Become a Certified Rise Advocate

Learn from the Rise Advocates® Academy
Ready to RISE?

Become a Certified Rise Advocate

Learn from the Rise Advocates® Academy

Ready to RISE?

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You are a rockstar at what you do, and you’ve experienced some great success…

Yet, you don’t feel fulfilled, and your confidence is slipping because you can’t shake the thought that you should be doing something deeper than what you’re doing right now, or standing up for a cause that you believe in. 
Sadly, instead of actively pursuing that secret dream, vision, idea, or nudge, you stuff it down and start self-sabotaging yourself, saying things to yourself that you would never say to a friend, and you start believing the:

Otherwise known as FEAR!

Some of you are struggling with unhealed wounds, family strongholds, and adverse childhood experiences that are showing up in your daily work, and causing you mental anguish and suffering in silence. Yet, you won’t speak up because of fear.

You allow FEAR To take over when you start believing you can’t move into that next step without a clearly defined plan of action, so you avoid it.

Worse than that, your fear starts to lie to you, with its persistent attempts to dumb you down, as if you have’t had to pursue bold and audacious goals and visions before. The fact is, you have. Otherwise, you would not be where you are today. 

I’m pleading with you, not to allow FEAR to stop you.

Stop Wasting Time...

Say NO to fear.

Here’s the thing, you simply need a guide and a group of like-minded kick-butt women leaders to help you bring out what is already inside of you.

Are you feeling that? 

The Rise Advocates® Academy is a group of highly charged, motivated women coming together to seek guidance, and go from secretly dreaming to actively pursing and unapologetically sharing their deep call on their life, and their life’s vocation.

We’ll be inspired by one another as we shift our mindsets toward believing in our difference-making God given superpowers.

We’ll implement the necessary personal and professional business tools we need to activate and live out our work.

And we’ll strengthen our strategies to help us advocate for ourselves and for others.

Are You Ready to RISE?

A Rise Advocate is a Professional Woman Who:

Meet Your Guide...

Diana was born in 1968 into a complicated world, and a complicated family. She had a White dad and a Black mom - which taught her a lot about the complexities of diversity. 

She also learned early on how to advocate for herself. Her advocacy work began at 14, when she stopped her father from trying to molest her. 

What did she do? She ran. She didn’t run away from her dad, she started running track. 

For over a year, every time she slipped her foot into her track shoes, she’d find a note from her mom, encouraging her with scriptures and positive quotes. 

“Mom's notes gave me the courage to go to law school.”

By the ripe age of 25, she had quickly started climbing the corporate ladder with Fortune 500 companies, and working her way up as an advocate and Civil Rights Attorney at a Fair Housing organization. Still, in her heart, she saw herself as a person whose ultimate purpose is encouraging women to stand up for themselves. In 2016, she had an epiphany - what if she started her own business, radically empowering women like her and inspiring them to say yes to becoming their ultimate selves? And that’s exactly what she did. These days, she uses her Rise Advocates™ movement to help professional women overcome challenges and amplify their voice in order to better advocate for themselves, and for diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

 On a personal side, she’s been happily married to a White man, her husband, David, for the past 24 years, and they have two beautiful adult children. Along the way, she’s won leadership awards, and has written two books, Inspiration in My Shoes and This Yogi’s JourneyWe still live in a complicated world, and that’s why Diana’s work and story continue. Collectively, we all still have more work to do.

When George Floyd was murdered, Diana went into a deep depression and experienced severe anxiety. She lost 12 pounds, her throat felt restricted, she experienced severe and ongoing shaking and trembling and felt constantly unnerved. She had a difficult time getting out of bed and ultimately felt that she had lost her desire to live. 

She realized that she had more layers of trauma to review and unpack. After several months of counseling (she is still in therapy), she realized how critical her work was and the impact that her work can have on so many woman, and especially Black woman. There’s a collective trauma that we all need to face and heal from. The time is now. 

Are you picking up what we're laying down?

If this sounds like you... you’re ready to become a Rise Advocate.
Become a Rise Advocate

Why do you need the Rise Advocates® Academy?

And why is now the greatest time ever to join?

We are living in the greatest time in HERstory for women to lead!


It will take 136 years for women to experience the same opportunity as men. That number increased by 36 years after the pandemic. 

Far too often, we still disproportionately see white males in the positions with the most power in organizations, schools, nonprofits, and even entrepreneurial fields of personal development.

With the onset of the social justice movements, like #MeToo, systemic racism, and a worldwide pandemic, it’s as if a spotlight has been blasted on the inequities that exist in our world, that points right to the very gifts that each one of us some have to solve these problems. 

WE NEED a community of like-minded elevation growth leader working together to support one another with real conversations about how to say NO to unjust systems, and the courage to CHANGE it, once and for all.

We need Rise Advocates® rallying for diversity, equity, inclusion, empathy, respect, social and emotional learning, trauma-informed care, mental health and social services, self-care, justice, within their business, careers, and in their schools and educational systems. 

We need confident women leading with a growth and healing mindset, and helping other young women along the way. 

YES, it’s time to CLOSE the equity gap and become a Rise Advocate.

Are you READY?

What you can expect:

8-virtual modules with videos and handouts.

8 weekly virtual check-ins, via ZOOM, every Tuesday evening.

Exclusive member access to private virtual group.

Support and community.

Access to special virtual features and bonuses.