Follow Your North Star with Michelle Gadsden-Williams - Replay


“What got you to where you are may not get you to where you want to be.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Michelle Gadsden-Williams is the managing director of North America Inclusion and Diversity at Accenture and has more than 25 years of experience as an advocate for equality within corporate America. She is also an Executive Committee Member of the Women’s Leadership Board of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. She is an author, entrepreneur, producer, and philanthropist. In addition to her many titles, she is considered a thought leader around inclusion and diversity.

On this episode, Michelle gives away a powerful message that will surely motivate you to become the best version of yourself. With her book, Climb, she is set out to inspire people to find their passion and get to where they want to be. As she shares her own journey into finding her purpose, she reveals the biggest lessons she learned over the years. Listen in and find out how to reach for your north star.

“Lift others while you climb.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams

Time Stamps:

  • 00:52 – Michelle’s Introduction
  • 02:00 – The journey to her own star
  • 05:34 – Self-reflection and Self-discovery
  • 07:57 – Building her Internal Brand
  • 09:10 – “It’s all about passion, purpose, and power.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams
  • 11:07 – Biggest lessons she learned over the years
  • 13:06 – What she does to take care of herself
  • 14:11 – Coming up with the title “Climb”
  • 16:23 – Steps in going after your North Star
  • 19:17 – “I’m going to choose courage over comfort.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams
  • 20:15 – “What got you to where you are may not get you to where you want to be.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams
  • 25:49 – “Lift others while you climb.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams

“It’s all about passion, purpose, and power.” - Michelle Gadsden-Williams

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