of San Luis Obispo Climate Champion, Activist &
America’s Coolest Mayor
Discover how to step forward and stand in your authentic soul — in your life, your community, and beyond.
Find and activate your “why” — what’s in your heart to do... and why it matters now more than ever.
Build skills to effect real change in the public sector, including by running for office or supporting others to do so.
Let’s be honest: if you’re paying attention to what is happening in the world, you are pained by it... and angered at times.
Yet, you know that trying to fix it with old-school activism can bring more burnout than lasting change.
What’s required now is a new way of engaging our social and political evolution that uplifts you and others and results in real healing and lasting positive change.
It’s about standing up, showing up, and stepping up in an authentic and integrated way. It’s the kind of activism that aligns your heart, your values, and your gifts with positive ACTIONS...
Women are at the forefront of this new activism, creating change in big and small ways...
Ignited by our passion, our ethics, and yes, even our anger, we’re standing up and BEING the change. We’re stepping into more positions of influence and power than ever before — from community action groups to elected office.
Many of us are doing it, but we’re ALL being called to influence our political and social institutions to become more conscious, caring, and whole. There’s never been a more important time.
And yet, answering the call can be a daunting challenge. As a compassionate, deep-feeling person, you may have a tendency to take on the problems of the world in unhealthy ways...
You may also feel stuck or reactive, or doubt your ability to create real change...
So, how can you answer the call of our times? How can you bring your wisdom, your fire, and your heart to the search for solutions — without burning out or becoming overwhelmed?
One inspiring woman who’s leading the way to bold, authentic change is here to show you that the secret to effective action lies in your “WHY”...
Renowned mayor, climate change activist, and mindfulness teacher Heidi Harmon is on fire with her why. One of America’s most progressive leaders, she’s serving her second consecutive term as mayor of San Luis Obispo, which she won by mandate. She’s worked with the citizens of her city to establish the most ambitious carbon neutrality goal in the entire United States...
Because her why is climate change.
— Heidi Harmon
Heidi’s initial run for public office came after being elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention representing Bernie Sanders.
Heidi is not only wielding power through her feminine leadership and commitment to civic empathy, she’s modeling a new, holistic way of changing our institutions. A yoga teacher in-training and a spiritual seeker, she cultivates truly loving relationships with her constituents.
Heidi will show you that once you know YOUR why and engage in this deeply authentic way, you open to radical clarity about what you’re here to do and how to do it.
Our World Needs You to Step Forward and Embody Your Feminine Leadership
Sometimes it feels like as a species we’ve really done ourselves in — culturally, politicly, ecologically...
Yet, crisis creates OPPORTUNITY — and you now have the opportunity to embrace this crucial moment and discover how to play your highest role in effecting meaningful and lasting change.
Due to our upbringing, education, and professional lives, many of us have been afforded opportunities that place us in a unique position for advocacy and allyship. We can use our platforms to raise awareness for others, for the planet, and for causes in our local communities...
To play our part in righting injustices and bringing an end to the marginalization and oppression “on our watch,” we must join our hearts and minds with others — and lift the voices of those who have yet to be heard.
— Desmond Tutu
And if you’re reading this, you’re already making a difference…
Because you’re passionate about change, you’re part of the huge shift in consciousness that so many of us are making. You likely realize that with every thought, with every action, the choice to create change is YOURS — whether you’re advocating for peaceful solutions to gun violence, or organizing local community groups in support of another issue close to your heart.
Get Equipped to Respond to the Needs of Our Time
In Mayor Harmon’s 7-week training, you’ll receive important practical information to empower an authentic AND effective feminine leadership so you can step forward and stand in your power — in your life, your community, and beyond.
As a leading champion for change, Heidi will show you how to:
- Use a simple, profound 5-step visualization process to find your why (what’s in your heart to do and why it matters)
- Embody feminine leadership as the key to the change we need — personally and collectively — whether your focus is big or small (it’s paramount either way)
- Move from where you are now as a woman to where you want us to be as a society
- Overcome internal and external barriers to acting on your values
- Cultivate your capacity for fierceness and courage through the essential ingredient for catalyzing change that every woman needs: self-care
- Prioritize your spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing to sustain your passion and avoid burnout
- Be part of a strong community of women who witness and support each other in taking action
- Build a network so you can springboard into action
- Create a process to crystalize your plan
A Unique Opportunity to Be Guided by a Master Activist (Who’s Been Called “America’s Coolest Mayor”!)
