"I came into the world destined to soar above the clouds."
"I am not what I do. I am so much more. It is the who of me that influences my ability to be exceptional at what I do and why I love doing it!"
Hi! I'm Glodean Champion! (Yes, that's my real name!)
I'm an experienced coach, educator, and facilitator who works with individuals and organizations to get to the root cause of culturally based challenges by transforming beliefs, behaviors, and assumptions. My unique approach to this centuries-old endeavor is rooted in the practice of engaging with people’s core emotions, cultural competencies, and situational and self-awareness through coaching, training, and workshops. I believe in meeting people “where they are" and leading them where they "want (or need) to be" to reach their highest potential.
I draw on my extensive background in education, communication, leadership, and process improvement to strengthen teams and organizations. I also partner with companies to advise on strategy, leadership development, and create a business case for change that is designed and implemented from the bottom up to ensure adoption. I strongly believe in the “teach a man to fish” philosophy so that individuals and organizations can continue learning and growing long after my engagement is over. I provide tips, tools, and tactics to incorporate lessons learned into practice; and one-on-one and small-group coaching for leadership and managers on how best to support and serve people of color, whether they are your employees, customers, or members of the community surrounding your organization.
I also speak professionally on issues relating to diversity and inclusion using my novel, Salmon Croquettes, as a teaching tool. I'm said to be exceptionally engaging, funny, and passionate. I suspect this is because I pull from my upbringing and the influence of my mother — my first authentic leader – to create stories that connect with my audience. I approach delicate subjects with honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability and consider myself to be a master at challenging and captivating audiences of all kinds in a way that forces them to take pause and become introspective, something we need more of if we want to make the world a better place.
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"I came into this world to spread love and help others reach their highest potential by falling madly, deeply, wildly in love with themselves!"
I was always the tallest kid in the group! One of the best things my mom ever did was to insist I be proud of my height. She constantly reminded me to "Stand up straight!" I've been standing straight and proud ever since.
Q&A Session with Steve Farber before his keynote speech on his newest book, Love is Just Damn Good Business.
"Glodean was able to see great abilities within me, more than I could see in myself, and helped bring it out of me. She has taught me that if I believe in something, do it. And if it doesn’t work out, it’s always better to ask for forgiveness."
AIMEE GARCIA, ASSOCIATE PM & MENTEE
"I was amazed by Glodean's level of professionalism and knowledge. Her ability to facilitate with multiple people and personalities was impressive. Her witty sense of humor and outgoing personality really made the day enjoyable!"
JENNY HUGHESCAREER EDUCATION / OUTREACH SPECIALIST
"If I had to pick one of Glodean's best traits, one...more important than her unrelenting positive attitude or uncanny ability to meet unrealistic deadlines, it would be her clarity. She can express a concept in as many ways as the listener needs to hear in order to understand."