On Episode 37, Korey Wallace breaks down what made him change his mind about pretending to be someone else at work
To code switch or not to code switch, that is the question. On today’s episode, Korey explains why he decided enough was enough – he was going to be himself 100% at work everyday and not try to fit into the mold any longer. Do you think this is doable for BIPOC and/or marginalized folks?
As BIPOC folks, we tend to mute parts of ourselves at work – in an effort to fit in and be successful – Korey Wallace, our guest, makes a case for NOT doing that.
What you’ll learn from this episode:
What it means to get a degree in Infrastructure Technology (IT) and the career paths it can lead to
What Korey did when he graduated in 2009 (around the Great Recession) and his job offer got rescinded
How Korey overcame imposter syndrome and a trying to fill a major stretch role at his new job that required engineering skills (he was not an engineer!)
How working abroad in Europe shifted his perspective forever – and inspired him to ALWAYS be himself at work, no matter what
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Full Episode Transcript:
Hey, are you thinking about changing careers? Then you need to head over to my website, ecmpodcast.com, and sign up to get your free 20 page guide that I wrote with YOU in mind. I wrote this guide to help you change careers and get really clear on what it is that you want to do next. Career clarity is key to a career transition journey. All right, can’t wait to hear what you think about it. Have a great week.