In The Heart of Activism for Empowered Women, you’ll learn from an amazing woman who started out as a single, working mom... who was catalyzed into activism by her passion for our planet... and who became the Mayor of San Luis Obispo, winning by 46 votes.
As one of America’s most progressive mayors, Heidi inspires others around the world, igniting passionate civic engagement — all while putting her health and wellness, and her practices of yoga and mindfulness FIRST — so that she has the energy, clarity, and spiritual grounding she needs to show up fully for acts of service.
If you’re ready to step into your power too...
If you’re ready to nourish yourself so you can be more effective in your community and around the world...
Heidi will show you how to step into your unique contribution and make your unique impact. She will help you find and fulfill your destiny path so that you can know, at the end of your life, that you gave your best to leave a better planet for the next generation.
What You’ll Discover in These 7 Weeks
In this 7-week transformational intensive, Heidi will guide you through the fundamental skills and competencies you’ll need to step into authentic and effective feminine leadership or positive change. Live teachings, interactive training sessions, and experiential practices with Heidi will give you a complete holistic understanding of the skills and principles you’ll need to find your why, step into your destiny, and make your most meaningful contribution to our world.
Module 1: The Heart of Activism
While the turmoil we’re contending with likely breaks your heart (or makes your blood boil with rage), one thing it’s also doing is giving you a sacred opportunity to make critical choices about how to stand up and act. How does your deep-seated, authentic passion DRIVE you to show up fully and answer the call? In this module, you’ll dive into practical ways to create heart-level change. You’ll also:
- Discover small action steps you can take to create big change, in all forms of activism — from personal to public
- Be given powerful exercises to discern your calling, share your wisdom, and pinpoint your direction
- Dispel myths about transformational work and activism
- Explore what feminine leadership is and isn’t — and why it’s become a mandate for transformation
- Examine the similarities and differences between feminine leadership and leading with the feminine
- Delve into how feminine leadership applies to men
- Explore how women’s roles and girls’ roles connect with politics and spirituality
- Find out precisely how to turn spiritual ideas into inspiredaction
And to help you embody feminine leadership, you’ll be given daily practicesfor mindfulness, active listening, gratitude, forgiveness, and self-care — plus empowering yoga poses and other somatic exercises.
Module 2: Identifying Your Unique WHY — Aligning With Your Authentic Self
Have you had glimpses, moments, or times in your life when you knew what you were meant to do? Knowing your sacred why is essential to authentic activism and a fulfilling life. Once you know your why, you open to a radical clarity about what you’re here to do. In this module, you’ll identify your why, and how to shape how you show up in the world through your why. You’ll also:
- Hear a vulnerable personal story as Heidi shares her experience of not having known her why (not to mention who, how, or what)
- Find out exactly how Heidi and others started showing up to their calling by identifying their why
- Step into a simple, profound 5-step visualization process to tune in to your why
- Dive even deeper into the discovery of your why during the small-group session, where you’ll have the chance to ask each other clarifying questions, support one another, and see what resonates
- Practice an embodied meditation to strengthen your motivation and get crystal clear on what your why calls you to
- From yourwhy, begin to answer, “Is this mine to do?”
Module 3: What Is Yours to Do in the World
How do you practice authentic activism as a revolutionary act, from the inside out? To paraphrase Eckhart Tolle, “Don’t ask what you want to do — ask what the world wants to do through you.” In this module, you’ll dive deep into what you’re being called to do — and you’ll become more equipped. You’ll also:
- Be given practices for living your values – so your values translate into activism
- Start overcoming internal barriers to acting on your values
- Discover how to simplify from all the things you’re doing, distilling down to the core of where your heart screams “YES!”
