Revolutionary Rising

Gieselle Allen

Are you a woman or femme of color entrepreneur who’s ready to have a business that impacts millions, allows you to thrive, and that doesn’t re-create systems of oppression?

Welcome home, honey.

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Revolutionary leadership is NOT synonymous with overgiving!  Regardless of the season, overgiving is never in. We are chatting all about the ‘why’ of overgiving. You may ask yourself, how do I regulate my giving when I want to serve and give to as many people as possible? We are diving into giving at our own expense, serving when it is not the best thing for us, when we have other needs, when we are at our capacity.  Overgiving does not equate to being a revolutionary leader. This may come off as shocking, praised leaders are noted to have given until they could give no more, but I promise you this is not a toxic cycle we are going to repeat.  Overgiving is exactly that… A toxic cycle!  While celebrating these leaders we have promoted the idea that to truly serve others is to drain yourself of everything… FUCK THAT! This episode we are confronting the toxic ideology that giving all of yourself is what makes a good leader, how white supremicist culture has taught BIPOC that this is our role (to give unconditionally), and how capitalism has conditioned us to function that way.  This episode is not to be missed. Grow in your revolutionary leadership and still have more than enough left over for yourself. I can’t promise you won’t feel called out, you might feel a bit attacked, but there is no growth without some pain, lovelies!

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Dec 2

22 min 41 sec

Overcoming the lonely road of leadership After the last episode we know why revolutionary leadership can get so damn lonely, now we are digging into what the fuck to do about it! We CRAVE a community of like minded people, and seek nourishing reciprocal relationships, but as we dive head first into the pool of prospects we tend to feel a bit more let down versus lifted up.  While each of our journeys is unique, our past traumas are likely going to impede the transition from lonely to supported. Our traumas, formed during periods of feeling unsafe, unseen, unheard, or harmed in our relationships, can be easily triggered when forming new relationships.  Let’s say it together, people cannot meet our needs if they do not know our needs!    Step 1. KNOW our needs  Step 2. Express those needs.  Step 3. Find people wanting/willing to meet said needs    We are breaking the capitalistic constraints of who "valuable community members’" are, and no longer shying away from the growing pains of a good relationship.  This episode we are learning to listen to our nervous system and navigate the journey of community building. No more gravitating to the wrong ass people and deepening old wounds. It takes practice, consistency, and time to build reciprocal, nourishing, relationships and there is no better time than right now to get started!   Connect with Gieselle:  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/   Apply for 1:1 or group coaching with Gieselle:  https://gieselleallen.com/

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Nov 26

24 min 19 sec

Based on the saying that we all know, and have honestly felt intimately at some point or another, “it’s lonely at the top”.  So many of my clients that I work with come to me at pretty much the same point... they are good at holding communities together for others, but feel devoid of a community which supports them in all their needs and wants. Listen, this isolation of revolutionary leaders is a fucking epidemic! It’s also by (white supremacist) design. The truth is, we go so much further together, and we know this in our culture, yet we are all functioning in a deeply broken place. We focus on ourselves and believe that asking for help makes our achievements less than, and as women and femmes of color we have become hyper-individualized.   Today we’re going to talk about: Why it feels lonely at the top What white supremacy has to do with this How our intergenerational trauma is getting in the way of us having deeper support in our leadership If you listen to no other episode of the podcast, (but like, do, it’s dope, lol!) this is the one to listen to because when revolutionary leaders of color come together, support one another, compare notes… ...we truly are capable of liberating our communities and changing the entire fucking world.   Connect with Gieselle:  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/   Apply for 1:1 or group coaching with Gieselle:  https://gieselleallen.com/

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Nov 18

22 min 32 sec

After discussing the concept of leadership and power in episode two, it is time we discuss the importance of leaning into our leadership and continually seeing and expressing our power. Doing this is necessary to make the massive impact we are hoping for, to liberate our communities, and create better futures for us all. It is time for you to deepen and expand your power. Listen to this episode and give yourself space and time to let it soak in. This message is too good, too powerful, to miss out on!   Connect with Gieselle:  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/   Apply for 1:1 or group coaching with Gieselle:  https://gieselleallen.com/

