I am Pamela Slim, and Darryl and I co-founded the K'é Community Lab, where we provide space, healing and support for BIPOC entrepreneurs in our local community. I am also a long-time business coach and writer. Here is more about our project:
In his mentoring services, Darryl works with select wellness and healing professionals who are willing to learn more about his wellness approach. They work together to more clearly define their idea of what healing is, as well as their own identity as a person and healer.
Darryl and I talk through ways to honor how he shares his medicine ways and teachings with different communities while also attending to our real-world needs as parents of college-age children and all that entails.
Traditionally within the Diné community, there are known ways to provide mentoring for the next generation of healers.
When working outside of his clan community, we approach Darryl's services as any wellness educator would, while knowing that there is not such a clear delineation of "I give you this fee and you give me this service," since when prayer is involved, sometimes time and preparation do not fit neatly into hourly containers, as it would for a coach or a therapist. Darryl often spends hours or days getting ready for a one or two hour session, involving prayer, visits to the desert to gather medicine, and preparation of medicine bundles.
Here are ways to engage with Darryl to honor this balance:
Darryl meets with mentoring clients on an an individual basis to determine their vision and interests. He then makes a plan with them to determine a timeframe and structure for the mentoring.
This could include:
Sign up process:
We would love to hear about you and your vision for mentoring. Please send an email to email@example.com and we will share more about the process.
If you are ready to schedule a session, see "Sign up process" at the end of the column to the left.