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The Revolution is Here

The question is, are you ready?
I'm ready!

For YEARS, women and femmes of color have been forced to perform.

  • The way we speak
  • The way we dress
  • The way we wear our hair
  • Hell, the way we breathe, has been politicized, scrutinized, and criticized

And it’s no different for those of us in business.

We’re told by *cough* white *cough* coaches that we need to diminish our identity to run a business.

That we should only focus on the numbers. That if we aren’t working 18-hour days, we just don’t care about ‘success’ enough

That community has NO place in our businesses

Well, I call bullshit.

There are a lot of ‘shoulds’ in running a business. ‘Shoulds’ that patriarchy, capitalism, and the white standard have ingrained in us.

But, what’s the cost of actually performing them?

Let me tell you from first-hand experience:

It’s not pretty.

You begin to feel:

  • Misaligned
  • Misrepresented by your OWN business
  • Terrified that your work isn’t going to have the impact and meaning you crave
  • Alone and stranded with no community to back you up

Soon, you begin running a business that just feels performative.

It doesn’t represent YOU or YOUR identity as a woman or femme of color

And it sure as hell doesn’t impact your community the way you want it to.

Now, instead of alllll that,
imagine if:

  • You could run your business the way YOU wanted to
  • You could get rid of your fears, and create a business that carries deep impact and meaning
  • You could finally work towards your own version of success
  • You went to work everyday knowing you were honoring your identity as a woman or femme of color
  • Your business felt alive, vibrant, and humane

ALL while being a part of a wonderful community that backed you up?

“Okay Gieselle, whatchu smoking?”

Nothing, I’m just breathing in the sweet, sweet smell of freedom, baby.

It’s possible to step out of a whitewashed world and OWN your dreams in technicolor.

A 6-month coaching program designed to help WFOC entrepreneurs (like you!) go from colonized and misaligned to liberated and revolutionary af.

Finally unleash:

YOUR identity
YOUR impact
YOUR vision

And don’t let anything hold you back anymore!

Including yourself, honey.

Revolutionary Rising isn’t your
average coaching program.

“Embracing my story as a Mauritian immigrant was very liberating and was the key to unlocking multiple other mindset blocks.”

Gieselle’s work on decolonizing businesses spoke to me, and the transformation I experienced is more than anything I ever expected. I would highly recommend it and I would gladly do it again myself!

Sarah Osman, Wellness and Mindset Coach

“Revolutionary Rising helped me realize that my messaging was off because it was the palatable whitewashed version of myself that I had been using my entire life.”

“I feel so confident in what I’m doing and how I’m doing it and I’m so excited to help and uplift other black womxn unapologetically while still reaching my financial goals.”

Liz Walker, YouTube Strategist

The journey to decolonization isn’t easy

But I’m here to help

Hey, I’m Gieselle!

I’m a Black, American, queer, ablebodied, neurotypical, cisgender woman. I currently live on the stolen land of the Lenape tribe, which is now known as Montclair, New Jersey.

I knew that I didn’t have the option of standing on the sidelines anymore.

I was tired of being suffocated by whiteness in the entrepreneurship and personal development world. I was over capitalism stealing my rest, self-esteem, and joy.

And more importantly, I took a look outward and discovered all the incredible WOC entrepreneurs around me who were experiencing the same damned thing. I listened, watched, interacted, and fully allowed myself to be a part of the community.

Allowing myself to truly be in community with other women of color who share my values, cheerlead me, and truly see me has changed my life.

I created Revolutionary Rising with the hopes that you can experience the power of that community too.

Because what we can achieve as a community beats ANYTHING we can achieve alone.

“After the death of George Floyd, something broke open and I realized that I was whitewashing all the best things about myself, and excluding the very people I most wanted to work with.”

“Through Revolutionary Rising, I have curated a more diverse, high-quality, inclusive, and trusting set of clients. I feel I can continue to dive into this work for months to come and it will continue to impact my productivity, messaging, bank account, and general sanity.”

Jasmin Norwood, Founder and Lead Designer

“My biggest win in joining Revolutionary Rising was connecting with other WFOC in a nurturing and encouraging space. Wyte folx are not the gatekeepers of our liberation.”

“We deserve to feel nourished and in true community with people who understand our intersectionalities and love and celebrate them. This is that community.”

Olivia Howard, Transformation Coach and Energy Healer, Founder
and CEO of Olivia Howard LLC

“I had spent so much time focusing on my business that I had basically become my work and got lost in it. After Revolutionary Rising, I finally know and continue asking myself – what do I want?”

“I am unapologetic about showing up value-forward and all my clients in the last few months have been WOC (primarily Latinx, like me!). I just absolutely love Gieselle and can’t recommend her enough!”

Lissette Calveiro, Digital Consultant, Coach and Creater

Let’s look under the hood

Revolutionary Rising will take you on an incredible, liberating, fulfilling journey.

But how exactly are you going to get there?

2 Pod Calls

per month

With no more than 6 kickass WOC entrepreneurs on each call (including you!) – bring in your topic of the day and get 1:1 coaching each call. These calls are typically around 90-100 minutes long and are where we do deep dive coaching in community. Your pod is also your “squad” during the program – we thoughtfully curate your pod based on common struggles.

1 Community Call

per month

This is your chance to look outside your pod and deepen your connection with other individuals in the community! Here, we take a moment to slow down, get present, and celebrate all of your wins from the past month (you’ll have plenty!), lay out intentions for the next month, and ask for support where you need it from the community.

