Kelli M. Coleman grew up in Detroit with her parents as a child surrounded by other successful African-American adults who, by all appearances, had it all. They were successful, had great careers and businesses and enjoyed loving, enduring personal relationships. This model of success became an important part of Kelli’s evolution as she, at age 10, entered into the family business (her father, Don Coleman, founded Global Hue — which is the largest independently owned multicultural advertising firm in the United states) and later as she became an entrepreneur on her own terms.
What Kelly didn’t expect know was that her own personal development and independence — outside of the shadow of her dad’s successful business — would require a different model. One that placed her in a position where she could either continue to meet expectations, or she could be a woman who dares. After much soul searching, and with some support, she decided to dare, and since then, she has inspired other women around the world to do the same.
Kelli, who is an award-winning marketer and advertising executive, is now founder and CEO of her own company, KM Coleman Group, which advises businesses led by or built for women. She is also the founder of the She Who Dares initiatives, which tackles the importance of personal development and speaks to the extraordinary side in every woman through events and conversations. This Friday, December 16th, Kelli will host a free She Who Dares event in Atlanta at Lenox Square in Bloomingdales with a panel moderated by yours truly! If you’re in the area, please come by, enjoy and say hello! (Link below)
On this episode of the Support is Sexy podcast, Kelli talks about the moment she knew it was time to make a move, how to ignore expectations, the importance of surrounding yourself with a village to support you and becoming a woman who dares.
On this episode you’ll learn:
- How to step away from the family business.
- How to free yourself from the assertion of expectations.
- How she defines legacy (and how we can redefine it for ourselves).
- The importance of going through a phase of discomfort.
- How to know when it’s time to move on.
- The importance of personal growth and discovery for every entrepreneur.
- Why avoiding uncertainty is crippling.
- Her master plan for shifting (and the resources that help her create a new life).
- The importance of knowing what you DON’T want.
- How to be a woman who dares.
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RESOURCES MENTION IN THIS EPISODE:
Daring Greatly by Dr. Brene Brown (Avery; Reprint 2015)
The Motivation Manifesto by Brendon Burchard (Hay House, 2014)
Freedom Through Creative Thinking by Shirley Bell Hastings (DeVorss, 1935)
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[Music: “Someone Else’s Memories” by Revolution Void]