At a time when Americans share many of the same concerns, the Let’s Talk About Love tour shifts focus to the commonalities that bind us together.
– Champion of Glodean
MONTEREY, CA, USA, September 15, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — With everything that’s happening around us, it’s important to shed light on leaders who put people first and work to change the world for the better.
World champion decided to answer her call in 2020 and since then has fully embraced her goal of leadership in this life: love and connection. Fueled by divisions spreading across the country and her belief that love is the bridge for all of us, Glodin and her pet Tashi embarked on a cross-country journey from their Monterey, California home to Atlanta, Georgia.
Glodin was determined to talk to random people she met along the way and ask them to answer one question: “Do you believe that love is the bridge that connects us?”
Glodin, who specializes in personal growth, leadership development, team building and diversity, equality and inclusion, is well positioned to use her exceptionally engaging, funny and passionate demeanor to connect with people from all walks of life. Creating a safe space for people to talk about sensitive and possibly trigger topics, regardless of background or beliefs, is Glodean’s superpower. However, she knew that she would have to work hard when she went on a trip.
“As a black woman, I was afraid to travel alone. I don’t like living in fear, so in order to help myself get through it, I decided to dive into it completely. I lived in some sense of fear shortly after the 2016 presidential election. I needed to know for myself if there was hope. Of all the people I have met on my journey – over 50 in all – all agreed that we are more connected than separated… and love is the bridge.”
Along the way, there were some particularly touching encounters that touched Glodin to the core and confirmed her belief that there is still hope and that people want love and connection. Here are a few examples: At Cracker Barrel on Highway 20, the owner was excited to be part of the Glodean project. “Of course,” said the hostess, “I am sure that we are more connected than divided. We don’t always have to agree with each other to love each other.”
In Little Rock, Arkansas, Glodin met a hotel clerk who said, “Not only do I believe that love is a bridge, I am ready to support love for everyone who has not yet reached it.”
While visiting the Red Oak Creek Covered Bridge, one of the oldest in the country, in Woodbury, Georgia, Glodin met a same-sex couple and their daughter. The couple shared this idea. “With everything we’ve been through in the past two years, we need more love. Therefore, we must be the light and shine it on those who refuse to see it.”
The opinions of the Americans that Glodin met along the way are supported by the data. In fact, according to a Fetzer Institute Poll89% to 95% of Americans agree that we need more meaningful love in our communities, America and the world.
Glodin has made it her life’s work to gather people for open conversations about love and everything that connects us to each other. When asked how she does it, Glodin credited her upbringing and the influence of her mother, Frances, her first real leader. She has used these skills throughout her extensive career in leadership, education and process improvement, and she has used them on this journey to make meaningful connections with people from different backgrounds and perspectives. She shared that throughout her cross-country trip, she gained more and more courage to approach complete strangers to talk about love with honesty, sincerity, and vulnerability. It made the people she worked with pause and listen from the bottom of their hearts. According to Glodean, we need to listen more from the heart if we want to make the world a better place for everyone.
Celebrating the success of her journey, Glodin decided to turn the conversation into a national tour starting at her current home in Monterey, California. She partnered with Deja Blue Blues, Jazz & Comedy Club to host a free event for Monterey County residents in October 2022. Let’s Talk About Love, Monterey is designed to increase shared awareness and inclusion for an inclusive and connected Monterey County. She hopes that people will emerge ready to learn, engage in open dialogue and imagine the possibilities of life without getting in the way of racial differences and differences.
Glodean’s goal at this and future events is to start changing the perception of race and difference and to guide our country towards healing and fellowship. She believes that most Americans want to end the racial, political, religious and other differences that prevent us from truly understanding and accepting each other. She believes that most Americans want to end racial, politics, religion and all other differences that prevent us from truly understanding and accepting each other.
“It’s time for people to unite. This is not an American problem,” Glodin said. “This is a global issue, and I want to do my part to bring us closer to each other, not further away from each other, so that we can heal and become stronger together. We are already experiencing the effects of separation.”
Learn more about Glodean Champion by visiting www.glodeanchampion.com