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Today’s interview is probably one of the most gentle conversations I’ve ever had about some seriously charged topics – race, social justice, boundaries, capacity, positions of power, and more. The nature of the conversation totally speaks to how our guest, Andréa Ranae Johnson shows up in the world – with tons of compassion, curiosity, and commitment to contributing to solutions and better systems. In the interview we talked about the larger system we’re all part of, and all of the identities we hold. We talked about the sense of care we need to have for ourselves as women (and humans) during these intense times. And we explored how to have our needs and wants met, to not only be OK, but to thrive. Enjoy!

About Andréa Ranae Johnson:

Andréa Ranae is a vision-led facilitator and coach who believes that together, we rise. She is deeply committed to doing her part in cultivating a world that works for everyone and does so by placing her work at the intersections of personal growth, social justice and conscious business.

As the creator of Coaching as Activism, she supports people doing transformative work to deepen their impact by taking a critical look at how their work and lives are connected to social change. As the co-founder of Whole / Self Liberation, she offers and uplifts practical tools, resources and wisdom for those who want to make change happen in their lives and communities. As a coach and consultant, she works with entrepreneurs, businesses and organizations that want to be more inclusive and impactful do so through their approach to leadership, their marketing and their company culture. She’s a huge fan of #blackgirlmagic, sunsets and veggie burritos.

In this episode, Andréa shares:

1. Becoming aware of when and how we cause harm
2. Expanding your capacity while staying in your lane
3. How fast things move online

What You’ll Hear:
6:38 Boundaries and being on time
17:13 Centering on yourself + assertion and separation within the realm of black and white people
38:04 Holding space for intense conversations + navigating your own capacities
49:05 Whole / Self Liberation and helping people who are on the ground level doing the work

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