About Sedruola & Purpose

Purpose In Service

Release the unnecessary, discover the important and intentionally achieve our core purpose!

“Sedie, you’ve got to figure out your story.” I heard that in my head over and over as I moved toward my purpose.

So, I sat down to write my story: It started in high school. I refused to be senior class president. . . no, that not it; When I went to Korea to teach conversational English. . . no, that’s not it either; What about the time I was chosen for a national beer commercial but didn’t go because. . . no! Cancer? no; high risk pregnancy? No. Wait. . . was it the baby?

It took cancer to realize that twenty years earlier, when I lost my first baby, I began living in default. Being a cancer survivor pushed me to look back, acknowledge and forgive myself. Having cancer put me on the path to my most empowered self.

It’s time to empower others, without the cancer component

Hi, my name is Sedie and I’m a breast cancer survivor, speaker and diversity coach who believes our purpose is rooted in claiming our full selves and  empowering others to do the same. 

The biggest lessons cancer taught me were to slow down, discover what matters to me and relentlessly pursue my calling to be a catalyst of hope, courage and change. I do that by sharing my story, advocating for diversity, inclusion and equity and helping others discover their power as true antiracists.

The goal is to help others find the courage to emerge from the shadows and say “okay, this is me, this is what I believe, I’m standing here, in my truth, in my purpose, in my power and speaking to you.”

How I can help

As a speaker, coach and workshop facilitator I bring passion and purpose to every encounter. It’s important to me that I help create an environment of civil discourse while sharing ideas on subjects that can become quite volatile.


As a coach it’s important that we develop a trusting relationship. The space we create during our sessions are open, safe and transformative. When talking about personal growth and development with the intent of being an antiracist it’s imperative that we share trust, understanding and openness.

Visit the “Working With Sedie” page to find coaching and learning resources that will help give you a better idea of what’s available.

Personal one-on-one coaching is available CLICK HERE


As a speaker my goal is to connect with audience needs while staying true to the values I hold dear. Which is why beyond the topics you’ll find on my Speaker Page I’m open to customizing and improvising presentations as situations require.