extra focus, fervor, and flair right now. Today. And then again tomorrow. And then the day after that. And suddenly we find ourselves bringing the 'extra' to so many of our ordinary moments and living out a remarkable life. We don't want you to go chasing after an extraordinary life, we want to enable you to step into the one you've already got.
A Place to Belong: Isn't that what we're all looking for? Many of us were told we didn't fit in and several of us heard that in many places. Honestly, we don't want to fit in. We have a longing for belonging. This ExtraOrdinary Life is that place (or one of those places) for many. We hope that's true for you.
A Place Where WE Believe: We choose to believe the best about one another and ourselves. We believe YOU are enough and you have enough to flourish and thrive.
A Place to Become: We've created a supportive environment that invites, allows, and encourages you to become...your best self.
We've discovered that when and where we belong and believe we become. That's our value proposition in a nutshell.
We set out to create a community. We discovered that community is an outcome, a result. What we've created is an environment and an ecosystem that allows community to happen. It happens because we care, we converse, we connect, and everyone contributes.
Here's what we do to support and sustain that environment:
The Weekly Rhythm: we host two gatherings every week. On Mondays, we start the week with a Huddle (11:00 am ET). These are times when we connect and set our intentions and aspirations for the week and explore the values we want to embrace and embody.
Then, on Fridays, we host a Hangout where we conclude the week by gathering for a time of celebration, reflection, and refueling. We reflect (and celebrate) what went well and reframe those things that didn't go as well as we had hoped. This allows us to recalibrate and keep moving forward rather than spiraling out of control.
We've had people tell us these hangouts have been more transformative than some top-tier mastermind groups while offering a safe space to find support and encouragement throughout all the ups and downs of life.
The Waymaking Series: Most months we host 2-3 interactive workshops with a fresh focus on a different aspect of living an EXTRAordinary life. These have become the place where members create and develop ideas and concepts that become content for workshops or sessions they go on to offer elsewhere. It's an incredibly welcoming and supportive environment.
If this sounds like a place you're looking for, we welcome you.
"Life is all about moving forward and it’s imperative to be around those who help us navigate towards success. The WayMaking sessions are filled with people who bring a system of support, insight and positivity to my life.” - Bonnie Milletto, USA
“Your podcast, posts, and ‘meeting’ in the Hangout are such an important source for me: to challenge my thoughts when I’m down, to change and challenge my perspective, to provide a sense of optimism and to be able to be ‘real’ in the Hangouts.” Tiana Steinhoff, PhD. Switzerland.
"This community has fostered a safe relational environment where I can show up with an open heart and just be myself no matter what kind of day I am having. I always leave more encouraged as a result of those I get to connect and interact with a heart level. In fact, one of my newest friendships started at a Hangout event and because we only live about an hour apart we get to meet in person to encourage each other on our individual journeys." - Scott Jones, USA
"Taking part in the Gratitude Challenge was super inspirational for me. It made me consciously pause my daily busyness to re-connect with myself. In these moments I was invited to reflect and recognise the beauty that surrounds me and that I have so much to be grateful for. Sharing the practice with others was especially uplifting and motivating.” Rishita Jones, Netherlands
Kevin Monroe hosts our community here in This ExtraOrdinary Life, a podcast by the same name (formerly The Higher Purpose Podcast), as well as countless conversations that lead to transformational encounters. He is a compassionate connector, communicator, facilitator, growth guide, and trusted advisor exploring life at the intersection of faith, business, and purpose. Kevin creates environments and host encounters that allow people to connect and get to the HEART of the matter of the very human issues that confront people and teams everywhere.
Christy Kern works with purpose-led leaders to help them clarify their vision, sharpen their message, and find a strategy that enables them to do their unique work in the world. Having become "multi-lingual" in the world of non-profits, for-profits, and faith-based organizations, she's learned to create bridges and navigate the complexities of communicating across sectors. Christy's goal is to facilitate better conversations amongst stakeholders while coaching both leaders and individuals in their pursuit of creating lasting change in the world around them.