On this episode of the Balance Boldly Podcast with Naketa R. Thigpen, the reformed politician Rebecca Thompson breaks barriers and walls as she walks us through her imperfectly powerful transformation.
Rebecca Thompson – At just 14 years old, Rebecca served as an intern for a county commissioner in her hometown of Detroit and that is where she caught the politics bug. Rebecca is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, EMILY’S List, VoteRunLead and numerous other leadership programs. She has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Essence Magazine, and was recently named one of the American Association of Political Consultants’ Top 40 Under 40 award recipients.
Rebecca highlights how politicians are taught to be perfect which looks great when for her portfolio, public facing and public speaking optics but can do more harm than good when you don’t realize how much you’re struggling behind the walls you’ve built. Holding nothing back, Rebecca tears in to her past as a control freak in her career, intimate partner relationships, and friendships which kept her from showing up as her full self.
More about Rebecca Thompson
Rebecca Thompson is a Clarity + Confidence Coach and Founder of the Live In Your Light Bootcamp, an intensive + intimate 8-week personal development experience designed to help high achieving Black women get the clarity to discover what lights them up, the confidence to chase their wildest dreams, and take the action needed to create a life they love. She has traveled the world training women, especially women of color, to run for elected office.
Rebecca also works with numerous local, statewide, and national progressive organizations focusing on electoral politics, civic engagement, and reflective democracy
Rebecca was inspired to create “Changing the Face of Power” – the first podcast in the country dedicated to inspiring black women to run for office. She also travels the world to spread the same message her podcast does. She wants to help candidates learn from her mistakes so they can run and win the first time.
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