- Find out how to make your passion focused, productive, meaningful, and life-giving
- Explore practices for stepping back in order to step up, getting quiet to get loud
- Examine your unique gifts, skills, and talents
- Identify what makes you uncomfortable, what makes you scared, and where you need growth
- Delve into the critical skill of civic empathy
Module 4: Facing the Naysayers (Internal & External)
How do you practice the heart of activism while facing inner and outer critics? Challenges give us opportunities to better ourselves and our world. In this module, you’ll get tools and a framework for handling the challenges of criticism and converting them into energy for creating positive change. You’ll also explore:
- Righteous rage
- Strategies to start getting comfortable outside your comfort zone
- How to address the shadow/inner critic and limiting beliefs
- How society or individuals send you the message that you’re not ready or not good enough (and how to love past that scorn)
- The power of naming the negativity and discouragement — and seeing the opportunity in the experience
- How to identify, name, and experience a feeling, and then set it aside
Module 5: Self-Care — Sustaining Your Why
How do you ensure personal wellness in order to create local and global wellness? In this module, you’ll cultivate your capacity for fierceness and courage through the essential ingredient for catalyzing change that every woman needs: self-care. You’ll also:
- Discover why self-care isn’t just about baths and facemasks — and what YOU need to keep your mind, body and spirit healthy
- Build a lifestyle that doesn’t burn you out, but deeply fulfills you
- Practice breathing as a radical act of service, and feel what justice feels like in your body
- Practice “what’s good for the body is good for the planet,” through your shopping and nutrition choices
- Receive practices for nourishing your body and nourishing your soul so you can nourish the world
- Examine to what extent self-care and beauty connect with public image
- Dive into the critical democratization of wellbeing
Module 6: Building a Network for Your Next Steps (Integration) — Springboard Into Activism
How can you thoughtfully and inclusively implement your why into the work you do in the world? And how can you call the world not just to justice but to JOY? In this module, you’ll delve into how to create a circle of support and tap into like-minded communities and resources. You’ll also explore:
- How to connect to what’s happening in our communities with awareness, vulnerability, and action
- A framework to guide you in creating a network of supportive allies
- Frontline communities, the movements that are happening inside of them, and what they need
- How those who are closest to the pain are closest to the solution
- Critical strategies for active listening
- Ways to bring together the collective agendas of the many to a multidimensional, unified, actionable vision
- How to lift up others, address conflict, and harmonize polarities while tearing down the hierarchy
- Using the power of the potluck to start conversations, build relationships, and support each other in our why
Module 7: Leadership — Movement-Building That Inspires
What does sacred leadership look like as we engage our world to move progress forward? In this module, we’ll dive into an interactive conversation about educating and inspiring others. Heidi will share more deeply about her experiences as a civic leader and community organizer — and invite you to share your experiences and hopes for moving your “why” forward and inspiring others to join you. You’ll also:
- Receive tools to empower you to join or form local groups — so you can create momentum around key issues and your why
- Review the characteristics that leaders you admire embody
- Explore how movement-building is about saying “YES!” to your own why by showing up as uniquely you
- Determine your commitment and the value of writing sacred contracts
- Be guided through a process to crystalize your plan
The Heart of Activism Bonus Collection
(Valued at Over $300.00!)
In addition to Heidi’s transformative 7-week virtual course, you’ll receive these powerful training sessions with leading visionaries and teachers. These bonus sessions complement the course and promise to take your understanding and practice to an even deeper level.
Practical Strategies to Evolve Our Democracy
Audio Dialogue With Stephen Dinan and Mark Gerzon
In this exciting dialogue between two spiritually-based political authors, Mark and Stephen explore how to combine the principles of trans partisanship with consciousness work and specific reforms to lead America in the right direction. They talk about the inner shifts required to be a “sacred citizen,” how to constructively bridge partisan divides, and how to apply the principles of “political cross-training” to forge better solutions that integrate the wisdom of left and right. Stephen’s book, Sacred America, Sacred World, has inspired rave reviews from across the political spectrum and charts the path to a lasting evolution of our democracy by focusing on unifying solutions and a higher vision for our country.
Stephen Dinan is the CEO of The Shift Network and a member of the prestigious Transformational Leadership Council and Evolutionary Leaders groups. As the former Director of Membership and Marketing at the Institute of Noetic Sciences, he was the driving force behind the Shift in Action program, which grew to 10,000 paying members. He is also the author of Radical Spirit and Sacred America, Sacred World. Stephen directed and helped create the Esalen Institute’s Center for Theory & Research, a think tank for leading scholars, researchers and teachers to explore human potential frontiers.
Spiritual Evolution & the Political Process
Audio Dialogue With Gregg Braden and Stephen Dinan
Join Stephen Dinan as he interviews Gregg Braden, who’s best known as a scientist and new paradigm leader who also has fascinating insights into American history and the role of the warrior in creating a world at peace. There was a time when we could draw a line between politics and our everyday lives, but no longer. The political process is what creates the social and legal environments that allow us to live the way we choose to live in our hearts. Stephen and Gregg discuss finding sustainable ways to solve the problems that we find on our doorstep today.
