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

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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 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?

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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 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 36: What It’s Like to be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood

Episode 36: What It’s Like to be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood

On Episode 36, Dyana Limon Mercado talks to us about what it’s like to fight for abortion access in Texas and lead a massive nonprofit and movement!

What It’s Like to Be Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Texas, with Dyana Limon Mercado

Born to 16-year old parents in Austin, TX, Dyana never imagined she’d one day be going toe to toe with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton fighting on the front lines of abortion access in Texas, or that she’d become the first Latinx person to win the Travis County Democratic Party Chair race.

On this very special episode, Executive Director and powerful Latina, Dyana Limon-Mercado come on the show to chat about her own personal experiences that fueled her advocacy and passion to make lives better for all women and people of color across the state of Texas.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • How to break into government and public policy work – without a political science degree or connections

  • How to tell your story in a way that’s authentic and moves the needle on social movement advocacy

  • What the day-to-day grind looks like to become an ED for a major nonprofit

  • Why women should run for office – period

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 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.

Episode 33: How to Become a Software Engineer without a CS Degree, with Noel Mendoza

Episode 33: How to Become a Software Engineer without a CS Degree, with Noel Mendoza

On Episode 33, Noel Mendoza breaks down how he went from being a non-Computer Science major and deciding to join Hack Reactor in his late 20’s. Today, he’s a software engineer at Microsoft.

How to Become a Software Engineer without a CS Degree, with Noel Mendoza

Have you ever felt so disengaged in your job that you actually end up becoming a “performance flag”? As Noel was navigating his career in his mid-20’s, jumping from sales job to sales job, he realized he was totally disengaged with his career trajectory.

Have you ever felt so disengaged in your job that you actually end up becoming a “performance flag”? As Noel was navigating his career in his mid-20’s, jumping from sales job to sales job, he realized he was totally disengaged with his career trajectory. It wasn’t until a rude awakening – getting fired – that he realized it was time to commit to something new: becoming a software engineer in tech. On this special episode, Noel walks us through his journey going through a prestigious coding bootcamp to become a software engineering apprentice (and now software engineer!!) at Microsoft, beating out hundreds of candidates.

What you’ll learn from this episode:

  • Why Noel, being first-gen American, chose to go to Georgetown’s School of Foreign Service and do Teach for America in LA

  • How Noel jumped from the teaching and education world into tech sales across startups, including the Honest Company

  • What Noel did when he realized he had lost his sense of career purpose, and even got fired unexpectedly

  • The steps that Noel took when he realized he wanted to break into software engineering through Hack Reactor (called the “Harvard” of coding boot camps)

  • What it’s like to make this move without the CS background or degree 

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.