"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!"
Over the years, when people asked me what I did for a living, the answer always boiled down to, "I educate, uplift, empower, and inspire the people in my life." It didn't matter who those people were: co-workers, executives, students, friends, family members, or members of my community.
I'm Glodean Champion and 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 TILT365 and Laser Coaching certified coach, 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 work begins with a journey to self because one thing I've learned in my life is, we cannot love or lead anyone authentically if we don't love ourselves.
This is my calling.
My life's purpose is to help people fall madly, wildly, and deeply in love with themselves so they can become better versions of themselves for the people in their lives.
"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."