Cultivating Authenticity, Vulnerability & Belonging with Sacred Walker

When a young immigrant moves to a new city, she must learn how to blend in and code-switch to survive. But no matter where she goes, she remembers one thing: she has chosen to believe that she lives in a friendly universe and she uses this knowledge to build brave spaces for others and to find her own sense of belonging. In this conversation, my guest, Sacred Walker, and I share our thoughts on being driven women in a world that projects assumptions onto us, and the courage it took to carve out our own unique paths of being and belonging.

Sacred's journey began in Kingston, Jamaica, and her experiences have taken her across the globe, including India and the United States. Using her expertise in creating intentional community spaces, Sacred has become a beacon of hope and inspiration for those seeking to foster genuine relationships while maintaining their own unique identities. Her ability to blend, code-switch, and adapt to various environments has made her an invaluable resource for leaders from all walks of life.

In this episode, you will learn how to:

  • Embrace authenticity and vulnerability for deeper connections and a sense of belonging.
  • Overcome the impact of childhood experiences on adult relationships and self-acceptance.
  • Cultivate self-care, reflection, and grounding techniques for assured leadership.
  • Encourage unique self-expression to overcome rejection and take risks.
  • Support empathic visionary leaders by building intentional community spaces.


Now, you know how much I love storytelling, right?  Well, Sacred surprised me with some of the favorites that she uses to help women in her community develop their capacity for authenticity, courage, and belonging.  You are going to want to listen for her “pepperoni” analogy and her “frying fish” metaphor.  When you hear them and resonate with them,  tag both Sacred and me on social media to let us know! 


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The key moments in this episode are:
00:00:00 - Introduction - Belonging and Connection,
00:01:07 - Fitting In vs. Belonging,
00:03:26 - Making Friends as an Adult,
00:09:18 - Healing and Peeling off the Pepperoni,
00:13:13 - Belonging as a Dance,
00:15:20 - Grounding Yourself Before Entering a Room,
00:19:28 - The Importance of Mission in Leadership,
00:22:47 - Taking Off the Brakes and Being Yourself,
00:26:03 - The Power of Belonging in Leadership,

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