Episode 57: What It’s Like To Get a Ph.D. and Become a Business Professor, with Sekou Bermiss

Episode 57: What It’s Like To Get a Ph.D. and Become a Business Professor, with Sekou Bermiss

On Episode 57, hear from a Human Capital expert about the Great Resignation and the impact of remote work on BIPOC folks!

On this episode, Sekou Bermiss, Ph.D., opens up about his early career pivot when he decided to leave the traditional business path in consulting to pursue a long journey to become a business professor!

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it’s like to go through a Ph.D program and the challenge of achieving tenure

  • Why Sekou decided to get his Ph.D. – and how he came to that decision

  • The ups and downs of being an academic and professor

  • The Great Resignation, how it might end, and the impact of remote work on BIPOC folks

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Episode 51: Why I Left My Stockbroker Career to Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, with Charly Stoever

Episode 51: Why I Left My Stockbroker Career to Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, with Charly Stoever

On Episode 51, learn about the digital nomad lifestyle and what it’s like to run an online biz from Cancun, MX!

51. Why I Left My Stockbroker Career to Become a Digital Nomad Entrepreneur, with Charlie Stoever

Ever wonder what it would be like to run your own business from Playa del Carmen, Cancun? Well, meet today’s guest, Charly Steover, who is doing exactly that!  Charly is a nonbinary Latinx money coach and former licensed stockbroker who helps LGBTQ & BIPOC folks points hack, invest, & build wealth so that they can start taking control of their money.  They served various communities of color through City Year San Antonio and Peace Corps Nicaragua.

On this special episode, we hear from Charly Stoever, Latinx Money Coach and Digital Nomad entrepreneur

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How Charly’s willingness to be a beginner opened up their world to a myriad of career options throughout their 20’s 

  • Why Charly decided to pursue entrepreneurship despite getting a Social Impact MBA 

  • How investing in coaching has made a huge difference in Charly’s beliefs about money and career 

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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 48: How to Ditch the 9-5 Life, Start an Online Business, and Change Lives, with Kaneisha Grayson

Episode 48: How to Ditch the 9-5 Life, Start an Online Business, and Change Lives, with Kaneisha Grayson

On Episode 48, learn about how Kaneisha Grayson grew her own online business from a $10K startup grant to $1M+ in revenue

48. How To Ditch The 9-5 Life, Start an Online Business, and Change Lives , with Kaneisha Grayson

Have you ever thought that only white men with generational wealth are capable of ditching the 9-5 life and building their own businesses? Well, today’s episode is a proof point that BIPOC folks without generational wealth can pursue this path, too!

If you’e someone who’s dreamed about being your own boss and creating an impact-centered business, you can’t miss this special episode with Kaneisha Grayson, founder of The Art of Applying.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it’s like to be your own boss, start your own business and grow it to a $1M revenue biz – and why Kaneisha decided to scale her biz back 

  • Why Kaneisha decided to ditch the corporate life, after completing her MBA/MPP from Harvard 

  • The risks and up-sides to a life of entrepreneurship 

  • How to decide whether you’re ready for entrepreneruship

Ready to make a career change?

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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 41: How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

Episode 41: How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

On Episode 41, Joan talks about how she became an aerospace engineer at NASA after getting rejected 12 times!

41. How I Landed My Dream Job at NASA as a Latina Engineer, with Joan Melendez Misner

Can you imagine getting rejected from your dream job at NASA 12 different times, but still trying again one more time? Well, that’s exactly what Joan Melendez Misner did before landing her job as aerospace engineer at NASA. On this episode, Joan tells us how to break into the Space industry and thrive as a woman of color in STEM.

 

Can you imagine getting rejected from your dream job 12 times, but still trying again one more time? That’s what today’s guest, Joan Melendez Misner, did before landing her dream job as an aerospace engineer as a woman of color.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What it takes to break into the space industry 

  • How to overcome being the only woman of color or Latina in the room in a male-dominated industry

  • What Joan did to finally land her dream job (sometimes it takes a lateral move!)

  • The highlights of working at NASA!

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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 40: Six Signs You’re In a Toxic Workplace and What To Do About It, with Jasmine Escalera

Episode 40: Six Signs You’re In a Toxic Workplace and What To Do About It, with Jasmine Escalera

On Episode 40, Career Coach Jasmine Escalera gives us the scoop on toxic workplace traits that should be RED FLAGS!

Six Signs of a Toxic Workplace and What To Do About It, with Jasmine Escalera

Ending up in a toxic workplace scenario can happen to anyone – and it often leads to a miserable day to day experience that can impact your physical, mental and emotional well-being. On this special episode, Career & Confidence Coach Jasmine Escalera shares her top signs of a toxic workplace and what to do about it.

It can happen to the best of us – our new job, or new boss, ends up becoming our source of biggest misery. On this episode, Career Coach Jasmine Escalera walks us through some top red flags for work culture.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • What catch-phrases to watch out for when companies describe their work cultures

  • Aggressive workloads and what to do about them

  • The role of employee voice and the importance of feeling like you will be heard at work

  • How Jasmine has overcome micro-agressions as a Latina at work, and her own story becoming a Career Coach

Ready to make a career change?

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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 35: How to Liberate Yourself from the Child of Immigrant Formula for Success, with Nicole Cruz

Episode 35: How to Liberate Yourself from the Child of Immigrant Formula for Success, with Nicole Cruz

On Episode 35, Nicole Cruz (Life & Leadership Coach) talks about her journey of walking away from a 9-5 corporate life and pursuing joy

How to Liberate Yourself from the Child of Immigrant Formula For Success, with Nicole Cruz

“Find a secure job, work hard, keep your head down, and stay in your job for as long as possible” – sound familiar? This is a common message that is passed down by immigrant parents to their children – and this formula can work, to an extent.

On this #lifecoach spotlight, Nicole Cruz talks about how being a child of Filipino immigrants impacted her career decisions up until her early 30’s. One day, she woke up and decided it was time to change her life trajectory and create a new playbook set on her own terms.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why your immigrant parents’ formula for success may not work for you long-term

  • How silencing and/or muting ourselves in the workplace can lead to eventual physical and mental burnout

  • The value of questioning long-held beliefs about “grind culture” and loyalty to a job 

  • What to do when you hit a major roadblock – like when your graduate degree investment doesn’t yield the career goal you had in mind

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.