The Key To Power Lies Within You!
Updated: Sep 1
A message from Reeshemah Davis…
There are several prominent black figures such as Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, Marcus Garvey, Sojourner Truth, Mahalia Jackson, Ida B. Wells, Black Panthers, and Claudette Colvin just to name a few. Over the years names like Oprah, Serena Williams, Michael Jordan, and Denzel Washington became a staple in our households. Some of them are in music, theater, arts, science, education, sports, and politics which makes me proud that there are so many black positive influencers that are making an impact in the community.
I must say, personally, my forever favorite is the first lady and President, Michelle and Barack Obama.
These major figures and role models have inspired me to be where I am today and take action toward achieving my goals. You can be powerful if you put your mind to it and have the right approach.
Here’s how YOU can be powerful…
Commit to your goals.
Believe in yourself.
Have a positive mindset.
Be consistent with your actions.
Learn every day, education = knowledge, and confidence.
Network with your community for new opportunities.
Eat healthy, food = fuel.
Push yourself to do more every day!
I started Embolden Action so that I am able to provide others with personal and professional transformations to help them be the best version of themselves in personal and professional areas of their lives.
I do what I love at Embolden which gives me a sense of purpose and pride. I consult, do project-based work, and explore and execute solutions on my passionate topics of diversity equity and inclusion and systems change. I also support leaders through executive coaching. The business life I have created for myself is no small task. There were times that I wanted to give up, shut it all down, and walk away. I instead chose to learn more about who I am, and what type of leader I wanted to be and found my voice around what I wanted to share with others. The business part was simple, my CliftonStrengths domain is strong in executing so I made a plan and worked on it with optimal results.
The hard part, the intersectionality that comes with the identity of being Black and a Woman. As a DEI practitioner, being hired to assist organizations and their leaders on strategies can be challenging, emotional, and taxing. But I’m up for the challenge because I believe in what I do. The lenses I bring to my work as a Black woman are so incredibly helpful and provide so many resources. I’m bringing all of my experience and curiosity to the table. I also felt like I had to strategize how I can be at the table and seen as a viable and reliable resource for my clients.
Black culture is everywhere around us. Our community leaders, teachers, small business owners, and executives; all contribute to the fabric of the US culture and existence. Schools create opportunities for young people to discuss Black culture in a positive light. All of these contributions should be celebrated, and I’m glad that they are.
As a successful business owner (Yes I said it. Say it, Declare it. Be it), I’m the first*. I am finally doing what I love, traveling, working with senior leaders, and supporting communities across the country. Dream J O B! I was received and perceived by others as a subject matter expert (SME) for community engagement. It was through this experience that I began to learn more about systems change and its impact on the success of communities.
I want to share with you my knowledge and expertise and empower you to grow, gain success in all aspects of your life and help you accomplish your growth goals. With my experience, I can provide you with tools and resources that will transform you personally and professionally. Schedule a free consultation with me today and I will show you how.
With that being said, I encourage you to follow your dreams, don't get discouraged, and fail often because the reward is far greater in the end.