Cultural Wayfinding:
Self Work for World Work

A 12 week inner leadership journey for changemakers, activists and those who know another world is possible. 

 An inner leadership journey to detox from capitalism, steward your power & find what’s yours to do in this time.

Bridging Self & System.


The old paradigm of changemaking says inner work is something that’s ‘nice to have’ or bonus. It’s only necessary to keep up with the demands & urgency of capitalism. 

But this paradigm is dated and no longer works.

Cultural Wayfinding facilitates leadership based on a new story.

One that sees self work and world work as intricately connected.

That knows inner work isn’t just for resiliency, or pushing through, but 𝘯𝘦𝘤𝘦𝘴𝘴𝘢𝘳𝘺 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘤𝘩𝘢𝘯𝘨𝘦 𝘪𝘵𝘴𝘦𝘭𝘧.

In this program, we’ll be going to the root of capitalism & patriarchy, their manifestations of burnout & perfectionism, and developing the inner leadership skills to Get Free and Remake The World.

Cultural Wayfinding

As cultural wayfinders, we need to not just navigate the world as it is, but the world as it could be.

This requires 3 things.

First, that we Get Free. That we detox from the toxic elements of patriarchal capitalism, & its manifestations of scarcity and shame which hold us back, and keep the status quo in place.

Because systems have a mindset, and challenging that allows deep change from the inside out.

Second, that we Steward Our Power. That we learn to claim power and  wield it ethically. That we can read a room for power, understand power dynamics, as well as how to shift and share power.

That we learn to honour the wisdom of our emotions, and the power they offer. 

Lastly, that we Find What’s Ours to do in this time. That we vision & seed more just & loving communities.

Because we can’t do everything, but we can do our thing to help remake the world. 

This can be challenging if you’re stuck in burnout cycles, or weighed down with perfectionism and imposter syndrome.  It’s even harder to do when you don’t have community, or you feel alone in your vision of a new world.

That’s why Cultural Wayfinding was developed.

To heal systems of harm from the inside out.

To listen to the emergent callings of this time. 

To give you the tools & community you need to remake your world. 

Here’s the Breakdown…

Week 1: Self Work as World Work 

We break down the relationship between self work and world work as you learn the stories that shape our world

This lesson you’ll also get a good opportunity to connect with your fellow cohort and set some group intentions for the program.

Laying the groundwork of ‘getting free’ you’ll learn to identify the belief patterns of patriarchy and capitalism and the ways we have internalised them, as well as how story and system interconnect.

Weeks 2: Perfectionism & The Patriarchy

Perfectionism is about control, and a natural response to a lack of power.

It’s also a form of internalised patriarchy and capitalism that says you’re never quite enough. 

Getting free means unlearning the ways we have internalised patriarchy, leading to self-doubt, perfectionism, and self-shaming.

“When the forms of an old culture are dying, the new culture is created by a few people who are not afraid to be insecure.”

Rudolf Bahro


Week 3: Capitalism, Scarcity & Abundance 

Cultivating an abundance mindset isn’t about pretending inequity doesn’t exist.

It’s untangling ourselves from the false scarcity emedded in capitalism and patriarchy. It’s learning to meet our physical, spiritual and emotional needs.

Because overworking doesn’t change the world.

Burnout doesn’t change the world.

And buying your way to power doesn’t change the world if you haven’t gotten free.

Week 4: Know Your Power

If we want to be powerful changemakers…

If we want to rewrite cultural stories….

If we want to be part of making love & justice accessible for all…

Then we need to trust and understand our own power.

This week you’ll learn about paradigms of power, the difference between power, domination & control, and how you can embody power that is just & regenerative.

Week 5: Wielding Power

Knowing your power is one thing.

Understanding how to steward and share power is another.

We’ll be looking at power dynamics and healthy, ethical ways of challenging them.

‘Cause we got things to do in this world, and power is what we need to get them done.

Week 6: Love Your Anger

Anger has an important place in changemaking – it’s a just and moral response.  But when we don’t know how to relate to it, its spark can quickly become an all consuming fire which churns us up and burns us out. 

