"Civil courage and allyship starts at home!”, I say as I point to head and again as I point to my heart.
How do we get to a place where we see the humanity of ourself reflected in others? How do we default to love, compassion, forgiveness, curiosity and genuine empathy? It is simple, we do not slow down long enough to replenish out own requirements. We default to the collective consciousness of being a machine.
What would it feel like to make someone’s day terrific by being a sponsor for them! What if you chose to take a stand and use your sovereignty to lift someone up. You could change the trajectory of someone’s life by giving them access to something you take for granted. This excerpt speaks to the core of how to creating allyship. When you choose going through the motions or worse, pretending you do not see, you are ignoring yourself as well!
That's why I created the Replenish Me ™process. It was born out of my struggle with self-leadership. Everything I stand for is aligned with being the example of a new collective consciousness. Consciously choosing with every interaction, including those with myself which "no one sees", I am just, loving, forgiving, compassionate and trustworthy. I choose to detach from all forms of conditioning that oppress humanity and specifically Black women. Being a Black woman, I recognize that each individual has responsibility to be an example of what she desires. That is why self-nurturing is an integral starting point for self-awareness and creating personal psychological safety.
As the Creator of the Replenish Me ™ Process, which is self-leadership surrounding practicing sustainable mindfulness and highlighted in my latest book Detached Love: Transforming Your Heart So That You Can Transform Your Mind. When I work with you on your year long transformation process as a conscious leader, you discover the beauty of using your darkest and most difficult emotions to embody success on a whole new level to be present and be powerful as a stand, ally and sponsor for Black women and women of color even if you are one. Allyship begins at home with you first.
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Founding Member L&D Cares
Cordelia makes a beautiful and honest impact wherever she goes and wherever she showcases what it means to show up. Cordelia is truly a thought-leader, unique in her approach in heart and mind. I was honored when she agreed to discuss the topic of Allyship for the recent @L&D Cares Career Growth Summit during the section dedicated to Diversity, Inclusion, and 21st Century Competencies. Her approach via Replenish Me, to hone in on what it means to act with civil courage and heart to help one another rise up was excellently received.
DEIA Strategist| Corporate Trainer| International Speaker| Author|Lived Experience Mental Health Storyteller
Cordelia, I appreciate you encouraging me to use my voice. I will forever remember you pointing out to me I am blessed to be a vehicle to discover biases in processes and systems. As I had thought it was a negative trait you highlighted the positive in it.
Thank You for your global work in the equity and inclusion realm! ❤️
“The current structure a ‘modified’ version of a slavery system.” So profound! You are a beautiful soul inside and out. 🤗
As I continue to heal from traumas I will work with colleagues, stakeholders￼ and ally’s to truly remove attitudinal barriers.
Founder of glowupyourcareer.com
I just attended a wonderful talk of Cordelia's on Allyship and DEI at the L&D Cares Career Growth Summit. When I saw her talk listed, it was the one I was most excited to attend, and Cordelia did not disappoint! Her presence is calm, powerful, and beautiful. It was deep, thought-provoking, and loving. There was no judgement and she created a space that many felt safe to share in. I left with ideas on how I can be a better ally, encourage allyship, and some tactical strategies for grounding. What struck me most, especially with this emotional topic and in these complex times was how effectively she was able to build hope and lead the conversation from a positive place. Amazing session. Amazing speaker. I can't say enough good things about Cordelia.
Doctoral Candidate | Instructional Designer | eLearning | Curriculum Development | Distance Learning | Learning Experience Designer | Corporate Training | Consulting | Educational Leadership | Equity Specialist
Cordelia is an amazing and inspiring speaker. She empowers, motivates, and speaks truth to power. She is unapologetically committed to uplifting all woman from all origins to be themselves and show up authentically in any situation.
Founder & CEO of CiCis Creative Concepts LLC
I received such great information and things to think about in Cordelia's 5-Day Replenish Me Boot Camp. She is a fountain of Knowledge, Wisdom and Grace. I always feel as though I'm in the presence of a Queen whenever I'm in her space and I always learn something new! The 5-Day Replenish Me Boot Camp gives you a chance to reset, take a break from the hustle and bustle and focus on you. It is truly a Self-Care moment, so if you aren't doing that right now, I highly encourage you to join.