"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!"
I'm Glodean Champion and yes, Champion is my real last name.
I'm a Personal Growth and Leadership Development Coach, Motivational Speaker, Educator, and Storyteller with expertise in Process Improvement, Change Management, Information Technology, and Group Facilitation. I'm also a Six Sigma Black Belt (SSBB), a certified Extreme Leadership Facilitator, a former high school teacher and college professor with an MFA in Writing from California College of the Arts and a BA in English from Mills College.
As a Six Sigma Black Belt, I led process improvement initiatives that not only improved efficiency and productivity in business processes but also transformed the people in the process. My efforts inspired, empowered, and uplifted “me” thinkers into “we” thinkers. The results produced stronger relationships between co-workers and business units while building trust in their leaders.
My career began when I found my love of technology. I worked as a network and server administrator and desktop support consultant for companies across the United States. After many years in hands-on technical support, I moved into project management and process improvement which honed my communication and crisis management skills. I became known as the “client whisperer” thanks to my ability to identify problems before they became major issues, communicate my assessment in a calming way, and provide a solution before the client could say, “what should we do?”
Moving into coaching was a natural progression and now, I apply the time-proven methodologies I mastered throughout my career to create results in people improvement. This is my calling.
"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.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
CAREER EDUCATION / OUTREACH SPECIALIST
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 !
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.
ASSOCIATE PM (AND MENTEE)
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.