As we tackle crisis on top of crisis and trauma on top of trauma, it is inevitable that leaders pause to realize that their teams, and they themselves are NOT okay. Included are tips to help enter this week… honest, and ready to tackle the tasks at hand. Mindful of the need for productivity we must discuss #emotionalintelligence and human capacity as we figure out this new world that we are co-creating together. Wishing us much success with #employeeengagement during this #covid19 and virtual reality.

It is odd even thinking “Happy _(insert the day you are reading here),” with the…


I hope that this article finds you doing crazy well! I also know that sometimes the honest reply is NO! Living and leading can be tough and sometimes rough, feeling like everything but “crazy well.” In those instances, I encourage you (and myself) to employ my favorite strategy, to [VIDEO] “Celebrate and Grieve it All.” In these instances, you choose to acknowledge what you’re going through, and just as we celebrate the great times, we also choose to show up for ourselves and each other through the storms of leadership.

AND please hear me when I say that your personal…


Today’s a perfect day for you to take radical action in your life and leadership. As you know, one major shift in either of these areas directly impacts the other. So, consider taking some time to clean house by doing these three things, and then of course sign up for the Level Up and Launch Experience so that we can do the required work to prepare you to pivot in life, leadership and impact.

Declutter Your Work — Is your desk clean? How organized are your projects? Everything can’t be a priority so acknowledge what is real for you and…


When the news of two African-American men being arrested at a Philadelphia Starbucks for trespassing broke, and the #BoycottStarbucks campaign began I was perplexed. My initial thought was that the global brand that has consistently served as a safe haven to me and digital nomads around the world was incapable of making such a mistake. Simultaneously, I recognized the horror of the incident and immediately began to think of strategies that they could employ to continue the revolutionary mission and vision of their global brand.

As I began to think of solution-focused strategies I was first faced with a few…


We are in our third week of the new year, and it is my hope that you’ve set your leadership vision, and as a result you are experiencing a level of peace and joy like never before. I began this New Year witnessing the highest expression of intention and love as I witnessed one of my best friends say “I Do!” Their commitment reminded me of the commitment that I intend to have throughout the year.

Are you committed to your leadership?

Are you committed to your goals?

Ceremoniously we confirm or abandon our goals on a daily basis. Three…


Was this Dr. Martin Luther King holiday a day on or off for you? The answer to that question may come from whether or not you view the “sacrifice” of showing up as being worth it to you, and for you. This answer is answered every day via your choice to show up as your best self and to lead with vision, integrity and passion.

Last Monday I had the privilege of going to the Smithsonian NMAAHC (Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture). There were reflection sections for you to contribute your perspective to several questions. …


It’s imperative that executive leaders spend a lot of time dedicated to the mission and vision of their organization, however the same energy isn’t spent towards the vision of their personal leadership. It is normal to hear about thoughts that are geared towards effectiveness and impact, which are indeed essential — BUT are they what you’ve planned?

The outcome of our leadership solely being tied to the outcomes derived in an organization are limiting and in many ways oppressive. Consider giving yourself the permission and freedom to design the leadership that you desire and deserve. It is possible.

There are…


Strategic planning is a beautiful gift that is here to help us progress through the process of manifesting our great ideas — which originally came in the form of a mission and vision-someone’s passion or need. However, even in our process of over-planning we often times miss the mark and the process doesn’t give us all of the magic that it has the potential to provide. Today, let’s discuss why most strategic plans don’t reach their potential, thus failing those who need it most. …


It is possible.

Your immediate response to seeing those three words is more telling than you may realize. When considering if you believe in your power to accomplish your goal, you may believe that the size of your “it” in it is possible is what matters most; however, that is not the case. It’s as simple as accepting that either you are believer, or you are not.

For example, there is a saying — “how you do one thing, is how you do all things,” and it applies to your choice to believe as well. If you stop to question…


Unfortunately in an era when we are told to have and maintain balance regardless of our ‘load’ we suffer in silence and accept toxic relationships. One thing is for sure, it is lethal and thus, it is killing you. The irony is that the more we, as leaders, are accepting of toxic relationships in our personal lives, the more we are tolerant of toxicity in the workplace.

Let’s be honest. We’ve all held on to relationships that no longer served us — knowing that they were a sacrifice to our mind, body and soul. …

Dr. Angela M. Shuttlesworth

Founder of Be.Lead.Grow. Known as “The Corporate Healer” she teaches organizations how to transition from being toxic to H.E.A.L.T.H.Y. #LeadershipJewels

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