39 minutes | Jan 26, 2021

The Path of Impact with Xavier Ramey

"Love is not simply a quiet acceptance and cherishing of one another. Love is strength." - Xavier Ramey

We all have the desire to make a difference, whether that’s in ourselves, our communities, or in the world. However, the path to making that impact can seem insurmountable. How do we turn this want into an understanding and a willingness to do the required work, without hurting ourselves in the process?

On this week’s episode of Find Your Fierce & Loving, we take a dive into what a fierce and loving life looks like for a social consultant and community activist. There is a lot of passion in the social change space, but there is also a lot of burnout and idealism that becomes naivety. Xavier Ramey is dedicated to doing the work to pull his own life into alignment, and to teaching others how to do the same. We talk about his leadership philosophy, how to keep your life in alignment, and the bravery of loving without fear in this vital episode.

  • (3:21) - Living life on purpose
  • (11:27) - Spiritual grounding
  • (21:06) - Wanting vs. willing
  • (28:25) - Living a life aligned
  • (31:35) - Leaving home
  • (35:26) - Invocation from humanity

Xavier Ramey is the CEO of Justice Informed, a social impact consulting firm based in Chicago, IL. He is an award-winning social strategist, noted public speaker, & conflict mediator. Combining his background in economics, extensive management & social impact experience, & direct action campaigning in the Black Lives Matter movement, Xavier leads a company that brings a wealth of experience & network to clients seeking catalyzed strategies for inclusion, philanthropy, CSR, & community engagement. A native Chicagoan, he is a recognizable voice on the topics of community and economic development, policing & policy violence, & connecting the Christian faith to our lived experience. Through his leadership at Justice Informed, Xavier has consulted dozens of institutions on their DEI, community engagement, and philanthropic strategies, served as an advisor to Fortune 500 executives, provided strategic social impact guidance on multi-billion dollar business acquisitions and impact portfolios, led Masterclasses at top ranked graduate programs in business and executive communications, and has delivered keynotes across the world, including the TedX stage as well as before audiences of 20,000 people alongside world leaders on the topic of global equity and change.

You can see more of Xavier Ramey’s work on xavierramey.com or justiceinformed.com. You can connect with him on Instagram @professorecks, Facebook or Instagram @justiceinformed, or on LinkedIn at Xavier Ramey.

Do you want to unleash your inherent love and goodness, liberate yourself, and free humanity from the oppressive systems and structures we have created? We are here to support you in finding your fierce and loving life. Join us in Our Circle, a vibrant membership community rich in opportunities for engagement and transformation. Find out more at lolawright.com/our-circle.

You can follow Lola Wright, on Instagram, Facebook, LinkedIn, and Twitter and learn more about my work at lolawright.com.

Chicago born and built, Lola grew up in wealth and privilege, yet always sensed something was missing. She sought out aliveness and freedom in music, immersing herself in the hip hop and house music scenes of 90s Chicago. After finding herself on her own at 23, as the mother of two young children, she became determined to create a new experience.

Lola is an ordained minister with a gift for weaving together the mystical and material, she served for many years as the CEO of Bodhi Center, an organization committed to personal transformation, collective awakening, conscious activism, and community-building. 

This podcast is produced by Quinn Rose with theme music by independent producer Trey Royal.

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