When we haven’t understood our anger in relationship to our power, it can be even more volatile. 

This lesson you’ll be exploring your relationship to anger, how you can use it as a guide in your change-work, and its role as a gatekeeper to anxiety, grief and love.

Week 7: Emotions, Callings & Reading the Compass

There’s no map for getting from where we are to where we want to be because we haven’t been there before as a collective.

Still, we need a compass.

That’s what our emotions, body-sensations & callings are for.

To guide us into our most meaningful path.

As cultural wayfinders, we’re making the map as we walk.

Week 8: Vision & Seed

This week is a chance to go within and reimagine the world and your role in changemaking.

You’ll be entering an imaginary time machine to the future, where you visit a world that has experienced the the biggest transformation of all time.

Holding this vision, you’ll identify ways to start seeding this world into reality, matching your values to your thoughts, words and actions.

Week 9: Leading through the Unknown

No longer do we mimic the top down/hierarchical, hustle culture leadership of old.

Instead, we allow space for a new collaborative form of leadership to emerge. One based on listening, reflection and space for emergence.

We’ll be exploring leadership as a co-creative field, and the conditions we need to create for true regenerative leadership. 

Who’s this for?

Folx who are committed to creating a flourishing & thriving world for all.

Who are committed to uprooting scarcity & shame from the inside out.

That know self-help without collective liberation is capitalism in disguise

So whether you’re an changemaker, activist, feminist, liberation seeker, non profit director, healer, artist or coach – whatever outward form your work takes – if you know another world is possible, this is for you. 

Every session left me full of ideas, thoughts, questions, and a much deeper understanding of myself and my purpose in this world. I loved this course – and all the wonderful people from all over the world who shared this space – and, while so thankful to have been involved, I’m quite sad that it has come to an end. Thank you, Laura, for creating this thought-provoking and inspiring program!


How does the course run? 

Cultural Wayfinding consists of 9 live 90-minute sessions over 12 weeks. 

Integration weeks with group embodiment & meditation sessions are built in to week 4, 8 & 12 to give you space to process the material.

Lessons are live and interactive*.  They’ll consist of a short talk at the beginning on the week’s topic, followed by facilitated breakouts & group discussion.

I believe we learn best when we can interact with the material, ask questions and hear others speak.

This program is also about community, offering a chance to get to know other changemakers on their inner journey.

While the below cohorts run simultaneously, it is not possible to swap between them. Please choose the time that works best for you. 

 Cohort 1: Best for Europe & North America

First Session: Tuesday, 27 February 2024
Final Session: Tuesday, 14 May 2024

Sessions run on Tuesdays at 10:30am Pacific | 1:30pm Eastern time.

With variation some weeks for daylight savings changes, this is typically 6:30pm UK | 7:30pm CET

Cohort 2: Best for Australia & North America


What is Wayfinding?

Ever seen Moana?
“It’s called wayfinding, princess. It’s not just sails and knots, it’s seeing where you’re going in your mind. Knowing where you are by knowing where you’ve been.”

Disney aside, the early Polynesian voyagers were some of the most incredible wayfinders & sailors in history. They were able to travel thousands of kilometres across the Pacific ocean navigating by the sun, stars, and subtle changes of the natural world. 

Cultural Wayfinding is influenced by this skill.  It’s navigating ourselves away from toxic social conditioning, toward a more just, loving & regenerative world – that place you can feel with your heart, even if your eyes can’t see it yet.

It is with deep respect and gratitude that the term Wayfinding is used.

“What is even more astonishing is that the entire science of wayfinding is based on dead reckoning. You only know where you are by knowing precisely where you have been and how you got to where you are.” – Wade Davis

I loved the frameworks in Cultural Wayfinding that made room for complexity, compassion and care for self and the collective.

The sessions Laura facilitated alongside the wisdom and energy of other participants were a great space to reflect, connect and process the challenges and opportunities in creating worlds that serve all of us.

