133: Damali Elliott | Learned 3 Rules for Success from the Girls She Mentors

Demali Elliott mentors young women in challenging situations through creative and introspective activities to redirect their stories onto a positive trajectory with her program Petals-N-Belles. It is a rigorous program designed to help those ready to receive that help, sixty- eight young women at last count. The organization, largely staffed by volunteers, utilizes physical and mental challenges like rock climbing, trapeze and yoga to build emotional wellness and resilience. In this podcast Elliott describes three qualities she’s seen in the girls that have most inspired her own success.


  1. Model energy that will energize those around you.

  2. Bounce back. Be inspired by the ability of children, they fall and get up every day.

  3. Dream big, you can fill in the details later.


  1. Petals-N-Belles


  1. Producer – Marion Abrams, Madmotion, llc.
  2. Hosts: Joe De Sena with Johnny Waite, Sefra Alexandra, Col. Tim Nye, Dr. Delle & David Deluca
  3. Synopsis – Matt Baatz

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