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Nov 11

3 min 49 sec

You might not know this but as a woman or femme of color you probably have a toxic relationship with power and leadership   Don't believe me? Listen to today's episode where we're diving into the concept of power and leadership and why our relationships to them are just a little screwed up   Today we're going to talk about: Why we're so uncomfortable with leadership Why power is often seen as oppressive   Connect with Gieselle:  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/   Apply for 1:1 or group coaching with Gieselle:  https://gieselleallen.com/

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Nov 11

19 min 57 sec

Welcome back to Revolutionary Rising! I am coming back loaded with all the things you loved in last season, but also going on a journey together, exploring topics from many sides.    Together we are EVOLVING…   We are moving on from conversations about confidence and feeling stuck. We know how to overcome obstacles when we need to. Instead, we are discussing meeting not only others’ needs, but also our own. Learning how to step into our power and own it.    Most importantly, we are discussing leadership, all the ways we have a bullshit view on what it is, and how we make ourselves feel as if we aren’t one.   Connect with Gieselle:  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/   Apply for 1:1 or group coaching with Gieselle:  https://gieselleallen.com/

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Nov 11

19 min 23 sec

Do you have pieces of your business that just don’t feel right for you right now? If so - it’s okay to take a step back, my dear. It’s okay to take some space from something to get in right relationship with it. In today’s episode, I share how I am reevaluating the ways I show up in my marketing and how you can avoid capitalism’s trap of urgency by taking space from the things that do not feel in alignment for you right now. I’m digging into: How I am getting intentional with where and why I show up in my business Why I am stepping back from some of my marketing (and how to figure out if you need to do the same!) How to trust your intuition to guide your business marketing needs And more!   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/   Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Feb 25

20 min 23 sec

Finding and connecting to our truth is deeply important for us as women and femmes of color - it gives us the freedom to do business in the revolutionary ways we crave. In today’s episode, I talk to embodiment and storytelling coach Akansha Agrawal, about reclaiming the narrative around who we “need” to be to find success in this world and how owning your truest self can help you step up as the leader you are truly meant to be.  We dive into: Rejecting the capitalistic standard of success and redefining how you measure success in your life and business How Akansha released herself from the trap of comparison and self-doubt The importance of creating from a place of safety and trust How connecting to her story and embodiment work helped Akansha become a better speaker and business owner A limiting belief about rest that could be holding you back from creating the life you want Why Akansha is focusing on South Asian voices and what she is doing to be able to hold a safe space for her community How to release yourself from the deep disempowerment narrative in the entrepreneurship space And so much more!   Connect with Akansha:   Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/citrusandgold/?hl=en   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/citrusandgold   Website: https://www.citrusandgold.com/   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/   Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Feb 18

51 min 40 sec

You don’t have to search for it. The patriarchy doesn’t need to tell you what it is. The way you’re meant to operate, the way you’re meant to do business - the answers are already inside of you. In today’s episode, I talk to brand astrologer and designer, Leslie Tagorda, about how she built a revolutionary business by doing what she loves and how you can release the limiting beliefs around what your life and business “should be” so you can lean into a commitment to yourself and start calling in more ease and success (whatever that means for you!) into your life. We dive into: What led Leslie to her revolutionary business of combining astrology and design How she got stuck in comparison and copying for 15 years (and how she broke through!) Why the messaging around entrepreneurship is especially harmful for folks of color  The importance of a commitment to self when building a business or brand Being conscious of what success means to you (and why this is vital if you want to thrive!) Why it’s so important for us as women and femmes of color to create our own gateways to success And more!   Connect with Leslie:   Website: https://newmooncreative.co/ Instagram: @newmooncreativeco Podcast: The Savvy Luminary Podcast https://newmooncreative.co/podcast/ Facebook Group: The Savvy luminary https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheSavvyLuminary/   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/   Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Feb 11

