We require each other in unexpected collaborations and combinations, in hot compost piles.

We become-with each other or not at all.

Donna J Haraway

Composting with Keri Jarvis

Powered by The Portal.

You’re invited to gather with us for an experimental collaboration over the next 3 months.

Maybe you are feeling…

  • Disconnection
  • The draw of despair
  • Confusion about how to honour your own daily reality within the context of the crises unfolding around us and through us
  • Like you’ve learned just enough to make you realise how little you know

Perhaps you are longing for…

  • People who share your deep concern for the world
  • Places to practice your wholeness & develop your thinking
  • Sites of radical imagination without ridicule
  • Rehearsal spaces for healthy relation

“The spaces Keri creates are like fertile little gardens of ideas, experiences and supportive reflections, developed on rich community soil where empathy abounds. This group work has been incredibly valuable for me, particularly at this moment in time when there is so much to despair about in the world. Having a space to be heard and to hear other people's experiences helped me feel less alone.

Learning new coping mechanisms, ways of thinking, and questions to ask myself in a group of supportive and wise women was a really enriching experience. It's been the highlight of my week.”

How it works

Each month will be guided by a theme, with prompts to consider in advance of our gathering. 
All calls will be at 10am on the second and third Friday of the month. Our space will open on 2nd May.

May - Relation

Exploring and acknowledging the living, evolving contexts of our lives and their impacts on how we show up.

June - Narration

Uncovering the stories that contain our experiences and the ones that might emancipate us.

July - Integration

Claiming the parts of ourselves we have met in this experiment and expanding our capacity for self compassion and acceptance
Expect to experience a gradual disentanglement from ways of being that don’t belong to you and a sense of fortification in who you are becoming. 
Join Composting (at either price outlined below) and you’ll have access to:
  • The monthly prompts for the theme
  • A 1 hour gathering with guided, conversational reflection on what has been revealed for you (or what you may be struggling to uncover)
  • A composting space where we will cultivate connection together
  • A monthly 2 hour Group Coaching Call deepening into the experience of the theme 
  • Additional relevant resources
  • The wider Portal Collective community
Join The Portal Collective (for free) and you’ll have access to:

  • The monthly prompts for the theme will be sent via email
  • The 1 hour monthly gathering with guided, conversational reflection on what has been revealed for you (or what you may be struggling to uncover)
  • The wider Portal Collective community

Relevant dates

May - Relation

Thursday 2nd May: Spaces Open
Friday 3rd May: Prompts are shared to open theme
Friday 10th May: 10am BST Free Gathering
Friday 17th May: 10am BST Group Coaching
Friday 24th May: Prompts are shared to close theme

W.c. 27th May, no planned activity, it’s half term for us, group space remains open

June - Narration

Friday 7th June: Prompts are shared to open theme
Friday 14th June: 10am BST Free Gathering
Friday 21st June: 10am BST Group Coaching
Friday 28th June: Prompts are shared to close theme

Integration

Friday 5th July: Prompts are shared to open theme
Friday 12th July: 10am BST Free Gathering
Friday 19th July: 10am BST Group Coaching
Friday 26th July: Prompts are shared to close theme

“Keri's groups are resourcing, inspiring, hopeful spaces in which I feel deeply accompanied while navigating growth and change.”

Why Composting?

Keri’s relational, developmental approach to coaching is oriented around the perspective that we shape our contexts and our contexts shape us. There’s something too about rot and its role in transformation.

Sally’s vision for The Portal is one where technology mimics nature. Because how we learn shouldn’t be managed or formalised and it is within the compost that new life can form.

We would love for you to join us if you are someone who…

  • Cares deeply about our shared lives now and in the future
  • Is interested in collaborative conjuring of (pockets of) new worlds

Composting is a 3 month initial commitment as you join us in our experimentation. We’ll all decide in July if and how we might continue down this path of becoming different together.

Choose your plan

Full rate

£30/mo
  • The monthly prompts for the theme
  • A 1 hour gathering with guided, conversational reflection on what has been revealed for you (or what you may be struggling to uncover)
  • A composting space where we will cultivate connection together
  • A monthly 2 hour Group Coaching Call deepening into the experience of the theme 
  • Additional relevant resources
  • The wider Portal Collective community

Solidarity rate

£10/mo
Everything in the Full rate.
You're invited to pay £10 a month if you’re unpaid, lowly paid, in financial difficulty or otherwise unable to afford the full price. Capitalist norms tell us each to try to extract as much as possible from one another. We want to be fair to you and we trust you to be fair to us, and each other. 

Free

Sign up to The Portal Collective and:
  • The monthly prompts for the theme will be sent to you via email
  • You will have access to the 1 hour monthly gathering with guided, conversational reflection on what has been revealed for you (or what you may be struggling to uncover)
  • You will benefit from the wider Portal Collective community

Keri Jarvis

Certified Developmental Coach with an Intersectional Feminist lens.
She’s the Co-Founder of (and labourer of love in) Southend Care Bank, a charity seeking to alleviate the impact of hygiene poverty in the local community. She’s certificated by LSE in Inclusive Leadership Through Behavioural Science. Her favourite podcast is If Books Could Kill and her switch off viewing is Superstore. She’s meant to be reclaiming the Irish language of her ancestry but she’s not doing very well so far. 

Sally Burns

Creator of digital learning experiences and founder of The Portal Collective.
I've taken my extensive experience in the online learning world and merged it with my ongoing observation of nature as our teacher and guide. The result is a digital sanctuary for fertile connection, movements and collaboration.

I enjoy being outdoors as much as I enjoy geeking out on a computer.