Gregg Braden is an American author who wrote about the 2012 phenomenon and became noted for his claim that the magnetic polarity of the earth was about to reverse. Braden argued that the change in the earth’s magnetic field might have effects on human DNA. He’s also argued that human emotions affect DNA and that collective prayer may have healing physical effects. He’s published many books through Hay House publishing. In 2009, his book, Fractal Time, was on the The New York Times bestseller list.
Conscious Politics: Why It’s Critical to Bring the Language & Values of Love & Justice Into Politics
Audio Dialogue With Marianne Williamson
Marianne Williamson has spent the majority of her life immersed in spiritual teachings, and inspiring others with her Course of Miracles program, teaching and talks. Seeing how politicians often fail to ground their work in spiritual teachings and values, Marianne ran for public office in 2014 in an effort to change the nature of political discourse from one simply focusing on economic entitlements and political rights to one steeped in universal spiritual values. We will explore what inspired her to make this shift, why she believes it is so important for other spiritual practitioners to become more politically engaged, what conscious politics can look like, and how to infuse political speech and action with both the words and values of love, generosity, kindness and justice.
Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed lecturer, activist, and author of four #1 New York Times bestselling books. She has been one of America’s most well known public voices for more than three decades and is now a candidate for the 2020 U.S. presidential election. Seven of her 12 published books have been New York Times bestsellers and Marianne has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Good Morning America, and Bill Maher. A quote from the mega best seller A Return to Love, “Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...” is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers.
What People Are Saying About Heidi Harmon...
“... a unique ability to engage folks into being a part of positive change."
Heidi Harmon has everything San Luis Obispo needs in a mayor – vision, experience, approachability, and love. She is a community advocate with a unique ability to engage folks into being a part of positive change. A strong advocate for social justice, Heidi Harmon’s commitment to grassroots organizing will empower all of us to engage in the work needed to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable community. She has already transformed our community for the better. Heidi Harmon inspires me. As Mayor, she will create a community that I’m proud to live in.
— Matt Klepfer, Student at Cal Poly and President of Cal Poly Queer Student Union
“... impressed with Heidi’s ability to recognize today’s unique challenges and opportunities...”
We were on the Chamber’s Vision Committee together, and I was so impressed with Heidi’s deep understanding of our complex local economy and its relationship to our natural environment, her authentic desire to represent all segments of the community, and her ability to recognize today’s unique challenges and opportunities.
— Dave Garth, Chamber CEO for 39 Years
“Heidi cares about every member of our community and works tirelessly to make sure that every one of us has a voice.”
Heidi cares about every member of our community and works tirelessly to make sure that every one of us has a voice. Under her leadership, SLO City has done more than ever before to advance our city’s fight against climate change.
— Eric Veium, energy engineer
“... effective at rallying others to get involved in causes they care about.”
Before Mayor Harmon was elected it was clear that she was committed to her SLO community, passionate about climate change, an excellent listener and was effective at rallying others to get involved in causes they cared about. Now in office, Mayor Harmon continues to shine those strengths, and demonstrates an ability to work cohesively with the rest of the council members and staff, even when there is disagreement. She has a knack for asking intelligent questions and sometimes pointed questions without being condescending. She has demonstrated her capability as mayor.
— Laura Slaughter
“She has inspired me personally to become a more active participant in our city.”
As an organizer, I believe she is especially talented at recognizing local people and inspiring them to contribute to the betterment of our community. She has inspired me personally to become a more active participant in our city. As a leader, she has a vision along with the confidence and fortitude to lead our community into a sustainable future. We are lucky to have her.
— Kristen Hazard, Founder of Suntoucher, LLC
“... does a stellar job of uniting people to educate themselves and take part in the democratic process...”
She is a capable, strong feminine force here on the central coast. Always fighting for the protection of the environment on a local and global level. She believes in this community....and does a stellar job of uniting people to educate themselves and take part in the democratic process here in San Luis Obispo.
— Shy Smith
“... creatively solving complex issues to benefit the greater good...”
As a community organizer, delegate and Emerge California graduate, Heidi comes with experience and a fresh perspective; both necessary traits for understanding and creatively solving complex issues to benefit the greater good of all concerned.”
