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what white coaches miss about “visibility”

what white coaches miss about “visibility”

I was talking to some of my clients last week, and as always, we ended up talking about marketing our businesses on social media (especially Instagram) and how shitty it can feel. We were also talking about some of the tired, crusty advice that they’ve gotten about...

i hate this

i hate this

It’s not your fault that you struggled to promote that event the way you really should… …or that you’ve been holding back on releasing your podcast… …or that you’re still for some reason not screaming your results as loudly as the street tops as you know you should....

focused on the wrong thing?

focused on the wrong thing?

When I was 5, my grandma called me “the mayor of kindergarten.” I reportedly would step into the classroom, and every day, announce my presence simply by saying, “I’m here!” And just like that, I had let my kindergarten teacher know that the school day was allowed to...

this might change your life AND business

this might change your life AND business

I actually can’t believe I’m saying this - but I’m like, really good at making new friends. This, btw, is a big deal for me because I’m not one of those weirdos who can magically talk to anyone, anywhere. (I may be calling these people weirdos because I’m jealous of...

i need to come clean

i need to come clean

Remember how earlier this week I told you about my client who straight up never put out her podcast? Like, recorded the whole thing and then never hit publish? Okay, I have something really secret and embarrassing to tell you… I kind of do what my client does too 😬😬😬...

can you help a sista out?

can you help a sista out?

I have a friend who recorded an entire fucking podcast and never put it out. Like, multiple episodes and everything. But that shit is sitting right on her shelves… (ok, it’s 2022, its sitting on the digital shelves, but you get what i’m saying lol) You wanna know why...

every parent needs to see this

every parent needs to see this

I work with a revolutionary leader who struggles to prioritize herself, and her bodily needs over work. Like, it’s so bad that when she’s sick…even if she can’t sit up, she’ll work horizontally, on her laptop. She knows this isn’t what she wants for herself - and yet,...

i said what i said

i said what i said

Do you really love serving and taking care of others… …or did patriarchy and white supremacy just socialize you to conflate your sense of worth with being in service of others? Is it really selfish to prioritize yourself… …or were you just raised to believe that your...

4 secrets to expand and deepen your power as a BIPOC leader

4 secrets to expand and deepen your power as a BIPOC leader

You have so many things you want to create in this world. You have a vision for yourself, your family, and your community that you know you’re ready to bring to fruition. You’ve come so far and already had so much success. But if you’re honest, you’re not shining...

i haven’t talked about this before

i haven’t talked about this before

A couple of weeks ago I was preparing for my interview on The Manifest Edit podcast, and Efia had asked me a really interesting question…“How has your relationship with revolutionary leadership impacted the way you’ve built and managed your business?”And the honest...

here are the tips i promised you

here are the tips i promised you

In my last post, I talked about what apparently is everyone's least favorite place: the in between. (ICYMI: The "in-between" is this place where you’ve left something that isn’t right for you and you’re on your way to somewhere that is right for you but you might not...

this is capitalism’s fault

this is capitalism’s fault

Last week I posted a story talking about how I'm currently in an in-between space in my business - you know the place, when you leave things behind buuuut you’re still not quite sure 100% where you’re going. It feels kind of like being on a dark path, or like you’re...

this is NOT revolutionary leadership

this is NOT revolutionary leadership

I've been breaking my own leadership rules lately, and I didn't even realize it. 🤦🏿‍♀️ I broke it because, tbh, I haven’t been fully honest with myself about what I want in my business. I’ve been so focused on what’s: realistic feasible necessary Instead of being...

i promise, this counts as work

i promise, this counts as work

I’m gonna be honest - I’m still transitioning back into the workplace. Why? Because my nervous system says so. Normally, let’s keep it real - we don’t hear our nervous system until it’s screaming at us for help. (I know it isn’t just me!) Even those of us with a ton...

don’t make this common mistake with goal-setting

don’t make this common mistake with goal-setting

One of my intentions this year is to have a better relationship with my work. Like most entrepreneurs and leaders, I’ve historically spent a fuckton of time stressed about work. But in 2022, I’m done with that. I’m done worrying about: how much money we're making...

the truth about taking a month off work

the truth about taking a month off work

“I’m terrified of losing this part of myself,” I said quietly, as I sobbed into my husband’s arms. It was the Sunday before I was due to return back to work after taking all of December off. And even though I was trying to put on a brave face, , the truth of the...

this ish is for white folks (just sayin)

this ish is for white folks (just sayin)

One of the biggest things that stripped me of my power as a leader in the past is trying to be nice. If I'm being honest, something that's stripped me of my power in every area of my life is trying to be nice. See, I'm a Black woman… ...so I don't actually value being...

leadership info that’s *actually* helpful

leadership info that’s *actually* helpful

"I learned a ton, but it traumatized me." If you’re being honest, how many times have you said that about being in white spaces? I was talking to a friend earlier today, and said that about a leadership program I was in last year that changed the course of my life and...

