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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. This podcasts features conversations and gems of wisdom from revolutionary women and femme of color entrepreneurs who have built thriving businesses, and have done it their way.

Revolutionary Rising Gieselle Allen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

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. This podcasts features conversations and gems of wisdom from revolutionary women and femme of color entrepreneurs who have built thriving businesses, and have done it their way.

    036: You don’t have “first world problems”

    036: You don’t have “first world problems”

    That’s a wrap on season 2!
    This episode we are chatting with the amazing Olivia Howard. If you don’t know who they are, I promise you, you will be glad you hopped on this episode. We are wrapping up all the things that were discussed in this season about revolutionary leadership, and discussing the final,
    *most important* topic… YOU! That’s right, the most important aspect to revolutionary leadership begins and ends with you, precious. 
    For some of you that may seem pretty ominous to your goals… focusing on yourself, but you need to. Olivia nails it in this episode when they say, “Revolutionary leadership is a deep commitment to our humanity”. 
    It’s all about being HUMAN, babe! 
    Be messy 
    be vulnerable
    be needy AF. 
     
    When we start to give ourselves space to focus on ourselves, a lot of times our mind tells us to stop complaining about “first world problems”. As if our problems are frivolous. So we are eliminating that phrase, first world problems, because it just isn’t a thing. 
    Your problems matter, YOU matter. 
    While this is the end of season two :( Olivia and I brought all we had to this extended session and it is one you do not want to miss.This one isn’t just for you, is all about you!
     
    Connect with Gieselle: 
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    https://gieselleallen.com/

    • 59 min
    035: No one wants you to be perfect

    035: No one wants you to be perfect

    This episode is perfect in all the imperfect ways. We all hold onto this thought, even a little bit whether you are a revolutionary leader or not, that to be the BEST at anything, we must be perfect in all of the ways. Not only is this complete BS… 
    It’s exhausting!
    Let’s get real together, perfectionism isn’t a damn thing. As revolutionary leaders we acknowledge that perfectionism needs to be put behind us, but it shows up in really funky other ways, and in this episode we are going to talk about it.
    You deserve to be more than perfect.
    You deserve to be whole.
    You don’t need to have it all together.
    You get to let it all fall apart.
    Perfectionism is a confining space that I am going to help you bust the hell out of. We are going to lose this f****d up sense of being perfect, and embrace our messy ass selves.
     
    Connect with Gieselle: 
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
     
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    • 22 min
    034: You don’t need an “empire”

    034: You don’t need an “empire”

    Size… really doesn’t matter!
    This episode we are talking all about size… business size! 
    There are a whoooooole lot of people out there who will tell you if you don’t want to have a seven figure business with 20+ employees you have a mindset problem, or you are playing small. 
    *sigh* 
    Maybe you still believe that a large business equals success but you are exhausted, burnout, and unsettled. There is a difference between not thinking you deserve something and creating something out of a deprived trauma response.
    Let’s talk about what no one is talking about publicly, what does a sustainable business that matches your energy look like? What about a business that supports you financially and aligns with what you actually enjoy and love? The impact your business makes does not equate to its size. Your business doesn’t need to be this continuous growing beast to support you or your impact. 
    I know this isn’t a sexy conversation topic and goes against all topics of ‘abundance mindset’, but it is a conversation that needs to be had! 
    Why? Because when you begin to teeter on the edge of, I hate what I am doing and I am not good enough to make this business work, the reality is you likely aren’t building a business with your true-self but with the capitalist worldview to be more is to do more and grow more. 
    Regardless of where you are in your business, maybe you are struggling to ‘grow’ because you feel that is what you MUST do to be successful. Maybe you have grown too much and just dread doing anything business related. This episode is for you, love. 
     
    Connect with Gieselle: 
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
     
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    • 21 min
    033: Prioritizing your needs is revolutionary AF

    033: Prioritizing your needs is revolutionary AF

    Continuing the conversation about overgiving and boundaries
    This episode is a love letter to all the people pleasers, responsibility holders, and folks who love to take care of other people. 
    We are conditioned through our formative years to believe that to make a difference, to be successful, we must follow the golden rule of capitalism, to give everything we possibly can. Our needs are unimportant, and to put our needs first is…
    SELFISH
    News flash, putting your needs first, prioritizing yourself, setting boundaries, IS revolutionary leadership. 
    This episode you’re  learning how to walk the talk. We are learning our needs, learning how to assess our capacity to give, and most importantly learning how to protect those needs and boundaries with the magical word, NO!
    Your needs and boundaries guide the space for your community, and while you may get pushback, this conversation is going to empower you to stand your ground.
     
    Connect with Gieselle: 
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
     
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    • 24 min
    032: you give too much, sib

    032: you give too much, sib

    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…
    F**K 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!
     
    Connect with Gieselle: 
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
     
    Apply for 1:1 or group coaching with Gieselle: 
    https://gieselleallen.com/

    • 22 min
    031: Overcoming isolation in leadership

    031: Overcoming isolation in leadership

    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 f**k 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/

    • 24 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

27 Ratings

BrendaBren09 ,

F’king amazing!

Gieselle is brilliant! Every single episode has a couple of gems that I desperately needed to hear. She has this gift in knowing where I, as a woman of color doing all I can to decolonize my life and business, am on my journey and EXACTLY what will help me unlearn, process, and grow as a human AND a leader. I’m so happy I found her!

allie🌿 ,

Love this podcast.

I’m a listener and learning to unlearn the pathology of whiteness. Thank you.

MsJeneeM ,

I LOVE Gieselle’s Honesty, It’s Refreshing!

The episode on dismantling the hustle mentality really made me take a look at my entrepreneurial journey and how a lot of it has been influenced by what I saw others doing vs what actually served me, my life and what I want. I love how Gieselle not only shares this message from a place of awareness but from a place of someone who has overcome and built a business she loves that complements who she is. And her voice is amazing btw.

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