Sienna, Australia

This course helped me better understand the many systemic forces that lead to feelings of exhaustion and frustration that I have experienced, and see in other women business owners I work with. It provided me with tools and resources to get clarity for myself and for my community-building work. Laura is a thoughtful, relatable and very knowledge course leader; I appreciated her kindness and guidance throughout the three months we worked together.

Doreen Ashton Wagner, Business Sisters | Consoeurs En Affaires, Ontario, Canada

This was simultaneously thought-provoking and an affirmation of what is increasingly recognised as the vital inner and outer work of system change. The focus on unpacking the effects of Capitalism, Patriarchy and Separation, and applying a framework for how our mindsets and behaviours are shaped by these systems, has been really useful in my practice and in coaching others. Laura draws on a wide ranging of thinking and theory, as well as art and poetry, to shape some really solid foundations for this lifelong work of un-learning and re-imagining. 

Alison, Australia


Cultural Wayfinding is an investment in our personal and collective flourishing.

This three month program costs $1100 AUD (approx $700 USD).

Refund information can be found in the FAQ.


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$AUD 1100

(approx $700 USD)

Payment Plan

$AUD 366.67 / x3

(approx $232 USD x 3 months)

Coaching Upgrade


Cultural Wayfinding is about making deep change in the world. It’s about creating the inner and outer conditions we need to thrive – personally and collectively.

Often we can deepen, integrate and embody these conditions much faster with 1:1 support.

This coaching pack is designed to support you in your leadership journey, and you can learn more about my approach to coaching here.

This upgrade pack includes 6 coaching sessions in addition to the Cultural Wayfinding course, coordinated at a mutually beneficial time and schedule.

Coaching + Course

In Full

$AUD 2900

(approx $1900 USD)

Coaching + Course

Payment Plan

$AUD 725 x 4

(approx $476 USD x 4 months)


What are the dates of the program?

Cultural Wayfinding will begin on February 27, 2024, with the final session on May 14, 2024. Two cohorts run simultaneously at 1:30pm Eastern and 6pm Eastern to suit multiple timezones; please note as daylight savings changes throughout the course, the session time may change in your zone.  

If you have any questions please just reach out!

How much time do I need to allow each week?

Live sessions are 90 minutes, and this is where the majority of the content is delivered. Allow about 30-45 minutes for the workbook and reflection prompts.

You're Running Two Different Cohorts... can I mix and match?

No, unfortunately. While some exceptions may be made on occasion, these two groups run parallel to assist those in different time zones, but do not allow for ‘swap’ times each week.

The cohorts only differ by the time the live sessions are taking place; everything else is the same. 

If you have any questions please reach out.

Payment Plans

There is the option to pay the fee over 3 or 4 months.

I don’t beleive in charging extra for payment plans, so the overall price will be the same as the full price.

if you need another option that can probably work. Just email me at laura@laurahartley.com

What if I'm away and miss a session?

No problem. While I do recommend joining as many live as you can, each session will be recorded and you can watch the replay. Each week will have an accompanying workbook you can also follow along in.


Please note there are no refunds once you sign up.  This course is run at a low cost, and as a small business refunds cannot be processed for change of mind or availability.  If you cannot join this course for reasons of illness or caretaking, we can talk about exchanging the value of this course into coaching sessions or other programs. Just email me to discuss.


I reserve a small amount of my course spots for Pay What You Can scholarships, with priority given to unwaged activists.

Pay What You Can scholarships will be invited to join and and pay within their means and spirit, with a minimum payment of $50 USD.

The number of scholarships I can offer is tied to the number of participants in the course.

If you would like a scholarship, please email me at laura@laurahartley.com with your name, location, and why you want to join this course.

Scholarships will be responded to by February 23, 2024.

I'm in the wrong time zone! Will you run another?

Yes, I will run another! I’m not sure when though, so if you’d like to work together and this course doesn’t work in your timezone, I recommend checking my 1:1 options here.

Also, reach out and let me know where you are! It helps me pick the best times for future courses.

Contact Me

Have questions or want to chat whether this is right for you? Just email me below.