58 min 16 sec

We’re told that once we make X amount of money in our business - we’ll be successful and we can finally rest and enjoy it. Truth is, honey, this is capitalist bullshit. And if you are trying to do business in a revolutionary way, you will always be at odds with this idea. In today’s episode, I break down the “money is success” myth and walk you through the mindset tools you need to decolonize your business and redefine what success means for YOU.  I’m digging into: How to navigate your own version of success in a patriarchal and capitalist society Why running your business in integrity might mean slower growth (and why this is okay!) The MOST IMPORTANT thing to start with when running a revolutionary business Why you might be experiencing short-lived peaks in your business (and what to do about it!) What to do if you get triggered by comparison or the capitalist bullshit How you could be holding yourself back from creating your own business strategy (and why you are totally capable of doing it!) And more!   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/   Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Feb 4

31 min 38 sec

You can create a business that feels good for you AND see it thrive - whatever thriving means for you. You can do this while still honoring all of your intersectional identities and being the whole, authentic human you are. In today’s episode, I talk with inclusive business coach, VP Wright, about how she helps build ethical and sustainable online community-based businesses and the important ways she is showing up for her business and community as her fullest, authentic self. If you’re looking for ways to embrace your truest self in your business so you can truly see it thrive, then tune in - because this episode is for you!  We dive into: How VP supports businesses through her education and trainings (and why inclusivity is at the forefront!) Why VP has continued to share more and more of her identities with her community How gender expression can deeply impact the way we operate in business Why she hired support to build her business and how it helped her sell out her first launch! How she went from being homeless to hitting 100k in cash in less than 2 years! The concept of serving before selling and how it can help your business thrive How to keep healthy boundaries while still putting out consistent high-value content What the RIGHT kind of community can do for your business (and why this is SO important!) And more! Connect with VP:    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevpwright/   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

Jan 28

53 min 29 sec

Here’s what I know, my dear - everything can wait.  Your business can wait. Your friends can wait. Your to-do list can wait.  But white supremacy culture wants you to believe otherwise! In today’s episode, I am digging into the concept of urgency, how harmful it is for us as folks of color, and what we can be doing to combat this so we can lead more revolutionary lives and businesses.  I am digging into: Why the lie of urgency is so deeply harmful for women and folks of color How you can start to decolonize time and deadlines in your life and business  Why urgency and intentionality DO NOT coexist How capitalism and white supremacy culture are steeped in urgency (and how to avoid getting swept up in this bullshit!) What happens to you when you are surrounded by people who are run by urgency How you might be falling into the urgency trap in your business if you are looking for evidence of results What you need to start doing TODAY to live a more restful life And more!   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/   Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Jan 21

32 min 4 sec

We are built for pleasure and thriving y'all. And as women and femmes of color, accepting this truth is so deeply important for us. In today’s episode, I talk with sexual empowerment coach Ann Nguyen about the powerful healing quality of her work. We discuss how she integrates her ancestral lineage into her work, her revolutionary vision for the world, and how the integration of pleasure into your life can change everything. We dive into: How sexuality and divinity are interconnected and how Ann taps into both in her work Why and how she integrates her ancestral lineage into her pleasure work How disconnection from pleasure plays a role in our lives as women and femmes of color The difference between sensuality and sexuality and what pleasure actually means Ann’s 5% pleasure rule (and how to integrate it into your life!) The tangible ways that pleasure can play a role in your business Resistance to our sexual power and how trauma can play a role And so much more!   Connect with Ann:  Website: https://www.theannnguyen.com/   Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theannnguyen/   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Jan 7

