The Compassionate Badassery Lab

A membership community for folks 

who work and volunteer with animals. 

It’s self-care made simple.  

The Compassionate Badassery Lab is a community of people coming together from around the world to have some fun as we try out new ideas and practices that can help sustain and enrich our lives, while we care for people, animals, and the planet. 

The Lab is designed to support helping professionals understand and transform compassion fatigue, but that’s only ONE part of what we do together. 

At our heart, we’re human beings exploring what it means to be well and enjoy our lives, while we make an impact for others.

And did I mention arts and crafts? Sometimes we just hang out and play with glue sticks. 

As a member of The Lab you'll learn body, mind, and heart-based tools and strategies to stress less and feel more calm + courageous every day.

In the Lab we meet year-round to learn, practice, and connect to ideas and each other, so we can feel more energized and joyful as we keep working to make the world a better place for animals and people.

Through online workshops, self-care sessions, and special events, you’ll have the support and resources you need to feel less stressed and more in control of your life.

There’s no pressure to do anything. Stop by and do some self-care, play with us during a special event, join the webinar to learn about a new topic, journal in your monthly workbook…do as much (or as little) as you like!

New members are always welcome!

The Lab Might Be For You If...

What Lab Members Are Saying

"The Compassionate Badassery Lab has quickly become my favorite online community! It manages to be serious and fun at the same time and everyone is always respectful of one another. I appreciate that Jessica has created a space to talk about wellness and compassion fatigue in a very real way without forced positivity and will continue to use the skills from the Lab throughout my life - in and out of the workplace."
Vet Tech

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What More Members Are Saying...

"I am so glad I decided to become a member of The Lab! You can work at your own pace, there is no pressure to attend sessions if the material doesn't speak to you (but I guarantee, over the course of the year, you will go back and revisit sessions!). The self care sessions are great - they allow me a short break to refocus on myself and my needs, and to connect with friendly faces. Make an investment in yourself and join The Lab!"
Shelter RVT
"The Lab is fantastic and well worth the money! I want every single person who works in animal welfare to listen to the webinars, especially the one on holding space. Amazing!"
Animal Shelter


You’re helping animals (or people or the planet). I’m here to help you.

As a compassion fatigue educator, my mission is to help you make an impact for others AND have the time and energy to take care of your own needs, so you can enjoy your life!

I’m obsessed with turning complex ideas into practical tools that you can use right away to address the stress of being a helper. 

I’ve worked with thousands of animal care and welfare professionals through one-on-one coaching, online classes, and my favorite creation, The Lab community!

You can learn more about me here.

The Lab is for you if...

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who should sign up? The membership community is designed to support helping professionals – specifically people who work with animals, such as veterinarians and vet techs, dog trainers, animal shelter and rescue workers, animal protection officers, foster families. But…

Can I take the class if I don’t work with animals? YES, it’s open to everyone! We have members who work in human services as well. We do talk about our work with animals often, so if you want to be sure that this group is the right fit for you, email Jessica at

What do I need to take this class? A computer and the internet. Also, a sense of humor.

What if I don’t have compassion fatigue or that isn’t an issue for me? Compassion fatigue is just one piece of what we’re focused on here. We explore all kinds of topics from conflict management to creativity.

When can I enroll? Anytime you want!

What if I don’t like it? You can cancel at any time! 

Is there a group rate? Nope.  

Do I have to be there at certain times? We have live webinars are held bi-monthly typically starting at 7pm or 8pm Eastern. The webinars are recorded, for those who cannot make it live. Our self-care sessions and community events are held live on various days and times each week, so that people in multiple time zones can attend. Even if you can’t attend anything live, you’ll always be able to access the recorded webinars, PDF workbooks, and discussion boards. 

Do you offer refunds or a guarantee?
You can cancel at any time, but I do not offer refunds. I offer a fun and challenging learning experience, but I do not guarantee specific results, as participants will come to this course in all different phases of life, types of businesses, and varying levels of self-awareness. You are responsible for integrating and implementing the membership materials in whatever way works best for you at this time.

Is this appropriate for groups or teams to enroll in? The Lab is designed to support individuals who wish to learn in a community. Members who are in leadership roles often take what they’ve learned in The Lab back to their teams. However, this is not designed as a tool for organizations. Log-in information cannot be shared. 

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