Glodean Champion

SHE / HER / HERS

  • Coach
  • Speaker
  • Workshop Facilitator

Glodean Champion is an author and transformational leadership speaker who specializes in personal growth, leadership development, team building and diversity, equity and inclusion. She works with individuals and organizations to get to the root cause of culturally-based challenges by transforming beliefs, behaviors, and assumptions.

GUIDING PRINCIPLE

Being and teaching L.O.V.E. in Action: Value LEARNING. Foster OPEN-MINDEDNESS. Embrace VULNERABILITY. Practice EMPATHY.

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Popular Talks

I speak on love and connection, leadership, and issues related to diversity and inclusion. I share stories, thoughts, and experiences based on my upbringing and my mother’s influence with honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability. My goal is to challenge and captivate my audience in a way that forces them to take pause and listen from the heart, something we need more of if we want to make the world a better place.

Lean into L.O.V.E.
Allows participants to discover how we LISTEN to each other and how our “inner” voice guides (or derails) us. LEARN to connect with one another authentically, from the heart rather than through the skin (or our differences). The result: improve communication, authentic connection between team members, and increased trust between leadership and team members.

Speaking, Workshops & Coaching

Workshops

Lean Into L.O.V.E.
The Lean into L.O.V.E. workshop allows participants to discover how we LISTEN to each other and how our “inner” voice guides (or derails) us. LEARN to connect with one another authentically, from the heart rather than through the skin (or our differences). The result: improve communication, authentic connection between team members, and increased trust between leadership and team members.

Coaching

My coaching services generate breakthrough results because I focus on increasing my clients self awareness and then guiding them to shift their mindset and thinking.

“Glodean is a truly exceptional professional who has developed a unique skill set that would benefit nearly every modern organization. She applies her vast toolbox of leadership, technology, interpersonal, process, and common sense to size up an organization and course-correct in a high-energy and no-nonsense manner that resonates with all levels and delivers measurable results. She personifies the impact player. I have told her numerous times that every company needs what she brings but must have the courage to look in the mirror.”
– Tim Bussey, CFO, ZAG Technical Services

“Glodean’s coaching and guidance came to me at a crucial time in my professional career. She helped me navigate through significant complexity coupled with emotional distress and helped me come out stronger on the other side. I will forever be thankful for Glodean coming into my life when she did and being the guide and independent.”
– Jeanine Bradley, Senior Director, Strategic Transformation Office, RedHat

“I recently had the good fortune of hearing Glodean speak on the topic of Love, Diversity & Inclusion and she was unbelievable! She has a unique way of approaching difficult topics and leaves the audience feeling both at ease and ready to make the world a better place. Glodean is amazing! Period! End of story! If you have the good fortune of working with Glodean, take it! She is fabulous!”
– Tim Dumas, Partner/COO, JAK’S Beer Wine & Spirits

“Glodean has an infectious personality and attitude that makes her a pleasure to have around anywhere. I am grateful to have worked with Glodean for a few years on some extremely challenging IT projects around the country. Glodean’s ability to handle multiple projects allowed her to demonstrate her motivation, incredible work ethic, and dedication to success. I’ve enjoyed crossing paths with Glodean and I encourage others to challenge themselves towards continuous improvement with Glodean’s exceptional expertise in coaching and her ability to build accountable cultures.”
– Scott Gribben, Vice President of Information Technology

"Working with Glodean has been an invaluable experience! Her coaching style allowed me to gain confidence, and stretch my abilities. I have a new mindset around leadership, team resources, and managing up!"
— NICOLE LAUTURE

Glodean Champion is a Transformational Leadership speaker who specializes in personal growth, leadership development, and diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI). Glodean’s unique approach to this centuries-old endeavor is rooted in the practice of engaging with people’s core emotions, cultural competencies, and situational and self-awareness through coaching, training, and workshops. She believes in meeting people “where they are” and leading them where they want (or, possibly, need) to be.

Glodean is the author of Salmon Croquettes, a coming of age story about a 12-year-old girls journey to self discovery and sexual identity. It’s set in 1965 Watts, Los Angeles and is historical fiction about the true catalyst for the Watts Riots.

She’s currently working on the sequel to Salmon Croquettes, as well as a memoir, Tough Love: Sh*t My Momma Used to Say, which chronicles her life and loving relationship with her first intentional leader. Her mother, Frances Champion.

Glodean is also a keynote speaker who speaks professionally on issues relating to diversity and inclusion. She is exceptionally engaging, funny and passionate, and pulls from her upbringing and the influence of her mother to create stories that connect with her audience. Her approach to delicate subjects is with honesty, authenticity, and vulnerability and she is a master at challenging and captivating audiences of all kinds in a way that forces them to take pause and listen from the heart, something she believes we need more of if we want to make the world a better place.

Let’s collaborate to ensure a transformative experience.