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What we’re about

Do you want to have positive impact while creating a thriving business, organization or community?  Going beyond traditional networking, let’s collaborate, build skills and create ways to better support each other. Using a unique framework, we offer skills to amplify your impact, uplevel your leadership, and expand your capacity to navigate the exponential rate of change.  

An example of some of the topics and types of events we will be offering:

  • Navigating rapid change
  • New paradigm leadership skills
  • Brainstorming and barn-raising
  • What does your customer really want? (desire-based marketing)
  • How to deal with emotions and triggers in your organization
  • Crafting and amplifying your message
  • Marketing round tables
  • Innovative networking events


You don’t want money...  
You want financial freedom and real wealth, doing the work you love, using your gifts while having a positive impact. 

You don’t want to be in control... 
You want to feel the excitement and challenge of evolving… the satisfaction that comes from growing, expanding, and pushing yourself to new levels of mastery. 

(Quoted from the NonOrdinary Manifesto.)  


Started in 2012 by Trish Blain, this meetup is one of the local pathway groups of NonOrdinary Society ( that offers new paradigm training and community for lovers of life and evolving edge facilitators and leaders. See a list of our groups HERE. (  

If you have questions or would like to be a partner with us, contact Trish at  

Our Meetup History  
We have found that meetup attracts the kind of people we love — curious, passionate, renaissance creatives that care about the world and community.  
Before the pandemic, we held over 300 events and expanded into 7 cities based on partnership requests. Organized into eight "Pathways" of compelling topics, we were having a blast experimenting and growing our meetup network to over 50,000 subscribers.  

Our Meetup Groups in 2023   
We are excited to be offering meetup events again as ‘drop-in community’ experiences. They are a great way to get a low-risk introduction to NonOrdinary and to meet each other! Our Meetups are public events and are also listed in our Facebook group and on Eventbrite.   

Cultivating Community   
Skilled community is more important than ever; while we can offer ‘drop-in’ events through Meetup, we believe cultivating skills together over time is required to have a sustainable, rich, and productive community of badass collaborators. This requires a different container than can offer, which is why we are hosting our training community, NonOrdinary Society, on our own platform. You can learn more at