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Interning While Black with My Little Cousin

S3:Ep 38

In this episode, I have the opportunity to sit down with my little cousin (he’s 20 now but he will always be my favorite 9-year-old with a bow tie) and talk with him about his summer internship experience with a global investment firm.  It is the classic okie-doke set up for failure.  Let this be a lesson to you.  You can interview well, gain the opportunity, get set up to fail… only to be told that you aren’t good enough.  Don’t believe the hype.  

Freedom by FIRE with Ericka Grant

S3:Ep 37

In this episode, Ericka Grant shares how she amassed a net worth of $1.4 Million using what she has learned from the FIRE Movement. We want all us to be financially free from the corporate plantation.

Are You Ready For The Next Recession?

S3:Ep 36

In this episode, I discuss what we can do now to prepare ourselves for the next recession that President Agent Orange Twitter Fingers is speeding up 280 Characters at a time.

I share:
What steps you need to take to keep your current job. Spoiler: It all starts with your ATTITUDE!
How to evaluate and understand the value your role has to the organization in the context of an economic downturn.
Why you might want to get a new job NOW
How I’m trying to take advantage of the pending recession.

Never Go To HR, Do This Instead!

S3:Ep 34

In this episode, I lay out the pattern of what happens to us when we go to HR and talk about the steps you should take instead of going to HR when you are in a work situation.

For Colored Girls Who Have Questionable Tone When the Email Is Too Much

S3:Ep 34

In this episode, I talk about one of the greatest challenges and banes of our existence as black women in corporate America…. Tone In Email. 

Discrimination At Ford Motor Company Continues, Another Example w/ Walter Bernard

S3:Ep 32

In the past 2 years, Ford Motor Company has settled with an EEOC Harassment Investigation for $10.125 Million and in March was ordered to pay $16.8 Million to an ex-employee for discrimination and retaliation.  Unfortunately, allegations and lawsuits of discrimination are not new for Ford Motor Company.   In fact, if you do a good Google search, these stories of mistreatment are widespread throughout the company.   Even though they have all the policies in place, deep within the roots of the culture at Ford Motor Company is racism and sexism.  One might even say that they can’t help it, Henry Ford was a racist openly admired by Adolf Hitler. 🤷🏿‍♀️

So how do you manage your career while working for companies like Ford Motor Company, who hold on to such an entrenched culture of racism and sexism?

In this episode, ex-Ford employee, Walter Bernard shares his story of broken promises and discrimination thinly veiled as a layoff.  Walter is an attorney, MBA, author, entrepreneur and former NFL football player.  He worked for Ford Motor Company for 7 years until he was laid off this June 2019.

You Have To Manage Your Manager!

S3:Ep 28

In this episode, I explain why you must manage your manager. Unfortunately, this task falls on you.  So today  I lay out why managing your manager is very important, how to determine the type of manager you have, and how to build a positive relationship with your manager, even if you don’t like her.

Mid-Year Check-In: How Are You Tracking On Your Objectives?

S3:Ep 27
In this episode, we talk about what you need to do to set yourself up for success for the rest of the year. 
We are past the halfway point for the year.  How are you tracking?  Are you going to hit your deliverables by the end of the year?  Are you working toward your next promotion?  How is that going?   
Even if the first half hasn’t started out so well or gone as planned.  I have intentionally created 3 points of homework for you to implement this month.  My goal is that you go to work with intention and a plan to thrive!

Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number with Mrs. Adrienne

S3:Ep 26

We have successfully dealt with Sexism, Racism, Classism….  So what’s a little Ageism to US?

In this episode, one of my favorite coaching clients, Mrs. Adrienne, joins me for a conversation on Ageism. In 2018, Mrs. Adrienne found herself impacted by a huge corporate restructuring. She shares her story of being a seasoned professional back in a job market that isn’t the most appreciative of older workers.  You will leave this conversation inspired and limitless. 

Sis, It Might Be Time To Contact The EEOC with Anitra K. Brown, Esq.

S3:Ep 25

As Black Women, we find ourselves in some pretty rough and interesting situations at work. Most times we can use our resourcefulness to turn the situation around.
But what are we supposed to do when we can’t fix it and we find ourselves in a meeting with our manager and HR?
In this episode, we discuss what you need to do to protect yourself from the bad behavior of your coworkers and when it’s time for you to take yourself to the EEOC office and file a complaint.

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