60 episodes

If you’re ready to redefine your version of “success” while also thriving emotionally, financially, and physically, add Revolutionary Rising to your rotation.

Revolutionary Rising is a podcast for leaders of color who know they deserve more and refuse to conform.

Revolutionary Rising Gieselle Allen

    • Business
    • 5.0 • 30 Ratings

If you’re ready to redefine your version of “success” while also thriving emotionally, financially, and physically, add Revolutionary Rising to your rotation.

Revolutionary Rising is a podcast for leaders of color who know they deserve more and refuse to conform.

    060: Wanna be a better leader? Listen to this

    060: Wanna be a better leader? Listen to this

    In today’s episode, I’m breaking down why it’s so damned hard for us to prioritize rest as leaders, specifically.
     
    But even better, I’m also providing real life examples from a bunch of my clients to show how the principles we’ve talked about this season have led them to be even more effective leaders.
     
    Why?
     
    Because representation f*****g matters.
     
    So I want to make sure you see that you aren’t the first to prioritize your thriving as a leader.
     
    Other leaders of color, just like you, are doing this work – without sacrificing success, financial stability, etc.
     
    And not only are they thriving, but the people around them are thriving, too.
     
    Connect with Gieselle:
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching: https://gieselleallen.com/1-1-coaching/
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gieselle/

    • 26 min
    059: Being the “First” w Aida Macedo

    059: Being the “First” w Aida Macedo

    In today’s episode of the Revolutionary Rising podcast, Aida and I talk about:
    🔥how watching her mom work hard as a kid impacted her relationship with rest
    🔥the burden and gifts of being “the first”
    🔥the surprising thing that she ACTUALLY needed when her anxiety was telling her to go get shit done
     
    …and so much more.
     
    Aida’s been so generous in sharing the perspective shifts and exact tools that have supported her - don’t sleep on this episode!
     
    About Aida:
    Aida S. Macedo is a co-founder and partner at Cid & Macedo, Inc. She’s a political strategist, with over 15 years of experience in law and policy work throughout California. She is also a career development coach focusing on women of color leaders through her program: Sembrando Semillas. In her free time, Aida enjoys spending time with her husband and son, and their dog Winston. She is a recently certified yoga instructor and enjoys a good hike, social gathering, or concert.
     
    Connect with Aida here:
    www.cidmacedo.com
    @aidasmacedo
    @cidandmacedo
     
    Connect with Gieselle:
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching: https://gieselleallen.com/1-1-coaching/
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gieselle/

    • 34 min
    058: A New Relationship to Productivity & Consistency w/ Kim David

    058: A New Relationship to Productivity & Consistency w/ Kim David

    In this episode, Kim & I break down how they went from feeling counterproductive & stuck in numbing activities, to feeling like they’re simultaneously moving forward in their goals without sacrificing their joy, rest, and vibrant life.
     
    We also talked about:
    how to navigate the shame of “failure” when making a pivot
    mental health, neurodiversity, and their impact on productivity and rest
    feeling like you have to be exceptional
     
    About Kim:
    Kim David is a business growth strategist, creator, and lifelong learner. She is the host of the Work But Don't Forget To Live Podcast and the founder of Freebird Society. She believes bigger does not mean better and is passionate about helping small businesses take over the world to dismantle systems of oppression.
     
    https://www.freebirdsociety.com/
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/hikimdavid/
     
    Connect with Gieselle:
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching: https://gieselleallen.com/1-1-coaching/
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gieselle/

    • 37 min
    057: You Deserve to Be Mediocre & Thrive

    057: You Deserve to Be Mediocre & Thrive

    If there’s one thing we’ve all learned as folks of color in white dominated societies, it’s this:
     
    We are only worthy of being respected and lauded if we’re exceptional.
     
    In this episode, I’m doing a deep dive on exceptionalism and how it impacts rest for leaders of color.
     
    I’ll also be breaking down:
    how to evaluate if you REALLY care about being exceptional, or if society just taught you to care
    practices to help you feel safe even when you’re not “exceptional”
    how to start choosing your rest over your work
     
    Connect with Gieselle:
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching: https://gieselleallen.com/1-1-coaching/
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gieselle/

    • 25 min
    056: Stop Feeling Guilty About Rest

    056: Stop Feeling Guilty About Rest

    Here’s something we don’t talk about enough in regards to rest:
    Sometimes, you’re not exhausted because you’re working long hours, or spending a ton of time on something.
    You’re exhausted because the thing that you’re doing, while short-lived, is emotionally draining.
     
    In this episode, we talk about:
    👉🏿the surprising reason so many folks are burnt out
    👉🏿a small practice that helped her stop feeling guilty/shameful for not doing enough
    👉🏿how she stopped feeling shame when she didn’t have capacity for everything they “should” do
    👉🏿the truth about emotional labor and how much it impacts you as a BIPOC leader
    👉🏿how to do more of what you WANT to do instead of what you SHOULD DO
     
     
    Connect with Gieselle:
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching: https://gieselleallen.com/1-1-coaching/
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gieselle/

    • 35 min
    055: The B Word

    055: The B Word

    Today we're talking about the B word... Not that one! The other one, BOUNDARIES.
    Boundaries are really fucking hard for almost all of us (myself included, sometimes!) because we live in a society where having personal boundaries is thought of as being selfish.
     
    In today’s episode of the podcast, I break down why: 
    👉🏿working on your ability to create & uphold boundaries is essential to rest
    👉🏿you have to learn how to create & uphold boundaries with yourself
    👉🏿you have to work on building your confidence to be better with boundaries
     
    I also go into a LOT of the “how” in this episode.
     
    I share:
    👉🏿my tried and true tool for helping clients get clear on what they ACTUALLY have capacity for
    👉🏿 a trick to help you feel confident that you’ve done “enough” and deserve to enforce your boundaries
    👉🏿mindset shifts to help you navigate when folks push back against your boundaries
     
    There’s 100% something even the most boundaried person in the world could take away from today’s episode.
     
    Connect with Gieselle:
    Apply for 1:1 Coaching: https://gieselleallen.com/1-1-coaching/
    Follow me on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/gieselleallen/
    Connect with me on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/gieselle/

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
30 Ratings

30 Ratings

ReadingRainbeau ,

Regular rotation

Giselle’s podcast and her beautiful newsletter (do yourself a favor and sign up) have been in regular rotation in my conversations and reflections since finding them. Would recommend!

kimmyswags ,

Required listening!!

Highly recommend for anyone attempting to divorce their lives and work from all of the -isms that keep us small. Gieselle is SO GOOD at what she does and this is a generous glimpse at what she has to offer. 💖💖

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!

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