• Vera Franco

    Love : Clarity : Aliveness : Presence : Initiation

  • Welcome to my page

    about me

    From a very young age, I had deep questions in my heart: Why do we do the things we do? What is the purpose of all this? What makes sense? How does everything connect and coexist? As I grew into my teenage years I was shocked to find that mainstream society was so unresponsive to the deep humanity I felt: an inextricable interconnectedness. Sometimes I thought I was the one that didn't belong.

     

    Now I love deepening those questions and naming that interconnectedness. I take delight in witnessing and supporting the transformation of this modern culture that relies on exploitation, competition, separateness, and the oppression of the true essence of our Beings.

     

    I love exploring and deepening our rootedness to this planet. I love supporting individuals and groups to make conscious and effective shifts and regain the captainship of their own lives, towards a more authentic, more purposeful, more loving, more fun, and more alive life.

     

    In English, Portuguese and Spanish.

  • Services

    Ways to collaborate

    Possibility Coaching

    I offer one-to-one sessions to empower you to connect with your inner resources using the tools of Possibility Management. I bring my qualities of Love, Presence and Initiation to navigate with Clarity and compassion through your intention or issue.

     

    I create safe spaces to empower you to take action and live the very best version of yourself. You'll have my full presence and toolkit.

    Holistic Regenerative Education

    Through the path of whole systems design, I use the Four Dimensions of Regenerative Sustainability - Social, Economical, Ecological, and Cultural. I create tailor-made learning journeys for individuals and groups; schools, communities and organisations.

     

    I bring a varied skill set and can call in other experienced facilitators to deepen some areas when needed. I work with folk from all backgrounds, from 10-100 year olds.

    Adult Initiatory Processes

    In modern society we have lost the art of leaving our self-child behind and becoming the responsible, free and wild adult that we were meant to be and to serve our life's purpose; to create extraordinary relationships, to deepen our presence into the world, and soar.

     

    Through various trialed and tested initiations, I facilitate spaces that create the possibility for individuals and groups to learn to get disentangled from their psychological belief systems and grow into their adult and archetypal potentials.

     

    The spaces provide initiates with astonishing skills of listening, speaking, feeling, experiencing and connecting, which will make their lives richer, more vivid and more conscious.

    Nature Connection

    Connecting with Nature is connecting with the most natural part of ourselves. A part that is usually forgotten, put in the background, but paramount to knowing ourselves fully. How can we truly know who we are when we are apart from Nature?

     

    I take individuals and groups on a journey of beauty and belonging. An old old journey of coming back to oneself, to our roots, to our essence. Essencial for all ages.

  • Toolkit

    What's under the hood

    Possibility Management

    If we don't take conscious steps to shape our lives, society will.

     

    I am very passionate about the human potential for regenerative transformation. Possibility Management is a very powerful way of clearing blocks and embodying our innate power; to bring more compassion towards ourselves, others, and the planet. It activates our creativity, enabling us to walk fiercely in the unknown, and to share with abundance the authentic infinite Being we are.

     

    Possibility Management offers an experiential path of personal growth for more aliveness, awareness, and purpose in your daily life. With new tools and exercises you will feel empowered to encounter everyday challenges and opportunities with more consciousness and clarity. See more here!

    Deep Ecology

    Deep ecology is an ecological and environmental philosophy promoting the inherent worth of living beings regardless of their instrumental utility to human needs, plus a radical restructuring of modern human societies in accordance with such ideas.

    Deep ecology argues that the natural world is a subtle balance of complex inter-relationships in which the existence of organisms is dependent on the existence of others within ecosystems.

     

    I am inspired by the work of Joanna Macy and bring that deep healing and aliveness into my work.

    Ecovillage Movement and Education

    The Global Ecovillage Network definas an Ecovillage as "an intentional, traditional or urban community that is consciously designed through locally owned participatory processes in all four dimensions of sustainability (social, culture, ecology and economy) to regenerate social and natural environments." It's not an outcome but an ongoing process. Each Ecovillage is a living and learning centre for a regenerative future, a place of continuous exploration and experimentation.

     

    Since 2013 I have been organising and leading learning journeys that deepen our relationship with ourselves, others and our planet; rethinking our society, our economy, and our belief systems. I've done this in Ecovillages and intentional regenerative projects and organisations. I am inspired by the holistic and research-based approach that the Ecovillage movement has taken into creating a healthier, more sane future.

     

    Some of the frameworks include Sociocracy, compassionate communication, 8 Shields, Permaculture, Possibility Management, Process Work Psychology, Dragon Dreaming.

  • Events

    Latest Experiments

    Expand the Box Training

    18 - 22 September 2019

    Findhorn Ecovillage, Scotland

    Findhorn Community GEN delegate

    14 - 17 July 2019

    Commune di Bagnaia, Italy

    Practice Expand the Box training (private)

    28 - 30 June 2019

    Lisboa, Portugal

    In Our Power! - Yes to Sustainability 

    Youth Leader and Curriculum designer

    1 - 10 May 2019

    Ängsbacka Community, Sweden

    Participant and collaborator

    20 - 26 April 2019

    Findhorn Foundation, Scotland, UK

    Trainer Path Gathering #1

    Possibility Management next generation of trainers gathering

    4 - 7 April 2019

    Frankfurt, Germany

    Workshop leader - Adult Initiatory Processes for Regenerative Living

    28 February - 5 March 2019

    Uvita, Costa Rica

    Activate your Archetypal Warrior

    Workshop leader (conscious anger work)

    24 January - 14 February (4 Thursdays) 2019

    Findhorn Foundation and Community

    Ecoversities Global Gathering

    Ecoversity co-contributor

    8 - 13 October 2018

     

    Swaraj University - Udaipur, India

    With Clinton Callahan, Anne-Chloé Destremau & Jake Jay-Lewin

    22 - 29 July 2018

    Portugal

    Findhorn Community GEN delegate & Workshop leader

    5 - 14 July 2018

    Lilleoru, Estonia

    With Jake Jay-Lewin

    22 April 2018 

    Findhorn Foundation and Community, Scotland UK

  • Testimonials

    Polination in action

    Laura Vass

    I highly appreciated the soft, calm and compassionate approach that Vera took, at the same time staying powerful, centered, encouraging, and showing incredible capacity of insight into my situation. To me, her softness was heart opening. After a first time experience that had left me with more doubting than curiosity, experiencing her Possibility Management was the beginning of a journey going much further and deeper than before.

    Barry Hogenes

    In my experience, the coaching session with Vera allowed me, or I allowed myself during it, to express very intense feelings. It made me realise I was on an emotional rollercoaster. I felt much anger and anxiety, which go hand in hand. Months later, I found out that the underlying emotion of it all was deep sadness

    The technique acts as some sort of ignition source, actively setting things on fire. One of the first sparks to get my spirit burning again

  • Connect with me

    Are you ready to SOAR?