56 min 18 sec

During this crazy year, did you find yourself buying into white supremacy culture? Trying out all their strategies, hiring the experts, joining the programs, and still haven’t found the growth or success you were looking for? In today’s episode, I take you through my 2020 fuck ups, how I moved through them in a revolutionary way, and all the beautiful learning that can come from taking your power back and finding alignment in your life and business when things seem like they just aren’t working.  I’m digging into: The MOST common theme among all my fuck ups this year (and why this is so important if you want to live an empowered, decolonized life!) My recent launch and how you can avoid the mistake that I made The ONLY way shit is going to start working for you in your business (hint: it’s not about someone else’s strategy) My BIGGEST learnings from my setbacks this year and how they can help you in your life and business The MOST IMPORTANT thing about revolutionary business and how it’s missing in the entrepreneurial space Something you may be falling prey to if you are trying to level-up in your business My BEST decisions of 2020 and how they changed my life and business What coaching really is (and isn’t!) and why I fired my business coach My BIGGEST lifesaver this year And more!   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, Revolutionary Entrepreneurs of Color, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for Revolutionary Rising: https://revolutionaryrising.com/home/   Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/

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Dec 2020

36 min 52 sec

What bullshit stories have you been told around money? Truth is, as women and femmes of color, we need to ditch the traditional finance narratives and harmful capitalist culture if we want to cultivate a healthy relationship with money. On today’s episode, I have a deep conversation with financial therapist Lindsay Bryan-Podvin about navigating a business that feels in integrity within capitalism and how to release the shame around money to run a more revolutionary business.  We dive into: The importance of including money in the mental health and emotional work we do in our lives Why a shame-free relationship with money is so important to Lindsay and her work The stark binary in the traditional finance world (and how to undo this damaging messaging) How the money mindset conversation can be spiritual bypassing in disguise (and how to spot it!) The difference between guilt and shame in reference to money and how it impacts your ability to show up How to distinguish good debt from something that might not actually be serving you Navigating revolutionary business while in the capitalist structure How she helps clients define money trauma What conscious capitalism means and how to practice it in your business Lindsay’s journey to bringing spirituality into her financial therapy work Her BIGGEST takeaway for you around cultivating a relationship with money And so much more!   Connect with Lindsay:    Website: www.mindmoneybalance.com   IG: https://www.instagram.com/mindmoneybalance/   Podcast Mind Money Balance: www.mindmoneybalance.com/podcast   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Dec 2020

50 min 7 sec

I can teach you the right way to live, to do business, to thrive. Heard this bullshit story before? The truth is, the right or wrong binary is deeply damaging to us as women and femmes of color. On today’s episode, I dig into the impact of rightness on our mindset and on the way we operate in life and business and discuss finding true liberation by allowing your intuition to guide you instead.  I’m digging into: How living in an either/or world is a direct function of white supremacy (and how to release yourself from this trap) What happens when you allow your own intuition to be “right” instead How the right/wrong binary might be showing up in your business What this binary is actually teaching you about yourself and why this is so damaging An important question to start asking yourself about who you follow and the content you consume What could be happening in your life and business if you are too focused on being right How the people you follow and listen to may be disempowering you (and how to stop this from happening!) My take on the path to liberation and the ONE thing you need to do to find yours And more! Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Dec 2020

30 min 37 sec

Decolonizing your business isn’t a single moment. It’s something that you need to show up for every day. On today’s episode, I get deep into decolonization with astrologer Raquel Reyes. We discuss the beauty of astrology and her journey to decolonization after experiencing burnout in her business. Tune in if you want to discover the deep transformation that can come from doing what feels right and good for YOU. We dive into: How Raquel uses astrology as a vehicle for her clients and how important social justice and decolonization work is to her life and business Her journey to decolonization after years in business  How astrology plays a role in her identity and cultural background Accepting “snap” as one of the most comfortable states of being in her business (and why this is so important for WOC) Holding strong boundaries and rejecting consumption culture Creating a safe space for WOC and for the anti-racism discussion The importance of prioritizing rest in your business Setting rules and boundaries within her containers and why this is so important The 3 decans of each sign in traditional astrology and how they affect how you show up in the world And more!   Connect with Raquel: Website: www.astrologywithraquel.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/astrology.with.raquel   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Dec 2020