Pigs are flying

Pigs are flying

I can’t believe I’m going to say this...but I actually agreed with a white dude today, lol. I was reading an article about being a leader while also maintaining your ethics, and a piece of advice that was in the article was that you want to "start from within"... AKA...

you + these power tips = liberation

you + these power tips = liberation

"How do I hold power without being oppressive?" My client asked me this question the other day and, damn, it’s a good one. This is a client who has been in the revolutionary leadership game for a minute: they have multiple team membersan established businessyears of...

i had a conversation and it’s relatable as hell

i had a conversation and it’s relatable as hell

There is nothing better than being surrounded by an incredible group of women and femmes of color who inspire you and teach you. I’ve known that for a while, but I was reminded last week when I was on an incredible community call with some of my clients. (For those of...

parents, you need to read this

parents, you need to read this

One of my clients works herself to the bone. She works 50+ hours a day… ...and is up, working late into the night, sleeping with her laptop... ...all so that she can provide for her family and her children. There’s a deeper reason why she works this hard, though: it’s...

this is a huge problem for my clients

this is a huge problem for my clients

Something that’s been coming up a ton in my coaching with clients is: “What do I want?” This is a question I ask folks constantly in our coaching (it’s even in my application to work with me) because this question, and it’s answer, unlocks the key to our thriving,...

why BIPOC self-sacrifice

why BIPOC self-sacrifice

"I feel guilty." These words came from a new client of mine, who was leaving her job… ...and feeling really guilty about it. They needed her. They were going to struggle without her and everything she’s doing. She felt like she was hurting them, just because she was...

struggle to take time off? Here’s why

struggle to take time off? Here’s why

I’ve been feeling some type of way this week… …because I’m taking the next two weeks off. I should be excited, thrilled, even- But instead, I’m facing a ton of resistance. Why? Because I don’t have a “good” reason to take time off. I’m not going out of town, I don’t...

this is why you don’t get the support you want

this is why you don’t get the support you want

I was so frustrated last weekend.I was with one of the people who knows me best in this world, and to be honest, it didn’t feel like he really sees me.He made jokes about me being "tough as nails," and continually used an old nickname for me: "the hammer."If I’m being...

I really really hate this wellness industry lie

I really really hate this wellness industry lie

I just got back from a beautiful, two week vacation. It was desperately needed, because to be honest, right before that I was losing my mind. My anxiety was through the roof, I was struggling to work at all… it was my worst week in a really long time.   Before...

I felt like a failure

I felt like a failure

For the past four months, it’s been painful for me to use my hands. Typing on the computer hurts. Using my phone hurts. It’s made working and living in the modern world pretty frustrating, tbh. For a while, I resisted it. Why? Because I “had to work”. I didn’t want to...

you and I have this in common

you and I have this in common

I was writing another post just now, but I stopped because this one is more important. I wanted to write you a post about the lessons we can learn from actually listening to and respecting our needs (don't worry, it's still coming!)  The problem was,  I kept getting...

what I learned from taking too many magic mushrooms

what I learned from taking too many magic mushrooms

I (kind of) accidentally had too many magic mushrooms the other week 🤣 That’s a story for another day, but I’m glad I did, because the medicine of the mushrooms gave me some really beautiful clarity. I was lying in my husband’s arms, and in his embrace, I could feel...

how I work less than 16 hours/week

how I work less than 16 hours/week

My ass just sat down to work, and it’s 11am. That’s a full hour after I’m “supposed” to start work (I put that in quotes because I’m a self-employed human so every deadline or schedule in my business is self-imposed, if we’re being honest). Every part of my mind was...

is more really better?

is more really better?

I get frustrated with myself on mornings like this: Mornings when capitalism tells me I should be able to do more, produce more, and clear out my entire to do list… … but if I’m being honest, I’m just fucking tired. I’ve been paying attention to how I feel about my...

