Episode 47: How To Sell Your Nonprofit Skills to the Private Sector, with Remy Onstad

Episode 47: How To Sell Your Nonprofit Skills to the Private Sector, with Remy Onstad

On Episode 47, Remy Onstad talks to us about why she left a 10-year career in nonprofit and politics to private sector

47. How To Sell Your Nonprofit Skills to the Private Sector, with Remy Onstad

When you’ve been working in the nonprofit, public service or mission-oriented organization for a long time, it can feel impossible to transition into the private sector. Just because it feels impossible, though, doesn’t mean that it is – in fact, this is a switch that happens every single day.

There are many reasons to want to change jobs, but when you’re trying to make an industry leap (like nonprofit to private sector), it can feel a little intimidating and like you have nothing to offer – WRONG! Remy Onstad talks us through how she made this shift.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it’s like to be a young twenty-something working in campaign politics and nonprofit in Washington, D.C.

  • Why Remy decided to make the big leap to go to business school and transition into private sector

  • The transferrable skills that Remy shared and sold during her interviews with private sector

  • What it means to work in Strategic HR at a major tech company and why Remy loves this new chapter of her life

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Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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.

Episode 45: How I Survived Working in Big Law as an Immigrant, with Yeve Sibanda

Episode 45: How I Survived Working in Big Law as an Immigrant, with Yeve Sibanda

On Episode 45, Yeve Sibanda opens up about what it was like to work at an extremely prestigious Big Law Firm as a Black woman and immigrant

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Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in “Big Law”? Big Law typically refers to working in major / international corporate law firms that are known to pay law grads a lot of money but require many hours of work.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Yeve ended up choosing a law career after working within investment banking

  • How Yeve broke into a prestigious big law firm despite not attending a Top 15 law school or necessarily having a perfect GPA

  • How Yeve overcame the challenges of Big Law firm life as a Black woman trying to advance in her career

  • Why Yeve recently pivoted to a corporate counsel role within a Financial Tech startup

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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.

Episode 42: What Not To Do While Job Searching as a First-Gen College Grad, with Edgar Galindo

Episode 42: What Not To Do While Job Searching as a First-Gen College Grad, with Edgar Galindo

On Episode 42, Edgar Galindo reflects on the mistakes he made when he went through his first job search post-college as a Math major grad

When you’re the first person in your family to graduate from college and you’re a liberal arts degree major, the job search challenge can take you by surprise – on this episode, Edgar Galindo shares his lessons learned.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why Edgar struggled to figure out what to do post-college as a Math major

  • How a “short term” job became a 5-year stint in Construction & Operations

  • How an orientation towards problem solving got Edgar opportunities for promotion

  • Why Edgar decided to pursue management consulting

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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.

Episode 39: How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

Episode 39: How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

On Episode 39, Johanna Saenz talks about her ascent up the corporate ladder in the beauty & Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) space!

How To Stay True To Yourself While Climbing the Corporate Ladder, with Johanna Saenz Donnell

Despite progress made, Latinas still face many challenges in Corporate America – lack of representation in the C-Suite and corporate boards, barriers to advancement, salary disparities, discrimination and more. On this episode, you’ll hear Johanna Saenz Donnell’s story about her steady climb up the corporate ladder at consumer packaged goods (CPG) giants, such as General Mills, Walmart, and L’Oreal.

Despite progress made, Latinas still face many challenges in Corporate America – lack of representation in the C-Suite and corporate boards, barriers to advancement, salary disparities, discrimination and more. On this episode, you’ll hear Johanna Saenz Donnell’s story about her steady climb up the corporate ladder as a first-gen college grad and daughter of immigrants.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Johanna ended up finding out about a career in business and ended up at UT Austin McCombs studying marketing

  • What her first job out of college was like (in cold Minnesota!) and the challenges of working in a corporate environment

  • Why she chose to specialize in CPG / Beauty sales

  • How she’s handled micro-aggressions in the workplace and advocated for herself at work as a more introverted & “quiet” person

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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.

Episode 38: How to Avoid Debt While Pursuing a Graduate Degree, with Nathalie Flores

Episode 38: How to Avoid Debt While Pursuing a Graduate Degree, with Nathalie Flores

On Episode 38, Nathalie Flores talks about how she figured out a way to fund a B.A. and MBA and prioritize financial freedom!

How to Avoid Debt While Pursuing a Graduate Degree, with Nathalie Flores

Have you ever wondered how people afford to attend elite programs or get fancy degrees? It’s not always just student loans – sometimes people save money or qualify for significant scholarships and funding. On this episode, we hear from Nathalie Flores, a Peruvian immigrant who navigated the U.S.

Many of us are the first in our families to go to college – let alone pursue a graduate degree. The financial investment can be scary and daunting – enough to totally scrap the idea. On this episode, Nathalie talks through how she funded her graduate plans.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Nathalie’s decision to start out at a community college ended up being a BOSS financial move before transferring to Smith College

  • Why she chose to study engineering at a liberal arts college and how that landed her at Accenture making damn good money upon graduation

  • How she navigated the U.S. educational system as a Peruvian immigrant and still chose to take a risk and go to grad school

  • Why an MBA was worth the financial investment in the end for Nathalie

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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.

Episode 37: Why I Don’t Code Switch at Work as a Black Male, with Korey Wallace

Episode 37: Why I Don’t Code Switch at Work as a Black Male, with Korey Wallace

On Episode 37, Korey Wallace breaks down what made him change his mind about pretending to be someone else at work

Why I Don’t Code Switch at Work as a Black Male, with Korey Wallace

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

Ready to make a career change?

I got you! Download our 20-page FREE guide to get career clarity on where you want to go next.

Full Episode Transcript:

 

Outro:

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.