57 min 43 sec

If you don’t feel worthy in your identities, you won’t feel worthy in your life or biz. So, by whose rules are you measuring if your identities are important? On today’s episode, I am unpacking my spiritual identity and reflecting on why we hide from the parts of ourselves that might turn people off and instead why we need to embrace and reclaim every part as important and valuable. Your whole fucking self is deeply important to your message, my love, so why aren’t you sharing it? Let’s dive in.  Im digging into: The importance of rewriting the narrative from dominant culture around spirituality  My inner work on embracing my psychic and medium gifts and sharing them with the world The lack of space for folks of color in the spiritual world and how problematic this can be How my spiritual journey got started and how it was actually my first form of decolonization Why it is so deeply important to embrace ALL of our identities  The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can be doing to build true connection with your community Why being seen by as many people as possible is NOT the goal And so much more! Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply to join the Revolutionary Rising community: https://www.revolutionaryrising.com/home/ Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Dec 2020

32 min 15 sec

Patriarchy tells you that you’re not good enough. Capitalism says you’re not educated enough. These societal narratives are a lie - but they could be holding you back from being the leader that your community deserves. On today’s episode, I talk with beautiful soul and integrative leadership coach Nisha Moodley about how to change the conversation around leadership so you can embrace who you are and become the revolutionary leader you are truly capable of being.  We dive into: What integrative leadership really means and how she came to focus on leadership in her practice The importance of embracing pleasure instead of restriction What holds a lot of folks back from becoming revolutionary leaders Why you should NOT be relating self worth and boundaries with caring less for your people The MOST IMPORTANT thing your leadership has to have to be truly revolutionary What you need to release to embrace the role of leader in your life The harm of internalized hierarchies of dominance and learning to resist them Why Nisha weaves the idea of devotion into her brand And so many more gems!   Connect with Nisha: Website: Nishamoodley.com IG: https://www.instagram.com/nishamoodley/?hl=en Get in on her free offering: https://embodyyourleadership.com/ Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Nov 2020

53 min 46 sec

Here’s the truth. For us folks who are socialized as women and femmes of color, we are taught to distrust ourselves and what we want. But If you want to do business differently, you have to have a clear, revolutionary vision. On today’s episode, I take you through how you can develop and cultivate a revolutionary vision so you can live your best black life and create a business that truly serves you and your community. I’m digging into: The BIGGEST way to build a solid foundation for your revolutionary business How to avoid letting capitalism and the patriarchy pollute your vision The MOST IMPORTANT thing to focus on when developing your vision One of the biggest problems with grinding and hustling to get to your goal (and what to do instead!) Taking aligned action and releasing judgment of yourself What to do if focusing on YOU is feeling selfish The MOST ESSENTIAL skill to have in your toolbox to be able to run a revolutionary business and lead a liberated life! And so much more!   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Nov 2020

33 min 12 sec

As women of color entrepreneurs it can be difficult to build community and sell authentically while fighting against the systems of oppression that try to bring us down. That’s why we’re done with traditional marketing and capitalist bullshit. So, what are we doing instead? On today’s episode, I talk to Inclusive Marketing Coach Hannah Martin about how she coaches women and femmes of color to dismantle these harmful systems, build community to support them, and run more successful and grounded businesses. We dive into: What inclusive marketing is and how Hannah uses it How you can create a safe and empowering space for the people you want to serve Being misidentified as an anti-racist educator and why the distinction is so important The need for transparency in business and why it’s so important for our communities How Hannah is participating in the revolution as a non black POC The feminine energy of sustainability and releasing the fast growth expectation that is seen a lot in the coaching space How you can measure your success and impact without using the bullshit capitalist model And more! Connect with Hannah: Woc Space Community is a free network for women and femmes of color entrepreneurs to connect and support each other. To join, fill out the form here: https://www.subscribepage.com/wocspacecommunity   Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/wocspace/ Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Nov 2020

