Hi, my name is Rebecca and I’m a Clarity + Confidence Coach on a mission to light up the world.
As a recovering perfectionist, overachiever, and professional box checker (aka go to school ✔, get a good job ✔, fill in the blank) I realized that I did everything I thought I was supposed to do and yet was still miserable. So in 2017 I quit my job, sold everything I owned, and bought a one-way ticket to Malaysia.
Over the next 6 months, I lived in and traveled to more than 15 countries and haven’t looked back since. Since then, I’ve created a dream job that allows me to work from home in my pajamas with my dog Donny Hathaway, replaced the six-figure income from my full-time job, and attracted my soul mate partner – all because I’ve given myself permission to live in my light.
Now I’m on a mission to inspire, empower, and support other high achieving women of color get the clarity to discover what truly lights them, the confidence to chase their dreams, and take the action needed to create a life they love.
Rebecca Thompson is a Clarity + Confidence Coach and Founder of the Live In Your Light Bootcamp, an intensive + intimate 8-week personal development program designed to help high achieving women of color get the clarity to discover what lights, the confidence to chase their dreams, and take the action needed to create a life they love. She also works with numerous local, statewide, and national progressive organizations focusing on electoral politics, civic engagement, and reflective democracy.
She got her start in politics at just 14 years old when she served as an intern for a woman elected official in her hometown of Detroit. Since then, she has traveled the world training women, especially women of color, to run for office. She has served as a Vice President at Deliver Strategies, one of the leading progressive direct mail firms in the country and as the Run to Win Director for EMILY’s List, leading the largest candidate recruitment and training program in the organization’s history.
Rebecca is a graduate of the Women’s Campaign School at Yale, EMILY’S List, VoteRunLead and numerous other leadership programs. She is also a national trainer for the Congressional Black Caucus Institute, ElectHer, New American Leaders, re:power (formerly Wellstone), the Front Line Leaders Academy, VoteRunLead, and others.
Rebecca has appeared in the Washington Post, New York Times, Essence Magazine, and was recently named one of the American Association of Political Consultants’ Top 40 Under 40 award recipients. She was inspired to create “Changing the Face of Power” – the first podcast in the country dedicated to inspiring black women to run for office – after losing her election for State Representative in Michigan by just 6 votes on Election Day. She wants to teach candidates everything she learned the hard way so they can run and win the first time.