“Courage is contagious. To scale daring leadership and build courage in teams and organizations, we have to cultivate a culture in which brave work, tough conversations, and whole hearts are the expectation, and armor is not necessary or rewarded.”
-Brené Brown

“The 5basics™ supports unlocking the creative genius of communities and leaders and co-creates a culture of belonging.”


The 5basics™ is a framework and also a foundation to support our work together. The 5basics™ translates into any type of community, business or organization at anytime.

The 5basics™ is supportive in many life-affirming ways and gives us the opportunity to unpack and explore being in healthy community relationship.


5 basics™ as applied to various organizations is fluid depending on the culture of each group or community, but has core elements to include:

  1. Understanding connection and purpose
  2. Appreciating the value of each person as a contributor
  3. The co-creative experience and roles to support the mission
  4. The effective use of practical tools, skills and theories
  5. Practice and application