Sara Ness is the Founder and Chief Instigator of Authentic Revolution. She began teaching Authentic Relating in 2012, founding a thousands-strong learning community in Austin, Texas and going on to train over 350 leaders and help found 30+ other communities worldwide. Sara is passionate about exposing the joy of human connection and exploring our creative potential through relationship. She has facilitated at schools, companies, yoga studios, a funeral, Burning Man, and more, bringing playful social technology into the mainstream and the….non-mainstream? Sara is into suggesting ideas like pushup contests in fancy restaurants and convincing other people to do them too. Hence, community leadership.
Sara works most of the time. When not doing that, she’s into acroyoga, Ecstatic Dance, cooking, and spending time with the many people she loves. She’s most lit up by creating things – projects, books, movements, systems, anything that her heart and brain can chew on at the same time.
Jennifer Ott is a facilitator, coach, and mother-of-all-things who uses Authentic Relating practices to facilitate gatherings where the possibility to learn and grow through connection, vulnerability and intimacy blooms. She manages Authentic Sandpoint and works with Authentic Revolution as our Happiness Officer, keeping the team cohesive with her gentle presence and skill to handle any relational or logistical needs.
When not working with hearts or communities, Jennifer is most happy in her own backyard. Accompanied by her beautiful partner and their four amazing girls she loves to grow food, flowers, is an avid chef, baker and loving practitioner of all ways nourishing.
Laura Jensen makes systems management magic happen on the Auth Rev team – bringing care, perception, accuracy, and grace to a vast array of vital tasks, missions, and collaborations. Founder of two circling groups in the Authentic Asheville Community, Laura’s relational presence unlocks potential, action, and embodiment. All things AuthRev run stronger and smoother with Laura’s commitment to excellence and her caring heart on the team.
Laura lives in the mountains of Western North Carolina, where she loves hosting friends and family who come to vacation in the land of waterfalls. She hikes daily with her best pup Tehya, and also enjoys Kirtan, Dances of Universal Peace, and working with power tools on the occasional fixes, small remodels, and creative pursuits in her 110 year old cottage home.
With stars in their eyes and a guitar in hand, K. Stellar Dutcher can usually be found encouraging those who cross their path to step more radically into themselves and the world. A lifelong musician, Stellar worked in fundraising before quitting their job and hitting the road with music and workshops. With more than a decade of experience and training in group facilitation ~ from conferences to radical weddings to weekly meetups ~ Stellar brings organization, sparkle and a deep sense of care to their position as Authentic Revolution’s Systems Minstrel. Poet, songwriter, fundraiser and activist, Stellar offers inspiration, activation and song to anyone – tuning into the beloved community and emerging, healing world.
Mark Boughton has been studying communication skills and the psychology of relationships and interpersonal dynamics for over a decade. By the time he was 22, Mark had worked, traveled or volunteered on every continent.
Mark brings his deep passion for understanding people to his roles of administrator and lead facilitator of COnnect - Authrev's Circling and Authentic Relating Platform. He also provides coaching and counseling for individuals and couples looking to create deeper and more intimate relationships.
Hazel-Grace Yates is a radical social lubricator who brings huge enthusiasm and love to her role as Town Crier - developing relationships with individuals, businesses and communities to spread our mission. One of her many gifts is being a permissionist – welcoming people for who they are and as they are. She has been a group facilitator in a myriad of disciplines and populations since 2000 and trained specifically in relational arts since 2014. She has a doctorate in Human Sexuality and is passionate about exalting pleasure and ending toxic shame. She can also be seen performing acts such as balancing a broom on her nose while clapping her elbows together (really!).
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Sara Ness is Founder and CEO of Authentic Revolution, a consulting and training company for Authentic Relating and Leadership skills. After helping to found successful learning communities in Austin and Houston, Sara began working with individuals and groups across the world to explore what’s possible when we lead from wholeness and practice good communication. She has trained more than 500 leaders across 19 cities, in sectors ranging from technology startups to education non-profits. Sara's passion is in understanding how people work together to create fulfilling teams that balance safety and belonging with productivity and expression.
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