Leadership Coach. Strategic Consultant.
I am a spiritlinking leadership coach committed to helping leaders connect with the deep purpose of their work and lives. This takes courage. And it is the source of our true power as human beings and leaders of change. In addition to being a certified professional coach, I am a minister, inspirational speaker and writer, who understands the transformative power of words
These are the master tools of my inspirational speaking, writing and family and community storytelling ministry at DIVINEPORT. To learn more about my spiritual journey and personal story visit with me at DIVINEPORT.
Storytelling is a also a vital tool in my leadership and strategic coaching and consulting toolbox.They were honed in a communications and marketing career spanning 30 years that included senior leadership and executive positions in philanthropic organizations and higher educations as well as an award-winning print journalist. I know the power of narrative not only because it opened doors to my successful communications career but also the spiritual path to my own healing and recovery from the trauma and grief I endured as a young adult.
My writing and storytelling roots run deep in the sacred soil of my rich family and African American heritage. This is where my curiosity and beginnings as a poet, seeker, healer and family historian were nurtured. My parents, Arthur and Thelma Davenport, a devoted, pioneering Black couple, were steeped in the love,values, traditions and the coming of age stories from growing up in the same close-knit southern community during the Great Depression and Jim Crow era. I received their ancestral memories as sacred gifts.
Their stories anchored me during my formative years as my father's military career constantly moved us to different regions of the country and abroad. Thanks to these experiences and so much more I learned first-hand the power of narrative to change our lives, makes us whole and help us find our way home.