Online Community

The Revolutionary Rising community is unlike any other community you’ve been a part of. Gone are the days when you post in a community looking for support, and no one responds. In Revolutionary Rising, we believe in showing up for each other – which means any time you share, you can expect deep, emotional, thoughtful support.

The Revolutionary Rising Course

Let the Revolution continue! The Revolutionary Rising course includes pre-recorded modules and workbooks that’ll help you get rid of negative self-talk, deepen your self trust and intuition, decolonize each part of your business and more!

Weekly “Unfuckery” Calls

This is a personal pre-recorded call to support you with any drama or mind fuckery you’re experiencing from doing our homework or coursework. Decolonizing ain’t easy, and I’m here to see you through!

But, that’s not all!

We’re gonna make sure we make our 6 months of Revolutionary Rising count

month 1 + 2

All About
Mindset

Because mindset is at the core of everything we do in business.
liberated mindset = liberated business!

month 3

Recognizing your
Revolutionary Vision

We’ll get clear on your personal and professional values and mission, create a roadmap, and gather all the tools you need to stay true to it!

month 4

Skip the
Grind

White capitalism has taught us that ‘hustling’ is the only way to achieve your goals. Well boo, your burnout is not on my agenda! This month, we’ll be focusing on learning how to achieve more while doing less!

month 5

The Revolutionary
Business Audit

We’ll look at every facet of your business – your clients, your marketing, your social media – and filter out what truly belongs to YOU and what’s just a product of white capitalism

month 6

All About Alignment

We’ll continue to align your business towards its most decolonized self!

The months beyond

Enjoy your new, bullshit free mindset, and choose to continue working with us if you’d like to take your journey further!

Feeling like this may be the community for you?

Go ahead and apply, I'd love to have you!

 

“Revolutionary Rising literally made me come out of the closet and step into the light of my full identity.”

“Gieselle was able to tap into my blockages even when I couldn’t verbalize them myself. I made my first dollar in years with Revolutionary Rising and before the second month was over I had made my first thousand.”

Dalia Kinsey, Founder of Kinsey Wellness & Communications

Frequently Asked Questions

I want to make sure you’re making the BEST possible decision for yourself and your business by applying to be a part of Revolutionary Rising.

And if you’re asking questions and giving me the critical side eye, good.

It means you’re looking out for yourself, and I can’t fault that.
So, I decided to answer some questions about Revolutionary Rising that you’re probably already thinking of!

Why do I need to fill out an application?
Good question! Again, we want to make sure you’re the perfect fit before we move forward with Revolutionary Rising.

You heard me, not just a good fit, the perfect fit.

Yeah, I’m probably leaving money on the table by not accepting everyone, but that’s not what this is about for me.

This is about making sure that I’m the right person to help you on your journey of decolonization as you grow your business, and making sure that you’re a perfect fit for our sacred community.

I'm looking for a community, but I'm nervous about being vulnerable in a group program. Is this a good fit?
I want to say that I hear you and I see you. Typically, women and femmes of color who are attracted to this program have experiences of feeling othered in both white and POC communities. They tend to not feel “Black/Latina/Asian/South Asian/Indigenous enough.” We heal that wound in this community.

When you join Revolutionary Rising, you join a family of shared experiences, support, and unequivocal acceptance. We cultivate safety by agreeing to shared community agreements in how we show up and engage with one another.

I'm white-passing or mixed race. Is this the right community for me?
As long as you identify as a woman of color or femme of color, and you identify with the struggles we spoke about on this page, you are welcome in this community. We meet every woman of color where she is in her journey with her identity. You are enough, precious.
How much time and energy do I need to dedicate to the program?
One of our community agreements is that all members of our community attend their pod calls and community calls unless there is an absolute emergency. This is because it’s important to learn to show up for the community and for yourself.

Between pod calls, you can expect to spend 10 minutes daily doing your custom-assigned “homework” from your pod calls, and digging into the Revolutionary Rising coursework.

I’ll be honest, reversing years of colonization, internalized capitalism, patriarchy, and generations of fuckery ain’t going to be easy. It doesn’t happen overnight, and the true magic comes from the work you do in between sessions.

But on the other side? You’ll stand tall in your truth, run a business base fueled by your soul on fire, and you’ll do it without giving in to white capitalism.

What kind of folks join Revolutionary Rising?

You’re a good fit for Revolutionary Rising if…

  • You were socialized as female
  • You’re a changemaker, artist, creative, or coach.
  • You want to think critically about how capitalism, patriarchy, and white dominant culture impacts and impedes the way you do business
  • You want to serve the black and brown communities (though that’s not a requirement of the program)
  • You have a big heart
Will I get to talk every coaching call?
Yes – you will get the opportunity to have deep, customized coaching on every single call. Matter of fact, we will coach you if we notice you not bringing in topics each week. Think of us as your 1:1 mindset coaches – inside the best community of your life.
Will we talk about strategy in this program?
This is not a coaching program where we will tell you what to do in your business. That’s some patriarchal bullshit that we just don’t believe in.

We believe that you always know what’s best for you and your business. So if you bring in a strategy topic to the community, we will support you in finding the best answer for you, but we will very rarely tell you what to do.

We Can’t Thrive Alone!

The best part about building a Revolutionary business is knowing that your fam’s got your back. Join the Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color Facebook group for WFOC entrepreneurs who want to run their businesses THEIR way.

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