Rahkal Shelton Roberson is a multi-talented author, dynamic speaker, certified professional life coach, and CEO of Be The Inspired You, a personal and professional development brand.
Sometimes, numbers do lie! Statistics say children who are raised in domestically violent homes and/or homes filled with substance abuse and poverty are less likely to succeed and more likely to become products of their environment.These are Rahkal's statistics, but this isn't her story. Rahkal is a firm believer in dreaming bigger, living on purpose, owning your narrative, and that your past doesn't have to dictate your future.
Born to a 19-year-old heroin and cocaine addict on the rough South Side of Chicago, raised in poverty, drugs, domestic violence, and fatherless, Rahkal Shelton Roberson is the epitome of resilience, overcoming adversities, and a generational curse breaker.
She is a multi-talented author, dynamic speaker, certified professional life coach, creative consultant, and a self-proclaimed "Inspo Enthusiast" with a heart to empower and encourage millennials and zillennials.
Rahkal is the CEO of Be The Inspired You, a personal and professional development brand. She works with organizations and individuals to develop talent and break free of self-imposed restrictions while cultivating harmony and strategy to live more significantly. Her uncanny ability to connect and strengthen others is the foundation of her mission: serving, inspiring, and helping individuals confidently identify, own, and live out their God-given purpose.
To serve, inspire, and help individuals confidently identify, own, and live out their God-given purpose.
Empower individuals and professionals to confidently leverage their unique skills and strengths to live a more purposeful and fulfilling life (personally and professionally).
What I do
Professionals, students, universities, and organizations seeking to empower and cultivate talent.
Entrepreneurs, creatives, start-ups, and business owners looking to develop and refine their brand, message, or business.
Zillennial & Millennial Women seeking to live more significantly.
Who I serve
Your past doesn't have to dictate your future. You can rewrite your story (at any time).
There's YOU and there's an inspired version of you...The INSPIRED you is who you were created to be.
You were created on purpose to live significantly!
With over a decade of professional experience, she has worked for conglomerates, including CNN, Warner Media (formerly Turner Broadcasting System Inc.), iHeartMedia (formerly Clear Channel Communications), and Fox Chicago News. Rahkal is a proud HBCU alum with a Master's in Media Communications and Training from Governors State University and a Bachelor's in Radio/TV/Film from Texas Southern University.
Featured in Forbes, HuffPost, VoyageATL, and on WGN, she is the author of Woosah: A Survival Guide for Women of Color Working In Corporate, Dreams Bigger Than Texas: A Story of Faith, Purpose, Perseverance, and Growth Into Womanhood, and Blackbird: The Story of a SistaMom.
She loves to blog about faith and being a newlywed married to the most extraordinary husband ever!
A Story Of Faith, Purpose, Perseverance, And Growth Into Womanhood
A Coming-of-Age Tale That You, Mama, Auntie, and Your Girls Can Relate To
Dreams Bigger Than Texas: A Story of Faith, Purpose, Perseverance, and Growth into Womanhood will leave you daring to DREAM, reimagining your own story, and passionately pursuing purpose. Born to a 19-year-old heroin and cocaine addict in the rough South Side of Chicago, the second oldest of four, and raised in abject poverty amid the perils of drugs and violence, "Dee" Shelton uncovers some of life's most challenging lessons at an early age.
A rose-from-concrete, hood, hope, and love story, Dreams Bigger Than Texas infuses comedy, insight, and faith. Dee’s life story is raw, revealing, relatable, and flat-out inspiring. The transparency and authenticity of her personal triumphs, along with her discovery of her help’s identity, will leave you empowered to:
1. Reconcile your own traumas and self-sabotaging cycles
2. Understand that your past doesn’t dictate your future
3. Believe that you, too, are divinely guided and protected