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Dr. Cheryl Polote Williamson is a highly sought after speaker, multi best-selling author, award winning exec. producer and filmmaker, business leader, visionary, philanthropist, purpose connection coach, editor-in-chief of Cheryl Magazine, and most importantly a servant leader.

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  1. I love it! That you intentionally recognize your team and their contributions. God definitely aligns us with the right (our people) for the assignment. Sis you definitely followed the voice of God! Many continued blessings and connections as you move forward in God’s assignment for you.

  2. Well said. A blessing to recognize those in your path. Everyone strong woman that lifts and motivates deserves their flowers.


  3. I believe in divinely assigned connections but so appreciate this very specific prayer. I believe we are in a season where God is positioning and aligning His daughters in position of influence for a purpose, but it is going to require focus and discernment like never before. Grateful for leaders like Dr. Polote Williamson. Although I have to go within and have my own God guided journey, I’m always looking for the marriage of spirit, business and purpose in examples.

  4. Nothing like a genuine sis-tribe to encourage us, really show up for us, and lovingly keep us accountable on the journey of being our very best, authentic selves. Love this and all of your spotlights on the sisters who have been valued members of your tribe. Thank you for sharing! xoxo

  5. Absolutely inspiring share Cheryl, our prayers are a silent whisper that God hears. Your testimony is evidence that if we keep going, and that we are patient and we are intentional with all God has for us, he will send those who are assigned to reveal all the possibilities he intended for our lives for His Glory.
    St. Croix Virgin Islands ❤️

  6. What a powerful uplifting article about the importance and comfort of having a winning circle. When there’s trust, respect and appreciation in the relationship and value in the role each person plays in the bigger vision and mission, the force is unstoppable.

  7. Cheryl this is so you! What a beautiful way to acknowledge your team.

    You have a way of making everyone feel appreciated and this is why you’ve established a winning team. They definitely feel loved and appreciated so clearly they will go the extra mile for you.

    Hopefully others will read this article and have an eye opening experience.

    We absolutely love you and appreciate your willingness to always be transparent.

    Great read here ♥️

  8. WOW! amazing words! If God assigns them, it is aligned! Love that. When God prunes you and the attached fall off, you grow even bigger and brighter! Keep shining, sis!

  9. Your vision, wisdom and intentions are so pure and inspiring. When you recognize your strengths and those who make you stronger, there is a divine connection that bonds your circle. May you continue to reap from your harvest. This is beautiful!

  10. Dr. Cheryl
    Yet another outstanding article that speaks candidly to the soul. Thanks for the encouragement! Your relentless dedication to help sistahs everywhere is a testament to the love you have for others.

  11. You NEVER cease to awe me‼️ I read this so fast eating every word, waiting for the next set of wise instructions. I pray I never disconnect from you – you have been such a breathe of fresh wind for me. The wise big sister I never had. As I was reading I was thinking of people I want to bless with this article. Keep doing what you keep doing- COACH

  12. Collective wisdom is paramount in my life. I walk daily in a posture that God has given me to hear the amazing words from the world that he has poured into my spirit throughout my life. The “whole world is in His hand”, so I get my posture in order to hear Him in everyone and everything. Thanks for the words to ever remind me of His love towards me and that He causes people to give to me for His purpose. I am a friend of God and He has proven to be the “collective wisdom” provider for me. I lead such an exciting life, with an expectation to hear Him in ALL.

  13. I am always left with deep thoughts and feelings of gratitude after reading the powerful words of Dr. Cheryl.

    Thank you for reminding me that it is okay and often necessary to “weed out the attachments.”

    May God continue to bless you and your magnificent team!

  14. This powerful article is a timely reminder filled with nuggets of wisdom: “…carefully and prayerfully weed out the attachments.”

  15. Great inspiration to stay the course with a circle filled with like minded women who are rooting for your success, while you simultaneously root for their success. Keeping God close will surely keep a person on the right track. Thank you for this share.

  16. I love this! God has a way of protecting us from ourselves! Wisdom helps us to understand that journey of the attached serves the purpose of making us stronger! Discernment is God way of opening our eyes to clearly because sometimes the heart cannot see! So honored to be assigned! Love you my sister!

  17. I’ve recently started following you and your posts have spoken to my ♥️ and to me personally.

    I just HAD to download this post and also post in my private group

    SO so so much wisdom and a powerful affirmation. I’m ready to start a new Project this is a word in season.

    It’s ALL about Alignment for me and God directing my path. Thank you

  18. This is so beautiful. Queens honoring other queens and amplifying their contributions and talents. This is the fruits of collaboration and community!

    Shine on divas, shine on!

  19. 2024 is the year IT is happening for me. I am focused on God’s calling on my life. I am using wisdom to guide my thoughts and actions so that I am in a position to discern which path I am to take. I am learning to listen for God’s voice for direction and alignment.

  20. Dr. Cheryl, your openness and willingness to be vulnerable, while sharing your wisdom and insight is invaluable. Assignments versus Attachments is how I will live my life and encourage other sisters to live there. Blessings to you and your assignments.

  21. Recently, I was vicariously asked to describe if intelligence precedes wisdom. I realized these two concepts are a powerful connection that many people miss. If one hasn’t learned what is right, her decisions are not wise and righteous. I choose to trust God. Hallelujah! Amen 🙏🏽

  22. Embracing collective wisdom has provided clarity and assurance in aligning my path with God’s guidance, fostering confidence in the direction I am headed. The mutual support and empowerment within our community have been instrumental in my personal growth.

  23. Sis, no truer words can be spoken. Thank you for your revelatory insights into the very specific difference between those in your circle who can be perceived as an “attachment” versus those who are aligned by God. There are times that, through a sense of emotional obligation or familial connection, that we endure the negative spaces, and counterintuitive beliefs that are cultivated by those to which we are attached. But periodically, a pruning must occur! thank you for affirming in me what I already know… Your words of wisdom always remain a balm for my soul.💖

  24. What wonderful insight! So refreshing to see a successful sister elevate and credit her team. This is a model for anyone who wants to grow professionally and personally. Don’t forget God and remember who’s with you. I love this! Thanks Dr. Cheryl!

  25. I love this piece so much. God will send and assign all the right people to bring the vision He gave you to birth. All we have to do is trust that He has our back and our blessing comes from Him.

    You have to have the mindset to abide in our faith in God. His timing is truly divine. Cheryl, you remind us all to stay steadfast in this truth and stay focused. To acknowledge those that were sent to have our back, and for us to reciprocate, celebrate, and keep them lifted as well.

    Thank you for sharing!

  26. Your circle may not look like you thought it would growing up, but when God closes it with the people who are suppose to surround you it is the safest, warmest, and best place to be. God places people around you to keep you in His will, not your own.

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