— Erika Feresten, leadership coach
Join the Global Community
Activist to Elected offers some of the most advanced online teachings currently available, in a thriving global community of learning and practice.
This international community is at the leading edge of a global movement of people who are committed to manifesting a better world for all beings. This emerging planetary movement is rooted in an open heart and stands for the principles of mutual support, cooperation, harmony, and reverence for all of life.
Here’s What You’ll Receive
Seven 90-Minute Class Sessions With Heidi Harmon
Experience a rare opportunity to learn with Mayor Heidi Harmon of San Luis Obispo — from the comfort of your own home. Each class session includes a live streaming video option and guides you to discover specific skills and abilities to “do politics” in a conscious, deeply fulfilling way that changes the conversation and builds the future we know is possible.
Seven Video Recordings of Class Sessions
The video will be available for you to download or stream in high-quality format. You can watch anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven Audio Recordings of Class Sessions
The audio will be available for you to download in high-quality MP3 format. You can listen anytime and anywhere — on any connected device and at your convenience.
Seven PDF Transcripts of Class Sessions
In addition to the high-quality videos and MP3 audios, you’ll also receive the entire class transcription in PDF format. You can then review, print, and highlight the most important insights and practices you were given.
Interactive Exercises and Questions for Each Lesson
Between class sessions, you’ll have the option of completing related exercises, practicing new tools, and answering questions to accelerate your learning and integrate each week’s lesson.
The Activist to Elected Bonus Collection
- Practical Strategies to Evolve Our Democracy
Audio Dialogue With Stephen Dinan and Mark Gerzon
- Spiritual Evolution & the Political Process
Audio Dialogue With Gregg Braden and Stephen Dinan
- Conscious Politics: Why It’s Critical to Bring the Language & Values of Love & Justice Into Politics
Audio Dialogue With Marianne Williamson
An Unprecedented Opportunity to Join the Activist to Elected Virtual Training
We feel honored Heidi Harmon has chosen to partner with The Shift Network to offer this exclusive online training. This is a rare opportunity to learn from climate change activist, yogi, and America’s “Coolest” Mayor, whose powerful insights and pioneering work are helping us use our power to create new possibilities in our communities and around the world.
Through this powerful online format, you’ll not only save time and money on workshop costs (plus travel, accommodations, and meals — which would cost thousands of dollars), you’ll be able to benefit from Heidi’s incredible teachings and exercises from the comfort of your home — and at your own pace!
If you’re serious about creating positive change in your life, your community, and around the world, then you owe it to yourself, your loved ones, and our planet to take this one-of-a-kind training.
If you’re ready to find your why and live your destiny, click the register button below to reserve your space now.
Your Satisfaction Is 100% Guaranteed!
Your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed! If you don’t absolutely LOVE The Heart of Activism with Heidi Harmon — or don’t feel that it meets your needs — please contact our friendly Support Team on or before May 8, 2019 and we’ll happily issue you a refund.
About Heidi Harmon
Heidi Harmon is the Mayor of San Luis Obispo, California. She won her election on November 8, 2016. Her run for public office came after being elected a delegate to the Democratic National Convention representing Bernie Sanders.
Heidi is an experienced community organizer, climate change activist, and public speaker with a track record of success in impacting positive change through coalition building, policy advocacy, and public education.
She was also an early childhood educator in San Luis Obispo for many years and continues to teach a music program for young children.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What’s a virtual course?
A: It’s a great way to engage live and pre-recorded teachings and each other from the comfort of your home! All you need is a computer, mobile device, or telephone. If there’s more than one person in your household taking the course, you’ll each need your own connection. We use Zoom videoconferencing to make it just like an in-person event, where you can ask questions and deepen your exploration of the course themes.
There’s no additional charge for connecting to Zoom with your computer or mobile device. Please note that dialing Zoom from your telephone is a toll call; your telephone service provider will charge you according to your existing long-distance calling plan. International access numbers are available.
“I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever...”
I had never participated before in an online course. The packaging, presentation, inclusion, and Facebook postings created a wonderful, safe cocoon within which to participate. I’ve never seen a course so well put together ever — not in all the years of taking college classes — and I had my doubts about doing an online course. The wealth of organization and ease of learning materials and support made this fun as well.
— Claudia F., Medford, Massachusetts