shake the foundations • nourish the roots

PARADIGM is a 13-month intensive for leaders, coaches, healers, therapists, teachers, and facilitators committed to relational leadership, people before process, and depth over speed.

In your work with other humans, you lead, coach, heal, teach or facilitate, and want to listen and love with more skill, ease, depth, clarity, integrity, and impact.

You have an established human-centered practice or business and want to learn and grow in intimate community with James-Olivia and a tiny-group of like-hearted folks.

You recognize your contribution… and there’s more inside you that will require you to hone your skills, build your capacity, and cultivate right relationship in the face of difference.

You want to inhabit and lead from a paradigm of sovereignty.

The Focus: You.
You are the program.

Your leadership.
Your learning.
Your sovereignty.
Your relationships.
Your commitments.
Your responsibilities.
Your skills and capacity.
Your vision.
Your values.
Your legacy.
Your integrity.
Your community.
Your impact.
Your humanity and joy.

The Structure: 13 months — monthly workshops via zoom + monthly 1:1 thought partnering conversations + in-person closing gathering

  • Relating Skills Intensive
  • Monthly 2-day workshop intensives
  • 6-Day in-person gathering
  • Regular 1:1 conversations with James-Olivia & with a program partner
  • Ongoing monthly community of practice (after program ends)

The Dates: February 2024 to February 2025

Via Zoom:
(Thursdays & Fridays – 11am-6pm Eastern)

  • February 1 & 2
  • March 7 & 8
  • April 4 & 5
  • May 2 & 3
  • June 6 & 7
  • July 11 & 12
  • August 1 & 2
  • September 5 & 6
  • October 10 & 11
  • November 7 & 8
  • December 5 & 6
  • January 9 & 10

In person gathering/closing retreat (Chicago, IL)

  • February 10-15 (Monday-Friday – 9am-5pm, Saturday 10am-2pm local time)

The Cost: $15,000

The Facilitator: James-Olivia Chu Hillman

Hi! I’m James-Olivia. I am a friend to humans who love and lead, a facilitator and enthusiastic advocate of uncomfortable, extraordinary, life-changing conversations, a foundation shaker and root nourisher, and fellow work-in-progress (i.e. avid & grateful maker of mistakes).

I ask exquisitely rude questions & I cherish exquisitely honest (and sometimes squirmy) answers. This is one of the ways I love.

I believe the conversation is the relationship, and that in Right Relationship there is room for us (you and me and everyone) to show up with our whole selves. I believe neither freedom nor joyful connection can be sustained without combining relentless compassion with the disobedience of inquiry.

In my own life and in my work with individuals, partners, teams, and organizations, I actively seek out and engage in the conversations that radically alter our most important relationships — with ourselves, our loved ones, our work, the world, and everything.

To inquire about Paradigm 2024-2025, send me a little note.
I’d love to share a conversation with you.

Shake the foundations. Nourish the roots.