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Community Finders Circle

The peer support + education program to help you find your community.

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Hey, Community Finder

  • Want to join a community that’s a fit for you?
  • Planning to visit intentional living communities?
  • Looking for support as you step into community life?

The Finders Circle is designed for you.

Get everything you need to go from where you are now to living the life you want in a residential community:

  • The Into Community step by step roadmap
  • Weekly coaching calls
  • A global community to support you at every step
  • Worksheets, templates, & guides to ensure you’re investing your energy wisely

Make moves towards your dream community — be it an ecovillage, cohousing, housing cooperative, permaculture or spiritual community, or a strong neighborhood.

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Within the Finders Circle you’ll get:

Roadmap.

a step-by-step plan to get you and your family into the right community

Introducing your Roadmap to Community

Inside the Finders Circle, you’ll find a proven roadmap to join an intentional community. This 6-step roadmap is a time and energy saver used by people from all walks of life.

The roadmap covers:

  • The range of community types and which is best for you
  • How to communicate your value to a community
  • Designing a tour to visit communities
  • Tools for evaluating your housing options
  • How to decide on a community that’s best for you to join

Walk with confidence towards a more connected and purposeful life.

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Skillshares.

quality time with community representatives and movement leaders

Monthly Skillshares with guest experts

That’s a new Skillshare every single month, plus access to all previous Skillshares. 

Skillshares include training on:

  • Road tripping to various communities
  • Navigating financial or career changes
  • Differences in community culture
  • Increasing your value as a prospective community member
  • Purchasing or building a home in community

Joining an intentional community can be a major life transition. Learn from those who’ve done it.

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Meet Communities.

private group time with various communities based on your interests

Live Sessions with Community Representatives

Each month we invite representatives to join us for our “Meet the Communities” session. These communities all have openings for new members right now and are selected based on the interests of the group.

These sessions are how you will: 

  • Find out about communities beyond what they post online
  • Hear real stories of community residents and founders
  • Get insider advice from visit and membership coordinators
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Mentorship.

from Cynthia, the community matchmaker

Cynthia on a visit to Friland Ecovillage, Denmark

Group Coaching Sessions

 … work directly with Cynthia (and amazing guest experts) 4x times per month on live video chats!

At the beginning of every month, we host a Goal Setting Workshop. Get crystal clear on your vision and how to make it your reality. This is the perfect place to work through any blocks you have and dream big in a supportive environment.

In the middle of each month, we hold a Group Coaching Q&A Session. We’ll hang out for 1-2 hours answering any questions you may have. Submit questions in advance in case you can’t make it live. 

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Accountability.

because we won’t let you fail

The journey to community can come with many ups and downs, as well as new discoveries about yourself and what is possible to create… sound stressful… and exciting???

The Community Finders Circle is crafted to ease your stress and boost your excitement 😊

In addition to the weekly support calls, you also have the opportunity to get your questions answered via email with our team.

Unexpected challenges and opportunities will arise during the process of joining a community. We are here to help you in a pinch with advice backed by years of coaching others through the process.

You deserve to live the life you imagine in a supportive, vibrant, and conscious community. Let’s work together to ensure you get there!

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Wild Sage Cohousing, Colorado

Community

the network of community finders, so you won’t be alone

Libensgarden Community, Germany

The search process can feel overwhelming and lonely — but it doesn’t have to be.

Become part of a supportive network of people from around the world who are on the path to joining a residential intentional community.

You’ll have access to a directory of members to stay in touch with. Share updates about your community visits and encourage other each other along the way. 

Whether you’re looking for a travel companion, accountability buddy, community collaborator, or new friend. Dial in your support system for the journey ahead.

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Welcome to community.

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Testimonials

250+ community seekers helped and counting!

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Joia Holman

With expertise, humanity, and intuition, Cynthia asked targeted and guided questions that helped lead me to define and refine what I am seeking in a community. She is personable, easy to relate to and steadfast in her knowledge of intentional communities.

I wholeheartedly recommend her to help guide you in your search for a well matched community!

Allan Stillman

Cynthia was masterful. She helped me clarify the intentional communities that fit me, better get to know them, and finally choose one that I’m now a member of. She also raised my cultural understanding of community living to help me launch a new chapter of my life. I have no doubt anyone in a community journey will find great value in her guidance. She is also a deeply warm thoughtful soul to work with.

Tommy Teeple

Had an awesome session with Cynthia. The number one community she recommended looks like a perfect match. I could not believe I never heard of it, along with some of the others recommended. Out of potentially thousands of communities, Cynthia matched me with very similar values revealed on their websites. I am in the process of applying to visit the number one recommendation. I’m excited for that & thankful for Cynthia ‘s skills. Beyond well worth.

Adam Morrision

Cynthia proved to be an excellent ally in assisting me in my search for ecovillages and communities. She was super-knowledgeable, thorough, kind, thoughtful, and an excellent listener. She recommended several sites that I had not heard of, many of the which she had visited personally. I felt very inspired and hopeful after our session — her enthusiasm for the regenerative movement is very infectious and genuine, which combined with her experience and commitment made her a great helper for finding the best next steps forward for myself. Five stars!

Antonia Von Hassell

My session with Cynthia was wonderful. She arrived already very well prepared when we started. Due to her extensive community experience, she could offer many insights, provide useful tips and present selected communities to me that she had visited herself. The dialogue also helped me to reflect about what I am looking for in a community… I experienced a safe space where I could express my fears, hopes and expectations regarding life in community and received valuable feedback from on these. Cynthia as very passionate and committed to the topic, very attentive and tuned in to my perspective.

Gregory Temmer

The session went really well! I could tell that Cynthia spent some time reviewing my intake form to consider which communities would be best for me. She listened attentively as I described what I was looking for in a community. After she listened, she gave me a concise list of communities that she thought would fit my needs and explained why those communities would work for my needs. Thank you again for this reasonably priced and high quality service. Her recommendations should speed the process of me finding a wonderful Intentional Community to call home.

Meet Cynthia, your community matchmaker

After a decade of traveling, visiting, and working in communities around the globe, Cynthia has maintained an active network of well over a hundred intentional communities, including the one she calls home.

Cynthia’s passion is connecting people with the right communities, especially those who are new to the movement. Formerly the Co-Director and now partner with the Foundation for Intentional Community, she also founded Ecovillage Tours, was an officeholder on the Board of Trustees for the Global Ecovillage Network, and was Director of the youth ecovillage network NextGENNA.

Cynthia is here to remind you that your vision of living in a supportive community of like-minded people is totally possible.

Still on the fence?

This is for you if…

  1. Your an individual, couple, or family looking to join a community or visit communities to prepare for starting one yourself
  2. You are tired of life alone and ready to do what it takes to move into a more connected living situation
  3. You hope to create connections with other community seekers from around the world who are on this journey too
  4. You’re dreaming of a super-supportive environment to clarify your goals, share your learnings, and get advice on next steps
  5. You wish you had somewhere to turn to when the road gets rocky and important decisions need to be made, help from people who have been there and 100% get it
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Have questions?

Read the FAQ below and contact program director, Lauren at [email protected] if you have any more questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

This is the program I wish had existed when I was journeying into community. My aim is to do everything I possibly can to ensure you have supportive experience while navigating process. I look forward to working with you!

— Cynthia

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