Category Archives for "Coaching"

Homecoming

Do you choose a theme for the year? My theme for the year is Homecoming. When I reflected on what I wanted 2021 to be like for me, I kept coming back to the idea that I wanted to really feel like I was sinking into myself. I want to show up as myself 100%I […]

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Slow down, to go fast

Happy New Year! I’ve been using January to ease myself back into this year. For me, the new year kinda kicks off in February, which I admit, is not typical. The way I approach the start of the year — and goal setting in general if I’m being honest — is completely counterproductive to what is shoved […]

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Kamala Harris

I keep thinking about Kamala Harris’ performance during the Vice Presidential debate last week. It was such a familiar scene. A woman of color who is clearly the smartest and most qualified person in the room but has to bend over backwards to showcase her confidence and her expertise in the most delicate way possible, […]

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Entrepreneur Anniversary

I saw a Facebook memory this week reminding me that 9 years ago, I walked into my manager’s office and put in my two week notice. 9 years ago, I took the ultimate chance on myself and my dreams and my vision. 9 years ago, I quit my corporate job and never looked back. The […]

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The Burial

What is your thing — THE THING— that you’ve wanted to do forever? Do you have this idea that has just been hanging out inside you for as long as you can remember, that you just haven’t acted on? Maybe it’s not an idea, maybe it’s a desire.Learning a new language.Taking a pole dancing class.Going […]

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‘We Don’t Need Or Want Teachers Like You.’

“We Don’t Want Or Need Teachers Like You.” Earlier this week on Instagram those were just one of the phrases hurled at me and my community by some random guy after being triggered and offended by this post. Not going to lie. Waking up to having someone challenge my thoughts or ideas wasn’t the best start […]

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Sleeping Under The Stars

Have you ever passed up on an opportunity or adventure because you felt like your folks didn’t do things like that? In other words, have you deemed something, anything, as “White People Shit?” If you know the Color Outside story, you know one of the first meetups I had was on a hike where we […]

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Are You Talking Yourself Out Of Joy?

Have you ever consciously made the decision to not get too happy, too comfortable, too “fill-in-the-blank” simply because IF something happened you didn’t want to be disappointed? Example: Let’s say you’re up for a promotion at work. Instead of allowing yourself to be excited and think about the possibilities, you squash those feelings of excitement so […]

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I’m Sick Of Being Asked This Question

‘Why do you feel like we need diversity and inclusion in the outdoors industry?’It’s the million dollar question asked of me in some variation when I’m featured on a podcast, quoted in an article, or basically interviewed for anything. Usually asked by a ‘well-meaning’ white person who just can’t fathom why a Black woman might […]

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There’s No Such Thing As Balance

‘How do you balance it all?’ Women get asked this question all the time. If you’re ambitious, high-achieving, are a wife and/or mother and look even remotely put together, people ask you this question as if you have some magic formula locked away. I won’t even get into why men aren’t asked this question. How […]

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