via Zoom meeting

Dealing with the Challenges of Being an Animal Advocate - Coaching Hour with Kimberly Carroll

Compassion fatigue, productivity challenges, conflict stress, and burnout are all too common in our movement.

That’s why every quarter, AJA Director Kimberly Carroll hosts a coaching hour to help you with the tools and mindset for staying centered and resilient.

As a coach for changemakers for 13 years and a long-time activist, Kimberly’s developed many tools and approaches to help keep animal advocates healthy, empowered, and effective.

Examples of topics you might ask about in the coaching hour:

  • how to deal with the pain of being exposed to animal cruelty
  • feeling too overwhelmed or scattered in your work for animals
  • troubles with family or friends around your veganism
  • guilt you experience when trying to take care of yourself
  • stressful social media exchanges
  • what to do with the judgment or anger you're feeling

Folks attending live on Zoom will have the option of un-muting and talking things through with Kimberly in real-time or just asking their question in the chat.

Or you can submit a question in advance -- either anonymously or with your name -- here: Ask your question!

*We invite folks to have their video on during this event to enhance the sense of community, but it’s not mandatory

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About Kimberly Carroll: 

Kimberly is a coach for changemakers, a campaigns strategist with Animal Justice and director of the Animal Justice Academy, as well as a director with the Toronto Vegetarian Food Bank.

Kimberly brings her background as a television host and producer, as well as her diplomatic and strategic skills as a coach to animal advocacy. Besides her current roles, she co-created the original “Why love one but eat the other?” transit ad campaign in Canada and was one of the founders of Mercy For Animals Canada -- helping bring the first undercover farmed animal investigations to television.

As a coach, Kimberly helps activists, social entrepreneurs, and mission-driven leaders who want to make a bigger difference in the world with the inner shifts, high-performance habits, and strategies to take their important work to the next level. She’s helped empower thousands of animal advocates and counselled those in high-stress activist positions like undercover investigators.

Kimberly also endeavours to use her privilege and platform for environmental activism, democratic reform, and to amplify Indigenous voices and those of other marginalized groups.