— Rasa Estee, Founder, Certified Coach, Entrepreneur, May 2021
I’m enthusiastic to share that this experiment has been the very thing that gave me the renewed hope; the clear lens to synthesise decades of experience; and the fire that clears the path towards coming back into alignment with my heart’s longings and values.
(You can read more about me and my kind of feminism here).
I’m overjoyed, creatively overflowing, and petrified.
That tracks. :)
Equality: we accord all people, regardless, of their specific features, the same values, rights, autonomy, responsibility, and opportunity.
Agency: we assert that all human beings can determine their own actions as they represent themselves, care for others, and change the world around them.
Whole Humanness: we acknowledge and encourage the qualities of, and differences in human beings' bodies, minds, hearts, relationships, cycles, and development.
Interindependence: we believe that individuals depend on strong communities and communities depend on strong individuals, and neither can succeed without the other. There is no community without the individual, no individual without the community.
Generativity: we support the human need to create, to create conditions, that invite growth, and to care for things outside of ourselves.
(*Learn more about these principles in “Feminism: A Key Idea for Business and Society”, CV. Harquail, 2020. Thanks so much CV!)
I strive for transparency towards authentic (informed) consent. I display my prices, use neither shaming nor judgments in any way, and actively interrogate my language to be more responsible and inclusive.
Coaching is often more of a want rather than a need (i.e.: accessible mental health care). It’s engaged often for a specific goal of behavior change with personalized support and accountability baked in. Nobody needs “fixing” or to “always be working on themselves”.
I share testimonials carefully to divest from mentally triggering sales tactics. It is meant so that potential clients/subscribers can have some transparent information of the kind of coaching container they can co-create with me. We’re all complex humans; there are no cookie-cutter results.
Registration schedules and program rounds are essential for me to provide quality services and maintain a sustainable feminist business. I don’t use a fake-scarcity tactic; you can sign-up and get coached at a time that feels right for you.
I pay everyone - domestic helpers, consultants, artists, etc - according to the minimum living wage applicable in my country and theirs. When I’m unable to (like at the moment), I’d offer a fair trade of services or payment by installment.
If people are collaborating with me on a full-time basis to launch a program, I revenue-share with them.
I’m committed to investing more in my own community, and prioritize the hiring of people with non-dominant identities.
Like many during this global pandemic, my siblings, parents, extended family, and I are also experiencing year-long unemployment, small business struggles and depletion of savings and resources. I’m paying tuition, building a business, living with chronic malaise, and largely contributing to my familyís finances. I need to earn a lot of money, and I do it unapologetically. (Thanks, Kelly Diels!)
There are currently TWO ways to co-create with me:
Intensively: by signing-up to my 12-week online coaching programs; and/or
Every month, there are TWO slots of Turn-On Sessions (2-hour long each) dedicated to my subscribers. Bookings for these sessions are prioritized for non-ongoing clients to ensure fairer access.
I also offer monthly payment plans (without extra fees) for my four-figure 12-week intensives plus fee-reduction support upon request.
Potential clients for my intensives can also book a 2-hour Discovery Session by donating what-you-can to the same non-profits. (Learn more about my ‘booking by donating to non-profits’ scheme below.)
I pledge to refuse speaking engagements and collaborations if there are no involvement of individuals whose lives are the subject matter.
I pledge to refuse collaboration with any organizations or businesses that are pushing an agenda, product, and/or service that are questionable and/or harmful to human thriving and reproductive justice, especially those that reinforces unrealistic beauty and sexual thriving standards. (e.g.: skin-whitening products, vaginal douches, etc.)
I select the three social justice organizations from Indonesia, India, and US respectively as recipients of this scheme. They are chosen for their credible work towards reproductive and social justice goals, especially for non-dominant identities. It is also my way of sharing resources with cultures and peoples that I’ve continued to greatly benefit from.
I also redistribute 10% of my income to organizations and individuals. For 2021, my personal donation will be directed to Indonesian organizations who are leading the movement to push for the passing of the Bill for the Elimination of Sexual Violence.
In my work, I critique patterns, not people. It’s all about contributing to peoples’ thriving and systemic changes. I’m NOT hear to build myself and brand by tearing others down. Any attempt to recruit me into such harmful tomfoolery will usually be met with deafening silence (I won’t be spending ANY energy on it).
I practice citation as a way to signal boost and share the work of people that influence me. There’s so much joy and brilliance, and I fully celebrate it!
My 2021 goals are getting my business off the ground, paying tuition/debts, and getting myself and family to a more financially secure place.
Also, to joyfully coach and connect with my clients and subscribers: writing and refining my offerings. OH. YEAH. :)
My next goal is to invest in more inclusive education in coaching (courses with the Feminist Coach Academy); sex, love, and relationship (Esther Perel, Afrosexology, and Zoya Amirin); and feminist entrepreneurship (courses with Kelly Diels and Trudi LeBron).
Liberatory Sex and Transformation Coaching
I’m currently based in my hometown, Jakarta, INDONESIA.
The capitol city, DKI Jakarta, is located in the northeastern coast of the Java Island; the native land of the Javanese and Sundanese peoples.