Align Your Lifestyle, Purpose & Passion with Climate Action!
Climate Action Coaching for a Thriving Planet and a Thriving You!
Hi! I'm Kelly, a Climate Action OT, Coach & Catalyst.
More importantly, I am a MOM ON A MISSION to mobilize concerned women everywhere to heed the call of Mother Earth. I want to catalyze passionate climate action to send a powerful message to our youth that we've got their backs!
Are you stuck in anxiety and overwhelm about the recent IPCC report?
I want to help you transform your negative emotions about the state of our planet into positive heart-centered action aligned with who you are and what you value most!
Too busy to save the planet? I hear you! I get that its hard to imagine jamming one more thing into an already packed schedule. I am a full time working rehab manager, green team leader, mama, spouse and homesteader. I know busy. I also know how to make climate action doable. And most importantly, I know how to make it fun! I want to help you do the same!
From Anxious to Active and Fear to Fun!
I wear many hats that sensitize me to the gravity of this crisis. None sensitize me more than the hat of mother.
Like decent parents everywhere, I devote a good portion of my precious time to securing a viable future for my daughters. All of the usual stuff of parenting garners the bulk of my attention. Looming in the backdrop is the long term impact of a runaway climate crisis and what that means for my daughter's future.
What disheartens me even more than the crisis itself is how slow we are to respond to it and how little attention we give it on a day to day basis. We busy ourselves with the usual stuff of life while it gains in momentum and our window of opportunity to alter our course narrows.
I am a MOM ON A MISSION to change that. I want to normalize climate solutions and climate resilience talk in our daily conversation. I want to transform eco-anxiety and overwhelm into positive action and fear into fun!.
With the majority of our teens reporting serious anxiety and anger about this crisis, we are on the verge of a mental health epidemic. What worries kids most is our unwillingness to prioritize this work.
Our kids are counting on us to do something NOW. We MUST let them know that we are taking this crisis seriously and teach, by example, how to do this work in a way that doesn’t lead to burnout. It starts at home with us!
Unleash Your Vitality!
As a midwife told me when heading into my 60th hour of homebirth labor, "A birthing woman has boundless reserves of energy to pull from in her time of need!"
We are in the midst of a planetary rebirth and it is taking place through each and every one of us. And we are all in our time of need!
I want to help you tap into your boundless reserves of energy to do your part in rebirthing this planet anew. I want to be a catalyst for purposeful passionate climate action that aligns with a lifestyle that prioritizes what you value most.
How we respond to this crisis is the most vital work of our time. We were born for this and we each have what it takes to do it. This work is hard but it can be hugely satisfying and fun! The past 30 years of my life are a testament to that (see About Me).
Bold climate action is the most important life insurance policy for our children's future that no amount of money can buy.
You are capable of playing way bigger than you currently are. Our world needs YOU to step up and speak out! Our children’s future is on the line. You have unique contributions to make that are needed now more than ever!
You are the leader you have been waiting for. Your time to lead is now!
Are you ready?
Speak Your Truth. Change the World.
Your words plant seeds for that which you wish to create in the world.
As a licensed WomanSpeak Circle Leader, I weave WomanSpeak core curriculum into my transformational climate action coaching program because your heart-voice is one of the most potent tools for change on the planet.
The WomanSpeak curriculum can also be accessed separately through bi-weekly classes. During our circles I will hold safe and sacred space for you to learn the art of embodied, passionate, heart-centered public speaking to share your voice and spread your message while connecting with other women who are passionately committed to making this world a better place too!
WomanSpeak Circles are a safe and transformative space in which you will learn to speak clearly, boldly, honestly, and straight from your heart, so that your words land deep within your listener's heart and inspire them to act too!
What will you experience when you work with me?
When you work with me, your body will be outside and connected to the elements that inspire you. You will engage in activities and exercises that will energize you and help you root, re-wild, and rise organically into a fuller and more vibrant expression of yourself.
I will guide you in weaving together life experiences, occupational choices, professional and vocational training, and that which gives you zest for living, to create a plan that will drive your greening journey through all domains of your life.
Working with me is about slowing down, simplifying, and celebrating the sacred in the ordinary.
It’s about making peace and pursuing a life of passion and purpose.
It’s about growth, regeneration, and loving the world of your dreams into being.
It’s about designing a life that aligns with your heart and vision.
It’s beyond sustainability. It’s about thriving!
It’s beyond ‘leave-no-trace’. It's about leaving footprints that matter and give others a worthy path to follow!
I stand for you being an agent of restoration and change. We will start with diving deep into what you love, what inspires you, and what you want to see more of in the world.
Within what you love are seeds that will help you thrive and create a world in which all beings can thrive too!
You don't need to do everything. Do what calls your heart: effective action comes from love. It is unstoppable, and it is enough. Joanna Macy
What is Regenerative Activism?
Activism tends to conjure images of beating the pavement with a sign and megaphone in hand surrounded by masses of people passionate about a cause. While this kind of activism certainly has its place in response to the climate crisis, it can put the activist on a course collision with burnout and repel others to join in when competing priorities vie for attention.
Regenerative Activism, a term born out of the Extinction Rebellion Movement, calls upon and empowers the activist to be mindful and to initiate systemic change by starting at home first...within one's own body, mind and heart. From there, activism expands in concentric circles to impact one's family, community and ultimately, the world at large.
Regenerative Activism is rooted in deep caring and is restorative and life giving in nature.
Kelly Isabelle DeMarco Climate Action OT, Coach & Catalyst.
National Board Certified Occupational Therapist and Health and Wellness Coach. Meditation and Mindfulness Trainer, Green Team Leader, WomanSpeak Circle Leader, Community Emergency Response Team Certified, Regenerative Homesteader, Partner, Parent.
"And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom." - Anais Nin
"Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." - Dr. Seuss, The Lorax