FEELREAL is a social platform that convenes skilled Spaceholders and connects them to the individuals & organizations that need their services. Rooted in the principles of restorative justice, we expand opportunities for meaningful dialogue and community-building to deepen relationships and advance the goals of inclusion, mindfulness, and social wellness within and across public and organizational settings.
To co-create a just and sustainable world by holding space for the magic of human connection.
A just and sustainable world where authentic relationships are the cultural priority for humanity.
In this world, we all have access to empowering experiences that fulfill our fundamental need for supportive community.
Together we slow down and heal the trauma of unjust systems to co-create a joyful future of holistic wellbeing.
In a word—liberation.
Interdependence—Recognize that we are all connected. Stand in solidarity and work toward accessibility, dignity, and liberation for people and planet.
Community—Commit the time, energy, and space to build authentic relationships through every interaction. Embody interdependence in collaborations.
Compassion—Know that everybody you encounter holds trauma. Care for your own energy to be in a place to see and hear people fully with kindness.
Accountability—Be explicit & speak your truth. Stand in integrity with your agreements. Act with intention, own your impact & approach any harm restoratively.
Emergence—Be curious and open to possibilities. Nourish yourself with play and joy. Trust that personal and global transformation is necessary.
THEORY OF CHANGE
By holding brave & safe spaces for facilitated, small group conversations that nurture the presence needed to unlearn and confront real harm, people are supported in moving through emotional trauma to sustain and expand the collaboration required for individual, collective, and planetary flourishing.
Meet the Team
ANDY SWINDLER | Co-Founder & Chief Empathy Officer
Andy Swindler brings hearts together. He envisions a world that embraces healthy tensions to nurture dignity and agency for every person. Andy believes that everyone is capable of deep love and conscious connection, which he unlocks by guiding conscious leaders and organizations to purpose via higher guidance. His social entrepreneurial journey currently focuses on exploring the intersection of technology and conscious dialogue to unlock our collective wisdom so that we may all share a just world together. Andy founded the benefit corporation, FeelReal, to organize people in intimate virtual gatherings that shift the dominant narrative from fear to love.
RYAN BELL | Co-Founder & Chief Strategist
I hold a vision of radical transformation that is rooted in the reclamation of life’s sacredness. As we disrupt the false binaries of the dominant narrative, we will more clearly understand that true community and individual self-determination require one another. I am working to support marginalized communities by empowering reclamation of the shared humanity that systemic injustice has sought to deny. By sharing our stories, we can receive the healing medicine we need to undermine the colonial paradigm of top-down, extractive, and exploitative power structures. Global solidarity, mutual aid, and collective action are the foundation of a just and sustainable future, but they all begin with authentic relationships. As we dismantle walls, we will repurpose those bricks to build bridges.
As a professional chef, sacred activist, and avid Deadhead, I look forward to the days when all people can gather round the fire to break bread, live free, and listen to the music play.
SUSAN LUCCI | Advisor & Lead Spaceholder
Susan Lucci is a community activist, a dynamic facilitator of transformational conversations, mother of three college kids, a Life Design Catalyst Coach® and a Certified Purpose Guide™. Attuning to the ache of our shared longing to belong, Susan explored and designed various Circle technologies over a decade ago and practices this social art form regularly (600 Circles and counting!). In addition to teaching people to hold this brave, sacred space, she has evolved this ancient archetype in a variety of settings with diverse groups of people, deepening dialogue so that group wisdom, co-creativity, and empowered engagement emerge. She is currently researching a book with a working title of: Creating a Culture of Care: Highlighting the Newly-Emerging WE-Consciousness. Passionate about creating healthier conversations that lead to healthier communities, this former lawyer is now on fire to activate our individual and collective potentials to create a just and sustainable world where everyone thrives!
RACHEL ZARGO | Advisor & Creative Director
Rachel Zargo believes we are all born with innate wisdom and it's through life’s paths that we have the opportunity to tap into this wisdom or drift from it. It is through practice, community and ritual that we can get back into our bodies, into our hearts – to the seat of our consciousness, to the place we knew before. Rachel is passionate about creating space for spontaneous, as well as intentional innovation and creativity arising from this place – to create a flourishing humankind and to allow our planet to breathe again. Rachel is inspired by disruptive storytelling, the drive to social justice, and cross-pollination with team members to create the most impact.
Her experience is as a creative director and leader in conscious marketing. She led a team in growing the midwest's largest independent yoga and music festival, and yoga studios – bridging traditional marketing and community building. Rachel's spiritual training includes 200hr Yoga Certification and work within the Ayurvedic tradition. She was an editor of Purpose to the People: a Handbook for Radical Transformation. When she's not co-creating with the team, you can find her wearing a unicorn headband with her 5 year old daughter.