The Art of Traction Conservatory

A pragmatic approach to actualizing your cravings, desires, and commitments to social change.

Art of Traction

Welcome to the Art of Traction Conservatory

We're a crew of renegade leaders, humans, and folx who are coming together to vision more equitable futures, practice the art and craft of Future Writing™ (you DO NOT have to be a writer to do so!!), take action without compromise, and build sovereignty for ourselves and others.  

In this space there are a few offerings.  Including:  

- An anti-capitalist, give back, pay-what-you-will community which includes weekly future writing sessions, and more.  (From $0-100 a month)

-The HeartFirst Movement studio:  a mindbody connection practice focused on self-care, and generative embodiment for leaders & business owners.  (From $30 a month)

-The QuantumLeap Method:  a group coaching container to realign with your commitments/values, anchor your vision, expand your capacity for increased income, and cultivate a new relationship to the patriarchal notion of 'goal setting' by cultivating a new way.  It starts at $175 a month.

Who is this community for?

Our space is queer friendly, white supremacy fighting, non-ableist, NOT gender normative, and definitely not capitalist focused (even though many of us make good money doing what we do).  We're all working to build a better world and we NEVER say what you desire is impossible, or even improbable.  We center the experience of humans who identify or were socialized as womxn, but do not exclude men or non-binary folks from other identities and centers.

This space is for brave or brave seeking humans.  For corporate leaders looking to create more equitable, kind, and just spaces for their people.  People seeking wholeness outside of systems of oppression.
For entrepreneurs wanting to re-anchor their commitments to change/social justice/etc into their work

Pssst...This community costs nothing to join, but we do seek community support after you've been a member for 60 days.  We never force donations or make it a condition for membership.  #accesswithoutverifyingincome is crucial for more equitable futures.  

(I said 'fuck no' to sliding scale, because it requires people to self-identify as lower income and I think that dehumanizes lower income folks.  Instead, we are self-selecting and allow you to take responsibility for your donation level.  Donations are utilized to manage the space, and for the community care fund.  Details on the inside.)  

Who is the human who created this container?

I'm Makenna Held.  A mama, writer, entrepreneur, wife, an advocate for sovereignty, and equitable leadership coach.  I'm most known for being the woman who bought Julia Child's former summer home in the South of France, La Pitchoune, where I created the Courageous Cooking School.  A recipe-free, sovereignty focused cooking school.  But frankly?  That is the least interesting thing about me or my work.  

The Art of Traction Conservatory is the home for my work in community development, equitable leadership, neuromuscular integration, movement, business acumen, deconditioning patriarchy, re-imagining new economic futures, quantum physics as practical analysis, and Anti-Racism as practice.  (Please note:  I am not an anti-racism educator, my work is about embodying anti-racist practice and theory into my/your praxis.). It's focused on praxis, and it the collation of over two decades of work, synthesis, and percolation.

A long time entrepreneur and writer, I built the Art of Traction Conservatory as a haven for people who have visions that veer from the norm and to teach my life-transforming, world making practice of Future Writing™ to as many humans as possible.

The audacious goal of the AoTC?  To replace the *need* for corporate social media, and cultivate a community of at least 100,000 changemakers in one place that can connect, discuss entrepreneurship, sovereignty, and expanding capacity for doing our vision-led work.  For radical community, cultivation of skills, expansion of collective capacity, and to create more income, sovereignty, and recenter voices that are often decentered.    


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