56 min 23 sec

I want to invite you to take some rest. Give yourself the permission to take care of YOU. It’s been a crazy year, my dear, and I am here to remind you that how we approach stressful times is deeply important. Join me on today’s episode as I take you through the tools I use to navigate during difficult times and that you can use too, to thrive even when you aren’t feeling good about what’s going on in the world around you.  I’m digging into: What to do if you are looking for peace and ease during difficult times How you can navigate feelings of fear without resistance Creating the practical tools you need to support you through hard times What thriving behaviors are and how to cultivate them in your life Why it’s okay to step away during tough times and why it’s so important Reconnecting with the vision for your day and an easy tool to help you do it! And more!   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Nov 2020

28 min 52 sec

Want to shatter that glass ceiling or simply hold a safe, valuable space for the people in your community all while staying in your power as a woman or femme of color? The stories that you have been told since childhood may be holding you back. On today’s episode I talk to conscious business and leadership coach and mentor for women of color, Mariela De La Mora. We’re digging into the concept of reparenting and how important reframing how we see leadership and connecting to your true self is to running a revolutionary business.  We dive into: How Mariela shows up as a coach and why doing it consciously is so important to her What challenged her most in her marketing career and why it led to the most growth in her life and business The importance of turning inward to become a better leader What reparenting is and how you can benefit from this process to become a better leader and business owner How and when we develop a “role self” and why it’s so important to acknowledge it Imposter syndrome and how it could be showing up for you in your business  The process of healing your inner child and what it really takes to do it Integrating her life and business and how she avoids burnout as a mother and business owner How you can honor your parents’ or ancestor’s struggles by following your own purpose The practical steps she took to pivot from the corporate marketing world to the conscious coaching space Finding the permission to change your mind and evolve as a leader Scarcity coaching tactics and finding mentorship in alignment with who you really are And more!   Connect with Mariela: www.marieladelamora.com www.instagram.com/Mariela.delamora www.linkedin.com/in/marieladelamora   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Oct 2020

59 min 30 sec

Raise your hand if someone has fed you this bullshit - if your business isn’t growing, it’s dying.  Here’s the truth honey, we can liberate ourselves from these oppressive capitalist systems and run our business as the fullest version of ourselves - without that hussle! Tune in to today’s episode as I drop some gems about how you can be running a revolutionary business with full self-trust all while honoring your humanity. I’m digging into: What being fully expressed in your business really means The mindset shit that could be holding you back from showing up as your authentic self How I released the idea that I needed to grind to scale my business What it means to liberate ourselves from ideals of perfection and success The BIGGEST myth they are selling you about your running your business My decolonization journey and how colonization could be affecting you and your business Some important questions to ask yourself if you feel like you’ve been racing toward your goals What the traditional business coaching containers are missing (and why it’s so important!) The ONE, simple thing you can be doing in your business to reduce hustle and burnout What happens when you start believing that everything you want is coming for you And more!   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Oct 2020

31 min 52 sec

How do you show up in your business as a femme of color? We have been socialized to interact in business in a certain way and sometimes that means we bring the corporate bullshit with us. On today’s show I bring growth and impact strategist Toi Smith on to talk about the capitalist structure, holding space for black women and mothers, and the long game of seeing change for our communities.  We dive into: Being a black woman and single mother in business How Toi stays optimistic with the understanding that change is a long game The development and divine timing of her community, Business for the People Why being in business does not have to mean you are a capitalist How the online business formula created by white men can be very triggering for folks of color Why Toi believes balance in life and business is an illusion The romanticism of community and why it takes work to create a safe space Distinguishing your financial needs and releasing shame around the desire for money And more! Connect with Toi: www.toimarie.com www.businessforthepeople.com https://www.instagram.com/toimarie/   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Oct 2020

50 min 16 sec

Today, my dear, I want to talk about community. This is so massively important for all human beings, but especially for us as folks of color. On today’s show, I take you through the steps I’ve taken to build intentionally nourishing communities and how you can use these tools to not only create your own community, but show up vulnerably so it feels really good for you and the members of your space. I’m digging into: Why it’s so important to be specific about who you want in your space How I bring curious energy to my community and why this can breed engagement in your community too! Why community agreements are so important and the ONE thing you need to do make sure they are clear to the group Acknowledging sisterhood wounds and how you can make your group feel safe and held The MOST IMPORTANT thing you can do when first starting your group that will set it up for success A practical first step to building engagement in your community The ONE thing you are NOT doing if you are truly building a nourishing community How to provide engaging content in your group with intention and without overwhelm What to be aware of so you can show up as a present and nourishing community member And more! Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Oct 2020

