Here To Help Us All Find Ways Through

Shift the Country

"Never believe that a few caring people can't change the world.  For, indeed, that's all who ever have." - Margaret Mead

We've got a big idea to Shift the Country with a set of ideas for civic engagement to help us all get through COVID-19.  We're here to help navigate this disruption, to help us change and evolve while we're doing it, and to help with the transformation as we get to the other side.  We are uniquely suited to help with civic engagement at scale, so we're going to do it.

Four things are at the core:  community, connection, resilience, and problem-solving.  That's the stuff that will help us get through, and everything on this website is geared to help with those four things. 

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Here To Help

Outside of the movement-growing mentioned above, site is for people and organizations.  The mission here is to help people who want to do some good in the world.  We help you.  You do good.  More good happens.  Hopefully it spreads and amplifies, as we grow more good stuff.  That's the agenda.

The world is not going to get simpler.  We have a growing world population living in high-hazard zones, on a finite planet.  The US is in a challenging moment.  The world as a whole is going to get more complex.  It does by the minute.  We've got wicked problems; deep challenges.  We'll have more disruption. 

This site is called "counterfear" because we can face that stuff, and find a way through it anyway.  We can make good happen.  We can even thrive.  It can be done.  I totally swear it can.

Every one of us can contribute in our own way.  Always.  Anytime. 

Every little thing we do in the world that does good reverberates.  We cause a shift - with even the tiniest of actions.

This site is here to help you find what you can do.  To figure out your path.  To find a way forwardTo build resilienceTo navigate disruption.  To do some good.  To get anchored, so you can do some good.  To amplify good.  To be the change.

This is about having dreams of any size - and making them happen.

How This Works

"Have faith, but tie up your camel." - Arab Proverb

This awesome quote is really the guts of the whole operation here.  It's actually how this works. 

Have faith - it's profound.  But cover your bases.  Get ready for the stuff.  Mitigate risk.  You get the idea.

Here's a similar take, from The Incredibles movie:  "Luck favors the prepared." - Edna Mode, or "E."

Here's more perspective:  "I don't care what you believe, just believe it!" - Shepherd Book, in the movie Serenity.

The principles here, in general:

What We Do is a service - set up to help YOU.  It’s tools, resources, and connection.  If you're looking for ways forward in this world, this can help. 

There's a whole lot of FREE STUFF here – with more coming:

  • Coaching:  Working with a coach can help you counter fear and navigate disruption.  Inclusive pricing makes coaching available to people – and organizations – who may not normally consider it.  We can move this world forward – and we can do it together.
  • Consulting:  Consulting services are available for business, organizations, and communities.
  • 25 Focus Areas:  These serve as a free framework for countering fear and navigating disruption.  Each has its own page with resources and tools.  The Focus Areas are a framework to help you with this process on your own, or to help us navigate this process together through coaching or other work.
  • Counterfear Tools as Blog Posts:  Each free tool helps with some specific thing, or with a number of things as relevant to the blog post.  Many more of these to come – the blog is constantly expanding.
  • The Blog:  A blog with posts covering all sorts of relevant topics, including current major disruptions such as disasters and also stuff for everyday life.
  • Resource Collection:  Links to free resources for all of the Focus Areas as well as other topics related to navigating disruption.  These are sortable by topic, and they include everything from books to music to resilience to the inspirational.
  • The Toolbox:  A free collection of ALL of the tools and resources listed above, available for anyone to use, anytime.
  • Social Media:  Counterfear is on Facebook, Twitter, and Medium… where more resources, links, and conversation happen as the world unfolds, sometimes in real time.


Coaching is offered at inclusive pricing rates.  The goal here is to do good in the world, and to help each other do good.  Give us a shout to check into availability.  You may be interested in scheduling a free consultation, so we can see if it's a good fit all around.

If you are interested in either coaching or consulting, check out these options - or work with any of the 25 Focus Areas that resonate: is owned by Wicked Problem Wayfinding, LLC, a coaching and consulting organization.

Contact Us to set about navigating a way forward.  Email is, or call (202) 556-0317.

The time is now. 

"Because the world... depends on it." - Ghost Vitruvius, in The Lego Movie