I really shouldn’t be doing this

I really shouldn’t be doing this

I shouldn’t be writing this blog right now. There are 20 million more important + urgent things that I should be doing this morning. But I want to be writing to you. I want to take a second to celebrate that wanting for myself, because it’s new for me. My entire...

no honey, resting is NOT easy

no honey, resting is NOT easy

8 months ago, I made a promise to myself. I promised that I would step out of the hustle culture, take things slow in my business, and give myself more time to rest and heal (because lord knows I needed healing back then). And precious, I haven’t looked back since...

focused on the wrong thing?

what are you searching for?

You ever have this moment when everything’s going great and you’re just being yourself and having the time of your life, and you suddenly stop and wonder… … is this even meant to be this easy? Is it okay to be me and trust that people will like me? Is that really all...

i’ve changed

i’ve changed

Let’s grab our favorite tea, find the comfiest chair in our house, and have a little chat, shall we? This week, I want to chat about values and intentionality. Because imma be honest honey, I’m still figuring out my space with them. Now, if you met me in the summer of...

good intentions mean sh*t if you don’t follow through

good intentions mean sh*t if you don’t follow through

I started this business with good intentions. All I wanted was to help women and femmes of color find their place in the world. I wanted to serve my people. I wanted to do right by my community. But somewhere along the way, I caved under the pressure of the...

everything can wait

everything can wait

You may have noticed that I didn’t send out a podcast episode last week. You might be wondering, where the hell is Gieselle?! The truth is - I was resting. After that horrific act of domestic terrorism on the Capitol Building, I just wasn’t okay. And I’m sure you...

5 ways women & femmes of color can liberate their business in 2021

5 ways women & femmes of color can liberate their business in 2021

We’ve all been fed the Capitalist & White Supremacist Kool-Aid all our lives. The kind of nonsense that starts with ‘you’re not enough’, and ends with ‘it’s okay to give up sleep for a year if that means working towards success’. We’ve been taught that there’s...

wanna take it slow?

wanna take it slow?

There’s an intention for 2021 that’s been floating around for a lot of folks - slowing down, resting, and being intentional. [P.S. - surprise, that’s part of my intentions too!] It sounds simple enough, but to be honest, being intentional can be one of the hardest...

what do you deserve?

what do you deserve?

Over the holidays, I moved into my new house. It’s our first house and it’s big, beautiful and spacious (which was an absolute must for me energetically. This chick needs space.) As I was unpacking my clothes into this fancy, huge-ass closet that the white lady who...

the best thing I did in 2020

the best thing I did in 2020

I’m not gonna lie, I’ve made some MAJOR mistakes this year (more on that later). But, I join my hands and thank every spiritual being out there that I had the courage to take ONE important, extremely positive decision. A decision I went back and forth on a million...

let’s talk money

let’s talk money

I’ll be honest, my relationship with money isn’t perfect. Not by a long shot. In fact, some may say it isn’t even good. Even though my business does well and I never worry about money in my professional or personal life... ...I’m straight up avoidant when it comes to...

you can’t be your last priority

you can’t be your last priority

In these last few months of 2020, I’ve been trying hard to achieve a new goal I’ve set for myself — to truly honor my business hours. It’s really easy for me to devote myself wholly to this work, to work longer hours, show up more, do everything to make sure you...

are you being safe?

are you being safe?

Last week, I did a live training on how to have thriving rates while being anti-capitalist at the same time. If you attended it, you might’ve thought I was confident, willing to speak my mind and to call out the bullshit in white supremacy culture. But truth be told,...

are you being real or respectable?

are you being real or respectable?

I’m a black, queer, cisgender woman. But I’m more than that. I’m an entrepreneur. I’m deeply spiritual. I’m a psychic and a medium. I’m a wife. A person living with mental illness. A woman without a child. I’m a woman who struggles with body image. Those are just some...

i messed up

i messed up

Earlier this month, I had a mastermind session scheduled for the week of the election. Out of the 10 people in the group coaching call, two of them requested that the session be pushed back because the week was too stressful for them to focus on anything, even a...

Are you a good leader?

Are you a good leader?

Your girl’s gonna get straight to the point today. Revolutionary business is ALL about the right leadership. It’s about showing up in your community, standing at the frontlines of your movement, and leading your people to freedom. Now when we talk about leadership, we...

Are you running the race with no finish line?

Are you running the race with no finish line?

The first rule of business is that there are no rules. Y’all know that I’m all about liberating myself from the hustle and grind culture, slowing down, defining my own pace, tuning in to my intuition, and living in the present. But your girl wasn’t always this breezy....

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