43 min 38 sec

We are not talking about embodiment work enough, ya’ll! And this does WOC entrepreneurs a deep disservice. On today’s show, I invite Kelsey De Brusinis to talk to us about her work as a Trauma-Informed Psychosomatic Embodiment Coach & Emotional Release Bodyworker. We get deep into releasing hidden forces of stress, why this work is so important for WOC entrepreneurs, and how you can drop into your body to show up more authentically in your business and get to that next level! We dive into: The importance and necessity of embodiment work for WOC entrepreneurs Recalibrating your nervous system so that you can attract more of what you want to your business The BIGGEST thing embodiment work requires you to do (and why it’s so important) Kelsey’s healing journey and how she shows up differently in her life because of her work Her advice for women dealing with trauma getting in the way in their life and business Why Kelsey is CANCELLING the word resilience (and the word she uses instead) One of the BEST ways to distinguish between trauma and difficult experiences Why you cannot race through your life and business if you want to be embodied (and what to do instead) The mindset shift you need to reduce burn out and feel embodied.  Some practical tools to build safety in your body.  And more!   Connect with Kelsey: kelseydebrusinis.com instagram.com/kelseydebrusinis facebook.com/itskelseydebrusinis   Connect with Gieselle:  Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/  Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Oct 2020

56 min 3 sec

Today I’m talking honestly about something I am really fucking sick of. The crazy obsession that the entrepreneurship community has about the rapid scaling of your business hasn’t been working for a lot of us and this narrative can be specifically hard for women and femmes of color. Releasing the idea that you need to grind and hustle to grow your business can be really hard, but here’s what I know - if you are focusing on profit first, you are not leading the revolutionary business you want! I am SO over talking about business growth over our mental wellness, honey; so let’s do it in a way that’s sustainable.   I’m digging into: How I let go of the hustle in my own business, and how you can too so that you can scale your business in a way that feels aligned, revolutionary, and sustainable! The important realization I had about my own scaling goal and why the shit they are feeding you in the white-dominant business world could be holding you back.  Why your business may not be scaling and growing the way that you want and what you can be doing about it TODAY.  An important lesson about your business growth and finding the permission to do it your way. Some of my favorite questions to ask yourself about sustainable growth for your business and why it’s important so you can finally release that pressure to expand.  THE MOST IMPORTANT thing you can be doing to run your business in a revolutionary way.  What it really says about you when you step out of the corporate space.  How to truly unwind from hustle culture RIGHT NOW and how you can thrive as a WOC (in a sustainable way!) And so much more!   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Sep 2020

30 min 38 sec

Representation matters honey! And finding a community where you can serve and be served as a woman of color - it can change the game! On today’s show, I invite my business and real life bestie Nadia De Ala to speak about her two businesses that support WOC and how she was able to claim women of color in tech as her niche and help bring the magic of coaching to her community.    We dive into: How Nadia’s identity as a straight cis woman and daughter of Filipino immigrants shapes her and the way she serves her clients. How she found permission to claim WOC in tech as her niche and the lack of WOC coaches in the business space.  The power of representation and how it can help you thrive in your business! Why Nadia built her business from a place of service and community (and how you can too!) The role equal energy exchange plays in negotiations and why this is so important. Losing her way in the tech world and how she reconnected with activism and her community to build her business.  How to avoid veiled sales pitches and offer genuine value in your business.  What a NO really means and why it doesn’t have to mean anything.  How to ask for the rate you deserve and why being a woman of color does NOT hold you back from earning that money, my dear! The ONE MOST IMPORTANT thing you need to be able to grow and give yourself permission to thrive as a woman of color. Why she chose to create a new business in partnership and how she launched her membership in less than 2 months! Nadia’s 3 best decisions she has made in her business. The limiting belief of perfectionism and how Nadia integrates rest and joy in her biz. And more!   Connect with Nadia:   Follow her on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nadiadeala/   Connect with her on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nadiadeala/   Her websites: http://nadiadeala.com/ and http://letsgethellarich.com/   Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now  Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Sep 2020

