The Ambassador of Underrepresented Women, Octavia Goredema

Learn how Octavia Goredema went from struggling with confidence to being recognized by the Queen of England for her astounding work. Her determined spirit, tenacity, and preparation helped Octavia push through adversity and become an accomplished coach and author for underrepresented women. Discover why she believes her success has grown due to becoming a mother and wife. Then, listen to the recommended actions pulled from her story. Choose one to apply to your own life and take another step closer to balanced success.


Action Principles 

Pick one to do this week:

  1. Don’t be afraid to ask. Push through your fear of rejection. Understand your value and ask for what you want in life. One action you could take: Pick an opportunity you’d like to explore and ask for it.
  2. Join a mastermind group. Find a group of like-minded people. People who share similar interests and goals help motivate you. One action you could take: Seek out a group to join or create one with a few people you know and respect.
  3. Be a mentor. When you give value, you ultimately learn, as well. A giving mindset leads to success. One action you could take: Offer to help someone else grow in their career by sharing your insights with them.
  4. Record accomplishments. Keep an ongoing record of goals you’ve achieved and wins throughout the year, big or small. It’s easy to forget the good moments. One action you could take: Schedule a regular time to record weekly wins, accomplishments, and other good moments. Review this annually for a boost of motivation.

Guest Resources

If you enjoyed Octavia’s story and would like to learn more about her, you can visit  at You can also purchase her book “Prep, Push, Pivot” on Amazon. Follow her on LinkedIn to keep up with her latest projects, as well.


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