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I'm Shantia Coley

Shantia Coley, Esquire is a dynamic speaker, facilitator, problem solver and nationally recognized attorney for a Fortune 500 Corporation. As a first generation college graduate, she is passionate about helping others find their way out of mental shackles and self-imposed doubts/pressures. As a result, Shantia founded the WALE Institute–a series of workshops and teachings on Wellness, Advocacy, Leadership and Equity.
If your group needs a nudge in order to step out of comfort zones or to solidify their strengths in order to reach their greatest heights, Shantia is hands down the resource for you!


First Generation
College Graduate

Proud Elon University and North Carolina Central University School of Law graduate!

500 Attorney

Corporate litigator for a leading financial institution!

National Bar Association
Top 40 Under 40

Recognized in a cohort of 40 attorneys selected across the nation!

National Black Lawyers Association Top 100

Recognized as a top North Carolina attorney!

Corporate Counsel Women of Color Women of Inspiration

Honored as a Woman of Inspiration amongst her legal peers and two-time panelist!

Association of Corporate Counsel – Speaker

National conference inclusion speaker!

Highlight Videos

I AM! Taking Charge of Your Workplace Self-Speak Corporate Counsel Women of Color
The Unconscious Bias with Shantia Coley
You Are Enough! Promise Youth Development
Compete Against Yourself Charlotte Panthers Track Club
International Women’s Day Highlights
Conquering Imposter Syndrome Fearless Women’s Summit


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Shantia's Blog

The Journey Begins

How I Booked My FIRST Speaking Engagement!

Three Tips For Conquering Imposter Syndrome

Free Imposter Syndrome Tip Sheet!

Imposterism is a tricky mental barrier that takes intentionality to manage. Check out Shantia’s tips for success!