What matters to me

I use my past experiences and my pain to fuel my purpose


Cordelia is a leadership expert who delivers passionate keynote presentations that challenge audiences to turn their pain into passion. Audiences love her 7 Step Process they can apply immediately to their daily lives.


Cordelia earned a Masters of Social Work degree at the age of 22 despite having spent a combination of eight years in the foster care system and aging out at age 18.


She uses her lived experiences

and professional knowledge to create innovative solutions for both practice and children/families experiencing the system.


Unique lived experiences matched with Professional Knowledge


I’ve been grateful to have found my passion and purpose at a young age. I first experienced the foster care system when I was roughly 5 years old, then again when I was 14.


Throughout my life my family has been a product of many systems that include welfare and the criminal justice system. My lived experiences led me to earning a career in Social Work and having a passion for help others. This all began when I realized everything I was experiencing (both negative and positive) was preparing me for my greater purpose.


I am able to use my lived experiences and professional knowledge to help others change the trajectory of their life

Professional Background

1 of 6% Nationally to receive a bachelors degree after aging out of foster care


Received a Proclamation from the State of Maryland for her work in child welfare


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