58 min 21 sec

If you’re ready to speak your bold and revolutionary truth, you’ve gotta start with a good foundation, gorgeous! Today I’m sharing the MOST IMPORTANT foundational element you don’t wanna miss so that you can build and own a powerful, unapologetic message that integrates your identity as a woman or femme of color.    I’m digging into: The bullshit training we’ve been given as folks of color that’s actually working against you as an entrepreneur… and why you need to unwind that shit RIGHT NOW How to have a bold, unapologetic message (it starts with this ONE THING!) The deep trust you need to develop in yourself Questions you need to ask yourself to show up as the beautifully fucking perfect version of yourself that you are Why it’s so important to show up fully and authentically in your message What you DO and DON’T need to worry about to create something revolutionary What having a bold and revolutionary message IS and ISN’T truly about  And so much more!   Let’s dive in!   Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Sep 2020

29 min 15 sec

Think showing up in my business boldly and unapologetically has come naturally or simply for me? Nope! I’ve been inspired by other amazing and revolutionary WOC, and one of the biggest influences for me has been Weeze Doran. I’m so excited to have her on the show today, sharing with us the story of her own journey to choose herself and liberation and how it helped her to create a truly revolutionary life and business.   We’re diving into: How Weeze became the Weeze she is today and overcame the socializations she grew up with Her own decolonization journey The importance of self-care and allowing yourself to be human, especially now! How her parents influenced her spark towards liberation The life changing realization she had as her marriage ended What she sacrificed to take charge of her liberation How she chose an “unknown version of me” over something “safe” and “right” Why community is so important in your own liberation journey How Weeze does business differently and how she’s decolonized her business Why she doesn’t use contracts with her clients And more!   Weeze has been called many things from coach, podcast host, advocate, agent of change, strategist, and educator (to name a few) and ultimately - she is a compassionate provocateur that is out to uncover your path of possibility. She believes that in order to alter our social reality as a whole, we as people have to shift, and thus she has built a coaching and educating practice with two distinct branches: Anti-racism & decolonization and empowerment & authentic alignment. She believes that by teaching and empowering individuals to walk in their purpose, we can create an equitable, diverse and inclusive society.   Make sure you follow Weeze on Instagram and subscribe to her Podia where you’ll find exclusive content, her book club, and more!   Instagram: https://instagram.com/accordingtoweeze Podia: https://accordingtoweeze.podia.com/weeze    Connect with Gieselle:    Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Apply for 1:1 coaching with me: https://www.gieselleallen.com/book-now    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Sep 2020

1 hr 4 min

Ready to exit the White entrepreneur cookie-cutter mold and start doing life and business in revolutionary ways? If you’re ready to do business in a soul-aligned way and have been eager for a podcast created exclusively FOR women and femmes of color like you BY a WOC, you are not going to want to miss this pilot episode. It’s my love letter to you, honey!   I’m digging into: The SINGLE most important lesson I’ve learned about proof What to ask yourself if you’re looking at doing a hard thing My journey from growing up a “weird Black kid” who struggled to fit in with either the White or Black community, to learning how to show up as unapologetically myself and claiming WOC The suffocating experience that made me take the terrifying but intuitively aligned leap to niche down to only serve women and femmes of color and what it’s done for me and my business What it takes to continue to be bold and unapologetic in my business, and why you should be bold and unapologetic in your life and business as well! The thing White coaches are missing to help you overcome your own bullshit to become the person you were meant to be How I worked through fears of being rejected by WOC And so much more!   Join me in my free private Facebook group, The Woman of Color Entrepreneur Revolution, and continue the conversation! https://www.facebook.com/groups/679342759273155/    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen

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Sep 2020

31 min 28 sec