Authenticity Lab

Authenticity Lab

9 month journey to expressing your true, bad-ass, empowered, authentic self for a more fulfilled and satisfying life

Next Course Starts Aug 7th, 2021

Kris R.


“Before Authenticity Lab, I thought I was too old and incapable to work on my dreams. I thought I had to have it all figured out. Now, I have more clarity and calmness around my successes. I set boundaries where before I would have drifted along unhappily. I find that I am better able to ground myself in the face of irritations, that I have begun drawing and connecting to nature and plants more. I now believe that I AM capable of creating the reality I want. Authenticity lab was fun, engaging and inspiring! This unique approach was just what I was looking for. I gained insight and skills around how I truly want to contribute to this world. Alyssum blends science, spirituality, and psychology for a challenging, illuminating journey. I came away with new tools and clarity to help me live an authentic life.”

Program Summary

What if you...
... woke up ready to take on the world every morning?
... felt, at the end of the day, like everything you did that day was worthwhile?
... had clarity of purpose and felt sure about how you spend your time?
... lost the feeling of personal frustration and felt like you were moving forward in your life?
Good News!  
This is entirely possible!  

Together, we can transform your feelings of being stuck and frustrated into feelings of satisfaction and fulfillment by expressing your authentic, bad-ass, empowered self.
How do I know?
Because I've been stuck, gotten un-stuck and have helped others achieve their dreams and feelings of fulfillment too.  
After a series of really bad luck (watch my TEDx talk to hear the story), I was faced with having to reinvent myself. I've been up and down on that journey, have subsequently been diagnosed with chronic illness, and have found myself with no job twice. Any of these low points could have been the end. Instead, I dig deep into what my inner, most authentic self needs, and I usually find the answer.
My most important solution came in the form of solo kayaking the Mississippi River from source to sea, documenting plastic waste and water quality along the way. It was hard work the whole time, but every day I went to sleep well satisfied and sure that I was doing the right thing.  

Self-assuredness and satisfaction is all too rare in modern life. Honing the courage and skills needed to listen and express my authentic self in order to feel this deeply fullfilling sensation has been due in part to self-reflection, but I have benefited from having caring and thoughtful people in my life, as well. My ultimate joy now, is helping you discover and express your courageous awesome self, too--and I promise you don't have to paddle a whole river to get there!  
While happiness is a fleeting emotion, satisfaction can endure, even in the difficult parts of life. It tends to yield more happiness, but even in the doldrums of life, it provides stability, strength, and calm.  

Where: From the comfort of your own home (online!)
When: Exact date TBA.
       We will be running live group meetings on Thursday nights (online) 7:30-9:30pm EST every week. If you are unable to join live, the session will be recorded and shared.  
       Only 12 people in this group, for optimal attention and group dynamics.

What you'll get:

    • 9 months of authenticity coaching
    • 8 modules (1 per month), plus an introductory and wrap-up session in the form of pre-recorded lessons
    • Live Group Coaching sessions with me and your group as we do deep dives on the lesson material
    • 2 one-on-one sessions with Alyssum; at the start and at the end of the course
    • Regular emails every week to keep you engaged, on track, and in the mode
    • Custom-designed workbook to use as your study guide 
    • Access to a community of other authenticity-seekers/pioneers
    • Continuous feedback and support
    • Lots of exercises and strategies to build your authenticity practice in each of the 8 modules
    • Weekly homework exercises
Why this is important:
    • You will learn and practice the skills and tools it takes to be your authentic self
    • You can use these skills and tools at ANY POINT in the future and they will still be relevant and helpful
What makes me an excellent guide:
    • I'm super compassionate, not judgemental
    • I've been in your shoes
    • The exercises we will use are coping skills I have used myself, have shared with others.  They work!
    • I've sharpened my coaching skills over more than 15 years of teaching
    • Each module distills some of the most salient aspects I've learned from years of studying dance, environmental conservation, adventure, clowning as well as personal observation
    • I love stories, which means I'm interested in yours
This is for YOU if:
    • You are ready for a change
    • You are super motivated to do the work
    • You are willing to try new things
    • You like the idea of being a pioneer
    • You are not interested in letting fear rule your life

Module 1: Expression

How do you express yourself? The importance of and breadth of this topic is why we will cover this first--so we can continue working on it throughout.

Module 2: Spirit

Simply, what makes you feel in line with your spirit?  We will be covering multiple ways to unearth these answers.  

Module 3: Embodiment

Our bodies hold so much wisdom but we are often taught only to trust our minds.  This is not about being fit/healthy (although that's marvelous!), but about tuning in to your physical well.  

Module 4: Emotion

Our emotions can be absent or can rule us.  In this module, we will work on skills to find the balance you've been looking for.   

Module 5: Peace of Mind

Brain.  Ego.  They rule us so much in this culture.  We will give our brains some analytical information to make it happy, but we will also learn how to maintain the peace.   

Module 6: Service

An enormous part of meaning in our lives comes from how we work to make the world a better place.  In this module, we work on cultivating this awareness and your goals. 

Module 7: Environment

It's all about interconnectedness.  We rely on the health of the environment for our own health and vice versa.  We will focus on nature and your relationship with it, but also with a more extended definition of environment

Module 8: Community

We are not isolated islands, nor should we be.  Having community is deeply important for our support and well-being.  Let's explore how we can optimize ours.

Program Pricing

  • Authenticity Lab 4 Month Payment Plan
  • 4 payments of

    $594 USD

    per month


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  • Authenticity Lab 6 Month Payment Plan
  • 6 payments of

    $350 USD

    per month

    Month 1: $626 down payment Then $350 each month x 5

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Alyssum Pohl, M.A.

Alyssum is a cheerful and multi-talented woman with extensive scientific, policy, and creative training. Her love and appreciation of the natural world began at an early age as her family raised rabbits, built a home in the Kentucky hills sandwiched between State Park and National Forest, and then took a year to live aboard a sailboat. She holds a B.S. in biology from the University of Kentucky, an M.A. in international environmental Policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, and spent several years in veterinary school. Engaged and ebullient, dedicated and diligent, she has taught and performed nationwide as a bellydancer; she gave a TEDx talk about innovation through contortion; and became the 2nd woman to solo kayak the Mississippi River from source to sea, documenting plastic waste and water quality along the way.  She is now editing a memoir of her many adventures, and works as an authenticity coach.

As a facilitator, Alyssum has been described as, “masterful, patient and clear –and approachable and friendly.”

Alyssum says, "After years of frustration in my professional life, but otherwise leading a fairly happy life, I realized that I am most fulfilled I when I do exactly what feels good at a deep soul level, no matter what society or family values suggest are the 'best' decisions. I want the world to be a better place which I believe involves a world in which our authentic selves shine.  Helping others reach this is incredibly fulfilling work.  Let's do this together."