"June helped us set and clarify our intentions as individuals and as a collective. She helped remind us of the agency and autonomy that we all have— that we CHOOSE to do the work that we do and reclaiming power through that. As a result, our group gained a deeper sense of camaraderie and vulnerability. The group was able to help cleanse that individual self-doubts that we have which was a beautiful purification process. Furthermore, individuals felt affirmed and heard through the exercises that June shared with us. We all left with at least one new tool—especially the power of reframing word choices— that we always can CHOOSE."
"After talking to June and listening attentively to my employees, we invited her to facilitate a workshop on self-care and personal boundaries. The thought of having permission to be vulnerable and raw in a safe space was empowering for my team. By the end of the workshop, we were able to strengthen our trust in each other and honor the challenges we face each day. I recommend working with June Kaeswith if you are a nonprofit organization who is learning ways to adapt to growing the needs in our communities and you’re discouraged by the thought of saying No. With June’s facilitation, I learned that it’s the no’s that help you make the correct yeses on this journey."
-Meymuna Hussein-Cattan (Executive Director & Co-Founder)
"June benefitted our organization immensely by providing our staff with a foundation of greater trust and understanding before we embarked on an intensive multi-day, work retreat. We felt that the foundation she helped us establish resulted in a significant improvement in productivity and satisfaction compared to previous retreats when we did not bring in an outside facilitator. Almost every employee who has participated in previous retreats remarked that June’s services led to us having a retreat with more honest, less charged conversations, and people taking more time to frame their comments thoughtfully and compassionately (while still holding each other accountable to the impacts their comments have on their colleagues).
After June’s services, I personally felt rejuvenated, a greater sense of comradery with colleagues, and recommitted to prioritizing work/life balance for myself and the staff I supervise."
June helped facilitate an artistic mural/montage process with our Youth in Action! (high school youth component from Cabrillo High). During the process, one of the activities she led at the end of some of our art build sessions was a mindful meditation. This was helpful for our youth as they were going through a very busy season with their school work, extracurricular activities, and organizing. As part of the art process she also guided our youth in a talking circle/healing/affirmation activity where our youth leaders were able to go through positive self reflection collectively. The youth said that it was a positive experience that helped them see themselves in a more positive light, that they have worth, that they skills, aspects of them that should be celebrated.