Spinelly is a private coaching and consulting practice dedicated to a simple idea: embracing and celebrating differences leads to personal growth and lasting social change.
Spinelly’s founder Charity Smith utilises a psychosocial and intersectional approach through 1:1 coaching sessions for individuals and facilitated workshops for larger groups.
Spinelly coaching sessions are a blend of counseling, psychosocial support, allyship, and empowerment utilized by founder Charity Smith after a career in clinical and community social work, studies in human rights, feminism, and music therapy.
Spinelly coaching was created out of the recognition that for sexuality, gender-diverse, and alternative folk finding informed counselors or therapists can be very hard and many times folks are faced with someone completely unaware or uninformed about various lifestyle choices or identities which can lead to really unproductive or even harmful sessions.
Spinelly coaching aims to identify the roots of current struggles in order to find a clear path towards progress and personal growth. Here are a few small examples of how this might look:
Every story, human, and relationship is unique and I don’t pretend to be an expert but I am able to draw from a wide array of knowledge and experiences which ground my knowledge and understanding. I offer a warm and empathetic heart, an open mind, lived experiences in sexuality- and gender-diverse communities, and a professional and academic background in social work and supporting people.
My mission is to meet you where you’re at and to work alongside you on your path to personal growth and fulfillment
Spinelly offers workshops and consulting to organizations that are committed to the health and wellbeing of its employees as well as its Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) efforts. As many companies have moved to home offices unique challenges have arisen in supporting the mental health of employees. Spinelly offers video facilitated support groups as a safe outlet for employees to share their struggles, fears, and successes while building a stronger sense of team and community with their peers.
Spinelly also offers D&I-focused training including Inclusive Team building, Unconscious Bias Awareness, and Best Practices for Inclusive Hiring. Supporting these trainings are interactive workshops on consent, communication, and negotiation. Specialized training and consultation for organizational leadership are also available upon request. All workshops are tailored to fit the specific needs of each organization.
Is a biweekly abortion drop-in support program for women, trans men, non-binary folk, and anyone whose body is home to/has had a uterus is welcome to join us!
Bi Weekly Wednesday’s from 18:30-20:30
The program aims to create a safe, support, and inclusive environment for receiving and sharing, information and experiences related to abortion and body autonomy. My Body My Choice aims to be accessible to anyone who needs and is offered based on donations and community support.
Please register for the evening/s of your choice, this is just to ensure that we are able to follow Covid-19 hygiene and capacity regulations.